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Muslim pilgrims stream out of Mecca for hajj high point
The crowds, capped at one million including 850,000 from abroad chosen by lottery, are the biggest at the hajj since 2019
Saudi welcomes 1 million for biggest hajj pilgrimage since pandemic
One million people, including 850,000 from abroad, are allowed at this year's hajj after two years of drastically curtailed numbers
Saudi Arabia adopts online registration for hajj to combat scams
The new system was put in place as the kingdom prepares to welcome 850,000 Muslims from abroad for the annual hajj
Saudi Arabia to allow one million hajj pilgrims this year
Usually one of the world's largest religious gatherings, about 2.5 million people took part in 2019
For the first time, Saudi women stand guard in Mecca during...
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has pushed through social and economic reforms as part of plans to modernize the Muslim kingdom
For second year, Saudi Arabia bars foreign travelers from Haj due...
Only people aged between 18 and 65 who have been vaccinated or immunized against the virus can take part in the pilgrimage
Indonesia cancels hajj pilgrimage over coronavirus concerns
The quota for Indonesian pilgrims this year was 221,000, with more than 90 percent already registered to go