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Arab World An Israeli armoured personnel carrier (APC) operates near Israel's border with Gaza in southern Israel, May 29, 2024. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

2 Israeli Soldiers Killed in West Bank Car-ramming

The Israeli military said Thursday that two soldiers were killed in a car-ramming attack in the occupied West Bank. The military said it received a report late…

Asharq Al Awsat
Arab World Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing welcomes his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in Beijing on Wednesday (Egyptian Presidency)

Egypt, China Stress Importance of an Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza

Egypt and China on Wednesday agreed on the crucial importance of reaching an urgent and immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, and rejected any forced…

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Arab World (Front row, from L-R) China’s Politburo Standing Committee member Cai Qi, Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, China’s President Xi Jinping, United Arab Emirates’ President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Tunisia’s President Kais Saied and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi pose for a family photo ahead of the opening ceremony of the 10th Ministerial Meeting of China-Arab States Cooperation Forum at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, 30 May 2024.  EPA/JADE GAO / POOL

China’s President Pledges More Gaza Aid at Summit with Arab Leaders

Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated calls for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and promised more humanitarian aid for people in Gaza…

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Gulf United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his South Korean counterpart, Yoon Suk Yeol, in Seoul on Wednesday (WAM)

UAE, South Korean President Discuss Bilateral Ties, Cooperation

United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his South Korean counterpart, Yoon Suk Yeol, discussed in Seoul on Wednesday the means…

Asharq Al Awsat (Abu Dhabi)

Israel Expands Rafah Offensive, Saying it Now Controls Gaza's Entire Border With Egypt

Arab World Palestinians fleeing with their belongings drive their vehicles in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on May 29, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas group. (Photo by Bashar TALEB / AFP)

Israel Expands Rafah Offensive, Saying it Now Controls Gaza's Entire Border With Egypt

Israel’s military said Wednesday it has seized control of the entire length of Gaza’s border with Egypt, without elaborating. Capturing the strategic…

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Arab World FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises above south Lebanon following an Israeli strike amid ongoing cross-border hostilities between Hezbollah and Israeli forces, as seen from Israel's border with Lebanon in northern Israel, May 5, 2024. REUTERS/Ayal Margolin

Lebanon Backtracks on ICC Jurisdiction to Probe Alleged War Crimes

Lebanon has reversed a move to authorize the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged war crimes on its soil, prompting a prominent rights group to…

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Arab World A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on May 29, 2024 shows damage caused inside an apartment in the coastal city of Baniyas, following what Syria's defense ministry said was an Israeli air strike. (Photo by SANA / AFP)

Israel Attacks Syria's Central Region and Baniyas City

Israel launched air attacks on Syria's central region as well as the coastal city of Baniyas, killing a child and injuring ten civilians, Syrian state media…

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Majed Al-Hugail Appointed CEO of Saudi Cultural Development Fund

Culture A landmark is lit up in the colors of the national flag in Diriyah on the occasion of Saud National Day. (SPA file)

Majed Al-Hugail Appointed CEO of Saudi Cultural Development Fund

The board of directors of the Cultural Development Fund (CDF), chaired by Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, appointed Majed bin…


Culture An animal rights activist holds a puppy while taking part in a demonstration demanding the approval of a law that prohibits bullfights, cockfights and events where animals are abused, in Bogota, Colombia, October 5, 2022. (Reuters)

Colombia’s Congress Votes to Ban Bullfights, Dealing a Blow to the Centuries-Old Tradition 

Colombia’s congress voted Tuesday to ban bullfights in the South American nation, delivering a serious blow to a centuries-old tradition that has inspired…

Culture A view of some of the works of art that have been repatriated from the United States of America by the Carabinieri for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (TPC) on display at the Central Institute for Restoration in Rome, Italy, 28 May 2024. (EPA)

US Vows More Returns of Looted Antiquities as Italy Celebrates Latest Haul of 600 Artifacts 

Italy on Tuesday celebrated the return of around 600 antiquities from the US, including ancient bronze statues, gold coins, mosaics and manuscripts valued at…

Culture 20 discoveries were made in the Asir region. SPA

Saudi Heritage Commission Registers 202 New Archaeological Sites

The Heritage Commission has announced the addition of 202 new archaeological sites, bringing the total to 9,119. The documentation process for each site is…

