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This Country Has the Most Tanks, and It’s Not Even Close

Recently, dozens of military tanks were spotted traveling down the railroad line in Charleston, South Carolina.


Today's best photos: From Hajj in Makkah to protests in Manila

The National picks the most striking images from around the world


Sweden splashes out to save its unluckiest warship

Sweden splashes out to save its unluckiest warship Sweden is embarking on a colossal four-year project to safeguard a nearly 400-year-old warship that is the centrepiece of its famous Vasa Museum. The first phase of the project, dubbed "Stotta Vasa" (Support Vasa), is to stabilise the wreck.


Nine Badrinath-bound pilgrims feared dead as vehicle falls into deep gorge

According to district disaster management officials, although the exact death toll is not known, nine people are feared dead. No body had been recovered till the time of reporting. All rescued persons were in serious condition when they were being shifted to a nearby hospital.


The safest Caribbean islands for travelers

Embarking on a Caribbean adventure unveils sun-drenched landscapes, rich cultures, and unforgettable moments. However, safety concerns often cast shadows on the allure of these tropical wonders. In this guide, we dismantle common misconceptions, revealing the true safety landscape of the Caribbean. Let's navigate beyond stereotypes to uncover gems that offer not just beauty but security for travelers. Simply click on.


Act fast: Fly Air France business class to Paris for 100K miles round-trip

You can book round-trip business-class fares on Air France from Newark, New Jersey to Paris for just 100,000 miles in a new rewards deal.


Honkai: Star Rail Reveals New Battle Pass Rewards for Version 2.3

Honkai: Star Rail showcases two brand-new exclusive rewards players can acquire through the premium Nameless Honor battle pass in Version 2.3.


Hajj 2024: Saudi Arabia implements advanced cooling techniques in holy sites amid scorching heat

Saudi Gazette reportMAKKAH — As of Saturday, approximately 1.8 million pilgrims began their journey to the holy sites for the Hajj pilgrimage, braving temperatures that reach up to 48 degrees Celsius.To mitigate the extreme heat, a comprehensive system has been put in place utilizing the latest ground-cooling technologies, fire-resistant and heat-resistant tent materials, and modern air conditioning systems.Additionally, misting columns and...


Stunning nature photographs that look like paintings

Mother Nature is so impressive that at times many landscapes, animals, and natural structures look surreal—almost like paintings. However, these images are real and were captured with a camera, not a paintbrush. Click here to see these beautiful dreamlike photographs!


A glimpse into the Jamarat: Ensuring a safe and sacred ritual for pilgrims

Saudi Gazette reportMINA — For four days consecutively starting on the following morning of Arafat Day, millions of pilgrims make their way to the Jamarat facility in Mina, a pivotal location where they engage in the ritual of stoning the three pillars. This act, deeply rooted in Islamic tradition, sees pilgrims following in the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) by throwing pebbles at the Jamrah al-Sughra (small pillar),...


Pilgrims Observe Tarwiyah in Mina as Mount Arafat Prepares to Receive Them

On Friday, Hajj pilgrims observed the Day of Tarwiyah in Mina, following the prophetic tradition.They enjoyed a peaceful and secure environment as they prepared for their journey to Arafat at dawn on Saturday, the 9th of Dhu al-Hijjah, to perform the crucial ‘standing at Arafat’ ritual.The movement of pilgrims to Mina was smooth, monitored by thousands of security personnel.The Saudi government provided comprehensive care, mobilizing all...


Love“ Bridgerton”? Here are five filming locations you can visit in real life

These stunning locales from the hit Netflix series are open to the public, dates and times permitting.


Southwest Air Flight ‘Dutch Roll’ Probed by US Regulators

Federal aviation safety officials are investigating a Southwest Airlines Co. flight that experienced an unusual rolling that may be linked to a damaged backup power control unit.


Sleepers: The car world's biggest wolves in sheep’s clothing

These cars are seriously quick without bragging about it - let's take a look at the ultimate Q cars


Timeframe: Dredging Dubai's Palm Jumeirah, one of the world's greatest engineering feats

One of the world's most ambitious projects began construction 23 years ago this month. The land reclamation phase of Dubai's Palm Jumeirah project represents a remarkable feat of modern construction and urban development. Spanning several years and involving meticulous planning, innovative technology and immense effort, this phase was instrumental ...


