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Gulf Pope Francis and Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (MWL) Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa meet at the Vatican. (MWL)

Pope, MWL Secretary-General Discuss Means to Confront Religious Extremism

Pope Francis received in the Vatican on Sunday Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (MWL) Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa. The…

Arab World Syrian women cross the border to return to their country. (EPA)

Türkiye to Repatriate Syrian Refugees to Regime-Controlled Areas

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced that Ankara is seeking to safely return Syrian refugees to areas controlled by the Syrian government, and…

Saeed Abdel Razek
Gulf Smoke billows behind buildings in southern Khartoum, on May 27, 2023, amid ongoing fighting between the forces of two rival generals. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia, US Call on Sudanese Army, RSF to Continue Talks to Extend Ceasefire

Saudi Arabia and the United States called on Saturday the Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces to continue discussions to reach agreement on…

Gulf In this photo released by the office of the Iranian Presidency, Oman's Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, front right, is welcomed by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, front left, during an official welcoming ceremony at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, May 28, 2023. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Oman’s Sultan Arrives in Iran for Two-Day Visit, Meetings with Iranian President and Top Officials

Oman's ruler arrived Sunday in Tehran for talks with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and other top officials, state television reported. Sultan Haitham…

Türkiye’s Erdogan Wins 5th Term as President, Extending Rule into 3rd Decade

World Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan hold a flag of his portrait outside the AK Party headquarters after polls closed in Türkiye’s presidential and parliamentary elections in Ankara, Türkiye May 15, 2023. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP)

Türkiye’s Erdogan Wins 5th Term as President, Extending Rule into 3rd Decade

Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won reelection Sunday, extending his increasingly authoritarian rule into a third decade in a country reeling from…

Asharq Al Awsat

World A firefighter works at a site of a tobacco factory damaged during Russian suicide drone strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 28, 2023. (Reuters)

Zelensky Thanks Air Defense after Largest Drone Attack on Kyiv in the Invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday praised his country's air defense forces, after the capital Kyiv saw the largest drone attack since the…

Technology Saudi astronauts Rayyanah Barnawi and Ali Al-Qarni at the ISS. (SPA)

Saudi Astronauts Conduct Space Kite Experiment with School Students in Saudi Arabia

Saudi astronauts Rayyanah Barnawi and Ali Al-Qarni conducted a second educational experiment, the “space kite”, from the International Space Station (ISS) with…

Egypt Commemorates 118th Anniversary of Heliopolis

Culture Baron Empain palace's in Heliopolis. (Shutterstock)

Egypt Commemorates 118th Anniversary of Heliopolis

Egypt held weeklong celebrations to mark the 118th anniversary of Heliopolis, or New Egypt, one of the capital Cairo’s most famous neighborhoods. During…

Fathiya al-Dakhakhni (Cairo)

Culture An Egyptian antiquities worker brushes a recently unearthed embalming bed at the site of the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, 24 kilometers (15 miles) southwest of Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, May 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Egypt Unveils Recently Discovered Ancient Workshops, Tombs in Saqqara Necropolis

Egyptian antiquities authorities Saturday unveiled ancient workshops and tombs they say were discovered recently at a Pharaonic necropolis just outside the…

Asharq Al Awsat (Cairo)
Culture Guests tour the Sursock Museum's exhibitions after relaunching an opening event for the iconic venue in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, May 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Iconic Beirut Museum Reopens 3 Years after Massive Damage from Port Blast

Lebanon’s Sursock Museum has reopened to the public, three years after a deadly explosion in Beirut's port — set off by tons of improperly stored chemicals —…

Asharq Al Awsat (Beirut)
Culture Saudi Arabia Achieves Two Advanced Places in Khalifa Award for Education

Saudi Arabia Achieves Two Advanced Places in Khalifa Award for Education

Saudi Arabia has achieved two advanced places at the Arab world level in the 16th session of Khalifa Award for Education, announced in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Nuha…

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Culture Saudi Darah, Iraq’s NLA Agree to Exchange Copies of Historic Documents

Saudi Darah, Iraq’s NLA Agree to Exchange Copies of Historic Documents

King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah) and Iraq National Library and Archives (NLA) have agreed to exchange copies of documents and…

