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Gulf A Kuwaiti policeman stands in front of a residential building after a fire broke out in Mangaf area, southern Ahmadi governorate, Kuwait, 12 June 2024. EPA/NOUFAL IBRAHIM

At Least 35 People Die in Kuwait Building Fire

At least 35 people died in a building fire in Kuwait, the country's state-run news agency reported Wednesday. KUNA said authorities were investigating the…

Asharq Al Awsat (Kuwait)
Interviews Fakhri Karim (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Fakhri Karim: I Conveyed Talabani’s Advice to Assad on Terrorists

The late Iraqi President, Jalal Talabani, excelled at delivering messages subtly. In private meetings, he spoke more freely than in public statements or…

Ghassan Charbel (London)
Arab World Israeli firefighters douse the scorched ground following fires caused by rockets launched from southern Lebanon and which landed on the outskirts of Had Nes, in the Israel-annexed Golan Heights on June 11, 2024. (Photo by Jalaa MAREY / AFP)

Rockets Fired from Lebanon after Israel Kills Senior Hezbollah Commander

Scores of rockets were fired from Lebanon toward northern Israel on Wednesday morning, hours after Israeli airstrikes killed four Hezbollah officials,…

Asharq Al Awsat (Beirut)
World WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 4: FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FBI's proposed budget for the 2025 fiscal year on June 4, 2024 in Washington, DC.   Samuel Corum/Getty Images/AFP

Sources: 8 People with Possible ISIS Ties Arrested in US

Eight people from Tajikistan with suspected ties to ISIS have been arrested in the United States in recent days, according to multiple people familiar with the…

Asharq Al Awsat

UN: Violence Against Children in Conflict Reached Extreme Levels, Including in Gaza

Arab World A Palestinian child pushes another child sitting in a wheelbarrow along a narrow street past destroyed buildings in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on June 11, 2024. (Photo by Eyad BABA / AFP)

UN: Violence Against Children in Conflict Reached Extreme Levels, Including in Gaza

Violence against children caught in multiplying and escalating conflicts reached “extreme levels” in 2023, with an unprecedented number of killings and…

Asharq Al Awsat

World FILE - Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un examine a launch pad of Soyuz rockets during their meeting at the Vostochny cosmodrome outside the city of Tsiolkovsky, about 200 kilometres from the city of Blagoveshchensk in the far eastern Amur region, Russia, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

NKorea's Kim Hails Russia Ties as Putin Reportedly Plans a Visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hailed the country's expanding relationship with Russia on Wednesday, as reports suggest that Russian President Vladimir Putin…

Asharq Al Awsat
Arab World US destroyer in the Red Sea fires a missile against Houthi targets (Reuters)

US Military Says it Destroyed 2 Houthi Missile Launchers in Yemen

The US military said on Tuesday that its forces had destroyed two anti-ship cruise missile launchers in a Houthi-controlled area of Yemen. US Central…

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Medieval Mummies 'Beyond Repair' after Dublin Church Fire

Culture Police in Ireland. Reuters file photo

Medieval Mummies 'Beyond Repair' after Dublin Church Fire

Five medieval mummies preserved in the crypt of a Dublin church have likely been damaged beyond repair by a fire and water used to douse the flames, a church…

Asharq Al Awsat

Culture King Willem-Alexander, center, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands place a wreath at the tombs of Martin Luther King Jr., and Coretta Scott King as the King's daughter Bernice King, left, looks on during a visit to the King Center, Monday, June 10, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP)

King and Queen of the Netherlands Pay Tribute to MLK During Visit to Atlanta 

The king and queen of the Netherlands began a four-day tour of the US on Monday in Atlanta, where they paid tribute to the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr…

Culture Chef Michael Rafidi of Albi in Washington, DC, stands on the red carpet before the James Beard Awards ceremony Monday, June 10, 2024, in Chicago. Rafidi won the James Beard award for Outstanding Chef. (AP)

Palestinian DC Chef, Senegalese Restaurant in New Orleans Win Coveted James Beard Awards 

A Palestinian chef using ancient cooking techniques a Senegalese restaurant in New Orleans and an upscale Thai restaurant in Oregon won coveted James Beard…

Culture Saudi Ministry of Culture Launches Camel Studies Grant

Saudi Ministry of Culture Launches Camel Studies Grant

The Saudi Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture, launched the Camel Studies Grant, which aims to shine a…

