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At Least 8 Killed in Shootout During Failed Jailbreak in Somalia

Five prisoners and three soldiers were killed Saturday in a failed attempt by some inmates to break out of a prison in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a…

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Arab World Laborers work at a construction site amid high temperatures in Baghdad, Iraq, July 11, 2024. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

ISIS Kills 4 Policemen in Clashes in Eastern Iraq

Four police officers were killed and at least three injured in clashes between Iraqi government forces and ISIS militants in Diyala province in eastern Iraq on…

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World FILE - A North Korean flag flutters in North Korea's village Gijungdong as seen from a South Korea's observation post inside the demilitarized zone in Paju, South Korea during a media tour, March 3, 2023. (Jeon Heon-Kyun/Pool Photo via AP, File)

NKorea Denounces NATO, US as 'Most Serious Threat' to Global Peace

North Korea has denounced a declaration at a recent NATO summit that accused Pyongyang of helping Russia's war against Ukraine, calling the document "illegal,”…

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Varieties FILE - Anant Ambani, left, and Radhika Merchant pose for photographers during their pre-wedding ceremony in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)

Son of Asia's Richest Man Gets Married in the Year's Most Extravagant Wedding

The youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, married his longtime girlfriend early Saturday in what many dubbed the wedding of the year, attended by…

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Netanyahu Says Not Certain that Deif Killed in Israeli Strike in Gaza

Arab World Palestinians inspect the damage at a site hit by an Israeli bombardment on Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Jehad Alshrafi)

Netanyahu Says Not Certain that Deif Killed in Israeli Strike in Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it was still not clear whether Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif and his deputy were killed in an Israeli…

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World TOPSHOT - Former US President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally in Doral, Florida, on July 9, 2024. (Photo by Giorgio Viera / AFP)

Trump to Hold Pennsylvania Rally with Eyes on Running-mate Pick

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally near Pittsburgh in the critical battleground state of Pennsylvania on Saturday, as…

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Yemen Greenlights Measures to Relocate Int’l Organizations’ HQs to Aden

The Yemeni government has adopted a series of measures and facilitations aimed at completing the transfer of international organizations’ headquarters from…

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Ithra Center to Select Arab World's Reader of the Year on Saturday

Culture Ithra Center to Select Arab World's Reader of the Year on Saturday

Ithra Center to Select Arab World's Reader of the Year on Saturday

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) will select the Arab World's Reader of the Year at the closing ceremony of the Iqraa Enrichment Forum on…


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Hartwig Fischer Appointed Founding Director of Museum Specialized in World Cultures in Riyadh

The Saudi Museums Commission announced on Wednesday the appointment of Dr. Hartwig Fischer as the founding director of a museum focused on world cultures, set…

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Culture Several experts, including a scientific team from King Saud University, as well as the citizens of AlUla, participated in the preparation of the study. (SPA)

RCU Reaches 1st Comprehensive Description of Human Settlement Sites During Neolithic Age in NW Saudi Arabia

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) announced that a team of archaeologists has reached the first comprehensive description of human settlements in the…

Culture Employees of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs check the recovered antiquities put on display at the ministry of foreign affairs in Baghdad, Iraq, 08 July 2024. EPA/AHMED JALIL

Iraq Exhibits Ancient Artifacts Returned by US and other Countries

Iraq on Monday exhibited several ancient artifacts that it said had been returned by the United States and other countries, long after they were looted and…

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Culture Cairo Nights zone in the City Walk attracts visitors to Jeddah Season 2024. SPA

Cairo Nights: New Cultural Hub for Jeddah Season 2024

The Cairo Nights zone in the City Walk attracted visitors to Jeddah Season 2024, offering a unique experience that blended heritage, entertainment, and…

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Krejcikova Wins Wimbledon for her 2nd Grand Slam Trophy by Beating Paolini

Sports Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic kisses her trophy after defeating Jasmine Paolini of Italy in the women's singles final at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Krejcikova Wins Wimbledon for her 2nd Grand Slam Trophy by Beating Paolini

Barbora Krejcikova kept insisting that nobody — not her friends, not her family, not even herself — would believe she won Wimbledon for her second Grand Slam…

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Sports Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal, Saudi Minister of Sport and President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic and Paralympic Committee (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Arabia to Host 2025 Olympic Esports Games

Saudi Arabia will host the inaugural Olympic Esports Games in 2025, thanks to a new 12-year partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This…

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Sports The match will take place as part of Riyadh Season 2024 on September 27, 2024, with CAF to announce the venue and kickoff time in due course (File Photo/AAWSAT)

Riyadh Season to Host African Super Cup between Egypt’s Al-Ahly, Zamalek in September

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) Advisor Turki bin Abdulmohsen Al Al-Sheikh announced with Dr. Patrice…

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Sports Spain's Carlos Alcaraz celebrates winning against Russia's Daniil Medvedev during their men's singles semi-final tennis match on the twelfth day of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 12, 2024. (AFP)

Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic Will Meet in the Wimbledon Men’s Final Again

Carlos Alcaraz is only a couple of months past his 21th birthday, and yet this whole Grand Slam success thing is already a bit been-there, done-that for him. …

Sports Uruguay's coach Marcelo Bielsa reacts after his team's 1-0 loss against Colombia in a Copa America semifinal soccer match in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (AP)

Uruguay Coach Bielsa Defends Players after Copa America Brawl

Uruguay coach Marcelo Bielsa on Friday defended his players involved in a clash with Colombian fans after Wednesday's Copa America semi-final, saying "anyone…


Son of Asia's Richest Man Gets Married in the Year's Most Extravagant Wedding

Varieties FILE - Anant Ambani, left, and Radhika Merchant pose for photographers during their pre-wedding ceremony in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)

Son of Asia's Richest Man Gets Married in the Year's Most Extravagant Wedding

The youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, married his longtime girlfriend early Saturday in what many dubbed the wedding of the year, attended by…

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Varieties The river Seine will host the opening ceremony of the summer Paris Olympics. Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP/File

French Sports Minister Swims in Seine ahead of Olympics

French Sports Minister Amelie Oudea Castera took the plunge and swam in the River Seine on Saturday, in a publicity moment that French authorities hope will…

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Varieties Representation photo: Vehicles are carried by ferry across Aransas Pass as Hurricane Beryl moves closer to the Texas coast, Saturday, July 6, 2024, in Port Aransas, Texas. (AP)

World's First Hydrogen-Powered Commercial Ferry to Run on San Francisco Bay, and It's Free to Ride

The world’s first hydrogen-powered commercial passenger ferry will start operating on San Francisco Bay as part of plans to phase out diesel-powered vessels…

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New App for 'River Rangers' Helps Track Pollution

A group of environmental campaigners have created an app to help keep track of pollution levels in local rivers. The idea came from members of the River…

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Varieties City Walk is one of the main areas of the 2024 Jeddah Season - SPA

Jeddah Season's 'City Walk' Area Offers Smart Bracelets to Its Visitors

The City Walk area has introduced smart wristbands for visitors during the 2024 Jeddah season, specifically designed for children, the elderly, and people with…

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