Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

18 Jan 2018

All-women marathon slated for Makkah

MAKKAH: A local Makkah volunteer team has signed an agreement to launch the first women’s marathon in Saudi Arabia with Al-Wehda Sports Club. Team leader Abeer Fakirah said that the first agreement of its kind was conducted at the level of the Saudi clubs between the Hur Makkah Volunteer Team and the Makkah-based Al-Wehda Sports Club. The agreement is authorized by the General

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18 Jan 2018

'Hajj 2018 likely to be costlier'

Hajj 2018 is likely to be costlier than last year but not because of the abolition of subsidy that the government announced on Tuesday. The cost is likely to go up thanks to rise in expenses incurred in Saudi Arabia during the Hajj such as accommodation, transport, food and the like. Notably, the government subsidy did not cover these expenses and was limited to the airfare.

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18 Jan 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Madinah hit by multiple tremors

MADINAH, Saudi Arabia: One of Saudi Arabia’s holiest cities was hit by three tremors on Tuesday — measuring 0.75 t0 0.95 magnitude on the Richter scale. Hani Zahran, director general of the National Center for Earthquakes and Volcanoes at the Saudi Geological Survey, told Arab News that the tremors were aftereffects of Tuesday’s 2.5 magnitude earthquake that hit the city. He said there was no reason for people to panic.

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