Bangladeshi pilgrims must provide biometric data for Umrah e-visa

Pilgrims from Bangladesh and four other countries must provide their biometric data, including “fingerprints”, to the Saudi authorities to get Umrah e-visas..The other countries are -- the UK, Tunisia, Kuwait and Malaysia -- Saudi media reported referring to an announcement by the Saudi Mi

Saudia offers new luggage service for hajj passengers

Saudia is offering a new luggage service for its hajj passengers – collecting luggage from their hotel or other accommodation in Makkah and Madinah 24 hours before departure, and delivering it to the correct airport baggage centre – before they arrive.

Saudi Arabia reopens Makkah, Madina holy sites after coronavirus closure

Saudi Arabia has reopened two of the most holy religious sites in Islam, Al-Haram Mosque in Makkah and Al-Masjid al Nabawy in Madina, after they were closed for sterilization to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.

2m Muslims in Makkah for hajj

Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Makkah in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, a religious duty and for some pilgrims the journey of a lifetime.

Saudi grand mufti warns of unfair means to perform Hajj

Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, also the chairman of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, criticises those planning to perform Hajj through unfair means.

Miladunnabi today

The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh), will be observed in the country today with due religious solemnity.

Saudi Arabia hajj disaster death toll at least 2,177

The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,177 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed on Monday.

Hajj stampede: New tally shows 1,399 killed

The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca kills at least 1,399 people during the Hajj pilgrimage, a new tally showed, 630 more than the kingdom's official toll.

Mina stampede: Bangladeshi death toll now 51

At least 51 Bangladeshis are among those killed in the September 24 stampede in Makkah.

September 29, 2015
September 29, 2015

Hajj stampede: Deaths of 26 Bangladeshis confirmed

At least 25 Bangladeshis are among 769 Hajj pilgrims killed in Makkah stampede, Hajj Agencies' Association of Bangladesh (Haab) confirms.

September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015

Train for pilgrims’ Makkah-Madinah journey by 2016

Buses will no longer be used for transporting pilgrims to and fro Makkah and Madinah when the Haramain Highspeed Railway commences operation by December next year.

September 27, 2015
September 27, 2015

11 Bangladeshis among Mina victims: Haab

The foreign ministry confirms the death of three Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims in Thursday’s Mina stampede that left at least 769 killed. Number of missing Bangladeshi pilgrims has yet to be ascertained, it adds.

September 23, 2015
September 23, 2015

2m pilgrims arrive in Mina

Two million Muslims from around the world arrived in the Mina valley outside the holy city of Makkah.

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