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Civil Defense ready for peak Ramadan crowds

MAKKAH: Lt. Gen. Saad bin Abdullah Al-Tuwaijri, director general of Civil Defense, said Wednesday that his department was fully prepared to deal with the large crowd of worshippers in the last 10 days of Ramadan at the holy mosques of Makkah and Madinah. “We have increased the number of officers

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Makkawis on a mission to serve pilgrims

MAKKAH: Every year many Makkah residents embark on a mission to provide iftar meals to help pilgrims break their fast around the Grand Mosque. The locals inherited this tradition from their parents and grandparents. Haydar Amoun, a 56-year-old Makkah resident, said every Ramadan he gathers his sons and grandsons to

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