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 ·

Special How Saudi Arabia aims to make Hajj 2024 an eco-friendly pilgrimage graphic

How Saudi Arabia aims to make Hajj 2024 an eco-friendly pilgrimage

  • Journey causes environmental strain through waste, water and energy consumption, and carbon emissions
  • By adopting sustainable practices, pilgrims can contribute to a greener journey and minimize their impact
By Nada Hameed ·

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 ·

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 ·

WHO voices alarm at swelling West Bank health crisis

WHO voices alarm at swelling West Bank health crisis

  • Israel has killed at least 37,266 people in Gaza, also mostly civilians, according to the territory’s health ministry
By AFP ·

US designates Nordic far-right group as terrorists

US designates Nordic far-right group as terrorists

  • “The United States remains deeply concerned about the racially or ethnically motivated violent extremist threat worldwide and is committed to countering the transnational components of violent white supremacy,” a State Department statement said
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 ·