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World European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell holds a press conference, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine October 1, 2023. (Reuters)

Top European Diplomats Meet in Kyiv to Support Ukraine as Signs of Strain Show Among Allies 

Some of Europe’s top diplomats gathered Monday in Kyiv in a display of support for Ukraine’s fight against Russia’s invasion as signs emerge of political…

Arab World Generals Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo and Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. (AFP)

Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces Seize Military Base in Kordofan

Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council and army commander General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan announced that the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) were implicated in the…

Mohammed Amin Yassin (Wad Madani)
Arab World Derna city was left devastated in wake of the deadly flooding from Storm Daniel. (Reuters)

Libya on Alert for Possible Flooding in South

Interior Minister in Libya’s Government of National Unity (GNU) Imad Trabelsi issued on Sunday an order to evacuate all homes near valleys and lowland areas in…

Arab World Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh unveils the cornerstone for the Palestine wheat silos project in the village of Burham. (Wafa)

Israel Activates Economic Measures In Favor of Palestinian Authority

The Israeli government began to offer a number of economic facilities to the Palestinian Authority, lately approved under heavy pressure from Washington. …

Asharq Al Awsat (Ramallah)

Türkiye Strikes Suspected PKK Targets in Northern Iraq after Suicide Attack in Ankara

World Turkish security forces work at the site of a suicide attack near the Interior Ministry in Ankara, Türkiye, 01 October 2023. EPA/NECATI SAVAS

Türkiye Strikes Suspected PKK Targets in Northern Iraq after Suicide Attack in Ankara

Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes on suspected Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq on Sunday following a suicide attack on a government building…

Asharq Al Awsat

Gulf Custodian of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Saudi King Receives Letter from President of Benin

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, received a letter from President of Benin Patrice Talon highlighting the bilateral…

Asharq Al Awsat
Arab World People search for the remains of missing bodies after the Hamdaniya fire in Nineveh (Reuters)

Iraqi Committee: Fireworks Caused the Wedding Hall Tragedy

The investigative committee formed by Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Sudani concluded that fireworks were responsible for the tragic blaze at the Hamdaniya…

Asharq Al Awsat

Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission Signs Executive Program with China NPPA

Culture The program will encourage the two parties to build bridges of culture, enrich content, and strengthen literary cooperation - SPA

Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission Signs Executive Program with China NPPA

The Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission signed an executive program with the National Press and Publication Administration (NPPA) in China, for…

Asharq Al Awsat

Culture Writer Khaled Khalifa speaks during an interview with AFP at his home in the Syrian capital Damascus on June 2, 2020. (AFP)

Celebrated Syrian Author Khaled Khalifa Dead at 59

Syrian writer and veteran government critic Khaled Khalifa has died of cardiac arrest at the age of 59 at his home in Damascus, a close friend told AFP. …

Culture The library has translated more than 100 books. SPA

King Abdulaziz Public Library Translates Over 100 Books from 12 Languages

Translation from various international languages was a strategic goal of King Abdulaziz Public Library (KAPL) in Riyadh. Dozens of important books were…

Asharq Al Awsat (Riyadh)
Culture The Sultanate of Oman is the guest of honor during this edition
of the Riyadh International Book Fair. (Saleh al-Ghannam)

Cultural, Intellectual Destinations Inspire Riyadh International Book Fair Visitors

The new edition of the Riyadh International Book Fair (RIBF) is offering its audience millions of books and new titles from the Arabic library, and also…

Omar al-Badoui (Riyadh)
Culture The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Riyadh International Book Fair 2023. SPA

Saudi Assistant Culture Minister, Somali Education Minister Discuss Cultural Exchange

Saudi Assistant Minister of Culture Rakan Al-Touq has met with the Somali Minister of Education, Culture and Higher Education Farah Sheikh Abdulkadir. During…

Asharq Al Awsat (Riyadh)

Pochettino’s Struggling Chelsea Faces Another Test at Fulham 

Sports Chelsea's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino looks on during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge in London on September 24, 2023. (AFP)

