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Business Kuwaiti Electricity Ministry's acting undersecretary, Haitham Al-Ali, and CEO of the GCC Interconnection Authority, Engineer Ahmed Al-Ebrahim, sign the contracts on Sunday (KUNA)

Kuwait to Buy 500MW of Power Through GCC Interconnection Authority

Kuwait on Sunday signed contracts to buy 500 megawatts (MW) of electricity through the Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA) to avoid…

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World Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. EPA

Who is Mohammad Mokhber, Iran's Interim President?

Here are some key facts about Mohammad Mokhber, 68, Iran's first vice president who became interim president on the death of Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter…

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Business FILE PHOTO: A saleswoman picks gold necklaces to show it to a customer inside a jewelry showroom on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, a major gold buying festival, in Kochi, India, May 7, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V/File Photo

Gold Hits Record Peak, Silver Jumps

Gold prices hit an all-time high on Monday as a slowing US inflation trend boosted expectations that the Federal Reserve could deliver its first interest rate…

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Arab World Palestinians reported more airstrikes and heavy fighting in northern Gaza, which has been largely isolated by Israeli troops for months and where the World Food Program says a famine is underway (File photo)

Airstrike Kills 27 in Central Gaza, Fighting Rages as Israel’s Leaders Get Increasingly Divided

An Israeli airstrike killed 27 people in central Gaza, mostly women and children, and fighting with Hamas raged across the north on Sunday as Israel's leaders…

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Iran's President, Foreign Minister and Others Found Dead at Helicopter Crash Site

World This grab taken from handout video footage released by the IRINN Iranian state television network on May 19, 2024 shows Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi on board a helicopter in the Jofa region of the western province of East Azerbaijan. (Photo by IRINN / AFP)

Iran's President, Foreign Minister and Others Found Dead at Helicopter Crash Site

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister and others have been found dead at the site of a helicopter crash Monday after an hourslong…

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Gulf Saudi Flag fluttering - File Photo/Reuters

King Salman to Undergo Treatment Program at Al-Salam Palace

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, completed medical examinations on Sunday at the Royal Clinics of Al-Salam Palace in…

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Gulf A previous meeting between Saudi and Yemeni military officials in Riyadh. (SPA)

Saudi Commander of Joint Forces Meets with Chief of General Staff of Yemeni Armed Forces

The Saudi Commander of the Joint Forces and Deputy Chief of the General Staff, First Lieutenant General Mutlaq bin Salem Al-Azima, met with the Chief of the…

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Saudi Arabia, UK Sign MoU to Enhance Cooperation in Cultural and Architectural Design

Culture The Saudi Architecture and Design Commission logo

Saudi Arabia, UK Sign MoU to Enhance Cooperation in Cultural and Architectural Design

The Saudi Architecture and Design Commission has said that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Royal College of Art in the United Kingdom. The…

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Culture Saudi representative Hani Al-Moqbil was re-elected as the Chairman of the Executive Council of ALECSO from 2024 to 2026 (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Arabia Overwhelmingly Leads ALECSO Executive Council Until 2026

Saudi Arabia won Saturday the chairmanship of the Executive Council of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) for the third…

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Culture Hoor Al Qasimi. Photo by Daniel Boud

Hoor Al Qasimi Appointed Artistic Director of 25th Biennale of Sydney

Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi has been appointed as the Artistic Director of the Biennale of Sydney, scheduled to take place from March 7 to June 8, 2026, Emirates…

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Yemeni Minister Praises Saudi Support in Boosting Efforts to Preserve Heritage

Yemeni Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Muammar Al-Eryani has lauded Saudi Arabia for its support to Yemen’s government to protect local heritage…

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Culture FILE- The world's largest mud-brick building, the Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali, awaits its annual replastering, Friday, May 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Moustapha Diallo, File)ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mali's Historic City of Djenné Mourns Lack of Visitors

Kola Bah used to earn a living as a tour guide in Mali's historic city of Djenné, known for the sprawling mud-brick mosque that has been on the UNESCO World…

