Muslim pilgrims converge at Mount Arafat for daylong worship as Hajj reaches its peak

Muslim pilgrims converge at Mount Arafat for daylong worship as Hajj reaches its peak

  • Hajj officially started Friday when pilgrims moved from Makkah’s Grand Mosque to Mina
  • Saudi authorities expect the number of pilgrims this year to exceed 2 million
By AP ·

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 ·

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 ·

New China rules allow detention of foreigners in South China Sea

New China rules allow detention of foreigners in South China Sea

  • China Coast Guard vessels have used water cannon against Philippine boats multiple times in the contested waters
  • Confrontations between China and the Philippines have raised fears of a wider conflict that could involve the US and other allies
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 ·
Mavericks humble Celtics 122-84 to stay alive in NBA Finals

Mavericks humble Celtics 122-84 to stay alive in NBA Finals

  • Luka Doncic scored 25 of his 29 points in the first half and Kyrie Irving added 21 for the Mavs
  • Dallas will try to stop the Celtics from celebrating an 18th title when they travel to Boston for game five
By AFP ·