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Arab World This picture taken in Khan Yunis shows smoke billowing during Israeli military operations in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 24, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas. (Photo by Bashar TALEB / AFP)

Israeli Forces Advance in Southern Gaza, Tanks Active in Rafah

Israeli forces advanced deeper into some towns on the eastern side of Khan Younis in southern Gaza on Thursday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin…

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World A H-6K bomber of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force is accompanied by a Russian Sukhoi Su-30CM jet fighter during joint Russian and Chinese military plane patrols near the US state of Alaska, in this still image from video released July 25, 2024. (Russian Defense Ministry/Handout via Reuters)

Russia and Chinese Nuclear-Capable Bombers Patrol Near United States 

Russian and Chinese nuclear-capable strategic bombers patrolled near the US state of Alaska in the North Pacific and Arctic on Thursday, the two countries said…

World Turkish police officers stand guard in a cordoned off area outside the Santa Maria church, in Istanbul, Türkiye, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Türkiye: 72 People Detained over Suspected ISIS Ties

Turkish authorities have detained 72 people suspected of having ties to the militant ISIS group in operations across 13 provinces, Interior Minister Ali…

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World A Ukrainian serviceman belonging to the attack drones battalion of the Achilles, 92nd brigade, launches a mid-range reconnaissance type drone, Vector, for flying over positions of Russian troops, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in a Kharkiv region, Ukraine June 19, 2024. REUTERS/Inna Varenytsia

Ukraine Destroys 25 of 38 Drones in Russian Attack

Ukrainian forces destroyed 25 Russian attack drones out of 38 launched overnight, Ukraine's air force chief said on Thursday. "Last night, the enemy used 38…

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The Day ‘Black September’ Shook the Olympic Village in Munich

Features One of the attackers is seen at the Israeli team’s headquarters in the Olympic Village. (Getty Images)

The Day ‘Black September’ Shook the Olympic Village in Munich

Yehya al-Sinwar was ten years old when the Black September Palestinian organization carried out its hostage taking of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics in…

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Arab World Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 24, 2024. (Valery Sharifulin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin Meets Syrian President Bashar Assad in the Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin met President Bashar Assad of Syria in the Kremlin, video distributed by the Kremlin press service on Thursday showed. “I am…

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Arab World  US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (AP)

Sudanese Forces Welcome US Initiative to Stop War

Sudanese political and civil forces welcomed on Wednesday the new US initiative that invited the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to…

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Italy’s Vintage Trains Lure Tourists off Beaten Track 

Culture Passengers on the vintage carriage "cento porte", which means hundred doors in English, look through the windows at the train station in Palena, Italy July 21, 2024. (Reuters)

Italy’s Vintage Trains Lure Tourists off Beaten Track 

As it rolls across Italy's central regions, a vintage diesel locomotive towing carriages from the 1930s and 1950s crosses the forests of the Majella National…

Culture The Bibliotheca Alexandrina organized on Wednesday a seminar titled “Antiquities in Contemporary Arabic Literature: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a Model”.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Hosts Seminar on ‘Antiquities in Contemporary Arabic Literature’, Saudi Arabia as a Model

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina organized on Wednesday, as part of its international book fair, a seminar titled “Antiquities in Contemporary Arabic Literature:…

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Culture Sheep graze beside the prehistoric monument at Stonehenge in southern England, on April 26, 2020, closed during the national lockdown due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (AFP)

UN Agency Rejects Plan to Place Britain’s Stonehenge on List of Heritage Sites in Danger

The United Nations’ cultural agency rejected recommendations Wednesday to place Stonehenge on the list of world heritage sites in danger over concerns that…

Culture Photos of bullfighters decorate the walls of the bullring in Choachi, Colombia, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Colombian Bullfighters Decry New Ban on Centuries-old Tradition

Sebastián Caqueza says a new law to ban bullfighting in Colombia by 2028 will not dampen his passion for the sport that he has been practicing since has was a…

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Culture The Ministry of Culture brings the Year of the Camel to life at Jeddah Season 2024 - SPA  

