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Arab World A container ship sails towards the Red Sea. (Reuters file photo)

Houthis in Yemen Launch Attacks at Six Ships in Three Seas

The Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen launched attacks at six ships in three different seas, including the Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier Laax that…

Arab World Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez poses with Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa, Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Türkiye’s Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan and Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Hissein Brahim Taha pose for a photo at Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, May 29, 2024. (Reuters)

Palestinian PM Visits Madrid After Spain, Norway and Ireland Recognize Palestinian State 

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez met with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa and leading officials from several Middle Eastern countries in Madrid…

World FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 1, 2023.REUTERS/Johanna Geron/File Photo

Police Search European Parliament over Suspected Russian Interference

Belgium’s federal prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday that police carried out searches at the residence of an employee of the European Parliament and at his…

Asharq Al Awsat
World A self-propelled howitzer of Ukraine’s 57th brigade fires in the direction of Russian positions on the outskirts of Kupiansk, Ukraine, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, April 21, 2024. (Reuters)

Sweden Gives Radar Surveillance Planes to Ukraine Air Force 

Sweden will donate two radar surveillance and command aircraft to Ukraine to boost its defenses in the war with Russia, the Swedish government said on…

Israel Sends Tanks into Rafah on Raids Amid Gaza-Wide Offensive 

Arab World Palestinians fleeing from the southern Gaza city of Rafah during an Israeli ground and air offensive in the city on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. (AP)

Israel Sends Tanks into Rafah on Raids Amid Gaza-Wide Offensive 

Israeli tanks conducted a second day of probing attacks across Rafah on Wednesday, after Washington said the assault did not amount to a major ground incursion…


Arab World Hezbollah members take part in a military exercise during a media tour organized for the occasion of Resistance and Liberation Day, in Aaramta, Lebanon, May 21, 2023. (Reuters)

Hezbollah Launches Donation Campaign to Purchase Missiles, Drones

Lebanon’s Hezbollah group did not stop at involving foreign armed parties in its fight against Israel allegedly in support of Gaza, but has moved further to…

Asharq Al Awsat
Arab World A beam of light is seen in northern Gaza, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, near the Israel-Gaza border, as seen from Israel, May 28, 2024. (Reuters)

World’s Largest Humanitarian Network Calls for Gaza Ceasefire 

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) called on Wednesday for a ceasefire and unimpeded humanitarian access to the Gaza…

Colombia’s Congress Votes to Ban Bullfights, Dealing a Blow to the Centuries-Old Tradition 

Culture An animal rights activist holds a puppy while taking part in a demonstration demanding the approval of a law that prohibits bullfights, cockfights and events where animals are abused, in Bogota, Colombia, October 5, 2022. (Reuters)

Colombia’s Congress Votes to Ban Bullfights, Dealing a Blow to the Centuries-Old Tradition 

Colombia’s congress voted Tuesday to ban bullfights in the South American nation, delivering a serious blow to a centuries-old tradition that has inspired…


Culture A view of some of the works of art that have been repatriated from the United States of America by the Carabinieri for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (TPC) on display at the Central Institute for Restoration in Rome, Italy, 28 May 2024. (EPA)

US Vows More Returns of Looted Antiquities as Italy Celebrates Latest Haul of 600 Artifacts 

Italy on Tuesday celebrated the return of around 600 antiquities from the US, including ancient bronze statues, gold coins, mosaics and manuscripts valued at…

Culture 20 discoveries were made in the Asir region. SPA

Saudi Heritage Commission Registers 202 New Archaeological Sites

The Heritage Commission has announced the addition of 202 new archaeological sites, bringing the total to 9,119. The documentation process for each site is…

Asharq Al Awsat (Riyadh)
Culture Culinary Arts Commission to Participate in 'Taste London' Exhibition in June

Culinary Arts Commission to Participate in 'Taste London' Exhibition in June

The Saudi Culinary Arts Commission will participate in the 'Taste London' food festival and exhibition for the second consecutive time. The event, scheduled…

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Culture A man walks past the entrance of the Kunsthaus Zurich art museum on March 14, 2023. (AFP)