Pochettino’s Struggling Chelsea Faces Another Test at Fulham 

A look at what’s happening in European football on Monday: ENGLAND Struggling Chelsea plays at Fulham and is looking for only its second win in the…

Sports Juventus's goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match Atalanta BC and Juventus FC in Bergamo, Italy, 01 October 2023. (EPA)

Juventus and Atalanta Draw 0-0 in Serie A, Roma Beat Frosinone 2-0 

Juventus and Atalanta fell further behind the Serie A leaders as they played out a 0-0 draw on Sunday. Both teams had chances and Atalanta hit the…

Sports Football - Premier League - Newcastle United v Burnley - St James' Park, Newcastle, Britain - September 30, 2023 Newcastle United's Miguel Almiron celebrates scoring their first goal. (Reuters)

Fan Fervor Assured at Rare Champions League Home Games for Newcastle, Lens and Union Berlin 

For their first home games in the Champions League in more than 20 years, Newcastle and Lens will walk out to rousing ovations in their famously noisy stadiums…

Sports Asian Games - Hangzhou 2022 - Athletics - Olympic Sports Centre Stadium, Hangzhou, China - October 2, 2023 Qatar's Mutaz Barshim gestures during the Men's High Jump Qualification - Group A. (Reuters)

Olympic ‘Vibes’ for Qatar’s High-Jump Great Barshim in Hangzhou 

Three-time high-jump world champion Mutaz Essa Barshim compared the Asian Games to the Olympics Monday after skipping the season-ending Diamond League event at…

Sports Football - Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain - September 30, 2023 Liverpool's Luis Diaz scores a goal that is later disallowed. (Reuters)

Liverpool Says it Will ‘Explore the Range of Options Available’ After VAR Controversy at Tottenham 

Liverpool criticized the Professional Game Match Officials Limited on Sunday and warned it will “explore the range of options available” following the VAR…

Indonesia Launches Southeast Asia's First High-speed Rail

Varieties With a top speed of 350 kilometers (220 miles) per hour, the bullet train "Whoosh" can get between the capital Jakarta and Bandung in 45 minutes. Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

Indonesia Launches Southeast Asia's First High-speed Rail

Indonesia launched Southeast Asia's first high-speed railway on Monday, a delayed, multibillion-dollar project backed by China that President Joko Widodo…

Asharq Al Awsat

Varieties A handout picture released by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry on October 1, 2023, shows a female Sumatran rhino calf, born on September 30, 2023, with its mother Ratu, a 23-year-old female Sumatran rhino, at the Way Kambas National Park Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS TNWK). (Photo by Handout / Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry / AFP)

Endangered Sumatran Rhino Born in Indonesia 

An endangered Sumatran rhinoceros, the smallest and hairiest of the4 five extant rhino species, was born in Indonesia last week in a conservation area, the…

Varieties Atlantic goliath grouper fish swim near Boynton Beach, Florida on September 10, 2023. (AFP)

In New York City, Scuba Divers’ Passion for Sport Becomes Mission to Collect Undersea Litter

On a recent Sunday afternoon, the divers arrived on a thin strip of sand at the furthest, watery edge of New York City. Oxygen tanks strapped to their backs,…

Varieties The full moon, a supermoon also known as the "Harvest Moon", rises above Macquarie Lighthouse and the Sydney Opera House in Sydney on September 29, 2023. (Photo by DAVID GRAY / AFP)

Man Dies in Australia after Whale Collides with Boat

One man died and another was in hospital on Saturday in Australia after a whale struck and flipped their boat during a fishing expedition, authorities said. …

Asharq Al Awsat (Sydney)
Varieties A medical worker receives a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Tokyo Medical Center. Reuters

New Study: Women Are Twice More Prone to ‘Severe’ Reaction to Flu Jab

Women are twice as likely to suffer a “severe” reaction to the flu jab as men, a new study has revealed. Analysis of 34,000 adults who received the flu…

Asharq Al Awsat (Ottawa)