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South Koreans Bid Farewell to Beloved Panda Fu Bao before Her Return to China

Varieties Giant panda Fu Bao eats bamboo at Everland amusement park on Sunday, March 3, 2024, in Yongin, South Korea. (AP)

South Koreans Bid Farewell to Beloved Panda Fu Bao before Her Return to China

A South Korean zoo on Sunday threw a farewell party for Fu Bao, the first giant panda born in the country, ahead of the beloved animal's scheduled return to…

Varieties For years, only the most intrepid of hikers and campers would brave the trips into Iraq's desert. Hussein FALEH / AFP

Years Removed from War, Iraqis Seek New Desert Escapades

Far from the hustle and bustle of major cities, young Iraqis are increasingly taking advantage of a renewed sense of safety to explore the country's serene…

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Riyadh Municipality Participates as Strategic Sponsor of LEAP 2024

The Riyadh Region Municipality will serve as a strategic sponsor for the LEAP International Technical Conference, scheduled from March 4 to 7 at the Riyadh…

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Saudi General Entertainment Authority Announces Sponsorship of Comedy Factory Initiative

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA) Advisor Turki bin Abdulmohsen Al Al-Sheikh announced the authority's…

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Varieties The surgery took place at King Abdullah Specialized Children’s Hospital of King Abdulaziz Medical City of the National Guard. SPA

Condition of Nigerian Siamese Twins Stable after Surgery in Saudi Arabia

Advisor at the Royal Court, Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), and head of the medical and surgical team for…

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Varieties FILE - People gather near Redmond, Ore., to view the sun as it nears a total eclipse by the moon, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Where Will You be for the April 8 Total Solar Eclipse?

Where will you be watching the April 8 total solar eclipse? There are just a few weeks left to pick your spot to see the skies darken along a strip of North…

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Varieties Kanchha Sherpa sits on a chair during an interview with The Associated Press at his residence in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, March 2, 2024. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Last Surviving Member of 1st Team to Conquer Mount Everest Says it is Crowded, Dirty Now

The only surviving member of the mountaineering expedition that first conquered Mount Everest said Saturday that the world's highest peak is too crowded and…

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Saudi Education, Foreign Ministries Launch Study Visa for International Students

The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have jointly launched the Study Visa Issuance Service on the "Study in Saudi Arabia" platform. …

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Varieties Saudi team successfully separates Nigerian conjoined twins. (SPA)

Saudi Team Successfully Separates Nigerian Conjoined Twins

A medical team at King Abdullah Specialist Children's Hospital has successfully separated Nigerian conjoined twins, Hassana and Hasina, SPA said on Friday. The…

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Varieties Saudi Press Agency and Sky News Arabia sign cooperation agreement. (SPA)

Saudi Press Agency, Sky News Arabia Sign Cooperation Agreement

The Saudi Press Agency and Sky News Arabia signed a cooperation agreement in the field of news training, SPA said on Friday. Assistant Minister of Media Dr…

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Varieties People stand on the corniche in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser/File Photo Purchase Licensing Rights

Jeddah Middle Corniche Closed 10 Days for Maintenance

The Jeddah Governorate Municipality announced that the waterfront on the middle Corniche will be closed starting next Sunday, March 3, for 10 days for…

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Varieties The twins share areas in the lower abdomen, pelvis, lower spine, and lower spinal nerves. SPA

Saudi Medical Team Begins Separating Nigerian Conjoined Twins

A Saudi medical and surgical team began on Thursday separating Nigerian conjoined twins Hassana and Hasina at King Abdullah Specialist Children's Hospital in…

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Varieties (FILES) A driver in a vehicle places his order from a drive-thru lane at a Wendy's fast food resturant in Alhambra, California on May 5, 2020. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

Living Near Fast Food Restaurants Could Affect Heart Health, New Study

A new British study, involving 500,000 adults, has found that living near fast food restaurants could harm the health of the heart. These kinds of ready-to…

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Varieties Training on making marionettes and how to move them on stage (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Theater Supervisors from Australia Train Saudi School Teachers

The Saudi Ministry of Culture gives great attention to enhancing arts and culture in the local community, and recognizes the vital role school theater plays in…

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Varieties The Popocatepetl volcano emits smoke and ash, seen from Mexico City at sunrise on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024. (AP)

Volcanic Ash Forces Some Airlines to Suspend Flights from Mexico City 

Mexico City International Airport on Tuesday said airlines have canceled 22 domestic and international flights to carry out safety checks after planes…

Varieties Nurses take care of babies at a postnatal care center in Seoul, South Korea, 28 February 2024. (EPA/Yonhap)

