A view of Mina filled with pilgrim tents. (@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 ·

Saudi Minister of Media Salman bin Youssef Al-Dossary inspects media offices at the holy sites. (@SalmanAldosary)

Minister tours media offices at the holy sites

  • Al-Dossary visited the media centre in Arafat, which has all necessary equipment to facilitate the work of local journalists and their international partners
  • He also toured the ministry’s office in Mina to inspect the facilities there
By Arab News ·

Hamas’ armed wing says Israeli airstrike killed two hostages in Rafah

Hamas’ armed wing says Israeli airstrike killed two hostages in Rafah

  • The group did not release the names of those said to have been killed
  • The Israeli government “does not want your hostages to return, except in coffins”
By Reuters ·

Philippines launches first halal travel and trade expo

Philippines launches first halal travel and trade expo

  • 10,000 visitors expected to attend the three-day SALAAM exhibition in Quezon City
  • Event features workshops, networking sessions, and culinary demonstrations
By Ellie Aben ·

Al Habtoor scraps plans for Beirut-based TV channel over ‘severe security challenges’

Al Habtoor scraps plans for Beirut-based TV channel over ‘severe security challenges’

  • The Emirati company says it was targeted by ‘orchestrated campaigns including accusations, slander and threats’ against staff
  • ‘We have encountered insurmountable obstacles that exceed what can reasonably be borne regarding the safety and security of our team,’ says boss Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor
By Arab News ·

Al Habtoor scraps plans for Beirut-based TV channel over ‘severe security challenges’

Al Habtoor scraps plans for Beirut-based TV channel over ‘severe security challenges’

  • The Emirati company says it was targeted by ‘orchestrated campaigns including accusations, slander and threats’ against staff
  • ‘We have encountered insurmountable obstacles that exceed what can reasonably be borne regarding the safety and security of our team,’ says boss Khalaf Ahmad Al-Habtoor
By Arab News ·