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Gulf The UAE flag flies over a boat at Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

UAE Appoints Hamdan bin Mohammed as Defense Minister, Deputy PM

The Crown Prince of Dubai has been appointed as minister of defense for the United Arab Emirates as part of a broader cabinet shuffle, Dubai ruler and UAE…

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World FILE - Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, attends a wreath-laying ceremony at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam, March 2, 2019. (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Sister of NKorean Leader Hints at Resuming Flying Trash Balloons Toward SKorea

The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed Sunday to respond to what she called a fresh South Korean civilian leafleting campaign, signaling…

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Arab World Houthi supporters protest against the US and Israel, in Sanaa, Yemen, 12 July 2024. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

EU Naval Mission Says it Destroyed Aerial Drone in Gulf of Aden

The EU naval mission protecting ships crossing the Red Sea said that its frigate Psara had destroyed an unmanned aerial drone in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday. …

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Arab World Palestinians inspect the scene after an Israeli air strike in the Al-Mawasi area of Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip, 13 July 2024. EPA/MOHAMMED SABER

At Least 17 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Strikes on Gaza Overnight

At least 17 Palestinians were killed and 50 were wounded in Israeli strikes on Gaza City in the early hours of Sunday morning, civil emergency and health…

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Arab World Condemns Shooting Attack on Trump

Arab World Republican candidate Donald Trump is seen with blood on his face surrounded by secret service agents as he is taken off the stage at a campaign event at Butler Farm Show Inc. in Butler, Pennsylvania, July 13, 2024. (Photo by Rebecca DROKE / AFP)

Arab World Condemns Shooting Attack on Trump

Following are reactions from Arab leaders to the shooting attack on Donald Trump at an election rally on Saturday in which the former US president was wounded…

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Arab World A Syrian boy plays with a tire near sewage canals that run between the tents at a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) near Sarmada, in the northern Syrian province Idlib on June 28, 2024. (Photo by AAREF WATAD / AFP)

Syria Says Soldier Killed, 3 Wounded in Israeli Strikes

One Syrian soldier was killed and three others were injured in Israeli air strikes against military sites and a residential building in Damascus early on…

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Gulf Saudi Arabia called for the protection of civilians isolated across the occupied Palestinian territories. Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi Arabia Calls for Activation of Int’l Accountability Mechanisms Against Israeli violations

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly denounced “the ongoing genocidal massacres against the Palestinian people by the Israeli military,”…

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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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Messi Looks to Lead Argentina to Record 16th Copa America Title

Sports Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, and Rodrigo De Paul warm up during a trainning session ahead of the Copa America soccer final, Saturday, July 13, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Messi Looks to Lead Argentina to Record 16th Copa America Title

Lionel Messi is one win from leading Argentina to a record 16th Copa America title. Colombia will do everything in its power to make sure that doesn't happen…

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Sports Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic kisses her trophy after defeating Jasmine Paolini of Italy in the women's singles final at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Krejcikova Wins Wimbledon for her 2nd Grand Slam Trophy by Beating Paolini

Barbora Krejcikova kept insisting that nobody — not her friends, not her family, not even herself — would believe she won Wimbledon for her second Grand Slam…

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Sports Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal, Saudi Minister of Sport and President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic and Paralympic Committee (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Arabia to Host 2025 Olympic Esports Games

Saudi Arabia will host the inaugural Olympic Esports Games in 2025, thanks to a new 12-year partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This…

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Sports The match will take place as part of Riyadh Season 2024 on September 27, 2024, with CAF to announce the venue and kickoff time in due course (File Photo/AAWSAT)

Riyadh Season to Host African Super Cup between Egypt’s Al-Ahly, Zamalek in September

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) Advisor Turki bin Abdulmohsen Al Al-Sheikh announced with Dr. Patrice…

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Sports Spain's Carlos Alcaraz celebrates winning against Russia's Daniil Medvedev during their men's singles semi-final tennis match on the twelfth day of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 12, 2024. (AFP)

Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic Will Meet in the Wimbledon Men’s Final Again

Carlos Alcaraz is only a couple of months past his 21th birthday, and yet this whole Grand Slam success thing is already a bit been-there, done-that for him. …


Venice Nets $2.2 Million in Day-tripper Tax Pilot

Varieties FILE - Citizens and activists confront police during a demonstration against Venice Tax Fee in Venice, Italy, Thursday, April 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Venice Nets $2.2 Million in Day-tripper Tax Pilot

Venice on Sunday wraps up a pilot program charging day-trippers an entrance fee, more than 2 million euros ($2.2 million) richer and determined to extend the…

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Varieties FILE - The Titanic leaves Southampton, England, April 10, 1912, on her maiden voyage. (AP Photo, File)

1st Titanic Voyage in 14 Years is Happening in Wake of Submersible Tragedy. Hopes Are High

The company that owns the salvage rights to the Titanic is undertaking its first expedition to the ship's wreckage in years, and those involved in the mission…

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Varieties FILE - Anant Ambani, left, and Radhika Merchant pose for photographers during their pre-wedding ceremony in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)

Son of Asia's Richest Man Gets Married in the Year's Most Extravagant Wedding

The youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, married his longtime girlfriend early Saturday in what many dubbed the wedding of the year, attended by…

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Varieties The river Seine will host the opening ceremony of the summer Paris Olympics. Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP/File

French Sports Minister Swims in Seine ahead of Olympics

French Sports Minister Amelie Oudea Castera took the plunge and swam in the River Seine on Saturday, in a publicity moment that French authorities hope will…

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Varieties Representation photo: Vehicles are carried by ferry across Aransas Pass as Hurricane Beryl moves closer to the Texas coast, Saturday, July 6, 2024, in Port Aransas, Texas. (AP)

World's First Hydrogen-Powered Commercial Ferry to Run on San Francisco Bay, and It's Free to Ride

The world’s first hydrogen-powered commercial passenger ferry will start operating on San Francisco Bay as part of plans to phase out diesel-powered vessels…

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