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22 July 2016 9:51

  Iran is still ready to dispatch pilgrims to Hajj rituals, Supreme Leader's Representative for Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs Ali Qazi Asgar said on Thursday. He made the remarks in an interview with Pakistani based 'Such TV'. If Saudi Arabia accepts our conditions, we are still ready to dispatch pilgrims to Hajj rituals, the official said. He noted that despite the fact that it...

5 July 2016 7:44

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry said four security officers were killed and five others injured when a suicide bomber detonated his vest outside one of Islam’s holiest sites on Monday evening. Video posted on the internet is purported to show the smoke from the explosion and multiple cars on fire in a parking lot outside the sprawling mosque complex The attack took...

1 July 2016 15:27

  Muslim pilgrims joining this year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia will have to wear an electronic safety bracelet after thousands of them died in a tragic crush last year. According to a report by Saudi Gazette newspaper, the high-tech safety measure will help authorities provide care “and identify people.” The report added that the bracelets store each pilgrim’s personal information, including address and medical records. Wristlets are...

25 June 2016 21:12

  A new opinion poll shows Saudi Arabia has been pursuing political gains by making efforts to block Iranians from this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. In a survey carried out by PressTV, 2353 respondents said Saudi Arabia is using Hajj as a political instrument. The results also showed that 774 people believed that the kingdom is incompetent to host the annual Hajj rituals. According to...

13 June 2016 18:56

  "Saudi Arabia does not deserve to manage Hajj pilgrimages and organize the rituals," highlighted President of Supreme Council of the World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought and the member of Assembly of Expert, Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA). Beckoned to the deadly human crush which took place in Mina, near the Saudi city of...

12 June 2016 10:52

  The head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization says Saudi officials barred Iranians from taking part in 2016 Hajj pilgrimage as they fear more revelations on the scope of a deadly human crush last year. Saeed Ohadi said on Saturday that Riyadh “strangely fear the presence of Iranian pilgrims and disclosures on the Mina disaster with regard to the failure of...

11 June 2016 18:57

  A prominent Lebanese cleric has denounced Saudi Arabia’s mishandling of the Hajj pilgrimage, which led to a deadly crush last year, saying the tragedy cannot pass just as an ordinary accident.  Sheikh Maher Hammoud, the imam of al-Quds Mosque in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon, told Press TV on Friday that his first impression was to avoid exaggeration and consider the incident...

7 June 2016 15:22

  Saudi Arabia says it is still reviewing the deaths of thousands of people nine months after a deadly crush during Hajj near the holy city of Mecca. “We already studied that and we are continuing to study this,” Minister of Hajj Mohammed Bentin said on the sidelines of a press conference in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Tuesday. "God willing, we’ll...

30 May 2016 22:13

  A senior Islamic Republic official has criticized Al Saud over the cancellation of this year’s Hajj pilgrimage for the Iranian nation, saying the Saudi family prevented Iranians from making a "dignified" religious expedition. Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani told reporters on Monday that the Saudi government should learn lessons from the consequences of its wrong policies and stop...

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