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World FILE PHOTO: Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards participate in a military parade, in Tehran September 21, 2008. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Iran Condemns Canada's Listing of IRGC as Terrorist Group

Iran condemned on Thursday Canada's listing of the Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization as "an unwise and unconventional politically-motivated…

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Arab World In this photo released by the United Nations, Stephanie Koury, on screen, Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs for Libya, briefs the Security Council on the situation in Libya, Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at UN headquarters. (Manuel Elías/United Nations Photo via AP)

UN Envoy: Libyans Want an End to Country's Divisions

Libyans from rival regions and all walks of life are fed up with the country’s divisions and want political players to end their years-long impasse and agree…

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Arab World A protester holds a sign during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, during Israel-Hamas conflict, near the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem June 18, 2024. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

The Fate of Latest Cease-Fire Proposal Hinges on Netanyahu and Hamas’ Leader in Gaza

The fate of the proposed cease-fire deal for Gaza hinges in many ways on two men: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas’ leader in Gaza, Yahya…

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Arab World Senior Advisor to the US President Amos Hochstein (L) meets with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri in Beirut. Photo: Parliament of Lebanon/dpa

US Envoy Tries to Calm Israel-Lebanon Tensions

Israeli strikes in southern Lebanon killed three Hezbollah fighters on Wednesday, the militant group said, as US envoy tasked with avoiding a devastating…

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US Military's Stop-start Gaza Pier to Resume Operations

Arab World Ships appear near the pier established by the US in Gaza (Reuters)

US Military's Stop-start Gaza Pier to Resume Operations

The US military's on-again, off-again floating pier in Gaza is expected to resume operations on Thursday to unload sorely needed humanitarian aid for…

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Arab World A Houthi supporter wearing a gun bullet belt around his chest takes part in a protest against the US and Israel, and in solidarity with the Palestinian people, in Sanaa, Yemen, 14 June 2024. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

US Forces Destroy Houthi Drones, Ground Control Station

US Central Command forces successfully destroyed two Iranian-backed Houthi uncrewed surface vessels (USV) in the Red Sea, USCENTCOM said in a statement on…

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World Russia's President Vladimir Putin and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un pose for a photo during a signing ceremony following bilateral talks in Pyongyang, North Korea June 19, 2024. Sputnik/Kristina Kormilitsyna/Kremlin via REUTERS

North Korea, Russia Sign Pact to Give All Available Military Help if Other is Attacked

North Korea and Russia agreed to provide immediate military assistance if either faced armed aggression, under a pact their leaders signed during Russian…

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Madinah Invites Visitors and Pilgrims to Explore Its Rich History, Landmarks

Culture "Visit Madinah" offers a wealth of information to enrich visitors' stays. (SPA)

Madinah Invites Visitors and Pilgrims to Explore Its Rich History, Landmarks

The Madinah Region Development Authority in Saudi Arabia invited visitors and pilgrims who have completed their Hajj rituals to explore the city's rich history…

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Culture The Kingdom is the guest of honor at the exhibition. SPA

Saudi Heritage Commission Enriches Visitor's Experience at BIBF

The Saudi Heritage Commission is seeking to provide visitors to the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) with a platform to expand their knowledge about the…

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Culture Saudi Arabia inaugurated its pavilion as the guest of honor at the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) in China. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia Inaugurates its Pavilion at Beijing International Book Fair

Saudi Arabia inaugurated its pavilion as the guest of honor at the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) in China, reported the Saudi Press Agency on…

Culture People walk around the Stonehenge stone circle, seen with dry fields surrounding it, as a second heatwave continues in parts of the country, in Amesbury, Britain, August 12, 2022. (Reuters)

Britain’s Stonehenge Sprayed with Paint by Environmental Protesters

Environmental protesters sprayed paint on Britain's Stonehenge on Wednesday, with orange marks covering some of the stones of the prehistoric megalithic…

Culture Kazuko Shiraishi speaks at a park in Tokyo, on Nov. 15, 1996. (Kyodo News via AP)

