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Arab World Hezbollah members take part in a military exercise during a media tour organized for the occasion of Resistance and Liberation Day, in Aaramta, Lebanon, May 21, 2023. (Reuters)

Hezbollah Launches Donation Campaign to Purchase Missiles, Drones

Lebanon’s Hezbollah group did not stop at involving foreign armed parties in its fight against Israel allegedly in support of Gaza, but has moved further to…

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Arab World A beam of light is seen in northern Gaza, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, near the Israel-Gaza border, as seen from Israel, May 28, 2024. (Reuters)

World’s Largest Humanitarian Network Calls for Gaza Ceasefire 

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) called on Wednesday for a ceasefire and unimpeded humanitarian access to the Gaza…

Arab World Houthi supporters hold up their weapons during a protest in solidarity with the Palestinian people, in Sanaa, Yemen, 24 May 2024. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

Houthi Missile Attacks Damage Ship in the Red Sea

Missile attacks by Yemen’s Houthi militias twice damaged a Marshall Islands-flagged, Greek-owned ship Tuesday in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. The…

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Arab World FILE PHOTO: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, May 21, 2024. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

Blinken Discusses Need to End Sudan War With Top General

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the need to urgently end the war in Sudan with Sudanese army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan in a phone…

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Fighting Escalates in Rafah as Israel Pushes ahead with its Offensive

Arab World FILE PHOTO: Palestinians queue as they wait to collect drinking water, amid shortages of drinking water, as the conflict between Israel and Hamas continues, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip January 4, 2024. REUTERS/Saleh Salem/File Photo

Fighting Escalates in Rafah as Israel Pushes ahead with its Offensive

Palestinian residents of the southern Gaza city of Rafah have reported an escalation of fighting Tuesday as Israeli forces pressed their assault on the border…

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Gulf The Saudi Foreign Ministry held Israeli authorities “completely responsible for the developments in Rafah and all Palestinian Territories.” (SPA)

Saudi Arabia Condemns Israel’s ‘Ongoing Massacres against Palestinians’ 

Saudi Arabia strongly condemned on Tuesday the Israeli forces’ “undeterred genocidal massacres against the Palestinian people as they continue to target the…

Arab World Rik Peeperkorn is the WHO's representative in the Palestinian territories. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP

WHO: Israel's Rafah Incursion Taking Dire Health Toll

Israel's military offensive in Rafah is already taking a dire health toll in southern Gaza, and if it continues, "substantial" increases in deaths can be…

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Colombia’s Congress Votes to Ban Bullfights, Dealing a Blow to the Centuries-Old Tradition 

Culture An animal rights activist holds a puppy while taking part in a demonstration demanding the approval of a law that prohibits bullfights, cockfights and events where animals are abused, in Bogota, Colombia, October 5, 2022. (Reuters)

Colombia’s Congress Votes to Ban Bullfights, Dealing a Blow to the Centuries-Old Tradition 

Colombia’s congress voted Tuesday to ban bullfights in the South American nation, delivering a serious blow to a centuries-old tradition that has inspired…

Culture A view of some of the works of art that have been repatriated from the United States of America by the Carabinieri for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (TPC) on display at the Central Institute for Restoration in Rome, Italy, 28 May 2024. (EPA)

US Vows More Returns of Looted Antiquities as Italy Celebrates Latest Haul of 600 Artifacts 

Italy on Tuesday celebrated the return of around 600 antiquities from the US, including ancient bronze statues, gold coins, mosaics and manuscripts valued at…

Culture 20 discoveries were made in the Asir region. SPA

Saudi Heritage Commission Registers 202 New Archaeological Sites

The Heritage Commission has announced the addition of 202 new archaeological sites, bringing the total to 9,119. The documentation process for each site is…

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Culture Culinary Arts Commission to Participate in 'Taste London' Exhibition in June

Culinary Arts Commission to Participate in 'Taste London' Exhibition in June

The Saudi Culinary Arts Commission will participate in the 'Taste London' food festival and exhibition for the second consecutive time. The event, scheduled…

