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Arab World A ship transporting international humanitarian aid is moored at the US-built Trident Pier as Palestinians walk along a main road near Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip on May 21, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Hamas group. (AFP)

Israel Revokes Order to Cut AP Live Gaza Video Feed 

Israel walked back its decision to shut down an Associated Press live video feed of war-torn Gaza on Tuesday, following a protest from the US news agency and…

Arab World Members of the pro-Palestinian community in the neighborhood of Bay Ridge hold a news conference over clashes with police at a weekend Nakba rally and march on May 21, 2024 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Getty Images/AFP)

Report: Norway to Recognize Palestinian State 

Norway's government will announce on Wednesday that the Nordic country recognizes an independent Palestinian state, public broadcaster NRK and daily…

Arab World A truck carries humanitarian aid across Trident Pier, a temporary pier to deliver aid, off the Gaza Strip, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, near the Gaza coast, May 19, 2024. US Army Central/Handout via Reuters

UN Food Agency Warns That New US Sea Route for Gaza Aid May Fail Unless Conditions Improve 

The UN World Food Program said Tuesday the new US $320 million pier project for delivering aid to Gaza may fail unless Israel starts ensuring the conditions…

Arab World Palestinians line up for free food during the ongoing Israeli air and ground offensive on the Gaza Strip in Rafah, Jan. 9, 2024. (AP)

UN Halts All Food Distribution in Rafah Due to Insecurity and After Running Out of Supplies 

The United Nations suspended food distribution in the southern Gaza city of Rafah on Tuesday due to a lack of supplies and an untenable security situation…

Tens of Thousands Gather for Raisi Funeral Procession in Tehran 

World Iranians hold portraits of late President Ebrahim Raisi as they mourn during a funeral processions ceremony in Tehran, Iran, 22 May 2024. (EPA)

Tens of Thousands Gather for Raisi Funeral Procession in Tehran 

Tens of thousands of Iranians flocked to the streets of Tehran Wednesday to join the funeral processions of president Ebrahim Raisi and his entourage, who died…


Gulf Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, chairs the cabinet meeting in Jeddah on Tuesday. (SPA)

Crown Prince Reassures Saudis About King Salman’s Health

Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, assured on Tuesday everybody about the health of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques…

Arab World  Palestinians evacuate Kamal Adwan hospital following an Israeli strike, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21, 2024. (Reuters)

WHO Chief Asks Israel to Ease Curbs on Gaza Medical Aid

The head of the World Health Organization called on Tuesday for Israel to lift restrictions on aid into Gaza saying that the primary pipeline for emergency…

'Perfumes of the East' Exhibition Opens at National Museum in Riyadh

Culture The National Museum in Riyadh inaugurated on Tuesday the Arab World Institute "Perfumes of the East" exhibition. (SPA)

'Perfumes of the East' Exhibition Opens at National Museum in Riyadh

The National Museum in Riyadh inaugurated on Tuesday the Arab World Institute "Perfumes of the East" exhibition, held in its first international stop under the…


Culture Libraries Commission CEO Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Asim (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Houses of Culture’ Redefine Libraries, Enrich Local Communities

The Saudi Culture Ministry’s Libraries Commission opened another “House of Culture” in one of Asir region’s provinces on Sunday, the second to open this month…

Omar al-Badwi (Riyadh)
Culture Demise of Rangelands 'Severely Underestimated', Report Says

Demise of Rangelands 'Severely Underestimated', Report Says

From camel drivers in the Sahara to nomads on the Mongolian steppe, traditional herders the world over rely on earth's wildest open spaces to support an…

Asharq Al Awsat
Culture The Gifted Arabs initiative is organized by the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) in collaboration with ALECSO. (SPA)

ALECSO General Conference Praises Saudi Arabia's 'Gifted Arabs' Initiative 

The Arab League Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) praised on Monday the Gifted Arabs Initiative that has played a significant role in…

Culture This agreement continues the tradition of cultural exchange between the two museums. WAM

Louvre Abu Dhabi, Oman's National Museum Continue Cultural Exchange

Louvre Abu Dhabi and the National Museum of Sultanate of Oman (NM) have signed a new loan agreement, through which two distinguished pieces from Louvre Abu…

Asharq Al Awsat (Abu Dhabi)

Injured Neymar Set to Miss Start of Next Saudi Season 

Sports Neymar. (AP)

Injured Neymar Set to Miss Start of Next Saudi Season 

Neymar is set to miss the start of the next Saudi Pro League season as he recovers from a serious knee injury, Al Hilal's coach said Tuesday. The Brazilian…


Sports The Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) and WTA announced a multi-year partnership that will support their shared ambition to grow women’s professional tennis and inspire more women and girls around the world to take up the game. (PIF)

Saudi PIF, WTA Sign Multi-Year Partnership to Accelerate Growth of Women’s Tennis Globally 

The Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) and WTA announced on Monday a multi-year partnership that will support their shared ambition to grow women’s…

Sports The Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) concludes visit to Athens, Greece - SPA

Saudi Sports for All Federation Delegation Meets with Greek Sports Executives

The Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) concluded a visit to Athens, Greece, from May 7 to 10. The visit focused on exchanging expertise, exploring…

Asharq Al Awsat
Sports Tickets for Whittaker vs. Chimaev at UFC's First Event in Saudi Arabia Now on Sale

Tickets for Whittaker vs. Chimaev at UFC's First Event in Saudi Arabia Now on Sale

The capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, is set to host the first event for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the world's premier mixed martial arts…

Asharq Al Awsat
Sports Saudi National Team Participates in World Youth Weightlifting Championships in Peru

Saudi National Team Participates in World Youth Weightlifting Championships in Peru

The Saudi weightlifting team will participate in the World Youth Weightlifting Championship Under 17, which will be held in Lima, Peru, from May 22-26, 2024…

Asharq Al Awsat

Nepali Reaches Summit of Everest for Record 30th Time 

Varieties Veteran Sherpa guide Kami Rita returning after scaling Mount Everest for the 28th time arrives at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 25, 2023. (AP)

Nepali Reaches Summit of Everest for Record 30th Time 

Nepali climber Kami Rita Sherpa broke his own record Wednesday as the person to have scaled Mount Everest the most times, achieving the milestone 30th ascent…


Varieties Workers install a barrier to block the sight of Japan's Mount Fuji emerging from behind a convenience store to deter badly behaved tourists, in the town of Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi prefecture on May 21, 2024. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Sick of Tourists, Japan Town Blocks View of Mt Fuji

A Japanese town mounted a large mesh barrier at a popular viewing spot for Mount Fuji on Tuesday, to deter photo-taking by an ever-growing number of tourists,…

Asharq Al Awsat
Varieties Photo by SPA

Tourism Authority Launches Saudi Summer Program 2024

The Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) launched the Kingdom's summer program for 2024, in an event held under the patronage of the Minister of Tourism and Chairman…

Asharq Al Awsat
Varieties On World Bee Day, the program revealed that the Kingdom's honey production in the previous year reached 3,120 tons - SPA

'Reef Saudi' Celebrates World Bee Day with Notable Achievements in Saudi Honey Sector

The Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Program "Reef Saudi" has announced significant achievements in supporting the honey sector. Since 2020, the…

Asharq Al Awsat
Varieties Saudi Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley - SPA

Saudi Arabia Participates in the 10th World Water Forum

Saudi Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley said that the world faces significant challenges endangering…

Asharq Al Awsat