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Arab World Al-Burhan received the credentials of the Iranian ambassador (Sovereignty Council website)

Sudan, Iran Exchange Ambassadors after 8-Year Rupture

The head of the Sovereignty Council, Commander of the Sudanese Army, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, received, on Sunday, the credentials of Hassan Shah, the new…

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Arab World The fire continues for the second day in fuel reservoirs in the Yemeni port of Hodeidah (AFP)

Houthi Leader ‘Pleased’ with Confrontation with Israel, Vows More Escalation

Houthi Leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi expressed his happiness on Monday at the direct confrontation with Tel Aviv, as the huge fire resulting from the Israeli…

Ali Rabih (Aden)
Arab World Palestinians walk on the rubble of buildings destroyed in previous Israeli bombardment, between two pools of stagnant water in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on July 19, 2024, as the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas continues. (Photo by Bashar TALEB / AFP)

Israel Orders Evacuation of Part of Gaza Humanitarian Zone

The Israeli military on Monday ordered the evacuation of part of an area in the Gaza Strip it has designated a humanitarian zone. The military said it is…

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Features FILE - President Joe Biden speaks at a news conference July 11, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Biden's Withdrawal Injects Uncertainty Into Wars, Trade Disputes and Other Foreign Policy Challenges

Joe Biden's withdrawal from the US presidential race injects greater uncertainty into the world at a time when Western leaders are grappling with wars in…

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Biden Ends Failing Reelection Campaign, Backs Harris as Nominee

World US President Joe Biden looks down as he participates in the first presidential debate of the 2024 elections with former US President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at CNN's studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 27, 2024. (AFP)

Biden Ends Failing Reelection Campaign, Backs Harris as Nominee

US President Joe Biden abandoned his floundering reelection bid on Sunday under growing pressure from his fellow Democrats and endorsed Vice President Kamala…

World  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers remarks at a Chief of the Defense Staff change of command ceremony between Gen. Wayne Eyre and Gen. Jennie Carignan at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, on Thursday, July 18, 2024. (The Canadian Press via AP)

Foreign Leaders React to Biden Ending Reelection Campaign

Following are some reactions from foreign leaders and officials to US President Joe Biden's decision on Sunday to end his campaign to seek reelection in…

Gulf Thick smoke billows from a raging fire at oil storage tanks a day after Israeli strikes on the port of Yemen's Houthi-held city of Hodeidah on July 21, 2024. (AFP)

GCC Expresses Deep Concern over Escalation in the Region

Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jassim Mohammed Al-Budaiwi expressed on Sunday his deep concern over the military escalation in Yemen…

‘Compass’ Program Aims to Preserve History of Red Sea and Saudi Arabia’s Western Region

Culture The move is part of a larger regional documentation program to explore innovative ideas and boost cognitive and cultural content about the diversity of the Red Sea. (SPA)

‘Compass’ Program Aims to Preserve History of Red Sea and Saudi Arabia’s Western Region

The Center for the History of the Red Sea and the West of Saudi Arabia, affiliated with the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah),…

Culture Located next to Jabal Al-Nour, one of Makkah’s most famous landmarks, the district opens its doors daily to visitors from around the world  - SPA

Hira Cultural District Launches ‘Summer of Hira’ Events

The Hira Cultural District on Saturday launched the activities of “Summer of Hira,” which will run until Saturday, August 8th. The events, designed to cater…

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Culture Stonehenge has been a bone of contention between the British government and UNESCO - AFP

Tense Talks as UNESCO Mulls Heritage Sites at Risk

Tensions are simmering ahead of summer talks on which UNESCO World Heritage sites are deemed to be endangered, with countries battling against featuring on the…

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Culture Mawhiba signs a significant partnership agreement with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) aimed at fostering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education across Arab countries. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia's Mawhiba Signs Strategic Partnership with UNESCO to Foster STEM Education in Arab States

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz and his Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity “Mawhiba” signed on Friday a significant partnership agreement with…

Culture The CEO of the Saudi Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission met in Riyadh on Thursday with the EU Ambassador to the Kingdom. SPA

