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  • Saudi Arabia temporarily suspends entry to country for Umrah pilgrimage over coronavirus fears

    Coronavirus outbreak: Saudi Arabia temporarily suspends entry to Umrah pilgrimage

    World | February 27, 2020 8:12 IST

    Over the escalating fear of coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia on Thursday issued a statement that entry for individuals planning to visit the country for the purpose of 'Umrah' (Pilgrimage) or for visiting Prophet's mosque in Medina.

  • Riyadh restructures visa system, cancels fee for repeat Umrah

    Riyadh restructures visa system, cancels fee for repeat Umrah

    World | October 26, 2019 10:15 IST

    In another major move, the Saudi cabinet has also cancelled its fee for repeating the Umrah pilgrimage.

  • afghanistan president visits saudi arabia

    Afghanistan President visits Saudi Arabia

    World | October 26, 2014 8:49 IST

    Kabul: Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai made his first overseas trip since taking office, fulfilling an election promise to undertake a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.His office on Saturday said in a statement that Ghani

  • at 90 dilip kumar heads for umrah

    At 90, Dilip Kumar heads for Umrah

    Bollywood | January 02, 2013 17:07 IST

    Mumbai, Jan 2: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who turned 90 last month, will head to Saudi Arabia Wednesday evening to perform Umrah with wife Saira Banu. The couple will be accompanied by a few relatives."Allah

  • mike tyson in saudi arabia to perform umrah

    Mike Tyson In Saudi Arabia To Perform Umrah

    World | July 05, 2010 21:44 IST

    EDDAH: Former boxing champion Mike Tyson, who converted to Islam while in jail in the 1990s, is visiting the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina on pilgrimage.Tyson, who was world heavyweight champion from 1986