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Arab World Sudanese farmers plow a field on the outskirts of Sudan's eastern city of Gedaref on July 18, 2024. (Photo by AFP)

Sudan's RSF Agrees with UN on Steps to Ease Aid Delivery

Sudan's Rapid Support Forces agreed with the United Nations on some steps to ease aid delivery in areas under its control, a member of the RSF told Reuters on…

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Gulf The attack killed six people. Reuters

Oman Police: Attackers in Wadi al-Kabir Were 3 Omani Brothers

The three gunmen who shot and killed six people in Oman this week were all Omani nationals, police said on Thursday. The shooting took place in the Wadi al…

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Arab World TOPSHOT - Palestinians and donkey carts make their way over the dirty of rubble past destroyed buildings after the Israeli military withdrew following a two-week offensive from the Shujaiya neighborhood, east of Gaza City on July 11, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Hamas group. (Photo by Omar AL-QATTAA / AFP)

Israel Bombards Central Gaza as Tanks Advance Deeper in Rafah

Israeli forces bombarded the Gaza Strip's historic refugee camps in the center of the enclave and struck Gaza City in the north on Thursday, killing at least…

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Arab World Erdogan stressed that the situation in the region requires new foreign policy equations (Turkish Presidency)

Türkiye Insists on Restoring Relations with Syria amid US Objection

Türkiye has conveyed new messages about maintaining efforts to restore normal ties with Syria, despite Damascus’ insistence on the Turkish military withdrawal,…

Saeed Abdulrazek (Ankara)

Biden Battles COVID and Democrats as Crisis Grows

World President Joe Biden walks down the steps of Air Force One at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Wednesday, July 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden Battles COVID and Democrats as Crisis Grows

Joe Biden holed up at his beach house Thursday, battling both a bout of COVID and calls by senior allies for him to abandon his 2024 reelection bid. While…

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Arab World Chairman of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council, Rashad Al-Alimi, met in Riyadh with the US Ambassador. (Saba)

Yemen’s Presidential Council Calls for Comprehensive Strategy to Deter the Houthis

In light of mounting Houthi threats, the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council stressed that deterring the pro-Iranian group requires a comprehensive local,…

Ali Rabih (Aden)
Business FILED - 17 November 2019, Egypt, Ismailia: A container ship sails through the Suez Canal. Photo: Gehad Hamdy/dpa

Egypt's Suez Canal Annual Revenue Drops to $7.2 Bln

Egypt's Suez Canal registered revenue of $7.2 billion in its 2023/2024 fiscal year, compared with $9.4 billion in the 2022/2023 year, canal authority head…

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AlUla Province Kicks off the Summer Fruit Season

Culture The Summer Fruit Season kicked off on Thursday in AlUla Province. (SPA)

AlUla Province Kicks off the Summer Fruit Season

The Summer Fruit Season kicked off on Thursday in AlUla Province, offering a variety of the finest local produce at the farmers' market in Al-Manshiyah Square,…

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Culture This photograph taken on July 9, 2024 shows a shop displaying items said to be from 'luxury' brands at historical Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP)

Fake Luxuries Supplant Tradition in Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

Cut-price branded perfumes and fake high-end handbags line the ornate alleys of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, with traditional merchants saying the luxury…

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Culture A woman poses for a photo with smoke from a fire at the background, during a hot, windy day at Acropolis hill, in Athens, Tuesday, July 16, 2024. Much of Greece was also sweltering in a heat wave due to last until the end of the week, with temperatures in some areas forecast to reach 42 degrees Celsius (over 107 degrees Fahrenheit).(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greece Culture Ministry Shuts Acropolis During the Hottest Part of the Day

Greece’s Culture Ministry ordered the closure of the Acropolis — the country’s biggest cultural attraction — for several hours in the middle of the day…

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Culture Five Revolutionary War musket balls, which are believed to be fired at the British by colonial militia men, are displayed at Minute Man National Historical Park, Monday, July 15, 2024, in Concord, Mass. (AP)

Archeologists Find Musket Balls Fired during 1 of the First Battles in US Revolutionary War

