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A view shows a damaged private house at the site of a Russian drone strikes, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, on the outskirts of Lviv, Ukraine June 19, 2024. (Reuters)

Russia’s Drone Attack Damages Ukraine’s Energy Infrastructure, Injures Two 

Russian drone attacks on Wednesday damaged energy infrastructure in central Ukraine and injured at least two people in the western region of Lviv, Ukrainian…

World A Palestinian girl stands at the entrance of her family tent at a makeshift tent camp for those displaced by the Israeli air and ground offensive on the Gaza Strip in Khan Younis, Gaza, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (AP)

Europe Must Host Gaza Children Impacted by War, Greek Foreign Minister Says 

Europe has a duty to host children hurt and traumatized by war in Gaza for as long as the conflict continues, Greek Foreign Minister George Gerapetritis told…

World Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (2-R) attend an official welcoming ceremony during their meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, 19 June 2024. (EPA/ Gavriil Grigorov / Sputnik / Kremlin)

Putin Gets Lavish Welcome in North Korea, Signs Partnership Pact with Kim 

Cheering crowds and lavish ceremonies greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin in Pyongyang on Wednesday, where he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed…

World A street mural of the Iranian flag in Tehran in October 2017. (AFP via Getty Images)

No Future US Government Can Prevent Iran Oil Exports, Minister Says 

Iranian oil exports will continue regardless of who is elected as the next US president, Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji said on Wednesday, amid concerns that…

Israel May Have Violated Laws of War in Gaza Campaign, UN Rights Office Says 

Arab World People sit in the back of a truck moving along a road in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on June 18, 2024 amid the ongoing conflict in the Palestinian territory between Israel and Hamas. (AFP)

Israel May Have Violated Laws of War in Gaza Campaign, UN Rights Office Says 

Israeli forces may have repeatedly violated fundamental principles of the laws of war and failed to distinguish between civilians and fighters in their Gaza…


Arab World FILE PHOTO: Sailors from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group assist distressed mariners rescued from the Liberian-flagged, Greek-owned bulk carrier M/V Tutor that was attacked by Houthis, in the Red Sea, June 15, 2024. US Naval Forces Central Command/US 5th Fleet/Handout via REUTERS

Ship Attacked by Yemen's Houthis Sinks in Red Sea

A bulk carrier sank days after an attack by Yemen's Houthi militias believed to have killed one mariner on board, authorities said early Wednesday. The…

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Business A BYD Ocean-M electric car is displayed at the Beijing Auto Show in Beijing on April 25, 2024. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP)

Chinese Automakers Seek Retaliatory Tariffs on EU Cars

Chinese automakers have urged Beijing to retaliate against Brussels' decision to place curbs on Chinese electric vehicle exports by raising tariffs on imported…

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Japan’s ‘Beat Poet’ Kazuko Shiraishi, Pioneer of Modern Performance Poetry, Dies at 93 

Culture Kazuko Shiraishi speaks at a park in Tokyo, on Nov. 15, 1996. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan’s ‘Beat Poet’ Kazuko Shiraishi, Pioneer of Modern Performance Poetry, Dies at 93 

Kazuko Shiraishi, a leading name in modern Japanese “beat” poetry, known for her dramatic readings, at times with jazz music, has died. She was 93. Shiraishi…


Culture King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language to Participate in Beijing Int'l Book Fair

King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language to Participate in Beijing Int'l Book Fair

The King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language is preparing to participate in the Beijing International Book Fair 2024, reported the Saudi Press Agency on…

Culture DGDA announced the celebration of Eid Al-Adha with various artistic and cultural events. SPA

Saudi Arabia's Diriyah Celebrates Eid Al-Adha with Cultural Performances, Festivities

The Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) has announced the celebration of Eid Al-Adha with various artistic and cultural events designed to entertain and…

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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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Mbappé Feeling 'a Bit Better' after Facial Injury, France Teammate Saliba Says

