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

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Opens Prophet’s Mosque In Medina To The Public From May 31

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz approved on Friday opening the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina to the public starting from Sunday, May 31, as part of the government’s plan to ease coronavirus restrictions and re-open the Kingdom. Worshippers will be able to enter the Prophet’s Mosque for group prayers, with … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Opens Prophet’s Mosque In Medina To The Public From May 31

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Enforces 24-Hour Daily Curfew In Mecca, Medina

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi Ministry Of Interior Has Implement a 24 – hour curfew in the cities of Mecca and Medina until further notice to limit the spread of coronavirus, state news agency SPA tweeted. Residents will be allowed to leave their houses for medical care and food supplies in their respective … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Enforces 24-Hour Daily Curfew In Mecca, Medina

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Minister Tells Muslims To Wait On Making Haj Plans: State TV

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi Arabia is urging Muslims to wait before making plans to attend the annual haj pilgrimage until is more clarity about the deadly coronavirus pandemic, the kingdom’s minister for Haj and Umrah said on Tuesday. Some 2.5 million pilgrims usually flock to the holiest sites of Islam in Mecca and … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Minister Tells Muslims To Wait On Making Haj Plans: State TV

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Orders Lockdown in Riyadh, Mecca, Medina

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Residents in Saudi Arabia are banned from entering or exiting Riyadh, Mecca and Medina, as of Thursday, according to new coronavirus prevention measures approved by King Salman bin Abdulazizi. King Salman also approved a measure that bans residents in the Kingdom’s 12 regions from traveling between different areas. In a … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Orders Lockdown in Riyadh, Mecca, Medina

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Suspends Prayers In Arenas Outside Mecca, Medina Holy Mosques

A relatively few number of Muslims pray at the Grand Mosque, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia's Deputy Health Minister Abdel-Fattah Mashat was quoted on the state-linked news site Al-Yaum saying that groups of visitors to Mecca from inside the country would now also … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Suspends Prayers In Arenas Outside Mecca, Medina Holy Mosques

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Suspends Prayer In Mosques, Exempts Holy Makkah And Madinah Sites

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia has decided to suspend congregational prayers across all mosques in the Kingdom, except for the Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Marinah. The decision  announced Tuesday encourages Muslims to pray at home rather than mosques to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.  A statement on SPA said it is allowed religiously … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Suspends Prayer In Mosques, Exempts Holy Makkah And Madinah Sites

TRAVEL ALERT | PIA Allowed To Operate Flights To Saudi Arabia Till 17th

RIYADH – On the request of Pakistan, the authorities in Saudi Arabia have allowed Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to bring back passengers and Umrah pilgrims stranded in Saudi Arabia till March 17. The PIA can send its aircraft to Jeddah and Medina only  for the purpose of bringing back those stranded in Saudi Arabia. A … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | PIA Allowed To Operate Flights To Saudi Arabia Till 17th

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Turkey Quarantines Thousands Of Pilgrims Returning From Saudi Arabia

ISTAMBUL – Thousands of Muslims returning to Turkey from a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia were being taken into quarantine on Sunday due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, Turkish officials said. Television pictures showed buses transporting pilgrims along the highway from Ankara’s airport to the city as part of an operation to place … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Turkey Quarantines Thousands Of Pilgrims Returning From Saudi Arabia

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Reopens Mecca, Medina Holy Sites After Coronavirus Closure

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia reopened two of the most holy religious sites in Islam, Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca and Al-Masjid al Nabawy in Medina, after they were closed for sterilization to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, state TV Al-Ekhbariya reported on Friday. Saudi Arabia closed the sited to foreign pilgrims and traditional tourists … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Arabia Reopens Mecca, Medina Holy Sites After Coronavirus Closure