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Arab World Gaza municipality employees and some civil defense workers inspect the site following the Israeli military bombardment of the Gaza Municipality garage on al-Wahda Street, in the al-Daraj neighborhood in Gaza City on June 21, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas group. (AFP)

Israel ‘Pause’ in Gaza Had No Impact on Aid Supplies, Says WHO

A daily "pause" the Israeli military declared in Gaza to facilitate aid flows has had no impact on deliveries of badly needed supplies, the UN's health agency…

Arab World Palestinians inspect the damage at the site where two Palestinians were killed during an Israeli operation in the West Bank city of Qalqilia, 21 June 2024. (EPA)

Israel Says It Killed Two Palestinian Militants in the West Bank

Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinian gunmen in an exchange of fire during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israel police said. …

Gulf The decision comes a day after a major power outage was witnessed in large parts of residential areas in the country. (KUNA)

Kuwait Implements Systematic Power Cuts to Reduce Load on Grid

Kuwait began on Thursday to implement scheduled power cuts during peak consumption hours, with the aim to meet increased demand caused by extreme summer heat. …

Asharq Al Awsat (Kuwait)
Arab World Houthi footage shows the moment of attacking the sunken Greek ship “M/V Tutor” in the Red Sea (Reuters)

Houthi Leader Claims 153 Ship Attacks in 7 Months

Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, leader of Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group, has asserted responsibility for targeting 153 ships in a heightened maritime campaign…

Ali Rabih (Aden)

UN Chief Warns: Lebanon Cannot Become Another Gaza

Arab World  Smoke billows during Israeli bombardment on the village of Khiam in south Lebanon near the border with Israel on June 19, 2024 amid ongoing cross-border tensions as fighting continues between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. (AFP)

UN Chief Warns: Lebanon Cannot Become Another Gaza

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday he is profoundly concerned by escalating tensions between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah and…

Arab World Sudanese families prepare to ride on trucks while on their way to Egypt through the Qustul border, after the crisis in Sudan's capital Khartoum, in the Sudanese city of Wadi Halfa, Sudan May 1, 2023. (Reuters)

Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces Seize Al-Fula, West Kordofan Capital

Sudan's Rapid Support Forces (RSF) announced on Thursday that they have fully captured the strategic city of Al-Fula, the capital of West Kordofan state. …

Mohammed Amin Yassin (Wad Madani (Sudan))
Arab World File photo: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a joint news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the State Department in Washington, US, June 18, 2024. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

Blinken Tells Israeli Officials of Need to Avoid Further Escalation with Lebanon

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Israeli officials during a meeting on Thursday of the need to avoid further escalation in Lebanon amid the war in…

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India's Modi Leads Yoga Day Celebration in Muslim-majority Kashmir

Culture While yoga is not itself a religious practice, it has its origins in Hindu philosophy and many residents of Kashmir are indifferent it. DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP

India's Modi Leads Yoga Day Celebration in Muslim-majority Kashmir

Stretching, arching his back and kneeling on a mat, India's Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi led hundreds of people performing yoga in the Muslim…

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Culture A man walks past the entrance of the Kunsthaus Zürich art museum on March 14, 2023. (AFP)

Swiss Museum Removes Works by Artists Like Monet, Van Gogh as Origin of Nazi-Looted Art Examined

A Swiss museum on Thursday pulled down five paintings, including a van Gogh and a Monet, after the foundation that owns them called for a deeper look at their…

Culture A Mayan vase over 1,000 years old and purchased for about four dollars at a Washington area thrift shop, will return to Mexico along with other cultural artefacts that date to the country's storied ancient past, at the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Washington, DC, US, this handout distributed on June 20, 2024. National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)/Handout via Reuters

Antiquities Returning to Mexico Include Mayan Vase Sold for $4 in US Store 

The Mexican government will welcome back 20 cultural artifacts that date to the country's storied ancient past, all found in the United States including a…

Culture "Visit Madinah" offers a wealth of information to enrich visitors' stays. (SPA)

Madinah Invites Visitors and Pilgrims to Explore Its Rich History, Landmarks

The Madinah Region Development Authority in Saudi Arabia invited visitors and pilgrims who have completed their Hajj rituals to explore the city's rich history…

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Culture The Kingdom is the guest of honor at the exhibition. SPA