Asharq Al Awsat (Riyadh)

Verstappen Wins Monaco GP to Extend F1 Championship Lead; Alonso 2nd Ahead of Ocon

Sports Winner Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen (C) holds up his trophy, flanked by second-placed Aston Martin's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (L), third-placed Alpine's French driver Esteban Ocon (R), Prince Albert II of Monaco (2nd R) and Princess Charlene of Monaco (2nd L) on the podium after the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix at the Monaco street circuit in Monaco, on May 28, 2023. (AFP)

Verstappen Wins Monaco GP to Extend F1 Championship Lead; Alonso 2nd Ahead of Ocon

Formula One champion Max Verstappen's lights-to-flag victory win at the Monaco Grand gave the Red Bull driver his fourth victory of the season and extended his…

Sports Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine serves to Aryna Sabalenka of Russia in their Women's Singles first round match during the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 28 May 2023. (EPA)

Ukraine’s Kostyuk Booed at French Open after No Handshake with Belarus’ Sabalenka Because of War

Unable to sleep the night before her first-round match at the French Open against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, the Grand Slam tournament's No. 2 seed, Marta…

Sports Football - Brasileiro Championship - Flamengo v Cruzeiro - Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - May 27, 2023 A Flamengo fan displays an image of Vinicius Junior in support against racism before the match. (Reuters)

Disgusted by Racism Targeting Soccer’s Vinicius, His Brazilian Hometown Rallies to Defend Him

The chants of “monkey!” at the Spanish soccer stadium echoed across the Atlantic, reaching the ears of people on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. That’s…

Sports Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Denmark's Holger Rune during their quarter final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Wednesday, May 17, 2023. (AP)

Djokovic Owes Growth of His Career to ‘Biggest Rival’ Nadal

Novak Djokovic joked that he was a relieved man after Rafa Nadal withdrew from the French Open due to injury but deep down the Serbian has nothing but respect…

Sports Casper Ruud of Norway celebrates after beating J.J. Wolf of the United States after their second round match, at the Geneva Open tennis tournament in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 24, 2023. (AP)

Ruud Banking on French Open Experience for Deep Run after ‘Up and Down’ Season

World number four Casper Ruud admitted his preparation going into the French Open has not been ideal but is counting on his experience from his final run last…

Venice’s Waters Turn Fluorescent Green Near Rialto Bridge

Varieties Gondolas navigate by the Rialto Bridge on Venice's historical Grand Canal as a patch of phosphorescent green liquid spreads in it, Sunday, May 28, 2023. (AP)

Venice’s Waters Turn Fluorescent Green Near Rialto Bridge

The waters in Venice's main canal turned fluorescent green on Sunday in the area near the Rialto bridge and authorities are seeking to trace the cause, Italy's…

Varieties In this photograph taken on May 20, 2023, a painting of late mountaineer Sherpa Tenzing Norgay's Everest summit is on display at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute museum, in Darjeeling. (AFP)

70 Years after First Summit, Everest Keeps Giving

When Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa first climbed Everest 70 years ago, they paved the way for thousands of foreign climbers to try to follow in…

Varieties Indian villagers collect water for drinking from a well running dry at Padal village of the district of Samba on June 2, 2019. (AFP/Getty Images)

Indian Official Suspended after He Drains Reservoir to Retrieve Phone He Dropped While Taking Selfie

A government official in India has been suspended from his job after he ordered a water reservoir to be drained so he could retrieve his smartphone, which he…

Varieties The Saudi astronauts aim to carry out 14 scientific research experiments in several fields during their mission to the ISS.

Saudi Space Experiment to Increase Artificial Seeding

Saudi Astronaut Ali al-Qarni began an artificial seeding experiment in space, which will contribute to the development of the technology used on the earth and…

Jubair Alansari (Riyadh)
Varieties Arian Moayed. EPA

Arian Moayed Plays Creepy Men for Thoughtful Reasons

By Laura Collins-Hughes The actor Arian Moayed has an old passport photo that he usually keeps in his wallet: a black-and-white image of a small, darling…