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Gulf Colonel Al-Shalhoub noted that some tourism companies in several brotherly countries have deceived visit visa holders by issuing visas not intended for Hajj - SPA

Interior Ministry Official: Tourism Companies Deceived Visit Visa Holders, Encouraging Hajj Violations

Colonel Talal bin Abdul Mohsen bin Shalhoub, the security spokesman of the Saudi Ministry of Interior, confirmed the success of the 2024 Hajj season's security…

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Arab World The six are now subject to an asset freeze and travel ban in the 27-nation European Union. (File Photo)

EU Adopts Sanctions Against Six Over Sudan Civil War

EU countries adopted sanctions against six people in Sudan on Monday over the war between the Sudanese military and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) that has…

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Gulf Saudi Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Eng. Waleed bin Abdulkarim El-Khereiji met today with Republic of Uzbekistan Deputy Foreign Minister Bahram Aliyev on the sidelines of the 19th Asia Cooperation Dialogue Ministerial Meeting in Iran - SPA

Saudi Vice Foreign Minister Participates in Asia Cooperation Dialogue in Iran

Deputizing for Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Saudi Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Engineer Waleed bin Abdulkarim Al…

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Business There was an increase in the ratio of non-oil exports, including re-exports, to imports in April 2024 (File Photo AAWSAT)

Saudi Non-oil Exports Surge 12.4% to SR101.7 Billion in April

Saudi Arabia’s non-oil exports, including re-exports, recorded a jump of 12.4 percent, reaching SR101.7 billion in April 2024, compared to the same period in…

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France, Jordan Urge Israel to Lift Gaza Aid Restrictions

Arab World A truck carries humanitarian aid across Trident Pier, a temporary pier to deliver aid, off the Gaza Strip, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, near the Gaza coast, May 19, 2024. US Army Central/Handout via REUTERS

France, Jordan Urge Israel to Lift Gaza Aid Restrictions

French President Emmanuel Macron and King Abdullah II of Jordan Monday called on Israel to lift all land-based "restrictions" on the delivery of aid to war…

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Arab World Since the start of the MASAM project, a total of 448,313 explosives have been cleared - SPA . 

KSrelief MASAM Project Clears 645 Explosives in Yemen during Third Week of June

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) MASAM Project, dedicated to clearing explosives in Yemen, dismantled 645 devices in various…

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World Ukrainian soldiers fire a rocket toward Russian positions in the Kharkiv region - AFP

Kremlin Warns US of ‘Consequences’ after Alleged Ukrainian Strike on Crimea

The Kremlin on Monday warned the United States of "consequences" and summoned its ambassador after Moscow said a Ukrainian strike with a US missile on Crimea…

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Egypt Tomb Find May Shed Light on Ancient Diseases, Says Ministry

Culture This handout picture released by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities on June 24, 2024 shows the top fragment of a sarcophagus discovered at the site of a discovery of 33 ancient tombs in Egypt's southern city of Aswan. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities / AFP)

Egypt Tomb Find May Shed Light on Ancient Diseases, Says Ministry

A new discovery of 33 ancient tombs in Egypt's southern city of Aswan could reveal "new information on diseases" prevalent at the time, the tourism and…


Culture The first cultural asset of the newly announced Qiddiya City, the center is poised to receive over 800,000 visitors each year. SPA

Saudi Arabia: Qiddiya City Unveils Groundbreaking Performing Arts Center

Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) has announced an innovative Performing Arts Center to enrich Saudi Arabia's cultural landscape and enhance the array of…

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Culture Visitors take photos of the "Cloud Gate" sculpture, also known as the "bean," at Millennium Park, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago's Iconic 'Bean' Sculpture Reopens to Tourists

One of Chicago's most popular tourist attractions known as “The Bean” reopened to the public Sunday after nearly a year of renovations and construction…

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Culture Photo by SPA

World Camel Day: Tabuk Camels Symbolize Authenticity and Heritage

In Saudi Arabia, camels receive devoted attention and care from the government, the Saudi Press Agency reported. With a deep connection to the history and life…