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Culture A man walks past the entrance of the Kunsthaus Zurich art museum on March 14, 2023. (AFP)

Mystery Persists as Missing Swiss Paintings Reappear 

One of the Switzerland's top art museums announced Sunday the return of two paintings that went missing last year, refusing to provide details in a case still…

De Bruyne to Lead Belgium at Euro 2024 with Unretired Witsel 

Sports Soccer Football - FA Cup - Final - Manchester City v Manchester United - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - May 25, 2024 Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne during the warm up before the match. (Reuters)

De Bruyne to Lead Belgium at Euro 2024 with Unretired Witsel 

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will lead a rejuvenated Belgium side including a once-retired Axel Witsel at the European Championship next month. …

Sports France's Alizé Cornet holds an award during a tribute ceremony after her women's singles match on Court Philippe-Chatrier against China's Zheng Qinwen on day three of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros Complex in Paris on May 28, 2024. (AFP)

Alizé Cornet Retires from Tennis after 1st Round French Open Loss to Zheng Qinwen 

Alizé Cornet was given a standing ovation and a farewell trophy after playing the final match of her long tennis career, a 6-2, 6-1 loss to No. 7 seed Zheng…

Sports 27 May 2024, Spain, Valdebebas: Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham speaks with the press during Real Madrid Open Media Day at Ciudad Real Madrid, ahead of their UEFA Champions League final soccer match against Borussia Dortmund. (dpa)

Bellingham Voted LaLiga Player of the Season 

Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham has been voted LaLiga's Player of the Season after the 20-year-old played a pivotal role in leading the club to their…

Sports Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 26, 2024 Japan's Naomi Osaka in action during her first round match against Italy's Lucia Bronzetti. (Reuters)

Osaka ‘Really Excited to Face’ Swiatek at French Open 

Naomi Osaka says she is "really excited" to face red-hot tournament favorite Iga Swiatek in the French Open second round on Wednesday, when men's title…

Sports Barcelona striker Lamine Yamal celebrates during the LaLiga match FC Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano, in Barcelona, Spain, 19 May 2024. (EPA)

Teenagers Yamal and Cubarsi Included in Young Spain Squad for European Championship 

Spain is set to take a young squad to the European Championship, with teenagers Lamine Yamal and Pau Cubarsi among the players picked by coach Luis de la…

World’s First Wooden Satellite Built by Japan Researchers 

Varieties The world's first wooden satellite made from wood and named LignoSat, developed by scientists at Kyoto University and logging company Sumitomo Forestry, is shown during a press conference at Kyoto University in Kyoto on May 28, 2024. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / AFP)

World’s First Wooden Satellite Built by Japan Researchers 

The world's first wooden satellite has been built by Japanese researchers who said their tiny cuboid craft will be blasted off on a SpaceX rocket in September…

Varieties A man splashes water from a roadside tap on his face to cool off on a hot summer day in Lucknow, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP)

India Issues Heat Wave Alert as Delhi Posts Record High Temperature 

India's weather department issued a red alert for several parts of the country's northwest on Wednesday, warning of a severe heat wave a day after parts of the…

Varieties FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows the Conciergerie building (bottom R) and the Palais de Justice, or courthouse, on the Ile de la Cite along the river Seine in central Paris July 14, 2013.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Uber to Offer Seine Cruises, Day Trips in Paris during Olympics

Uber Technologies unveiled a raft of measures on Wednesday, including a tie-up to offer cruises on the Seine river as it looks to meet explosive demand…

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Varieties Shields, on the River Tyne, 1823 (TATE)

British Artist Turner Captured the 'Planet's Turning Point' in His Paintings

A new exhibition is to examine how British artist JMW Turner unknowingly captured the permanent impact people were having on the environment in his paintings. …

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Varieties Eating large amounts of chocolate is both bad for your health and bad for the climate. Luckily, researchers from Zurich are now saying they have developed what they say is a healthier and more environmentally friendly product. Robert Günther/dpa

Scientists Develop New Healthier Chocolate

Researchers in Zurich said they have developed a more sustainable and healthier means of making chocolate, a snack that's as much associated with fat as it is…

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