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Saudi Not Involved in Targeting Hodeidah in Yemen, Says Ministry of Defense

Saudi Arabia is not linked to or participating in targeting Hodeidah in Yemen, Ministry of Defense spokesperson Turki al-Malki said on Sunday. Saudi Arabia…

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World A plastic bag carrying various objects including what appeared to be trash that crossed inter-Korean border with a balloon believed to have been sent by North Korea, is pictured in Seoul, in this picture provided and released by the Defense Ministry, June 2, 2024. The Defense Ministry/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo Purchase Licensing Rights

North Korea Floats Trash Balloons towards South

North Korea on Sunday was floating balloons carrying trash towards South Korea, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff. …

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World Donald Trump and Sen. J.D. Vance, Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 20, 2024. REUTERS/Tom Brenner Purchase Licensing Rights

Trump Mocks Democrats in First Campaign Rally after Assassination Attempt

Donald Trump held his first campaign rally on Saturday since he narrowly escaped an assassination attempt one week ago, poking fun at Democrats in turmoil at a…

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Arab World Lebanese army soldiers check the wreckage of a vehicle after an Israeli airstrike targeted the area near the village of Burj al-Muluk, some 18 kms from the town of Nabatiyeh on July 20, 2024.  (Photo by Rabih DAHER / AFP)

Israeli Strikes Reportedly Target Hezbollah Ammunition Depot in Lebanon

Israeli strikes late on Saturday targeted a depot storing ammunition belonging to Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, three security sources told Reuters. The…

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Israeli Military Says it has Struck Houthi Targets in Yemen

Arab World A huge column of fire erupts following reported strikes in Hodeidah on July 20, 2024. (Photo by AFP)

Israeli Military Says it has Struck Houthi Targets in Yemen

The Israeli army said Saturday it has struck several Houthi targets in western Yemen following a fatal drone attack by the militias in Tel Aviv the previous…

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Arab World FILE PHOTO: A view shows mobile homes in the Jewish settlement of Givat Haroeh in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, February 21, 2023. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo

US Criticizes ICJ Opinion that Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Territories is Illegal

The United States criticized "the breadth" of the top UN court's opinion in which the International Court of Justice said Israel's occupation of Palestinian…

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Gulf A placard reading "Free Palestine, end Israel Occupation" is pictured on Parliament square, central London, on June 8, 2024 at the end of "National March for Gaza", calling to "end the genocide" and "stop arming Israel". (AFP)

MWL, GCC Hail ICJ's Advisory Opinion on Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Territories

The Muslim World League (MWL) welcomed the advisory opinion issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding Israel’s policies and practices in the…

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Hira Cultural District Launches ‘Summer of Hira’ Events

Culture Located next to Jabal Al-Nour, one of Makkah’s most famous landmarks, the district opens its doors daily to visitors from around the world  - SPA

Hira Cultural District Launches ‘Summer of Hira’ Events

The Hira Cultural District on Saturday launched the activities of “Summer of Hira,” which will run until Saturday, August 8th. The events, designed to cater…

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Culture Stonehenge has been a bone of contention between the British government and UNESCO - AFP

Tense Talks as UNESCO Mulls Heritage Sites at Risk

Tensions are simmering ahead of summer talks on which UNESCO World Heritage sites are deemed to be endangered, with countries battling against featuring on the…

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Culture Mawhiba signs a significant partnership agreement with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) aimed at fostering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education across Arab countries. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia's Mawhiba Signs Strategic Partnership with UNESCO to Foster STEM Education in Arab States

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity “Mawhiba” signed on Friday a significant partnership agreement with…

Culture The CEO of the Saudi Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission met in Riyadh on Thursday with the EU Ambassador to the Kingdom. SPA

Saudi Arabia, EU Discuss Cultural Relations

The CEO of the Saudi Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission (LPTC), Mohammed Hasan Alwan, met Thursday with European Union Ambassador to the Kingdom…

