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World Iranians hold portraits of late President Ebrahim Raisi as they mourn during a funeral processions ceremony in Tehran, Iran, 22 May 2024. (EPA)

Iran’s Supreme Leader Presides Over Funeral for President and Others Killed in Helicopter Crash 

Iran's supreme leader presided over a funeral Wednesday for the country's late President Ebrahim Raisi, foreign minister and others killed in a helicopter…

Arab World A ship transporting international humanitarian aid is moored at the US-built Trident Pier as Palestinians walk along a main road near Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip on May 21, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Hamas group. (AFP)

Israel Revokes Order to Cut AP Live Gaza Video Feed 

Israel walked back its decision to shut down an Associated Press live video feed of war-torn Gaza on Tuesday, following a protest from the US news agency and…

Arab World A truck carries humanitarian aid across Trident Pier, a temporary pier to deliver aid, off the Gaza Strip, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, near the Gaza coast, May 19, 2024. US Army Central/Handout via Reuters

UN Food Agency Warns That New US Sea Route for Gaza Aid May Fail Unless Conditions Improve 

The UN World Food Program said Tuesday the new US $320 million pier project for delivering aid to Gaza may fail unless Israel starts ensuring the conditions…

Arab World Palestinians line up for free food during the ongoing Israeli air and ground offensive on the Gaza Strip in Rafah, Jan. 9, 2024. (AP)

UN Halts All Food Distribution in Rafah Due to Insecurity and After Running Out of Supplies 

The United Nations suspended food distribution in the southern Gaza city of Rafah on Tuesday due to a lack of supplies and an untenable security situation…

Norway, Ireland and Spain Recognize a Palestinian State in a Historic Move 

Arab World Norway's Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre speaks during a news conference in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (Erik Flaaris Johansen/NTB Scanpix via AP)
Norway's Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre speaks during a news conference in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (Erik Flaaris Johansen/NTB Scanpix via AP)

Norway, Ireland and Spain Recognize a Palestinian State in a Historic Move 

Norway, Ireland and Spain said Wednesday they are recognizing a Palestinian state in a historic move that drew condemnation from Israel and jubilation from the…


Gulf Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, chairs the cabinet meeting in Jeddah on Tuesday. (SPA)

Crown Prince Reassures Saudis About King Salman’s Health

Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, assured on Tuesday everybody about the health of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques…

Arab World  Palestinians evacuate Kamal Adwan hospital following an Israeli strike, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21, 2024. (Reuters)

WHO Chief Asks Israel to Ease Curbs on Gaza Medical Aid

The head of the World Health Organization called on Tuesday for Israel to lift restrictions on aid into Gaza saying that the primary pipeline for emergency…

Quality of Life Program CEO: ‘Cultural Houses’ Are Integrated Hubs for Advancing the Saudi Cultural Scene 

Culture The Cultural House in Dammam. (SPA)

Quality of Life Program CEO: ‘Cultural Houses’ Are Integrated Hubs for Advancing the Saudi Cultural Scene 

CEO of the Quality of Life Program Center Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Baker commended on Tuesday the Cultural Houses established by the Libraries Commission in…


Culture Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud. (SPA)

Saudi Minister of Culture Meets Japanese Counterpart in Tokyo 

Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud held talks on Tuesday with Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and…

Culture The National Museum in Riyadh inaugurated on Tuesday the Arab World Institute "Perfumes of the East" exhibition. (SPA)

'Perfumes of the East' Exhibition Opens at National Museum in Riyadh

The National Museum in Riyadh inaugurated on Tuesday the Arab World Institute "Perfumes of the East" exhibition, held in its first international stop under the…

Culture Libraries Commission CEO Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Asim (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Houses of Culture’ Redefine Libraries, Enrich Local Communities

The Saudi Culture Ministry’s Libraries Commission opened another “House of Culture” in one of Asir region’s provinces on Sunday, the second to open this month…

Omar al-Badwi (Riyadh)
Culture Demise of Rangelands 'Severely Underestimated', Report Says

Demise of Rangelands 'Severely Underestimated', Report Says

From camel drivers in the Sahara to nomads on the Mongolian steppe, traditional herders the world over rely on earth's wildest open spaces to support an…

Asharq Al Awsat

Driven Barshim Still Spearheading Qatar’s Challenge at Fourth Games 

Sports Mutaz Barshim. (AFP)

Driven Barshim Still Spearheading Qatar’s Challenge at Fourth Games 

Mutaz Barshim was at the center of one of most memorable moments of the Tokyo Olympics and the high jumper will again carry a large part of Qatar's hopes of…


Sports Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino watches from the sidelines during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea FC and AFC Bournemouth in London, Britain, 19 May 2024. (EPA)

Manager Pochettino’s Departure from Chelsea Shocks Ex-Players 

Chelsea's decision to part ways with manager Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday surprised many former players who believe it could torpedo the club's endeavor to…

Sports Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic reacts during a press conference on the eve of his first match at the ATP 250 Geneva Open tennis tournament, in Geneva, on May 21, 2024. (AFP)

Djokovic Eager to Regain Form Ahead of French Open Defense 

World number one Novak Djokovic is hoping to get a few matches under his belt at this week's Geneva Open ahead of his title defense at Roland Garros, after…

Sports Football - Champions League - Real Madrid Press Conference - Ciudad Real Madrid, Valdebebas, Madrid, Spain - May 8, 2023 Real Madrid's Toni Kroos during the press conference. (Reuters)

Germany and Real Madrid Great Toni Kroos to Retire After Euro 2024 

Toni Kroos will retire from football after trying to give Real Madrid yet another Champions League trophy and lead Germany to the European Championship title…

Sports Riyadh is set to host the first-ever edition of the Esports World Cup from July 4 to August 25. (Esports World Cup)

Saudi Arabia Gears up for 1st Esports World Cup with Over 2,500 Contestants in July 

Riyadh is set to host the first-ever edition of the Esports World Cup from July 4 to August 25. The thrilling competition will bring together more than 2…


Nepali Reaches Summit of Everest for Record 30th Time 

Varieties Veteran Sherpa guide Kami Rita returning after scaling Mount Everest for the 28th time arrives at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 25, 2023. (AP)

Nepali Reaches Summit of Everest for Record 30th Time 

Nepali climber Kami Rita Sherpa broke his own record Wednesday as the person to have scaled Mount Everest the most times, achieving the milestone 30th ascent…


Varieties Workers install a barrier to block the sight of Japan's Mount Fuji emerging from behind a convenience store to deter badly behaved tourists, in the town of Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi prefecture on May 21, 2024. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Sick of Tourists, Japan Town Blocks View of Mt Fuji

A Japanese town mounted a large mesh barrier at a popular viewing spot for Mount Fuji on Tuesday, to deter photo-taking by an ever-growing number of tourists,…

Asharq Al Awsat
Varieties Photo by SPA

Tourism Authority Launches Saudi Summer Program 2024

The Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) launched the Kingdom's summer program for 2024, in an event held under the patronage of the Minister of Tourism and Chairman…

Asharq Al Awsat
Varieties On World Bee Day, the program revealed that the Kingdom's honey production in the previous year reached 3,120 tons - SPA

'Reef Saudi' Celebrates World Bee Day with Notable Achievements in Saudi Honey Sector

The Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Program "Reef Saudi" has announced significant achievements in supporting the honey sector. Since 2020, the…

Asharq Al Awsat
Varieties Saudi Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley - SPA

Saudi Arabia Participates in the 10th World Water Forum

Saudi Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley said that the world faces significant challenges endangering…

Asharq Al Awsat