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  1. Saudi Arabia denies Haj direct flights from IsraelRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | Al Bawaba

    The General Authority of Civil Aviation has denied reports that its airports would handle direct flights from Israel this Haj season. GACA Spokesman Khaled Al-Khaibari said there would be no direct flights from Occupied Palestine to Saudi airports carrying Haj pilgrims from the occupied territories.

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  2. Witness Mecca's Dramatic Transformation Over The Past Century In Just 14 PhotosRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2014 | Switched

    ... world's largest clock face at the Abraj Al-Bait Towers overlooks the Grand Mosque and its expansion in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. A Muslim pilgrim prays at the top of Noor Mountain near where the Hiraa cave is located, on the ...

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  3. TH Enlists 260 Saudi Permanent Residents As Ad Hoc StaffRead the original story

    Sep 8, 2014 | Malaysian National News Agency

    From Hafizah Kamaruddin MAKKAH, Sept 8 -- Tabung Haji has enlisted the services of 260 permanent residents of Saudi Arabia on an ad hoc basis in this year's haj pilgrimage. Haj operations director in Makkah, Redhuan Sabarudin said the temporary staff were originally Southeast Asians from Malaysia, Indonesia and Pattani, Thailand.

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  4. Abbas speech at Arab League interrupted, journalists asked to leaveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2014 | Jerusalem Post

    ... over the years. Abbas noted that the first attempt to end the Fatah-Hamas conflict was launched in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. At this point and 30 seconds into his speech, an Arab League official walked up to Abbas and handed him a note that asked him to ...

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  5. Health Is Top Priority When Pilgrims Perform Haj - THRead the original story

    Sep 6, 2014 | Malaysian National News Agency

    From Hafizah Kamaruddin MAKKAH, Sept 7 -- Tabung Haji's top most priority and concern when Haj pilgrims arrive here is their health, said its Operations Director in Makkah, Redhuan Sabaruddin. Redhuan said it was important to ensure Haj pilgrims were in good health when they arrived from Malaysia, so that they can perform the Haj without any hindrance, especially the 'Wukuf' in Arafah on which is expected to fall on Oct 3. "Pilgrims must ensure they performed their prayers at Masjidilharam to their best ability because the main focus is to carry out the Haj and for that, health plays an important role," Redhuan who is also the Haj Consul in Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah, told Malaysian reporters, here Saturday.

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  6. DOH readies hospitals vs Mers-Cov, EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2014 | Sun-Star

    ... r 24 hours daily for the whole month of October in time for the arrival of more than 2,000 pilgrims from Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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  7. 9 operators allowed to take 1,200 Haj pilgrims from QatarRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2014 | The Peninsula

    DOHA: Only nine of the 30 licensed Haj operators are in business this year as the Saudi authorities have slashed Qatar's quota of pilgrims to 1,200. Haj quotas have been reduced for all countries around the world as hectic development work is going on in the holy Haram area so the usual number of pilgrims cannot be accommodated.

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  8. Intending pilgrim slumps, dies in OgunRead the original story

    Sep 5, 2014 | In-depth Africa

    An intending pilgrim, Mrs. Silifat Ajinni, slumped and died on Thursday, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, during a seminar for those travelling to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, for the forthcoming hajj. The seminar was organised by the state's Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board, to sensitize intending pilgrims on the 2014 Hajj exercise.

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  9. Saudi authority denies plans to destroy Prophet's tombRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2014 | Trend

    The General Presidency of the Two Holy mosques has denied reports of plans to destroy the tomb of the Prophet Mohammed in Madinah, Al-Jazirah newspaper reported Thursday. On Monday, Britain's The Independent newspaper reported that the tomb of the Prophet Mohammed in the holy city could be "destroyed" and the prophet's remains removed to an anonymous grave.

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  10. 6,570 Moro pilgrims leave for Mecca amid deadly MERS-CoV, Ebola threatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | Manila Bulletin

    There is no stopping pilgrims, including over 6,570 Filipinos, from performing the obligatory hajj-the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia-this year. Not even the threats of the deadly Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus and the deadlier Ebola virus now spreading in some African countries.

