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Arab World This handout picture released by the Syrian Presidency Facebook page on July 15, 2024, shows Syria's President Bashar al-Assad voting in elections of new Members of Parliament (MPs) in the capital Damascus. (Syrian Presidency Facebook page / AFP)

Syria’s Assad: Problem Doesn’t Lie in Meeting Erdogan, but in What Will Be Discussed

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday he was ready to meet with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan if that would serve his country’s…

Gulf Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia. (SPA)

Saudi Crown Prince, British PM Underscore Efforts to Boost Relations

Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, held telephone talks on Monday with British Prime Minister…

Arab World  Vehicles drive along a road, on the day of the parliamentary elections, in Damascus, Syria July 15, 2024. (Reuters)

Israeli Drone Strike along Lebanon-Syria Border Kills Syrian Businessman Close to the Govt

An Israeli drone strike on a car Monday near the Lebanon-Syria border killed a prominent Syrian businessman who was sanctioned by the United States and had…

World Police officer stand in front of a mosque in Berlin on Dec. 18, 2018 (Paul Zinken/dpa via AP)

German Authorities Arrest Lebanese Man Accused of Procuring Drone Components for Hezbollah

A Lebanese man accused of being a member of the Hezbollah militant group and procuring drone components that were to be exported for use in attacks against…

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Cheering GOP Delegates Nominate Trump for President as He Announces Vance as Running Mate

World People hold makeshift signs for Republican presidential nominee and former US President Donald Trump and Republican vice presidential nominee J.D. Vance on Day 1 of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US, July 15, 2024. (Reuters)

Cheering GOP Delegates Nominate Trump for President as He Announces Vance as Running Mate

Cheering GOP delegates formally nominated Donald Trump for president at Monday’s Republican National Convention kickoff, less than two days after an…


Arab World Palestinians gather near damages after an Israeli strike at a tent camp in Al-Mawasi area, amid Israel-Hamas conflict, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 13, 2024. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Israel Launches New Gaza Strikes after Weekend Attack Kills Scores in Safe Zone

Israel struck the southern and central Gaza Strip on Monday to put more pressure on Hamas, following a weekend strike targeting the group's leadership which…

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Gulf Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump is surrounded by US Secret Service agents as he is helped off the stage at a campaign rally in Butler, Pa., Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Saudi Arabia Condemns Assassination Attempt Targeting Trump

Saudi Arabia condemned on Monday the shooting attack at former US President Donald Trump expressing solidarity with him and his family, the United States and…

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As Gaza War Rages, Palestinian Culture Stifled in Israel

Culture A woman holds a key symbolizing the homes left by Palestinians in 1948, during a rally along the border east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on May 1, 2023 marking the 75th anniversary of the Nakba. (AFP)

As Gaza War Rages, Palestinian Culture Stifled in Israel

Comedian Ayman Nahas said he has kept a "low profile" since October 7, fearing reprisals as an Arab artist in Israel while the country wages war in the Gaza…

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Culture Ithra Center to Select Arab World's Reader of the Year on Saturday

Ithra Center to Select Arab World's Reader of the Year on Saturday

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) will select the Arab World's Reader of the Year at the closing ceremony of the Iqraa Enrichment Forum on…

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Hartwig Fischer Appointed Founding Director of Museum Specialized in World Cultures in Riyadh

The Saudi Museums Commission announced on Wednesday the appointment of Dr. Hartwig Fischer as the founding director of a museum focused on world cultures, set…

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Culture Several experts, including a scientific team from King Saud University, as well as the citizens of AlUla, participated in the preparation of the study. (SPA)

RCU Reaches 1st Comprehensive Description of Human Settlement Sites During Neolithic Age in NW Saudi Arabia

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) announced that a team of archaeologists has reached the first comprehensive description of human settlements in the…

Culture Employees of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs check the recovered antiquities put on display at the ministry of foreign affairs in Baghdad, Iraq, 08 July 2024. EPA/AHMED JALIL

