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Arab World FILE - Houthi fighters march during a rally of support for the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and against the US strikes on Yemen outside Sanaa on Monday, Jan. 22, 2024. (AP Photo, File)

Houthi Aerial Drone Hits Ship in Red Sea

An aerial drone likely launched by Yemen's Houthi militias struck and damaged a vessel in the Red Sea on Sunday, officials said. The drone attack happened…

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World This video grab from a handout footage released by the Russian Defense Ministry on May 21, 2024 shows Russia's missile forces holding a tactical nuclear weapons drills in the southern military district of the country. Handout/ AFP

Russian Lawmaker Warns Moscow May Change Timing for Use of Nuclear Weapons

Moscow may change the timing for use of its nuclear weapons if threats against Russia increase, the RIA state news agency cited Andrei Kartapolov, the head of…

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Arab World Emergency and security service members and residents gather around the carcass of a car at the site of an Israeli strike in al-Khiyara town in Lebanon's Western Bekaa area on June 22, 2024, which killed a member of the Jamaa Islamiya group according to a Lebanese security source. (Photo by Hassan JARRAH / AFP)

Israeli Strike Kills ‘al-Jamaa al-Islamiya’ Leader in Eastern Lebanon

A security source said a leader of the Lebanese militant group al-Jamaa al-Islamiya was killed Saturday in an Israeli strike on a vehicle in eastern Lebanon. …

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World Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (AFP)

US Withdraws Aircraft Carrier Eisenhower from Red Sea

The US military said it has withdrawn aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower from the Red Sea following a deployment lasting several months in response to…

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Food Piles Up at Gaza Crossing as Aid Agencies Say Unable to Work

Arab World Humanitarian aid for Gaza has piled up at a crucial border crossing - AFP

Food Piles Up at Gaza Crossing as Aid Agencies Say Unable to Work

Days after Israel announced a daily pause in fighting on a key route to allow more aid into Gaza, chaos in the besieged Palestinian territory has left vital…

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Gulf KSrelief distributes 1,000 food baskets in Sudan. (SPA)

KSrelief Distributes 1,000 Food Baskets in Sudan

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed 1,000 food baskets on Thursday to needy and displaced families in the shelter center…

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Arab World A Houthi statement said the Transworld Navigator took a direct hit from a missile.  (AFP File Photo)

US Officials Say Houthi Claim of Attack on US Aircraft Carrier False

A claim by Yemen's Houthi group on Saturday that its forces had attacked the US aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Red Sea is false, two US officials…

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World Camel Day: Tabuk Camels Symbolize Authenticity and Heritage

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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…

No Goals but Selfies for Ronaldo in Portugal's Chaotic 3-0 win over Türkiye at Euro 2024

Sports The five-time world player of the year set up the third goal by Bruno Fernandes with an unselfish pass - The AP

No Goals but Selfies for Ronaldo in Portugal's Chaotic 3-0 win over Türkiye at Euro 2024

There were no goals, one assist and no less than four selfie-pursuing field invaders for Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal's 3-0 win over Türkiye that secured a…

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Sports Pandya struck four boundaries and three sixes in an unbeaten 50 to lead India to 196-5. (The AP)

India Makes 196 and Beats Bangladesh by 50 at Twenty20 World Cup

Hardik Pandya blasted Bangladesh with a 27-ball half-century and Kuldeep Yadav's three wickets finished off India's win at the Twenty20 World Cup on Saturday. …

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Sports Argentina's Lionel Messi was involved in both goals on Thursday night, setting up the second for Lautaro Martinez in the 88th minute and extending his tournament assists record to 18. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

Ageless Lionel Messi Remains Central to Argentina’s Global Ambitions

Was this the beginning of the end? The bald facts on his birth certificate suggest so. Lionel Messi turns 37 on Monday. There can’t be another tournament in…

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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…


It's Not as World-Famous as Ramen or Sushi. But The Humble Onigiri Is Soul Food in Japan

Varieties A variety of onigiri, rice balls, are seen on a plate at a Taro Tokyo Onigiri shop in Tokyo, on June 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

It's Not as World-Famous as Ramen or Sushi. But The Humble Onigiri Is Soul Food in Japan

The word “onigiri” became part of the Oxford English Dictionary this year, proof that the humble sticky-rice ball and mainstay of Japanese food has entered the…

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Varieties Nationwide, wildfires have scorched more than 3,344 square miles (8,660 square kilometers) this year — a figure higher than the 10-year average, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.  - The AP

Rains, Cooler Weather Help Firefighters Gain Ground on Large Wildfires in Southern New Mexico

Recent rains and cooler weather are helping more than 1,000 firefighters gain ground on two wildfires in southern New Mexico on Saturday that have killed two…

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Varieties People in hundreds of homes where told to evacuate early Saturday in Rock Valley, Iowa, as the nearby Rock River could no longer take the heavy rain that has slammed the region. - The AP

Flooding Forces People From Homes in Some Parts of Iowa While Much of US Broils Again in Heat

Floodwaters forced people out of their homes in parts of Iowa, the result of weeks of rain, while much of the United States longed for relief Saturday from yet…

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Varieties This artist's illustration courtesy of Blue Origin obtained October 25, 2021, shows the core module of Orbital Reef. Handout BLUE ORIGIN/AFP/File

NASA Faces $80,000 Claim After Space Debris Hit Family Home

An American family is claiming more than $80,000 from NASA after a small piece of debris fell from space and smashed through the roof of their Florida home, a…

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Varieties A plane drops water during a wildfire, in Kitsi, near the town of Koropi, Greece, June 19, 2024. (Reuters)

Greece Battles Wildfires Fanned by Gale Force Winds

Hundreds of firefighters struggled on Saturday to contain wildfires fanned by gale force winds on two Greek islands and in other parts of Greece, as…