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Arab World An Israeli fighter jet ejects flares while flying over an area near the Lebanon-Israel border, as seen from an undisclosed location in northern Israel, 07 July 2024. EPA/ATEF SAFADI

Israeli Warplanes Break Sound Barrier over Beirut

Israeli warplanes broke the sound barrier over Beirut and other areas of Lebanon on Tuesday, Lebanese security sources and media reported, rattling nerves as…

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World This grab made from a handout footage released by the Gofa Zone Government Communication Affairs Department on July 23, 2024, shows people looking for victims at the bottom of a landslide that occurred in the Geze-Gofa district. (Photo by Gofa Zone Government Communication Affairs Department/ESN / AFP)

Death Toll in Ethiopia Mudslides Rises to at Least 157

At least 157 people were killed in mudslides in a remote part of Ethiopia that has been hit with heavy rainfall, local authorities said Tuesday. Young children…

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World A soldier of a mobile anti-aircrafts brigade holds an unexploded Russian cluster bomb in the Khmelnytsky region on July 8, 2024. (Photo by Florent VERGNES / AFP)

Russian Attack Damages Energy Facility, Cuts Power in Ukraine's Sumy Region

A Russian overnight air attack damaged an energy facility in Ukraine's northern Sumy region, cutting power to 50,400 consumers, Ukrainian officials said…

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Arab World Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a memorial ceremony for Israeli soldiers who fell in battle during the 2014 Gaza War, in the Hall of Remembrance at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem on Tuesday, July 16, 2024.  (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP)

Israel's Netanyahu Says Deal Could Be Near for Hostages in Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told families of hostages held in Gaza that a deal that would secure their release could be near, his office said on…

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Palestinian Factions Agree to End Divisions, Form National Unity Govt

Arab World (L-R) Mahmoud al-Aloul, Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of Palestinian organization and political party Fatah, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and Mussa Abu Marzuk, senior member Hamas, attend an event at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 23, 2024. (Photo by Pedro Pardo / AFP)

Palestinian Factions Agree to End Divisions, Form National Unity Govt

Various Palestinian factions including rivals Hamas and Fatah have agreed to end their divisions and form a national unity government during negotiations in…

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Arab World A demonstrator brandishing a Palestinian national flag walks past Israeli troops, during confrontations with them following a protest against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the occupied-West Bank, in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near the Jewish settlement of Kedumim, on June 9, 2023. (Photo by Jaafar ASHTIYEH / AFP)

Israeli Forces Kill Seven Palestinians Including Two Gunmen in West Bank Raids

Seven Palestinians, including two militant commanders and a woman, were killed on Tuesday during Israeli raids targeting gunmen in the occupied West Bank,…

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World FILE PHOTO: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a news conference, March 10, 2019. REUTERS/Khalid Al-Mousily/File Photo

Zarif Softens Critique of ‘Strategic’ Law After Khamenei Endorsement

Former Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has announced that President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian’s government is ready to negotiate to restore the…

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Cyprus Displays Jewelry, Early Christian Icons and Bronze Age Antiquities Once Looted From Island

Culture A presidential security officer stands behind antiquities repatriated from Germany and put on display at the Archeological museum, in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Cyprus Displays Jewelry, Early Christian Icons and Bronze Age Antiquities Once Looted From Island

Cyprus on Monday put on display artifacts — some of them thousands of years old — that were returned after a Turkish art dealer looted them from the ethnically…

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Culture The conference aims to highlight the cultural and civilizational values of camels. SPA

King Saud University Hosts Int’l Conference on 'Camels in Arab Culture'

The Department of Arabic Language and Literature at King Saud University (KSU) will host the fifth International Conference on Camels in Arab Culture on…

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Culture The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC) logo

ALC Announces Members of Higher Committee of Sard Al Thahab Award 2024

The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC) has announced the new members of the Higher Committee of Sard Al Thahab Award 2024, which brings together writers,…

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Culture People dressed as bulls attend a presentation of a law that bans bullfighting by President Gustavo Petro in La Plaza Santa Maria, in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

Colombia's President Signs Bill to Ban Bullfighting

Colombian President Gustavo Petro on Monday signed a bill that bans bullfights in the South American country, further reducing the short list of nations around…

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Culture The district includes more than 650 heritage buildings, five historical main markets, several historical mosques, and one historical school. SPA

Jeddah Historic District Marks Decade Since UNESCO World Heritage Site Designation

