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Arab World Smoke rises following Israeli bombardments in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)

Gaza Health Ministry: 70 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Fire in Khan Younis

Seventy Palestinians were killed and more than 200 wounded by Israeli fire on the city of Khan Younis in southern Gaza, Gaza's Health Ministry said on Monday. …

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World US Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle attends a House of Representatives Oversight Committee hearing on the security lapses that allowed an attempted assassination of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, July 22, 2024. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt

US Secret Service Chief Admits Failure in Trump Shooting

US Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle admitted to Congress on Monday that she and her agency failed when a would-be assassin wounded Republican…

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World (FILES) Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran Javaid Rehman listens to a statement during a special session of the UN Human Rights Council on the situation in Iran, at the United Nations in Geneva on November 24, 2022. (Photo by VALENTIN FLAURAUD / AFP)

UN Expert Urges Probe of Iran 'Atrocity Crimes' in 1980s

A UN expert called Monday for an international investigation into "atrocity crimes", including genocide, committed in Iran against religious minorities and…

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Arab World Al-Burhan received the credentials of the Iranian ambassador (Sovereignty Council website)

Sudan, Iran Exchange Ambassadors after 8-Year Rupture

The head of the Sovereignty Council, Commander of the Sudanese Army, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, received, on Sunday, the credentials of Hassan Shah, the new…

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Harris Praises Biden in 1st Appearance since he Ended Campaign

World US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during an event honoring National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship teams from the 2023-2024 season, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on July 22, 2024. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP)

Harris Praises Biden in 1st Appearance since he Ended Campaign

US Vice President Kamala Harris lauded President Joe Biden's accomplishments in her first public appearance on Monday since he announced he was leaving the…

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Arab World The fire continues for the second day in fuel reservoirs in the Yemeni port of Hodeidah (AFP)

Houthi Leader ‘Pleased’ with Confrontation with Israel, Vows More Escalation

Houthi Leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi expressed his happiness on Monday at the direct confrontation with Tel Aviv, as the huge fire resulting from the Israeli…

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Features FILE - President Joe Biden speaks at a news conference July 11, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Biden's Withdrawal Injects Uncertainty Into Wars, Trade Disputes and Other Foreign Policy Challenges

Joe Biden's withdrawal from the US presidential race injects greater uncertainty into the world at a time when Western leaders are grappling with wars in…

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Jeddah Historic District Marks Decade Since UNESCO World Heritage Site Designation

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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Third Edition of Almadinah Book Fair to Start on July 30

The Saudi Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission will organize the third edition of Almadinah Book Fair 2024 from July 30 to August 5. More than…

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Culture The move is part of a larger regional documentation program to explore innovative ideas and boost cognitive and cultural content about the diversity of the Red Sea. (SPA)

‘Compass’ Program Aims to Preserve History of Red Sea and Saudi Arabia’s Western Region

The Center for the History of the Red Sea and the West of Saudi Arabia, affiliated with the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah),…

Culture Located next to Jabal Al-Nour, one of Makkah’s most famous landmarks, the district opens its doors daily to visitors from around the world  - SPA

Hira Cultural District Launches ‘Summer of Hira’ Events

The Hira Cultural District on Saturday launched the activities of “Summer of Hira,” which will run until Saturday, August 8th. The events, designed to cater…

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Culture Stonehenge has been a bone of contention between the British government and UNESCO - AFP

Tense Talks as UNESCO Mulls Heritage Sites at Risk

Tensions are simmering ahead of summer talks on which UNESCO World Heritage sites are deemed to be endangered, with countries battling against featuring on the…

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LeBron James to be Team USA Flagbearer for Paris Olympics

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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Sports FILE PHOTO: Paris 2024 Olympics - Paris, France - July 21, 2024 A police officer and a sniffer dog inspect a swimming pool area ahead of the Olympics REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo

Paris Hopes Security Won't Spoil the Party at 2024 Olympics Opening

Paris makes final preparations for the Summer Olympics, the grand opening ceremony along the river Seine on Friday has created an unprecedented security…

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Sports  McLaren's Australian driver Oscar Piastri (R) is congratulated by McLaren's British driver Lando Norris on the podium after the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring race track in Mogyorod near Budapest on July 21, 2024. (AFP)

Piastri Wins First F1 Race after Norris Obeys Team Orders in 1-2 for McLaren at Hungarian GP

Australian driver Oscar Piastri won his first Formula One race after teammate Lando Norris handed him back the lead to complete a McLaren one-two at the…

7-month-old Tree Kangaroo Peeks Out of Mom's Pouch at Bronx Zoo

Varieties This photo, provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society, shows a Matschie's tree kangaroo joey that made its first appearance from its mother's pouch at New York's Bronx Zoo, Thursday, July 18, 2024. (Wildlife Conservation Society/Terria Clay via AP)

7-month-old Tree Kangaroo Peeks Out of Mom's Pouch at Bronx Zoo

The second baby of a tree-dwelling kangaroo made its public debut this week in New York, poking its pink head out of its mom's furry white pouch. The tiny…

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Varieties The MoU was signed by King Fahd Medical City Chief Executive Officer Dr. Fahad AlGhofaili and Boston Oncology Chief Executive Director Dr. Abdullah Bajaaj. SPA

King Fahd Medical City, Boston Oncology Sign MoU for Localization of Gene and Target Cell Therapy

Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd Medical City and Boston Oncology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a project to localize gene and target cell…

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Varieties A rescued flamingo is pictured at a sanctuary. (Photo by AFP)

Baby Flamingos Saved from Drought-decimated Lake in Algeria

Around 300 pink flamingo chicks were rescued by volunteers in eastern Algeria after the salt lake where they hatched dried up following years of high…

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Varieties Saudi Team Wins 6 Awards at 2024 International Mathematical Olympiad in UK

Saudi Team Wins 6 Awards at 2024 International Mathematical Olympiad in UK

Under the auspices of the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity "Mawhiba" and the Ministry of Education, the Saudi…

Varieties Riyadh hosts the 56th edition of the International Chemistry Olympiad 2024 (IChO 2024) from July 21 to 30. (SPA)

Riyadh Hosts International Chemistry Olympiad 2024

Riyadh hosts the 56th edition of the International Chemistry Olympiad 2024 (IChO 2024) from July 21 to 30, the Saudi Press Agency said on Sunday. The event is…

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