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HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Makkah Region, and Chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, addresses a press conference on Hajj in Mina August 13, 2019 photo

Saudi Arabia Announces Final Numbers as This Year’s Muslim Major Pilgrimage draws to a Close

Saudi Arabia Announces Final Numbers as This Year’s Muslim Major Pilgrimage draws to a Close

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, announced official Hajj numbers and statistics, confirming nearly 2.5 million as the final tally of pilgrims who performed the major Islamic pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah this year. International and domestic pilgrims who travelled to Makkah for Hajj, according to the Centre for International Communication, CIC, performed

Hajj stampede

HAJJ Stampede: 54 Nigerians Confirmed Dead

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has confirmed that 54 Nigerians died during last Thursday’s Hajj stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia. This was disclosed by Alhaji Abdullahi Mukhtar, Chairman, NAHCON on Monday at a news conference in Makkah. Mukhtar stated that 61 other Nigerian pilgrims sustained injuries during the incident.   According to Mukhatar,

Saudi Recalls Ambassador To Sweden

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Sweden amidst a row over military ties, Sweden officials say. “We were informed yesterday [Tuesday] that Saudi Arabia had called back its ambassador,” said Swedish foreign ministry spokeswoman Veronica Nordlund. Earlier this week, Sweden said it plans to end a long-standing defense co-operation deal between the two countries.

New Saudi King Seeks Unity Among Arab, Islamic Nations

King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, the new Saudi Arabia monarch has pledged to continue the policies of his predecessors and called for unity among Arab and Islamic nations at this time of regional unrest. “The Arab and the Islamic nations are in dire need of solidarity and cohesion,” the 79 -year-old King said in

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