Saudi Heritage Commission Enriches Visitor's Experience at BIBF

The Saudi Heritage Commission is seeking to provide visitors to the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) with a platform to expand their knowledge about the…

Asharq Al Awsat (Beijing)

After Nearly 25 Years Away, Falcao Returns Home to Colombia to Play for Millonarios de Bogotá 

Sports Colombia's Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring against Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny during the group H match at the soccer World Cup at Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, June 24, 2018. (AP)

After Nearly 25 Years Away, Falcao Returns Home to Colombia to Play for Millonarios de Bogotá 

After nearly 25 years away, Radamel Falcao is coming back home to Colombia. The 38-year-old striker will play for Millonarios de Bogotá next season, the team…

Sports Italy's Riccardo Calafiori (5) scores an own goal during a Group B match between Spain and Italy at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Thursday, June 20, 2024. (AP)

Own-Goals Lead the Way in the Scoring Chart After Bizarre Start to Euro 2024 

There’s just no stopping the top scorer at the European Championship. Own-goals lead the way in the scoring chart, with the fifth one of the tournament…

Sports Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen of Netherlands walks in the paddock in Barcelona, Spain, 20 June 2024. (EPA)

Verstappen Aims for Another F1 Win in Barcelona as Sainz Hopes to Showcase His Talents at Home Race 

Max Verstappen will be out to quash any hopes that his Red Bull could be beatable at the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend, where the three-time world champion…

Sports Spain's Alvaro Morata celebrates with teammates after Italy's Riccardo Calafiori, right, lies face down on the pitch after scoring an own goal during a Group B match between Spain and Italy at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Thursday, June 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Spain Beats Italy 1-0 and Advances to Knockout Round at Euro 2024

Europe beware — Spain might just be back, The Associated Press reported. The three-time European champion advanced to the round of 16 at Euro 2024 after a 1…

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Sports Marcelo Bielsa, Giovanni Reyna and Gregg Berhalter. Composite: Getty/The Guardian Sport

Can the USMNT Prove They are Among the World’s Best at Copa América?

The theory always was that what the USMNT needed was for more of their players to be playing with the best in Europe. Good, tough, regular competition, proper…

Jonathan Wilson

Trains, Petri Dishes and a Struggling Sea Lion Join Football’s Dubious Oracles

Varieties The sea lioness Hilla from Leipzig Zoo, Germany aims for a goal with Scotland and German marked balls Thursday June 13, 2024, where she predicted that the two teams will play out a draw during their opening match ar the start of the Euro 2024 soccer championship on Friday. (dpa/AP)

Trains, Petri Dishes and a Struggling Sea Lion Join Football’s Dubious Oracles

Spare a thought for Hilla the "oracle" sea lion from Leipzig Zoo, whose reputation for football prophesy is hanging by a thread after she predicted Scotland…

Varieties  Children enjoy the cold water of a fountain at Columbus Square in Vienna as Austria is being hit by extreme heat on June 21, 2024. (AFP)

How Does Heat Kill? It Confuses Your Brain. It Shuts Down Your Organs. It Overworks Your Heart.

As temperatures and humidity soar outside, what's happening inside the human body can become a life-or-death battle decided by just a few degrees. The…

Varieties Roberto Baggio. (Reuters)

Retired Azzurri Star Roberto Baggio Robbed at Home During Italy’s Loss to Spain 

Retired Italy star Roberto Baggio was robbed at gunpoint at his home while watching the national team’s game against Spain at the European Championship At…

Varieties People walk with umbrellas during a heatwave in Manila on April 29, 2024. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

As Millions Sweat Out the Heat Wave, Blocks of Lake Ice Keep These Campers Cool

As New England baked in a heat wave Thursday, guests at one campground were keeping their food and beer cold with blocks of ice harvested months earlier from a…

Asharq Al Awsat
Varieties TOPSHOT - This handout picture taken and released by Valencia's Oceanografic Oceanarium on June 19, 2024 shows veterinary staff members taking care of one of the two belugas on June 19, 2024. (Photo by Marc Domenech / Oceanografic Oceanarium of Valencia / AFP)

Beluga Whale Pair Move from Ukraine's Kharkiv to Spain's Valencia

Marine biologists have moved a pair of beluga whales from the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv - the target of daily shelling by Russian forces - to the eastern…

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