• hajj 2017-08-20 09:09

    Over 64,000 Iranian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

    TEHRAN – Over 64,000 Iranian pilgrims have so far made it to Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia for Hajj ritual, according to the head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization.

  • hajj 2017-08-13 10:23

    Supreme Leader’s office in Saudi Arabia reopened

    TEHRAN – Two weeks after Iranian pilgrims arrived in Saudi Arabia to attend the Hajj rituals, the Supreme Leader’s Hajj Office in the Kingdom was reopened with the participation of the head of Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Hamid Mohammadi, ISNA reported.

  • مراسم بدرقه حجاج 2017-08-11 06:16

    Iran may lease planes to take Hajj pilgrims home

    TEHRAN – An Iranian lawmaker raised the possibility that the country might have to lease passenger planes from foreign airlines if Saudi Arabia would not cooperate in carrying the Iranian Hajj pilgrims back home.

  •  Hajj is the best opportunity in pursuit of Palestine, Al-Aqsa issues: Ayatollah Khamenei 2017-08-09 14:12

    Hajj is the best opportunity in pursuit of Palestine, Al-Aqsa issues: Ayatollah Khamenei

  • تجمع مردمی مقابل سفارت عربستان در واکنش به تعرض به ۲ نوجوان ایرانی 2017-07-31 21:07

    Iranian court rejects appeal by attackers of Saudi missions

    TEHRAN – Ten people sentenced to jail for attacking the Saudi embassy in Tehran in 2016 have had their appeals against their convictions rejected, Press TV reported on Monday.

  • پرواز حجاج 2017-07-31 11:54

    Iran flies first group of pilgrims to Hajj 

    TEHRAN – Iran on Sunday flew a first group of its pilgrims for Hajj in Saudi Arabia since a stampede in Mecca in September 2015 in which 464 Iranian pilgrims were crushed to death.

  • Leader doesn’t interfere in Rouhani cabinet picks: statement 2017-07-30 17:08

    Leader: Riyadh responsible for Hajj security  

    TEHRAN – In comments on Sunday, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution demanded Saudi Arabia provide a safe environment for Hajj pilgrims, particularly Iranians, reminding Riyadh of its “responsibility” for the annual ritual.   

  • قاضی عسگر 2017-07-30 09:51

    Iran Air to operate 75% of Hajj flights to Saudi Arabia 

    TEHRAN – Iran Air will operate three fourth of this year’s Hajj flights from and to Iran, the Leader’s representative in Hajj and pilgrimage affairs announced on Saturday.

  • 02br3 qashqavi.jpg 2017-07-23 10:18

    Iran: We hope for Saudi cooperation on Hajj

    TEHRAN – A Foreign Ministry official said on Saturday that Tehran hopes the Saudi Arabian government continues to cooperate on Hajj.

  • hajj 2017-07-15 10:29

    Issuing e-visa for Hajj pilgrims starts 

    TEHRAN – The acting deputy chief of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization declared on Friday that the process of issuing electronic visa for Hajj pilgrims has begun.

  • hajj 2017-07-11 09:32

    Iranian official to visit Saudi Arabia for Hajj preparation

    TEHRAN – The head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization is going to visit Saudi Arabia for talks on preparations for this year’s Hajj ritual.

  • hajj 2017-07-08 09:42

    Majlis to address Hajj case

    TEHRAN – The Iranian parliament (Majlis) will address the issue of Hajj pilgrimage during the coming days, Fars reported on Friday.

  • hajj 2017-06-29 13:27

    Iran may boycott Hajj

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Parliament’s Article 90 Committee is mulling changes to the functioning of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, the outcome of which may verge on boycotting the hajj pilgrimage.

  • حج تمتع 2017-04-28 19:25

    By Ali Kushki

    Iran to resume Hajj pilgrimage late July after 2016 boycott 

    TEHRAN – Iran has announced it will resume sending hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia in July after boycotting the 2016 ritual in objection to Riyadh failing to soothe safety concerns. 

  • hajj 2017-04-19 21:14

    S. Arabia accepts Iran’s conditions for Hajj pilgrimage: MP

    TEHRAN – A member of the parliament presiding board said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia has accepted Iran’s conditions for sending pilgrims to Hajj.

  • الكعبة 2017-03-17 22:06

    Iran says its pilgrims attend Hajj this year, Riyadh confirms

    TEHRAN – Iranian pilgrims will participate in this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia after a one-year absence, what seen as a rare promising spot in stalled relations between the two regional rivals.

