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Features Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of Aerospace Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu tour an Iranian missile and drone display on September 20. (IRNA)

Iran Sends Russia Hundreds of Ballistic Missiles, Sources Say

Iran has provided Russia with a large number of powerful surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, six sources told Reuters, deepening the military cooperation…

Arab World  An Israeli tank fires into the Gaza Strip from Israel, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, as seen from Israel, February 21, 2024. (Reuters)

Israeli War Cabinet Member Gantz Says ‘Promising Early Signs’ on New Hostage Deal

Israeli war cabinet member Benny Gantz said on Wednesday there were "promising early signs of progress" on a new deal to release hostages from Gaza amid…

Arab World Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the voting session for the impeachment of Hadash-Ta’al party MP Ofer Cassif in Jerusalem, 19 February 2024. (EPA)

Israeli Parliament Backs Netanyahu’s Rejection of ‘Unilateral’ Recognition of Palestinian State

Israeli lawmakers voted on Wednesday to back Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rejection of any "unilateral" recognition of a Palestinian state as…

Arab World Smoke billows from the site of an Israeli airstrike on the southern Lebanese village of Khiam near the border with Israel on February 21, 2024, amid ongoing cross-border tensions as fighting continues between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza. (AFP)

Israeli Strike Kills Woman and Child in South Lebanon

An Israeli air strike killed a woman and a child in south Lebanon on Wednesday, sources in Lebanon said, days after Hezbollah said it would inflict a price on…

Zebari to Asharq Al-Awsat : Iraq's Sunnis Feel Marginalized, Security Agencies Compromised

Interviews Former Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak (Getty Images)

Zebari to Asharq Al-Awsat : Iraq's Sunnis Feel Marginalized, Security Agencies Compromised

Hoshyar Zebari, Iraq’s ex-Foreign Minister, was deeply involved in key domestic and international matters. In a recent interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, he…

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Gulf OIC regrets UN Security Council’s failure to adopt resolution on Gaza. (SPA)

OIC Regrets UN Security Council’s Failure to Adopt Resolution on Gaza

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed deep regret over the UN Security Council’s failure to adopt the draft resolution to end the brutal…

Asharq Al Awsat
Arab World Workers and people stand near a damaged building after, according to Syrian state media reports, several Israeli missiles hit a residential building in the Kafr Sousa district, Damascus, Syria  February 21, 2024. REUTERS/Firas Makdesi

Israeli Airstrike Kills Two People in Damascus, Says Syrian TV

An Israeli airstrike hit a residential building in the Kafr Sousa district in Syria's capital Damascus on Wednesday, killing two people, Syrian state media and…

Asharq Al Awsat

Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale Opens Under Theme ‘After Rain’

Culture The Saudi Ministry of Culture inaugurated the third edition of the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of the South – Bienalsur – at Saudi Arabia Museum of Contemporary Art at Jax (SAMoCA) (Marco Cappellletti)

Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale Opens Under Theme ‘After Rain’

The Diriyah Biennale Foundation inaugurated on Monday the second edition of Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale, held under the theme “After Rain”, showcasing…

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Culture The Aswan International Festival of Art and Culture. (Aswan Governorate)

Aswan Hosts 11th Edition of International Festival of Art and Culture

The city of Aswan has launched the 11th edition of the Aswan International Festival of Art and Culture, in a morning event that hosted 15 folkloric Egyptian,…

Asharq Al Awsat (Cairo)
Culture A landmark is lit up in the colors of the national flag in Diriyah on the occasion of Saudi National Day. (SPA file photo)

Minister of Media Launches 'Saudipedia Platform' at Saudi Media Forum

Minister of Media Salman bin Yousef Al-Dosari launched in Riyadh on Monday the digital platform for the Saudi encyclopedia ( The launch…

Culture A general view of the Eiffel Tower that remains closed to visitors during a strike of the staff in Paris, France, 19 February 2024. (EPA)

Strike at the Eiffel Tower Closes One of the World’s Most Popular Monuments to Visitors

Visitors to the Eiffel Tower were turned away on Monday because of a strike over poor financial management at one of the world’s most-visited sites. A…

Culture “AlUla Future Culture Summit” (FCS) will witness the participation of approximately 150 leaders, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, and artists from around the world during February 25 to 27. (SPA)

