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Saudi Arabia limits Hajj to 60,000 vaccinated residents, bans foreign pilgrims fearing Covid-19

Saudi Arabia barred foreign pilgrims for the holy pilgrimage Hajj and restricted the maximum attendance to 60,000 residents in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Those wishing to perform the hajj must be free of chronic diseases and be vaccinated” and between the ages of 18 and 65, the ministry said in a statement on Saturday. […]

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Viral picture of Hajj pilgrimage amid novel coronavirus pandemic

The novel coronavirus has impacted tens of thousands of pilgrims who visit the holy city of Hajj each year in Saudi Arabia. Its estimated that close to two and a half million people visit Mecca and Medina annually. However, this year the number has been reduced to a mere 10,000. A viral photograph shows pilgrims maintaining social […]

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Saudi government orders arrest of female rapper from Mecca

Saudi officials have ordered the arrest of a female rapper who appeared in a music video for her song Bint Mecca, or Girl from Mecca, stating that it is offensive to the customs and traditions of the holy city. In the video, a Saudi woman identified as Ayasel Slay raps about her pride in being […]