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United Nations, Jumada II 24, 1435, Apr 24, 2014, SPA -- The U.N. Security Council on Thursday expressed “horror” at the recent massacre of civilians in South Sudan and threatened sanctions....

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Medina, Dhu-AlQa'dah 12, 1433, September 28, 2012, SPA -- Ministry of Hajj explained that Hajj's organization and its instructions not to allow the entry to the Kingdom for those who don't comply with terms and requirements of the entry visa to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj.
These terms require women under age of 45 years to be accompanied with a male sponsor during the pilgrimage journey and that is stipulated in the woman's visa or her sponsor regardless of nationality.
This rule is applied to all women in general who want to get an entry visa to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, the spokesman of Hajj Ministry Hatim bin Hassan Qadhi confirmed in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The statement came in response to news circulated by media quoting President of the Nigerian Hajj Mission as saying that a group of Nigerian Hajj women arrived in the Kingdom to perform the Hajj were denied entry at the airport and flew back to their home country.
The Ministry of Hajj confirms the keenness of Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on receiving the pilgrims from all over the world with ease and comfort in accordance with the applicable instructions, the statement also stressed.

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