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Arab World Armed Houthi followers ride on the back of a pick-up truck during a parade in solidarity with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and to show support to Houthi strikes on ships in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, in Sanaa, Yemen January 29, 2024. (Reuters)

Yemen’s Houthis Hit Container Vessel in Gulf of Aden with Missile, US CENTCOM Says 

One of two anti-ship ballistic missiles fired by Yemen's Houthi militias at the container vessel M/V MSC SKY II in the Gulf of Aden hit the ship and caused …

World Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi holds a press conference on the opening day of a quarterly meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors in Vienna, Austria, March 4, 2024. REUTERS/Lisa Leutner

West Avoids Seriously Confronting Iran as IAEA Meets

A quarterly meeting of the UN nuclear watchdog's main policy-making body began on Monday with Western powers again choosing not to seriously confront Iran over…

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World FILE - First lady Jill Biden accepts the award for best song for social change on behalf of Shervin Hajipour for "Baraye" at the 65th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 5, 2023, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

US Condemns Sentencing of Iranian Singer Shervin Hajipour

The United States on Monday condemned the sentencing of an Iranian singer who won a Grammy award in 2023 for a song that became an anthem for mass Iranian…

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Gulf Displaced Palestinians walk around in an UNRWA school housing displaced Palestinians, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on March 4, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Hamas movement. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia Rejects Attempts to Undermine UNRWA in Gaza 

Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the United Nations Abdulaziz Al-Wasel said on Monday that the Kingdom rejects attempts to undermine the role of the…

Diplomatic Push for Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Intensifies

Arab World Smoke and explosion following Israeli bombardment inside the Gaza Strip, as seen from southern Israel, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Diplomatic Push for Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Intensifies

International mediators and Hamas delegates were in Cairo Tuesday for talks to try to secure a pause in the war in Gaza ahead of the start of the Muslim holy…

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Arab World Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri shakes hands with US envoy Amos Hochstein in Beirut, Lebanon March 4, 2024. (Reuters)

US Senior Envoy in Beirut Says Gaza Truce May Not Necessarily Lead to Calm on Lebanon-Israel Border

A senior US envoy visiting Beirut Monday said if a truce is reached in the Gaza Strip it would not automatically translate to calm along the volatile Lebanon…

World Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, March 2, 2024, in Richmond, Va. (AP)

Trump Wins Colorado Ballot Disqualification Case at US Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court handed Donald Trump a major victory on Monday, barring states from disqualifying candidates for federal office under a constitutional…

Saudi Students Win Gold, Silver Medals in Gulf Arab Poetry, Story, and Novel Competition

Culture Saudi students won two gold medals and one silver medal in the Poetry, Story, and Novel Competition hosted by Sharjah City. SPA

Saudi Students Win Gold, Silver Medals in Gulf Arab Poetry, Story, and Novel Competition

Saudi male and female students won two gold medals and one silver medal in the Poetry, Story, and Novel Competition hosted by Sharjah City, the United Arab…

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Culture The Jeddah Historic District Program unveiled the findings of the archaeological excavations at Othman bin Affan Mosque as part of the first phase of the Archaeology Project in Historic Jeddah. (SPA)

Othman bin Affan Mosque, a 1200-Year-Old Building in Historic Jeddah

The Jeddah Historic District Program unveiled the findings of the archaeological excavations at Othman bin Affan Mosque as part of the first phase of the…

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Culture The Ministry of Culture will take part in the third edition of LEAP 2024 Tech Conference. (SPA)

Saudi Ministry of Culture to Participate in LEAP 2024

The Ministry of Culture will take part in the third edition of LEAP 2024 Tech Conference, slated to be held from March 4 to 7, at the Riyadh Exhibition and…

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Culture The Saudi Post (SPL) issued on Sunday a commemorative stamp to mark Diriyah Season 2023-24. (Saudi Post)

Saudi Post Issues Stamp to Mark Diriyah Season

The Saudi Post (SPL) issued on Sunday a commemorative stamp to mark Diriyah Season 2023-24. The stamp, called “Entertain Your Cultural Curiosity, was…

