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World Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) attends the Knesset plenum vote on the ultra-Orthodox conscription to military service law, in the Knesset, Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, 10 June 2024. EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Netanyahu Disbands his Inner War Cabinet

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dissolved the six-member war cabinet, an Israeli official said on Monday, in a widely expected move that came…

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Arab World Foreign Minister of Norway Espen Barth Eide attends the annual Kultaranta Talks -debate session on foreign and security policy at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland June 13, 2024. (Lehtikuva/Markku Ulander via Reuters)

Palestinian Authority at Risk of Collapse, Norway Says

The Palestinian Authority could collapse in the coming months, Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide said on Monday, citing a lack of funding, continuing…

World  NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addresses a media conference after a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Friday, June 14, 2024. (AP)

Kremlin Says NATO Chief’s Nuclear Weapons Remarks Are an Escalation

The Kremlin said on Monday that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's remarks about talks on deploying more nuclear weapons were an escalation. NATO is…

World Onlookers watch as rescuers work after a cargo train rammed into Kanchanjunga Express, a passenger train, near New Jalpaiguri station, West Bengal state, India, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Diptendu Dutta)

Railway Collision in Eastern India Kills 15

A freight train smashed into the rear of a stationary passenger train in India's West Bengal state on Monday, killing at least 15 people and injuring dozens,…

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Hajj Pilgrims Embark on Day of Tashreeq

Gulf Muslim pilgrims arrive to perform the symbolic stoning of the devil ritual as part of the Hajj pilgrimage in Mina, near Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah, on June 16, 2024. (AFP)

Hajj Pilgrims Embark on Day of Tashreeq

The Hajj pilgrims will embark on the day of Tashreeq on Monday, after arriving in Mina from Muzdalifah. The pilgrims left Mount Arafat on Saturday evening to…

World A Philippine vessel in the South China Sea. AP file photo

Chinese Vessel, Philippine Supply Ship Collide in Disputed South China Sea

A Chinese vessel and a Philippine supply ship collided near the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, China’s coast guard said, in the…

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Arab World Commander of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Mohammed Hamdan Daglo in southern Darfur. (AFP file photo)

RSF Leader: Armed Groups Responsible for Escalation in Sudan's El Fasher

Commander of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Mohammed Hamdan Daglo, also known as Hemedti, slammed on Sunday the “popular resistance,” saying they were a…

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Saudi Arabia's Diriyah Celebrates Eid Al-Adha with Cultural Performances, Festivities

Culture DGDA announced the celebration of Eid Al-Adha with various artistic and cultural events. SPA

Saudi Arabia's Diriyah Celebrates Eid Al-Adha with Cultural Performances, Festivities

The Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) has announced the celebration of Eid Al-Adha with various artistic and cultural events designed to entertain and…

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Culture The Royal Institute of Traditional Arts distributed special gifts to pilgrims. SPA

Saudi Royal Institute of Traditional Arts Welcomes Pilgrims with Gifts

The Royal Institute of Traditional Arts has played a key role in this year's Hajj season, continuing its mission to promote Saudi Arabia's rich artistic…

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Culture A bronze statue is tested with the center particle accelerator. JULIEN DE ROSA / AFP

The High-Tech Art Lab Hidden Underneath Paris

It looks like the lair of a Bond villain: behind armored doors, buried underground below the Louvre in Paris, lies one of the most high-tech art labs in the…

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Culture People gather to fish during the Sanké mon collective fishing rite in San, Sego Region on June 6, 2024. (AFP)

A Pond in Warming Mali Is Disappearing, and a UNESCO-Listed Fishing Tradition Is in Danger 

Thousands of fishermen holding cone-shaped nets stood side by side, cheering and chanting as they waited for the signal. Suddenly, they rushed to a large muddy…

Culture Tourists visit the Acropolis hill archaeological site, before it closes due to a heatwave hitting Athens, Greece, June 13, 2024. REUTERS/Louiza Vradi

