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World FILED - 25 June 2024, Berlin: Armin Papperger, CEO of Rheinmetall AG, is taking part in the Day of German Industry 2024 organized by the Federation of German Industries (BDI). Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa

Russia Says Reports it Planned to Kill Head of German Arms Firm Are 'Fake'

Media reports that Russia planned to assassinate the chief executive of German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall are based on "fake" information from anonymous…

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World FILE PHOTO: Doctor Ruxandra Divan, rests in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for COVID-19 patients at "Hopitaux Civils de Colmar" in Colmar, France, December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

WHO: Covid Still Kills 1,700 a Week

Covid-19 is still killing about 1,700 people a week around the world, the World Health Organization said Thursday, as it urged at-risk populations to keep up…

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Arab World An Israeli fighter jet flies over southern Lebanon, as seen from northern Israel, 10 July 2024. EPA/ATEF SAFADI

Israel Says Soldier Killed Near Lebanon Border

Israel's military said on Friday that one of its soldiers was killed in combat near the border with Lebanon a day earlier. The military identified the dead man…

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World A supplied image shows ASIO Director-General Mike Burgess and AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw addressing the media in Canberra, Australia July 12, 2024. AAP Image/Supplied by Australian Federal Police via REUTERS

Australia Charges Russian-born Couple with Espionage

Australia said on Friday it had arrested a Russian-born married couple on espionage charges, alleging the woman who was an information systems technician in…

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Israeli Forces Pull Back after Gaza City Offensive, Leaving Dozens of Bodies

Arab World Palestinians gather as they inspect the damages after Israeli forces withdrew from a part of Gaza City, following a ground operation, amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, in Gaza City, July 12, 2024. REUTERS/Dawoud Abu Alkas

Israeli Forces Pull Back after Gaza City Offensive, Leaving Dozens of Bodies

Israeli forces retreated from some Gaza City districts overnight after a fierce, week-long military offensive, leaving dozens of dead and wrecked homes and…

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Arab World National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan (Reuters)

Sullivan Says Gaza Ceasefire Signs Are ‘More Positive’ Than in Months

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Thursday there are many details that still need to be hammered out to secure a ceasefire deal between Israel…

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Arab World  Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune attends the women's soccer Algerian cup final at the 5th of July stadium in Algiers. (AP)

Algerian President Tebboune Announces Reelection Campaign

Algeria's president announced on Thursday that he intends to run for a second term in office, five years after ascending to power as the military and…

Ithra Center to Select Arab World's Reader of the Year on Saturday

Culture Ithra Center to Select Arab World's Reader of the Year on Saturday

Ithra Center to Select Arab World's Reader of the Year on Saturday

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) will select the Arab World's Reader of the Year at the closing ceremony of the Iqraa Enrichment Forum on…


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Hartwig Fischer Appointed Founding Director of Museum Specialized in World Cultures in Riyadh

The Saudi Museums Commission announced on Wednesday the appointment of Dr. Hartwig Fischer as the founding director of a museum focused on world cultures, set…

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Culture Several experts, including a scientific team from King Saud University, as well as the citizens of AlUla, participated in the preparation of the study. (SPA)

RCU Reaches 1st Comprehensive Description of Human Settlement Sites During Neolithic Age in NW Saudi Arabia

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) announced that a team of archaeologists has reached the first comprehensive description of human settlements in the…

Culture Employees of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs check the recovered antiquities put on display at the ministry of foreign affairs in Baghdad, Iraq, 08 July 2024. EPA/AHMED JALIL

Iraq Exhibits Ancient Artifacts Returned by US and other Countries

Iraq on Monday exhibited several ancient artifacts that it said had been returned by the United States and other countries, long after they were looted and…

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Culture Cairo Nights zone in the City Walk attracts visitors to Jeddah Season 2024. SPA

Cairo Nights: New Cultural Hub for Jeddah Season 2024

The Cairo Nights zone in the City Walk attracted visitors to Jeddah Season 2024, offering a unique experience that blended heritage, entertainment, and…

