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2014-05-21 10:49:53

In this Review, Professor Ziad Memish, Deputy Minister of Health for Public Health in Saudi Arabia and colleagues outline the latest real-time disease surveillance system that was recently piloted to successfully monitor and assess public health risks among the 5 million pilgrims from 184 countries during the Hajj 2012 and Hajj 2013.

2011-08-23 17:58:33

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.