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World 23 May 2023, Israel, Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement in the Knesset. (dpa)

Iran Condemns US For Welcoming Israeli PM

Iran on Thursday denounced the US government and Congress for welcoming the Israeli prime minister amid the deadly war in Gaza that is raging into its 10th…

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Business This picture taken on March 20, 2024 shows a view of the Cairo University bridge across the Nile river connecting Cairo (R) with its twin city of Giza (L). (AFP)

Egypt Raises Domestic Fuel Prices by up to 15% before IMF Review

Egypt raised the prices of a wide range of fuel products on Thursday, the official gazette said, four days before the International Monetary Fund (IMF)…

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Features Palestinian athletes Yazan Al Bawwab and Valerie Tarazi try a date offered to them by a young supporter upon arriving to the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, at the 2024 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 25, 2024, in Roissy, north of Paris, France. (AP Photo/Megan Janetsky)

Palestinian Olympic Team Greeted with Cheers and Gifts in Paris

Palestinian Olympic athletes were greeted with a roar of a crowd and gifts of food and roses as they arrived in Paris on Thursday, ready to represent war–torn…

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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 Congratulates President of Tunisia on Republic Day

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has sent a cable of congratulations to the President of Tunisia, Kais Saied, on his…

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The Day ‘Black September’ Shook the Olympic Village in Munich

Features One of the attackers is seen at the Israeli team’s headquarters in the Olympic Village. (Getty Images)

The Day ‘Black September’ Shook the Olympic Village in Munich

Yehya al-Sinwar was ten years old when the Black September Palestinian organization carried out its hostage taking of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics in…

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Arab World This picture taken in Khan Yunis shows smoke billowing during Israeli military operations in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 24, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas. (Photo by Bashar TALEB / AFP)

Israeli Forces Advance in Southern Gaza, Tanks Active in Rafah

Israeli forces advanced deeper into some towns on the eastern side of Khan Younis in southern Gaza on Thursday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin…

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World People shop at a market as the curfew is relaxed after the anti-quota protests, in Dhaka on July 25, 2024. (AFP)

Bangladesh Relaxes Curfew as Unrest Recedes 

Bangladesh further eased a nationwide curfew Thursday as students weighed the future of their protest campaign against civil service hiring rules that sparked…

Viking Ship Navigating Seafarers’ Ancient Routes Berths in Adriatic 

Culture A full-size archaeological reconstruction of a 10th-century Viking knarr "Saga Farmann" on its years-long expedition through European rivers, channels and seas, is berthed in Port of Bar, Montenegro, July 20, 2024. (Reuters)

Viking Ship Navigating Seafarers’ Ancient Routes Berths in Adriatic 

A replica Viking ship has berthed in Montenegro's Adriatic port of Bar on a years-long trip through European waters inspired by the Norse seafarers who set out…


Culture Passengers on the vintage carriage "cento porte", which means hundred doors in English, look through the windows at the train station in Palena, Italy July 21, 2024. (Reuters)

Italy’s Vintage Trains Lure Tourists off Beaten Track 

As it rolls across Italy's central regions, a vintage diesel locomotive towing carriages from the 1930s and 1950s crosses the forests of the Majella National…

Culture The Bibliotheca Alexandrina organized on Wednesday a seminar titled “Antiquities in Contemporary Arabic Literature: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a Model”.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Hosts Seminar on ‘Antiquities in Contemporary Arabic Literature’, Saudi Arabia as a Model

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina organized on Wednesday, as part of its international book fair, a seminar titled “Antiquities in Contemporary Arabic Literature:…

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Culture Sheep graze beside the prehistoric monument at Stonehenge in southern England, on April 26, 2020, closed during the national lockdown due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (AFP)

UN Agency Rejects Plan to Place Britain’s Stonehenge on List of Heritage Sites in Danger

The United Nations’ cultural agency rejected recommendations Wednesday to place Stonehenge on the list of world heritage sites in danger over concerns that…

