video Pilgrims head to Mina where they will spend the first day in worship at the tent city. (@HajMinistry)

2m pilgrims arrive at Mina as Hajj pinnacle nears

  • Thousands of health, security workers on call to ensure smooth journey for visitors
  • 70,000 worshippers have already benefited from medical services, ministry says
video By MOHAMMED AL-KINANI - Sulafa Al-Khunaizi ·

Sudan’s army says it has killed US-sanctioned RSF Darfur commander

Sudan’s army says it has killed US-sanctioned RSF Darfur commander

  • Gibril was a leading commander for the RSF in Al-Fashir
By Reuters ·

G7 says UNRWA, UN agencies must work unhindered in Gaza

G7 says UNRWA, UN agencies must work unhindered in Gaza

  • UNRWA has been in crisis since January, when Israel accused about a dozen of its 13,000 Gaza employees of involvement in the unprecedented October 7 attack
  • Independent review of UNRWA found some “neutrality-related issues” but said Israel had yet to provide evidence for its main allegations
By AFP ·

Owner detained over fatal building collapse in Jeddah

Owner detained over fatal building collapse in Jeddah

  • Request for a building permit contained false information, says Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority
By Arab News ·

Tunisia sentences five over missing migrants

Tunisia sentences five over missing migrants

  • Tunisia and neighboring Libya are major departure points for migrants attempting perilous sea crossings to Europe
By AFP ·

Ukraine fighting ‘intense’ battles in Donetsk region

Ukraine fighting ‘intense’ battles in Donetsk region

  • “The Pokrovsk front... is the most intense in terms of enemy attacks,” the Ukrainian military said
  • In the war-battered town of Selydove near the front line in Donetsk, officials said six people were wounded by Russian aerial attacks overnight
By AFP ·

Indonesia minister threatens to shut down X over adult content

Indonesia minister threatens to shut down X over adult content

  • X has recently updated its policies to permit consensually produced adult content
  • Minister Budi Arie Setiadi said it had sent a letter to X to demand revision of policy
By Reuters ·

Indonesia minister threatens to shut down X over adult content

Indonesia minister threatens to shut down X over adult content

  • X has recently updated its policies to permit consensually produced adult content
  • Minister Budi Arie Setiadi said it had sent a letter to X to demand revision of policy
By Reuters ·

Barclays suspends UK festival sponsorships after backlash over ties to Israel

Barclays suspends UK festival sponsorships after backlash over ties to Israel

  • Mass boycott of acts leads to suspension of relationship between bank, event organizer Live Nation
  • Move comes as protesters target Barclays bank branches across Britain
By Arab News ·
Berlin fan zone reaches capacity amid Euro fever

Berlin fan zone reaches capacity amid Euro fever

  • Hundreds of thousands of Berliners flocked to the iconic gate in downtown Berlin to watch the match
  • Berlin police said an hour before kick-off “the fan zone at Brandenburg Gate has reached its capacity”
By Reuters ·