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Saudi Arabia bars foreigners from hajj due to COVID, allows only 60,000 pilgrims from kingdom
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Saudi Arabia bars foreigners from hajj due to COVID, allows only 60,000 pilgrims from kingdom

Saudi Arabia said this year's hajj, which will begin in mid-July, will also be limited to those ages 18 to 65, and vaccination is compulsory

Scaled-down Hajj begins with social distancing measures; pilgrims tested for COVID-19, given special attire
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Scaled-down Hajj begins with social distancing measures; pilgrims tested for COVID-19, given special attire

The 1,000 pilgrims selected for Hajj this year were seen standing apart and moving in small groups of 20

Mandatory masks and social distancing: Saudi Arabia's hajj health measures for domestic pilgrims
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Mandatory masks and social distancing: Saudi Arabia's hajj health measures for domestic pilgrims

Saudi Arabia in June decided to limit the number of domestic pilgrims attending the hajj to 1,000 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Saudi Arabia says this year's hajj will not be cancelled, 'very limited' number of people allowed to perform pilgrimage
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Saudi Arabia says this year's hajj will not be cancelled, 'very limited' number of people allowed to perform pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia said Monday that this year's hajj will not be cancelled, but that due to the coronavirus only 'very limited numbers' of people will be allowed to perform the major Muslim pilgrimage.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Saudi Arabia urges Muslims to hold off on making Hajj plans; country has reported over 1,500 cases
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Saudi Arabia urges Muslims to hold off on making Hajj plans; country has reported over 1,500 cases

In February, the Kingdom took the extraordinary decision to close off the holy cities of Mecca and Medina to foreigners over the coronavirus outbreak

Saudi Arabia bans travel to Muslim holy site Mecca amid coronavirus fear; no time frame indicated for resumption of pilgrimage
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Saudi Arabia bans travel to Muslim holy site Mecca amid coronavirus fear; no time frame indicated for resumption of pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia has banned citizens and residents from performing the Muslim pilgrimage in Mecca over fears about new virus

Applications for next year's Hajj will be accepted online from 10 October, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
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Applications for next year's Hajj will be accepted online from 10 October, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said this after chairing a review meeting organised on the completion of Hajj 2019 where he took stock of the preparations for next year's pilgrimage

Norway mosque shooting: Police take into custody suspect in firing on Al-Noor Islamic Centre
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Norway mosque shooting: Police take into custody suspect in firing on Al-Noor Islamic Centre

A gunman armed with multiple weapons opened fire in a mosque near Oslo on Saturday

First batch of Hajj pilgrims from Srinagar leaves for Saudi Arabia; around 11,700 men and women to undertake Mecca pilgrimage this year
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First batch of Hajj pilgrims from Srinagar leaves for Saudi Arabia; around 11,700 men and women to undertake Mecca pilgrimage this year

The first batch of 11,000 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir left for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Thursday to perform this year's Hajj pilgrimage. The passengers will first go to Delhi and afterwards will board the direct flight to Jeddah. The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the holiest city for Muslims.

Kashmir clerics, taken briefly into custody by cops over 'anti-India' sermons, decry interference in religious affairs
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Kashmir clerics, taken briefly into custody by cops over 'anti-India' sermons, decry interference in religious affairs

Masrat Ahnad, Station House Officer (SHO), Pulwama Police Station, said he can’t comment on why the passport was denied to Bashir Ahmad Azim.

IIT Madras scientists develop algorithm that helps avoid stampedes in crowded areas
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IIT Madras scientists develop algorithm that helps avoid stampedes in crowded areas

Using a computer simulation, researchers can intelligently plan where to place police personnel.

To Mecca: Millions of Hajj pilgrims make annual journey to the holy city
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To Mecca: Millions of Hajj pilgrims make annual journey to the holy city

It is believed that every able-bodied Muslim who has the means should perform the Hajj at least once in their lifetime under a quota system

Over 2 million Muslims from all over the world begin annual hajj pilgrimage on Sunday
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Over 2 million Muslims from all over the world begin annual hajj pilgrimage on Sunday

Over 2 million Muslims from Saudi Arabia and other parts of the world began their annual hajj pilgrimage on Sunday

Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of blocking Hajj access to its residents amid diplomatic row; Riyadh denies claim
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Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of blocking Hajj access to its residents amid diplomatic row; Riyadh denies claim

Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been locked in a political feud for more than a year, but Riyadh made an exception for its boycott for the Hajj pilgrimage.

Canada Hajj pilgrims, Saudi students face uncertainty due to diplomatic row; Ottawa's allies remain silent
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Canada Hajj pilgrims, Saudi students face uncertainty due to diplomatic row; Ottawa's allies remain silent

Riyadh abruptly severed diplomatic and trade ties earlier in August in response to Canada's demand the release of civil society activists in the kingdom.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says 'disease of appeasement' harmed minorities, lauds Narendra Modi govt for ensuring empowerment
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Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says 'disease of appeasement' harmed minorities, lauds Narendra Modi govt for ensuring empowerment

Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday alleged that the "disease of appeasement" has severely affected empowerment of minorities and they were "exploited" by "so-called political champions of secularism" for the last several decades.

US accuses Iran of supplying missile to Yemen rebels that was fired into Saudi Arabia
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US accuses Iran of supplying missile to Yemen rebels that was fired into Saudi Arabia

The United States accused Iran of supplying a missile to Yemeni rebels that was fired into Saudi Arabia in July and called for an international response.

Privatisation of Air India will have 'serious consequences' on Hajj air operations, says govt panel
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Privatisation of Air India will have 'serious consequences' on Hajj air operations, says govt panel

A Centre-appointed committee has said privatisation of Air India will have serious consequences on Hajj operations and suggested the minority affairs and civil aviation ministries prepare their response in case the proposed disinvestment goes through.

Centre to unveil new Hajj policy this week, Mumbai-Jeddah sea route to be revived
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Centre to unveil new Hajj policy this week, Mumbai-Jeddah sea route to be revived

The Centre is expected to come out with a new Hajj Yatra policy this week aiming to ensure a smooth pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, government sources have said.

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Saudi Arabian team to visit Tehran for first time after severed ties
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Gulf diplomatic crisis: Saudi Arabian team to visit Tehran for first time after severed ties

A Saudi Arabian delegation will visit Iran for the first time after Riyadh severed ties with Tehran last year, Iran's foreign ministry confirmed on Sunday.