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Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi economic woes

MECCA. An aerial view of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca, with the Abraj al-Bait Mecca Royal Clock Tower overlooking the Grand Mosque and Kaaba in the center, May 24, 2020. Photo by AFP RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Vacant religious sites. Abandoned pilgrim tents. Lifeless hotels. A stunning emptiness –…
bubmag
June 28, 2020
Mecca

Saudi Arabia announces ‘small and very limited’ Hajj pilgrimage

A Saudi official says the Hajj pilgrimage, which usually draws millions of Muslims from all over the world, will only see at the most “thousands” of pilgrims next month due to the Covid-19 pandemic. he kingdom’s Hajj minister Muhammad Benten said it will be a “small and very limited” numbers…
bubmag
June 23, 2020
Mecca

Saudis see high hopes for 2020 upended by pandemic

By Aya BatrawyThe Associated PressTue., June 16, 2020timer4 min. readDUBAI, United Arab Emirates - This was supposed to be Saudi Arabia’s year to shine as host of the prestigious G20 gathering of world leaders. The event would have seen Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman share handshakes and wide smiles with…
bubmag
June 16, 2020
Mecca

Saudis see high hopes for 2020 upended by pandemic

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bubmag
June 16, 2020
Mecca

Saudis see high hopes for 2020 upended by pandemic

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bubmag
June 16, 2020
Mecca

Saudis see high hopes for 2020 upended by pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — This was supposed to be Saudi Arabia’s year to shine as host of the prestigious G20 gathering of world leaders. The event would have seen Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman share handshakes and wide smiles with presidents and prime ministers. Instead, the gathering this…
bubmag
June 16, 2020