South Korea’s Fertility Rate Dropped to Fresh Record Low in 2023 

South Korea's fertility rate, already the world's lowest, dropped to a fresh record low in 2023, defying the billions of dollars spent by the country to try to…

Varieties 20 February 2024, United Kingdom, London: Prince William of Wales visits the headquarters of the British Red Cross, to hear about the humanitarian efforts taking place to support those affected by the conflict in Gaza. Photo: Kin Cheung/PA Wire/dpa

Britain's Prince William Pulls Out of Event Due to Personal Matter

Britain's Prince William has pulled out of attending a memorial service at Windsor Castle for the late King Constantine of Greece because of an unspecified…

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Varieties FILE PHOTO: Intuitive Machines' Odysseus spacecraft passes over the near side of the Moon following lunar orbit insertion on February 21, 2024, in this handout image released February 22, 2024. Intuitive Machines/Handout via REUTERS

India Announces Four-member Crew for Space Mission

India on Tuesday introduced four crew members for its maiden 'Gaganyaan' space voyage, as it aims to become the world's fourth country to send a crewed mission…

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Varieties Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum crowned the four Arab Hope Makers finalists, awarding them a financial reward of AED 1 million ($272,000) each. Asharq Al-Awsat

UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid Crowns Four Arab Hope Makers

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, crowned the four Arab Hope Makers finalists, awarding them a…

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Varieties In a leap year, we add this extra day to the month of February, making it 29 days long instead of the usual 28

What Would Happen if We Didn't Have Leap Years?

You may be used to hearing that it takes the Earth 365 days to make a full lap, but that journey actually lasts about 365 and a quarter day. Leap years help to…

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Varieties A tree frog at London Zoo in January 2012. Reuters file photo

Cinnamon Frog Species in Perilous State Successfully Bred in UK

A frog species that is in a “perilous state” due to an infectious disease has been successfully bred at a wildlife park in Oxfordshire, according to The…

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Varieties Saudi Arabia's National Center for Meteorology (NCM) will host the First International Conference on Sand and Dust Storms in Riyadh from March 4 to 6. 

Riyadh to Host First International Conference on Sand and Dust Storms in March 

Saudi Arabia's National Center for Meteorology (NCM) will host the First International Conference on Sand and Dust Storms in Riyadh from March 4 to 6. The…

Varieties The Djamaa El-Djazair, or Algiers Great Mosque, is seen Wednesday, Feb.21, 2024 in Algiers. (AP)

Algeria's President Inaugurates Africa's Largest Mosque

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune officially inaugurated the Grand Mosque of Algiers, the third largest in the world and the biggest in Africa, on Sunday…

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Varieties This photo provided by RR Auction shows a watch melted during the Aug.6, 1945 bombing of Hiroshima. The watch is frozen in time at the moment of detonation of the atomic bomb over the city during the closing days of World War ll, sold at auction Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 for more than $31,000. Nikki Brickett - handout one time use, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Watch Melted by Hiroshima Bomb Auctioned for $31,000

A watch melted during the August 6, 1945, bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, has sold for more than $31,000 at auction. The watch is frozen in time at the moment of…

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Varieties Canadian-Tunisian Filmmaker Monia Chokri won the César Award for Best Foreign Film, for her feature ‘Simple comme Sylvain’. (AP)

France’s César Awards Honors Two Tunisians Women

The prestigious Olympia of Paris hosted the 45th edition of the César Awards, which honors achievers in all the sectors of the French cinema, on Friday,…

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Varieties Saudi Electronic University Signs MoU with the University of Strathclyde

Saudi Electronic University Signs MoU with the University of Strathclyde

President of the Saudi Electronic University (SEU), Dr. Mohammed Mardi, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Strathclyde in…

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Saudi Space Agency Launches Competition for Students in Arab World

The Saudi Space Agency (SSA), in cooperation with Misk Foundation and the Ilmi Science Discovery & Innovation Center, launched on Sunday the Madak competition…

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Varieties Olive oil is the basis of the Mediterranean diet. (Shutterstock)

The Magic of Olive Oil, Fish, and Other Healthy Fats

By Alice Callahan The Mediterranean diet isn’t like other diets. To begin with, it’s more of a style of eating than a strict regimen. And adopting it doesn…

Varieties A Eurasian eagle-owl named Flaco sits in a tree in New York's Central Park, Feb. 6, 2023. (AP)

Celebrity Owl Flaco Dies a Year after Becoming Beloved by New York City for Zoo Escape

Flaco, the Eurasian eagle-owl who escaped from New York City’s Central Park Zoo and became one of the city’s most beloved celebrities as he flew around…