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Arab World  US envoy Amos Hochstein meets with parliament Speaker Nabih Berri during a visit to Beirut. (AFP)

Hochstein Seeks to Ease Tensions to Prevent Israel from Expanding War to Lebanon

Senior adviser to US President Joe Biden Amos Hochstein will travel to Beirut and Tel Aviv to try to prevent a recent escalation between Israel and Hezbollah…

Mohamed Choucair (Beirut)
Arab World Children stand at a gathering of internally displaced Palestinians to collect food donated by a charitable group, in Khan Yunis camp, southern Gaza Strip, 15 June 2024. EPA/HAITHAM IMAD

Israeli Military Announces 'Tactical Pause' in Attempt to Increase Aid Flow into Gaza

The Israeli military on Sunday announced a “tactical pause” in its offensive in the southern Gaza Strip to allow the deliveries of increased quantities of…

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Arab World Houthi supporters hold up weapons during a protest against the US and Israel, and in solidarity with the Palestinian people, in Sanaa, Yemen, 14 June 2024. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

US Military Targets Houthi Radar Sites in Yemen

The US military unleashed a wave of attacks targeting radar sites operated by Yemen’s Houthis after one merchant sailor went missing and the vessel he was on…

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Arab World Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks on during a family photograph with G7 heads of States and heads of delegation of Outreach countries at Borgo Egnazia resort during the G7 Summit hosted by Italy, in Savelletri, on June 14, 2024. (AFP)

Erdogan: Discussed with Putin Elections in N. Syria, Damascus Won’t Allow Them

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed on Saturday that he had discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin elections that are set for regions held…

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Pilgrims Commence Final Rites of Hajj

Gulf The pilgrims left Mount Arafat on Saturday evening to spend their night in Muzdalifa. SPA

Pilgrims Commence Final Rites of Hajj

Masses of pilgrims on Sunday embarked on a symbolic stoning of the devil in Saudi Arabia. The ritual marks the final days of Hajj pilgrimage and the start of…

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Arab World National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, US, May 22, 2024. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo Purchase Licensing Rights

White House: Qatar and Egypt Plan Talks with Hamas on Gaza Ceasefire

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Saturday that mediators for Qatar and Egypt plan to engage Hamas militants soon to see if there is…

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Gulf Part of the Saudi FM meetings with officials on the sidelines of the peace summit in Ukraine - SPA

Saudi FM Holds Talks with High-level Officials on Sidelines of Ukraine Peace Summit

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah met on Saturday with a number of world leaders and officials on the sidelines of the…

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Saudi Royal Institute of Traditional Arts Welcomes Pilgrims with Gifts

Culture The Royal Institute of Traditional Arts distributed special gifts to pilgrims. SPA

Saudi Royal Institute of Traditional Arts Welcomes Pilgrims with Gifts

The Royal Institute of Traditional Arts has played a key role in this year's Hajj season, continuing its mission to promote Saudi Arabia's rich artistic…

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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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Albania Scores After 23 Seconds for Quickest Ever Goal at the European Championship

Sports Bajrami became just the second Albanian to score at a European Championship, after Armando Sadiku in 2016. - The AP

Albania Scores After 23 Seconds for Quickest Ever Goal at the European Championship

It took 23 seconds for Albania to leave a record-breaking mark on the European Championship. Nedim Bajrami scored the fastest goal in the tournament's 64…

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Sports Pakistan and Ireland are scheduled to play at the ground on Sunday. - The AP

England Wins Rain-Affected T20 World Cup Match and Must Sweat on Scotland

England's defense of the Twenty20 World Cup title lived on for a few more hours after a must-win over Namibia in a rain-affected match on Saturday. To reach…

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Sports In the final Sunday night, she will face a strong field - The AP

Gretchen Walsh Set a World Record in 100-meter Butterfly at US Olympic Swimming Trials

Gretchen Walsh set a world record in the women’s 100-meter butterfly Saturday night, posting a time of 55.18 seconds in a semifinal heat at the US Olympic…

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Sports France's Kylian Mbappe waves for his fans during a training session in Paderborn, Germany, Thursday, June 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Mbappé Wants to Erase Bad Memory of Decisive Penalty Miss

The last time Kylian Mbappé kicked a ball at the European Championship, it sent France out of the competition. He was the only player to miss in a penalty…

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Sports Spain's forward #19 Lamine Yamal runs with the ball during the UEFA Euro 2024 Group B football match between Spain and Croatia at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on June 15, 2024. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Spain's Yamal Becomes Youngest Player to Appear in European Championship

Lamine Yamal became the youngest player ever to appear at a European Championship on Saturday when he started for Spain in its tournament-opening game against…

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China to Replace Australia's Popular Giant Pandas

Varieties ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Wang Wang the panda chews a box as South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas and China's Premier Li Qiang listen to a Zoo ranger at Adelaide Zoo on June 16, 2024 in Adelaide, Australia. Asanka Ratnayake/Pool via REUTERS

China to Replace Australia's Popular Giant Pandas

China will loan Australia new "adorable" giant pandas to replace a popular pair that failed to produce offspring in more than a decade together, visiting…

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Varieties A diving and salvage team in Estonia said this week that it had located well-preserved parts and debris from the Junkers Ju 52 plane operated by Finnish airline Aero - The AP

Divers Find Remains of Finnish WWII Plane That Was Shot Down by Moscow With US Diplomat Aboard

The World War II mystery of what happened to a Finnish passenger plane after it was shot down over the Baltic Sea by Soviet bombers appears to finally be…

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Varieties Trees burn on the Bootleg Fire north of Bly, Oregon, on July 17, 2021.PHOTO: AFP

Wildfire North of Los Angeles Spreads as Authorities Issue Evacuation Orders

Authorities issued evacuation orders Saturday as a wildfire in Los Angeles County spread thousands of acres close to a major highway and threatened nearby…

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Varieties The chaotic weather map includes the potential for severe thunderstorms developing in between the hot and cold fronts.  (The AP)

Much of US Braces for Extreme Weather

After days of intense flooding in Florida, that state and many others are bracing for an intense heat wave, while the Pacific Northwest will experience…

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Varieties Covering a vast 91,500 square kilometers, the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Royal Reserve is a treasure trove of biodiversity. SPA

Restored Imam Turki bin Abdullah Royal Reserve Thrives with Wildlife

The Imam Turki bin Abdullah Royal Reserve is breathing new life into northeastern Saudi Arabia. In line with Vision 2030 and the Saudi Green Initiative, the…

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