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Arab World This picture taken late on June 23, 2024 shows Israeli bombardment on the village of Khiam in south Lebanon near the border with Israel. (Photo by Rabih DAHER / AFP)

Top US Military Leader: Israeli Offensive into Lebanon Risks Iranian Response

The top US military officer warned on Sunday that any Israeli military offensive into Lebanon would risk an Iranian response in defense of Hezbollah,…

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Arab World A man walks across  fallen tents the day after a strike on the al-Mawasi area, northwest of the Palestinian city of Rafah on June 22, 2024.  (Photo by Bashar TALEB / AFP)

Israeli Tanks at Edge of Rafah's Mawasi Refuge Zone

Israeli tanks advanced to the edge of the Mawasi displaced persons' camp in the northwest of the southern Gaza city of Rafah on Sunday in fierce fighting with…

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World Protesters attend a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and demand a deal to release all hostages held in Gaza, during the Israel-Hamas conflict, near Netanyahu's private house in Caesarea, Israel, June 20, 2024. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Netanyahu Again Claims US is Withholding Arms Shipments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Sunday that there had been a “dramatic drop” in US weapons deliveries for Israel's war effort in…

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World An activist of French far-right Rassemblement National (RN) party (L) distributes leaflets as President of the Occitanie regional council Carole Delga (R) arrives to support the candidate of the left wing coalition Nouveau Front Populaire (NFP), in the Cazeres market, near Toulouse, south-western France, on June 22, 2024, ahead of snap elections for a new national assembly on June 30 and July 7, 2024. (Photo by Valentine CHAPUIS / AFP)

France's Far Right National Rally Still Leading ahead of Election, Poll Shows

France's far right National Rally (RN) party and its allies are seen leading the first round of the country's parliamentary elections with 35.5% of the vote,…

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Gunmen Kill 15 Police Officers and Several Civilians in Russia's Dagestan

World A view shows plumes of smoke rising from building, in Derbent, Russia, June 23, 2024, in this still image obtained from a video. VIDEO OBTAINED BY REUTERS/via REUTERS

Gunmen Kill 15 Police Officers and Several Civilians in Russia's Dagestan

More than 15 police officers and several civilians, including an Orthodox priest, were killed by armed militants in Russia’s southern republic of Dagestan on…

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Arab World Israel's Defense Minister Yoav Gallant talks during the joint statements after his meeting with Greece's National Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos (not pictured) at the Defense Ministry in Athens, Greece, 4 Μay 2023. (EPA)

Israel Defense Chief to Discuss Gaza, Lebanon on US Trip

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant headed to Washington on Sunday to discuss the next phase of the Gaza war and escalating hostilities on the border with…

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Arab World FILE - Houthi fighters march during a rally of support for the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and against the US strikes on Yemen outside Sanaa on Monday, Jan. 22, 2024. (AP Photo, File)

Houthi Aerial Drone Hits Ship in Red Sea

An aerial drone likely launched by Yemen's Houthi militias struck and damaged a vessel in the Red Sea on Sunday, officials said. The drone attack happened…

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Chicago's Iconic 'Bean' Sculpture Reopens to Tourists

Culture Visitors take photos of the "Cloud Gate" sculpture, also known as the "bean," at Millennium Park, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago's Iconic 'Bean' Sculpture Reopens to Tourists

One of Chicago's most popular tourist attractions known as “The Bean” reopened to the public Sunday after nearly a year of renovations and construction…

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World Camel Day: Tabuk Camels Symbolize Authenticity and Heritage

In Saudi Arabia, camels receive devoted attention and care from the government, the Saudi Press Agency reported. With a deep connection to the history and life…

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Culture An artifact that was displayed at foreign auctions. (Dr. Abdul Rahim Rayhan)

Egypt Parliament Acts to Confront Online Sale of Antiquities

The Egyptian parliament has taken new measures to confront the online sale of antiquities through social networking sites, based on a request submitted by a…

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…

Liverpool Great Alan Hansen Released from Hospital

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Liverpool Great Alan Hansen Released from Hospital

Former Liverpool and Scotland defender Alan Hansen has been released from hospital and will now continue his recovery at home. A statement from his family on…

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Sports Formula One F1 - Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain - June 23, 2024 Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates after winning the Spanish Grand Prix REUTERS/Albert Gea

Verstappen Wins Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix

Max Verstappen steered his Red Bull to victory at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday to increase his lead in the Formula 1 drivers championship. Verstappen…

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Sports FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Queen's Club Championships - The Queen's Club, London, Britain - June 19, 2024 Britain's Andy Murray salutes the spectators after retiring due to injury in his men's singles second match against Australia's Jordan Thompson Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs/File Photo

Murray Out of Wimbledon after Surgery

Twice champion Andy Murray will miss Wimbledon after having back surgery, the ATP announced on Sunday. "After an operation on a spinal cyst, Andy Murray is…

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Sports The five-time world player of the year set up the third goal by Bruno Fernandes with an unselfish pass - The AP

No Goals but Selfies for Ronaldo in Portugal's Chaotic 3-0 win over Türkiye at Euro 2024

There were no goals, one assist and no less than four selfie-pursuing field invaders for Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal's 3-0 win over Türkiye that secured a…

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Sports Pandya struck four boundaries and three sixes in an unbeaten 50 to lead India to 196-5. (The AP)

India Makes 196 and Beats Bangladesh by 50 at Twenty20 World Cup

Hardik Pandya blasted Bangladesh with a 27-ball half-century and Kuldeep Yadav's three wickets finished off India's win at the Twenty20 World Cup on Saturday. …

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It's Not as World-Famous as Ramen or Sushi. But The Humble Onigiri Is Soul Food in Japan

Varieties A variety of onigiri, rice balls, are seen on a plate at a Taro Tokyo Onigiri shop in Tokyo, on June 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

It's Not as World-Famous as Ramen or Sushi. But The Humble Onigiri Is Soul Food in Japan

The word “onigiri” became part of the Oxford English Dictionary this year, proof that the humble sticky-rice ball and mainstay of Japanese food has entered the…

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Varieties Nationwide, wildfires have scorched more than 3,344 square miles (8,660 square kilometers) this year — a figure higher than the 10-year average, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.  - The AP

Rains, Cooler Weather Help Firefighters Gain Ground on Large Wildfires in Southern New Mexico

Recent rains and cooler weather are helping more than 1,000 firefighters gain ground on two wildfires in southern New Mexico on Saturday that have killed two…

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Varieties People in hundreds of homes where told to evacuate early Saturday in Rock Valley, Iowa, as the nearby Rock River could no longer take the heavy rain that has slammed the region. - The AP

Flooding Forces People From Homes in Some Parts of Iowa While Much of US Broils Again in Heat

Floodwaters forced people out of their homes in parts of Iowa, the result of weeks of rain, while much of the United States longed for relief Saturday from yet…

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Varieties This artist's illustration courtesy of Blue Origin obtained October 25, 2021, shows the core module of Orbital Reef. Handout BLUE ORIGIN/AFP/File

NASA Faces $80,000 Claim After Space Debris Hit Family Home

An American family is claiming more than $80,000 from NASA after a small piece of debris fell from space and smashed through the roof of their Florida home, a…

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Varieties A plane drops water during a wildfire, in Kitsi, near the town of Koropi, Greece, June 19, 2024. (Reuters)

Greece Battles Wildfires Fanned by Gale Force Winds

Hundreds of firefighters struggled on Saturday to contain wildfires fanned by gale force winds on two Greek islands and in other parts of Greece, as…