A 4-year-old Gaza boy lost his arm – and his family. Half a world away, he’s getting a second chance

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NEW YORK: Omar Abu Kuwaik is far from his home in Gaza. The 4-year-old’s parents and sister were killed by an Israeli airstrike, when he lost part of his arm. He’s one of the lucky ones. Through the efforts of family and strangers, Omar was brought out of Gaza and to the United States, where … Read more

4 new astronauts head to the International Space Station for a 6-month stay

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: Four astronauts headed to the International Space Station on Sunday where they will oversee the arrivals of two new rocketships during their half-year stint. SpaceX’s Falcon rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center, carrying NASA’s Matthew Dominick, Michael Barratt and Jeanette Epps and Russia’s Alexander Grebenkin. The astronauts should reach the orbiting … Read more

The US and South Korea begin large military drills to boost readiness against North’s threats

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SEOUL, South Korea: South Korea and the United States began large annual military exercises Monday to bolster their readiness against North Korean nuclear threats after the North raised animosities with an extension of missile tests and belligerent rhetoric earlier this year. The South Korean and US forces began a computer-simulated command post training called the … Read more

As Biden prepares to address the nation, more than 6 in 10 US adults doubt his mental capability

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In blunt remarks, US Vice President Harris calls out Israel over ‘catastrophe’ in Gaza CAIRO/RAFAH, Gaza Strip: US Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday demanded Palestinian militant group Hamas agree to an immediate six-week ceasefire while forcefully urging Israel to do more to boost aid deliveries into Gaza, where she said innocent people were suffering … Read more

Saudi Arabia extends voluntary oil cut of 1m barrels per day until mid-2024

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is gearing up for LEAP 2024, the world’s most-attended tech event, from March 4 to 7 at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Center in Malham. The pre-event gathering on Feb 28 announced this year’s theme as “Into New Worlds,” which encompasses new opportunities, technologies, and capabilities in the tech sector. The event … Read more

Ronaldo returns against Al-Ain as Al-Nassr eye AFC Champions League glory

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JEDDAH: Joaquin Niemann once again proved he is the hottest golfer on the planet right now and Crushers GC showed they are the most dominant team in the LIV Golf League with stunning performances at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club. The Chilean golfer, captain of Torque GC, won the individual title by four shots … Read more

Number of registered nonprofit organizations in Saudi Arabia hits 4,656

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is gearing up for LEAP 2024, the world’s most-attended tech event, from March 4 to 7 at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Center in Malham. The pre-event gathering on Feb 28 announced this year’s theme as “Into New Worlds,” which encompasses new opportunities, technologies, and capabilities in the tech sector. The event … Read more

Saudi Arabian Football Federation launches platform to broadcast local competition matches across the Kingdom

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DUBAI: Relentless leaders Al-Wasl heaped pressure on Cosmin Olaroiu’s underperforming Sharjah, Spain icon Andres Iniesta’s sinking Emirates Club looked doomed, and Farhad Majidi’s inconsistent Ittihad Kalba-reign was brought to an ignominious end during ADNOC Pro League’s matchweek 15. Friday’s grandstand clash in Dubai witnessed goals from Abdulrahman Saleh and outstanding UAE attacker Ali Saleh to maintain … Read more

Oil Updates – crude nudges higher after OPEC+ extends output cuts

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SINGAPORE: Oil prices nudged higher on Monday after OPEC+ members agreed to extend voluntary oil output cuts to the end of the second quarter, largely in line with market expectations, while Russia pledged to cut production and exports, according to Reuters. Brent futures was 14 cents, or 0.2 percent higher, at $83.69 a barrel at … Read more

KSrelief provides aid for orphans in Albania

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s aid agency KSrelief is collaborating with the Muslim community in Albania to support orphans in the country. Monthly financial assistance will be provided to 206 beneficiaries in 10 provinces covering healthcare, education and living expenses. The project includes weekly education sessions on community and social interaction.