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15 August 2017 17:34

  At least 31 people have lost their lives in one day during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Monday that 31 pilgrims, all foreign nationals, had died on Sunday, without elaborating on the cause of their death The report said more than 620,000 pilgrims had thus far traveled to Saudi Arabia to perform the...

31 July 2017 17:22

  Iran’s Culture Minister Reza Salehi Amiri says visas have been issued for members of an Iranian diplomatic delegation to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj rituals after Tehran boycotted the pilgrimage last year amid tensions with Riyadh. There is no problem for members of the Foreign Ministry’s delegation to be stationed in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, Salehi Amiri told IRNA on...

30 July 2017 18:24

  Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Sayyed Imam Ali Khamenei says Muslims should use the Hajj rituals this year to take a united stance against Israeli efforts to control the al-Aqsa Mosque. Tensions are still high at Islam's third holiest site in Jerusalem al-Quds where Israel deployed troops last week to restrict access to Palestinian worshipers but had to retreat amid fears that the standoff could turn to a...

30 July 2017 15:30

  Iran flies a first group of its pilgrims for Hajj in Saudi Arabia since the kingdom ruptured diplomatic ties with the Islamic Republic and withheld cooperation towards enabling Iranians to partake in the rituals. The Iranians departed from the southern port city of Bandar Abbas for the holy city of Medina early Sunday, said Seyyed Ali Qazi-Askar, the representative of Leader of the...

30 July 2017 15:21

  Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Muslims should use the Hajj rituals this year to take a united stance against Israeli efforts to control the al-Aqsa Mosque. Tensions are still high at Islam's third holiest site in Jerusalem al-Quds where Israel deployed troops last week to restrict access to Palestinian worshipers but had to retreat amid fears that the standoff could turn to a large-scale revolt. "The Zionists have...

25 July 2017 16:41

  An Iranian official dismissed reports raising public concern about participation of Iranian pilgrims in this year’s Hajj, saying required preparations are being made and the first group of pilgrims will fly to Saudi Arabia on July 31. (tasnim) -- Most of the required preparations have been made and Iranian pilgrims can travel to Saudi Arabia from July 31, Seyed Ali Qazi-Askar,...

6 July 2017 18:21

  Iran’s culture minister says Saudi Arabia has provided “written assurances” that it will meet all of Tehran’s conditions with regard to ensuring security for Iranian pilgrims in the upcoming Hajj ceremony. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the cabinet meeting on Thursday, Reza Salehi Amiri underlined Tehran’s resolve to maintain the “dignity” of Iranian Hajj pilgrims, the Iran newspaper reported. “For this aim,...

3 July 2017 15:04

  Iran’s senior MP Boroujerdi said Mon. that Iran has deep concerns over the safety of Iranian pilgrims during the upcoming Hajj following the recent political changes in Saudi Arabia. Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi told Mehr News correspondent that the new political changes in Saudi Arabia, namely the controversial appointment of Mohammad bin Salman...

31 May 2017 10:29

  The representative of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Hajj and pilgrimage affairs said the motto of this year’s Hajj for Iranian pilgrims has been selected. Hujjat al-Islam Seyed Ali Qazi-Askar said the motto is "Hajj, Spirituality, National Power and Islamic Solidarity.” Noting that spirituality is a major keyword in the motto, the senior cleric stressed that pilgrims should make the...

27 January 2017 13:23

A Saudi court has decided to drop a case it opened a few months ago to prosecute those responsible for the 2015 deadly crane crash in the holy city of Mecca. The Mecca Criminal Court said on Thursday that it had no jurisdiction to rule on the case. According to reports, 14 defendants had gone on trial over accusations of negligence, ignoring...

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