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Musk Activates Starlink Satellite Internet Service in Gaza Hospital

Elon Musk's Starlink satellite internet service has been activated in a hospital in the Gaza Strip, the SpaceX chief executive said. "Starlink is now…

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World Commuters are seen moving along a road in Dhaka on July 24, 2024, after authorities eased a curfew imposed to contain deadly clashes sparked by student protests over civil service employment quotas. (AFP)

Bangladesh Factories, Banks Reopen as Curfew Is Eased After Protests Taper Off 

Rush-hour traffic returned to the streets of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Wednesday, as a curfew was eased after four days of nationwide shutdown that…

World 24 July 2024, Hamburg: Police officers stand in front of the Islamic Center Hamburg with the Imam Ali Mosque (Blue Mosque) on the Outer Alster during a raid. (dpa)

Germany Bans Group Accused of Iran Links and Hezbollah Support, Carries Out Raids 

The German government on Wednesday banned a Hamburg-based organization accused of promoting the Iranian leadership's ideology and supporting Lebanon's…

World Republican presidential nominee and former US President Donald Trump speaks, as he holds a campaign rally for the first time with his running mate, Republican vice presidential nominee US Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, US July 20, 2024. (Reuters)

Trump Takes Fight Against Harris to North Carolina Rally 

Donald Trump has so far watched from the sidelines as Vice President Kamala Harris galvanized and re-energized Democrats by stepping in as their likely…

Israel Carries Out New Raids in Gaza as Netanyahu Visits US 

Arab World This picture taken in Khan Younis shows smoke billowing during Israeli military operations in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 24, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas. (AFP)

Israel Carries Out New Raids in Gaza as Netanyahu Visits US 

Israeli forces carried out new raids in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due to address the US Congress. The…

World Rescuers and army personnel stand at the site after a Saurya Airlines' plane crashed during takeoff at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on July 24, 2024. (Photo by Prabin RANABHAT / AFP)

Plane Crashes in Nepal, 18 Passengers Dead and Pilot Injured

A small domestic plane slipped off the runway and crashed Wednesday while trying to take off from the airport serving Nepal's capital, killing the 18…

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World A group of Rosgvardia (National Guard) servicemen and people with umbrellas walk under the rain through Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Military Intelligence Officer Reportedly Injured in Moscow Car Bomb Attack

A car bomb injured an officer from Russia's military intelligence agency in northern Moscow on Wednesday, the Kommersant newspaper reported. Russia's interior…

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Colombian Bullfighters Decry New Ban on Centuries-old Tradition

Culture Photos of bullfighters decorate the walls of the bullring in Choachi, Colombia, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Colombian Bullfighters Decry New Ban on Centuries-old Tradition

Sebastián Caqueza says a new law to ban bullfighting in Colombia by 2028 will not dampen his passion for the sport that he has been practicing since has was a…

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Culture The Ministry of Culture brings the Year of the Camel to life at Jeddah Season 2024 - SPA  

Camel Culture Takes Center Stage at Jeddah Season

The Ministry of Culture is bringing the Year of the Camel to life at Jeddah Season 2024, SPA reported. From life-size camel sculptures to interactive displays…

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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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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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IOC: France Conditionally Confirmed as 2030 Winter Games Hosts

Sports Paris 2024 Olympics - IOC Session 2030 & 2034 Announcements - Le Palais des Congres de Paris, Paris, France - July 24, 2024. French President Emmanuel Macron, Member of Parliament Laurent Wauquiez, President of the region Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Renaud Muselier and David Lappartient, President of the France's Olympic Committee during the IOC Session. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

IOC: France Conditionally Confirmed as 2030 Winter Games Hosts

France was conditionally picked as the host of the 2030 Winter Games on Wednesday and must now deliver key financial guarantees in a timeline to be set by the…

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Sports The last five champions have all been Latin American, largely because of the willingness of Argentina and Brazil to send major stars such as Lionel Messi and Neymar.  (file photo/The AP)

Men’s Olympic Soccer Remains Stuck in the Game’s Second Tier

The Poststadion still stands, about 10 minutes’ walk north-west of Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof. It’s set up for American football these days and this summer it was…

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Sports Eddie Howe directs training at the Adidas training facilities in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Photograph: Serena Taylor/Newcastle United/Getty Images

Eddie Howe Seeks Right ‘Dynamic’ as Newcastle Future Comes Under Question

Appearances can be deceptive and the apparently carefree Howe had much to ponder at a moment when he appears high on the Football Association’s shortlist to…

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Saudi Arabia Presents Bid to Host 2025 Olympic Esports Games

The 142nd session of the International Olympic Committee (142nd IOC Session), held on Tuesday in Paris, reviewed Saudi Arabia's bid to host the inaugural…

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Sports The event will take place in Riyadh on November 13-14 at King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD). (File Photo/AAWSAT)

Riyadh to Host Meeting of International Association of Football Lawyers in November

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) will host the International Association of Football Lawyers (AIAF) 11th annual congress in Riyadh on November 13…

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World Breaks Hottest Day Record for 2nd Day in a Row

Varieties A Cuban fisherman rests in a makeshift raft at sunset in Havana Bay on July 19, 2024. (Photo by YAMIL LAGE / AFP)

World Breaks Hottest Day Record for 2nd Day in a Row

The world again registered its hottest day on record on Monday, July 22, inching past Sunday which had just taken the title, according to preliminary data from…

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Varieties The incident occurred Tuesday near Odiorne Point State Park.  (file photo/The AP)

Whale Surfaces, Capsizes Fishing Boat off New Hampshire Coast

Two occupants of a fishing vessel are safe Tuesday after a whale surfaced under their boat, capsizing it off the New Hampshire shore, according to the US Coast…

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Varieties In this Aug. 17, 2023, file photo, the McDougall Creek wildfire burns in the hills West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. - The AP

Wildfires Threaten Communities in the West

Firefighters in the West are scrambling as new wildfires threaten communities in Oregon, California and Washington, with at least one Oregon fire so large that…

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Varieties Photos and video of the aftermath showed damaged guardrails and boards covered in rock and silt near muddy pools. - The AP

Surprise Blast of Rock, Water and Steam in Yellowstone Sends Dozens Running for Safety

A surprise eruption in Yellowstone National Park shot steam, water and dark-colored rock and dirt high into the sky Tuesday and sent sightseers running for…

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Varieties Solomon was going to be taken to a vet in Staines before his owner came forward (viral social media photo)

UK: Escaped Tortoise Causes Railway Disruption

An escaped tortoise caused disruption for train services as it launched a low-speed escape attempt after trespassing on the railway. The runaway reptile,…

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