South Korea’s prime minister and top officials offer to resign after election defeat

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WASHINGTON: A lucky Japanese astronaut will become the first non-American to set foot on the Moon during one of NASA’s upcoming Artemis missions, US President Joe Biden announced Wednesday. The offer to Japan — an opportunity many nations have long dreamed of — came as part of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s state visit, and as … Read more

Kuwait’s prime minister submits Cabinet resignation to Kuwaiti Emir – KUNA

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For families of hostages, it’s a race against time as Israel’s war reaches six-month mark “I want to see her one more time. Talk to her one more time,” said Argamani, 61, who has stage four brain cancerOn-and-off negotiations mediated by Qatar, the United States and Egypt have yielded little JERUSALEM: It’s the last wish … Read more

Crown prince receives Spanish prime minister in Jeddah

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JEDDAH: Ramadan is the month when some people are not only spiritually and religiously invigorated, but also find renewed creative energy. Arab News prepared a list of art cafes and studios around the Kingdom that offer the space and tools to aspiring artists and creative minds to practice different art media. Arty Cafe Whether you … Read more

Dutch far-right firebrand Wilders says won’t be prime minister

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THE HAGUE: Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders said Wednesday that he would not be prime minister despite his stunning election win in November, due to a lack of support across the political spectrum. “I can only become Prime Minister if ALL parties in the coalition support it. That was not the case,” Wilders said on … Read more

Spain’s prime minister says he will propose that parliament recognizes a Palestinian state

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Pakistan PM congratulates Asif Ali Zardari on re-election as president with 255 votes ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday congratulated his coalition partner Asif Ali Zardari for being elected as the country’s president for the second time, after securing 255 votes in the indirect electoral contest held in Pakistan’s parliament and provincial assemblies. Zardari … Read more

Shehbaz Sharif sworn in as Pakistan’s prime minister, capping weeks of political upheaval

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif took oath as Pakistan’s prime minister for a second term on Monday, taking over a troubled country of 241 million people that faces profound political, economic and security challenges. Sharif, 72, officially took up office at a swearing-in ceremony at the presidential office in the nation’s capital, Islamabad.  On Sunday, … Read more

Palestinian Prime Minister Shtayyeh resigns

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GAZA STRIP: Israel’s military proposed a plan for evacuating civilians from the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced Monday, after he said a ground invasion of the Palestinian territory’s southern city Rafah was necessary for “total victory.”Foreign governments and aid organizations have repeatedly expressed fears that such an operation will inflict mass civilian … Read more

Before Russia’s satellite threat, there were Starfish Prime, nesting dolls and robotic arms

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LONDON: Organizations involved in Mediterranean rescue operations are urging the European Union to overhaul its current policies, which they claim are partly responsible for the drownings of over 3,000 migrants in 2023, the Guardian reported on Thursday.In 2023, the Italian government adopted new rules which significantly curtailed the operational capabilities of NGOs, endangering the lives … Read more

Saudi Arabia in prime position to become global leader in AI regulation, expert says

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RIYADH: Building on its successful debut, the World Defense Show returns to Riyadh this February, with over 750 exhibitors from 77 countries set to emphasize future readiness in the sector. Founded by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Military Industries, WDS serves as a global forum for innovation and technological discourse in the defense industry, covering five … Read more

Ethiopia’s deputy prime minister replaced as VP of ruling party

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STOCKHOLM: Sweden will not negotiate with Hungary over its application to join NATO, which Budapest is the sole member of the alliance to yet ratify, Swedish Prime Minster Ulf Kristersson said on Friday. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, however, said he now expected Hungary’s parliament to give a green light at the end of next month.Sweden, … Read more