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World  Paris 2024 Olympics - Beach Volleyball Training - Eiffel Tower Stadium, Paris, France - July 24, 2024. General view as the Olympic Rings and the Eiffel Tower are seen during training. (Reuters)

French Authorities Foil Several Plots on the 2024 Olympics in Paris

French authorities have foiled several plots to disrupt the 2024 Olympics, officials said Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony of the Summer Games…

Features Smoke is seen as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is intercepted following its launch from Lebanon, amid cross-border hostilities between Hezbollah and Israeli forces, at Kibbutz Eilon in northern Israel, July 23, 2024. (Reuters)

On Lebanon Border, Israel and Hezbollah’s Deadly Game of Patience

In deserted villages and communities near the southern Lebanon border, Israeli troops and Hezbollah fighters have watched each other for months, shifting and…

Arab World Palestinians gather on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha on the Al-Aqsa compound, also known to Jews as the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City June 16, 2024. (Reuters)

Netanyahu Says No Change at Al-Aqsa after Ben-Gvir’s Remarks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday there was no change in policy at a sacred Jerusalem site, after a far-right cabinet minister said…

Technology Analysts have doubts about Elon Musk's notion of relying on subscriptions instead of ads at Twitter Britta Pedersen POOL/AFP/File

Musk Activates Starlink Satellite Internet Service in Gaza Hospital

Elon Musk's Starlink satellite internet service has been activated in a hospital in the Gaza Strip, the SpaceX chief executive said. "Starlink is now…

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Netanyahu’s Visit Sparks Wave of Protests in DC, with All Sides Criticizing the Israeli Leader

World Pro-Palestinian demonstrators gather on the day of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint meeting of Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, July 24, 2024. (Reuters)
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators gather on the day of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to a joint meeting of Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, July 24, 2024. (Reuters)

Netanyahu’s Visit Sparks Wave of Protests in DC, with All Sides Criticizing the Israeli Leader

Hundreds of protesters rallied Wednesday within sight of the Capitol building, denouncing Israel's war in Gaza and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

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World Commuters are seen moving along a road in Dhaka on July 24, 2024, after authorities eased a curfew imposed to contain deadly clashes sparked by student protests over civil service employment quotas. (AFP)

Bangladesh Factories, Banks Reopen as Curfew Is Eased After Protests Taper Off 

Rush-hour traffic returned to the streets of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Wednesday, as a curfew was eased after four days of nationwide shutdown that…

World 24 July 2024, Hamburg: Police officers stand in front of the Islamic Center Hamburg with the Imam Ali Mosque (Blue Mosque) on the Outer Alster during a raid. (dpa)

Germany Bans Group Accused of Iran Links and Hezbollah Support, Carries Out Raids 

The German government on Wednesday banned a Hamburg-based organization accused of promoting the Iranian leadership's ideology and supporting Lebanon's…

UN Agency Rejects Plan to Place Britain’s Stonehenge on List of Heritage Sites in Danger

Culture Sheep graze beside the prehistoric monument at Stonehenge in southern England, on April 26, 2020, closed during the national lockdown due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (AFP)

UN Agency Rejects Plan to Place Britain’s Stonehenge on List of Heritage Sites in Danger

The United Nations’ cultural agency rejected recommendations Wednesday to place Stonehenge on the list of world heritage sites in danger over concerns that…


Culture Photos of bullfighters decorate the walls of the bullring in Choachi, Colombia, Saturday, June 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

Colombian Bullfighters Decry New Ban on Centuries-old Tradition

Sebastián Caqueza says a new law to ban bullfighting in Colombia by 2028 will not dampen his passion for the sport that he has been practicing since has was a…

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Culture The Ministry of Culture brings the Year of the Camel to life at Jeddah Season 2024 - SPA  

Camel Culture Takes Center Stage at Jeddah Season

The Ministry of Culture is bringing the Year of the Camel to life at Jeddah Season 2024, SPA reported. From life-size camel sculptures to interactive displays…

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Culture A presidential security officer stands behind antiquities repatriated from Germany and put on display at the Archeological museum, in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Cyprus Displays Jewelry, Early Christian Icons and Bronze Age Antiquities Once Looted From Island

