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Riyadh Season Visitors Enjoy Big Balloon Ride in Wonder Garden

Varieties The zone also features sub-zones, such as the Flamingo Lake, the Butterfly Garden, and many others - SPA

Riyadh Season Visitors Enjoy Big Balloon Ride in Wonder Garden

Wonder Garden, a zone part of Riyadh Season 2023, offers an unforgettable experience to visitors of all ages, the Saudi Press Agency SPA said in its reported…

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Varieties The ministry has distributed 145,241 copies of awareness-raising and guidance publications to the visitors - SPA

Islamic Electronic Library Records 399,692 Book Downloads

Islamic Electronic Library, provided by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, has recorded a total of 399,692 books downloads during this…

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Varieties File photo: Sea lions are seen on a street of Mar del Plata harbor during the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Mar del Plata, some 400 km south of Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP.

Bird Flu Kills over 900 Seals, Sea Lions in South Brazil

Nearly 1,000 seals and sea lions in southern Brazil have died from bird flu outbreaks, say authorities, who are scrambling to isolate the deadly virus from…

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Varieties The project was launched in collaboration with Al-Basar International Foundation - SPA.

KSrelief Launches Noor Saudi Volunteer Program to Combat Blindness in Djibouti

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) initiated the Noor Saudi Volunteer Program to Combat Blindness and its related diseases in Djibouti…

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Varieties A landmark is lit up in the colors of the national flag in Diriyah on the occasion of Saudi National Day. (SPA file photo)

Saudi Arabia Participates in UN High-level AI Advisory Body Meeting

The United Nations High-level Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence, composed of 38 members from various countries worldwide, has held its first in-person…

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Lebanese Professor Wins Great Arab Minds Award in Technology, Engineering

Lebanon’s Fadil Adib, associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), won the Great Arab Minds Award 2023 in engineering and technology…

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Egyptian Artists Hail Decision to Name Bridge in Cairo after Adel Emam

The decision to name a bridge in the Egyptian capital after star Adel Emam, also famed as “The Leader”, was widely celebrated in the artistic circles. Emam…

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Varieties This photo provided by RR Auction shows an official menu for a state banquet signed by former Chinese leader Mao Zedong that has been auctioned for $275,000. (RR Auction via AP)

Menu Signed by Mao Zedong Brings a Quarter Million Dollars at Auction

An official menu for a state banquet that bears the signature of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong has been auctioned for $275,000. Boston-based RR Auction said…

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Varieties FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attend the sitting volleyball finals at the 2023 Invictus Games, an international multi-sport event for injured soldiers, in Duesseldorf, Germany September 15, 2023. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw/File Photo/File Photo

Judge Rules against Prince Harry in Early Stage of Libel Case against Daily Mail Publisher

Prince Harry lost a preliminary round Friday in his libel case against the publisher of the Daily Mail tabloid over an article that said he tried to hide his…

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Varieties Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has announced the arrival of a new Arabian leopard to the Arabian Leopard Breeding Center (ALBC) in Taif. SPA

Royal Commission for AlUla Announces Arrival of New Leopard in Taif

Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has announced the arrival of a new Arabian leopard to the Arabian Leopard Breeding Center (ALBC) in Taif, as…

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Varieties The film is produced by Tape Productions in collaboration with the Red Sea Fund, and is directed by Fares Godus, starring Sohayb Godus, Najm, Fatma AlBanawi, and Hakim Juma. SPA

‘Ahlam Alasr' Film Achieves Remarkable Success at Red Sea Festival Premiere

Funded by the Saudi Cultural Development Fund, the film `Ahlam Alasr' attracted audiences at its premiere at the third annual Red Sea International Film…

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Varieties A dog stands in flood waters in Shirikisho village, Tana Delta region, in Kenya, 07 December 2023. (EPA)

Scientists: Climate Change Intensified the Rains Devastating East Africa

Ongoing catastrophic rains in Eastern Africa have been worsened by human-caused climate change that made them up to two times more intense, an international…

Varieties The agreement was signed by Ma’aden CEO Robert Wilt and Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu CEO Mahmood Al Theeb

Ma’aden, Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu Establish Mangrove Park to Preserve Coastal Ecosystems

Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu to establish a mangrove park in…

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Varieties Using Renewable Energy to Improve Quality of Life Project Concludes in Yemen with Benefiting over 62,000 Yemenis. (SPA)

Renewable Energy Project in Yemen to Benefit over 62,000 Yemenis

Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik attended in Aden the closing ceremony of the Using Renewable Energy to Improve Quality of Life Project, which was…

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US Promises Climate Aid for 20 Developing Cities

