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Arab World  People flee al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip following Israeli bombardment on July 23, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas group. (AFP)

Israeli Tanks Advance Deeper in Southern Gaza as More Ceasefire Talks Expected

Palestinian residents of eastern neighborhoods of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip fled their homes on Tuesday as Israeli tanks advanced deep into the…

Arab World Iraq's Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, right, and Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attend a meeting to sign mutual agreements in Baghdad, on April 22, 2024. (AP)

Iraq Bans Kurdish PKK and Strengthens Its Cooperation with Türkiye

The Iraqi government announced Tuesday an official ban on a Kurdish separatist group which has been engaged in in a long-running conflict with Türkiye. …

World Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. annual convention during the 71st biennial Boule at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (AP)

Harris Makes Presidential Campaign Debut in Swing State of Wisconsin

Vice President Kamala Harris will campaign in the critical battleground state of Wisconsin for the first time as a presidential candidate on Tuesday after…

Gulf Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister. (SPA)

Saudi Leadership Congratulates Egyptian President on National Day

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent on Tuesday a cable of congratulations to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on…

Rivals Hamas and Fatah Sign Declaration to Form Future Govt as War Rages in Gaza

Arab World (L-R) Mahmoud al-Aloul, Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of Palestinian organization and political party Fatah, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and Mussa Abu Marzuk, senior member Hamas, attend an event at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 23, 2024. (Photo by Pedro Pardo / AFP)

Rivals Hamas and Fatah Sign Declaration to Form Future Govt as War Rages in Gaza

Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed in Beijing to form a government together, the groups said Tuesday, in the latest attempt at resolving a…

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

Saudi Arabia Reiterates Need to Reach Just Solution to Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

The Saudi government reiterated on Tuesday its welcoming of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) advisory opinion on Israel’s policies and practices in…

Arab World President Donald Trump and Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi - 2017 via AP

Egypt's Sisi Checks on Trump after Assassination Attempt

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke on the phone with former US President Donald Trump to check on his health after an assassination attempt, the…

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Cyprus Displays Jewelry, Early Christian Icons and Bronze Age Antiquities Once Looted From Island

Culture A presidential security officer stands behind antiquities repatriated from Germany and put on display at the Archeological museum, in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Cyprus Displays Jewelry, Early Christian Icons and Bronze Age Antiquities Once Looted From Island

Cyprus on Monday put on display artifacts — some of them thousands of years old — that were returned after a Turkish art dealer looted them from the ethnically…

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Culture The conference aims to highlight the cultural and civilizational values of camels. SPA

King Saud University Hosts Int’l Conference on 'Camels in Arab Culture'

The Department of Arabic Language and Literature at King Saud University (KSU) will host the fifth International Conference on Camels in Arab Culture on…

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Culture The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC) logo

ALC Announces Members of Higher Committee of Sard Al Thahab Award 2024

The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC) has announced the new members of the Higher Committee of Sard Al Thahab Award 2024, which brings together writers,…

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Culture People dressed as bulls attend a presentation of a law that bans bullfighting by President Gustavo Petro in La Plaza Santa Maria, in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

Colombia's President Signs Bill to Ban Bullfighting

Colombian President Gustavo Petro on Monday signed a bill that bans bullfights in the South American country, further reducing the short list of nations around…

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Culture The district includes more than 650 heritage buildings, five historical main markets, several historical mosques, and one historical school. SPA

Jeddah Historic District Marks Decade Since UNESCO World Heritage Site Designation

The Jeddah Historic District program, under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture, celebrates this year the tenth anniversary of its listing as a UNESCO…

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Soccer-FIFA Targeted in European Leagues, FIFPRO'S EU Antitrust Complaint

Sports 06 January 2020, Egypt, Giza: The shadows of spectators can be seen on a FIFA banner. (dpa)

Soccer-FIFA Targeted in European Leagues, FIFPRO'S EU Antitrust Complaint

European Leagues and FIFPRO Europe will jointly file a complaint to EU antitrust regulators against FIFA's international match calendar, the sports…

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Sports A roadmap to follow for men's soccer during the Paris Olympics (The AP)

Paris Olympics: What to Know and Who to Watch during the Men's Soccer Competition

A roadmap to follow for men's soccer during the Paris Olympics, according to The AP. Athletes to Watch —Michael Olise, France: After scoring 10 goals for…

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Sports Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne - AFP

De Bruyne Won't Be Leaving Man City Says Guardiola

Pep Guardiola insists Kevin De Bruyne will not leave Manchester City this season. De Bruyne has just one year left on his current City contract and the…

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Sports Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi waves as he walks off the field after being honored for his 45 career trophies before an MLS soccer match against the Chicago Fire, Saturday, July 20, 2024, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Inter Miami Stars Messi, Suárez to Miss MLS All-Star Game

Inter Miami star Lionel Messi won't play in the MLS All-Star Game while nursing an ankle injury. The 37-year-old Messi left the July 14 Copa America final win…

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Sports FILE PHOTO: 2016 Rio Olympics - Tennis - Victory Ceremony - Men's Singles Victory Ceremony - Olympic Tennis Centre - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 14/08/2016. Gold medalist Andy Murray (GBR) of Britain reacts after receiving his medal.  REUTERS/Toby Melville.

Andy Murray Confirms Paris Olympics Last Event Before Retiring

Two-time Olympic men’s singles champion Andy Murray confirmed Tuesday he will end his career next week at the Paris Games. “Arrived in Paris for my last ever…

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World Registers Hottest Day Ever Recorded on July 21

Varieties A worker of the Edhi Foundation sprays cool water on people along a street on a hot day in Karachi, Pakistan, 25 June 2024. EPA/REHAN KHAN

World Registers Hottest Day Ever Recorded on July 21

Sunday, July 21 was the hottest day ever recorded globally, according to preliminary data from the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service. The…

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Varieties The birth of the four cheetah cubs coincides with the launch of the National Cheetah Conservation Strategy. SPA

Saudi Arabia Celebrates Birth of 4 Cheetah Cubs, Unveils Ambitious Conservation Strategy

The National Center for Wildlife (NCW) has announced a major breakthrough in its Cheetah Conservation Program: the birth of four cheetah cubs, which coincides…

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Varieties The Mount Etna volcano spews lava during an eruption in Sicily island, Italy, 15 July 2024 (issued 16 July 2024). EPA/ORIETTA SCARDINO

Italy's Catania Airport Closed by Etna Volcanic Ash

Flights serving the eastern Sicilian city of Catania were halted on Tuesday after an eruption from nearby Mount Etna, the airport operator said, bringing fresh…

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Varieties A man looks on as a digger spreads sand on a beach in the tourist town of Hammamet as authorities fight to protect the coast from rising sea levels and erosion. FETHI BELAID / AFP

Tunisia's Sandy Beaches Eaten away by Coastal Erosion

In Tunisia's seaside town of Hammamet, bulldozers diligently shovel sand from a nearby desert onto a popular beach in an attempt to stop it from disappearing…

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Varieties Turtle keeper Phorn Sreymom, 42, measures a baby Black Marsh Turtle, which was successfully hatched for the first time in Cambodia from turtles rescued from a black market seller, to check its health and growth at the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB), in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, July 16, 2024. REUTERS/Chantha Lach

1st Hatchling in Captivity Offers Hope for Cambodia's Endangered Black Marsh Turtle

The first Black Marsh Turtle hatched in captivity in Cambodia is being carefully nurtured by conservationists until it can be released back into the wild as…

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