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

Saudi Leadership Congratulate King of Jordan on Independence Day

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of congratulations to King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein of the Hashemite…

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Arab World View of the skyline of Damascus on June 26, 2013. (AFP)

Syria: Car Bomb in Damascus Kills One; Drone Strike Targets Two Vehicles

A bomb attached to a car exploded early Saturday in the western part of the Syrian capital that is home to several diplomatic missions, killing one person and…

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World FILED - 22 May 2024, Iran, Tehran: Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei leads a funeral service for the late President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign minister and others killed in a helicopter crash. Photo: -/Supreme Leader of Iran Official Website/dpa

4 Hurt, 1 Arrested after Clashes Between Iranian Government Supporters and Opponents in London

British police said Saturday four people were hurt and one was arrested when supporters of Iran’s authorities clashed with anti-government protesters at a…

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This undated handout photograph released on May 24, 2024 by the Eastern Theater Command of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) shows a naval vessel sailing at sea during the "Joint Sword-2024A" military drill at an unknown location. (Photo by EASTERN THEATER COMMAND OF THE PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY / AFP)

China Ends War Games, Taiwan Condemns them as ‘Blatant Provocation’

China ended two days of war games around Taiwan in which it simulated attacks with bombers and practiced boarding ships, exercises that Taiwan condemned as …

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Borrell: ICJ Orders on Rafah are Binding, Israel Must Obey

Arab World The ICJ - the UN's top court based in the Dutch city of The Hague - on Friday ordered Israel to immediately cease its attack on the city (Reuters)

Borrell: ICJ Orders on Rafah are Binding, Israel Must Obey

A United Nations court order for Israel to stop its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah must be obeyed, the European Union's foreign affairs…

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Arab World Italy's Minister for Foreign Affairs Antonio Tajani (L) shakes hands with State of Palestine Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa (R) after their meeting at Farnesina Palace, in Rome, Italy 25 May 2024. EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI

Italy Pledges Additional 35 Million Euros of Aid for Palestinians

Italy will resume funding for the United Nations' Palestinian relief organization UNRWA as part of a 35 million euro ($38 million) aid package, Italian…

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World FILE PHOTO: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during an interview with Reuters, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 20, 2024. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo

Zelenskiy: Ukrainian Forces Now Control Area where Russia Pushed into Kharkiv Region

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Friday that Ukrainian forces had secured "combat control" of areas where Russian troops staged an incursion this month in…

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Lebanon’s Tripoli Begins 2024 Celebrations as Arab Culture Capital

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…

Culture Translation has become an urgent necessity to keep pace with civilizational progress and exchange of knowledge (SPA)

Saudi Translation Movement Witnesses Surge in Publications

A Saudi initiative has translated ancient Arabic poems into Italian, making them accessible to a wider audience in an effort to showcase Arab literary heritage…

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Culture DCT Abu Dhabi reaffirmed that Saadiyat Cultural District, along with its cultural institutions, is on track for completion in 2025. WAM

Saadiyat Cultural District Abu Dhabi on Track for Completion in 2025

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has reaffirmed that Saadiyat Cultural District, along with its cultural institutions, is on…

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Clark Nabs First WNBA Win as Late Threes Help Lift Fever

Sports Fever guard Caitlin Clark, left, passes around Sparks guard Layshia Clarendon during the first half of Indiana's 78-73 win Friday at Crypto.com Arena. Clark finished with 11 points in the win. (Ashley Landis / Associated Press)

Clark Nabs First WNBA Win as Late Threes Help Lift Fever

Women's basketball sensation Caitlin Clark drilled a dagger three-pointer to help the Indiana Fever notch their first win of her debut WNBA season Friday, 78…

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Sports  Last in the majors in home runs last season, the Cleveland Guardians are showing their power resurgence (The AP)

Back-to-back-to-back: Guardians Become 1st Team in the Majors this Season to Hit 3 Straight Homers

Last in the majors in home runs last season, the Cleveland Guardians are showing their power resurgence. José Ramírez started a run of three straight homers…

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Sports Kurtley Beale, right, of the Western Force runs at the defence during the Super Rugby Pacific match between the Queensland Reds and the Western Force at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Darren England/AAP Image via AP)ASSOCIATED PRESS

Crusaders Beat Blues to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive in Super Rugby

The defending champion Crusaders kept their playoff chances alive with the upset of the season Saturday, beating the Auckland-based Blues 29-27 in Super Rugby…

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Sports FILED - 19 January 2022, Australia, Melbourne: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal cheers after defeating Germany's Yannick Hanfmann during their men's singles tennish match at the Australian Open. Photo: Frank Molter/dpa

It's Not Just Rafael Nadal: Retirement is in the Tennis Air as French Open Starts

It’s not just Rafael Nadal who has folks wondering how many more tennis matches remain in his career. With the French Open set to start Sunday, plenty of…

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Sports Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, chairman of Saudi Esports Federation and the Arab eSports Federation (AFP)

Prince Faisal bin Bandar: Saudi Arabia Aims to Lead Global Esports

Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, chairman of Saudi Esports Federation and the Arab eSports Federation, revealed Saudi Arabia’s ambition to develop its…

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Germany Warns from Dangers of 'Laughing Gas' Sales

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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Varieties Boxes of Wegovy made by Novo Nordisk are seen at a pharmacy in London, Britain March 8, 2024. REUTERS/Hollie Adams/File Photo Purchase Licensing Rights

Wegovy Users Have Less Kidney-related Health Problems, Analysis of Novo Study Finds

Novo Nordisk's Wegovy obesity drug reduced adverse kidney-related events by 22% in overweight and obese people in a large study, according to a new analysis…