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Gulf The message was received on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eng. Waleed bin Abdulkarim El-Khereiji. SPA

Saudi Crown Prince Receives Written Message from Emir of Qatar

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is also the Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, has received a written message on bilateral…

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Business An aerial view shows little traffic on the roads of Kuwait City after the country entered virtual lockdown, following the outbreak of coronavirus, in Kuwait City, Kuwait March 16, 2020. (Reuters)

Kuwait Says Govt. Spending Must be Fixed to Control Budget Growth

Kuwait's budget is projected to show a deficit of 5.6 billion dinars ($18.33 billion) for the 2024-2025 fiscal year, with expenses estimated at 24.5 billion…

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Gulf More than eight months of war, sparked by Hamas's unprecedented October 7 attack on Israel, have led to dire humanitarian conditions in Gaza

Arab Parliament, GCC Condemn Ongoing Massacres by Israeli Forces in Palestine

The Arab Parliament strongly condemned the ongoing brutal massacres carried out by the Israeli occupation against the defenseless Palestinian people. The most…

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Gulf The UAE flag flies over a boat at Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

UAE Appoints Hamdan bin Mohammed as Defense Minister, Deputy PM

The Crown Prince of Dubai has been appointed as minister of defense for the United Arab Emirates as part of a broader cabinet shuffle, Dubai ruler and UAE…

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Arab World Condemns Shooting Attack on Trump

Arab World Republican candidate Donald Trump is seen with blood on his face surrounded by secret service agents as he is taken off the stage at a campaign event at Butler Farm Show Inc. in Butler, Pennsylvania, July 13, 2024. (Photo by Rebecca DROKE / AFP)

Arab World Condemns Shooting Attack on Trump

Following are reactions from Arab leaders to the shooting attack on Donald Trump at an election rally on Saturday in which the former US president was wounded…

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World FILE - Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, attends a wreath-laying ceremony at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam, March 2, 2019. (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Sister of NKorean Leader Hints at Resuming Flying Trash Balloons Toward SKorea

The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed Sunday to respond to what she called a fresh South Korean civilian leafleting campaign, signaling…

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Arab World Houthi supporters protest against the US and Israel, in Sanaa, Yemen, 12 July 2024. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

EU Naval Mission Says it Destroyed Aerial Drone in Gulf of Aden

The EU naval mission protecting ships crossing the Red Sea said that its frigate Psara had destroyed an unmanned aerial drone in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday. …

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Ithra Center to Select Arab World's Reader of the Year on Saturday

Culture Ithra Center to Select Arab World's Reader of the Year on Saturday

Ithra Center to Select Arab World's Reader of the Year on Saturday

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) will select the Arab World's Reader of the Year at the closing ceremony of the Iqraa Enrichment Forum on…


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Hartwig Fischer Appointed Founding Director of Museum Specialized in World Cultures in Riyadh

The Saudi Museums Commission announced on Wednesday the appointment of Dr. Hartwig Fischer as the founding director of a museum focused on world cultures, set…

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Culture Several experts, including a scientific team from King Saud University, as well as the citizens of AlUla, participated in the preparation of the study. (SPA)

RCU Reaches 1st Comprehensive Description of Human Settlement Sites During Neolithic Age in NW Saudi Arabia

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) announced that a team of archaeologists has reached the first comprehensive description of human settlements in the…

Culture Employees of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs check the recovered antiquities put on display at the ministry of foreign affairs in Baghdad, Iraq, 08 July 2024. EPA/AHMED JALIL

Iraq Exhibits Ancient Artifacts Returned by US and other Countries

Iraq on Monday exhibited several ancient artifacts that it said had been returned by the United States and other countries, long after they were looted and…

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Culture Cairo Nights zone in the City Walk attracts visitors to Jeddah Season 2024. SPA

Cairo Nights: New Cultural Hub for Jeddah Season 2024

The Cairo Nights zone in the City Walk attracted visitors to Jeddah Season 2024, offering a unique experience that blended heritage, entertainment, and…

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Carlos Alcaraz Wins 1st set of Wimbledon Final against Novak Djokovic 6-2

Sports Spain's Carlos Alcaraz celebrates winning against Russia's Daniil Medvedev during their men's singles semi-final tennis match on the twelfth day of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 12, 2024. (AFP)

Carlos Alcaraz Wins 1st set of Wimbledon Final against Novak Djokovic 6-2

Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz has taken the first set of the men's Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic 6-2. Alcaraz broke Djokovic in an opening game…

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Sports Mexico beat the United States for just the second time ever at the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup in late February.  - The AP

Smith Scores, US Women's Soccer Gets 1-0 Revenge Win over Mexico

Sophia Smith scored in the 64th minute and the United States got revenge for a loss to Mexico earlier this year with a 1-0 victory in the rematch on Saturday…

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Sports The match is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. local time (1900 GMT) in Berlin  - The AP

Spain, England to Meet in European Championship Final in Front of Prince William, King Felipe

Spain and England will meet in the European Championship final on Sunday, with much of the focus on a teenage wonderkid and whether one of the world's most…

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Sports Canada made six changes for its starting semifinal lineup and Uruguay made two. Davies, Canada’s top player, entered in the 62nd minute after leaving the semifinal with a leg injury. - The AP

Suárez Gets Stoppage-Time Goal, Uruguay Beats Canada 4-3 in Shootout for 3rd Place in Copa America

Luis Suárez still has a knack for big plays. The 37-year-old Suárez, Uruguay’s career scoring leader, tied the score two minutes into second-half stoppage time…

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Sports Argentina's Lionel Messi, right, and Rodrigo De Paul warm up during a trainning session ahead of the Copa America soccer final, Saturday, July 13, 2024, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Messi Looks to Lead Argentina to Record 16th Copa America Title

Lionel Messi is one win from leading Argentina to a record 16th Copa America title. Colombia will do everything in its power to make sure that doesn't happen…

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Princes Kate Seen at Wimbledon in Rare Public Appearance since Cancer Reveal

Varieties The Princess of Wales arrived at the All England Club on Sunday and was greeted by a standing ovation from the Center Court crowd as she took her seat in the Royal Box - The AP

Princes Kate Seen at Wimbledon in Rare Public Appearance since Cancer Reveal

The Princess of Wales arrived at the All England Club on Sunday for the Wimbledon men's final, only her second public appearance since announcing she was…

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Varieties Kenya has 54,430 hectares (134,500 acres) of mangroves remaining - The AP

Some Kenyans Combat the Threat of Logging with Hidden Beehives

Dressed in protective clothing and armed with a smoker, Peter Nyongesa walked through the mangroves to monitor his beehives along the Indian Ocean coastline. …

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Varieties Brian Austin Green, Shannen Doherty and Ian Ziering of BH 90210 speak during the Fox segment of the 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Aug. 7, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Shannen Doherty, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Star, Dies at 53

Shannen Doherty, the “Beverly Hills, 90210” star whose life and career were roiled by illness and tabloid stories, has died at 53. Doherty died Saturday,…

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Saudi Biology Team Wins Four Global Awards at International Biology Olympiad 2024

The Saudi biology team has won four global awards at the 35th International Biology Olympiad 2024, held in Astana, Kazakhstan, between July 7 and 14. 320…

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Varieties FILE - Citizens and activists confront police during a demonstration against Venice Tax Fee in Venice, Italy, Thursday, April 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Venice Nets $2.2 Million in Day-tripper Tax Pilot

Venice on Sunday wraps up a pilot program charging day-trippers an entrance fee, more than 2 million euros ($2.2 million) richer and determined to extend the…

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