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Arab World This picture taken from northern Israel shows smoke billowing during Israeli bombardment in southern Lebanon on May 25, 2024, amid ongoing cross-border clashes between Israeli troops and Hezbollah fighters. (AFP)

Israeli Army Shells Hezbollah Positions in South Lebanon

The Israeli army said on Sunday that its fighter jets carried out several airstrikes against Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon last night. Israel said…

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World Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during an interview with Reuters, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 20, 2024. (Reuters)

Zelenskiy, from Kharkiv, Urges Biden, Xi to Join Peace Summit

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appealed to US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Sunday to join an upcoming peace summit as his…

World View of the damage after a landslide in Maip Mulitaka, Enga province, Papua New Guinea May 24, 2024 in this obtained image. (Emmanuel Eralia via Reuters)

UN Migration Agency Estimates More than 670 Killed in Papua New Guinea Landslide

The International Organization for Migration on Sunday increased its estimate of the death toll from a massive landslide in Papua New Guinea to more than 670. …

World Firefighters work at the site of a household item shopping mall hit by a Russian air strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine May 25, 2024. REUTERS/Oleksandr Ratushniak

Russian Attack on Ukraine's Kharkiv Kills Twelve, Injures Dozens

A Russian strike on a crowded DIY hardware store in Kharkiv killed 12 people and wounded dozens more, Ukrainian prosecutors said on Sunday morning, the death…

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Aid Trucks Expected to Start Entering Gaza through Kerem Shalom Crossing

Arab World Aid trucks are seen at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza. (Reuters)

Aid Trucks Expected to Start Entering Gaza through Kerem Shalom Crossing

About 200 aid trucks, including four fuel trucks, are expected to enter Gaza on Sunday through the Kerem Shalom border crossing, Khaled Zayed, the head of the…


Arab World Tunisians block a street during a demonstration in Tunis on May 24, 2024. (Photo by Sofiene HAMDAOUI / AFP)

Tunisian President: We Refuse to Throw People in Jail for their Opinions

Tunisian President Kais Saïed said he refuses to throw people in jail for their opinions, adding that the freedom of expression is enshrined in the country's…

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Arab World Syrian refugees gather as they prepare to leave the Arsal area, before their journey to their homes in Syria, at Arsal in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 14 May 2024. EPA/WAEL HAMZEH

Ahead of Another Donor Conference for Syria, Humanitarian Workers Fear More Aid Cuts

Living in a tent in opposition-held northwestern Syria, Rudaina al-Salim and her family struggle to find enough water for drinking and other basic needs such…

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

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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Culture The flags of Arab countries flutter in Tripoli, Lebanon (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Lebanon’s Tripoli Begins 2024 Celebrations as Arab Culture Capital

Lebanon’s Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati kicked off the “Tripoli the Capital of Arab Culture” celebrations at a formal event held at the Rashid…

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Culture 24 May 2024, Berlin: Façade parts packed for transportation lie on the construction site in the Mschatta Hall in the Pergamon Museum. Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa

Berlin's Closed Pergamon Museum Maintains International Profile

Berlin's world-famous Pergamon Museum, which is closed for several years of renovation work, is seeking to maintain its presence through international…

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Culture This image released by the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore on Thursday, May 23, 2024, shows a terracotta portrait of Florence landmark cathedral's architect Filippo Brunelleschi dating back to the early Renaissance, which was recently found among the furnishings of an historic residence near the Tuscan capital. (Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore via AP, HO)

Unknown Bust of the Architect Who Designed the Florence Cathedral Dome Found After 700 Years 

A previously unknown terracotta bust of the famed early Renaissance architect who designed the Florence Cathedral dome was unveiled Thursday in the Tuscan…

Giroud Scores in His Last AC Milan Match on a Night of Farewells at San Siro

Sports AC Milan's French forward #09 Olivier Giroud (C) makes a heart sign as he celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Italian Serie A football match between AC Milan and Salernitana at San Siro Stadium, in Milan on May 25, 2024. as the last match by coach. (AFP)

Giroud Scores in His Last AC Milan Match on a Night of Farewells at San Siro

Olivier Giroud scored in his final match for AC Milan as the Rossoneri drew with bottom club Salernitana 3-3 on a Saturday night of farewells at San Siro. …


Sports Real Madrid's German midfielder #08 Toni Kroos is thrown in the air by teammates during the Spanish league football match between Real Madrid CF and Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 25, 2024. (AFP)

Madrid Draws with Betis with Likely Starters for Champions League Final and Kroos Says Farewell

Real Madrid drew with Real Betis 0-0 on Saturday in its last warmup game before facing Borussia Dortmund in the Champions league final. Madrid wrapped up the…

Sports Manchester United's Kobbie Mainoo celebrates after scoring against Manchester City in the FA Cup final © JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP

Manchester United Stun Manchester City 2-1 to Win FA Cup

Manchester United stunned Manchester City 2-1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday, ending City's dreams of a second straight league and cup double. …

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Sports Mauricio Pochettino has left Chelsea by mutual consent after one season in charge. Photograph: Dave Shopland/REX/Shutterstock

Mauricio Pochettino Paid the Price of Rocking Todd Boehly’s Boat at Chelsea

It would have been different if Mauricio Pochettino had been willing to trust Chelsea’s great restructuring is going to work. In the end, the problem for the…

Jacob Steinberg
Sports Adam Wharton has been included in England’s 33-man provisional squad for Euro 2024. Photograph: Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

Adam Wharton’s England Call-up is a Credit to Palace’s Progression

Adam Wharton could hardly have picked a more difficult Premier League debut at the start of February. With Crystal Palace trailing 1-0 against their arch…

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Culling Controversy as French Wolf Population Falls in 2023

Varieties There is increasing controversy about the status of wolves in France - AFP

Culling Controversy as French Wolf Population Falls in 2023

The estimated number of wolves in France last year was 1,003, down nine percent from the year before, environmental associations said earlier this week, urging…

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Varieties The drug, which is used in medicine as an anaesthetic and for pain reduction, has become a particularly popular party drug among young people (Shutterstock)

Germany Warns from Dangers of 'Laughing Gas' Sales

Germany's health minister, Karl Lauterbach, plans to introduce stricter rules to curb the sale of nitrous oxide, sometimes known as laughing gas, especially to…

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Varieties FILE PHOTO: Two inflatable dinghies carrying migrants make their way towards England in the English Channel, Britain, May 4, 2024. REUTERS/Chris J. Ratcliffe/File Photo

More than 10,000 People Reach UK on Small Boats since January

More than 10,000 asylum seekers have arrived in Britain in small boats so far this year, updated government data showed on Saturday, underlining a key…

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Varieties Mosquito season is starting to rev up across much of the United States ( AFP File Photo)

What to Look for in Mosquito Repellents

There's an old joke that mosquitoes are like family: They are annoying, but they carry your blood. Mosquito season is starting to rev up and that means bug…

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Varieties The Russian flag waves in the wind - US, September 2, 2017. (File/Reuters)

At Least 12 Children Injured after Strong Wind in Russia’s Krasnodar Blew off School's Roof

Strong wind blew off the roof of a school in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region on Saturday morning, injuring at least 12 children, local officials said. A…

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