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Arab World Palestinian children play in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Monday, June 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)

A Usually Joyous Muslim Holiday Reminds Families in Gaza of War's Punishing Toll

Last summer, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip celebrated the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha the way it's supposed to be: with large family feasts, meat shared…

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US Will Raise Pressure on Iran If It Does Not Cooperate with UN Watchdog

The US State Department said Washington will continue to increase pressure on Iran if it does not cooperate with the UN nuclear watchdog. In return, an…

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Arab World Representatives of the Sudanese conflict parties during the signing of the Jeddah Agreement in May 2023 (Reuters)

Sudanese Sovereignty Council Member: Jeddah Platform Key for Peace

Sudan’s new Sovereignty Council member, Salaheddin Adam Tour, said on Friday he was assigned his role under “extremely complex” circumstances and is waiting to…

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World European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium May 5, 2021. Yves Herman, Reuters

EU Agrees ‘In Principle’ On Starting Accession Talks for Ukraine, Moldova

Ambassadors from the EU's 27 member states on Friday “agreed in principle” on beginning accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova on June 25, the Belgian…

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Pilgrims Observe Tarwiyah in Mina, Pray at Mount Arafat as Hajj Reaches its Peak

Gulf Hajj pilgrims from far and wide spent the Day of Tarwiyah in Mina, Saudi Arabia (SPA)

Pilgrims Observe Tarwiyah in Mina, Pray at Mount Arafat as Hajj Reaches its Peak

On Friday, Hajj pilgrims observed the Day of Tarwiyah in Mina, following the prophetic tradition. They enjoyed a peaceful and secure environment as they…

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Arab World In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defense (MoD), a Sea Viper missile is launched from HMS Diamond to shoot down a missile fired by the Iranian-backed Houthis from Yemen, Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP)

US Military Targets Houthi Radar Sites in Yemen

The United States military unleashed a wave of attacks targeting radar sites operated by Yemen's Houthi militants over their assaults on shipping in the…

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Arab World Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and French President Emmanuel Macron (Algerian Presidency)

Algerians Fear Far-Right Government Lineup in France Following Early Legislative Elections

Observers in Algeria are attentively anticipating the outcome of the early legislative elections expected to be held in France in two rounds on 30 June and 7…

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The High-Tech Art Lab Hidden Underneath Paris

Culture A bronze statue is tested with the center particle accelerator. JULIEN DE ROSA / AFP

The High-Tech Art Lab Hidden Underneath Paris

It looks like the lair of a Bond villain: behind armored doors, buried underground below the Louvre in Paris, lies one of the most high-tech art labs in the…

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Culture People gather to fish during the Sanké mon collective fishing rite in San, Sego Region on June 6, 2024. (AFP)

A Pond in Warming Mali Is Disappearing, and a UNESCO-Listed Fishing Tradition Is in Danger 

Thousands of fishermen holding cone-shaped nets stood side by side, cheering and chanting as they waited for the signal. Suddenly, they rushed to a large muddy…

Culture Tourists visit the Acropolis hill archaeological site, before it closes due to a heatwave hitting Athens, Greece, June 13, 2024. REUTERS/Louiza Vradi

Greek Culture Ministry: Acropolis Closed During Afternoon Hours Due to Heat

Authorities in Greece have closed down the Acropolis in Athens during the afternoon on Thursday for a second day as the country swelters under unseasonably…

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Culture Saudi Arabia Set to Captivate Seoul International Book Fair as Guest of Honor

Saudi Arabia Set to Captivate Seoul International Book Fair as Guest of Honor

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is gearing up for a grand showcase at the upcoming 66th Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF) 2024. Held under the Korean Publishers…

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Culture Najran brown wheat, known locally as Al-Bur Al-Najrani (Al-Samraa), has been grown in the region for centuries.  - SPA

First Najran Wheat Festival Celebrates Region's Rich Heritage

The inaugural Najran Wheat Festival drew a remarkable crowd, showcasing the deep cultural significance of wheat in Najran society. Visitors participated in…

