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Arab World Turkish tanks are seen in areas adjacent to regions held by the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria. (Turkish Defense Ministry file)

Türkiye Fortifies its Positions in Idlib Ahead of Possible Military Escalation

The Turkish army has brought in military and logistic reinforcements to its positions in de-escalation zones in Syria’s Idlib that lie in the areas covered in…

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Arab World Rear Admiral Vasileios Gryparis addresses Red Sea security during a press conference in April. (AFP)

European Naval Force Seeks to Double Fleet in Red Sea

Head of the naval force deployed by the European Union to protect vessels in the Red Sea said it needs to more than double in size because of escalating…

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World US State Department spokesperson Mathew Miller. (AP)

US Vows to Help Countries in Designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as Terrorist

Washington welcomed on Thursday Canada’s designation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as terrorist, saying it was prepared to provide…

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Gulf The Armenian government meets on Thursday. (Armenian government)

Saudi Arabia Welcomes Armenia’s Recognition of State of Palestine

Saudi Arabia welcomed on Friday Armenia’s decision to recognize the state of Palestine. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said the move is a “significant…

More than a 100 Killed in Gaza in 24 Hours

Arab World Smoke from Israeli bombardment billows in the background near an area previously housing displaced Palestinians leaving Rafah towards Khan Younis on June 20, 2024, in the southern Gaza Strip, amid the ongoing conflict in the Palestinian territory between Israel and Hamas. (AFP)

More than a 100 Killed in Gaza in 24 Hours

At least 42 people were killed in Israeli attacks on districts ofGazaCity in the north of the Palestinian enclave on Saturday, the director of the Hamas-run…

World  A war crimes prosecutor works at a site of a Russian drone attack, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, on the outskirts of Lviv, Ukraine June 19, 2024. (Reuters)

Ukrainian Drones Knock out Two Substations Near Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station

Russian-installed officials said on Friday that Ukrainian drone attacks had put out of action two electricity substations in Enerhodar, the town serving the…

World The Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), a US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is anchored in Busan, South Korea, 22 June 2024. (EPA)

US Aircraft Carrier Arrives in South Korea for Military Drills

A nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier, the Theodore Roosevelt, arrived in South Korea's port city of Busan on Saturday for joint military exercises this month…

World Camel Day: Tabuk Camels Symbolize Authenticity and Heritage

Culture Photo by SPA

World Camel Day: Tabuk Camels Symbolize Authenticity and Heritage

In Saudi Arabia, camels receive devoted attention and care from the government, the Saudi Press Agency reported. With a deep connection to the history and life…

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Culture An artifact that was displayed at foreign auctions. (Dr. Abdul Rahim Rayhan)

Egypt Parliament Acts to Confront Online Sale of Antiquities

The Egyptian parliament has taken new measures to confront the online sale of antiquities through social networking sites, based on a request submitted by a…

Culture While yoga is not itself a religious practice, it has its origins in Hindu philosophy and many residents of Kashmir are indifferent it. DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP

India's Modi Leads Yoga Day Celebration in Muslim-majority Kashmir

Stretching, arching his back and kneeling on a mat, India's Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi led hundreds of people performing yoga in the Muslim…

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Culture A man walks past the entrance of the Kunsthaus Zürich art museum on March 14, 2023. (AFP)

Swiss Museum Removes Works by Artists Like Monet, Van Gogh as Origin of Nazi-Looted Art Examined

A Swiss museum on Thursday pulled down five paintings, including a van Gogh and a Monet, after the foundation that owns them called for a deeper look at their…

Culture A Mayan vase over 1,000 years old and purchased for about four dollars at a Washington area thrift shop, will return to Mexico along with other cultural artefacts that date to the country's storied ancient past, at the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Washington, DC, US, this handout distributed on June 20, 2024. National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)/Handout via Reuters

Antiquities Returning to Mexico Include Mayan Vase Sold for $4 in US Store 

The Mexican government will welcome back 20 cultural artifacts that date to the country's storied ancient past, all found in the United States including a…