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Culture An artifact that was displayed at foreign auctions. (Dr. Abdul Rahim Rayhan)

Egypt Parliament Acts to Confront Online Sale of Antiquities

The Egyptian parliament has taken new measures to confront the online sale of antiquities through social networking sites, based on a request submitted by a…

Taif Hosts Arab Diar Championship for West Asian U-19 Teams

Sports The championship is organized by the West Asian Football Federation with the participation of 12 teams from several countries including - SPA

Taif Hosts Arab Diar Championship for West Asian U-19 Teams

The Arab Diar Championship for West Asian U-19 teams, hosted by Taif Governorate, is scheduled to start Tuesday and will continue until July 5. The…

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Sports Brazil's coach Dorival Junior speaks during a press conference ahead of the Conmebol 2024 Copa America tournament group D football match between Brazil and Costa Rica at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on June 23, 2024. (AFP)

Brazil Coach Dorival Junior Aims for Consistency to Achieve Copa America Success 

Brazil coach Dorival Junior has identified balance and consistency as the keys to success ahead of Monday's Copa America opener against Costa Rica. Dorival,…

Sports Tennis - Halle Open - OWL Arena, Halle, Germany - June 23, 2024 Italy's Jannik Sinner poses with the trophy after winning the final against Poland's Hubert Hurkacz. (Reuters)

Sinner More Confident Ahead of Wimbledon After First Grasscourt Title 

Jannik Sinner is primed for a Wimbledon title tilt after picking up his first grasscourt trophy at Halle on Sunday and the Italian said he is more confident on…

Sports Nestor Lorenzo, coach of Colombia speaks during a press conference ahead of the CONMEBOL Copa America group stage match against Paraguay at NRG Stadium on June 23, 2024 in Houston, Texas. (Getty Images/AFP)

Colombia Coach Lorenzo Reluctant to Be Labeled Favorites 

Colombia coach Nestor Lorenzo is looking forward to his side's Copa America opener against Paraguay on Monday and insists he does not like being labeled one of…

Sports Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer reacts to a goal attempt by his teammate during a Group A match between Switzerland and Germany at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, June 23, 2024. (AP)

Germany Gets Late Goal to Draw 1-1 with Switzerland and Finish Top of Euro 2024 Group 

They all jumped for the ball in a frantic late push for the goal that would save Germany from its first loss at the European Championship, against an…


Scientist Says Plants Have Intelligence

Varieties Researchers have also speculated that plants may be able to count, make decisions, recognize their relatives and even remember events. - Getty Images/DailyMail

Scientist Says Plants Have Intelligence

Plants have been observed to interact with the environment in ways that one scientists has claimed proves they are conscious. Paco Calvo, a professor at the…

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Varieties The Picostim neurotransmitter is made by UK company Amber Therapeutics. (File/Reuters)

World First Epilepsy Device Fitted in UK Boy's Skull

A boy with severe epilepsy has become the first patient in the world to trial a new device fitted in their skull to control seizures. The neurostimulator,…

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Varieties The Kingdom's pavilion was widely visited by the Chinese public - SPA

Saudi Arabia Concludes Participation in Beijing International Book Fair 2024

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia concluded its participation in the Beijing International Book Fair, where it was the guest of honor this year, which was held from…

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Varieties Days will gradually shorten as the Earth orbits until the autumnal equinox on September 22 (SPA)

Gulf States Record High Temperatures After Summer Solstice

The Arab Gulf region saw temperatures soar earlier this week after a hot spell, with Makkah, Saudi Arabia, hitting 51 degrees Celsius last Monday. …

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Varieties A one-horned rhinoceros wades through flood water at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district of India's Assam state on June 20, 2024. (AFP) 

Thousands Displaced in Floods in North-Eastern India, Rain Abates 

Thousands of people have been displaced in India's north-eastern state of Assam and at least 37 people have died in heavy rain, floods and landslides in the…