Iraq Exhibits Ancient Artifacts Returned by US and other Countries

Iraq on Monday exhibited several ancient artifacts that it said had been returned by the United States and other countries, long after they were looted and…

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Saudi Youth Handball Team Faces Bahrain in Asian Championship after Defeating Hong Kong

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Saudi Youth Handball Team Faces Bahrain in Asian Championship after Defeating Hong Kong

The Saudi youth handball team started their journey in the 18th Asian Youth Handball Championship with a resounding victory. Competing against Hong Kong, the…

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Sports FILED - 05 July 2024, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart: Germany's Thomas Mueller reacts after the UEFA EURO 2024 quarter-final soccer match between Spain and Germany at the MHPArena. Photo: Tom Weller/dpa

Thomas Mueller Ends Germany Career Following Euro 2024

Germany striker Thomas Mueller said Monday he was retiring from international football after a disappointing Euro 2024 in which the host nation were eliminated…

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Spain Midfielder Rodri Says Winning Euro 2024 is 'the Best Day of My Career'

He only played half the game, but Spain midfielder Rodri called it the best day of his career. Spain looked to have suffered a major blow when Rodri went off…

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Sports Saudi Arabia’s Majid Binsuaiger and Khalid Al-Harbi win the silver medal in table tennis doubles at the ITTF World Masters Championships Rome 2024. SPA

Al-Harbi, Binsuaiger Win Silver in Table Tennis Doubles at World Pioneers Championship Rome 2024

Saudi Arabia’s Majid Binsuaiger and Khalid Al-Harbi achieved a remarkable feat on Sunday by winning the silver medal in table tennis doubles at the ITTF World…

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Sports Diriyah Club Ownership Transferred to Diriyah Company; New Board Formed

Diriyah Club Ownership Transferred to Diriyah Company; New Board Formed

The Diriyah Company announced the completion of the ownership transfer procedures of Al-Diriyah Club from the National Center for Privatization (NCP) to…


Scientists Find Cave on the Moon that Could be Used to Shelter Future Explorers

Varieties ​​​​​​​ It's located at the Sea of Tranquility, just 250 miles (400 kilometers) from Apollo 11's landing site. - The AP

Scientists Find Cave on the Moon that Could be Used to Shelter Future Explorers

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago, and suspect there are hundreds more that…

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Varieties Giant male panda Xiao Liwu eats a meal of bamboo before being repatriated to China with his mother Bai Yun, bringing an end to a 23-year-long panda research program in San Diego, California, US, April 18, 2019. Picture taken April 18, 2019. (Reuters)

A Giant Panda Gives Birth to Cub in a Dutch Zoo

A giant panda has given birth to a cub at a Dutch zoo, in a boost to the captive population of the vulnerable mammals. Ouwehands Dierenpark announced Friday…

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Varieties  Britain's King Charles III (R) meets British actor Idris Elba and young people during an event for The King's Trust to discuss youth opportunities, at St James's Palace in central London on July 12, 2024. (AFP)

King Charles III to Visit Australia and Samoa as He Recovers from Cancer

King Charles III is preparing to visit Australia and Samoa in October, an itinerary that will span 12 time zones and test the monarch’s stamina as he recovers…

Varieties Tourists visit the archaeological site of Ancient Corinthe holding umbrellas, to protect themselves from the strong sun, Greece, 14 July 2024. EPA/VASSILIS PSOMAS

Greece Fears Water Shortages after Warmest Winter Ever

After Greece's warmest winter and earliest heatwave on record, authorities are sounding the alarm over the risk of dire water shortages in the heat of the…

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Varieties The park said Winston was euthanized Saturday after veterinarians determined his condition was declining.(file photo/The AP)

Winston, Beloved Gorilla at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Dies at 52 After Suffering Health Problems

Winston, a western lowland gorilla who was a favorite attraction at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, has died at the age of 52 after suffering multiple health…

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