Asharq Al Awsat (Riyadh)
Culture Culinary Arts Commission to Participate in 'Taste London' Exhibition in June

Culinary Arts Commission to Participate in 'Taste London' Exhibition in June

The Saudi Culinary Arts Commission will participate in the 'Taste London' food festival and exhibition for the second consecutive time. The event, scheduled…

Asharq Al Awsat

Still Plenty of Fear for Real Madrid Coach Ancelotti Despite Champions League Final Successes 

Sports Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti gives a press conference at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 27, 2024 ahead of their Champions League final football match against Borussia Dortmund. (AFP)

Still Plenty of Fear for Real Madrid Coach Ancelotti Despite Champions League Final Successes 

Carlo Ancelotti is going into his eighth Champions League final, having won all but one of them. He is the most successful coach in the competition thanks…


Sports Soccer Football - FA Cup - Final - Manchester City v Manchester United - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - May 25, 2024 Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne during the warm up before the match. (Reuters)

De Bruyne to Lead Belgium at Euro 2024 with Unretired Witsel 

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will lead a rejuvenated Belgium side including a once-retired Axel Witsel at the European Championship next month. …

Sports France's Alizé Cornet holds an award during a tribute ceremony after her women's singles match on Court Philippe-Chatrier against China's Zheng Qinwen on day three of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros Complex in Paris on May 28, 2024. (AFP)

Alizé Cornet Retires from Tennis after 1st Round French Open Loss to Zheng Qinwen 

Alizé Cornet was given a standing ovation and a farewell trophy after playing the final match of her long tennis career, a 6-2, 6-1 loss to No. 7 seed Zheng…

Sports 27 May 2024, Spain, Valdebebas: Real Madrid's Jude Bellingham speaks with the press during Real Madrid Open Media Day at Ciudad Real Madrid, ahead of their UEFA Champions League final soccer match against Borussia Dortmund. (dpa)

Bellingham Voted LaLiga Player of the Season 

Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham has been voted LaLiga's Player of the Season after the 20-year-old played a pivotal role in leading the club to their…

Sports Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 26, 2024 Japan's Naomi Osaka in action during her first round match against Italy's Lucia Bronzetti. (Reuters)

Osaka ‘Really Excited to Face’ Swiatek at French Open 

Naomi Osaka says she is "really excited" to face red-hot tournament favorite Iga Swiatek in the French Open second round on Wednesday, when men's title…


Red Sea Film Foundation: ‘Norah’ Film to Hit Theaters on June 20

Varieties The Red Sea Film Foundation logo

Red Sea Film Foundation: ‘Norah’ Film to Hit Theaters on June 20

The Red Sea Film Foundation has announced that the film “Norah," which is backed by the Red Sea Fund, will be screened in Saudi and international theaters…

Asharq Al Awsat (Jeddah)

Varieties FILE PHOTO: Agnibaan SubOrbital Technological Demonstrator (SOrTeD), vehicle is seen at Agnikul's Launchpad at Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, India, November 28, 2022. Agnikul Cosmos Private Limited/Handout via REUTERS

Indian Space Startup Launches Country's Second Privately Built Rocket

India's Agnikul Cosmos launched its Agnibaan rocket for the first time on Thursday, powered by the only Indian rocket engine to use both gas and liquid fuel in…

Asharq Al Awsat
Varieties The winners of the Arab Media Awards

Asharq Al-Awsat Secures 3 Awards in Arab Media, Samir Atallah Named Personality of the Year

At the 2024 Arab Media Award ceremony in Dubai, Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper scooped up three top honors. Samir Atallah, a writer for the paper, was…

Mosaed al-Zayani (Dubai)
Varieties The world's first wooden satellite made from wood and named LignoSat, developed by scientists at Kyoto University and logging company Sumitomo Forestry, is shown during a press conference at Kyoto University in Kyoto on May 28, 2024. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / AFP)

World’s First Wooden Satellite Built by Japan Researchers 

The world's first wooden satellite has been built by Japanese researchers who said their tiny cuboid craft will be blasted off on a SpaceX rocket in September…

Varieties A man splashes water from a roadside tap on his face to cool off on a hot summer day in Lucknow, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP)

India Issues Heat Wave Alert as Delhi Posts Record High Temperature 

India's weather department issued a red alert for several parts of the country's northwest on Wednesday, warning of a severe heat wave a day after parts of the…