Camel Culture Takes Center Stage at Jeddah Season

The Ministry of Culture is bringing the Year of the Camel to life at Jeddah Season 2024, SPA reported. From life-size camel sculptures to interactive displays…

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F1 Driver Esteban Ocon to Join American Haas Team from Next Season 

Sports Alpine's French driver Esteban Ocon arrives at the Hungaroring race track in Mogyorod near Budapest on July 18, 2024, ahead of the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix. (AFP)

F1 Driver Esteban Ocon to Join American Haas Team from Next Season 

Frenchman Esteban Ocon will drive for Haas from next season as a replacement for Kevin Magnussen, the American Formula 1 team said on Thursday. Details of…

Sports Britain's Andy Murray plays a forehand return to Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka during their men's singles match on day one of the French Open tennis tournament on Court Philippe-Chatrier at The Roland Garros Complex in Paris on May 26, 2024. (AFP)

Andy Murray Withdraws from Olympic Tennis Singles, Will Only Play Doubles 

Two-time Olympic tennis gold medalist Andy Murray pulled out of singles at the Paris Games on Thursday and only will compete in doubles with Dan Evans. …

Sports Centrist presidential candidate and French President Emmanuel Macron wears boxing gloves as he campaigns in the Auguste Delaune stadium, Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Saint-Denis, outside Paris, France. (AP)

Macron Aims to Sidestep Political Concerns and Regain Prestige with the Paris Olympics 

Emmanuel Macron has pledged to make France shine during the Olympics. Weaker than ever at home after recent elections, the French president hopes the Paris…

Sports  Paris 2024 Olympics - Beach Volleyball Training - Eiffel Tower Stadium, Paris, France - July 24, 2024. General view as the Olympic Rings and the Eiffel Tower are seen during training. (Reuters)

With Big Goals and Gambles, Paris Aims to Reset the Olympics with Audacious Games and a Wow Opening

Paris has long been a city of dreamers: Just look at the Eiffel Tower, for decades the world's loftiest structure. Audacity also underpins the French capital's…

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Sports In the courtyard of a displaced persons shelter in north Gaza's Jabalia, two football clubs squared off - AFP

'We Love Life': Gaza's War-weary Footballers Play On

On an improvised pitch in war-ravaged Gaza, a young player and goalkeeper block out the boisterous crowd and focus solely on the football as they square off. …

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Japan’s Population Falls for a 15th Year with Record Low Births and Record High Deaths 

Varieties Pedestrians walk down a popular street in the Omotesando area of central Tokyo on July 25, 2024. (AFP)

Japan’s Population Falls for a 15th Year with Record Low Births and Record High Deaths 

Japan’s total population declined for the 15th straight year in 2023, dropping by more than a half-million people as the population ages and births remain low…

Varieties Fires burning in California, Oregon, Arizona, Washington and other western states, as well as Canada, have filled the skies in regions of the western US - The AP

Wildfire Smoke Chokes Parts of Canada, Western US amid Air Quality Alerts

Fires burning in California, Oregon, Arizona, Washington and other western states, as well as Canada, have filled the skies in regions of the western US with…

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Varieties The park will be a verdant oasis north of the capital, bordered by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Road, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Road, Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsen Road, and Anas bin Malik Road. (SPA)

Construction Begins on King Abdulaziz Park, a Green Riyadh Landmark

Riyadh’s skyline is set to dramatically change as construction kicked off on King Abdulaziz Park, a cornerstone of the ambitious Green Riyadh initiative, said…

Varieties A Cuban fisherman rests in a makeshift raft at sunset in Havana Bay on July 19, 2024. (Photo by YAMIL LAGE / AFP)

World Breaks Hottest Day Record for 2nd Day in a Row

The world again registered its hottest day on record on Monday, July 22, inching past Sunday which had just taken the title, according to preliminary data from…

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Varieties The incident occurred Tuesday near Odiorne Point State Park.  (file photo/The AP)

Whale Surfaces, Capsizes Fishing Boat off New Hampshire Coast

Two occupants of a fishing vessel are safe Tuesday after a whale surfaced under their boat, capsizing it off the New Hampshire shore, according to the US Coast…

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