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 ·

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 ·

Philippines says navy officer severely injured in China Coast Guard ‘ramming’

Philippines says navy officer severely injured in China Coast Guard ‘ramming’

  • Manila's national task force on the West Philippine Sea later said the Chinese vessels had "engaged in dangerous manoeuvres, including ramming and towing"
  • This month, Manila accused Chinese boats of illegally seizing food and medicine airdropped to the Philippine outpost in the area
By AFP ·