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Saudi Crown Prince, US National Security Adviser Discuss Strategic Agreements Between the 2 Countries

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan met to discuss Israel's war in Gaza and seek to complete a broad…

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Arab World Libyan members of the parliament meet during a session. Reuters file photo

UNSMIL Calls for Locating Kidnapped Libyan Parliament Member

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has called upon the competent authorities to locate and secure the prompt release of Ibrahim Aldrasi, a…

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Arab World Activists demonstrate outside the delegation of the European Union to Tunisia against migrant deals with EU, in the capital Tunis, Thursday, May 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Anis Mili)

Tunisia Recovers Bodies of 4 Migrants Off its Coast, Rescues Dozens

Tunisia recovered the bodies of four migrants off the country's coast on Saturday, the national guard said, amid an increase in migrant boats heading from…

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Arab World  A Libyan flag is seen outside an oil refinery in Zawiya on Sept. 23, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)

Report: One Killed, Six Injured in Clashes in Western Libyan City

At least one person was killed and six injured when fierce clashes broke out on Saturday in the city of Zawiya in western Libya, prompting calls for a…

Dozens Killed and Wounded as Israeli Forces Thrust Deeper in Gaza’s Jabalia and Rafah

Arab World  Children stand near a crater caused by Israeli bombardment in a street in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on May 18, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement. (AFP)

Dozens Killed and Wounded as Israeli Forces Thrust Deeper in Gaza’s Jabalia and Rafah

Israeli troops and tanks pushed on Saturday into parts of a congested northern Gaza Strip district that they had previously skirted in the more than seven…

Arab World Youths gather with jerrycans to fill up water from a tanker truck in the yard of a school of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), housing Palestinians displaced by the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas, in Jabalia in the north of the Palestinian territory on May 14, 2024. (AFP)

Austria to Unblock Funds for UN Palestinian Relief Organization

Austria will release funds to the UN's Palestinian relief organization UNRWA that were blocked after allegations agency staff were involved in the Oct. 7…

World Activists are worried by the surge in executions in Iran. (AFP)

Iran Hangs Two Women as Surge in Executions Intensifies, Says NGO

Iran on Saturday hanged at least seven people, including two women, while a member of its Jewish minority is at imminent risk of execution as Tehran further…

Hoor Al Qasimi Appointed Artistic Director of 25th Biennale of Sydney

Culture Hoor Al Qasimi. Photo by Daniel Boud

Hoor Al Qasimi Appointed Artistic Director of 25th Biennale of Sydney

Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi has been appointed as the Artistic Director of the Biennale of Sydney, scheduled to take place from March 7 to June 8, 2026, Emirates…

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Yemeni Minister Praises Saudi Support in Boosting Efforts to Preserve Heritage

Yemeni Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Muammar Al-Eryani has lauded Saudi Arabia for its support to Yemen’s government to protect local heritage…

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Culture FILE- The world's largest mud-brick building, the Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali, awaits its annual replastering, Friday, May 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Moustapha Diallo, File)ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mali's Historic City of Djenné Mourns Lack of Visitors

Kola Bah used to earn a living as a tour guide in Mali's historic city of Djenné, known for the sprawling mud-brick mosque that has been on the UNESCO World…

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Culture A freshly prepared butter chicken dish is placed on a table inside the Moti Mahal Delux restaurant in New Delhi, India, January 23, 2024. (Reuters) 

India’s Butter Chicken Battle Heats up With New Court Evidence 

With new photographic and video evidence, an Indian court battle over the origins of the world famous butter chicken is set to get spicier. Two Indian…

Culture President of the Maldives and his accompanying delegation paid a visit to the Hira Cultural District in Makkah. SPA

Maldives President Visits Hira Cultural District

President of the Maldives Dr. Mohamed Muizzu and his accompanying delegation paid a visit to the Hira Cultural District in Makkah on Wednesday and toured the…

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Klopp Declares Himself ‘Super Happy’ with His Liverpool Legacy

Sports Liverpool's German manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after his team victory at the end of the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on December 20, 2023. (AFP)

Klopp Declares Himself ‘Super Happy’ with His Liverpool Legacy

Outgoing manager Juergen Klopp's nine-year spell at Liverpool may have included some big near-misses, but the German manager said he has no regrets for the…

Sports Bayer Leverkusen's Spanish head coach Xabi Alonso celebrates with the Bundesliga trophy after the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Augsburg in Leverkusen, western Germany on May 18, 2024. (AFP)

Bayer Leverkusen Completes Unprecedented Unbeaten Bundesliga Season, Cologne Relegated

League champion Bayer Leverkusen became the first team to complete a Bundesliga season undefeated on Saturday. Early goals from Victor Boniface and Robert…

Sports Alexander Zverev of Germany looks on during his men's singles semi final match against Alejandro Tabilo of Chile (not pictured) at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Italy, 17 May 2024. (EPA)

Zverev to Face Jarry in the Italian Open Final after a Comeback Win over Tabilo

For about an hour, Alexander Zverev had no answer to the rocket-like forehands and perfectly placed drop shots that Alejandro Tabilo kept producing on Rome’s…

Sports Mohamed Elneny. (AFP)

Egypt’s Elneny to Leave Arsenal after Eight Years

Midfielder Mohamed Elneny will leave Arsenal at the end of the season after eight years at the Premier League club, the Egypt international said on Friday. …

Sports Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Arsenal - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - May 12, 2024 Arsenal's William Saliba and Gabriel celebrate after the match REUTERS/Carl Recine

Arsenal Must Not Get 'Too Emotional' on Final Day, Says Odegaard

Arsenal players must not let their emotions get the better of them as they chase the Premier League title into the final day of the season, captain Martin…

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Japanese Authorities Urge Caution after Wild Bears Attack Several People

Varieties A train makes its way down the tracks along the Kanda river in the Ochanomizu area of Tokyo at sunset on May 17, 2024. (Photo by Richard A. Brooks / AFP)

Japanese Authorities Urge Caution after Wild Bears Attack Several People

Japanese authorities have warned residents Saturday to be aware of wild bears in the country's northeast after several people were attacked, including police…

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Varieties Anne Jones completed the cycle in six hours. Photo: PA Media

British Woman, 82, Bikes Up Mont Ventoux to Raise Gaza Aid Funds

An 82-year-old British grandmother has taken on one of the Tour de France's most famous mountains to raise funds for aid to Gaza, the BBC reported. Anne Jones…

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Varieties Lightning appears amid a storm as Mount Ibu spews volcanic material during an eruption, as seen from Gam Ici in West Halmahera, North Maluku province, Indonesia, May 18, 2024 in this handout image. The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG)/Handout via REUTERS

Eruption of Indonesia's Mt Ibu Forces 7 Villages to Evacuate

A volcano on the remote Indonesian island of Halmahera has spectacularly erupted, spewing a grey ash cloud into the sky, and people from seven nearby villages…

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Varieties  A roadside vendor sells iced lemonade in New Delhi, India, Saturday, May 18, 2024. (AP)

Parts of Northern India Scorched by Extreme Heat with New Delhi on High Alert

Parts of northwest India sweltered under scorching temperatures on Saturday, with the capital New Delhi under a severe weather alert as extreme temperatures…

Varieties Auroras may be pretty, but the solar storms that cause them can cause serious havoc on Earth, scientists have warned. Sanka Vidanagama / AFP/File

'Danger Behind the Beauty': More Solar Storms Could Be Heading our Way

Tourists normally have to pay big money and brave cold climates for a chance to see an aurora, but last weekend many people around the world simply had to look…

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