Update Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman holds an annual reception for officials and dignitaries who are performing Hajj.

Saudi crown prince renews call for immediate halt to attacks in Gaza at annual Hajj reception

  • Saudi Arabia repeats appeal for the international community to recognize the Palestinian state
By Arab News ·

Israeli negotiator says tens of Gaza hostages ‘alive with certainty’

Israeli negotiator says tens of Gaza hostages ‘alive with certainty’

  • “Tens are alive with certainty,” the official said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak publicly on the issue
By AFP ·

US-UK forces launch strikes on Yemen’s Hodeidah and Kamaran Island: Houthi-run Al Masirah TV

US-UK forces launch strikes on Yemen’s Hodeidah and Kamaran Island: Houthi-run Al Masirah TV

  • Despite reprisals from US-British coalition, Houthis have in recent months escalated campaign of attacks in Red Sea
By Reuters ·

Madinah prepares services to welcome pilgrims

Madinah prepares services to welcome pilgrims

  • Madinah welcomes pilgrims during the second phase of the Hajj season
  • Pilgrims will visit the Prophet’s Mosque to pray and pay their respects
By Arab News ·

Health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza says war death toll at 37,372

Health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza says war death toll at 37,372

  • The toll includes at least 25 deaths in the past 24 hours, a ministry statement said
By AFP ·

Ukraine jails man for aiding Russian forces in Donetsk

Ukraine jails man for aiding Russian forces in Donetsk

  • Prosecutors in Ukraine have opened thousands of criminal cases into collaboration since Russian forces invaded in February 2022
  • The regional prosecutor’s office said the man had committed high treason by passing information on the location of Ukrainian troops in the area to Russian forces
By AFP ·

FIFA offers tools to fight social media abuse to all 211 member countries

FIFA offers tools to fight social media abuse to all 211 member countries

  • FIFA said a number of teams competing at the ongoing European Championship and the upcoming Copa America have joined the SMPS
  • “We have already seen how effective the service has been in FIFA tournaments and it is only logical that we make it available to all 211 FIFA Member Associations,” Infantino said
By Reuters ·