Saudi Arabia, EU Discuss Cultural Relations

The CEO of the Saudi Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission (LPTC), Mohammed Hasan Alwan, met Thursday with European Union Ambassador to the Kingdom…

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Iconic Sites Hosting Paris Olympics Events

Sports France's paralympian cyclist Florian Jouanny poses at the Bir-Hakeim Bridge ahead of the Paris Olympics and Paralympics. Joël SAGET / AFP

Iconic Sites Hosting Paris Olympics Events

The Paris Olympics have been designed to showcase the City of Light in all its splendor, with events taking place at iconic locations. AFP looks at five sites…

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Sports FILE PHOTO: Paris 2024 Olympics - Paris, France - July 21, 2024 A police officer and a sniffer dog inspect a swimming pool area ahead of the Olympics REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo

Paris Hopes Security Won't Spoil the Party at 2024 Olympics Opening

Paris makes final preparations for the Summer Olympics, the grand opening ceremony along the river Seine on Friday has created an unprecedented security…

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Sports  McLaren's Australian driver Oscar Piastri (R) is congratulated by McLaren's British driver Lando Norris on the podium after the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring race track in Mogyorod near Budapest on July 21, 2024. (AFP)

Piastri Wins First F1 Race after Norris Obeys Team Orders in 1-2 for McLaren at Hungarian GP

Australian driver Oscar Piastri won his first Formula One race after teammate Lando Norris handed him back the lead to complete a McLaren one-two at the…

Sports The Saudi team's path to the world championship was sealed with a victory over Oman. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia Qualifies for 2025 Junior World Handball Championship

The Saudi junior handball team secured qualification for the 2025 edition of the Men's Junior World Championship in Poland after their victory in the 18th…

Sports Basketball - USA Basketball Showcase - United States v Serbia - Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - July 17, 2024 LeBron James of the U.S. in action REUTERS/Rula Rouhana/File Photo Purchase Licensing Rights

South Sudan Give US Huge Scare in Olympic Basketball Warm-up

South Sudan's basketball team came close to stunning the United States' collection of NBA superstars on Saturday before losing 101-100 in an Olympic Games warm…

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Saudi Team Wins 6 Awards at 2024 International Mathematical Olympiad in UK

Varieties Saudi Team Wins 6 Awards at 2024 International Mathematical Olympiad in UK

Saudi Team Wins 6 Awards at 2024 International Mathematical Olympiad in UK

Under the auspices of the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity "Mawhiba" and the Ministry of Education, the Saudi…

Varieties Riyadh hosts the 56th edition of the International Chemistry Olympiad 2024 (IChO 2024) from July 21 to 30. (SPA)

Riyadh Hosts International Chemistry Olympiad 2024

Riyadh hosts the 56th edition of the International Chemistry Olympiad 2024 (IChO 2024) from July 21 to 30, the Saudi Press Agency said on Sunday. The event is…

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Varieties FILE PHOTO: Tourists and residents drink on a street in Gracia neighborhood during a heatwave of the summer, in Barcelona, Spain August 19, 2023. REUTERS/Bruna Casas//File Photo

Barcelona Will Raise Tourist Tax for Cruise Passengers

Barcelona will raise the tourist tax for cruise passengers visiting the city for less than 12 hours, the mayor said in an interview published on Sunday. Jaume…

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Varieties The Sleeping Beauty Castle is pictured at dusk at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, US, July 24, 2021. Picture taken July 24, 2021. (Reuters)

Disneyland Workers Authorize Potential Strike ahead of Continued Contract Negotiations

Thousands of workers at Disney's theme park and resort properties in California voted late Friday to authorize a potential strike, as contract negotiations…

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Varieties FILE PHOTO: A man types on a computer keyboard in front of the displayed cyber code in this illustration picture taken on March 1, 2017.REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo

How a Faulty CrowdStike Update Crashed Computers around the World

Airlines, banks, hospitals and other risk-averse organizations around the world chose cybersecurity company CrowdStrike to protect their computer systems from…

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