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Arab World A member of Iraqi security forces is seen at Ain al-Asad airbase in the Anbar province, Iraq December 29, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani/File Photo

Iraq's Kataib Hezbollah Denies Saying It Resumes Attacks on US Forces

Iraqi armed faction Kataib Hezbollah has denied issuing a statement saying it had resumed attacks on US forces, a statement from the group issued on the…

Arab World Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Iraq's Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani shake hands during a welcome ceremony in Ankara, Türkiye, Tuesday, March 21, 2023. (AP)

Türkiye’s Erdogan in Iraq to Push for Reset of Ties, Cooperation against PKK 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began a rare visit to Iraq on Monday aiming to reset ties between the Middle East neighbors by inking a raft of deals…

World A Ukrainian tank of the 17th Tank Brigade fires at Russian positions in Chasiv Yar, the site of fierce battles with the Russian troops in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. (AP)

Russia Says It Advances Near Chasiv Yar in Eastern Ukraine 

Russia said on Sunday its forces had advanced towards the town of Chasiv Yar in eastern Ukraine and seized control of the settlement of Bohdanivka, as Kyiv…

Business The World Energy Council announcing Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as the official host of the 27th World Energy Congress to be held 26-29 October 2026 (Saudi Ministry of Energy)

World Energy Congress Convenes in Rotterdam, Saudi Arabia to Host 27th Edition

More than 7,000 international energy stakeholders will gather in Rotterdam on Monday to attend the 26th edition of the World Energy Congress, the world’s most…

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Israeli Military Intelligence Chief Resigns over Failure to Prevent Oct. 7 Attack

Arab World Hostages who were abducted by Hamas gunmen during the October 7 attack on Israel are handed over by Hamas to the International Red Cross, as part of a hostages-prisoners swap deal between Hamas and Israel amid a temporary truce, in an unknown location in the Gaza Strip, November 24, 2023. Hamas Military Wing/Handout via REUTERS

Israeli Military Intelligence Chief Resigns over Failure to Prevent Oct. 7 Attack

The head of Israel's military intelligence directorate resigned on Monday over the failures surrounding Hamas' unprecedented Oct. 7 attack, the military said,…

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Arab World A woman holds a poster bearing the image of 43-year-old Israeli hostage Dror Or as relatives and supporters of hostages held in Gaza since the October 7 attacks block the Ayalon highway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem near Latrun with burning barrels, during a protest calling for their release on April 19, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)

2 Suspects Arrested after Car Attack in Jerusalem

Israeli police said they have arrested two people after a car slammed into pedestrians in Jerusalem on Monday, lightly wounding three. Footage of the incident…

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World 05 April 2023, Russia, Moscow: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a ceremony to receive credentials from new foreign ambassadors at the Kremlin. (Kremlin/dpa)

Russia Says West Is Teetering on Brink of Conflict Between Nuclear Powers 

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that the support of the United States, Britain and France for Ukraine was stoking serious strategic risks…

Design Space AlUla Attends Milan Design Week as Part of Initiative to Celebrate Cultural Heritage

Culture Design Space AlUla has showcased modern design at Milan Design Week. SPA

Design Space AlUla Attends Milan Design Week as Part of Initiative to Celebrate Cultural Heritage

Design Space AlUla, a regional center dedicated to celebrating the works of local and international designers, has showcased modern design at Milan Design Week…

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Culture Zach Lemann, curator of animal collections for the Audubon Insectarium, prepares cicadas for eating at the insectarium in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. (AP)

Would You Like a Cicada Salad? The Monstrous Little Noisemakers Descend on a New Orleans Menu 

As the nation prepares for trillions of red-eyed bugs known as periodical cicadas to emerge, it's worth noting that they're not just annoying, noisy pests — if…

Culture The festivities included captivating sound and light shows projected onto the facades of 58 heritage houses in the village, a folk performance, a heritage council, and the traditional preparation of Saudi coffee. (SPA)

Saudi Heritage Commission Celebrates World Heritage Day at Thee Ain Historic Village 

The Saudi Heritage Commission and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Al-Makhwah Governorate of the Al-Baha region celebrated on Thursday World Heritage…

Culture Remains of a centuries-old defensive moat and fortification wall, which once encircled the city, were found in the northern part of Historic Jeddah. SPA

Saudi Arabia: Centuries-old Defensive Moat, Fortification Wall Discovered in Historic Jeddah

Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Historic District Program released the results of the archaeological excavations in Historic Jeddah as part of the first phase of the…

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Culture Charred remains stand on the Old Stock Exchange building, following a fire in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 17, 2024. REUTERS/Ali Withers

Centuries-old Artworks Saved from Copenhagen's Stock Exchange Blaze

Art conservators are assessing the damage to centuries-old paintings recovered from a blaze that destroyed Copenhagen's Old Stock Exchange this week, the…

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Bellingham Scores Late, Moves Madrid Closer to League Title After ‘Clasico’ Win Over Barcelona 

Sports Soccer Football - LaLiga - Real Madrid v FC Barcelona - Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain - April 21, 2024 Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham, Antonio Rudiger and Vinícius Júnior celebrate after the match (Reuters)

Bellingham Scores Late, Moves Madrid Closer to League Title After ‘Clasico’ Win Over Barcelona 

With a late strike by Jude Bellingham, Real Madrid took a huge step toward winning the Spanish league. Bellingham, who quickly became one of Madrid’s most…

Sports File photo: Soccer Football - Europa League - Quarter Final - Second Leg - Atalanta v Liverpool - Stadio Atleti Azzurri, Bergamo, Italy, - April 18, 2024 Liverpool's Mohamed Salah shakes hands with manager Juergen Klopp after being substituted as Harvey Elliott and Darwin Nunez prepare to come on as substitutes. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Atalanta Follows Up Elimination of Liverpool with 2-1 win at Monza in Serie A

Atalanta followed up its elimination of Liverpool in the Europa League with a 2-1 win at Monza in a regional Serie A derby on Sunday. Ademola Lookman assisted…

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Sports 21 April 2024, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Stuttgart: Kazakhstani tennis player Elena Rybakina celebrates with the trophy during the award ceremony after defeating Ukraine's Marta Kostyuk during their Women's singles final tennis match at the Stuttgart Open Tennis tournament. Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa

Rybakina Beats Kostyuk to Win Porsche Grand Prix

Elena Rybakina eased to her third title of the season on Sunday with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix…

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Sports Mutiso Munyao Gives Kenya Another London Marathon Win after Tribute to Kiptum

Mutiso Munyao Gives Kenya Another London Marathon Win after Tribute to Kiptum

Alexander Mutiso Munyao delivered another win for Kenya on a day the London Marathon remembered last year's champion Kelvin Kiptum, The Associated Press…

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Sports Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands celebrates on the podium after winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China, Sunday, April 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Another Race, Another Victory for Verstappen at Chinese GP

Another Formula 1 race. Yet another victory for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. The three-time defending champion won the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday starting…

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Airport Near Volcano Reopens as Indonesia Lowers Eruption Alert Level 

Varieties Mount Ruang volcano erupts in Sitaro, North Sulawesi, on April 19, 2024. (AFP)

Airport Near Volcano Reopens as Indonesia Lowers Eruption Alert Level 

Indonesian authorities reopened an international airport near a volcano that erupted last week as they lowered a warning level on Monday. Sam Ratulangi…

Varieties A cartoon soldier is depicted on part of a warning sign on barbed wire on the Chinese side of the border between Russia, China and North Korea near the town of Hunchun, China, November 24, 2017. (Reuters) 

North Koreans May Have Helped Create Western Cartoons, Report Says 

North Korean animators may have helped create popular television cartoons for big Western firms, including Amazon and HBO Max, despite international sanctions…

Varieties Artist Jamie Wardley created the painting for Earth Day to remind voters to consider the environment when they cast their ballots. Oli SCARFF / AFP

Earth Day Art Urges UK to Think Green ahead of Election

From the air over the rolling hills of Hebden Bridge in northern England, a gigantic painting interrupts the placid green pasture with a call to action. The…

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Varieties In a year of contrasting extremes, Europe witnessed scorching heatwaves but also catastrophic flooding, withering droughts, violent storms and its largest wildfire. Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP/File

Europe Suffered Record Number of 'Extreme Heat Stress' Days in 2023

Europe endured a record number of "extreme heat stress" days in 2023, two leading climate monitors said Monday, underscoring the threat of increasingly deadly…

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Varieties FILE - The Universal Studios Hollywood. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

15 Suffer Minor Injuries in Tram Accident at Universal Studios in Los Angeles

A tram accident at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles injured 15 people Saturday night, authorities and the company said. Los Angeles County Fire…

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