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World Passengers wait at Barajas Airport, as Spanish airport operator Aena on Friday reported a computer systems "incident" at all Spanish airports which may cause flight delays, in Madrid, Spain July 19, 2024. REUTERS/Elena Rodriguez

Global Cyber Outage Disrupts Flights, Hits Media, Banks, Telecoms

Major US airlines ordered ground stops on Friday citing communications issues, while other carriers, media companies, banks and telecoms firms around the world…

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Arab World Youths gather with jerrycans to fill up water from a tanker truck in the yard of a school of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), housing Palestinians displaced by the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas, in Jabalia in the north of the Palestinian territory on May 14, 2024. (AFP)

Britain Will Resume Funding to UN Palestinian Refugee Agency UNRWA

Britain's new Labor government said on Friday it would resume funding to the UN Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA. Britain was one of several countries to halt…

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World Israeli police investigate the scene of an explosive drone attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, July 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israeli Military Believes Iran-made Drone that Hit Tel Aviv was Launched from Yemen

The Israeli military believes that an Iranian-made drone which hit Tel Aviv in the early hours of Friday was launched from Yemen, chief spokesman Daniel Hagari…

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Arab World Lebanese citizens remove the debris of the car of a leader of Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya who was targeted by Israel in eastern Lebanon. (AFP)

Israel Takes Advantage of Hezbollah’s Security Gap to Carry Out Assassinations

The ongoing Israeli assassinations of Hezbollah fighters and leaders highlight a security and technological gap that the party has been unable to address. On…

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Trump Recounts Attempt on His Life, then Abandons Unity Theme in Marathon Convention Speech

World Former US President and 2024 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accepts his party's nomination on the last day of the 2024 Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on July 18, 2024. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

Trump Recounts Attempt on His Life, then Abandons Unity Theme in Marathon Convention Speech

Donald Trump described on Thursday how he narrowly survived an attempt on his life, telling a rapt audience at the Republican National Convention in his first…

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Arab World Voters cast their ballots at a polling station in Damascus (EPA)

Ruling Baath Party Controls Syrian Parliament

The ruling Baath Party took control of the Syrian Parliament, winning 170 seats out of 250 in the parliamentary elections announced Thursday. The National…

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World Members of the Special Security Unit of police stand guard after a fire broke out in the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi, Pakistan July 8, 2024. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Pakistan: Qaeda Leader Arrested by Counter-terrorism Authority

Pakistani counter-terror officials have arrested an Al-Qaeda leader, Amin ul Haq, describing him as a close associate of the dead Osama Bin Laden, the…

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Saudi Arabia, EU Discuss Cultural Relations

Culture The CEO of the Saudi Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission met in Riyadh on Thursday with the EU Ambassador to the Kingdom. SPA

Saudi Arabia, EU Discuss Cultural Relations

The CEO of the Saudi Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission (LPTC), Mohammed Hasan Alwan, met Thursday with European Union Ambassador to the Kingdom…

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Culture The Summer Fruit Season kicked off on Thursday in AlUla Province. (SPA)

AlUla Province Kicks off the Summer Fruit Season

The Summer Fruit Season kicked off on Thursday in AlUla Province, offering a variety of the finest local produce at the farmers' market in Al-Manshiyah Square,…

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Culture This photograph taken on July 9, 2024 shows a shop displaying items said to be from 'luxury' brands at historical Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP)

Fake Luxuries Supplant Tradition in Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

Cut-price branded perfumes and fake high-end handbags line the ornate alleys of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, with traditional merchants saying the luxury…

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Culture A woman poses for a photo with smoke from a fire at the background, during a hot, windy day at Acropolis hill, in Athens, Tuesday, July 16, 2024. Much of Greece was also sweltering in a heat wave due to last until the end of the week, with temperatures in some areas forecast to reach 42 degrees Celsius (over 107 degrees Fahrenheit).(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greece Culture Ministry Shuts Acropolis During the Hottest Part of the Day

Greece’s Culture Ministry ordered the closure of the Acropolis — the country’s biggest cultural attraction — for several hours in the middle of the day…