These Insanely Helpful Garden Plants Keep the Mosquitoes Away

Say goodbye to the outdoor pests. Bugs come with the territory when you’re outdoors, but some are more tolerable than others. If it feels like mosquitoes are invading your yard, it’s understandable to want to do what you can to get rid of them. Enter mosquito repellent plants. Here’s the thing: Experts say that the best way to keep mosquitoes at bay is to use personal repellents recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But if you want to go a more natural route, you may be interested in selecting certain plants—they’re just not necessarily guaranteed to work as well as a spray. “The idea that planting certain plants around your home will successfully repel mosquitoes is only supported by anecdotal evidence and not empirical evidence,” says Eva Buckner, Ph.D., assistant professor and state extension specialist at the University of Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory. It’s important to note, though, that there is some evidence that certain plants may help discourage certain mosquitoes from setting up camp in your yard—they just don’t work as well as a chemical or spray. If it feels like your outdoor space is a haven to mosquitoes, it’s a good idea to “eliminate mosquito breeding grounds on and around your property by draining standing water from flowerpots, birdbaths, grill covers, baby pools, and other sources,” says Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., board-certified entomologist and senior vice president of public affairs at the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). Using a small fan outside may also help keep mosquitoes away since “they are not strong flyers,” Fredericks says. But if you like the look and smell of certain plants and want to see if they keep the mosquitoes away, too, there’s no reason not to try them. These are the plants fans swear are most likely to help get rid of mosquitoes. Snap up one or a few to enhance your outdoor space.


Eid Entertainment Events in Qatar

Qatar Tourism and a number of agencies and shopping centers in Qatar offer a number of entertainment activities suitable for the joy of children and families, including circus shows, theatrical performances, and entertainment in a number of malls and places in Qatar.Here is a list of the most import


Where to Have Eid Al Adha Dinner in Bahrain?

Eid Al Adha is the perfect time to create cherished memories with loved ones and one of the best ways to do so is to share a hearty meal with them. Here are some restaurants in Bahrain where you can dine with your family or friends during Eid Al Adha. Read More: Here’s When Summer 20


British holidaymakers warned they will face 'record temperatures'

The Copernicus Climate Change Service's (C3S) seasonal forecast covering July, August and September predicts extreme and hotter-than-average temperatures in the Mediterranean.


These historic buildings were demolished... But why?

Over time, our architectural aspirations as a society have evolved in impressively futuristic ways. However, it is important to realize that these new buildings were built on the foundations of their predecessors. Unfortunately, this means many of our old architectural marvels have not withstood the test of time. Many beautiful old buildings such as libraries, churches, theaters, and museums have either been destroyed by wars or torn down to make way for parking lots and highways. Click through this gallery and take a closer look at these remnants of architectural history to better understand our past.


Dogged by strays, Kosovo capital pays people to adopt them

Dogged by strays, Kosovo capital pays people to adopt them The mayor of Kosovo's capital is offering to pay people nearly a third of the country's minimum wage every month if they adopt a dog in a novel bid to clear packs of strays from the streets. The city will pay households 50 euros a month for every stray dog they adopt.


Koeman shrugs off hiccups and insists Netherlands have fighting chance

“Welkom Oranje!” is the loud Dutch welcome on billboards dotted around the factory town of Wolfsburg, home to the Netherlands for the next few weeks; many of Ronald Koeman’s side have a direct view of the steaming chimneys of the mammoth Volkswagen plant – the size of about 700 football pitches – from their plush hotel rooms opposite. Those words sit above what can only be described as a little friendly one-upmanship from the locals. “Aber nach...


Pilgrims stay overnight at Muzdalifah after descending from Arafat

MUZDALIFAH — The Hajj pilgrims started the ritual of staying overnight at the Holy Site of Muzdalifah after descending from Arafat.After sunset on Saturday, pilgrims started heading for Muzdalifah, in an orderly, calm and dignified manner reciting talbiyah a great deal. The pilgrims’ movement was complete amidst integrated services that the Saudi government has prepared so as to enable the pilgrims to perform their rituals in ease and...


Hajj pilgrims advised on safe practices for stoning

Saudi Gazette reportMINA — As pilgrims gather in the vast expanse of Mina to partake in the stoning of the Jamarat, a ritual embedded in the Hajj pilgrimage, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has outlined essential guidelines to ensure the safety and spiritual integrity of this solemn act.In an effort to preserve the sanctity and order of the ritual, the Ministry has issued specific instructions, urging pilgrims to refrain from climbing the...


I've Eaten At Nearly Every Single Chain Restaurant—These Are The Best Menu Items

Two years later and 20 restaurants down, this is our official list. People always ask: What are the *best* chain restaurant menu items? Honestly, I've tried too many to count; they've all become a massive blur in my memory. So, to make your lives easier (and, selfishly, mine), I've made the official ranking of the best menu items at each restaurant I've visited. Buckle up y'all.


Forbes Tower in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital aims to revolutionize green skyscrapers

Magnum Real Estate has submitted a proposal to construct the Forbes International Tower in Egypt8217s New Administrative Capital in collaboration with global media company Forbes The project is expected to have direct investments of approximately 1 billion and represents one of the world8217s best architectural designs It aims to add a distinctive architectural mark that hellip


12 killed, 14 critically injured as vehicle skids off into Alaknanda river

The injured were rushed to the Rudraprayag District Hospital, from where seven of them were subsequently airlifted to AIIMS Rishikesh.