Culture Dragon boat crew members participate in a traditional Chinese dragon boat race in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, June 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Taiwan Nighttime Dragon Boat Racing Puts Modern Twist on Ancient Tradition

Across the Chinese diaspora, racing in dragon boats has been a tradition reaching back thousands of years. But change is afoot, most recently in central Taiwan…

Asharq Al Awsat

Riyadh to Host Gulf Esports League Finals 2024 on June 27-28

Sports The Saudi Esports Federation said Riyadh will be hosting the GCC Esports League 2024 finals on June 27- 28. SPA

Riyadh to Host Gulf Esports League Finals 2024 on June 27-28

The Saudi Esports Federation has announced that Riyadh will be hosting the GCC Esports League 2024 finals, taking place from June 27 to 28. The championship…

Asharq Al Awsat (Riyadh)

Sports While the national team could yet coax reluctant Germans to celebrate, the country itself is going through difficult times politically (The AP)

Why Germany's 2006 World Cup Patriotic Fervor is Unlikely to Repeat at Euro 2024

When Germany hosted the 2006 World Cup, it unleashed an unexpected burst of national pride across the country. For many Germans, it was the first time they…

Asharq Al Awsat
Sports The most feared striker in Europe won’t be playing at the European Championship. ( The AP)

Euro 2024 Won't Feature Europe's Top Striker. Who Else is Missing?

Goalkeepers and defenders: Exhale. The most feared striker in Europe won’t be playing at the European Championship. That’s because Erling Haaland’s…

Asharq Al Awsat
Sports Ian Maatsen of Dortmund in action during the UEFA Champions League final match of Borussia Dortmund against Real Madrid, in London, Britain, 01 June 2024. (EPA)

Koeman Calls up Maatsen to Replace Injured De Jong in Netherlands Euro 2024 Squad 

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman called up versatile Borussia Dortmund defender Ian Maatsen on Tuesday to replace midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who was cut from…

Sports French Open Preview - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 17, 2022 General view of outside courts ahead of the French Open. (Reuters)

Roland Garros in Race to Finish Paris 2024 Makeover 

As the sun set on the French Open and Spain's Carlos Alcaraz celebrated Sunday's triumph a new race got underway at Roland Garros to transform the iconic red…


Heat Wave in Greece Halts Visits to Acropolis

Varieties Tourists take a selfie in front of the Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during a heatwave, in Athens, Greece, 11 June 2024. EPA/KOSTAS TSIRONIS

Heat Wave in Greece Halts Visits to Acropolis

Authorities in Athens announced on Wednesday the closure of the Acropolis for five hours due to heat wave temperatures that also prompted many schools to close…

Asharq Al Awsat

Varieties In this May 2024 image provided by Garry Kozak, remains of what experts believe to be is a 10-seat Jet Commander aircraft, rest on the floor of Lake Champlain off Juniper Island, Vt. (Garry Kozak via AP)

Jet Missing Since 1971 Found Submerged in Vermont Lake

Fifty-three years after a private plane carrying five men disappeared on a snowy Vermont night, experts believe they have found the wreckage of the long lost…

Asharq Al Awsat
Varieties An Indian woman uses a scarf as sunlight protection during hot afternoon in Kolkata, eastern India, 11 June 2024. EPA/PIYAL ADHIKARY

Extreme Heat Triggers Novel Payout for 50,000 Women in India

A group of 50,000 self-employed women in India have become the first beneficiaries of a novel insurance scheme that pays out when temperatures hit certain…

Asharq Al Awsat
Varieties This handout photo obtained on June 10, 2024 courtesy of ESA shows a 3D model of the Olympus Mons volcano on Mars, as observed by the HRSC camera aboard ESA's Mars Express. (Photo by Adomas Valantinas / AFP)

Frost Discovered on Top of Giant Mars Volcanoes

Early morning frost has been detected on the peaks of massive volcanoes on Mars, an unexpected discovery about the dispersal of water on Mars that could one…

Asharq Al Awsat (Paris)
Varieties English Heritage said the shots were fired in a siege of Kenilworth Castle in 1266 (English Heritage)

Stone Projectiles that are Nearly 800 Years Old Found at Castle in Britain

Eight 13th Century catapult shots have been discovered “perfectly preserved” outside the walls of a castle in Warwickshire, BBC reported on Tuesday. English…

Asharq Al Awsat (London)