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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The September stampede during the hajj in Saudi Arabia killed over 2,400 pilgrims, a new Associated Press count shows, three times the number of deaths acknowledged by the kingdom even months later. The AP figures establish the Sept. 24 crush at Mina as the deadliest in the history of the annual pilgrimage. It occurred just weeks after a fatal crane collapse at Mecca. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, File)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Saudi Arabia warns Umrah firms against shabby lodging for pilgrims

The Hajj Ministry has warned Umrah companies not to lodge their pilgrims in unsuitable accommodations in Makkah and Madinah and threatened violators with severe punishment.  More...