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Business US and Saudi national flags fly over a main road in Riyadh in 2017. (AFP file photo)

Riyadh, Washington Bolster Strategic Space Partnership

The Saudi Space Agency said in a press release that Saudi Arabia and the United States signed on Tuesday a strategic cooperation agreement focused on the…

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Arab World Palestinians inspect at the site of an Israeli strike on a house, amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, in the central Gaza Strip, July 16, 2024. REUTERS/Ramadan Abed

Israel Bombs Gaza after US Criticizes High Civilian Toll

Israel renewed its bombardment of the Gaza Strip Tuesday, after the United States renewed its criticism of its ally over the high civilian casualty toll of the…

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World Policemen stand guard along a barricaded street near an army cantonment, a day after it was attacked by a militant suicide squad in Bannu on July 16, 2024. (Photo by Karim ULLAH / AFP)

Pakistan: 8 Soldiers Killed in Militant Attack on Base

Militants attacked a military base in northwestern Pakistan, killing eight security personnel, the military said on Tuesday, after a suicide bomber rammed a…

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Varieties ​​​​​​​ It's located at the Sea of Tranquility, just 250 miles (400 kilometers) from Apollo 11's landing site. - The AP

Scientists Find Cave on the Moon that Could be Used to Shelter Future Explorers

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago, and suspect there are hundreds more that…

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Cheering GOP Delegates Nominate Trump for President as He Announces Vance as Running Mate

World People hold makeshift signs for Republican presidential nominee and former US President Donald Trump and Republican vice presidential nominee J.D. Vance on Day 1 of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US, July 15, 2024. (Reuters)

Cheering GOP Delegates Nominate Trump for President as He Announces Vance as Running Mate

Cheering GOP delegates formally nominated Donald Trump for president at Monday’s Republican National Convention kickoff, less than two days after an…


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Four Killed by Gunfire Near Mosque in Oman

Four people were killed and several wounded by gunfire in the vicinity of a mosque in Oman, the Omani police said on Tuesday. "All security measures and…

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Arab World FILE PHOTO: Greek-flagged bulk cargo vessel Sea Champion is docked to the port of Aden, Yemen to which it arrived after being attacked in the Red Sea, February 21, 2024. REUTERS/Fawaz Salman/File Photo

Two Attacks by Yemen's Houthis Strike Ships in Red Sea

Two attacks by Yemen’s Houthi militias targeted ships in the Red Sea on Monday. Three small Houthi vessels, two of which were crewed and another uncrewed,…

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Dubai Culture, Khalifa University Sign MoU to Support Scientific Research on Archaeological Excavations

Culture The MoU stipulates support for ongoing excavation works through the use of remote sensing satellite technology. WAM

Dubai Culture, Khalifa University Sign MoU to Support Scientific Research on Archaeological Excavations

Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Khalifa University of Science and Technology aimed at…

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Culture A woman holds a key symbolizing the homes left by Palestinians in 1948, during a rally along the border east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on May 1, 2023 marking the 75th anniversary of the Nakba. (AFP)

As Gaza War Rages, Palestinian Culture Stifled in Israel

Comedian Ayman Nahas said he has kept a "low profile" since October 7, fearing reprisals as an Arab artist in Israel while the country wages war in the Gaza…

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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…

Spain Players’ Euro 2024 Celebration Song Pushes Gibraltar Soccer Body to Weigh Complaint to UEFA

Sports File: Spain’s Alvaro Morata holds the trophy as he celebrates with his teammates after winning the final match between Spain and England at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, July 14, 2024. Spain won 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Spain Players’ Euro 2024 Celebration Song Pushes Gibraltar Soccer Body to Weigh Complaint to UEFA

Gibraltar’s soccer federation said Tuesday it is taking legal advice about Spain players’ “extremely provocative and insulting” chants at a welcome home party…

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Sports Spain's Rafael Nadal (R) and Norway's Casper Ruud were wild card entries in Bastad - AFP

Nadal Returns to Competition With Bastad Doubles Win

Rafael Nadal returned to competition for the first time since his early French Open exit on Monday teaming up with Casper Ruud for a doubles win in Bastad. It…

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Sports England's manager Gareth Southgate walks past the trophy at the end of the final match between Spain and England at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, July 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Southgate Leaving Role as England Boss after Euros Final Defeat

Gareth Southgate announced on Tuesday he is leaving his role as England manager after they lost to Spain in the European Championship final. Southgate took…

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Sports Carlos Alcaraz of Spain holds his trophy as he stands with Novak Djokovic of Serbia after winning the men's singles final at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Sunday, July 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Olympic Tennis Players Return to Red Clay of Paris' Roland Garros

The competition surface doesn’t change for most Olympic sports. A pool’s a pool. A track’s a track. A wrestling mat’s a mat. And so on. Tennis? That’s a whole…

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Sports Jock Landale scored 20 for Australia, which got 17 from Josh Giddey and 14 from Dyson Daniels, The AP reported. The AP

US Men's Basketball Team Builds Gig Lead then Holds off Australia for 98-92 win in Olympics Tuneup

There was a lot for the US Olympic team to like on Monday. And a lot not to like. Anthony Davis scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Tyrese Haliburton…

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New Murabba Development Company Reveals Design of New Riyadh Stadium

Varieties The stadium will be a central pillar of "New Murabba" the transformative downtown destination in Riyadh City. - SPA

New Murabba Development Company Reveals Design of New Riyadh Stadium

New Murabba Development Company unveiled on Tuesday the design of New Murabba Stadium, an architectural marvel with a capacity of over 45,000, SPA reported…

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Varieties A handout photo taken on July 5, 2024 and received on July 16 from the New Zealand Department of Conservation shows rangers Jim Fyfe (L) and Tumai Cassidy walking beside what appears to be the carcass of a rare spade-toothed whale after it was discovered washed ashore on a beach near Taieri Mouth in New Zealand's southern Otago province. (Photo by Handout / New Zealand Department of Conservation / AFP)

World's Rarest Whale Washes Up on New Zealand Beach

The body of a spade-toothed whale -- a species so rare it has never been seen alive -- appears to have washed up on a New Zealand beach, scientists say. The…

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Varieties (FILES) The view from the Grand View Point Outlook in the Canyonlands National Park near Moab, Utah on April 24, 2018. (Photo by Mark Ralston / AFP)

3 Hikers Die in Utah Parks as Temperatures Hit Triple Digits

Three hikers died over the weekend in suspected heat-related cases at state and national parks in Utah, including a father and daughter who got lost on a…

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Varieties ​​​​​​​ It's located at the Sea of Tranquility, just 250 miles (400 kilometers) from Apollo 11's landing site. - The AP

Scientists Find Cave on the Moon that Could be Used to Shelter Future Explorers

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago, and suspect there are hundreds more that…

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Varieties Giant male panda Xiao Liwu eats a meal of bamboo before being repatriated to China with his mother Bai Yun, bringing an end to a 23-year-long panda research program in San Diego, California, US, April 18, 2019. Picture taken April 18, 2019. (Reuters)

A Giant Panda Gives Birth to Cub in a Dutch Zoo

A giant panda has given birth to a cub at a Dutch zoo, in a boost to the captive population of the vulnerable mammals. Ouwehands Dierenpark announced Friday…

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