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World Benny Gantz speaks at the announcement of former Israeli army chief Gadi Eisenkot's election bid in Ramat Gan, Israel, on Aug. 14, 2022. (AP)

Israeli Centrist Party Proposes Vote to Dissolve Parliament

Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz's centrist party proposed on Thursday holding a parliamentary vote on dissolving the parliament, but it was unclear…

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World Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. (AP)

Türkiye Signals New Military Intervention in Syria if Kurdish Groups Hold Local Elections

Türkiye won't hesitate to carry out a new offensive in northern Syria if Kurdish-led groups, which Ankara accuses of links to outlawed Kurdish militants,…

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Arab World A Houthi military helicopter flies over a cargo ship in the Red Sea. (Reuters)

Yemen's Houthis Say to Escalate Military Operations in Support of Gaza

Yemen's Houthis will continue their military operations and escalate them "in quality and quantity" in support of Palestinians in Israel's war in Gaza, the…

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A Group of Syrian Pilgrims Arrives in Jeddah for First Time since 2012

King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah has welcomed a group of pilgrims from Syria since 2012 and smoothly processed their entry procedures. The…

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Slovenia's Government Recognizes Palestinian State

World The Slovenian government raises a Palestinian flag alongside the flags of Slovenia and the EU in front of its building in downtown Ljubljana - Reuters

Slovenia's Government Recognizes Palestinian State

The Slovenian government on Thursday approved a decision to recognize an independent Palestinian state, Prime Minister Robert Golob said, following in the…

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Business The sun is seen behind a crude oil pump jack in the Permian Basin in Loving County, Texas, US, November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant

Oil Prices Steady before Stocks, Inflation Data, OPEC+ Meeting

Oil prices were broadly steady on Thursday, ahead of US crude oil stockpiles data, inflation data and an OPEC+ meeting to decide on supply cuts through the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Boxers Gear Up for Riyadh Season's 'VS55' Fights During Thrilling Training Showcase

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Boxers Gear Up for Riyadh Season's 'VS55' Fights During Thrilling Training Showcase

Twelve boxers put on a dazzling display of their skills for a captivated audience and media representatives at Square 2 "Boulevard City" in Riyadh, SPA…

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Sports Inter Miami's Argentine forward Lionel Messi was on target but could not prevent the MLS leaders slumping to a 3-1 home defeat against Atlanta United - AFP

Lobjanidze Upstages Messi as Atlanta Stun Miami in MLS

Georgia international Saba Lobjanidze upstaged Lionel Messi with two goals as struggling Atlanta United stunned league leaders Inter Miami 3-1 on Wednesday in…

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Sports Diego Maradona died in 2020. Luis ROBAYO / AFP

Maradona Medical Team's Trial Postponed to October

The long-awaited criminal trial of eight medical professionals accused of negligence in the death of Argentina football legend Diego Maradona, due to start…

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Sports 'Positive direction': Novak Djokovic. Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP

Djokovic Moving in 'Positive Direction' at French Open

Novak Djokovic believes he's moving in a "positive direction" as he targets a place in the last 32 of the French Open on Thursday. The world number one,…

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Sports Real Madrid's English midfielder Jude Bellingham has been a key figure in his team's charge towards the double this season. JAVIER SORIANO / AFP

Madrid's 'Greedy' Bellingham Ready for Dream Champions League Final

Jude Bellingham's first year at Real Madrid started in unbelievable fashion amid a whirlwind of goals, but the ending could be more incredible still. With the…

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Türkiye's Plan to Get Stray Dogs off Streets Touches Raw Nerve

Varieties Devoted dog Boncuk looks for his owner, Cemal Senturk, at the entrance of a medical care facility in the Black Sea city of Trabzon, Türkiye, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (DHA via AP)

Türkiye's Plan to Get Stray Dogs off Streets Touches Raw Nerve

Dogs rush over and greet Nilgul Sayar when she arrives by car to feed them in the countryside near Istanbul, one of many Turks with affection for Türkiye's…

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Varieties The refreshed ROSHN Waterfront will be unveiled in early June. - SPA

ROSHN Launches Waterfront Walkway Revamp in Jeddah

ROSHN Group has announced, in a press release, a revamp of ROSHN Waterfront, a popular destination in Jeddah that attracts over 55 million visitors annually…

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Varieties 30 May 2024, South Korea, Sacheon-si: South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol delivers a speech during an opening ceremony of the temporary headquarters of the Korea AeroSpace Administration in Sacheon. Photo: YNA/dpa

South Korea Plans Mars Landing in 2045

South Korea plans to make a Mars landing by 2045 and spend 100 trillion won ($72.6 billion) until then on space exploration, President Yoon Suk Yeol said on…

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Varieties This handout picture released by the Icelandic Coast Guard on May 29, 2024 shows billowing smoke and flowing lava pouring out of a new fissure above a new volcanic eruption on the outskirts of the evacuated town of Grindavik, western Iceland. (Photo by HANDOUT / Icelandic Coast Guard / AFP)

Iceland Volcano Spews Lava, Smoke for Second Day

A volcano in Iceland spewed smoke and lava for a second day on Thursday but winds were expected to carry poisonous gas pollution away from the capital…

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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…

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