The USAID chief on Wednesday promised support for two dozen developing cities to cope with climate change and announced more than $2 billion in new adaptation…

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Varieties According to Copernicus, 2023's global average temperature is 1.46°C warmer than pre-industrial levels. Reuters

This Year will be the Hottest in Recorded History, Confirms European Monitor

This year will be the hottest in recorded history after an "extraordinary" November became the sixth record-breaking month in a row, EU's Copernicus Climate…

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Varieties An aerial view of deserted streets around Hagia Sophia during a two-day curfew imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Istanbul, Türkiye, April 11, 2020. (Reuters)

US Returns $8 Mn of Stolen Treasures to Türkiye

United States authorities have returned $8 million of stolen antiquities -- some of which were plundered as far back as the 1960s -- to Türkiye, a prosecutor…

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Varieties SEC acknowledged its role in addressing climate change and achieving carbon neutrality despite its tremendous contributions to providing electric power - SPA

Saudi Electricity Company Targets Net Zero Emissions by 2050

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), the largest producer, transmitter, and distributor of electrical energy in the Middle East and North Africa, announced…

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Varieties In this May 5, 2022, file photo, a nurse administers the Pfizer booster shot at a COVID-19 vaccination and testing site in Los Angeles. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images, FILE

Scientists Develop New Technique to Deliver Vaccines without Needles

British researchers announced that they have developed a new technique that delivers vaccines in the body without needles. The technique could help deliver…

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Varieties An international expert in medical oncology said the concerned organizations should adopt a more realistic approach to banish smokers from cigarettes. AP

French Oncologist: Alternative Smoking Reduces Mortalities but Still Harmful

The World Health Organizations (WHO) estimates that there are around one billion smokers worldwide, a number that is not expected to decline in the foreseeable…

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Varieties  An undated handout image of a view from above of the body of a fossilized male mosquito trapped in amber found in central Lebanon dating to about 130 million years ago. (Dany Azar/Handout via Reuters)

Discovered in Lebanon, Oldest Mosquito Fossil Comes with a Bloodsucking Surprise

Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are killed annually by malaria and other diseases spread through the bite of mosquitoes, insects that date back to…

Varieties FILE - Britain's Prince Harry arrives in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in London, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Prince Harry Challenges UK Government's Decision to Strip Him of Security Detail When He Moved to US

Prince Harry is challenging on Tuesday the British government’s decision to strip him of his security detail after he gave up his status as a working member of…

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Varieties Dr. Mohammed Saud Al-Tamimi chaired the Kingdom's delegation and participated in the Space Agencies Leaders' Summit held in Dubai - SPA

Kingdom Participates in Space Agencies Leaders' Summit at COP28

The CEO of the Saudi Space Agency (SSA), Dr. Mohammed Saud Al-Tamimi, chaired the Kingdom's delegation and participated in the Space Agencies Leaders' Summit…

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Varieties The festival's activities have been focused on enhancing interaction and communication between industry professionals and the audience - File Photo

Red Sea Film Festival Continues Activities to Foster Communication among Industry Professionals, Audience

The third edition of the Red Sea Film Festival continued its activities Monday for the fifth day, featuring a diverse range of screenings and events, including…

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Varieties A planted field in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. (Photo: Reuters)

Alfadley: Saudi Arabia is Steadily Moving towards Planting 600 Million Trees by 2030

Saudi Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture, Eng. Abdulrahman Abdulmohsen Alfadley, took part in the third edition of the Saudi Green Initiative…

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Varieties Arab Energy Fund Plans up to $1 bln for Decarbonization Technologies

Arab Energy Fund Plans up to $1 bln for Decarbonization Technologies

The Arab Energy Fund, formerly known as APICORP, plans to invest up to $1 billion over the next five years in decarbonization technologies, the Middle East and…

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Varieties The offices of British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca PLC in Macclesfield, England, on July 21, 2020. (Paul Ellis/AFP)

AstraZeneca Teams Up with AI Firm to Develop Cancer Drug

Anglo-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca has signed a deal worth up to $247 million with US artificial intelligence (AI) biologics firm Absci to design an antibody…

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Varieties Benjakitti Park in Bangkok in January, 2022. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Living in Green Spaces Could Slow Cell Aging, New Study Finds

A new research indicates that exposure to parks, trees and other green spaces can slow the rates at which our cells age. According to The Guardian, the…

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Varieties Organized by the Saudi Data and AI Authority (SDAIA) in collaboration with KAUST, this global competition took place simultaneously in 39 countries, drawing over 18,000 students from public schools. SPA

18,000 Students from 39 Countries Participate in World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth

The World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth (WAICY) was held at the headquarters of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in…

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