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Arab World  A Libyan flag is seen outside an oil refinery in Zawiya on Sept. 23, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)

Report: One Killed, Six Injured in Clashes in Western Libyan City

At least one person was killed and six injured when fierce clashes broke out on Saturday in the city of Zawiya in western Libya, prompting calls for a…

Arab World Youths gather with jerrycans to fill up water from a tanker truck in the yard of a school of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), housing Palestinians displaced by the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas, in Jabalia in the north of the Palestinian territory on May 14, 2024. (AFP)

Austria to Unblock Funds for UN Palestinian Relief Organization

Austria will release funds to the UN's Palestinian relief organization UNRWA that were blocked after allegations agency staff were involved in the Oct. 7…

World Activists are worried by the surge in executions in Iran. (AFP)

Iran Hangs Two Women as Surge in Executions Intensifies, Says NGO

Iran on Saturday hanged at least seven people, including two women, while a member of its Jewish minority is at imminent risk of execution as Tehran further…

Arab World Maryam Kamalmaz holds a photo of her father with some of his 14 grandchildren in Grand Prairie, Texas, Jan. 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

US Intelligence Suggests American Who Vanished in Syria in 2017 Has Died, Daughter Says

US officials have developed specific and highly credible intelligence suggesting that an American citizen who disappeared seven years ago while traveling in…

Dozens Killed and Wounded as Israeli Forces Thrust Deeper in Gaza’s Jabalia and Rafah

Arab World  Children stand near a crater caused by Israeli bombardment in a street in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on May 18, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement. (AFP)

Dozens Killed and Wounded as Israeli Forces Thrust Deeper in Gaza’s Jabalia and Rafah

Israeli troops and tanks pushed on Saturday into parts of a congested northern Gaza Strip district that they had previously skirted in the more than seven…

World A photo released by the official North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows a test fire of a tactical ballistic missile at an undisclosed location, North Korea, 17 May 2024 (issued 18 May 2024). (EPA/KCNA)

North Korea Confirms Missile Launch, Vows Bolstered Nuclear Force

North Korea has test-fired a tactical ballistic missile equipped with a "new autonomous navigation system", state media said Saturday, with leader Kim Jong Un…

World Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks to guests at the annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner hosted by the Minnesota Republican party on May 17, 2024 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Getty Images via AFP)

Trump Campaigns in Minnesota, Predicting He Will Win the Traditionally Democratic State in November

Former President Donald Trump used a day off from his hush money trial Friday to headline a Republican fundraiser in Minnesota, a traditionally Democratic…

Mali's Historic City of Djenné Mourns Lack of Visitors

Culture FILE- The world's largest mud-brick building, the Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali, awaits its annual replastering, Friday, May 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Moustapha Diallo, File)ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mali's Historic City of Djenné Mourns Lack of Visitors

Kola Bah used to earn a living as a tour guide in Mali's historic city of Djenné, known for the sprawling mud-brick mosque that has been on the UNESCO World…

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Culture A freshly prepared butter chicken dish is placed on a table inside the Moti Mahal Delux restaurant in New Delhi, India, January 23, 2024. (Reuters) 

India’s Butter Chicken Battle Heats up With New Court Evidence 

With new photographic and video evidence, an Indian court battle over the origins of the world famous butter chicken is set to get spicier. Two Indian…

Culture President of the Maldives and his accompanying delegation paid a visit to the Hira Cultural District in Makkah. SPA

Maldives President Visits Hira Cultural District

President of the Maldives Dr. Mohamed Muizzu and his accompanying delegation paid a visit to the Hira Cultural District in Makkah on Wednesday and toured the…

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Culture The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is pictured at the Louvre museum in Paris, France June 7, 2023. (Reuters)

Mona Lisa’s Mysterious Background Decrypted by Art-Loving Geologist 

Over 500 years after Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, an academic believes she has unraveled the mystery about the backdrop to one of the world's most…

Culture The nationwide grant program, which was launched in 2023, is a key initiative of the Ministry of Culture. WAM

