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

2m pilgrims arrive at Mina as Hajj pinnacle nears

  • Thousands of health, security workers on call to ensure smooth journey for visitors
  • 70,000 worshippers have already benefited from medical services, ministry says
video By MOHAMMED AL-KINANI - Sulafa Al-Khunaizi ·

Special How Saudi Arabia aims to make Hajj 2024 an eco-friendly pilgrimage graphic

How Saudi Arabia aims to make Hajj 2024 an eco-friendly pilgrimage

  • Journey causes environmental strain through waste, water and energy consumption, and carbon emissions
  • By adopting sustainable practices, pilgrims can contribute to a greener journey and minimize their impact
By Nada Hameed ·

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 ·

Saudi Arabia receives Asian Physics Olympiad flag, prepares to host event’s 2025 edition

Saudi Arabia receives Asian Physics Olympiad flag, prepares to host event’s 2025 edition

  • Malaysia handed over the symbolic flag after its successful hosting of the 2024 APhO edition last week
By Arab News ·

WHO voices alarm at swelling West Bank health crisis

WHO voices alarm at swelling West Bank health crisis

  • Israel has killed at least 37,266 people in Gaza, also mostly civilians, according to the territory’s health ministry
By AFP ·

US designates Nordic far-right group as terrorists

US designates Nordic far-right group as terrorists

  • “The United States remains deeply concerned about the racially or ethnically motivated violent extremist threat worldwide and is committed to countering the transnational components of violent white supremacy,” a State Department statement said
By AFP ·

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 ·

Barclays suspends UK festival sponsorships after backlash over ties to Israel

Barclays suspends UK festival sponsorships after backlash over ties to Israel

  • Mass boycott of acts leads to suspension of relationship between bank, event organizer Live Nation
  • Move comes as protesters target Barclays bank branches across Britain
By Arab News ·
Mavericks humble Celtics 122-84 to stay alive in NBA Finals

Mavericks humble Celtics 122-84 to stay alive in NBA Finals

  • Luka Doncic scored 25 of his 29 points in the first half and Kyrie Irving added 21 for the Mavs
  • Dallas will try to stop the Celtics from celebrating an 18th title when they travel to Boston for game five
By AFP ·