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World US President Joe Biden delivers a commencement address during Morehouse College's graduation ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia on May 19, 2024. (AFP)

Biden Says Request for War Crimes Arrest Warrant for Israeli Leaders Is ‘Outrageous’

President Joe Biden on Monday condemned as “outrageous” an attempt by the chief prosecutor of the world’s top war crimes to seek arrest warrants for Israeli…

Features  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to his Likud party faction meeting at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem May 20, 2024 (Reuters)

What Happens after ICC Prosecutor Seeks Warrants in Israel-Gaza Conflict?

The International Criminal Court prosecutor's office has requested arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense chief, and…

World Men hang a huge portrait of Iran's late President Ebrahim Raisi outside the Iranian embassy in Baghdad during a condolences service on May 20, 2024 for the president and his entourage, who were killed in a helicopter crash in Iran the previous day. (AFP)

US Expresses Condolences for Death of Iranian President

The United States expressed its "official condolences" Monday for the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and other officials in a helicopter crash, the…

Gulf The Saudi and Qatari delegations meet in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia, Qatar Discuss Military, Security Coordination

Saudi Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz met with Qatar's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs…

Iran's President, Foreign Minister Die in Helicopter Crash

World This grab taken from handout video footage released by the IRINN Iranian state television network on May 19, 2024 shows Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi on board a helicopter in the Jofa region of the western province of East Azerbaijan. (Photo by IRINN / AFP)

Iran's President, Foreign Minister Die in Helicopter Crash

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a hardliner seen as a potential successor to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, was killed when his helicopter crashed in poor…

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World Pro-Palestinian protesters set up an encampment at the University of Drexel campus as they rally to mark the Nakba anniversary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 18, 2024. (AFP)

Pro-Palestinian Protesters at Drexel Ignore Call to Disband as Arrests Nationwide Approach 3,000

Pro-Palestinian protesters ignored a request by Drexel University's president to disband their encampment on Monday as arrests linked to campus demonstrations…

Business Saudia said it is increasing flights and seat capacity across its existing 100-plus destinations to meet the country's goal of attracting more than 150 million tourists by 2030. (AFP file)

Saudi Arabia’s National Carrier Orders More than 100 New Airbus Jets

Saudi Arabia's national airline ordered more than 100 new Airbus jets, it said on Monday. Saudia Group, which represents the Saudia airline and its budget…

Ministry of Culture, ALECSO Launch Arabic Observatory of Translation

Culture Ministry of Culture, ALECSO Launch Arabic Observatory of Translation

Ministry of Culture, ALECSO Launch Arabic Observatory of Translation

The Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission at the Ministry of Culture has joined forces with the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific…

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Saudi Arabia, UK Sign MoU to Enhance Cooperation in Cultural and Architectural Design

The Saudi Architecture and Design Commission has said that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Royal College of Art in the United Kingdom. The…

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Culture Saudi representative Hani Al-Moqbil was re-elected as the Chairman of the Executive Council of ALECSO from 2024 to 2026 (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Arabia Overwhelmingly Leads ALECSO Executive Council Until 2026

Saudi Arabia won Saturday the chairmanship of the Executive Council of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) for the third…

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Hoor Al Qasimi Appointed Artistic Director of 25th Biennale of Sydney

Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi has been appointed as the Artistic Director of the Biennale of Sydney, scheduled to take place from March 7 to June 8, 2026, Emirates…

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Yemeni Minister Praises Saudi Support in Boosting Efforts to Preserve Heritage

Yemeni Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Muammar Al-Eryani has lauded Saudi Arabia for its support to Yemen’s government to protect local heritage…

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Schauffele Wins PGA Championship for Long-awaited First Major

Sports May 19, 2024; Louisville, Kentucky, USA; Xander Schauffele tees off on the eighth hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Adam Cairns-USA TODAY Sports Purchase Licensing Rights

Schauffele Wins PGA Championship for Long-awaited First Major

American Xander Schauffele birdied the final hole to win the PGA Championship by one shot over LIV Golf's Bryson DeChambeau at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville…

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Sports Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp reacts after his very last match with Liverpool after the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, May 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Klopp Seeks Private Life after Liverpool Exit, Rules Out Immediate Return

Former Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said he plans to retreat into a private life following his departure from the Premier League club and has no immediate…

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Sports 19 May 2024, United Kingdom, Manchester: Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne lifts the Premier League trophy with team-mates as they celebrate after the English Premier League soccer match against West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/dpa

Man City Wins Record Fourth Straight Premier League Title

Manchester City won a record fourth straight Premier League title on Sunday by beating West Ham 3-1 in the final game of the season. City is the first team to…

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Sports FILE - The padded hands of Diane Roy of Canada are seen as she waits to compete in the women' 800-meter T54 heat at the 2012 Paralympics games, on Sept. 4, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Paralympics Open in 100 Days. Paris Organizers Launch Campaign to Boost Ticket Sales

With 100 days until the Paralympics begin, Paris organizers are delivering a message from the athletes in a bid to boost ticket sales: I am not missing…

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West Asian Deaf Federation Council Approves Saudi Bid to Host the 2025 Bowling Championship

The Board of Directors of the West Asian Regional Federation for Deaf Sports has held a meeting in the capital, Riyadh, headed by the President of the…

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More Than a Third of Italian Teens Want to Emigrate

Varieties A deserted San Marco square in Venice on Sunday (March 8), the first day of the lockdown. AFP.

More Than a Third of Italian Teens Want to Emigrate

More than a third of Italian teenagers want to emigrate when they are older, according to a survey by national statistics institute Istat which also found that…

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Varieties Sour Patch Kids Oreos? Peeps Pepsi? What's behind the Weird Flavors Popping up on Store Shelves

Sour Patch Kids Oreos? Peeps Pepsi? What's behind the Weird Flavors Popping up on Store Shelves

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream usually draws customers with gourmet takes on classics like vanilla and pistachio. But occasionally, the artisanal ice cream maker…

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Varieties Many in Brazil still associate coffee production with slavery. Douglas Magno / AFP

Black Farmers in Brazil Changing Views on Coffee Production

Raphael Brandao beams with pride as he describes the high-end Brazilian coffee he produces with beans sourced exclusively from Black farmers in a country where…

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Varieties Jeff Bezos-backed Blue Origin resumes its flights to the edge of space, carrying six people seated in a capsule atop the New Shepard rocket, ending a near two-year pause of crewed operations following a 2022 mission failure in Van Horn, Texas, US May 19, 2024 in a still image from video.  Blue Origin/Handout via REUTERS

Blue Origin Flies Thrill Seekers to Space, Including Oldest Astronaut

After a nearly two-year hiatus, Blue Origin flew adventurers to space on Sunday, including a former Air Force pilot who was denied the chance to be the United…

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Varieties His stem cell count had also skyrocketed - (The AP)

Man Becomes '10 years Younger' after 93 Days at Bottom of the Atlantic

Retired naval officer Joseph Dituri spent 93 days submerged in the Atlantic ocean and came out 10 years younger. Dituri emerged from his 100-square-foot pod…

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