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Gulf Muslim pilgrims walk on the second day of the devil stoning ritual, during the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mina, Saudi Arabia, June 17, 2024. (Reuters)

Saudi Leadership Congratulated on Success of Hajj

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received on Tuesday messages of congratulations from Arab leaders on the success of this year’s…

Gulf Muslims perform the Eid al-Adha morning prayer around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah, on the first day of the holiday marking the end of the Hajj pilgrimage, on June 16, 2024. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia Announces Success of Hajj Season

Saudi Minister of Health Fahd bin Abdul Rahman Al-Jalajel declared on Tuesday the success of this year’s Hajj. He announced the success of health plans for…

World Presidential candidate Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf speaks during a campaign event in Tehran, Iran June 18, 2024. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via Reuters

Iran Presidential Hopefuls Debate Economy Ahead of Election

The six candidates vying to succeed ultraconservative president Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash, focused on revitalizing Iran's sanctions-hit…

Israeli firefighters work following rocket attacks from Lebanon, amid ongoing cross-border hostilities between Hezbollah and Israeli forces, near the border on its Israeli side, June 13, 2024. REUTERS/Avi Ohayon

Hochstein: US Wants to Avoid 'Greater War' along Tense Lebanon-Israel Border

The United States is trying to avert a greater war between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, US envoy Amos Hochstein said on Tuesday, following an…

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UN Human Rights Chief: Unconscionable Death and Suffering Happening in Gaza

Arab World A child looks on as Palestinians search for missing people under the rubble of a destroyed house following an Israeli air strike, at al-Nuseirat refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, 18 June 2024. (EPA)
A child looks on as Palestinians search for missing people under the rubble of a destroyed house following an Israeli air strike, at al-Nuseirat refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, 18 June 2024. (EPA)

UN Human Rights Chief: Unconscionable Death and Suffering Happening in Gaza

Palestinians in the Israeli occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem are suffering a drastically worsening human rights environment, alongside "unconscionable…


Gulf Pilgrims stone the three pillars representing the devil on the first day of Tashreeq. (SPA)

Pilgrims Prepare to Depart Holy Sites after Completing Main Hajj Rituals

The majority of Hajj pilgrims are packing their belongings in preparation to leave the holy sites on Tuesday, known as the “Day of Hastening.” This comes…

World The Iranian flag. (AFP)

Fire at Hospital in Iran’s North Kills 9 Patients

A fire broke out at a hospital in Iran's north, killing nine patients, state media reported Tuesday. The blaze started at 1:30 local time (2200GMT) at Qaem…

King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language to Participate in Beijing Int'l Book Fair

Culture King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language to Participate in Beijing Int'l Book Fair

King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language to Participate in Beijing Int'l Book Fair

The King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language is preparing to participate in the Beijing International Book Fair 2024, reported the Saudi Press Agency on…


Culture DGDA announced the celebration of Eid Al-Adha with various artistic and cultural events. SPA

Saudi Arabia's Diriyah Celebrates Eid Al-Adha with Cultural Performances, Festivities

The Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) has announced the celebration of Eid Al-Adha with various artistic and cultural events designed to entertain and…

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Culture The Royal Institute of Traditional Arts distributed special gifts to pilgrims. SPA

Saudi Royal Institute of Traditional Arts Welcomes Pilgrims with Gifts

The Royal Institute of Traditional Arts has played a key role in this year's Hajj season, continuing its mission to promote Saudi Arabia's rich artistic…

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Culture A bronze statue is tested with the center particle accelerator. JULIEN DE ROSA / AFP

The High-Tech Art Lab Hidden Underneath Paris

It looks like the lair of a Bond villain: behind armored doors, buried underground below the Louvre in Paris, lies one of the most high-tech art labs in the…

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Culture People gather to fish during the Sanké mon collective fishing rite in San, Sego Region on June 6, 2024. (AFP)

A Pond in Warming Mali Is Disappearing, and a UNESCO-Listed Fishing Tradition Is in Danger 

Thousands of fishermen holding cone-shaped nets stood side by side, cheering and chanting as they waited for the signal. Suddenly, they rushed to a large muddy…

