Saudi Public Security: Unauthorized Vehicles Will Be Denied Entry to Holy Sites During Hajj 

Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on June 25, 2023. (AP)
Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on June 25, 2023. (AP)
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Saudi Public Security: Unauthorized Vehicles Will Be Denied Entry to Holy Sites During Hajj 

Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on June 25, 2023. (AP)
Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on June 25, 2023. (AP)

Saudi Arabia’s Public Security announced on Tuesday stricter measures to ensure a smooth and secure Hajj this year.

Unauthorized vehicles will be prohibited from entering the holy sites as of midnight on Tuesday and until June 19.

According to the Public Security, individuals transporting pilgrims without valid Hajj permits will face imprisonment for up to six months and a fine of up to SAR50,000 for each unauthorized pilgrim transported.

Court rulings may also include confiscation of the vehicle and deportation of the transporter if they are a resident with a subsequent temporary entry ban.

Pilgrims lacking valid Hajj permits will be fined SAR10,000. For residents, this will be followed by deportation and a temporary entry ban.

The Public Security emphasized the importance of adhering to Hajj regulations and instructions to ensure a secure, safe, and comfortable environment for all pilgrims.



Muslim World League Welcomes Armenia's Recognition of State of Palestine

Muslim World League Welcomes Armenia's Recognition of State of Palestine
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Muslim World League Welcomes Armenia's Recognition of State of Palestine

Muslim World League Welcomes Armenia's Recognition of State of Palestine

The Muslim World League (MWL) welcomed Armenia’s decision to recognize the State of Palestine, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Saturday.

In a statement, MWL Secretary General Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa emphasized that this decision, along with similar ones, “clearly reflects a growing global recognition of the injustices faced by the Palestinian people and their fundamental right to self-determination and an independent state.”

He commended “the responsible and noble stance of all the countries that have taken this important and just step, urging all countries of the world to follow suit in support of the human and legal rights of the Palestinian people.”