  • qazi askar 2017-03-15 09:45

    Tehran-Riyadh close to Hajj consensus   

    TEHRAN – Tehran and Riyadh will be finalizing a framework by the summer which ends a two-year hiatus in performing Hajj rituals by Iranian pilgrims, according to a senior Iranian official. 

  • Hossein Askari 2017-03-14 02:21

    By Hossein Askari, Contributor Professor of Business and International Affairs at George Washington University

    King Salman: Relinquish Guardianship of Islam’s Holy Sites!

    Mecca and Medina, situated in Western Saudi Arabia, are Islam’s two holiest sites. The region is the birthplace of Islam and of the Prophet Mohammad. Every Muslim is required to make a pilgrimage (during Hajj) to Mecca at least once in a lifetime, if he or she is physically and financially able to do so. During Hajj, all Muslims, be they kings or paupers, are equal, each person wearing two simple white sheets with nothing to distinguish between ruler and subject and rich and poor.

  • hajj 2017-03-11 09:24

    Tehran-Riyadh talks focused on Mina tragedy: official

    TEHRAN – The caretaker of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization said on Friday that talks with Saudi officials have not been finalized yet, noting the two sides are still discussing some remaining issues mostly the issue of the 2015 Mina stampede in which 464 Iranian pilgrims lost their lives.

  • hajj 2017-03-06 11:53

    Iran hopeful to send 80,000 on Hajj pilgrimage 

    TEHRAN — Tehran will hopefully dispatch 80,000 pilgrims to Hajj in 2017, the Supreme Leader’s representative in Hajj affairs said on Sunday, Tasnim reported.

  • سیدرضا صالحی امیری وزیر فرهنگ و ارشاد اسلامی 2017-03-05 21:15

    Iran, Saudi Arabia likely to clinch hajj agreement

    TEHRAN – Following months of negotiations between the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia about hajj, the two sides might be on the verge of reaching an agreement, ending what has become a source of discord between the two Middle-Eastern countries. 

  • Mehrdad Oskui’s historical postcards on Hajj 2017-03-04 19:02

    Mehrdad Oskui’s historical postcards on Hajj pilgrimage appear in book 

    TEHRAN – A collection of historical postcards on the Hajj pilgrimage has appeared in a new book by “Starless Dreams” documentarian Mehrdad Oskui.

  • مذاکرات حج 2017-03-04 08:35

    ‘Partial progress’ made in hajj talks with Saudis: official

    TEHRAN – “Partial progress” has been made in the recent round of hajj negotiations with the Saudi side, the temporary head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization of Iran said on Thursday.

  • Tehran says policy towards Riyadh is ‘clear’ 2017-02-27 21:10

    Tehran says policy towards Riyadh is ‘clear’

    TEHRAN – Government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said on Monday that Iran’s stance on Saudi Arabia is “clear”, noting the Islamic Republic has adopted an “active” policy towards Riyadh.

  • hajj 2017-02-24 20:34

    Iranian, Saudi officials discuss Hajj pilgrimage

    TEHRAN – Delegations from Tehran and Riyadh held their first round of talks about conditions for a dispatch of Iranian nationals to Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage later this year.

  • Iran denies receiving Hajj invitation from Saudis 2017-02-23 14:44

    Tehran seeking to increase number of Hajj pilgrims

    TEHRAN – Iran has expressed hopefulness to increase the number of pilgrims it will be sending to Hajj beyond the previous 60,000, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

  • qazi askar 2017-02-15 10:27

    Tehran calls on Riyadh to hasten Hajj arrangement 

    TEHRAN – The Supreme Leader’s representative in Hajj and pilgrimage affairs called on Saudi Arabia on Monday to make haste in preparing the grounds for Iranians to attend the 2017 Hajj pilgrimage.

  • majles 2017-02-11 13:28

    Iran’s parliament set to review Riyadh ties

    TEHRAN – Iran’s parliamentary National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has announced that it will review Tehran’s politics toward Saudi Arabia on Sunday. 

  • hajj 2017-01-25 10:33

    Iran names negotiators for Hajj talks

    TEHRAN – The names of members of an Iranian delegation planned to travel to Saudi Arabia on February 23 for talks on the Hajj pilgrimage of Iranians have been given to the Arab country, the representative of the Leader in Hajj and pilgrimage affairs said on Tuesday.

  • qazi askar 2017-01-14 15:32

    Tehran not to call off Hajj this year: official

    TEHRAN – Iran has not made any decision to call off the Hajj pilgrimage this year if Saudi Arabia accepts Iran’s conditions, said the Supreme Leader’s representative in Hajj and pilgrimage affairs.