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 ·

Hezbollah intensifies attacks against Israel after women die in Jannata raid

Hezbollah intensifies attacks against Israel after women die in Jannata raid

  • Israel’s phosphorus bombs hit villages in Tyre as Defense Minister Gallant resists diplomatic efforts to calm conflict
  • ‘Any assassination will face a fiery salvo with no geographic limits,’ Hezbollah warns Israel
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

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 ·