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 ·

US envoy says diplomacy ‘urgent’ to stop Israel-Lebanon border clashes

US envoy says diplomacy ‘urgent’ to stop Israel-Lebanon border clashes

  • US envoy Amos Hochstein: ‘The conflict... between Israel and Hezbollah has gone on for long enough’
By AFP ·

China accuses US of ‘malign intention’ to discredit its COVID-19 vaccines

China accuses US of ‘malign intention’ to discredit its COVID-19 vaccines

  • US military launched a clandestine program during the COVID-16 pandemic to discredit China’s Sinovac inoculation in the Philippines
By Reuters ·

The Washington Post’s leaders are taking heat for journalism in Britain that wouldn’t fly in the US

The Washington Post’s leaders are taking heat for journalism in Britain that wouldn’t fly in the US

  • The coverage revealed Lewis’ sensitivity about questions involving his role in a phone hacking scandal in the UK
By AP ·

The Washington Post’s leaders are taking heat for journalism in Britain that wouldn’t fly in the US

The Washington Post’s leaders are taking heat for journalism in Britain that wouldn’t fly in the US

  • The coverage revealed Lewis’ sensitivity about questions involving his role in a phone hacking scandal in the UK
By AP ·