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  11. Tabung Haji Enhances Haj ServicesRead the original story

    Sep 4, 2014 | Malaysian National News Agency

    From Hafizah Kamaruddin MAKKAH, Sept 5 -- Lembaga Tabung Haji has enhanced its relevance by introducing new services for the haj pilgrims under its responsibility. Haj 1435 Malaysian Batch leader Datuk Syed Saleh Syed Abdul Rahman said TH had also expanded its 'city check-in' service to Makkah.

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  12. Malaysian-Trained Makkah Metro's Saudi Arabian Employees Will Take Over Operation Next YearRead the original story

    Sep 4, 2014 | Malaysian National News Agency

    From Hafizah Kamaruddin MAKKAH, Sept 4 -- Next year, Saudi Arabian employees of the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro are set to take charge of the modern electric train service for haj pilgrims here in stages. Trained in Malaysian work ethics emphasising on the importance of discipline and security, the Saudi Arabian personnel will take the bull by the horns when handling the southern line of the metro line, better known as the Makkah Metro.

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  13. HDC To Penetrate GCC Market Through Saudi ArabiaRead the original story

    Sep 4, 2014 | Malaysian National News Agency

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 -- The Halal Industry Development Corp aims to expand halal export products to the Gulf Cooperation Council from below RM2 billion now to RM10 billion soon, said chief executive officer, Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin. He said the corporation was confident of achieving its target through the penetration into Saudi Arabia, which played an important role among the GCC countries, with a population of 500 million.

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  14. Pos Malaysia Aims To Manage 200,000kg Of Haj Pilgrims Baggage This YearRead the original story

    Sep 3, 2014 | Malaysian National News Agency

    By Noor Soraya Mohd Jamal KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 -- Pos Malaysia Bhd targets to manage 200,000 kilogrammes of Malaysian pilgrims' baggage during the haj season this year. Poslaju chief operating officer Ahmad Najmi Mahfodz said the service started from August 27 and would be available until November 7. He said besides baggage, Pos Malaysia also managed the delivery of some 15,000 bottles of zam zam water every year.

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  15. A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... out ambitious expansion plans that include targets such as Baghdad, Damascus and Islam's holiest city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Islamic State group controls oil fields, power plants, dams and factories in Iraq and Syria. Charles Lister, an analyst ...

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  16. How To Improve Educational Opportunities For Saudi WomenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | Forbes.com

    Mr. Abdel-Raheem is a contributor to the Jerusalem Post, and a former lecturer at Al-Lith College for Girls in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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  17. Tabung Haji Hires 2,422 Individuals For Haj Badal On Behalf Of Deceased, InvalidsRead the original story

    Sep 2, 2014 | Malaysian National News Agency

    From Hafizah Kamaruddin MAKKAH, Sept 3 -- Tabung Haji has hired 2,422 individuals to perform the Haj on behalf of the deceased or those who are chronically ill or handicapped for this year's Haj season.

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  18. Is the Islamic State a threat to the West?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2014 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... out ambitious expansion plans that include targets such as Baghdad, Damascus and Islam's holiest city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Charles Lister, an analyst who closely tracks jihadist groups at the Brookings Doha Centre in Qatar, estimates the group is ...

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  19. Saudi embassy denies visa to thousands of Haj pilgrimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2014 | The Times of India

    ... Travels. Masjid al-Haram, the largest and oldest mosque surrounding Islam's holiest place the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (Getty Images) City garment trader Iqbal Shekhani, along with four members of his family, is scheduled to travel on September ...

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  20. ISISRead the original story

    Sep 2, 2014 | WTOP-FM Washington

    ... out ambitious expansion plans that include targets such as Baghdad, Damascus and Islam's holiest city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Islamic State group controls oil fields, power plants, dams and factories in Iraq and Syria. Charles Lister, an analyst ...

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