First batch of Egyptian pilgrims leave for Saudi Arabia

Sat, 10 Jun 2023 - 04:14 GMT

The pilgrims expressed their thanks and appreciation for what the Ministry of Interior is doing to provide all aspects of care and attention during their departure to perform the rituals of Hajj [pilgrimage], according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior.

2 Egyptians killed in bus accident in Saudi Mecca; others injured

Fri, 07 Apr 2023 - 11:25 GMT

Preliminary information shows that three were killed including two Egyptians and 40 people were injured in a bus accident that took place in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Conference of Muslim Scholars kicked off in Africa for the first time

Mon, 12 Dec 2022 - 07:34 GMT

For the first time in the history of Africa, senior muftis, Ulamas and ministers of religious affairs in African countries met.

Memory of the day: United Nations holds its first General Assembly in London in 1946

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 - 09:46 GMT

In the following lines, ET sheds light on the most important world events that took place on January 10.

Memory of the day: Relocation of Abu Simbel Temples completed in 1968

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 - 12:02 GMT

On September 22, many important events took place.

Memory of the day: Migration of Prophet Mohammad from Mecca to Medina in 662

Sun, 12 Sep 2021 - 11:39 GMT

On September 12, many important events took place.

Malcolm X Day, an official holiday in North American Union states

Wed, 19 May 2021 - 12:00 GMT

On May 19, 1971, the first celebration of the Malcolm X Day took place, to become a holiday in some states of the North American Union that commemorates and honors the path of the famous Islamic preacher.

Who named Mount Arafat?

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 - 01:19 GMT

The pilgrims of the Sacred House (Holly Kaaba) began early Thursday morning, to arrive at Mount Arafat to perform the greatest pillar of Hajj.

April 22 marks Gregorian birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed

Wed, 22 Apr 2020 - 12:36 GMT

The birth of Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, represents a major event in the history of all humanity, not only in the history of Muslims.

KSA limits entry of arrivals from UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain over coronavirus

Sat, 07 Mar 2020 - 12:35 GMT

Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday that land crossing with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Saudi Arabia reopens Mecca, Medina holy sites after sterilization

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 - 10:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia on Friday reopened Al-Haram Mosque in the holy city of Mecca and Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi in the holy city of Medina after temporarily closing them for one night for sterilization, reported state TV Al-Ekhbariya.

Egypt calls on nationals in Kuwait to be vigilant, avoid crowds

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 - 11:51 GMT

The Egyptian embassy in Kuwait called its nationals to be vigilant and avoid crowded places in the Gulf State where the number of infected cases with deadly coronavirus is increasing.

Egypt's travel agencies to refund Umrah fees after Saudi decision

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 - 09:42 GMT

Egyptian authorities on Thursday ordered to oblige travel agencies and airlines organizing Umrah pilgrimage or visits to the Prophet's Mosque in the western city of Medina to promptly refund fees of bookings to their customers.

KSA bans foreigners’ entry for Umrah pilgrims over coronavirus fears

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 - 11:59 GMT

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced a temporary ban on entering the Kingdom for performing Umrah pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, in an effort to prevent the spread of new coronavirus, a statement by the foreign ministry read.

In Pics: Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Arafat in Mecca

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 12:27 GMT

The sanctity of the granite mount for Muslims comes when Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) delivered his farewell sermon for pilgrims some 1,400 years ago, calling for equality and unity among Muslims.

History of Holy Kaaba silver, gold doors

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 08:30 GMT

The door was installed on October 31, 1947 and replaced on October 13, 1979 with a gold one that still exists to date.

More than 2 million Muslims flock to Mecca for Hajj

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 08:16 GMT

More than two million pilgrims have covered Mount Arafat with white as Hajj (Pilgrimage) approached its peak on Saturday.

EgyptAir operates 16 flights carrying 3,700 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

Fri, 02 Aug 2019 - 10:46 GMT

Egypt's flagship carrier is set to operate seven flights to Jeddah carrying 1,500 pilgrims and nine others to Medina with 2,200 passengers on board.

39K Egyptian pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 - 11:18 GMT

No complaints have been received from any of the pilgrims, he added, promising to ensure that all of them are given all due care.

AL condemns Israel's decision to build 800 settlement units in occupied E.Jerusalem

Sun, 02 Jun 2019 - 11:19 GMT

The Arab League vehemently condemned Israel's decision to build more than 800 settlement units in the occupied East Jerusalem.