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Culture The Summer Fruit Season kicked off on Thursday in AlUla Province. (SPA)

AlUla Province Kicks off the Summer Fruit Season

The Summer Fruit Season kicked off on Thursday in AlUla Province, offering a variety of the finest local produce at the farmers' market in Al-Manshiyah Square,…

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South Sudan Give US Huge Scare in Olympic Basketball Warm-up

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South Sudan Give US Huge Scare in Olympic Basketball Warm-up

South Sudan's basketball team came close to stunning the United States' collection of NBA superstars on Saturday before losing 101-100 in an Olympic Games warm…

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Sports 20 July 2024, Sweden, Bastad: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Croatia's Duje Ajdukovic in the men's singles semi-finals of the Swedish Open. Photo: Steffen Trumpf/dpa

Nadal Reaches First Final Since 2022 French Open

Rafael Nadal reached his first final since the 2022 French Open by rallying to beat Duje Ajdukovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 Saturday at the clay-court Nordea Open. After…

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Sports Olympic rings are set up at Trocadero plaza that overlooks the Eiffel Tower, a day after the official announcement that the 2024 Summer Olympic Games will be in the French capital, in Paris, France, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. (AP)

France Recalls Contaminated Olympic Water Bottles

French authorities have recalled Olympics-branded water bottles for children containing excessive levels of endocrine disruptor Bisphenol A, a week ahead of…

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North Korean Athletes Leave for Paris Olympics

North Korean athletes left for the Paris Olympics on Saturday, AFP reporters saw, as they prepared to take part in the summer Games for the first time in eight…

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Sports Wolves striker Hwang Hee-chan celebrates scoring against Luton Town at Molineux Stadium in April 2024 - AFP

South Korea Complains to FIFA Over Racist Abuse of Hwang

South Korea's football association has officially complained to the world body about an alleged racist remark directed at Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Hwang…

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Disneyland Workers Authorize Potential Strike ahead of Continued Contract Negotiations

Varieties The Sleeping Beauty Castle is pictured at dusk at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, US, July 24, 2021. Picture taken July 24, 2021. (Reuters)

Disneyland Workers Authorize Potential Strike ahead of Continued Contract Negotiations

Thousands of workers at Disney's theme park and resort properties in California voted late Friday to authorize a potential strike, as contract negotiations…

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Varieties FILE PHOTO: A man types on a computer keyboard in front of the displayed cyber code in this illustration picture taken on March 1, 2017.REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo

How a Faulty CrowdStike Update Crashed Computers around the World

Airlines, banks, hospitals and other risk-averse organizations around the world chose cybersecurity company CrowdStrike to protect their computer systems from…

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Varieties An aircraft sprays water in an attempt to extinguish a wildfire in the village of Trilofos, near Thessaloniki on July 18, 2024. (Photo by Sakis MITROLIDIS / AFP)

Lightning Strikes Kill Cattle, Start Fires in Greece during Heat Wave

Lightning strikes in northern Greece killed cattle and started fires during a dayslong heat wave affecting most of southern Europe. Several fires were reported…

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Varieties FILE - US Highway 89 is shown near Gardiner, Mo., on July 15, 2020. (Brett French/Billings Gazette via AP)

Man Kills Grizzly Bear in Montana after it Attacks

A 72-year-old man picking huckleberries in Montana shot and killed a grizzly bear after it attacked in a surprise encounter and injured him badly enough that…

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Varieties (FILES) US model Bella Hadid arrives for the screening of the film "L'Amour Ouf" (Beating Hearts) at the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 23, 2024. (Photo by Christophe SIMON / AFP)

Adidas Drops Bella Hadid from Campaign over Gaza Controversy

Adidas said Friday it had dropped vocal pro-Palestinian model Bella Hadid from an advertising campaign for retro sneakers referencing the 1972 Munich Olympics,…

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