Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Al-Ahed Telegram
Pence, King Abdullah Clash over US Recognition of Al-Quds UK Reaffirms Commitment to Palestinian Refugees, Pledges to Fund UNRWA Bahrain Crackdown: Clerics Mistreated as Dozens Detained War on Yemen: New Saudi Massacre Claims at Least Seven Lives in Sa’ada Yemen Crisis: Children Face Worst Diphtheria Outbreak Iranian Army Launches Major Military Drills Yemen Crisis: UN Aid Agency Calls for Nearly $3 Bln in Humanitarian Aid Imam Khamenei: Soft War Based on Lies, Show Faith through Words and in Action Iran Stresses Preserving Syria’s Territorial Integrity Syrian Army Totally Liberates Vital Airbase in Idlib #Yemeni Missile Force Launches a Short-range Ballistic Missile on the #Saudi Najran Force Military Base #Syrian Army, Allies Start Storming the Abo Dhhour Military Airbase #Syrian Army, Allies Advance towards the intersection of Om Joura town near the Abu Dhhour Military Airbase 11 Killed, 46 Injured in #Turkey Bus Crash Sayyed #Nasrallah: #Hezbollah affirms its rejection of the #American arrogance and the #Zionist scheme Sayyed #Nasrallah: There are #Arab regimes that continue to pressure the #Palestinians to accept the little presented to them Sayyed #Nasrallah: One of the major challenges #Iraqi forces are to face is to reject the presence of #US forces Sayyed #Nasrallah to the #Americans: If you want not to return to our region, ask your allies in the region and the world not to support #Daesh Sayyed #Nasrallah: There is no side in #Lebanon that wants to delay or annul the elections Sayyed #Nasrallah: The #Americans under the pretext of #Daesh want to return and stay in #Iraq and the same in #Syria
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Asia-Pacific » Asia-Pacific...

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Iran to Attend This Year’s Hajj Pilgrimage
Local Editor

After an absence of last year, Iranian pilgrims will participate in this year's annual Hajj said Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization after Saudi Arabia agreed to make the necessary arrangements for the pilgrims to participate in the rituals.

Kaaba in Mecca

An agreement had been made between Iran and Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umra on the dispatch of more than 85,000 Iranian pilgrims to Hajj this year, the organization announced in a statement on Friday.

"The ministry of hajj and the Iranian organization have completed all the necessary measures to ensure Iranian pilgrims perform hajj 1438 according to procedures followed by all Muslim countries," the official Saud Press Agency said, referring to this year in the Islamic calendar.

The report said the arrangements were finalized after a meeting took place with an Iranian delegation on February 23.

Iran decided to stop sending pilgrims to Hajj over security concerns after two deadly incidents claimed the lives of more than 470 Iranian pilgrims during the 2015 Hajj rituals.

Days after the deadly human crush, which occurred in September 2015, Saudi Arabia published a death toll of 770 but refused to update it despite gradually surging fatality figures from individual countries whose nationals had been among the victims of the crush.

Iran said about 4,700 people, including over 465 of its nationals, lost their lives in the incident.

Earlier that month, a massive construction crane had collapsed into Mecca's Grand Mosque, killing more than 100 pilgrims, including 11 Iranians, and injuring over 200 others, among them 32 Iranian nationals.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

18-03-2017 | 09:54


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top