JEDDAH -- The Hajj season this year (2019) is free of epidemics and incidents that affect public health and has been marked with success of health pilgrimage plans, said Saudi Arabia's Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah.
RIYADH -- Iran-backed Houthi militia have launched a drone rigged with explosives but the aircraft crashed into Yemeni territory, said Colonel Turki Al Malki, the official spokesman of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen in a statement.
TEHRAN -- Iran increased its stockpile of enriched uranium 4.5 percent to about 370 kg, said the Iranian news agency (IRNA).
AMMAN -- Jordan said that it has lodged a formal complaint to Israel over comments by an Israeli minister in which he called for rescinding the status quo of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump threatened to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organization if conditions are not improved.
KHARTOUM -- Seven people were killed in flooding triggered by heavy rains in central Sudan's Jazeera province, according to state-run news agency. (end) bs