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Gulf A placard reading "Free Palestine, end Israel Occupation" is pictured on Parliament square, central London, on June 8, 2024 at the end of "National March for Gaza", calling to "end the genocide" and "stop arming Israel". (AFP)

MWL, GCC Hail ICJ's Advisory Opinion on Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Territories

The Muslim World League (MWL) welcomed the advisory opinion issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding Israel’s policies and practices in the…

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Arab World Smoke rises from a building hit by an Israeli strike in Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip on July 20, 2024. (Photo by Eyad BABA / AFP)

13 Palestinians Killed in Central Gaza Strikes

At least 13 people were killed in three Israeli airstrikes that hit refugee camps in central Gaza overnight into Saturday, according to Palestinians health…

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World DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JULY 20: Travelers wait in a long line to speak with a Delta representative at the help desk in the McNamara terminal at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport on July 20, 2024, in Detroit, Michigan. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Airlines Resume Services after Global IT Crash

Airlines were gradually coming back online Saturday after global carriers, banks and financial institutions were thrown into turmoil by one of the biggest IT…

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Business A Russian national tricolor flag flutters on a tourist boat as another boat passes by along the Moskva river in central Moscow on July 18, 2024. (Photo by Natalia KOLESNIKOVA / AFP)

Russia Hikes Import Tariffs for Consumer Goods from 'Unfriendly Countries'

Russia increased imports tariffs for consumer goods, including candies, biscuits and shampoo, produced in countries that support sanctions against Moscow,…

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Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Territory ‘Illegal’, Says UN Top Court

Arab World The panel of judges, with President Nawaf Salam (C), at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Netherlands, during a non-binding ruling on the legal consequences of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, 19 July 2024. (EPA)

Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Territory ‘Illegal’, Says UN Top Court

The UN's top court, in a sweeping opinion on Friday, said that Israel's decades-long occupation of Palestinian territory was "illegal" and needed to end as…


World Commuters move along the road as Bangladesh soldiers stand guard following a curfew and the deployment of military forces in Dhaka on July 20, 2024. (Photo by Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP)

Despite Curfew, Deaths Mount in Bangladesh Student Protests

Police imposed a strict curfew across Bangladesh and military forces patrolled parts of the capital Saturday to quell further violence after days of clashes…

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World In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a collapsed bridge is seen in Zhashui County in Shangluo City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Saturday, July 20, 2024. (Xinhua via AP)

China's Xi Urges All-out Rescue Efforts after Deadly Highway Bridge Collapse

President Xi Jinping urged all-out rescue efforts after a highway bridge collapse on Friday in Shaanxi province in China's northwest killed 11 people, state…

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Tense Talks as UNESCO Mulls Heritage Sites at Risk

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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Culture The Summer Fruit Season kicked off on Thursday in AlUla Province. (SPA)

AlUla Province Kicks off the Summer Fruit Season

The Summer Fruit Season kicked off on Thursday in AlUla Province, offering a variety of the finest local produce at the farmers' market in Al-Manshiyah Square,…

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Culture This photograph taken on July 9, 2024 shows a shop displaying items said to be from 'luxury' brands at historical Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP)

Fake Luxuries Supplant Tradition in Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

Cut-price branded perfumes and fake high-end handbags line the ornate alleys of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, with traditional merchants saying the luxury…

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France Recalls Contaminated Olympic Water Bottles

Sports Olympic rings are set up at Trocadero plaza that overlooks the Eiffel Tower, a day after the official announcement that the 2024 Summer Olympic Games will be in the French capital, in Paris, France, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. (AP)

France Recalls Contaminated Olympic Water Bottles

French authorities have recalled Olympics-branded water bottles for children containing excessive levels of endocrine disruptor Bisphenol A, a week ahead of…

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Sports FILE outdated photo of members of North Korean women's ice hockey team - AFP

North Korean Athletes Leave for Paris Olympics

North Korean athletes left for the Paris Olympics on Saturday, AFP reporters saw, as they prepared to take part in the summer Games for the first time in eight…

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Sports Wolves striker Hwang Hee-chan celebrates scoring against Luton Town at Molineux Stadium in April 2024 - AFP

South Korea Complains to FIFA Over Racist Abuse of Hwang

South Korea's football association has officially complained to the world body about an alleged racist remark directed at Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Hwang…

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Sports FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - JULY 17: Lionel Messi #10 of Inter Miami looks on prior to a game against Toronto FC at Chase Stadium on July 17, 2024 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Megan Briggs/Getty Images/AFP

Chicago Fire Offer Vouchers for Fans if Messi Doesn't Play for Inter Miami on Aug. 31

The Chicago Fire said Friday that they will offer vouchers for fans if Lionel Messi doesn't play for Inter Miami when the teams meet at Soldier Field on Aug…

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Sports Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning his men's singles first round match against Leo Borg of Sweden during the Nordea Open Tennis tournament in Bastad, Sweden, 16 July 2024. EPA/Adam Ihse

Nadal Advances in Bastad after 4-hour Quarterfinal

Rafael Nadal advanced to his first semifinal in two years after a four-hour quarterfinal at the Nordea Open on Friday. Nadal fought past 36th-ranked Mariano…

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Disneyland Workers Authorize Potential Strike ahead of Continued Contract Negotiations

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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Varieties An aircraft sprays water in an attempt to extinguish a wildfire in the village of Trilofos, near Thessaloniki on July 18, 2024. (Photo by Sakis MITROLIDIS / AFP)

Lightning Strikes Kill Cattle, Start Fires in Greece during Heat Wave

Lightning strikes in northern Greece killed cattle and started fires during a dayslong heat wave affecting most of southern Europe. Several fires were reported…

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Varieties FILE - US Highway 89 is shown near Gardiner, Mo., on July 15, 2020. (Brett French/Billings Gazette via AP)

Man Kills Grizzly Bear in Montana after it Attacks

A 72-year-old man picking huckleberries in Montana shot and killed a grizzly bear after it attacked in a surprise encounter and injured him badly enough that…

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Varieties (FILES) US model Bella Hadid arrives for the screening of the film "L'Amour Ouf" (Beating Hearts) at the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 23, 2024. (Photo by Christophe SIMON / AFP)

Adidas Drops Bella Hadid from Campaign over Gaza Controversy

Adidas said Friday it had dropped vocal pro-Palestinian model Bella Hadid from an advertising campaign for retro sneakers referencing the 1972 Munich Olympics,…

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