AlUla Summit to Discuss Future of Global Culture Next Week

“AlUla Future Culture Summit” (FCS) will witness the participation of approximately 150 leaders, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, and artists from around the…

Asharq Al Awsat

Son Apologizes for Bust-up with South Korea Team-Mate Lee 

Sports A woman watches a television screen showing a news broadcast with a picture of Son Heung-min (L) and Lee Kang-in (R), at a railway station in Seoul on February 21, 2024. (AFP)

Son Apologizes for Bust-up with South Korea Team-Mate Lee 

Son Heung-min apologized on Wednesday for his role in a bust-up with South Korea team-mate Lee Kang-in at the Asian Cup and urged fans to forgive the Paris…

Sports Red Bull Racing's team principal Christian Horner crosses the pit lane during the first day of the Formula One pre-season testing at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir on February 21, 2024. (AFP)

Christian Horner with Red Bull Team at Start of F1 Testing in Bahrain Despite Ongoing Investigation 

Team principal Christian Horner was with Red Bull as Formula 1 preseason testing began Wednesday even as he faces an ongoing investigation by the team's parent…

Sports Bayern Munich's head coach Thomas Tuchel gestures before the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and VfB Stuttgart in Munich, Germany, 17 December 2023 (re-issued 21 February 2024). (EPA)

Bayern to Part Ways with Coach Thomas Tuchel at Season End 

Bayern Munich have decided to end their collaboration with coach Thomas Tuchel at the end of the current season despite a contract to 2025, the club said on…

Sports Spain's Carlos Alcaraz (R) and Brazil's Carlos Monteiro (L) greet after Alcaraz abandoned the ATP 500 Rio Open tennis match due to an injury, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on February 20, 2024. (AFP)

Alcaraz Retires Hurt from Rio Open Match Due to Ankle Injury 

Two-time major winner Carlos Alcaraz retired hurt from the Rio Open on Tuesday after two games due to a right ankle injury. The retirement at 1-1 meant…

Sports Football - Premier League - Brentford v Liverpool - Brentford Community Stadium, London, Britain - February 17, 2024 Liverpool's Diogo Jota touches hands with Brentford's Sergio Reguilon as he is stretchered off after sustaining an injury. (Action Images via Reuters)

Jota Out for Months, Says Klopp, as Liverpool’s Injury Crisis Deepens

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota will be missing for months because of injury, manager Jurgen Klopp said on Tuesday. The Portugal international hurt his right…

Pet Dogs Bring Both Joy and Worry to Displaced Gaza Teenager 

Varieties Displaced Palestinian teenager Hassan Abu Saman holds his dog on a beach, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, February 20, 2024. (Reuters)

Pet Dogs Bring Both Joy and Worry to Displaced Gaza Teenager 

Keeping three dogs while living in a tent on a beach in Gaza complicates an already difficult situation, but the smile on teenager Hassan Abu Saman's face when…

Varieties High-performing students from the Tabuk region have been honored by NEOM at a special event held in Chicago, US. (SPA)

NEOM Celebrates Student Excellence and Innovation in Chicago

High-performing students from the Tabuk region, on scholarship at US universities, have been honored by NEOM, the sustainable regional development taking shape…

Asharq Al Awsat
Varieties Britain's Prince William, The Prince of Wales, listens as he visits the British Red Cross at its headquarters in London, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. (AP)

UK's Prince William: ‘Too Many’ Have Been Killed in Gaza Conflict

Britain's Prince William called on Tuesday for an end to the fighting in Gaza, saying the "sheer scale of human suffering" had brought home the need for peace…

Varieties The project will use rainwater harvesting techniques to improve vegetation cover in nine regions across the Kingdom. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia Launches Rainwater Harvesting Project to Rehabilitate 620,000 Hectares of Land

The National Center for Vegetation Development and Combating Desertification (NCVC) launched a major project to rehabilitate 620,000 hectares of degraded land…

Varieties Mark Berkley and Susan Halper Berkley work from home due to COVID-19 restrictions in Maplewood, New Jersey, March 18, 2020. (REUTERS Photo)

Working from Home has Many Benefits, New Study Confirms

Working from home allows people to eat more healthily, feel less stressed and have lower blood pressure, according to a recent study. The study, led by…

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