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

Muslims start Hajj in Makkah

  • 1,000 families of Palestinians killed or wounded in Gaza war also arrived to perform Hajj at the invitation of Saudi King Salman
  • This year's Hajj saw Syrian pilgrims traveling to Makkah on direct flights from Damascus for the first time in more than a decade
By Arab News ·

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 warns Iran over continuing nuclear program escalation

G7 warns Iran over continuing nuclear program escalation

  • Iran has rapidly installed extra uranium-enriching centrifuges at its Fordow site and begun setting up others according to UN reports
By Reuters ·

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arrives in Jeddah on Friday to perform Hajj. (SPA)

Egypt’s president arrives in Jeddah to perform Hajj

  • El-Sisi arrived in the Kingdom on Thursday and prayed at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah
By Arab News ·

Rescue underway for crew of Greek-owned vessel hit by Houthis, Philippines says

Rescue underway for crew of Greek-owned vessel hit by Houthis, Philippines says

  • Iran-aligned Houthis claimed responsibility for the missile attack on the Tutor
  • Hans Cacdac, the Philippines Department of Migrant Workers Secretary, said “Rescue is forthcoming within the day”
By Reuters ·

Philippines launches first halal travel and trade expo

Philippines launches first halal travel and trade expo

  • 10,000 visitors expected to attend the three-day SALAAM exhibition in Quezon City
  • Event features workshops, networking sessions, and culinary demonstrations
By Ellie Aben ·

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 ·