The government of Saudi Arabia lifts restrictions on issuing Umrah visas to Bangladeshi pilgrims.
Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal rejects idea of sharing administration of Hajj with other Muslim nations, saying Riyadh considers it "a matter of sovereignty" and a "privilege."
The number of Bangladeshis killed in the Mina stampede during Hajj last month rises to 68, the Hajj mission in Saudi Arabia confirms.
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.
The death toll of Bangladeshi pilgrims from the Mina stampede has risen to 63, says Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh President Mohammad Ibrahim Bahar.
Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir says they are handling the aftermath of the Mina stampede in the most decisive and transparent manner in order to avoid such incidents in future.
Iran says number of its citizens who died in the Hajj stampeded in Saudi Arabia last week reaches 464 - nearly double the previous toll.
The first Hajj return flight of national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines lands – delayed by nearly 11 hours for was said “technical glitch”.
Saudi Arabia deploys large numbers of security reinforcements as pilgrims performed the final rituals of a hajj marred by double tragedy, with the death toll from a stampede rising to 769.