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2011-08-23 17:58:33

Saudi Ministry of Health issues the entry visa requirements and recommendations for the Hajj and Umra season in 2011 Elsevier, the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that the Saudi Ministry of Health has published its 2011 health conditions for travelers to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). The publication, published in the August Issue of Journal of Infection and Public Health...

2011-08-23 04:21:00

AMMAN, Jordan, August 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Saudi Ministry of Health issues the entry visa requirements and recommendations for the Hajj and Umra season in 2011 Elsevier, the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that the Saudi Ministry of Health has published its 2011 health conditions for travelers to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj). The publication, published in...

2006-01-13 12:19:18

By Heba Kandil MECCA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia blamed unruly pilgrims on Friday for the crush that killed 362 people during the haj, but many Muslims said better security could have averted the worst disaster to befall the rite in 16 years. The pilgrims were crushed on the last day of the haj at the disaster-prone Jamarat Bridge in Mena, a narrow valley near the holy city of Mecca, as they jostled to perform a stoning ritual in the early afternoon. The legitimacy of...

2006-01-13 07:48:18

By Heba Kandil MECCA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Huge crowds and religious fervor set the stage for frequent disaster in the haj, a sacred ritual performed each year by 2.5 million Muslim pilgrims who throng to Mecca. Six times in the last decade the haj has been marred by stampedes or fire. In the latest tragedy, at least 345 people were crushed to death on Thursday at the site of several previous incidents. Saudi officials say the kingdom, custodian of Islam's holiest sites in...

2006-01-13 06:18:59

By Heba Kandil MECCA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia blamed unruly pilgrims on Friday for the crush that killed at least 345 people in the haj, but many Muslims said better security could have averted the worst disaster to befall the rite in 16 years. The pilgrims were crushed on the last day of the haj at the disaster-prone Jamarat Bridge in Mena, a narrow valley near the holy city of Mecca, as they jostled to perform a stoning ritual in the early afternoon. The legitimacy...

2006-01-12 14:43:51

By Heba Kandil MENA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - At least 345 Muslim pilgrims were crushed to death on Thursday during a stoning ritual on the last day of the haj, the worst tragedy to beset the sacred ritual in more than a decade. "So far, the number of confirmed deaths is 345 and the number of injured in hospital is 289," Health Minister Hamad bin Abdullah al-Manei told Saudi state television, adding that many had been discharged. The pilgrims were crushed at the eastern entrance of...

2006-01-12 12:02:50

By Heba Kandil MENA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - At least 345 Muslim pilgrims were crushed to death on Thursday during a stoning ritual on the last day of the haj, the worst tragedy to beset the sacred ritual in more than a decade. "So far, the number of confirmed deaths is 345 and the number of injured in hospital is 289," Health Minister Hamad bin Abdullah al-Manei told Saudi state television, adding that many had been discharged. The pilgrims were crushed at the eastern entrance of...

2006-01-12 11:30:20

MENA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The death toll in Thursday's haj pilgrimage crush has risen to 345, with 289 pilgrims injured, the kingdom's health minister said. "So far, the number of confirmed death is 345 and the number of injured in hospital is 289," Health Minister Hamad bin Abdullah al-Manei told Saudi state television. The pilgrims were crushed to death during a stoning ritual on the last day of the haj

2006-01-12 11:16:41

MENA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The death toll in Thursday's haj pilgrimage crush has risen to 345, with 289 pilgrims injured, the kingdom's health minister said. "So far, the number of confirmed death is 345 and the number of injured in hospital is 289," Health Minister Hamad bin Abdullah al-Manei told Saudi state television. The pilgrims were crushed to death during a stoning ritual on the last day of the haj

2006-01-12 10:57:41

MENA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - The death toll in the Muslim pilgrimage disaster on Thursday has risen to 345, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said, quoting the kingdom's interior ministry. The Saudi Interior Ministry had said earlier that the deaths occurred in a crush at the eastern entrance of Mena's Jamarat Bridge near Mecca after pilgrims jostled together to perform the stoning ritual between noon and sunset.