Japan’s ‘Beat Poet’ Kazuko Shiraishi, Pioneer of Modern Performance Poetry, Dies at 93 

Kazuko Shiraishi, a leading name in modern Japanese “beat” poetry, known for her dramatic readings, at times with jazz music, has died. She was 93. Shiraishi…

Mbappé Feeling 'a Bit Better' after Facial Injury, France Teammate Saliba Says

Sports Kylian Mbappe of France receives a treatment after suffering an injury during a Group D match between Austria and France at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Duesseldorf, Germany, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Mbappé Feeling 'a Bit Better' after Facial Injury, France Teammate Saliba Says

France striker Kylian Mbappé is feeling a “bit better,” teammate William Saliba said Wednesday, ahead of undergoing more tests on a facial injury sustained in…

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Sports Soccer Football - Europa League - Round of 16 draw - Nyon, Switzerland - February 28, 2020 General view of the UEFA logo at UEFA Headquarters. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Brussels City: Hosting Belgium-Israel Soccer Match Impossible Due to Insecurity

Staging an upcoming UEFA soccer match between Belgium and Israel in Brussels would be impossible due to insecurity and likely protests, the municipal…

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Sports Regan Smith of the United States looks on after setting a world record in the Women's 100m backstroke final on Day Four of the 2024 US Olympic Team Swimming Trials at Lucas Oil Stadium on June 18, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Getty Images/AFP)

Smith Conquers Self-Doubt to Regain Backstroke World Record 

Regan Smith was so riddled with self-doubt the American thought her days of breaking backstroke records were gone for good, but after learning to tame her…

Sports Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after a game during his men's singles round of sixteen match against Argentina's Francisco Cerundolo on Court Philippe-Chatrier on day nine of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros Complex in Paris on June 3, 2024. (AFP)

Novak Djokovic Is Confirmed for Paris Games, Serbian Olympic Committee Says 

Novak Djokovic will compete in the upcoming Paris Games, the Serbian Olympic Committee confirmed on Tuesday. Djokovic had knee surgery after withdrawing…

Sports Germany's midfielder #08 Toni Kroos celebrates after winning the UEFA Euro 2024 Group A football match between Germany and Scotland at the Munich Football Arena in Munich on June 14, 2024. (AFP)

Euro 2024 Takeaways: Fast Starts and Slow Trains, Old and Young Stars, Great Goals and Strong Views 

The opening round of group matches at the European Championship is complete. Here are some things we learned: - Top performers - Some of the best…


North Korea's Kim Gives Pair of Dogs to Putin

Varieties This picture taken on June 19, 2024 and released on June 20, 2024 from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) via KNS shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) presenting Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) with a pair of dogs in the garden of the Kumsusan State Guesthouse in Pyongyang. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / AFP)

North Korea's Kim Gives Pair of Dogs to Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a pair of Pungsan dogs, a local breed, state media KCNA reported on Thursday. Kim and…

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Varieties Las Vegas police spotted the reflective shape during a search and rescue mission over the weekend in a hiking area an hour north of Sin City. - AFP

New Mystery Monolith Appears in Nevada Desert

A mysterious shiny monolith has appeared in a Nevada desert, the latest other-worldly installation to materialize in recent years across North America and…

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Varieties A photograph shows the Parthenon Temple at the top of the Acropolis hill in Athens on November 28, 2023. (AFP)

French Woman Missing in Greece Sent Distress Text

A 73-year-old French woman missing on the Greek island of Sikinos since Friday sent a distress message to her hotel before disappearing, the owner said. A…

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Varieties The Saudi delegation will host a side event themed “Saudi Towards Space - SPA

Saudi Arabia Participates in UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is participating in the 67th session of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) taking place June…

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Varieties 2.2 Million Pilgrims Transported by Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Line

2.2 Million Pilgrims Transported by Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Line

Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR) announced the successful operation of Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Line during this year's Hajj season, with the train…

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