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NBE, BM, Banque du Caire to cover tourism companies’ expenses for Hajj

The National Bank of Egypt, Banque Misr, and Banque du Caire officials met with representatives of the Ministry of Tourism and the head of the religious tourism committee of the Egyptian Travel Agencies Association (ETAA). During the meeting, they agreed to have the three banks secure the needed Saudi riyals to cover the expenses of …

Hossam Mounir

26 Egyptians injured in Hajj stampede

Egypt’s Ministry of Religious Endowments released, Saturday, the names of 26 Egyptians who were injured in the stampede at the end of the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia last Thursday. A total of 14 Egyptians were reportedly killed in the incident. The incident took place in Mina as the Hajj pilgrimage reached its conclusion, and left more …

Daily News Egypt

The dead of the Salem Express

Out of all the dive sites in the Red Sea, the Salem Express wreck is known among divers as the most depressing. In 1991, the passenger ferry carrying pilgrims back from Saudi Arabia sunk 18 metres under the turbulent waters of Safaga’s sea, killing all most of its passengers Resting on its side, the twisted …

Sara Abou Bakr

The spiritual journey to Mecca

Every year millions of Muslims go on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia to visit the cities of Mecca and Medina. The visit to the holy places that lay at the centre of the Muslim faith is a highlight in their spiritual life.

Abdel-Rahman Sherief