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World 24 July 2024, Hamburg: Police officers stand in front of the Islamic Center Hamburg with the Imam Ali Mosque (Blue Mosque) on the Outer Alster during a raid. (dpa)

Germany Bans Group Accused of Iran Links and Hezbollah Support, Carries Out Raids 

The German government on Wednesday banned a Hamburg-based organization accused of promoting the Iranian leadership's ideology and supporting Lebanon's…

World Republican presidential nominee and former US President Donald Trump speaks, as he holds a campaign rally for the first time with his running mate, Republican vice presidential nominee US Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, US July 20, 2024. (Reuters)

Trump Takes Fight Against Harris to North Carolina Rally 

Donald Trump has so far watched from the sidelines as Vice President Kamala Harris galvanized and re-energized Democrats by stepping in as their likely…

World Rescuers and army personnel stand at the site after a Saurya Airlines' plane crashed during takeoff at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on July 24, 2024. (Photo by Prabin RANABHAT / AFP)

Plane Crashes in Nepal, 18 Passengers Dead and Pilot Injured

A small domestic plane slipped off the runway and crashed Wednesday while trying to take off from the airport serving Nepal's capital, killing the 18…

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World A group of Rosgvardia (National Guard) servicemen and people with umbrellas walk under the rain through Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Military Intelligence Officer Reportedly Injured in Moscow Car Bomb Attack

A car bomb injured an officer from Russia's military intelligence agency in northern Moscow on Wednesday, the Kommersant newspaper reported. Russia's interior…

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Demonstrators Stage Mass Protest against Netanyahu Visit, US Military Aid to Israel

World Protesters held a demonstration inside the Cannon US Capitol office building on Tuesday, one day before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to address Congress.- The AP

Demonstrators Stage Mass Protest against Netanyahu Visit, US Military Aid to Israel

Protesters against the Gaza war staged a sit-in at a congressional office building Tuesday ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to…

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Arab World FILE PHOTO: A view of a street in the city of Omdurman damaged in the year-long civil war in Sudan, April 7, 2024. REUTERS/El Tayeb Siddig/File Photo

US Invites Sudan's Warring Parties for Talks

Washington has invited the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces for US-mediated ceasefire talks starting on Aug. 14 in Switzerland, Secretary of State…

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World The tit-for-tat Cold War-style campaigns between the two Koreas are inflaming tensions on the Korean Peninsula, with the rival threatening stronger steps and warning of grave consequences - The AP 

North Korea is Again Flying Balloons Likely Carrying Trash toward South Korea

North Korea again launched a raft of balloons likely carrying trash toward South Korea on Wednesday, Seoul officials said, the 10th such balloon incident in…

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Cyprus Displays Jewelry, Early Christian Icons and Bronze Age Antiquities Once Looted From Island

Culture A presidential security officer stands behind antiquities repatriated from Germany and put on display at the Archeological museum, in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Cyprus Displays Jewelry, Early Christian Icons and Bronze Age Antiquities Once Looted From Island

Cyprus on Monday put on display artifacts — some of them thousands of years old — that were returned after a Turkish art dealer looted them from the ethnically…

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Culture The conference aims to highlight the cultural and civilizational values of camels. SPA

King Saud University Hosts Int’l Conference on 'Camels in Arab Culture'

The Department of Arabic Language and Literature at King Saud University (KSU) will host the fifth International Conference on Camels in Arab Culture on…

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Culture The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC) logo

ALC Announces Members of Higher Committee of Sard Al Thahab Award 2024

The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC) has announced the new members of the Higher Committee of Sard Al Thahab Award 2024, which brings together writers,…

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Culture People dressed as bulls attend a presentation of a law that bans bullfighting by President Gustavo Petro in La Plaza Santa Maria, in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)

Colombia's President Signs Bill to Ban Bullfighting

Colombian President Gustavo Petro on Monday signed a bill that bans bullfights in the South American country, further reducing the short list of nations around…

