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World Members of the United Nations Security Council attend a meeting at UN headquarters in New York, US, October 5, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

UN Approves More Transparent Procedures for People, Entities to Get Off Sanctions Lists

The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved more transparent procedures Friday for the hundreds of individuals, companies and other entities who…

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World 20 July 2024, Australia, Melbourne: People are seen waiting in the International departures terminal at Melbourne Airport. Photo: James Ross/AAP/dpa

Australia Warns of Malicious Websites after Cyber Outage

Australia's cyber intelligence agency said on Saturday that "malicious websites and unofficial code" were being released online claiming to aid recovery from…

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Gulf United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sudan's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan meet in Abu Dhabi on March 11, 2022. (AFP)

Mohamed bin Zayed, Burhan Discuss Means to End Sudan War

United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sudan's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan held telephone talks on Thursday to discuss a…

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World  Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Butler, Pa., on Saturday, July 13, 2024. (AP)

Trump Tells Zelenskiy He Will ‘Bring Peace’, End War in Ukraine

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said in a post on Truth Social he had a "very good call" on Friday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy…

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 President Joe Biden speaks at a news conference on the final day of the NATO summit in Washington, July 11, 2024. (AP)

Biden Fundraisers on Hold, July Donations Plummet, Sources Say

Several of US President Joe Biden's reelection campaign fundraisers are on hold, multiple Democratic sources involved in the events told Reuters on Friday,…

Gulf This photograph shows a general view of the courtroom during a non-binding ruling on the legal consequences of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on July 19, 2024. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia Welcomes ICJ Position on Israel's Policies, Practices in Palestinian Territories

Saudi Arabia welcomed on Saturday the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) advisory opinion on Israel’s policies and practices in the occupied Palestinian…

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

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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Culture A woman poses for a photo with smoke from a fire at the background, during a hot, windy day at Acropolis hill, in Athens, Tuesday, July 16, 2024. Much of Greece was also sweltering in a heat wave due to last until the end of the week, with temperatures in some areas forecast to reach 42 degrees Celsius (over 107 degrees Fahrenheit).(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greece Culture Ministry Shuts Acropolis During the Hottest Part of the Day

Greece’s Culture Ministry ordered the closure of the Acropolis — the country’s biggest cultural attraction — for several hours in the middle of the day…

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

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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Sports FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Euro 2024 - Round of 16 - Germany v Denmark - Dortmund BVB Stadion, Dortmund, Germany - June 29, 2024 Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

Denmark Coach Steps Down Ahead of 2026 World Cup Qualifying

Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand decided to leave the job Friday and not take the team into qualifying for the 2026 World Cup. According to The Associated Press,…

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Sports People carry their bikes up a staircase to get around a security area closed off for the 2024 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Paris. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Paris Police Sealing Off Seine River Ahead of Olympics Opening Ceremony

A special kind of iron curtain came down across central Paris on Thursday, with the beginning of an Olympic anti-terrorism perimeter along the banks of the…

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Sports Spain's Rafael Nadal delivers a press conference after his men's singles match of the ATP Nordea Open tennis tournament against Sweden's Leo Borg in Bastad, Sweden, on July 16, 2024. (Photo by Adam Ihse/TT / TT News Agency / AFP)

Nadal Comes from 4-1 Down in 2nd Set to Beat Norrie, Reach Quarterfinals of Nordea Open

Rafael Nadal recovered from a tumble and a 4-1 deficit in the second set to beat fifth-seeded Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the Nordea Open on…

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Man Kills Grizzly Bear in Montana after it Attacks

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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Varieties Baby loggerhead sea turtles' first challenge in life is a wobbly dash across the sand. KEMAL ASLAN / AFP

Moonlit Scramble across the Sand for Türkiye Booming Baby Turtle Population

The baby loggerhead sea turtles emerged from their eggshells and began their first challenge in life: a wobbly dash across the sand to the moonlit waters of…

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Varieties The accomplishment is part of the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). SPA

AlUla Becomes 1st Destination in Middle East to be Certified by Destinations International

Saudi Arabia’s AlUla has received accreditation from Destinations International, a US-based organization, making it the first destination in the Middle East to…

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Varieties Two Amur tiger cubs, Tochka and Timur, have their first public outing at Cologne Zoo in Cologne, Thursday July 18, 2024. (Thomas Banneyer/dpa via AP)

2 Amur Tiger Cubs Have their 1st Public Outing at German Zoo

Two Amur tiger cubs had their first public outing Thursday at Cologne Zoo in Germany, one of several zoos that have sought to help keep up the numbers of the…

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