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Pilgrims, Fewer and Socially Distanced, Arrive in Mecca for Annual Hajj

Pilgrims, Fewer and Socially Distanced, Arrive in Mecca for Annual Hajj

Pilgrims, Fewer and Socially Distanced, Arrive in Mecca for Annual Hajj Pilgrims, Fewer and Socially Distanced, Arrive in Mecca for Annual Hajj BEIRUT, Lebanon — In any other year, Muslims undertaking the hajj, the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca that all Muslims are supposed to perform at least once, would drink from a holy well. They would …

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Hajj, 1MDB, Van Gogh: Your Wednesday Briefing

Hajj, 1MDB, Van Gogh: Your Wednesday Briefing

Hajj, 1MDB, Van Gogh: Your Wednesday Briefing Hajj, 1MDB, Van Gogh: Your Wednesday Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the beginning of this year’s hajj, a guilty verdict in the first of five major 1MDB trials and a protest movement that has electrified a town in Russia’s Far East. This year, …

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Europe Travel Ban, Hajj, Burkina Faso: Your Wednesday Briefing

Europe Travel Ban, Hajj, Burkina Faso: Your Wednesday Briefing

Europe Travel Ban, Hajj, Burkina Faso: Your Wednesday Briefing Europe Travel Ban, Hajj, Burkina Faso: Your Wednesday Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering a potential ban on American travelers to Europe, renewed scrutiny over French policing and a botched painting restoration in Spain. A draft list of acceptable travelers includes those …

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The Hajj Pilgrimage Is Canceled, and Grief Rocks the Muslim World

The Hajj Pilgrimage Is Canceled, and Grief Rocks the Muslim World

The Hajj Pilgrimage Is Canceled, and Grief Rocks the Muslim World The Hajj Pilgrimage Is Canceled, and Grief Rocks the Muslim World BEIRUT, Lebanon — For much of his life, Abdul-Halim al-Akoum stashed away cash in hopes of one day traveling from his Lebanese mountain village to perform the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca that all Muslims who can are …

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Saudi Arabia Drastically Limits Hajj Pilgrimage to Prevent Viral Spread

Saudi Arabia Drastically Limits Hajj Pilgrimage to Prevent Viral Spread

Saudi Arabia Drastically Limits Hajj Pilgrimage to Prevent Viral Spread Saudi Arabia Drastically Limits Hajj Pilgrimage to Prevent Viral Spread BEIRUT — Every year, Saudi Arabia welcomes millions of Muslims from around the world for the hajj pilgrimage, a sacred rite that pumps cash into the economy and enhances the prestige of the monarch. But not this year. The kingdom …

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