Sync Summit returns with digital call to action

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RIYADH: The Haramain High Speed Railway offers pilgrims and travelers a safe and efficient way to navigate between holy sites. The Saudi Press Agency recently witnessed the smooth operations at the Madinah station, the punctual arrivals and departures of trains carrying hundreds of pilgrims, Umrah performers, citizens and residents. The train travels with regularity and is … Read more

Pro-Palestinian protesters at Drexel ignore call to disband as arrests nationwide surpass 3,000

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PHILADELPHIA: Pro-Palestinian protesters ignored a request by Drexel University’s president to disband their encampment on Monday as arrests linked to campus demonstrations against the Israel-Hamas war surpassed the 3,000 mark nationwide. Drexel’s campus remained on lockdown, with classes being held virtually as police kept watch over the demonstration on the school’s Korman Quad. Many Drexel … Read more

FIFA orders legal review of Palestinian call to suspend Israel

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BANKOK: Soccer’s world body FIFA ordered an urgent legal evaluation on Friday of a proposal by the Palestinian Football Association to suspend Israel over the war in Gaza, promising to address it at an extraordinary meeting of its council in July. FIFA President Gianni Infantino took the decision at an annual Congress in Bangkok, where … Read more

Leaders of Jordan and Pakistan call UAE president to express concern about effects of severe storm

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DUBAI: Lawyer Omar Ushari still remembers the hope that gripped Khartoum after the uprising that overthrew President Omar Bashir in 2019. Now, after a year of war between rival generals, much of the Sudanese capital lies in ruins.The 46-year-old, then detained for his activism, celebrated behind bars when Bashir was toppled in a palace coup.In … Read more

Saudi FM receives phone call from Belgian counterpart

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RIYADH: In a world fixated on beauty and aesthetic perfection, Saudi artist Asrar Al-Qarni is boldly producing anti-aesthetic and unsettling art. Through her work, the 33-year-old challenges traditional notions of beauty and protests conformity. She compels viewers to confront uncomfortable truths and explore darker aspects of society. This unconventional approach to art can be seen … Read more

Call to close UNRWA is attempt to strip millions of Palestinians of refugee status: agency chief

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Why displaced Syrians in Lebanon face an agonizing dilemma amid mounting hostility  LONDON: Syrian refugees in Lebanon are in an impossible fix, unable to safely return home while also facing mounting hostility from host communities and local authorities, especially following the death of a Lebanese Forces party official, allegedly at the hands of Syrian criminals. … Read more

Saudi FM receives phone call from Iranian counterpart

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JEDDAH: Ali Alhammadi, a Saudi 32-year-old visual artist from Aldawadmi in Riyadh, has carved out a remarkable pathway in the world of art since his professional debut in 2017. Passionate about visual arts since childhood, Alhammadi’s artistic inspiration was ignited by the “Saudi renaissance” in line with Vision 2030, prompting him to embark on a … Read more

Yemen health minister calls for international support in call with WHO regional director

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CAIRO: Talks on a truce in the Gaza conflict are making progress in Cairo and all parties have agreed on basic points, Egypt’s Al-Qahera News state-affiliated TV channel said early on Monday, citing a senior Egyptian source.Six months into its offensive against the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, Israel also voiced cautious optimism about the latest … Read more

Pelosi joins call for Biden to stop transfer of US weapons to Israel

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UK-based humanitarian refugee charity holds Ramadan fundraising iftar for Gaza evacuation center in Egypt LONDON: UK-based humanitarian charity Goodwill Caravan has hosted an iftar during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to raise funds for its emergency food and aid appeal for Gaza. More than £75,000 ($94,687) was raised from various activities throughout the evening, … Read more

UK judges, intelligence experts call for halt to Israeli arms sales

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LONDON: Three former Supreme Court justices have joined more than 600 members of the British legal profession in calling for the government to halt arms sales to Israel, saying it could make Britain complicit in genocide in Gaza. Their call was also backed by two of the country’s leading intelligence experts, who argued that Britain … Read more