The Jeddah Historic District program, under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture, celebrates this year the tenth anniversary of its listing as a UNESCO…

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Inter Miami Stars Messi, Suárez to Miss MLS All-Star Game

Sports Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi waves as he walks off the field after being honored for his 45 career trophies before an MLS soccer match against the Chicago Fire, Saturday, July 20, 2024, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Inter Miami Stars Messi, Suárez to Miss MLS All-Star Game

Inter Miami star Lionel Messi won't play in the MLS All-Star Game while nursing an ankle injury. The 37-year-old Messi left the July 14 Copa America final win…

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Sports FILE PHOTO: 2016 Rio Olympics - Tennis - Victory Ceremony - Men's Singles Victory Ceremony - Olympic Tennis Centre - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 14/08/2016. Gold medalist Andy Murray (GBR) of Britain reacts after receiving his medal.  REUTERS/Toby Melville.

Andy Murray Confirms Paris Olympics Last Event Before Retiring

Two-time Olympic men’s singles champion Andy Murray confirmed Tuesday he will end his career next week at the Paris Games. “Arrived in Paris for my last ever…

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Sports FILED - 02 September 2018, Berlin: Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James speaks during a promotion tour under the name of "More than an athlete." Photo: Carsten Koall/dpa

LeBron James to be Team USA Flagbearer for Paris Olympics

LeBron James, the NBA's all-time leading points scorer, will be the male flagbearer for Team USA at the Paris Olympics, the USOPC announced on Monday. James,…

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Sports Tennis - Nordea Open - Bastad, Sweden - July 21, 2024 Portugal's Nuno Borges poses with the trophy after winning his men's singles final alongside Spain's Rafael Nadal Bjorn Larsson Rosvall/TT News Agency via REUTERS

Nadal Falls to Nuno Borges in Nordea Open Final

Rafael Nadal's winning run at the clay-court Nordea Open ended Sunday when the Spaniard was beaten by Nuno Borges 6-3, 6-2 in the final on Sunday. The seventh…

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Sports France's paralympian cyclist Florian Jouanny poses at the Bir-Hakeim Bridge ahead of the Paris Olympics and Paralympics. Joël SAGET / AFP

Iconic Sites Hosting Paris Olympics Events

The Paris Olympics have been designed to showcase the City of Light in all its splendor, with events taking place at iconic locations. AFP looks at five sites…

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Saudi Arabia Celebrates Birth of 4 Cheetah Cubs, Unveils Ambitious Conservation Strategy

Varieties The birth of the four cheetah cubs coincides with the launch of the National Cheetah Conservation Strategy. SPA

Saudi Arabia Celebrates Birth of 4 Cheetah Cubs, Unveils Ambitious Conservation Strategy

The National Center for Wildlife (NCW) has announced a major breakthrough in its Cheetah Conservation Program: the birth of four cheetah cubs, which coincides…

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Varieties The Mount Etna volcano spews lava during an eruption in Sicily island, Italy, 15 July 2024 (issued 16 July 2024). EPA/ORIETTA SCARDINO

Italy's Catania Airport Closed by Etna Volcanic Ash

Flights serving the eastern Sicilian city of Catania were halted on Tuesday after an eruption from nearby Mount Etna, the airport operator said, bringing fresh…

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Varieties A man looks on as a digger spreads sand on a beach in the tourist town of Hammamet as authorities fight to protect the coast from rising sea levels and erosion. FETHI BELAID / AFP

Tunisia's Sandy Beaches Eaten away by Coastal Erosion

In Tunisia's seaside town of Hammamet, bulldozers diligently shovel sand from a nearby desert onto a popular beach in an attempt to stop it from disappearing…

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Varieties Turtle keeper Phorn Sreymom, 42, measures a baby Black Marsh Turtle, which was successfully hatched for the first time in Cambodia from turtles rescued from a black market seller, to check its health and growth at the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB), in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, July 16, 2024. REUTERS/Chantha Lach

1st Hatchling in Captivity Offers Hope for Cambodia's Endangered Black Marsh Turtle

The first Black Marsh Turtle hatched in captivity in Cambodia is being carefully nurtured by conservationists until it can be released back into the wild as…

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Varieties The new births of young Arabian Oryx were monitored with satellite-supported tracking devices. SPA

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Witnesses Births of Arabian Oryx

The King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Development Authority has witnessed the births of the Arabian Oryx. This comes as part of its efforts to enrich biodiversity…

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