Sports Kylian Mbappe of France receives a treatment after suffering an injury during a Group D match between Austria and France at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Duesseldorf, Germany, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Mbappé Feeling 'a Bit Better' after Facial Injury, France Teammate Saliba Says

France striker Kylian Mbappé is feeling a “bit better,” teammate William Saliba said Wednesday, ahead of undergoing more tests on a facial injury sustained in…

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Sports Soccer Football - Europa League - Round of 16 draw - Nyon, Switzerland - February 28, 2020 General view of the UEFA logo at UEFA Headquarters. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Brussels City: Hosting Belgium-Israel Soccer Match Impossible Due to Insecurity

Staging an upcoming UEFA soccer match between Belgium and Israel in Brussels would be impossible due to insecurity and likely protests, the municipal…

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Sports Regan Smith of the United States looks on after setting a world record in the Women's 100m backstroke final on Day Four of the 2024 US Olympic Team Swimming Trials at Lucas Oil Stadium on June 18, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Getty Images/AFP)

Smith Conquers Self-Doubt to Regain Backstroke World Record 

Regan Smith was so riddled with self-doubt the American thought her days of breaking backstroke records were gone for good, but after learning to tame her…

Sports Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after a game during his men's singles round of sixteen match against Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo on Court Philippe-Chatrier on day nine of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros Complex in Paris on June 3, 2024. (AFP)

Novak Djokovic Is Confirmed for Paris Games, Serbian Olympic Committee Says 

Novak Djokovic will compete in the upcoming Paris Games, the Serbian Olympic Committee confirmed on Tuesday. Djokovic had knee surgery after withdrawing…

Sports Germany's midfielder #08 Toni Kroos celebrates after winning the UEFA Euro 2024 Group A football match between Germany and Scotland at the Munich Football Arena in Munich on June 14, 2024. (AFP)

Euro 2024 Takeaways: Fast Starts and Slow Trains, Old and Young Stars, Great Goals and Strong Views 

The opening round of group matches at the European Championship is complete. Here are some things we learned: - Top performers - Some of the best…


Imam Turki bin Abdullah Royal Reserve Marks World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Varieties The reserve highlighted the importance of preserving existing vegetation and supporting afforestation efforts. SPA

Imam Turki bin Abdullah Royal Reserve Marks World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Saudi Arabia’s Imam Turki bin Abdullah Royal Reserve Development Authority has marked World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, themed this year "United…

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Varieties An armed policeman guards suspected poachers arrested over their alleged involvement in hunting Javan rhinos, during a press conference at the police headquarters in Banten on June 11, 2024. (AFP)

Javan Rhino Clings to Survival After Indonesia Poaching Wave 

In 2023, a newborn Javan rhino in Indonesia raised hopes for the highly endangered species. Now, conservationists fear poachers have killed up to a third of…

Varieties In this image taken from video provided by Spencer Warren, who works for a wilderness guiding service, he arrived about 6:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, to prepare the floatplane for a client’s trip when he discovered the calf trapped in Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. (Spencer Warren via AP)

Baby Moose Trapped in Lake Is Saved by Alaska Man and Police as Its Worried Mom Watches 

An Alaska man and two police officers rescued a baby moose from what police described as “a sure demise” after it fell into a lake and got stuck in a narrow…

Varieties Wang Wang the panda is seen during China's Premier Li Qiang's visit to the Adelaide Zoo in Adelaide on June 16, 2024. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake / POOL / AFP)

What is China's Panda Diplomacy and How Does it Work?

During a visit to Australia this week, Chinese Premier Li Qiang made a classic goodwill gesture that boded well for relations between the two countries: he…

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Varieties 18th century artifacts found underneath George Washington's residence in Mount Vernon, Va., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nathan Ellgren)

Perfectly Preserved Centuries-Old Cherries Unearthed at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

George Washington never did cut down the cherry tree, despite the famous story to the contrary, but he did pack away quite a few bottles of the fruit at his…