Qatar accuses Saudis of barring haj pilgrims, Riyadh says untrue

Muslim pilgrims walk out after the Friday prayer at the Grand mosque ahead of annual Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 17, 2018.REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

RIYADH (Reuters) – Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of barring its citizens from this year’s haj, something Riyadh denies, saying a diplomatic dispute is not stopping Qataris from making the pilgrimage to Mecca. Although 1,200 Qataris are eligible to perform the haj under a quota system, Qatar says it has become impossible to get permits, […]

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