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 ·

Special The bittersweet moment when pilgrims bid farewell to Makkah after Hajj photos

The bittersweet moment when pilgrims bid farewell to Makkah after Hajj

  • Pilgrims offer their final prayers and make their way to the airport, leaving behind the place where they have felt the deepest connection to their faith
  • Kuwaiti Sami Al-Qahtani: Having gone through Hajj myself, I can say that the emotions experienced are beyond words
By Ghadi Joudah ·

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 ·

UN sees tripling of children killed in conflict in one year

UN sees tripling of children killed in conflict in one year

  • Warring parties were increasingly “pushing beyond boundaries of what is acceptable — and legal,” UN rights chief Volker Turk told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
  • “Children shot at. Hospitals bombed. Heavy artillery launched on entire communities. All along with hateful, divisive, and dehumanizing rhetoric“
By AFP ·