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Arab World Palestinians gather amidst the rubble of Moussa family's destroyed home following an Israeli airstrike, in Al-Maghazi refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, 29 March 2024. EPA/MOHAMMED SABER

Israeli Delegation Arrives Cairo for Gaza Ceasefire Talks

An Israeli delegation has arrived in Egypt to continue ceasefire talks as Israel and Hamas consider the latest proposal. That’s according to three Egyptian…

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GCC, Arab Parliament Condemn Wadi Al Kabir Shooting Incident in Oman

The Arab Parliament strongly condemned the recent shooting incident in the Wadi Al Kabir region of the Sultanate of Oman, which resulted in the loss of lives…

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Gulf Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister. (SPA)

Saudi Crown Prince Congratulates Pezeshkian on Winning Iran Presidential Elections

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a phone call to President Masoud Pezeshkian, congratulating him on winning the presidential…

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World The POW swap was the 54th since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of its neighbor in February 2022. - The AP

Russia, Ukraine Swap 95 Prisoners of War Each

Ukraine and Russia exchanged 95 prisoners of war each, officials in both countries said Wednesday, three weeks after their last swap and as part of what have…

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Iran Rejects Accusations it Was Involved in Plots to Assassinate Trump

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Iran Rejects Accusations it Was Involved in Plots to Assassinate Trump

Iran has rejected accusations regarding plots to assassinate former US President Donald Trump, while citing legal action for the 2020 assassination of a…

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Arab World Participants carry a portrait of Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah in Beirut on July 17, 2024.  (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

Nasrallah Warns Israeli Army Against Targeting Civilians in Lebanon

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned on Wednesday the Israeli military against targeting civilians in Lebanon, saying the group will target new Israeli…

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Arab World Palestinians inspect the site of an Israeli strike on Abdullah Azzam mosque, amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, in Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, July 17, 2024. REUTERS/Ramadan Abed

Israel Pounds Central Gaza, Sends Tanks Into North of Rafah

Israeli forces pounded areas in the central Gaza Strip on Wednesday, killing at least nine Palestinians, according to health officials, while Israeli tanks…

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Saudi Geological Parks Nearing UNESCO Recognition

Culture A Glimpse of Saudi Arabia’s geological heritage (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Geological Parks Nearing UNESCO Recognition

The National Center for Vegetation Cover Development and Combating Desertification in Saudi Arabia is working to establish and enhance several sites with…

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Culture The medal is one of the highest French honors awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions in the fields of art, literature, and history. (SPA)

Saudi Artists Receive French Order of Arts and Letters at Knight Rank

France has awarded the French Order of Arts and Letters at the rank of Knight, in the name of the French President, Saudi artists and establishments in…

Culture The MoU stipulates support for ongoing excavation works through the use of remote sensing satellite technology. WAM

Dubai Culture, Khalifa University Sign MoU to Support Scientific Research on Archaeological Excavations

Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Khalifa University of Science and Technology aimed at…

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Culture A woman holds a key symbolizing the homes left by Palestinians in 1948, during a rally along the border east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on May 1, 2023 marking the 75th anniversary of the Nakba. (AFP)

As Gaza War Rages, Palestinian Culture Stifled in Israel

Comedian Ayman Nahas said he has kept a "low profile" since October 7, fearing reprisals as an Arab artist in Israel while the country wages war in the Gaza…

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Culture Ithra Center to Select Arab World's Reader of the Year on Saturday

Ithra Center to Select Arab World's Reader of the Year on Saturday

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) will select the Arab World's Reader of the Year at the closing ceremony of the Iqraa Enrichment Forum on…

Messi to Miss Next Two Miami MLS Matches with Ankle Injury

Sports Lionel Messi will miss the Olympics but could feature at a sixth World Cup in 2026 © Patrick McDermott / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP

Messi to Miss Next Two Miami MLS Matches with Ankle Injury

Lionel Messi will miss Inter Miami's next two Major League Soccer matches after injuring his right ankle in Argentina's Copa America final triumph, Miami coach…

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Sports  Paris 2024 chief Tony Estanguet and the top government official for the Paris region, Marc Guillaume, joined along with swimmers from local swimming clubs. - The AP

Paris Mayor Dips Into Seine River to Showcase Its Improved Cleanliness Before Olympic Events

After months of anticipation, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo took a dip in the long-polluted Seine River on Wednesday, fulfilling a promise to show the river was…

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Sports Brazil are on their fourth manager since exiting the 2022 World Cup in the quarter-finals. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil at Rock Bottom: How the Seleção Lost their Way

If this isn’t rock bottom for the Seleção, it’s as near as makes no difference. Another early tournament exit. Another Brazil team making unwanted history…

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Sports The stadium will be a central pillar of "New Murabba" the transformative downtown destination in Riyadh City. - SPA

New Murabba Development Company Reveals Design of New Riyadh Stadium

New Murabba Development Company unveiled on Tuesday the design of New Murabba Stadium, an architectural marvel with a capacity of over 45,000, SPA reported…

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Sports File: Spain’s Alvaro Morata holds the trophy as he celebrates with his teammates after winning the final match between Spain and England at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, July 14, 2024. Spain won 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Spain Players’ Euro 2024 Celebration Song Pushes Gibraltar Soccer Body to Weigh Complaint to UEFA

Gibraltar’s soccer federation said Tuesday it is taking legal advice about Spain players’ “extremely provocative and insulting” chants at a welcome home party…

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Red Sea Film Foundation Reveals Teams Selected for 4th Edition of '48hr Film Challenge'

Varieties Red Sea Film Foundation Reveals Teams Selected for 4th Edition of '48hr Film Challenge'

Red Sea Film Foundation Reveals Teams Selected for 4th Edition of '48hr Film Challenge'

The Red Sea Film Foundation has announced the teams selected for the fourth edition of the 48hr Film Challenge. Launched in June 2024, this challenge is a…

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Varieties Tourists wait for a bus under the sun in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, July 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

'Hellishly Hot' Southern Europe Bakes Under High Temperatures

The Italian health ministry placed 12 cities under the most severe heat warning Tuesday as a wave of hot air from Africa baked southern Europe and the Balkans…

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Varieties FILE: A member staff watches a digital display showcasing the identification photographs of British prisoners of war held abroad and foreign internees held in Britain, part of the Great Escapes: Remarkable Second World War Captives exhibition at the National Archives, in Kew, Richmond, England, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024. A new exhibit that opened Friday Feb. 2, 2024 at The National Archives in London uses the 80th anniversary of the so- called Great Escape by allied airmen from a German prisoner of war camp to explore escapes by captives of all kinds during World War II. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

Remains of World War II POW Who Died in the Philippines Returned Home

The long-unidentified remains of a World War II service member who died in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in the Philippines in 1942 were returned home to…

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Varieties The fossil found next to a reservoir in the municipality of Sao Joao do Polesine - The AP

Brazilian Researchers Discover Dinosaur Fossil after Heavy Rains

A team of Brazilian scientists has discovered a skeleton of what they believe is one of the world’s oldest dinosaurs after heavy rains in the southern state…

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Varieties A brown bear and her cub play on the road in the outskirts of Sinaia, 140 km north of Bucharest, June 15, 2009. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti/File Photo Purchase Licensing Rights

Romania Seeks to Cull Nearly 500 Bears After Hiker Killed

Romania's parliament approved the culling of almost 500 bears this year in a bid to control the protected species' "overpopulation" after a deadly hiker attack…

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