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Arab World US Navy personnel construct a JLOTS, which stands for "Joint Logistics Over-the Shore" temporary pier which will provide a ship-to-shore distribution system to help deliver humanitarian aid into Gaza, in an undated handout picture in the Mediterranean Sea. (US Central Command/Handout via Reuters/File Photo)

US Military Pier Operations in Gaza Suspended after Piece Breaks Off

A part of the US military's pier off Gaza has broken off, rendering it temporarily inoperable, two US officials said, in the latest blow to efforts to deliver…

Gulf The agreement was signed by Advisor to the Royal Court and KSrelief General Supervisor of Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (SPA)

KSrelief, WHO Sign Executive Program to Improve Water and Sanitation Services in Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) signed an executive program with the World Health Organization (WHO) to boost water…

World  Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulates Russian Border Guards troop celebrations their service holiday in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. (Alexander Kazakov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin Warns West Not to Let Ukraine Use Its Missiles to Hit Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West on Tuesday that NATO members in Europe were playing with fire by proposing to let Ukraine use Western weapons…

Gulf Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chairs the virtual cabinet meeting. (SPA)

Saudi Govt Reiterates Condemnation of Israel over Gaza Violations

The Saudi government reiterated on Tuesday its strong condemnation of Israeli forces for their violations against the Palestinian people in Gaza. It slammed…

Israeli Tanks Hit Evacuation Zone West of Rafah, 21 Dead

Arab World May 6, 2024 | Displaced Palestinians from Rafah, following Israeli evacuation orders, arrive at Khan Yunis, Gaza. (AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Israeli Tanks Hit Evacuation Zone West of Rafah, 21 Dead

Israeli strikes on a tent camp in an evacuation area west of Rafah killed at least 21 on Tuesday, Gaza health authorities said. Two days after an Israeli…

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World French leftist La France Insoumise (LFI) party member of parliament Sebastien Delogu waves a Palestinian national flag during a session of questions to the government at the National Assembly in Paris on May 28, 2024. (AFP)

French Hard-Left MP Suspended for Waving Palestinian Flag in Parliament

France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday suspended a deputy from the hard-left Les Insoumis (LFI) party for 15 days for waving a Palestinian flag in the…

World Students gather near banners at an encampment at the University of Copenhagen's City Campus, at the old Municipal Hospital amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 6, 2024. (Reuters)

Danish Parliament Rejects Proposal to Recognize Palestinian State

Denmark's parliament rejected a proposal to recognize a Palestinian state on Tuesday, backing the government's view that the necessary conditions were not in…

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

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…

Culture Bahrain’s Information Minister, Dr. Ramzan bin Abdullah Al-Noaimi (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Bahrain Information Minister to Asharq Al-Awsat: ‘Al Dana Drama Award’ Boosts Gulf TV Productions

Bahrain’s Information Minister, Dr. Ramzan bin Abdullah Al-Noaimi, said the “Al Dana Drama Award” award, the Gulf’s first for TV series, aims to support Gulf…

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Culture Dr. Balu Natarajan, right, from Hinsdale, Ill., poses for a photograph with his son Atman Balakrishnan, 12, at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP)

US Spelling Bee Reflects Economic Success, Cultural Impact of Immigrants from India

When Balu Natarajan became the first Indian American champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 1985, a headline on an Associated Press article read, …

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King Saud University Signs Academic MoU with University of Tokyo

King Saud University and the University of Tokyo have signed a historic memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen academic collaboration in physics,…

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Teenagers Yamal and Cubarsi Included in Young Spain Squad for European Championship 

Sports Barcelona striker Lamine Yamal celebrates during the LaLiga match FC Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano, in Barcelona, Spain, 19 May 2024. (EPA)

Teenagers Yamal and Cubarsi Included in Young Spain Squad for European Championship 

Spain is set to take a young squad to the European Championship, with teenagers Lamine Yamal and Pau Cubarsi among the players picked by coach Luis de la…

Sports Soccer Football - Saudi Pro League - Al-Nassr v Al-Ittihad - Al-Awwal Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - May 27, 2024 Al-Nassr's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their second goal. (Reuters)

Ronaldo Sets Saudi Pro League Season Scoring Record While Al-Hilal Finishes Unbeaten 

Cristiano Ronaldo finished the Saudi Pro League by setting the season goal-scoring record on Monday. Ronaldo scored twice in Riyadh as Al-Nassr defeated Al…

Sports Aston Villa's Spanish head coach Unai Emery looks on ahead of kick-off in the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Aston Villa at Selhurst Park in south London on May 19, 2024. (AFP)

Unai Emery Signs New Contract at Aston Villa Until 2029 

Unai Emery signed a new contract with Aston Villa on Monday that keeps him at the Premier League club until 2029. Emery took charge in October 2022 with…

Sports Serbia's Novak Djokovic listen to a question during a press conference ahead his first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP)

Djokovic Doubters Await as Title Defense Begins at Roland Garros 

World number one Novak Djokovic will be the main attraction at Roland Garros on Tuesday when he begins his French Open title defense against Pierre-Hugues…

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Saudi U-23 National Team Participates in Toulon Tournament in France

The Saudi under-23 national team will participate in the Maurice Revello Tournament Toulon Tournament, in France from June 1 to 16, the Saudi Press Agency said…

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Hollywood Movies Rarely Reflect Climate Change Crisis. These Researchers Want to Change That

Varieties This image released by Netflix shows Leonardo DiCaprio as Dr. Randall Mindy and Jennifer Lawrence as Kate Dibiasky in a scene from "Don't Look Up." (Niko Tavernise/Netflix via AP)

Hollywood Movies Rarely Reflect Climate Change Crisis. These Researchers Want to Change That

Aquaman might not mind if the oceans rise, but moviegoers might. That's one of the takeaways from a new study conducted by researchers who set out to…

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Varieties Cyclone Remal in Bangladesh lasted about 34 hours, a longer-than-normal duration experts say is part of a trend. Munir Uz Zaman / AFP

Deadly Bangladesh Cyclone One of Longest Seen

Bangladeshi weather experts said Tuesday that a deadly cyclone that carved a swathe of destruction was one of the quickest-forming and longest-lasting they'd…

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Varieties Homes destroyed by the sea are seen in the community of El Bosque in southern Mexico. Yuri CORTEZ / AFP

Submerged Homes, Heat Waves Fuel Mexico Climate Angst

Waves wash over abandoned homes in a Mexican village slowly being swallowed by the sea -- a symbol of the climate change effects being felt by the major fossil…

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Varieties In this photo taken on December 27, 2023 a man works on an excavator at a waste recovery facility in Paranaque, Metro Manila. (AFP)

Philippines Deploys River Rangers in Battle Against Plastic 

Using a long-handled net, Ronnel Narvas scoops up discarded plastic soft drink bottles, shopping bags and palm-sized sachets as he wades through a foul…

Varieties A worker sets up a huge black screen on a stretch of sidewalk at Fujikawaguchiko town, Yamanashi prefecture, central Japan Tuesday, May 21, 2024. (Kyodo News via AP)

Holes Poked in Mount Fuji Barrier, Japan Town Says 

A Japanese town that mounted a huge barrier to deter unruly tourists from taking photos of Mount Fuji said Tuesday that around 10 small holes have already been…