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Culture Five Revolutionary War musket balls, which are believed to be fired at the British by colonial militia men, are displayed at Minute Man National Historical Park, Monday, July 15, 2024, in Concord, Mass. (AP)

Archeologists Find Musket Balls Fired during 1 of the First Battles in US Revolutionary War

Nearly 250 years ago, hundreds of militiamen lined a hillside in Massachusetts and started firing a barrage of musket balls toward retreating British troops,…

Denmark Coach Steps Down Ahead of 2026 World Cup Qualifying

Sports FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Euro 2024 - Round of 16 - Germany v Denmark - Dortmund BVB Stadion, Dortmund, Germany - June 29, 2024 Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

Denmark Coach Steps Down Ahead of 2026 World Cup Qualifying

Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand decided to leave the job Friday and not take the team into qualifying for the 2026 World Cup. According to The Associated Press,…

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Sports People carry their bikes up a staircase to get around a security area closed off for the 2024 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in Paris. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Paris Police Sealing Off Seine River Ahead of Olympics Opening Ceremony

A special kind of iron curtain came down across central Paris on Thursday, with the beginning of an Olympic anti-terrorism perimeter along the banks of the…

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Sports Spain's Rafael Nadal delivers a press conference after his men's singles match of the ATP Nordea Open tennis tournament against Sweden's Leo Borg in Bastad, Sweden, on July 16, 2024. (Photo by Adam Ihse/TT / TT News Agency / AFP)

Nadal Comes from 4-1 Down in 2nd Set to Beat Norrie, Reach Quarterfinals of Nordea Open

Rafael Nadal recovered from a tumble and a 4-1 deficit in the second set to beat fifth-seeded Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the Nordea Open on…

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Sports Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone, central England, on July 7, 2024. (Photo by BENJAMIN CREMEL / AFP)

Buoyant Hamilton Seeking to Keep Momentum and More Records

A buoyant Lewis Hamilton heads into this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix on the crest of a wave, seeking a record-increasing ninth Hungaroring victory and…

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Sports Arne Slot admitted he had big shoes to fill. Photograph: Craig Brough/Action Images/Reuters

‘I am Not a Klopp Clone,’ Insists Slot

Arne Slot believes Liverpool need only marginal improvement to win the Premier League and has insisted there is more to his football style than being a clone…

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Moonlit Scramble across the Sand for Türkiye Booming Baby Turtle Population

Varieties Baby loggerhead sea turtles' first challenge in life is a wobbly dash across the sand. KEMAL ASLAN / AFP

Moonlit Scramble across the Sand for Türkiye Booming Baby Turtle Population

The baby loggerhead sea turtles emerged from their eggshells and began their first challenge in life: a wobbly dash across the sand to the moonlit waters of…

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Varieties The accomplishment is part of the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). SPA

AlUla Becomes 1st Destination in Middle East to be Certified by Destinations International

Saudi Arabia’s AlUla has received accreditation from Destinations International, a US-based organization, making it the first destination in the Middle East to…

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Varieties Two Amur tiger cubs, Tochka and Timur, have their first public outing at Cologne Zoo in Cologne, Thursday July 18, 2024. (Thomas Banneyer/dpa via AP)

2 Amur Tiger Cubs Have their 1st Public Outing at German Zoo

Two Amur tiger cubs had their first public outing Thursday at Cologne Zoo in Germany, one of several zoos that have sought to help keep up the numbers of the…

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Varieties Estimated to be 150 million years old, Apex is said to be "among the most complete skeletons ever found.” EPA

Dinosaur Skeleton Breaks Auction Record with $44.6 Mn Sale in New York

The largest stegosaurus skeleton ever found, nicknamed Apex, sold for a record breaking $44.6 million at auction in New York on Wednesday, Sotheby's said. …

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Varieties A picture showing some of the damage resulting from the hurricane that struck New York (The AP)

New York Storm Topples B-52 Bomber, Tears Roof off 19th Century Church

A storm powerful enough to knock a B-52 bomber off a platform and tear the roof off a 19th century church ripped through central New York state, killing a man…

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