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This undated handout photograph released on May 24, 2024 by the Eastern Theater Command of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) shows a naval vessel sailing at sea during the "Joint Sword-2024A" military drill at an unknown location. (Photo by EASTERN THEATER COMMAND OF THE PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY / AFP)

China Ends War Games, Taiwan Condemns them as ‘Blatant Provocation’

China ended two days of war games around Taiwan in which it simulated attacks with bombers and practiced boarding ships, exercises that Taiwan condemned as …

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Arab World Italy's Minister for Foreign Affairs Antonio Tajani (L) shakes hands with State of Palestine Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa (R) after their meeting at Farnesina Palace, in Rome, Italy 25 May 2024. EPA/GIUSEPPE LAMI

Italy Pledges Additional 35 Million Euros of Aid for Palestinians

Italy will resume funding for the United Nations' Palestinian relief organization UNRWA as part of a 35 million euro ($38 million) aid package, Italian…

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World FILE PHOTO: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during an interview with Reuters, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 20, 2024. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo

Zelenskiy: Ukrainian Forces Now Control Area where Russia Pushed into Kharkiv Region

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Friday that Ukrainian forces had secured "combat control" of areas where Russian troops staged an incursion this month in…

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Gulf International Court of Justice (ICJ) President Nawaf Salam (C) stands during an ICJ ruling over the situation in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, in the Hague, Netherlands, 24 May 2024. EPA/Koen van Weel

Saudi Arabia Welcomes World Court Decision Ordering Israel to Stop Military Offensive in Rafah

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said the Kingdom welcomed the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Israel to immediately…

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Israel Strikes Gaza’s Rafah after Top UN Court Orders it to Halt Offensive

Arab World Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, 24 May 2024. EPA/HAITHAM IMAD

Israel Strikes Gaza’s Rafah after Top UN Court Orders it to Halt Offensive

Israel bombed the Gaza Strip, including Rafah, on Saturday, a day after the top UN court ordered it to halt military operations in the southern city. The…

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World Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stands during the playing of the national anthem of Kenya during a visit by Kenya's President William Ruto to the Pentagon in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

US Defense Secretary Resumes Duty after Undergoing Procedure at Walter Reed

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin underwent a medical procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Friday evening and has resumed duty after…

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Gulf Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah has met with French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Stéphane Séjourné in Paris. SPA

Saudi, French FMs Discuss Developments in Gaza

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah has met with French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Stéphane Séjourné in Paris. …

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Lebanon’s Tripoli Begins 2024 Celebrations as Arab Culture Capital

Culture The flags of Arab countries flutter in Tripoli, Lebanon (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Lebanon’s Tripoli Begins 2024 Celebrations as Arab Culture Capital

Lebanon’s Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati kicked off the “Tripoli the Capital of Arab Culture” celebrations at a formal event held at the Rashid…

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Culture 24 May 2024, Berlin: Façade parts packed for transportation lie on the construction site in the Mschatta Hall in the Pergamon Museum. Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa

Berlin's Closed Pergamon Museum Maintains International Profile

Berlin's world-famous Pergamon Museum, which is closed for several years of renovation work, is seeking to maintain its presence through international…

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Culture This image released by the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore on Thursday, May 23, 2024, shows a terracotta portrait of Florence landmark cathedral's architect Filippo Brunelleschi dating back to the early Renaissance, which was recently found among the furnishings of an historic residence near the Tuscan capital. (Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore via AP, HO)

Unknown Bust of the Architect Who Designed the Florence Cathedral Dome Found After 700 Years 

A previously unknown terracotta bust of the famed early Renaissance architect who designed the Florence Cathedral dome was unveiled Thursday in the Tuscan…

Culture Translation has become an urgent necessity to keep pace with civilizational progress and exchange of knowledge (SPA)

Saudi Translation Movement Witnesses Surge in Publications

A Saudi initiative has translated ancient Arabic poems into Italian, making them accessible to a wider audience in an effort to showcase Arab literary heritage…

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Culture DCT Abu Dhabi reaffirmed that Saadiyat Cultural District, along with its cultural institutions, is on track for completion in 2025. WAM