Cyprus on Monday put on display artifacts — some of them thousands of years old — that were returned after a Turkish art dealer looted them from the ethnically…

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Culture The conference aims to highlight the cultural and civilizational values of camels. SPA

King Saud University Hosts Int’l Conference on 'Camels in Arab Culture'

The Department of Arabic Language and Literature at King Saud University (KSU) will host the fifth International Conference on Camels in Arab Culture on…

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IOC: France Conditionally Confirmed as 2030 Winter Games Hosts

Sports Paris 2024 Olympics - IOC Session 2030 & 2034 Announcements - Le Palais des Congres de Paris, Paris, France - July 24, 2024. French President Emmanuel Macron, Member of Parliament Laurent Wauquiez, President of the region Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Renaud Muselier and David Lappartient, President of the France's Olympic Committee during the IOC Session. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

IOC: France Conditionally Confirmed as 2030 Winter Games Hosts

France was conditionally picked as the host of the 2030 Winter Games on Wednesday and must now deliver key financial guarantees in a timeline to be set by the…

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Sports The last five champions have all been Latin American, largely because of the willingness of Argentina and Brazil to send major stars such as Lionel Messi and Neymar.  (file photo/The AP)

Men’s Olympic Soccer Remains Stuck in the Game’s Second Tier

The Poststadion still stands, about 10 minutes’ walk north-west of Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof. It’s set up for American football these days and this summer it was…

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Sports Eddie Howe directs training at the Adidas training facilities in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Photograph: Serena Taylor/Newcastle United/Getty Images

Eddie Howe Seeks Right ‘Dynamic’ as Newcastle Future Comes Under Question

Appearances can be deceptive and the apparently carefree Howe had much to ponder at a moment when he appears high on the Football Association’s shortlist to…

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Saudi Arabia Presents Bid to Host 2025 Olympic Esports Games

The 142nd session of the International Olympic Committee (142nd IOC Session), held on Tuesday in Paris, reviewed Saudi Arabia's bid to host the inaugural…

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Sports The event will take place in Riyadh on November 13-14 at King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD). (File Photo/AAWSAT)

Riyadh to Host Meeting of International Association of Football Lawyers in November

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) will host the International Association of Football Lawyers (AIAF) 11th annual congress in Riyadh on November 13…

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Construction Begins on King Abdulaziz Park, a Green Riyadh Landmark

Varieties The park will be a verdant oasis north of the capital, bordered by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Road, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Road, Prince Badr bin Abdul Mohsen Road, and Anas bin Malik Road. (SPA)

Construction Begins on King Abdulaziz Park, a Green Riyadh Landmark

Riyadh’s skyline is set to dramatically change as construction kicked off on King Abdulaziz Park, a cornerstone of the ambitious Green Riyadh initiative, said…


Varieties A Cuban fisherman rests in a makeshift raft at sunset in Havana Bay on July 19, 2024. (Photo by YAMIL LAGE / AFP)

World Breaks Hottest Day Record for 2nd Day in a Row

The world again registered its hottest day on record on Monday, July 22, inching past Sunday which had just taken the title, according to preliminary data from…

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Varieties The incident occurred Tuesday near Odiorne Point State Park.  (file photo/The AP)

Whale Surfaces, Capsizes Fishing Boat off New Hampshire Coast

Two occupants of a fishing vessel are safe Tuesday after a whale surfaced under their boat, capsizing it off the New Hampshire shore, according to the US Coast…

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Varieties In this Aug. 17, 2023, file photo, the McDougall Creek wildfire burns in the hills West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. - The AP

Wildfires Threaten Communities in the West

Firefighters in the West are scrambling as new wildfires threaten communities in Oregon, California and Washington, with at least one Oregon fire so large that…

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Varieties Photos and video of the aftermath showed damaged guardrails and boards covered in rock and silt near muddy pools. - The AP

Surprise Blast of Rock, Water and Steam in Yellowstone Sends Dozens Running for Safety

A surprise eruption in Yellowstone National Park shot steam, water and dark-colored rock and dirt high into the sky Tuesday and sent sightseers running for…

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