Nearly 250 years ago, hundreds of militiamen lined a hillside in Massachusetts and started firing a barrage of musket balls toward retreating British troops,…

Culture A Glimpse of Saudi Arabia’s geological heritage (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Geological Parks Nearing UNESCO Recognition

The National Center for Vegetation Cover Development and Combating Desertification in Saudi Arabia is working to establish and enhance several sites with…

Ghazi al-Harthi (Riyadh)

Buoyant Hamilton Seeking to Keep Momentum and More Records

Sports Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England, on July 7, 2024. (Photo by BENJAMIN CREMEL / AFP)

Buoyant Hamilton Seeking to Keep Momentum and More Records

A buoyant Lewis Hamilton heads into this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix on the crest of a wave, seeking a record-increasing ninth Hungaroring victory and…

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Sports Arne Slot admitted he had big shoes to fill. Photograph: Craig Brough/Action Images/Reuters

‘I am Not a Klopp Clone,’ Insists Slot

Arne Slot believes Liverpool need only marginal improvement to win the Premier League and has insisted there is more to his football style than being a clone…

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Sports At the Euros, transport infrastructure broke down, basic security was inept and illogical and no effort was made to tackle the scourge of beer being used as a projectile. - Reuters

Mediocre Euros, Copa América Show There is Such a Thing as Too Much Football

On the one hand, the best side in both the Euros and Copa América ended up triumphant. On the other hand, there was just about everything else, from the…

Jonathan Wilson
Sports  Paris 2024 Olympics - Paris 2024 Olympics Preview - Paris, France - July 17, 2024 General view of stands and a big screen installed on the banks of the river Seine ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics. (Reuters)

In and on the Water, French Troops Secure the River Seine for the Paris Olympics Opening Ceremony

French soldiers and police are being deployed both in and along the River Seine to make it safe during the grandiose opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics,…

Sports Lionel Messi will miss the Olympics but could feature at a sixth World Cup in 2026 © Patrick McDermott / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP

Messi to Miss Next Two Miami MLS Matches with Ankle Injury

Lionel Messi will miss Inter Miami's next two Major League Soccer matches after injuring his right ankle in Argentina's Copa America final triumph, Miami coach…

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2 Amur Tiger Cubs Have their 1st Public Outing at German Zoo

Varieties Two Amur tiger cubs, Tochka and Timur, have their first public outing at Cologne Zoo in Cologne, Thursday July 18, 2024. (Thomas Banneyer/dpa via AP)

2 Amur Tiger Cubs Have their 1st Public Outing at German Zoo

Two Amur tiger cubs had their first public outing Thursday at Cologne Zoo in Germany, one of several zoos that have sought to help keep up the numbers of the…

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Varieties Estimated to be 150 million years old, Apex is said to be "among the most complete skeletons ever found.” EPA

Dinosaur Skeleton Breaks Auction Record with $44.6 Mn Sale in New York

The largest stegosaurus skeleton ever found, nicknamed Apex, sold for a record breaking $44.6 million at auction in New York on Wednesday, Sotheby's said. …

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Varieties A picture showing some of the damage resulting from the hurricane that struck New York (The AP)

New York Storm Topples B-52 Bomber, Tears Roof off 19th Century Church

A storm powerful enough to knock a B-52 bomber off a platform and tear the roof off a 19th century church ripped through central New York state, killing a man…

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Varieties FILE PHOTO: The NASA logo is seen at Kennedy Space Center ahead of the NASA/SpaceX launch of a commercial crew mission to the International Space Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, US, April 16, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo

NASA Cancels its Moon Rover Mission

NASA said Wednesday it's canceling its water-seeking moon rover, citing cost overruns and launch delays. The Viper rover was supposed to launch in late 2023…

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Varieties Smoke billows at a shopping centre following fire in the city of Zigong, Sichuan province, China, in this still image obtained from social media video on July 17, 2024. - Reuters

Fire at Shopping Center in China Kills 16

Sixteen people were killed in a fire at a department store in Sichuan province in China's southwest on Wednesday evening, state media said on Thursday. The…

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