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World Romanian President Klaus Iohannis exits a voting cabin during European and local elections in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, June 9, 2024. Voters across the European Union are going to the polls on the final day of voting for the European parliamentary elections to choose their representatives for the next five-year term. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

NATO Member Romania to Send a Patriot Missile System to Neighboring Ukraine

NATO member Romania’s top defense body said Thursday that the country will donate a Patriot missile system to neighboring Ukraine to help Kyiv in the war with…

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Business The European Union flag inside the atrium during an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Omar Havana)

EU States Agree on 14th Sanctions Package Against Russia

European Union countries agreed on a 14th package of sanctions against Russia over its war in Ukraine, diplomats said on Thursday, including a ban on re…

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World FILE PHOTO: Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards participate in a military parade, in Tehran September 21, 2008. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Iran Condemns Canada's Listing of IRGC as Terrorist Group

Iran condemned on Thursday Canada's listing of the Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization as "an unwise and unconventional politically-motivated…

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Arab World In this photo released by the United Nations, Stephanie Koury, on screen, Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs for Libya, briefs the Security Council on the situation in Libya, Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at UN headquarters. (Manuel Elías/United Nations Photo via AP)

UN Envoy: Libyans Want an End to Country's Divisions

Libyans from rival regions and all walks of life are fed up with the country’s divisions and want political players to end their years-long impasse and agree…

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Israel Pounds Central Gaza Camps, Deepens Invasion of Rafah

Arab World A view of a damaged building, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, at the Rafah Crossing, Gaza, in this screengrab obtained from a social media video released on June 19, 2024. Doron Kadosh, Glz/via REUTERS

Israel Pounds Central Gaza Camps, Deepens Invasion of Rafah

Israeli forces pounded areas in the central Gaza Strip overnight, killing three people and wounding dozens of others, according to medics, while tanks deepened…

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Arab World A protester holds a sign during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, during Israel-Hamas conflict, near the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem June 18, 2024. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

The Fate of Latest Cease-Fire Proposal Hinges on Netanyahu and Hamas’ Leader in Gaza

The fate of the proposed cease-fire deal for Gaza hinges in many ways on two men: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas’ leader in Gaza, Yahya…

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Arab World Senior Advisor to the US President Amos Hochstein (L) meets with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri in Beirut. Photo: Parliament of Lebanon/dpa

US Envoy Tries to Calm Israel-Lebanon Tensions

Israeli strikes in southern Lebanon killed three Hezbollah fighters on Wednesday, the militant group said, as US envoy tasked with avoiding a devastating…

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

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…

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Culture Saudi Arabia inaugurated its pavilion as the guest of honor at the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) in China. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia Inaugurates its Pavilion at Beijing International Book Fair

Saudi Arabia inaugurated its pavilion as the guest of honor at the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) in China, reported the Saudi Press Agency on…

Culture People walk around the Stonehenge stone circle, seen with dry fields surrounding it, as a second heatwave continues in parts of the country, in Amesbury, Britain, August 12, 2022. (Reuters)

Britain’s Stonehenge Sprayed with Paint by Environmental Protesters

Environmental protesters sprayed paint on Britain's Stonehenge on Wednesday, with orange marks covering some of the stones of the prehistoric megalithic…

Culture Kazuko Shiraishi speaks at a park in Tokyo, on Nov. 15, 1996. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan’s ‘Beat Poet’ Kazuko Shiraishi, Pioneer of Modern Performance Poetry, Dies at 93 

Kazuko Shiraishi, a leading name in modern Japanese “beat” poetry, known for her dramatic readings, at times with jazz music, has died. She was 93. Shiraishi…

Olympic Champion Track Cyclist Katie Archibald to Miss Paris Games after Freak Accident

Sports  Katie Archibald of Great Britain reacts after winning the women’s omnium points race at the UEC track cycling elite European championships, at the Velodrome Suisse, in Grenchen, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

Olympic Champion Track Cyclist Katie Archibald to Miss Paris Games after Freak Accident

British two-time Olympic champion track cyclist Katie Archibald will miss the Paris Games after breaking two leg bones in a freak accident. The 30-year-old…

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Sports Argentina's head coach Lionel Scaloni says he has a full strength team for Thursday's Copa America opener against Canada. - AFP

Just Enjoy Messi and Di Maria While You Can Urges Scaloni

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has urged his compatriots to not worry about when Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria will hang up their boots and to instead just…

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Sports Saudi Paralympic Weightlifting Team Participates in World Championship in Georgia

Saudi Paralympic Weightlifting Team Participates in World Championship in Georgia

The Saudi Paralympic weightlifting team is participating in the World Championship in Georgia, aiming to qualify for the Olympic Games Paris 2024. The…

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Sports Steve Cooper was sacked by Nottingham Forest last December but returns to the Premier League as Leicester manager. Paul ELLIS / AFP

Steve Cooper Named Manager of Premier League Leicester City

Leicester City have appointed former Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper as their new manager, the newly promoted Premier League club said on Thursday. …

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Sports Kylian Mbappe of France receives a treatment after suffering an injury during a Group D match between Austria and France at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Duesseldorf, Germany, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Mbappé Feeling 'a Bit Better' after Facial Injury, France Teammate Saliba Says

France striker Kylian Mbappé is feeling a “bit better,” teammate William Saliba said Wednesday, ahead of undergoing more tests on a facial injury sustained in…

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Japan Seeks More Visitors Despite Overtourism Woes

Varieties The municipality famous for Himeji Castle is reportedly mulling making the World Heritage site's admission fees for overseas tourists four times as expensive as those for local residents. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP

Japan Seeks More Visitors Despite Overtourism Woes

Japan's tourism chief said Thursday its ambitious goal of luring 60 million foreign tourists a year -- more than double the current level -- is well within…

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Varieties A snake antivenom is seen in a container at Kenya Snakebite Research and Intervention Centre (KSRIC) in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Andrew Kasuku)

It's Hard to Find Treatment for Snakebites in Kenya. Thousands of People are Dying Every Year

Esther Kangali felt a sharp pain while on her mother’s farm in eastern Kenya. She looked down and saw a large snake coiling around her left leg. She screamed,…

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Varieties This picture taken on June 19, 2024 and released on June 20, 2024 from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) via KNS shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) presenting Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) with a pair of dogs in the garden of the Kumsusan State Guesthouse in Pyongyang. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

North Korea's Kim Gives Pair of Dogs to Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a pair of Pungsan dogs, a local breed, state media KCNA reported on Thursday. Kim and…

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Varieties Las Vegas police spotted the reflective shape during a search and rescue mission over the weekend in a hiking area an hour north of Sin City. - AFP

New Mystery Monolith Appears in Nevada Desert

A mysterious shiny monolith has appeared in a Nevada desert, the latest other-worldly installation to materialize in recent years across North America and…

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Varieties A photograph shows the Parthenon Temple at the top of the Acropolis hill in Athens on November 28, 2023. (AFP)

French Woman Missing in Greece Sent Distress Text

A 73-year-old French woman missing on the Greek island of Sikinos since Friday sent a distress message to her hotel before disappearing, the owner said. A…

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