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Reports of Qatar's refusal to Saudi Airlines' request false

Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has wrongly targeted Qatar and said that blocking of pilgrim flights was ‘wrong and dangerous’. His statements came after Saudi Arabian airlines said that it could not schedule flights to transport Qatari pilgrims from Doha because the Qatari authorities have failed to grant …

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Qatar Not Happy With The Saudi Restrictions On Haj Pilgrims

Qatar’s foreign minister was shocked when it was announced that Qatari pilgrims can travel only by Saudi Arabian Airlines to perform Haj. Ambassador Ahmed bin Saeed al-Rumaihi, Foreign Ministry’s Information Office Director, said in a statement that limiting the transport of Qatari pilgrims to Saudi Arabian Airlines only is unprecedented, …

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Qatar Denied Mediation Works In Border Re-opening

Saudi Arabia’s claims of mediation led by Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani has denied by Qatar and confirmed that there was no mediation by Sheikh Abdullah. Chief Executive Officer of the Qatar Media Corporation Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad al-Thani said his uncle, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani, had visited Saudi …

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Qatari FM Appreciates Border Opening For Haj

Qatar has welcomed the move of Saudi Arabia to open the border for Haj, but called it “politically motivated.” “The government of Qatar welcomes the decision and will respond positively,” HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told a press conference in Stockholm. “What matters to us is …

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Politicising Haj pilgrimage draws flak worldwide

Qatari’s as well as human rights groups from around the world have accused Saudi Arabia of politicising Haj citing restrictions on people living in Qatar planning to travel to Makkah for the annual Islamic pilgrimage. The four Arab states that have cut transport links with Qatar as well as Saudi …

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Pilgrims From Qatar Face Hurdles To Perform Haj

Although not officially states Saudi Arabia has placed hindrance to Qatari pilgrims wanting to perform their annual Haj. Performing the haj is the 5th pillar of Islam and Saudi Arabia has stolen these birth rights from Qatari Muslim by punishing them with numerous travel and booking related restriction unofficially. People …

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European Rights Body Raises Concerns Over Haj Pilgrimage Qataris Ban

International human rights organisations are voicing their concerns over the limitations imposed on Qatar’s nationals and expatriates willing to perform the annual Haj pilgrimage. Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med Monitor) yesterday urged the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) to talk about the issue of restrictions being faced by Qatari …

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