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Culture The district includes more than 650 heritage buildings, five historical main markets, several historical mosques, and one historical school. SPA

Jeddah Historic District Marks Decade Since UNESCO World Heritage Site Designation

The Jeddah Historic District program, under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture, celebrates this year the tenth anniversary of its listing as a UNESCO…

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IOC: France Conditionally Confirmed as 2030 Winter Games Hosts

Sports Paris 2024 Olympics - IOC Session 2030 & 2034 Announcements - Le Palais des Congres de Paris, Paris, France - July 24, 2024. French President Emmanuel Macron, Member of Parliament Laurent Wauquiez, President of the region Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Renaud Muselier and David Lappartient, President of the France's Olympic Committee during the IOC Session. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

IOC: France Conditionally Confirmed as 2030 Winter Games Hosts

France was conditionally picked as the host of the 2030 Winter Games on Wednesday and must now deliver key financial guarantees in a timeline to be set by the…

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Sports The last five champions have all been Latin American, largely because of the willingness of Argentina and Brazil to send major stars such as Lionel Messi and Neymar.  (file photo/The AP)

Men’s Olympic Soccer Remains Stuck in the Game’s Second Tier

The Poststadion still stands, about 10 minutes’ walk north-west of Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof. It’s set up for American football these days and this summer it was…

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Sports Eddie Howe directs training at the Adidas training facilities in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Photograph: Serena Taylor/Newcastle United/Getty Images

Eddie Howe Seeks Right ‘Dynamic’ as Newcastle Future Comes Under Question

Appearances can be deceptive and the apparently carefree Howe had much to ponder at a moment when he appears high on the Football Association’s shortlist to…

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Saudi Arabia Presents Bid to Host 2025 Olympic Esports Games

The 142nd session of the International Olympic Committee (142nd IOC Session), held on Tuesday in Paris, reviewed Saudi Arabia's bid to host the inaugural…

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Sports The event will take place in Riyadh on November 13-14 at King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD). (File Photo/AAWSAT)

Riyadh to Host Meeting of International Association of Football Lawyers in November

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) will host the International Association of Football Lawyers (AIAF) 11th annual congress in Riyadh on November 13…

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Whale Surfaces, Capsizes Fishing Boat off New Hampshire Coast

Varieties The incident occurred Tuesday near Odiorne Point State Park.  (file photo/The AP)

Whale Surfaces, Capsizes Fishing Boat off New Hampshire Coast

Two occupants of a fishing vessel are safe Tuesday after a whale surfaced under their boat, capsizing it off the New Hampshire shore, according to the US Coast…

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Varieties In this Aug. 17, 2023, file photo, the McDougall Creek wildfire burns in the hills West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. - The AP

Wildfires Threaten Communities in the West

Firefighters in the West are scrambling as new wildfires threaten communities in Oregon, California and Washington, with at least one Oregon fire so large that…

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Varieties Photos and video of the aftermath showed damaged guardrails and boards covered in rock and silt near muddy pools. - The AP

Surprise Blast of Rock, Water and Steam in Yellowstone Sends Dozens Running for Safety

A surprise eruption in Yellowstone National Park shot steam, water and dark-colored rock and dirt high into the sky Tuesday and sent sightseers running for…

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Varieties Solomon was going to be taken to a vet in Staines before his owner came forward (viral social media photo)

UK: Escaped Tortoise Causes Railway Disruption

An escaped tortoise caused disruption for train services as it launched a low-speed escape attempt after trespassing on the railway. The runaway reptile,…

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Varieties Relicanthus sp, a new species from a new order of Cnidaria collected at 4,100 meters in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCZ) that lives on sponge stalks attached to nodules - AFP

'Dark Oxygen' in Depths of Pacific Ocean Prompts New Theories on Life's Origins

Scientists have discovered that metallic nodules on the seafloor produce their own oxygen in the dark depths of the Pacific Ocean. These polymetallic nodules,…

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