Italian Coaches are Dominating the Dugouts at Euro 2024. The Coaching School is the Reason Why

Sports Italian Coach Luciano Spalletti - File/The AP

Italian Coaches are Dominating the Dugouts at Euro 2024. The Coaching School is the Reason Why

Italy continues a tradition at the European Championship with Italian coaches — this time five — in charge of national teams at the tournament in Germany. …

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Sports Kylian Mbappé of France leaves the field at the end of a Group D match between the Netherlands and France at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Leipzig, Germany, Friday, June 21, 2024. (AP)

Mbappé Watches from Subs’ Bench as France and Netherlands Produce Euro 2024’s First 0-0

Kylian Mbappé watched from the substitutes’ bench as France and the Netherlands finished 0-0 in a heavyweight European Championship clash on Friday. Antoine…

Sports Brazil's Endrick, right, celebrates with Rodrygo after scoring his side's second goal during a friendly soccer match between Spain and Brazil at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, March 26, 2024. (AP)

Brazilian Prodigy Endrick Looks to Make Major Tournament Debut at Copa America

Brazil's teenage prodigy Endrick will be hoping to make his first appearance for the national team at a major tournament when his country take on Costa Rica in…

Sports Chile midfielder Erick Pulgar reacts after the CONMEBOL Copa America 2024 group A match between Peru and Chile, in Arlington, Texas, USA, 21 June 2024. (EPA)

Chile Frustrated after Stop-Start Copa America Draw with Peru

Coach Ricardo Gareca lamented Chile's inability to find their rhythm in a stop-start 0-0 Copa America draw with Peru on Friday, but he stressed he was not…

Sports Caeleb Dressel of the United States looks on during the medal ceremony for the Men's 50m freestyle final on Day Seven of the 2024 US Olympic Team Swimming Trials at Lucas Oil Stadium on June 21, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Getty Images/AFP)

Dressel Wins 50 Meters Free Splash and Dash to Set up Paris Title Defense

Seven-time Olympic champion Caeleb Dressel earned a shot a defending is 50 meters freestyle title in Paris after powering home first in the event known as the…

Several Missing in Landslide in Swiss Alps as Heavy Rains Cause Flash Floods

Varieties People were also advised against filming or photographing the floods for safety reasons. - The AP

Several Missing in Landslide in Swiss Alps as Heavy Rains Cause Flash Floods

Three people were missing on Saturday after massive thunderstorms and rainfall in southeastern Switzerland caused a landslide, authorities said. One woman was…

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Varieties This photo shows the launch platform for the French-Chinese Space Variable Objects Monitor (SVOM) satellite mission in Xichang, in China’s southwestern Sichuan province on June 21, 2024. (AFP)

China, France Launch Satellite to Better Understand the Universe

A French-Chinese satellite blasted off Saturday on a hunt for the mightiest explosions in the universe, in a notable example of cooperation between a Western…

Varieties Japanese Emperor Naruhito, center left, and Empress Masako, center right, smile as they depart for the state visit to Britain, at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japanese Royals Arrive for Three-Day State Visit to UK

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako arrive in Britain on Saturday ahead of a three-day state visit hosted by King Charles III. The royal couple are…

Varieties The health cluster has distributed 3,500 bags of ice, 10,300 water bottles, 4,850 umbrellas, and 3,297 medical kits to 12,000 visitors. (SPA)

Madinah Health Cluster Launches Heat Stress Awareness Campaign for Prophet's Mosque Visitors

The Madinah Health Cluster launched an awareness campaign to educate visitors to the Prophet's Mosque about heat stress, coinciding with increasing…

Varieties Students review their exam preparation materials in the last minutes before the National College Entrance Exam, or Gaokao, outside an exam venue in Hai'an city in east China's Jiangsu province Friday, June 7, 2024. (Chinatopix via AP)

Vocational School Student Stuns China by Besting University Competitors in Math Contest

A 17-year-old vocational school student from rural China became a celebrity on social media after reaching the final round of a math competition, beating many…