Mystery Persists as Missing Swiss Paintings Reappear 

One of the Switzerland's top art museums announced Sunday the return of two paintings that went missing last year, refusing to provide details in a case still…

Still Plenty of Fear for Real Madrid Coach Ancelotti Despite Champions League Final Successes 

Sports Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti gives a press conference at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 27, 2024 ahead of their Champions League final football match against Borussia Dortmund. (AFP)

Still Plenty of Fear for Real Madrid Coach Ancelotti Despite Champions League Final Successes 

Carlo Ancelotti is going into his eighth Champions League final, having won all but one of them. He is the most successful coach in the competition thanks…


Sports Soccer Football - FA Cup - Final - Manchester City v Manchester United - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - May 25, 2024 Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne during the warm up before the match. (Reuters)

De Bruyne to Lead Belgium at Euro 2024 with Unretired Witsel 

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will lead a rejuvenated Belgium side including a once-retired Axel Witsel at the European Championship next month. …

Sports France's Alizé Cornet holds an award during a tribute ceremony after her women's singles match on Court Philippe-Chatrier against China's Zheng Qinwen on day three of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros Complex in Paris on May 28, 2024. (AFP)

Alizé Cornet Retires from Tennis after 1st Round French Open Loss to Zheng Qinwen 

Alizé Cornet was given a standing ovation and a farewell trophy after playing the final match of her long tennis career, a 6-2, 6-1 loss to No. 7 seed Zheng…

Sports 27 May 2024, Spain, Valdebebas: Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham speaks with the press during Real Madrid Open Media Day at Ciudad Real Madrid, ahead of their UEFA Champions League final soccer match against Borussia Dortmund. (dpa)

Bellingham Voted LaLiga Player of the Season 

Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham has been voted LaLiga's Player of the Season after the 20-year-old played a pivotal role in leading the club to their…

Sports Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 26, 2024 Japan's Naomi Osaka in action during her first round match against Italy's Lucia Bronzetti. (Reuters)

Osaka ‘Really Excited to Face’ Swiatek at French Open 

Naomi Osaka says she is "really excited" to face red-hot tournament favorite Iga Swiatek in the French Open second round on Wednesday, when men's title…


Asharq Al-Awsat Secures 3 Awards in Arab Media, Samir Atallah Named Personality of the Year

Varieties The winners of the Arab Media Awards

Asharq Al-Awsat Secures 3 Awards in Arab Media, Samir Atallah Named Personality of the Year

At the 2024 Arab Media Award ceremony in Dubai, Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper scooped up three top honors. Samir Atallah, a writer for the paper, was…

Mosaed al-Zayani (Dubai)

Varieties The world's first wooden satellite made from wood and named LignoSat, developed by scientists at Kyoto University and logging company Sumitomo Forestry, is shown during a press conference at Kyoto University in Kyoto on May 28, 2024. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / AFP)

World’s First Wooden Satellite Built by Japan Researchers 

The world's first wooden satellite has been built by Japanese researchers who said their tiny cuboid craft will be blasted off on a SpaceX rocket in September…

Varieties A man splashes water from a roadside tap on his face to cool off on a hot summer day in Lucknow, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP)

India Issues Heat Wave Alert as Delhi Posts Record High Temperature 

India's weather department issued a red alert for several parts of the country's northwest on Wednesday, warning of a severe heat wave a day after parts of the…

Varieties FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows the Conciergerie building (bottom R) and the Palais de Justice, or courthouse, on the Ile de la Cite along the river Seine in central Paris July 14, 2013.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Uber to Offer Seine Cruises, Day Trips in Paris during Olympics

Uber Technologies unveiled a raft of measures on Wednesday, including a tie-up to offer cruises on the Seine river as it looks to meet explosive demand…

Asharq Al Awsat (Paris)
Varieties Shields, on the River Tyne, 1823 (TATE)

British Artist Turner Captured the 'Planet's Turning Point' in His Paintings

A new exhibition is to examine how British artist JMW Turner unknowingly captured the permanent impact people were having on the environment in his paintings. …

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