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Two Israelis on trial for alleged plot to attack Hajj

RIYADH: Two Israelis went on trial in Saudi Arabia on Monday for allegedly plotting an attack during the Hajj pilgrimage, according to the charge sheet and local media reports. The charge sheet, a copy of which AFP obtained from a source…

Hajj balloting put on hold owing to SHC stay order

KARACHI: The ministry of religious affairs on Friday postponed the Hajj balloting in compliance with a Sindh High Court’s stay order. The SHC Sukkur bench had granted a stay order against the balloting on a petition challenging the new…

India ends decades-old subsidy for Hajj pilgrims

NEW DELHI: India's Hindu nationalist government is ending a decades-long policy of offering discounted airfares to Muslims embarking on the Hajj pilgrimage, it announced Tuesday. The right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party has accused its…

Banks start receiving Hajj applications from today

ISLAMABAD: The designated branches of banks will start receiving Hajj applications from Monday (today), according to the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony. A spokesman for the ministry told the state-run radio that…