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Gulf United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sudan's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan meet in Abu Dhabi on March 11, 2022. (AFP)

Mohamed bin Zayed, Burhan Discuss Means to End Sudan War

United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sudan's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan held telephone talks on Thursday to discuss a…

Mohammed Amin Yassin (Wad Madani)
World  Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Butler, Pa., on Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP)

Trump Tells Zelenskiy He Will ‘Bring Peace’, End War in Ukraine

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said in a post on Truth Social he had a "very good call" on Friday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy…

World President Joe Biden speaks at a news conference on the final day of the NATO summit in Washington, July 11, 2024. (AP)

Biden Fundraisers on Hold, July Donations Plummet, Sources Say

Several of US President Joe Biden's reelection campaign fundraisers are on hold, multiple Democratic sources involved in the events told Reuters on Friday,…

Gulf This photograph shows a general view of the courtroom during a non-binding ruling on the legal consequences of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on July 19, 2024. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia Welcomes ICJ Position on Israel's Policies, Practices in Palestinian Territories

Saudi Arabia welcomed on Saturday the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) advisory opinion on Israel’s policies and practices in the occupied Palestinian…

Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Territory ‘Illegal’, Says UN Top Court

Arab World The panel of judges, with President Nawaf Salam (C), at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Netherlands, during a non-binding ruling on the legal consequences of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, 19 July 2024. (EPA)

Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Territory ‘Illegal’, Says UN Top Court

The UN's top court, in a sweeping opinion on Friday, said that Israel's decades-long occupation of Palestinian territory was "illegal" and needed to end as…


World  White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, May 22, 2024. (AP)

US Says Iran Moving Forward on a Key Aspect of Developing a Nuclear Bomb

Iran is talking more about getting a nuclear bomb and has made strides in developing a key aspect of a weapon since about April, when Israel and its allies…

World Passengers wait at Barajas Airport, as Spanish airport operator Aena on Friday reported a computer systems "incident" at all Spanish airports which may cause flight delays, in Madrid, Spain July 19, 2024. REUTERS/Elena Rodriguez

Global Cyber Outage Disrupts Flights, Hits Media, Banks, Telecoms

Major US airlines ordered ground stops on Friday citing communications issues, while other carriers, media companies, banks and telecoms firms around the world…

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Saudi Arabia's Mawhiba Signs Strategic Partnership with UNESCO to Foster STEM Education in Arab States

Culture Mawhiba signs a significant partnership agreement with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) aimed at fostering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education across Arab countries. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia's Mawhiba Signs Strategic Partnership with UNESCO to Foster STEM Education in Arab States

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity “Mawhiba” signed on Friday a significant partnership agreement with…


Culture The CEO of the Saudi Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission met in Riyadh on Thursday with the EU Ambassador to the Kingdom. SPA

Saudi Arabia, EU Discuss Cultural Relations

The CEO of the Saudi Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission (LPTC), Mohammed Hasan Alwan, met Thursday with European Union Ambassador to the Kingdom…

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Culture The Summer Fruit Season kicked off on Thursday in AlUla Province. (SPA)

AlUla Province Kicks off the Summer Fruit Season

The Summer Fruit Season kicked off on Thursday in AlUla Province, offering a variety of the finest local produce at the farmers' market in Al-Manshiyah Square,…

Asharq Al Awsat
Culture This photograph taken on July 9, 2024 shows a shop displaying items said to be from 'luxury' brands at historical Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP)

Fake Luxuries Supplant Tradition in Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

Cut-price branded perfumes and fake high-end handbags line the ornate alleys of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, with traditional merchants saying the luxury…

Asharq Al Awsat (Istanbul)
Culture A woman poses for a photo with smoke from a fire at the background, during a hot, windy day at Acropolis hill, in Athens, Tuesday, July 16, 2024. Much of Greece was also sweltering in a heat wave due to last until the end of the week, with temperatures in some areas forecast to reach 42 degrees Celsius (over 107 degrees Fahrenheit).(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greece Culture Ministry Shuts Acropolis During the Hottest Part of the Day

