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Saudi faces perilous hajj call as virus spikes

In The News, 16 June 2020
"Saudi Arabia is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea," Umar Karim, a visiting fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London, told AFP. "The delay in announcing its decision shows it understands the political consequences of cancelling the hajj or reducing its scale."

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Umer Karim
Visiting Fellow, Pakistan

Umer Karim is a visiting fellow at RUSI where he focuses on Pakistan's evolving political and security environment within its... read more