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Health requirements this year (2010) for performers of Umrah and Hajj

Riyadh, Shawwal 26, 1431 Oct 5, 2010 SPA The Ministry of Health has issued health requirements for performers of Umrah and Hajj this year (1431H) and informed the concerned authorities to circulate these prerequisites to Saudi Embassies and missions abroad, which should abide by all these requirements for issuance of

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Makkah and Madinah declared malaria-free cities

By SAEED AL KHOTANI | ARAB NEWS Published: Nov  17, 2010 00:08                Updated: Nov  17, 2010 00:08 MINA: Makkah and Madinah are malaria-free cites, said Assistant Deputy Health Minister for Preventive Medicine Ziad Maimish at a press conference on Tuesday. He announced that the cases of malaria infections found among

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British Muslims Fall Victim To Hajj Fraud

British Muslims Fall Victim To Hajj Fraud British Muslims have been warned of a rise in bogus travel agents ripping off devotees making the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Thousands of pilgrims who have booked to fly to Saudi Arabia this weekend are expected to find themselves with nowhere to

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Hajj pilgrimage to start on Nov 14; Eid Al Adha on Nov 16

The hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, the largest annual gathering in the world, will start on November 14, Saudi authorities reported on Saturday following the sighting of the crescent moon. The official SPA news agency reported that official astronomers had confirmed the dates, which will mean the the Eid al Adha

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Muslims flood into Saudi as hajj nears

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Less than two weeks before the world’s largest annual gathering, 1.5 million Muslims from around the world have flooded into the holy cities of Mecca and Medina for the hajj pilgrimage. Coming by sea from east Africa, by land from the Gulf but mainly by air,

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