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Saudi Arabia expels six Iranian reporters from Hajj coverage

Saudi officials briefly detained and expelled six Iranian reporters and documentary filmmakers affiliated with the state TV who were filming in the Prophet's Mosque in the Saudi city of Medina.

First batch of Iranian hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia after decade of hiatus

A group of hajj pilgrims departed on Monday from the Iranian capital Tehran for the Saudi city of Mecca for Umrah (lesser) hajj pilgrimage after a ten-year interval.

Oldest Iranian Hajj pilgrim dies of heart attack after rituals in Mina, Saudi Arabia

The oldest Iranian Hajj pilgrim dies of a heart attack after concluding the religious rituals in Saudi Arabia.

Iran Leader says Hajj rituals can thwart plots of arrogant powers, Zionists against humanity

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has stressed the annual Hajj rituals can foil all the plots of the arrogant powers and the Zionists against humanity.

‘Largest Hajj pilgrimage in history’ begins in Saudi Arabia, 2.5 million in attendance

The pilgrimage of Hajj has begun as crowds of Muslims donning white robes circle the Kaaba, the cubed structure at the epicentre of Islam’s holiest site, their prayers ringing through the air. The number of pilgrims this year is expected to break records at more than 2.5 million.

Israel says direct flights to Saudi Arabia for Hajj won’t happen now

Israel has announced that hoped-for direct Hajj flights to Saudi Arabia would not happen this year, playing down any prospects of an imminent U.S.-mediated normalisation of relations with the kingdom.

Hajj pilgrims leave Yemen for Saudi Arabia in first direct flight since 2016

The first commercial flight from Yemen's capital Sana'a to Saudi Arabia since 2016 took off carrying Hajj pilgrims on Saturday, in the latest sign of easing tensions after years of war.

Iran sends 1st batch of Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

Iran sends a first batch of pilgrims from 10 provinces to Saudi Arabia for the 2023 Hajj rituals in the holy city of Makkah.

Saudi Arabia lifts Covid-related restrictions on Hajj pilgrims quota

There will be no limit on the number of pilgrims who can attend the Hajj in 2023, Saudi Arabia has announced, following three years of restrictions on the pilgrimage due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

3 Iranian Hajj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Three Iranian hajj pilgrims have died while performing the major Hajj rituals in Saudi Arabia.

Iranian Hajj pilgrims slam normalization of ties with Israel by some Arab states

Iranian Hajj pilgrims have condemned some Arab governments for normalizing ties with the Zionist regime during the “denunciation of the polytheists” ritual in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Iran’s Leader calls for Muslim unity in Hajj message

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in his annual message to Hajj pilgrims, has called on Muslims across the world to forge unity as a symbol of the spiritual pilgrimage.

Over 30,000 Iranian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

Iran’s Hajj headquarters in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, says 30,776 Iranian pilgrims have so far arrived in the country for the major annual pilgrimage.

Saudi Arabia bars Yemenis from Hajj pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia has drawn harsh criticism for depriving pilgrims from neighboring Yemen of embarking on the Hajj pilgrimage for the eighth consecutive year.

Saudi Arabia refuses to accept pilgrims inoculated with Iranian Covid vaccines

Saudi Arabia is sticking to its guns about the rejection of Hajj pilgrims from Iran who got inoculated with Iranian-made Covid vaccines.

Iranian pilgrims start travelling to Saudi Arabia for Hajj

The first group of Iranian Hajj pilgrims has headed to Saudi Arabia to perform the Islamic rituals.

Iran to send consular delegation to Saudi Arabia during Hajj pilgrimage

The Iranian foreign ministry will reportedly send a delegation to the upcoming Hajj pilgrimage this year as part of its mission to protect Iranian nationals and their rights across the world.

Iran to resume Hajj flights, following two years of suspension

Iran Air will begin Hajj flights on June 12 to take Iranian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia after a two-year hiatus, an official with the airline announced.

Official: About 40,000 Iranians can perform Hajj this year

Iran’s Government Spokesman Ali Bahadori Jahromi says about 40,000 Iranians can take part in this year’s annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Saudi Arabia increases Hajj quota to 1mn pilgrims in 2022

Saudi Arabia has announced it will allow one million people – from both inside and outside the kingdom – to perform the Hajj this year compared with only a few thousand local pilgrims over the past two years.

US Presence in Region Causing Insecurity, Devastation: Iran Leader

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution says the Presence of the US in the West Asia region is detrimental to the regional nations.

Iran Officially Declares Cancellation of This Year’s Hajj Pilgrimage

The Iranian Leader’s Hajj Office and the country's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization have issued a joint statement following Saudi Arabia’s cancellation of Hajj pilgrimage for pilgrims of all countries, including Iran.

Saudi Arabia Dragging Feet on Hajj Issue: Iran

Iran has expressed its objection over Saudi Arabia’s “contradictory” behaviour and “foot-dragging” with regards to the Hajj issue.

Muslim People Perform Annual Hajj Pilgrimage in Millions

Millions of Muslims began the annual hajj Pilgrimage one of the world's largest religious gatherings, on Friday.

Hajj Great Opportunity to Combat ‘Deal of Century’: Iran Leader

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on Muslim people around the world, especially the Hajj pilgrims, to counter “Deal of the Century”, the US’ initiative for the Middle East.

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