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IOC, Saudi Arabia Agree on 12-year Deal for Video Gaming Esports Olympics

Sports A general view of Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia, February 20, 2022. REUTERS/Mohammed Benmansour

IOC, Saudi Arabia Agree on 12-year Deal for Video Gaming Esports Olympics

Saudi Arabia and the IOC are teaming up for their first commercial deal together with the kingdom set to host the Esports Olympics that launch next year. The…

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Sports Britain's Prince William, The Prince of Wales, listens as he visits the British Red Cross at its headquarters in London, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. (AP)

Prince William to Attend Euro 2024 Final

Britain's Prince William, as well as Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and British Prime Minister Keir Starmer, will attend Sunday's European Championship…

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Sports Paris Games chief organizer Tony Estanguet at the Olympic village in Saint-Denis on Thursday © EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP

Record 8.6 Million Tickets Sold for Paris Olympics

The Paris Olympics already has one gold medal in the bag before it begins with 8.6 million tickets sold -- a record for any Games. "It's a record held by the…

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Sports Serena Williams emcee's the ESPY awards on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Serena Williams Hosts ESPY Awards Show Celebrating Landmark Year for Women's Sports

Led by host Serena Williams, The ESPYS celebrated a landmark year for women's sports, with Simone Biles, A'ja Wilson, Caitlin Clark, Dawn Staley and JuJu…

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Sports  Jasmine Paolini of Italy celebrates winning the second set against Donna Vekic of Croatia during their Women's Singles semi final match at the Wimbledon Championships, Wimbledon, Britain, 11 July 2024. (EPA)

Jasmine Paolini Wins Wimbledon’s Longest Women’s Semifinal, Faces Barbora Krejcikova Next

Jasmine Paolini kept coming back, kept coming back, kept coming back, against Donna Vekic in what would become the longest Wimbledon women's semifinal on…


Jeddah Season's 'City Walk' Area Offers Smart Bracelets to Its Visitors

Varieties City Walk is one of the main areas of the 2024 Jeddah Season - SPA

Jeddah Season's 'City Walk' Area Offers Smart Bracelets to Its Visitors

The City Walk area has introduced smart wristbands for visitors during the 2024 Jeddah season, specifically designed for children, the elderly, and people with…

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Varieties This handout picture courtesy of Stockholm University taken on September 5, 2018, shows a 52,000-year-old woolly mammoth skin after it was excavated from permafrost, in Belaya Gora, Indigirka River, Russia. (Photo by Love Dalen / Stockholm University / AFP)

3D Genome Extracted from 'Freeze-dried' Woolly Mammoth

About 52,000 years ago, the skinned hide of a Siberian woolly mammoth was exposed to conditions so frigid that it spontaneously freeze-dried, locking its DNA…

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Varieties A keeper carries a newborn baby Chinese pangolin to be weighed at the Prague zoo, Czech Republic, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

2nd Critically Endangered Chinese Pangolin Born in Prague Zoo in Less Than 2 Years

A second Chinese pangolin was born in the Prague zoo in less than two years and is doing well, defying the odds and surprising park officials. The female of…

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Varieties 150-million-year-old fossil of Stegosaurus specimen is on display at Sotheby's in New York on July 10, 2024. (Photo by Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP)

Stegosaurus to be Auctioned in New York. Its Remains Show Signs of Arthritis

The nearly complete fossilized remains of a 161-million-year-old stegosaurus discovered in Colorado in 2022 will be auctioned by Sotheby's in New York next…

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Varieties An FDNY drone pilot launches a drone at Rockaway Beach in New York, Thursday, July 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

On NYC Beaches, Angry Birds Are Fighting Drones on Patrol for Sharks and Swimmers

A fleet of drones patrolling New York City’s beaches for signs of sharks and struggling swimmers is drawing backlash from an aggressive group of seaside…

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