Saudia to ferry 800,000 Hajis

JEDDAH: P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR ARABNEWS Monday 17 September 2012 Saudi Arabian Airlines will transport more than 800,000 Haj pilgrims from 102 stations around the world this year, said Abdul Aziz Al-Hazmi, the airline’s deputy director general, yesterday. Speaking to reporters after presiding over a meeting of the Council of Airline […]

120,000 Bangladeshis set to perform Haj

ARAB NEWS Saturday 1 September 2012 MAKKAH: An estimated 120,000 pilgrims from Bangladesh will perform Haj this year, reported local Arabic daily Al-Madinah yesterday quoting the country’s Haj affairs consul Muhammad Assaduz-Zaman. The announcement was made by Adnan bin Muhammad Amin Katib, chairman of the board of directors of the […]

33,000 Hajis to come from Iraq this year

By ARAB NEWS MAKKAH: About 33,000 pilgrims from Iraq will perform Haj this year, local daily Al-Madinah reported yesterday quoting the adviser to the president of the Iraqi Supreme Haj Authority. Hussein Jumaa said the authority would train the Iraqi pilgrims on the best and correct methods of performing the […]