Greek Culture Ministry: Acropolis Closed During Afternoon Hours Due to Heat

Authorities in Greece have closed down the Acropolis in Athens during the afternoon on Thursday for a second day as the country swelters under unseasonably…

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Licking Their Wounds, Croatia and Albania Prepare for Group B Dogfight

Sports  Croatia's midfielder #10 Luka Modric looks on during the UEFA Euro 2024 Group B football match between Spain and Croatia at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on June 15, 2024. (AFP)

Licking Their Wounds, Croatia and Albania Prepare for Group B Dogfight

Chastened by defeats to the heavyweights of Group B, Croatia and Albania both need a win in their clash on Wednesday to ignite their Euro 2024 campaign and…

Sports Members of Iraq's first national football team for the visually impaired, train at a sports club in Baghdad on May 22, 2024. (AFP)

Blind Footballer Brings Game to Visually Impaired Iraqis

When football fanatic Othman al-Kinani became blind in 2008, the loss of his sight hit him hard, not least because he thought he'd have to hang up his boots…

Sports 20 September 2023, Bavaria, Munich: Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag gives instructions during the UEFA Champions League Group A soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Manchester United at the Allianz Arena. (dpa)

Ten Hag Says He Knew Manchester United Spoke to Other Managers before Deciding to Keep Him

Erik ten Hag says he was aware that Manchester United had spoken to other managers before the Premier League club decided to stick with the Dutchman after a…

Sports England's midfielder #10 Jude Bellingham celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Euro 2024 Group C football match between Serbia and England at the Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen on June 16, 2024. (AFP)

Chosen by Kim Kardashian and Loved by Fans, Bellingham Fires England to Win over Serbia at Euros

Jude Bellingham is the star of Kim Kardashian’s male underwear range, England icon David Beckham mimics his trademark goal celebration, and a Beatles classic…

Sports  Soccer Football - Euro 2024 - England fans gather in London to watch Serbia v England - London, United Kingdom - June 16, 2024 England fans at BoxPark Wembley celebrate after the match. (Action Images via Reuters)

Police Temporarily Detain 8 after Clash between Serbia and England Fans before Opening Match

Eight people were temporarily detained following a brawl between Serbia and England fans in Gelsenkirchen ahead of the two countries' opening European…

India’s Monsoon Rains a Fifth Below Normal So Far

Varieties Indian commuters use umbrellas during a hot afternoon in Kolkata, India, 14 June 2024. (EPA)

India’s Monsoon Rains a Fifth Below Normal So Far

India's monsoon has delivered a fifth less rain than normal so far this season, the weather department said on Monday, in a worrying sign for the vital…

Varieties  Snowmelt is the source of about a quarter of the total water flow of 12 major river basins that originate high in the Himalayan region. (AFP)

Low Snow on the Himalayas Threatens Water Security, Finds Study

Millions of people dependent on Himalayan snowmelt for water face a "very serious" risk of shortages this year after one of the lowest rates of snowfall,…

Varieties M'hamed Maakaf stands near trunks and branches of trees dried out from drought in his field in the Libyan village of Kabao in the Nafusa mountains on May 26, 2024. (AFP)

Once Fruitful, Libyan Village Suffers Climate Crisis

In the Libyan village of Kabaw in the Nafusa Mountains, M'hamed Maakaf waters an ailing fig tree as climate change pushes villagers to forsake lands and…

Varieties This picture taken on May 21, 2024 shows professor Hong Jin-kee posing with a bowl containing pink "meaty rice" at the Yonsei University in Seoul. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

'Meaty Rice'? South Korean Professor Aims to Change Global Protein

In a small laboratory in Seoul, a team of South Korean scientists are injecting cultured beef cells into individual grains of rice, in a process they hope…

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Varieties  Visitors to a mall cool off near a mist machine during the summer heat in Beijing, Saturday, June 15, 2024. (AP)

Flooding Hits China’s South, Temperatures Sizzle Elsewhere

China's National Meteorological Center on Sunday issued an alert for high temperatures as multiple regions across the country experience sweltering heat, while…