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World White House National Security Communications Advisor John Kirby participates in a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 17 June 2024. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

White House Calls Netanyahu's Comments on US Weapons 'Perplexing'

The White House on Thursday said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comments on the US-supplied weapons was "incorrect." Netanyahu on Tuesday…

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World FILE - Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, speaks during a joint press conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut, File)

Mark Rutte Seals NATO Top Job

Outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Thursday clinched the race to become the next head of NATO after sole challenger Romanian President Klaus Iohannis…

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Business The European Union flag inside the atrium during an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Omar Havana)

EU States Agree on 14th Sanctions Package Against Russia

European Union countries agreed on a 14th package of sanctions against Russia over its war in Ukraine, diplomats said on Thursday, including a ban on re…

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World FILE PHOTO: Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards participate in a military parade, in Tehran September 21, 2008. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Iran Condemns Canada's Listing of IRGC as Terrorist Group

Iran condemned on Thursday Canada's listing of the Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization as "an unwise and unconventional politically-motivated…

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Netanyahu Says Israel Needs US Ammunition in 'War For Its Existence'

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Netanyahu Says Israel Needs US Ammunition in 'War For Its Existence'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday the country needs ammunition from the United States in "the war for its existence", directly addressing…

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Arab World In this photo released by the United Nations, Stephanie Koury, on screen, Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs for Libya, briefs the Security Council on the situation in Libya, Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at UN headquarters. (Manuel Elías/United Nations Photo via AP)

UN Envoy: Libyans Want an End to Country's Divisions

Libyans from rival regions and all walks of life are fed up with the country’s divisions and want political players to end their years-long impasse and agree…

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Arab World A protester holds a sign during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, during Israel-Hamas conflict, near the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem June 18, 2024. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

The Fate of Latest Cease-Fire Proposal Hinges on Netanyahu and Hamas’ Leader in Gaza

The fate of the proposed cease-fire deal for Gaza hinges in many ways on two men: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas’ leader in Gaza, Yahya…

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Madinah Invites Visitors and Pilgrims to Explore Its Rich History, Landmarks

Culture "Visit Madinah" offers a wealth of information to enrich visitors' stays. (SPA)

Madinah Invites Visitors and Pilgrims to Explore Its Rich History, Landmarks

The Madinah Region Development Authority in Saudi Arabia invited visitors and pilgrims who have completed their Hajj rituals to explore the city's rich history…

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Culture The Kingdom is the guest of honor at the exhibition. SPA

Saudi Heritage Commission Enriches Visitor's Experience at BIBF

The Saudi Heritage Commission is seeking to provide visitors to the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) with a platform to expand their knowledge about the…

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Culture Saudi Arabia inaugurated its pavilion as the guest of honor at the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) in China. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia Inaugurates its Pavilion at Beijing International Book Fair

Saudi Arabia inaugurated its pavilion as the guest of honor at the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) in China, reported the Saudi Press Agency on…

Culture People walk around the Stonehenge stone circle, seen with dry fields surrounding it, as a second heatwave continues in parts of the country, in Amesbury, Britain, August 12, 2022. (Reuters)

Britain’s Stonehenge Sprayed with Paint by Environmental Protesters

Environmental protesters sprayed paint on Britain's Stonehenge on Wednesday, with orange marks covering some of the stones of the prehistoric megalithic…

Culture Kazuko Shiraishi speaks at a park in Tokyo, on Nov. 15, 1996. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan’s ‘Beat Poet’ Kazuko Shiraishi, Pioneer of Modern Performance Poetry, Dies at 93 

Kazuko Shiraishi, a leading name in modern Japanese “beat” poetry, known for her dramatic readings, at times with jazz music, has died. She was 93. Shiraishi…

France Coach: Team Doing All to Ensure Mbappé Available for Netherlands Match

Sports France's Kylian Mbappe, left, gestures as he speaks with his head coach Didier Deschamps during a training session in Paderborn, Germany, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

France Coach: Team Doing All to Ensure Mbappé Available for Netherlands Match

France coach Didier Deschamps says his team is doing all “to ensure” Kylian Mbappé is available for the Euro 2024 clash against the Netherlands on Friday. …

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Sports Carlos Alcaraz of Spain attends a press conference after losing his second round match against Jack Draper of Britain at the Queen's Club tennis tournament in London, Britain, 20 June 2024. EPA/TOLGA AKMEN

Alcaraz's Wimbledon Defense Takes a Hit when he Loses in Queen's 2nd Round

Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz's buildup took a hit when he lost in the second round of Queen's Club on Thursday. Alcaraz, the defending Queen's champion…

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Sports  Katie Archibald of Great Britain reacts after winning the women’s omnium points race at the UEC track cycling elite European championships, at the Velodrome Suisse, in Grenchen, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

Olympic Champion Track Cyclist Katie Archibald to Miss Paris Games after Freak Accident

British two-time Olympic champion track cyclist Katie Archibald will miss the Paris Games after breaking two leg bones in a freak accident. The 30-year-old…

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Sports Argentina's head coach Lionel Scaloni says he has a full strength team for Thursday's Copa America opener against Canada. - AFP

Just Enjoy Messi and Di Maria While You Can Urges Scaloni

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has urged his compatriots to not worry about when Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria will hang up their boots and to instead just…

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Sports Saudi Paralympic Weightlifting Team Participates in World Championship in Georgia

Saudi Paralympic Weightlifting Team Participates in World Championship in Georgia

The Saudi Paralympic weightlifting team is participating in the World Championship in Georgia, aiming to qualify for the Olympic Games Paris 2024. The…

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Beluga Whale Pair Move from Ukraine's Kharkiv to Spain's Valencia

Varieties TOPSHOT - This handout picture taken and released by Valencia's Oceanografic Oceanarium on June 19, 2024 shows veterinary staff members taking care of one of the two belugas on June 19, 2024. (Photo by Marc Domenech / Oceanografic Oceanarium of Valencia / AFP)

Beluga Whale Pair Move from Ukraine's Kharkiv to Spain's Valencia

Marine biologists have moved a pair of beluga whales from the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv - the target of daily shelling by Russian forces - to the eastern…

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Varieties The municipality famous for Himeji Castle is reportedly mulling making the World Heritage site's admission fees for overseas tourists four times as expensive as those for local residents. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP

Japan Seeks More Visitors Despite Overtourism Woes

Japan's tourism chief said Thursday its ambitious goal of luring 60 million foreign tourists a year -- more than double the current level -- is well within…

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Varieties A snake antivenom is seen in a container at Kenya Snakebite Research and Intervention Centre (KSRIC) in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Andrew Kasuku)

It's Hard to Find Treatment for Snakebites in Kenya. Thousands of People are Dying Every Year

Esther Kangali felt a sharp pain while on her mother’s farm in eastern Kenya. She looked down and saw a large snake coiling around her left leg. She screamed,…

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Varieties This picture taken on June 19, 2024 and released on June 20, 2024 from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) via KNS shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) presenting Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) with a pair of dogs in the garden of the Kumsusan State Guesthouse in Pyongyang. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

North Korea's Kim Gives Pair of Dogs to Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a pair of Pungsan dogs, a local breed, state media KCNA reported on Thursday. Kim and…

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Varieties Las Vegas police spotted the reflective shape during a search and rescue mission over the weekend in a hiking area an hour north of Sin City. - AFP

New Mystery Monolith Appears in Nevada Desert

A mysterious shiny monolith has appeared in a Nevada desert, the latest other-worldly installation to materialize in recent years across North America and…

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