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World European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium May 5, 2021. Yves Herman, Reuters

EU Agrees ‘In Principle’ On Starting Accession Talks for Ukraine, Moldova

Ambassadors from the EU's 27 member states on Friday “agreed in principle” on beginning accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova on June 25, the Belgian…

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Arab World In this photo provided by the Ministry of Defense (MoD), a Sea Viper missile is launched from HMS Diamond to shoot down a missile fired by the Iranian-backed Houthis from Yemen, Wednesday, April 24, 2024. (AP)

US Military Targets Houthi Radar Sites in Yemen

The United States military unleashed a wave of attacks targeting radar sites operated by Yemen's Houthi militants over their assaults on shipping in the…

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Arab World Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and French President Emmanuel Macron (Algerian Presidency)

Algerians Fear Far-Right Government Lineup in France Following Early Legislative Elections

Observers in Algeria are attentively anticipating the outcome of the early legislative elections expected to be held in France in two rounds on 30 June and 7…

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Gulf The daily press conference held during the Hajj season (Photo by: Adnan Mahdali).

Saudi Minister: We Will Not Allow Turning the Holy Sites into an Arena for Slogans

The official spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Interior Col. Talal Al-Shalhoub, affirmed on Friday that Saudi Arabia will not allow the holy sites to be…

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2 Million Pilgrims Begin Hajj on Friday with Comprehensive Services at Their Disposal

Gulf The pilgrims will spend the day at Mina ahead of heading to Arafat on Saturday. (SPA)

2 Million Pilgrims Begin Hajj on Friday with Comprehensive Services at Their Disposal

Over 2 million pilgrims will begin on Friday the annual Hajj pilgrimage, starting at Mina, and amid a comprehensive package of services at their disposal aimed…

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Arab World Ships appear near the pier established by the US in Gaza (Reuters)

US is Removing Aid Pier from Gaza Coast Again Due to Weather

The US-built aid pier will be detached from Gaza’s coast for a second time due to rough seas, two US officials said Friday, raising further questions about the…

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Arab World  Supporters of the Sudanese armed popular resistance ride on trucks in Gedaref in eastern Sudan - Photo by AFP)

Sudan's Army Says it Has Killed RSF Darfur Commander

Sudan's army said on Friday it had killed Ali Yagoub Gibril, a senior commander for the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) who was under US sanctions, during a battle…

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The High-Tech Art Lab Hidden Underneath Paris

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…

Culture Tourists visit the Acropolis hill archaeological site, before it closes due to a heatwave hitting Athens, Greece, June 13, 2024. REUTERS/Louiza Vradi

Greek Culture Ministry: Acropolis Closed During Afternoon Hours Due to Heat

Authorities in Greece have closed down the Acropolis in Athens during the afternoon on Thursday for a second day as the country swelters under unseasonably…

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Culture Saudi Arabia Set to Captivate Seoul International Book Fair as Guest of Honor

Saudi Arabia Set to Captivate Seoul International Book Fair as Guest of Honor

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is gearing up for a grand showcase at the upcoming 66th Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF) 2024. Held under the Korean Publishers…

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Culture Najran brown wheat, known locally as Al-Bur Al-Najrani (Al-Samraa), has been grown in the region for centuries.  - SPA

First Najran Wheat Festival Celebrates Region's Rich Heritage

The inaugural Najran Wheat Festival drew a remarkable crowd, showcasing the deep cultural significance of wheat in Najran society. Visitors participated in…

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Host Germany Gives Euro 2024 Liftoff by Outclassing 10-Man Scotland 5-1

Sports Germany’s Thomas Mueller, center, celebrates during the Group A match between Germany and Scotland at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Friday, June 14, 2024. Christian Charisius/dpa via AP

Host Germany Gives Euro 2024 Liftoff by Outclassing 10-Man Scotland 5-1

Host Germany could hardly have wished for a better start to the European Championship. Goals from Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala in an imperious first half…

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Sports Declan Rice will be England’s midfield shield while Jude Bellingham and Phil Foden can spark the attack. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

The Best Way for England to Approach Euro 2024? All-out Attack

All-out attack could be the way to go for England at the Euros considering the array of talent at Gareth Southgate’s disposal and the defensive uncertainty. …

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Sports Chadi Riad of Morocco celebrates after scoring the 0-2 goal during the FIFA World Cup 2026 CAF qualifiers soccer match between Morocco and Congo, in Agadir, Morocco, 11 June 2024. (EPA)

Crystal Palace Signs Morocco Defender Chadi Riad to 5-Year Contract 

Crystal Palace signed 20-year-old Chadi Riad to a five-year contract on Friday following the Morocco defender's impressive season with Real Betis. The center…

Sports Italy’s head coach Luciano Spalletti attends a training session at the Hemberg Stadion Nord Halle in Iserlohn, Germany, 12 June 2024. (EPA)

Euro 2024: Italy Opens Title Defense Against Albania in Group B 

Italy begins the defense of its European Championship title against Albania on Saturday in their first Group B match. The other teams in the group are Spain…

Sports The logo of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games is pictured in front of the National Assembly in Paris, France, May 2, 2024. (Reuters)

Palestinian Swimmer Hopes to Lift Spirits of Gazans at Olympics 

Palestinian swimmer Yazan Al Bawwab, who is training for the 2024 Olympic Games, has a mission. He wants to represent Palestinians suffering from Israel's…


Crews Rescue 30 People Trapped Upside Down High on Amusement Park Ride

Varieties Crews rescue dozen of people trapped upside down high on Oregon amusement park ride - The AP

Crews Rescue 30 People Trapped Upside Down High on Amusement Park Ride

Emergency crews in Oregon rescued around 30 people Friday after they were stuck for about half an hour dangling upside down high on a ride at a century-old…

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Varieties This still image from video provided by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office shows two hikers lying on the ground as Riverside County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit’s Rescue 9 was dispatched to the Ladder Canyon Trail in Mecca, Calif., to assist the hikers, who were requesting medical aid, June 9, 2024. The couple, hiking in the desert south of Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California, was rescued after running out of water. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office says a man called 911 and reported that his girlfriend was dehydrated and weak. (Riverside County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Couple Rescued from Desert Near California's Joshua Tree National Park after Running Out of Water

A couple hiking in the desert south of Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California was rescued after running out of water, authorities said. On Sunday,…

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Varieties Saudi Film Commission Set to Participate in the Shanghai International Film Festival 2024

Saudi Film Commission Set to Participate in the Shanghai International Film Festival 2024

The Saudi Film Commission (SFC) has announced its participation in the Shanghai International Film Festival 2024, taking place from June 13 to 22 in Shanghai,…

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Varieties  Britain's Kate, the Princess of Wales, Patron of The Forward Trust visits HMP High Down in Sutton, England, Sept. 12, 2023, to learn about how the charity is supporting those in the criminal justice system to manage and recover from their addictions. (AP)

Kate, Princess of Wales, Says She’s Making ‘Good Progress’ in Cancer Treatment

The Princess of Wales said Friday she is “making good progress” in her cancer treatment and will attend Saturday’s royal Trooping the Color ceremony, Kate’s…

Varieties The media delegations praised the services provided by the Ministry of Media at the media hub - SPA

Two Thousand Media Professionals Cover Hajj Season 2024

Two thousand media professionals from local and international media outlets from 150 countries are covering Hajj season for this year, SPA reported. They…

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