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Hajj and Umrah visas now electronic

All visas from the Saudi embassy will now be in an electronic format. This was the decision announced at a meeting between role players in the haj and umrah industry, airlines and the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Royal Saudi Embassy in Pretoria today. In a statement, the[…]

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SA Quran Competition goes ahead, despite Saudi pullout

In light of growing confusion about the South African National Qur’an Councils (SANQC) 11th Regional Qur’an competition, organisers have confirmed that the competition will take place as planned. While the competition was for the past two years hosted at the Nizamiye Masjid in Midrand with the full cooperation of the[…]

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Protests as Saudi Arabia executes 47

Iranian protesters have broken into the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran after Riyadh announced the execution of Shia religious leader Nimr al-Nimr, one of 47 men killed on terrorism charges. The Saudi interior ministry announced the executions on Saturday, listing the names of the 47 killed, all of whom had[…]

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