Culture The Gharameel nature reserve is a stunning expanse of desert wilderness renowned for its unique biodiversity (SPA)

Tourists Flock to AlUla's Gharameel Reserve for Endangered Species

Located 60 kilometers north of AlUla city, northwestern Saudi Arabia, the Gharameel reserve is a stunning expanse of desert wilderness renowned for its unique…

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Ten Hag Says Gap Between Man Utd and Man City ‘Not That Big’ 

Sports Manager of Manchester United, Erik ten Hag (L) gestures as manager of Manchester City Josep Guardiola (R) looks on during the English Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United, in Manchester, Britain, 03 March 2024. (EPA)

Ten Hag Says Gap Between Man Utd and Man City ‘Not That Big’ 

Manchester United fell 18 points behind Manchester City following their 3-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday but United manager Erik ten Hag said there…


Sports Football - Premier League - Brentford v Chelsea - Brentford Community Stadium, London, Britain - March 2, 2024 Brentford's Yoane Wissa scores their second goal. (Reuters)

African Players in Europe: Wissa Wonder Goal for Brentford 

A stunning goal by Democratic Republic of Congo forward Yoane Wissa helped Premier League strugglers Brentford draw 2-2 with Chelsea in a London derby at the…

Sports Rafael Nadal speaks onstage during The Netflix Slam media availability event at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on March 02, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images/AFP)

Rafael Nadal Shows No Sign of Problems with Injured Hip in Exhibition Loss to Carlos Alcaraz 

There has been plenty of mystery around Rafael Nadal and his health because he has played just 12 official matches since the 2022 US Open. The 22-time…

Sports Formula One F1 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain - March 2, 2024 Red Bull team principal Christian Horner in the garage during the race. (Reuters)

Jos Verstappen: Red Bull F1 Team Will ‘Explode’ if Christian Horner Stays as Team Principal 

The Red Bull Formula 1 team will “explode” if Christian Horner stays on as team principal, according to Jos Verstappen, the father of three-time champion Max…

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Hasnaa Al-Najm Clinches Double Gold for Saudi Arabia at Dubai 2024 Para Powerlifting World Cup

Paralympic powerlifter Hasnaa Al-Najm clinched two gold medals in the Women's up to 73kg category at the 2024 Para Powerlifting World Cup in Dubai, United Arab…

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Berger's Stolen Ferrari Recovered Almost 3 Decades Later

Varieties This undated photo provided by the Metropolitan Police on March 2, 2024 shows a Ferrari stolen from former Formula One driver Gerhard Berger 28 years ago which has been recovered. (Metropolitan Police via AP)

Berger's Stolen Ferrari Recovered Almost 3 Decades Later

A Ferrari Testarossa sports car stolen from Austrian Formula One driver Gerhard Berger during the 1995 San Marino Grand Prix weekend has been recovered by…

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Varieties The agreements were signed on the first day of the LEAP 2024 exhibition in Riyadh. (SPA)

Saudi Ministry of Media Signs 4 Agreements with Global Entities at LEAP 24

The Saudi Ministry of Media signed on Monday several agreements and memoranda of understanding with local and international companies and entities, in the…

Varieties A man sits on the edge of Hoan Kiem lake in Hanoi on March 4, 2024. (AFP)

Vietnamese Capital Hanoi Tops List of Most Polluted Cities 

The streets of Vietnam's capital city Hanoi were enveloped in thick smog on Monday which dramatically reduced visibility due to air pollution caused by high…

Varieties In this photo released by Galapagos National, La Cumbre volcano erupts a the Fernandina Island, in Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Sunday, March 3, 2024. (Galapagos National Park via AP)

Volcano on Uninhabited Galapagos Island Erupts, Sends Lava Flowing to Sea 

A volcano on an uninhabited island in the Galapagos has begun erupting, lighting up the nighttime sky as lava tumbled down its sides toward the sea. The…

Varieties The Human Resources Ministry implements Saudization’s second phase of licensed aviation professions. (SPA)

Human Resources Ministry Implements Saudization’s 2nd Phase of Licensed Aviation Professions

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, in partnership with the Ministry of Transport and Logistic Services, announced the implementation of…

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