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    Ex-IGP Javed Patwary made ambassador

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 05:45pm on June 29, 2020

    The government has appointed former inspector general of police Mohammad Javed Patwary the next ambassador of Bangladesh to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He joined...

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    Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi economic woes 

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 11:34am on June 28, 2020

    Vacant religious sites. Abandoned pilgrim tents. Lifeless hotels. A stunning emptiness — and fears of economic ruin — haunt the usually bustling city of Mecca...

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    No Hajj this year for Bangladeshis

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 07:11pm on June 23, 2020

    No intending Bangladeshi pilgrim would be able to travel to Saudi Arabia for performing Hajj this year due to restrictions imposed by the Saudi Arabian...

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    Muslims disappointed, but accepting, as Saudi restricts hajj

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 05:20pm on June 23, 2020

    Muslims expressed disappointment Tuesday at Saudi Arabia's decision to scale back this year's hajj pilgrimage, but many accepted it was necessary as the kingdom battles...

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    Saudi FM informs Momen about hajj cancellation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:07pm on June 23, 2020

    Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, foreign minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, called foreign minister AK Abdul Momen Monday evening to inform that...

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    Saudi Arabia bars hajj for outer pilgrims

    Agence France-Presse. Riyadh | Updated at 09:27am on June 23, 2020

    Saudi Arabia on Monday announced it would hold a 'very limited' hajj this year, with pilgrims already in the kingdom allowed to perform the annual...

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    5 Bangladeshi doctors die of COVID in KSA

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 05:46pm on June 22, 2020

    At least five Bangladeshi physicians died of COVID-19 while serving in different hospitals and clinics and over 360 Bangladesh citizens have died in the disease...

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    386 Bangladeshis return from Saudi Arabia on special flight

    United News of Bangladesh .Dhaka | Updated at 10:40am on June 22, 2020

    A total of 386 Bangladeshi nationals, who were stranded in Saudi Arabia amidst the ongoing shutdown of flights over the coronavirus pandemic, returned home by...

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    Saudi Arabia plans to reopen Makkah mosques from tomorrow

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:17pm on June 20, 2020

    Saudi Arabia plans to reopen from Sunday mosques in Makkah, the holiest city in Islam, after they were closed for three months due to the...

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    Saudi faces perilous hajj call as coronavirus spikes

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 03:11pm on June 16, 2020

    Saudi Arabia is expected to scale back or call off this year’s hajj pilgrimage for the first time in its modern history, observers say, a...