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Paralympics Open in 100 Days. Paris Organizers Launch Campaign to Boost Ticket Sales

Sports FILE - The padded hands of Diane Roy of Canada are seen as she waits to compete in the women' 800-meter T54 heat at the 2012 Paralympics games, on Sept. 4, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Paralympics Open in 100 Days. Paris Organizers Launch Campaign to Boost Ticket Sales

With 100 days until the Paralympics begin, Paris organizers are delivering a message from the athletes in a bid to boost ticket sales: I am not missing…

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Sports File photo of Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh

West Asian Deaf Federation Council Approves Saudi Bid to Host the 2025 Bowling Championship

The Board of Directors of the West Asian Regional Federation for Deaf Sports has held a meeting in the capital, Riyadh, headed by the President of the…

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Sports Germany's Alexander Zverev holds the trophy after winning the Men's final against Chile's Nicolas Jarry at the ATP Rome Open tennis tournament at Foro Italico in Rome on May 19, 2024. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

Zverev Serves his Way to Italian Open Title

Alexander Zverev put on a serving clinic in a 6-4, 7-5 win over 24th-ranked Nicolas Jarry to claim his second Italian Open title Sunday and earn his biggest…

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Sports Formula One F1 - Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy - May 19, 2024 Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates after winning the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Verstappen Holds Off Norris to Win Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and Extend F1 Lead

In the real world or the virtual world, Max Verstappen remains the driver to beat. The defending Formula 1 champion held off a challenge from McLaren’s Lando…

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Sports The Dakar Rally’s fifth edition in Saudi Arabia will be held from January 5 to 19, 2024. (Dakar Rally)

Motorsport Company Reveals Details of 6th Edition of Saudi Dakar Rally

Saudi Motorsport Company, operating under the umbrella of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation, has announced the details of the sixth edition of the…

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Blue Origin Flies Thrill Seekers to Space, Including Oldest Astronaut

Varieties Jeff Bezos-backed Blue Origin resumes its flights to the edge of space, carrying six people seated in a capsule atop the New Shepard rocket, ending a near two-year pause of crewed operations following a 2022 mission failure in Van Horn, Texas, US May 19, 2024 in a still image from video.  Blue Origin/Handout via REUTERS

Blue Origin Flies Thrill Seekers to Space, Including Oldest Astronaut

After a nearly two-year hiatus, Blue Origin flew adventurers to space on Sunday, including a former Air Force pilot who was denied the chance to be the United…

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Varieties His stem cell count had also skyrocketed - (The AP)

Man Becomes '10 years Younger' after 93 Days at Bottom of the Atlantic

Retired naval officer Joseph Dituri spent 93 days submerged in the Atlantic ocean and came out 10 years younger. Dituri emerged from his 100-square-foot pod…

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Varieties FILE PHOTO: A section of the Tarantula Nebula, located within the Large Magellanic Cloud. REUTERS/NASA/ESA/Hubble | October 21, 2014

Comet Fragment Lights up Sky over Spain, Portugal 'Like a Movie'

A bright comet fragment lit up the skies over parts of Spain and Portugal late on Saturday, according to the European Space Agency (ESA), with one Lisbon…

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Varieties According to Qurban, researchers from NCW have uncovered in the Kingdom's caves some of the world's rarest bat species alongside the remains of extinct animals. SPA

Saudi Arabia: NCW Launches Cave Exploration Program in Northern Border Area

The National Center for Wildlife (NCW) is embarking on a groundbreaking exploration program focused on caves in the Northern Borders, the Saudi Press Agency …

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Varieties A train makes its way down the tracks along the Kanda river in the Ochanomizu area of Tokyo at sunset on May 17, 2024. (Photo by Richard A. Brooks / AFP)

Japanese Authorities Urge Caution after Wild Bears Attack Several People

Japanese authorities have warned residents Saturday to be aware of wild bears in the country's northeast after several people were attacked, including police…

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