Greece’s Culture Ministry ordered the closure of the Acropolis — the country’s biggest cultural attraction — for several hours in the middle of the day…

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Denmark Coach Steps Down Ahead of 2026 World Cup Qualifying

Sports FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Euro 2024 - Round of 16 - Germany v Denmark - Dortmund BVB Stadion, Dortmund, Germany - June 29, 2024 Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

Denmark Coach Steps Down Ahead of 2026 World Cup Qualifying

Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand decided to leave the job Friday and not take the team into qualifying for the 2026 World Cup. According to The Associated Press,…

Asharq Al Awsat

Sports People carry their bikes up a staircase to get around a security area closed off for the 2024 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Paris. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Paris Police Sealing Off Seine River Ahead of Olympics Opening Ceremony

A special kind of iron curtain came down across central Paris on Thursday, with the beginning of an Olympic anti-terrorism perimeter along the banks of the…

Asharq Al Awsat (Paris)
Sports Spain's Rafael Nadal delivers a press conference after his men's singles match of the ATP Nordea Open tennis tournament against Sweden's Leo Borg in Bastad, Sweden, on July 16, 2024. (Photo by Adam Ihse/TT / TT News Agency / AFP)

Nadal Comes from 4-1 Down in 2nd Set to Beat Norrie, Reach Quarterfinals of Nordea Open

Rafael Nadal recovered from a tumble and a 4-1 deficit in the second set to beat fifth-seeded Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the Nordea Open on…

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Sports Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England, on July 7, 2024. (Photo by BENJAMIN CREMEL / AFP)

Buoyant Hamilton Seeking to Keep Momentum and More Records

A buoyant Lewis Hamilton heads into this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix on the crest of a wave, seeking a record-increasing ninth Hungaroring victory and…

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Sports Arne Slot admitted he had big shoes to fill. Photograph: Craig Brough/Action Images/Reuters

‘I am Not a Klopp Clone,’ Insists Slot

Arne Slot believes Liverpool need only marginal improvement to win the Premier League and has insisted there is more to his football style than being a clone…

Andy Hunter

Moonlit Scramble across the Sand for Türkiye Booming Baby Turtle Population

Varieties Baby loggerhead sea turtles' first challenge in life is a wobbly dash across the sand. KEMAL ASLAN / AFP

Moonlit Scramble across the Sand for Türkiye Booming Baby Turtle Population

The baby loggerhead sea turtles emerged from their eggshells and began their first challenge in life: a wobbly dash across the sand to the moonlit waters of…

Asharq Al Awsat

Varieties The accomplishment is part of the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). SPA

AlUla Becomes 1st Destination in Middle East to be Certified by Destinations International

Saudi Arabia’s AlUla has received accreditation from Destinations International, a US-based organization, making it the first destination in the Middle East to…

Asharq Al Awsat (AlUla)
Varieties Two Amur tiger cubs, Tochka and Timur, have their first public outing at Cologne Zoo in Cologne, Thursday July 18, 2024. (Thomas Banneyer/dpa via AP)

2 Amur Tiger Cubs Have their 1st Public Outing at German Zoo

Two Amur tiger cubs had their first public outing Thursday at Cologne Zoo in Germany, one of several zoos that have sought to help keep up the numbers of the…

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Varieties Estimated to be 150 million years old, Apex is said to be "among the most complete skeletons ever found.” EPA

Dinosaur Skeleton Breaks Auction Record with $44.6 Mn Sale in New York

The largest stegosaurus skeleton ever found, nicknamed Apex, sold for a record breaking $44.6 million at auction in New York on Wednesday, Sotheby's said. …

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Varieties A picture showing some of the damage resulting from the hurricane that struck New York (The AP)

New York Storm Topples B-52 Bomber, Tears Roof off 19th Century Church

A storm powerful enough to knock a B-52 bomber off a platform and tear the roof off a 19th century church ripped through central New York state, killing a man…

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