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February 2, 1989
Saudi Arabia reaffirmed its quota policy for the annual hajj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest shrines. After rioting in Mecca during the 1987 pilgrimage in which 402 people--including 275 Iranians--died, the kingdom declared that only one person out of every 1,000 in Muslim countries would be allowed to make the trip.
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February 16, 1991 | United Press International
This nation, home to the world's largest Muslim community, will not send pilgrims to Mecca this year because of the Gulf War, a Cabinet minister was quoted as saying Friday. Religious Minister Munawir Sjadzali said the government will not send pilgrims to the Saudi Arabian city, the holiest city in Islam, because of fears for their safety.
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February 16, 1991 | United Press International
This nation, home to the world's largest Muslim community, will not send pilgrims to Mecca this year because of the Gulf War, a Cabinet minister was quoted as saying Friday. Religious Minister Munawir Sjadzali said the government will not send pilgrims to the Saudi Arabian city, the holiest city in Islam, because of fears for their safety.
NEWS
February 2, 1989
Saudi Arabia reaffirmed its quota policy for the annual hajj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest shrines. After rioting in Mecca during the 1987 pilgrimage in which 402 people--including 275 Iranians--died, the kingdom declared that only one person out of every 1,000 in Muslim countries would be allowed to make the trip.
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January 14, 1989 | From Reuters
Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, expelled by Zaire when he tried to enter the country under an assumed name, was forced to return here Friday after Saudi Arabia declared him persona non grata . Amin, who is wanted by the Ugandan government for the murder and torture of 250,000 people during his eight-year rule, was forced to return to Kinshasa aboard a Zairian plane. The 61-year-old deposed ruler was arrested at Kinshasa airport Jan.
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January 14, 1989 | From Reuters
Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, expelled by Zaire when he tried to enter the country under an assumed name, was forced to return here Friday after Saudi Arabia declared him persona non grata . Amin, who is wanted by the Ugandan government for the murder and torture of 250,000 people during his eight-year rule, was forced to return to Kinshasa aboard a Zairian plane. The 61-year-old deposed ruler was arrested at Kinshasa airport Jan.
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