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Montenegro and Millwall Goalkeeper Sarkic Dies Aged 26

Sports Matija Sarkic playing for Montenegro in a World Cup qualifier in Norway in 2021. Hakon Mosvold Larsen / NTB/AFP

Montenegro and Millwall Goalkeeper Sarkic Dies Aged 26

Montenegro and Millwall goalkeeper Matija Sarkic has died at the age of 26, his club and national football association announced on Saturday. The Montenegro…

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Sports Germany’s Thomas Mueller, center, celebrates during the Group A match between Germany and Scotland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Friday, June 14, 2024. Christian Charisius/dpa via AP

Host Germany Gives Euro 2024 Liftoff by Outclassing 10-Man Scotland 5-1

Host Germany could hardly have wished for a better start to the European Championship. Goals from Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala in an imperious first half…

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Sports Declan Rice will be England’s midfield shield while Jude Bellingham and Phil Foden can spark the attack. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

The Best Way for England to Approach Euro 2024? All-out Attack

All-out attack could be the way to go for England at the Euros considering the array of talent at Gareth Southgate’s disposal and the defensive uncertainty. …

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Sports Chadi Riad of Morocco celebrates after scoring the 0-2 goal during the FIFA World Cup 2026 CAF qualifiers soccer match between Morocco and Congo, in Agadir, Morocco, 11 June 2024. (EPA)

Crystal Palace Signs Morocco Defender Chadi Riad to 5-Year Contract 

Crystal Palace signed 20-year-old Chadi Riad to a five-year contract on Friday following the Morocco defender's impressive season with Real Betis. The center…

Sports Italy’s head coach Luciano Spalletti attends a training session at the Hemberg Stadion Nord Halle in Iserlohn, Germany, 12 June 2024. (EPA)

Euro 2024: Italy Opens Title Defense Against Albania in Group B 

Italy begins the defense of its European Championship title against Albania on Saturday in their first Group B match. The other teams in the group are Spain…


Kate, Princess of Wales, Arrives for First Public Appearance Since Cancer Diagnosis

Varieties Britain's Kate, The Princess of Wales, Patron of the Foundling Museum, waves as she arrives to visit the Museum in London, May 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Kate, Princess of Wales, Arrives for First Public Appearance Since Cancer Diagnosis

Kate, Britain's Princess of Wales, arrived at Buckingham Palace on Saturday ahead of her first public appearance since surgery five months ago revealed the…

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Varieties Workers clean up the beach following an oil slick, at Tanjong Beach in Sentosa, Singapore June 15, 2024. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Singapore's Sentosa Island Beaches Closed Due to Oil Spill

Beaches on Singapore's Sentosa island were closed on Saturday after an oil spill spread from a nearby shipping terminal to the tourist haven south of the city…

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Varieties Crews rescue dozen of people trapped upside down high on Oregon amusement park ride - The AP

Crews Rescue 30 People Trapped Upside Down High on Amusement Park Ride

Emergency crews in Oregon rescued around 30 people Friday after they were stuck for about half an hour dangling upside down high on a ride at a century-old…

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Varieties This still image from video provided by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office shows two hikers lying on the ground as Riverside County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit’s Rescue 9 was dispatched to the Ladder Canyon Trail in Mecca, Calif., to assist the hikers, who were requesting medical aid, June 9, 2024. The couple, hiking in the desert south of Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California, was rescued after running out of water. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office says a man called 911 and reported that his girlfriend was dehydrated and weak. (Riverside County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Couple Rescued from Desert Near California's Joshua Tree National Park after Running Out of Water

A couple hiking in the desert south of Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California was rescued after running out of water, authorities said. On Sunday,…

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Varieties Saudi Film Commission Set to Participate in the Shanghai International Film Festival 2024

Saudi Film Commission Set to Participate in the Shanghai International Film Festival 2024

The Saudi Film Commission (SFC) has announced its participation in the Shanghai International Film Festival 2024, taking place from June 13 to 22 in Shanghai,…

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