Culture Photos of bullfighters decorate the walls of the bullring in Choachi, Colombia, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Colombian Bullfighters Decry New Ban on Centuries-old Tradition

Sebastián Caqueza says a new law to ban bullfighting in Colombia by 2028 will not dampen his passion for the sport that he has been practicing since has was a…

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Djokovic, Nadal Could Meet in the 2nd Round at Paris Olympics

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Djokovic, Nadal Could Meet in the 2nd Round at Paris Olympics

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic could meet his longtime rival Rafael Nadal in the second round of the Paris Olympic tennis tournament. Djokovic was drawn Thursday…

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Sports Soccer Football - Europa Conference League - Semi Final - First Leg - Aston Villa v Olympiacos - Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain - May 2, 2024 Aston Villa's Moussa Diaby celebrates scoring their second goal. (Reuters)

France Winger Diaby Joins Saudi’s Al-Ittihad 

France winger Moussa Diaby has joined Saudi Arabia's Al-Ittihad, where he will team up with compatriots Karim Benzema and N'Golo Kante under French coach…

Sports Alpine's French driver Esteban Ocon arrives at the Hungaroring race track in Mogyorod near Budapest on July 18, 2024, ahead of the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix. (AFP)

F1 Driver Esteban Ocon to Join American Haas Team from Next Season 

Frenchman Esteban Ocon will drive for Haas from next season as a replacement for Kevin Magnussen, the American Formula 1 team said on Thursday. Details of…

Sports Britain's Andy Murray plays a forehand return to Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka during their men's singles match on day one of the French Open tennis tournament on Court Philippe-Chatrier at The Roland Garros Complex in Paris on May 26, 2024. (AFP)

Andy Murray Withdraws from Olympic Tennis Singles, Will Only Play Doubles 

Two-time Olympic tennis gold medalist Andy Murray pulled out of singles at the Paris Games on Thursday and only will compete in doubles with Dan Evans. …

Sports Centrist presidential candidate and French President Emmanuel Macron wears boxing gloves as he campaigns in the Auguste Delaune stadium, Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Saint-Denis, outside Paris, France. (AP)

Macron Aims to Sidestep Political Concerns and Regain Prestige with the Paris Olympics 

Emmanuel Macron has pledged to make France shine during the Olympics. Weaker than ever at home after recent elections, the French president hopes the Paris…


Death Toll rises to 13 in Falkland Islands Fishing Boat Disaster

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Death Toll rises to 13 in Falkland Islands Fishing Boat Disaster

The death toll from the sinking of a fishing vessel off the Falkland Islands on Monday is believed to have risen to 13 people after a search for survivors was…

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Varieties Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump (L) stands with his wife Melania (R) after speaking on the final day of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 18 July 2024. (EPA)

Melania Trump to Tell Her Story in Memoir, ‘Melania,’ Scheduled for This Fall 

Former first lady Melania Trump has a memoir coming out this fall, “Melania,” billed by her office as “a powerful and inspiring story of a woman who has carved…

Varieties This photo taken on June 29, 2024 shows Japanese film camera fans showing each other their cameras on a film photography tour in Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture. (AFP)

New Japan Film Camera Aimed at ‘Nostalgic’ Young Fans 

Keita Suzuki leads a group of young analogue photography fans around a coastal city in Japan, stopping to snap pastel hydrangea blooms with bulky vintage film…

Varieties Pedestrians walk down a popular street in the Omotesando area of central Tokyo on July 25, 2024. (AFP)

Japan’s Population Falls for a 15th Year with Record Low Births and Record High Deaths 

Japan’s total population declined for the 15th straight year in 2023, dropping by more than a half-million people as the population ages and births remain low…

Varieties Fires burning in California, Oregon, Arizona, Washington and other western states, as well as Canada, have filled the skies in regions of the western US - The AP

Wildfire Smoke Chokes Parts of Canada, Western US amid Air Quality Alerts

Fires burning in California, Oregon, Arizona, Washington and other western states, as well as Canada, have filled the skies in regions of the western US with…

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