Saadiyat Cultural District Abu Dhabi on Track for Completion in 2025

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has reaffirmed that Saadiyat Cultural District, along with its cultural institutions, is on…

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Prince Faisal bin Bandar: Saudi Arabia Aims to Lead Global Esports

Sports Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, chairman of Saudi Esports Federation and the Arab eSports Federation (AFP)

Prince Faisal bin Bandar: Saudi Arabia Aims to Lead Global Esports

Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Sultan, chairman of Saudi Esports Federation and the Arab eSports Federation, revealed Saudi Arabia’s ambition to develop its…

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Sports French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 10, 2023 Poland's Iga Swiatek poses with her Suzanne Lenglen trophy after winning her final match against Czech Republic's Karolina Muchova. (Reuters)

Chris Evert Thinks Iga Swiatek Could Surpass Her Record of 7 French Open Titles 

No less an authority on clay-court tennis than Chris Evert thinks her record of seven French Open championships could be surpassed by Iga Swiatek. …

Sports AC Milan's French forward #09 Olivier Giroud waves to fans after winning 3-0 the Italian Serie A football match between AC Milan and Lecce at San Siro Stadium, in Milan on April 6, 2024. (AFP)

France’s All-Time Leading Scorer Olivier Giroud Plans to End International Career After Euro 

France's all-time leading scorer Olivier Giroud says he plans to end his international career after the European Championship next month. The 37-year-old…

Sports Carlos Sainz of Spain and Ferrari SF-24 arrives for the Qualifying of the Formula One Grand Prix of the Emilia Romagna in Imola, Italy, 18 May 2024. (EPA)

Report: Carlos Sainz in Talks with Williams 

Williams has emerged as a surprise contender to sign Carlos Sainz, who will depart Ferrari's Formula 1 team after this season. Sainz has reportedly received…

Sports Football - Premier League - Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United - The American Express Community Stadium, Brighton, Britain - May 19, 2024 Manchester United's Diogo Dalot celebrates after the match. (Reuters)

Man Utd Not Afraid of City’s Dominance, Says Dalot 

Manchester United are not afraid of Manchester City's dominance and will leverage their underdog status in their bid to lift the FA Cup, defender Diogo Dalot…


Thai Town Maddened by Marauding Monkeys Launches Plan to Lock Them up and Send Them Away 

Varieties A worker chases monkeys away from a customer in front of an auto-part shop in Lopburi Province, north of Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 24, 2024. (AP)

Thai Town Maddened by Marauding Monkeys Launches Plan to Lock Them up and Send Them Away 

A Thai town, run ragged by its ever-growing population of marauding wild monkeys, launched an offensive against the simian raiders on Friday, using trickery…


Varieties Asharq Network won 117 awards, including 12 gold, 49 silver, and 56 bronze, at the prestigious Telly Awards. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Asharq Network Wins Telly Company of the Year for 2024

Asharq Network has won 117 awards, including 12 gold, 49 silver, and 56 bronze, at the prestigious Telly Awards. The network was also named Telly Company of…

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Varieties Britain's King Charles III meets members of the public during his visit the Discovery Center and Auld School Close to hear more about the 3.3million pound (4.1 million US dollars) energy efficient housing project in the area, in Tomintoul, Scotland, on Sept. 13, 2023. (AP)

King Charles III Won’t Be out and About Much Over the Next Six Weeks Amid Election Campaign 

King Charles III won’t be out and about much over the next six weeks — and it’s not because of his ongoing cancer treatments. Shortly after UK Prime Minister…

Varieties Hong Kong has more than 550 buildings that are at least 150 meters (492 feet) tall. Dale DE LA REY / AFP

Soaring Towers Shape Hong Kong's Urban Landscape

Home to some of the world's densest living districts and tallest skyscrapers, Hong Kong has for decades mesmerized locals and visitors alike with its famed…

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Varieties Gliese 12 b's distance of 40 lights years away means it is too far away to experience more closely (NASA)

Earth-like Planet Discovered by Researchers

Scientists at the University of Warwick say they have been part of an international team to discover a new new habitable Earth-sized planet. Working with…

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