Saudi Arabia Calls On Muslims To Sight Dhu Al – Hijjah Crescent Moon

PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has called on all Muslims in the Kingdom to sight the Dhu al – Hijjah crescent moon on Wednesday evening, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday. The sighting of the moon marks the beginning of the Dhu Al – Hijjah Islamic month in which the Hajj … More Saudi Arabia Calls On Muslims To Sight Dhu Al – Hijjah Crescent Moon

Saudi Arabia Bars Foreign Travellers From Haj Over COVID – 19

Saudi Arabia has restricted the annual Haj pilgrimage to its own citizens and residents for the second year running in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the state Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Saturday. Only people aged between 18 and 65 who have been vaccinated or immunised against the virus, and are free of chronic … More Saudi Arabia Bars Foreign Travellers From Haj Over COVID – 19

Saudi Arabia Says COVID -19 Vaccination Required For 2021 Haj

Saudi Arabia’s health ministry has ruled that only people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to attend the Haj this year, Saudi Newspaper Okaz on Monday. ‘The COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory for those willing to come to the haj and will be one of main conditions (for receiving a permit to come)’, … More Saudi Arabia Says COVID -19 Vaccination Required For 2021 Haj

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says Hajj Pilgrimage To Start July 29

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – This year’s Hajj which has been scaled back dramatically to include only around 1,000 pilgrims due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, will begin on July 29, authorities said Monday. Some 2.5 million people from all over the world usually participate in the ritual that takes place over several days, centered … More NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says Hajj Pilgrimage To Start July 29

ECONOMY | Gulf Economies Seen Shrinking Sharply In 2020, To Pick Up In 2021: Reuters Poll

DUBAI – Economic activity in the Gulf will contract sharply this year before recovering in 2021, hit by the double shock of the coronavirus pandemic and an oil price crash, a quarterly Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. Analysts in the July 7-20 poll see a deep economic contraction in the hydrocarbon – producing region this … More ECONOMY | Gulf Economies Seen Shrinking Sharply In 2020, To Pick Up In 2021: Reuters Poll

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Announces Haj Health Measures For Domestic Pilgrims

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia announced health protocols to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in the 2020 Haj Season, banning gatherings and meetings between pilgrims, the state news agency said on Monday. Saudi Arabia decided in June to limit the number of domestic pilgrims attending the Haj to around 1,000 to … More NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Announces Haj Health Measures For Domestic Pilgrims

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Announces Hajj Protocols, Measures For Pilgrims

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia will enforce several health measures and protocols for Muslims who will be performing the upcoming Hajj Pilgrimage in an effort to prevent the deadly coronavirus from spreading, the Kingdom’s Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq al – Rabiah said on Tuesday. The Hajj pilgrimage, which is one of the … More NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Announces Hajj Protocols, Measures For Pilgrims

NEWS ALERT | UAE Lauds Saudi Decision On This Year’s HAJ

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The UAE Hajj Affairs Office, HAO, announced today that it will not participate in the 1441 H/2020 AD Haj season, following Saudi Arabia’s decision, whereby, a very limited number of pilgrims who already reside in Saudi Arabia, would be able to perform it. HAO’s made the announcement after consulting and … More NEWS ALERT | UAE Lauds Saudi Decision On This Year’s HAJ

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia To Hold ‘Very Limited’ Hajj Due To Virus

RIYAHD | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that because of the coronavirus only ‘very limited numbers’ of people will be allowed to perform the annual Hajj Pilgrimage that traditionally draws around 2 million people from around the world. The kingdom’s Ministry of Hajj only people of various nationalities already residing in the country … More NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia To Hold ‘Very Limited’ Hajj Due To Virus