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Fraudsters target Hajj pilgrims

Up to percent of UK Muslims planning to take part in the annual Hajj pilgrimage this week will have fallen foul of unscrupulous operators selling package tours to Mecca, it has been claimed.

More pilgrims stranded at Lagos airport

Lagos — Hundreds of pilgrims for this year's Hajj in Saudi Arabia were at the weekend stranded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, as their agents could not be found.

Muslim Hajj season threatened by swine flu

Two Hajj pilgrims from Iran have contracted the H1N1 virus, according to reports from the country's official news agency.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei: Hajj is hajj, tourism is tourism

TEHRAN – Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has expressed his opposition to a merger of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization and Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CH

All pilgrims’ luggages have been transported back home – Medview Airline

Medview Airlines has called on pilgrims who travelled to Saudi Arabia for the 2007 hajj with the ailine and are yet to claim their luggages to do so, as the luggages have since been transported back to Nigeria and are awaiting collection.The airlines' Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, made the call on Monday in Abuja while speaking with journalists.

Med-View Airline ends Hajj operations

Lagos - The last batch of international pilgrims from Nigeria for the 2007 hajj rites in Saudi Arabia arrived Kano yesterday as Med-View Airlines, their official carrier, concluded the exercise.

No hope for Tanzanian Hajj pilgrims

Failure by Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) to maintain its flight schedules caused a delay to more than 1500 Hajj pilgrims who booked the troubled national airline to fly them to Mecca, Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj caravan.