Germany Looking to Book Spot in Euro 2024 Knockout Stage with Another Win against Hungary

Sports Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer smiles during press conference of the German national soccer team in Herzogenaurach, Germany, Monday, June 17, 2024. (dpa via AP)

Germany Looking to Book Spot in Euro 2024 Knockout Stage with Another Win against Hungary

Germany faces Hungary on Wednesday in Stuttgart in their second Group A match. Germany tops the group after beating Scotland 5-1 in the opener while Hungary…


Sports 16 June 2024, United Kingdom, London: Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz attends a press conference on day two of the cinch Championships at The Queen's Club, London. (dpa)

Alcaraz Hoping to Learn from Nadal at Paris Games

World number two Carlos Alcaraz said he is looking forward to learning from 22-times Grand Slam champion Rafa Nadal when they pair up in the doubles at the…

Sports Ryan Murphy of the United States reacts during the Men's 100m backstroke medal ceremony on Day Three of the 2024 US Olympic Team Swimming Trials at Lucas Oil Stadium on June 17, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Getty Images/AFP)

Murphy Eyes Return to Top of the Podium in Paris

Ryan Murphy said his desire to regain his Olympic 100m backstroke title burns hotter than ever after he punched his ticket to the Paris Games on Monday. The…

Sports France's forward #10 Kylian Mbappé sits on the pitch after being injured during the UEFA Euro 2024 Group D football match between Austria and France at the Duesseldorf Arena in Duesseldorf on June 17, 2024. (AFP)

Kylian Mbappé Sustains Broken Nose Will Need to Wear Mask If He Plays on at Euro 2024

Kylian Mbappé suffered a broken nose during France's opening game at the European Championship and will have to wear a face mask if he plays on at the…

Sports A rescue boat cruises on the Seine river near the Eiffel Tower during a rehearsal for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games opening ceremony, Monday, June. 17, 2024 in Paris. (AP)

Boats Cruise Seine River in Rehearsal for Paris Olympics’ Opening Ceremony

Curious onlookers gathered on bridges as dozens of boats snaked along the Seine river on Monday in a rehearsal for the Paris Olympics' unique opening ceremony…


What is China's Panda Diplomacy and How Does it Work?

Varieties Wang Wang the panda is seen during China's Premier Li Qiang's visit to the Adelaide Zoo in Adelaide on June 16, 2024. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake / POOL / AFP)

What is China's Panda Diplomacy and How Does it Work?

During a visit to Australia this week, Chinese Premier Li Qiang made a classic goodwill gesture that boded well for relations between the two countries: he…

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Varieties 18th century artifacts found underneath George Washington's residence in Mount Vernon, Va., Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Nathan Ellgren)

Perfectly Preserved Centuries-Old Cherries Unearthed at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

George Washington never did cut down the cherry tree, despite the famous story to the contrary, but he did pack away quite a few bottles of the fruit at his…

Varieties  Workers set up a gate at the 5th station for a trail to Mt. Fuji, in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi prefecture, Japan Monday, June 17, 2024. (Kyodo News via AP)

Gate Installed on Mount Fuji Trail to Control Crowds, Governor Says More Measures Needed

A crowd-control gate was installed halfway up Japan's Mount Fuji on Monday ahead of the July 1 start of this year's climbing season, but the governor of…

Varieties Tunisians react as they attend the inauguration of “1001 Bricks Fresco”, a participatory artwork by more than 500 inhabitants of Tunis led by Swiss artist Anne Francey, illustrating the diversity of the city, with the bas relief installed on the edge of the medina, the old town listed by UNESCO, in the capital's El-Hafsia district on June 7, 2024. (Fethi Belaid / AFP)

Unveiling Tunis: Mural Celebrates ‘Invisible’ Talents

In the old medina of Tunis, a wall installation titled "1001 Bricks" showcases the talents of "invisible" creators, including art students, people with…

Varieties Indian commuters use umbrellas during a hot afternoon in Kolkata, India, 14 June 2024. (EPA)

India’s Monsoon Rains a Fifth Below Normal So Far

India's monsoon has delivered a fifth less rain than normal so far this season, the weather department said on Monday, in a worrying sign for the vital…