Emiratis Invited to Apply for 2nd National Grant Program for Culture and Creativity

The Ministry of Culture has announced that it was accepting applications for the second cycle of the National Grant Program for Culture and Creativity (NGPCC)…

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Klopp Declares Himself ‘Super Happy’ with His Liverpool Legacy

Sports Liverpool's German manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after his team victory at the end of the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on December 20, 2023. (AFP)

Klopp Declares Himself ‘Super Happy’ with His Liverpool Legacy

Outgoing manager Juergen Klopp's nine-year spell at Liverpool may have included some big near-misses, but the German manager said he has no regrets for the…

Sports Bayer Leverkusen's Spanish head coach Xabi Alonso celebrates with the Bundesliga trophy after the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Augsburg in Leverkusen, western Germany on May 18, 2024. (AFP)

Bayer Leverkusen Completes Unprecedented Unbeaten Bundesliga Season, Cologne Relegated

League champion Bayer Leverkusen became the first team to complete a Bundesliga season undefeated on Saturday. Early goals from Victor Boniface and Robert…

Sports Alexander Zverev of Germany looks on during his men's singles semi final match against Alejandro Tabilo of Chile (not pictured) at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Italy, 17 May 2024. (EPA)

Zverev to Face Jarry in the Italian Open Final after a Comeback Win over Tabilo

For about an hour, Alexander Zverev had no answer to the rocket-like forehands and perfectly placed drop shots that Alejandro Tabilo kept producing on Rome’s…

Sports Mohamed Elneny. (AFP)

Egypt’s Elneny to Leave Arsenal after Eight Years

Midfielder Mohamed Elneny will leave Arsenal at the end of the season after eight years at the Premier League club, the Egypt international said on Friday. …

Sports Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Arsenal - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - May 12, 2024 Arsenal's William Saliba and Gabriel celebrate after the match REUTERS/Carl Recine

Arsenal Must Not Get 'Too Emotional' on Final Day, Says Odegaard

Arsenal players must not let their emotions get the better of them as they chase the Premier League title into the final day of the season, captain Martin…

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Parts of Northern India Scorched by Extreme Heat with New Delhi on High Alert

Varieties  A roadside vendor sells iced lemonade in New Delhi, India, Saturday, May 18, 2024. (AP)

Parts of Northern India Scorched by Extreme Heat with New Delhi on High Alert

Parts of northwest India sweltered under scorching temperatures on Saturday, with the capital New Delhi under a severe weather alert as extreme temperatures…

Varieties Auroras may be pretty, but the solar storms that cause them can cause serious havoc on Earth, scientists have warned. Sanka Vidanagama / AFP/File

'Danger Behind the Beauty': More Solar Storms Could Be Heading our Way

Tourists normally have to pay big money and brave cold climates for a chance to see an aurora, but last weekend many people around the world simply had to look…

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Varieties This photo provided by Vermont State University shows Max the Cat stands in front of Woodruff Hall at Vermont State University Castleton on Oct. 12, 2023 in Castleton, Vt. (Rob Franklin/Vermont State University via AP)

A College Puts the ‘Cat’ into ‘Education’ by Giving Max an Honorary ‘Doctor of Litter-ature’ Degree

A Vermont university has bestowed the honorary degree of “doctor of litter-ature” on Max the cat, a beloved member of its community, ahead of students'…

Varieties The local chief medical examiner determined that Harris died of cardiac arrest after ingesting a food with a large amount of a chili pepper extract called capsaicin, said the autopsy report. (Illustrative - Getty Images)

US Teen Died After Doing Spicy Chip Challenge

A US teenager died of cardiac arrest after taking part in a social media challenge daring people to eat a single extremely hot tortilla chip, an autopsy…

Varieties A tawny owl. (Getty Images)

British Woman Becomes ‘Star’ for Saving Starving Owl

A woman has become an unlikely social media star in her Cornish village - all thanks to a family of tawny owls, reported the BBC on Friday. Diane Knight had…