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Saudi Arabia Announces Significant Increase in Proven Reserves of Gas, Condensate in Jafurah

Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz stated that Saudi Aramco has been able to significantly increase the quantities of proven reserves…

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World In this grab taken from video released by the head of the Russian-controlled Donetsk region Denis Pushilin's telegram channel on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, Denis Pushilin, head of the Russian-controlled Donetsk region, walks past damaged buildings, after Russian forces completed their takeover of Avdiivka, eastern Ukraine. (Head of the Russian-controlled Donetsk region Denis Pushilin telegram channel via AP)

Ukraine Expects $11.8 Bln in US Economic Aid in 2024

Ukraine expects to receive $11.8 billion in economic support this year from the United States, its prime minister said on Sunday. Denys Shmyhal said…

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Arab World A damaged building following a missile strike in Damascus, Syria, 21 February 2024. EPA/YOUSSEF BADAWI

Syrian Army Says Downs 7 Drones Around Hama, Idlib

Syrian armed forces shot down seven drones aimed at military positions and villages in the countryside of Hama and Idlib, Syrian state media said on Sunday,…

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World FILE PHOTO: Colonel general Oleksandr Syrskyi, Commander of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, attends an interview with Reuters, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine January 12, 2024. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo

Ukraine's Top General, Defense Minister Visit Posts Near Front Line

Ukrainian army chief Oleksandr Syrskyi and Defense Minister Rustem Umerov visited command posts near the front line to analyze the battlefield and boost…

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Israel Discusses Next Steps in Truce Talks as Gaza Desperation Deepens

Arab World Destruction in Gaza caused by Israeli airstrikes (AP)

Israel Discusses Next Steps in Truce Talks as Gaza Desperation Deepens

Israel's war cabinet has discussed the next steps for negotiations towards a hostage deal and ceasefire in its war with Hamas, as concern deepens over the…

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Arab World  An aerial image of the British ship, Rubymar, at risk of sinking due to Houthi missile bombardment (AFP)

Yemeni Gov’t Pleads for Global Help to Prevent ‘Rubymar’ Ship Disaster

The Yemeni government is seeking international help to prevent a disaster after a Houthi missile struck the UK-registered Rubymar, a cargo ship carrying…

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Business The new Qatar Energy logo is pictured during a news conference in Doha, Qatar, October 11, 2021. Qatar News Agency/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

QatarEnergy Set to Further Expand LNG Output at North Field

QatarEnergy chief Saad al-Kaabi announced on Sunday a new expansion of its liquefied natural gas production that will add a further 16 million tons per annum …

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The Other Profile, by Irene Graziosi. Translated by Lucy Rand.

Culture Irene Graziosi

The Other Profile, by Irene Graziosi. Translated by Lucy Rand.

By Lovia Gyarkye Kevin Systrom, a founder of Instagram, recently confessed that the platform he helped create had lost its soul. Gone are the days when…


Culture  This photograph taken on February 23, 2024, shows the Eiffel Tower on a cloudy day in Paris. (AFP)

Eiffel Tower Operator Says Strike by Staff Has Ended, Site to Reopen on Sunday

A strike by staff at the Eiffel Tower has ended, the company that runs one of the most visited tourist sites in the world said in a statement on Saturday. …

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Saudi Ministry Launches 1st National Cultural Metaverse Platform in the World

The Ministry of Culture announced Friday the launch of the first national initiative in the world of the Metaverse supported by the artificial intelligence…

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Culture Ministry Launches ‘1727’ Competition to Mark Saudi Founding Day

The Ministry of Culture has announced the launch of the ‘1727’ competition, featuring a prize pool of 100,000 Saudi riyals on the occasion of Saudi Founding…

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Culture The exhibition combines historical remnants and archaeological objects to offer a wider lens into Diriyah and At-Turaif. SPA

Saudi Arabia Unveils Exhibition Exploring Diriyah’s Natural and Built Landscapes

“The Earthen Testaments,” a multidisciplinary exhibition exploring Diriyah’s natural and built landscapes through imagery, film, artifacts, and contemporary…

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Senor Buscador Secures ‘Saudi Cup’ Victory, Defending Home Turf

Sports Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz crowned Sharaf Al-Hariri, owner of the horse “Senor Buscador,” winner of the “Saudi Cup” at the King Abdulaziz Equestrian Arena in Riyadh (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Senor Buscador Secures ‘Saudi Cup’ Victory, Defending Home Turf

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, acting on behalf of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has crowned America’s Senor Buscador as the winner of the 5th edition of…

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Sports Champion: Russia's Karen Khachanov celebrates © KARIM JAAFAR / AFP

Khachanov Ends Mensik's Dream Qatar Run to Clinch Sixth Title

Karen Khachanov ended Jakub Mensik's bid to become the 10th youngest ATP champion with a straight sets win in the Qatar Open final on Saturday. The 17th…

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Sports The peloton leaving Al Dhafra Walk on the 141km desert run to Liwa © Giuseppe CACACE / AFP

Merlier Beats Sprint Rivals for Third UAE Tour Stage Win

Tim Merlier burst past a clutch of top sprinters to secure his third win of the UAE Tour on Saturday, winning the sixth and penultimate stage by a convincing…

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Sports Jasmine Paolini of Italy celebrates with the trophy after winning the final match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis WTA Championships 2024 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 February 2024.  EPA/ALI HAIDER

Paolini Defeats Kalinskaya in Comeback Victory for Dubai Title

Jasmine Paolini earned her biggest title by defeating Anna Kalinskaya 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in the Dubai Championships final on Saturday. Paolini fought back from a…

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Sports Discussions at the PRIORITY Summit, organized by the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute in Miami, focused on the second day on investment in sports

FII PRIORITY Summit in Miami Discusses Investment in Sports

Sessions, discussions and dialogues at the PRIORITY Summit, organized by the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute in Miami, focused on the second day…

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Saudi Space Agency Launches Competition for Students in Arab World

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Saudi Space Agency Launches Competition for Students in Arab World

The Saudi Space Agency (SSA), in cooperation with Misk Foundation and the Ilmi Science Discovery & Innovation Center, launched on Sunday the Madak competition…

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Varieties Olive oil is the basis of the Mediterranean diet. (Shutterstock)

The Magic of Olive Oil, Fish, and Other Healthy Fats

By Alice Callahan The Mediterranean diet isn’t like other diets. To begin with, it’s more of a style of eating than a strict regimen. And adopting it doesn…

Varieties A Eurasian eagle-owl named Flaco sits in a tree in New York's Central Park, Feb. 6, 2023. (AP)

Celebrity Owl Flaco Dies a Year after Becoming Beloved by New York City for Zoo Escape

Flaco, the Eurasian eagle-owl who escaped from New York City’s Central Park Zoo and became one of the city’s most beloved celebrities as he flew around…

Varieties File photo: A Saudi farmer and his son harvest Khawlani coffee beans at a coffee farm in the southwestern region of Jazan on January 26, 2022. (AFP)

Saudi Coffee Tops Heritage Components in Celebrations of Founding Day

A heritage corner was set up during Saudi Arabia’s Founding Day celebrations at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs branch in the Al-Baha region, SPA said on…

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Varieties A CFA strike team is seen at a fire near Raglan in Victoria, Friday, February 23, 2024. (AAP)

More Australian Towns Threatened by Massive Bushfire 

Fresh evacuation warnings were issued on Friday for dozens of rural Australian towns as around 1,000 firefighters battled a bushfire in Victoria state which…