5 Signs You Have Toxic In-Laws

Identifying these red flags that you have toxic in-laws is the first step to protecting your mental and emotional well-being.


Eid Al-Adha Traditions From Around The World

Photo Credit: VOAnews, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Egypt Families gather during the Eid Al-Adha holiday for large feasts that often include traditional dishes like Fattah. It is also very common in Egypt to visit the graves of deceased relatives to offer prayers and remember loved ones during the Eid holiday. Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia hold...


United States-Canada: test your knowledge of the longest international border in the world

Drawn up in 1793, the Canada-United States border is the longest international border in the world. Set between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, it weaves and meanders through forests, lakes, rivers, mountains, and towns. Much of the border follows the 49th parallel, itself established in the 1760s as the boundary between the province of Quebec and the state of New York. The border separates the second and fourth largest countries in the world by area. By sharing a land boundary line, the US and Canada have a lot in common. But these nations can also boast some unique aspects about this vast and impressive frontier. So, are you interested in learning more about the borderland? Click through and follow your own line of inquiry.


“Bridgerton” star Luke Newton on Colin's jealousy of Whistledown and his future as a writer

"He finds it intimidating that [Penelope's] so successful," Newton tells EW. "And he has to learn to accept that and how the power dynamic shifts between them."


Fly Jinnah starts non-stop flights to Bahrain

Fly Jinnah, Pakistan's low-cost carrier, has commenced non-stop flights between Islamabad and Bahrain, adding another destination to its rapidly expanding network after launching flights to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman.The carrier commemorated the start of its new route with a pre-departure inaugural ceremony at Islamabad International Airport, attended by Fly Jinnah representatives and senior management from Islamabad International...


UP CM releases Asiatic lion pair Bharat and Gauri at Gorakhpur Zoo

Earlier, on June 2, Chief Minister Adityanath visited the zoo to observe the five-year-old lion Bharat and the seven-year-old lioness Gauri.


Over 1.83 million pilgrims perform Hajj this year

Saudi Gazette ReportARAFAT — The General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) announced on Saturday the official figures of the total number of pilgrims who are performing Hajj this year. A total of 1,833,164 pilgrims came from within the Kingdom and abroad to perform the annual pilgrimage and these include 1,611,310 foreign pilgrims and 221,854 domestic pilgrims, both citizens and expatriates, the GASTAT said in a statement carried by the Saudi...


Team What’s On pick their favourite things in the UAE right now

These are our favourite things in the UAE right now… Celebrating World Burger Day with… Five Guys That’s the burger chain, not a hypothetical entourage. This Tuesday saw the annual passing of the internationally observed Burger Day. It doesn’t have the goth caché of Halloween, or the transubstantiated chocolate of Easter – but it does […]


The Best Wellness Retreats To Kick Off Your New Year

Whether you want to be out in nature, get a good workout or just feel restored, we have something great for you.


Hajj: Over 2 Mln Pilgrims at Mount Arafat for Most Important Rite

Mount Arafat - More than two million pilgrims gathered at Mount Arafat on Saturday to perform the most important rite of the Hajj in an atmosphere of piety and meditation.The pilgrims will perform the Dhuhur and Asr prayers, shortened and grouped together with a single call (adhan) but two iqama, in the Namira Mosque after listening to the Arafat Khutba (sermon), which will be translated into some twenty languages. At sunset, they will make...


I 'Taylor-gated' The Eras Tour. It was a cheap, fun way to experience Taylor Swift's sold-out show and I would recommend it.

Taylor Swift fans have dubbed gathering outside The Eras Tour venues to sing and dance "Taylor-gating." I tried it for myself when the tour hit the UK.


Ten Amazing Brunch Spots to Visit in Bahrain for Eid

The mornings during Eid Al Adha can be hectic with running various errands to getting ready to receive guests so that one forgets to have a proper breakfast.You might not have time to prepare something, so it's best to visit a brunch spot with your family or friends to rejuvenate for t


Delhi Airport Sets Up Biometric Registration Kiosks For Faster Immigration Processing

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Friday announced the launch of innovative Biometric Registration kiosks at the international arrival pier of the Delhi Airport. These kiosks are specifically designed for foreign nationals arriving in India with a visa where biometric information was not collected during the application process. This is the first time that such kiosks have been implemented at any airport in India, said DIAL in a...


What makes a perfect summer read? 12 classic books that fit the bill

There's an assumption that an ideal summer book is an easy read. You know, the kind of book you take on vacation to skim through while sipping some tropical concoction at the beach or poolside, only an oversized sunhat for shade. In essence, a lighthearted romance with an easy-to-follow plot. Predictable characters in the very vague genre of contem...


Spain unleash high-speed demolition of Croatia to put tiki-taka in the past

The game was only an hour in, and the seleccion would defend when they had to, but it was as virtually done even if there as still time for a moment’s silliness, a reminder of what can happen when the tension drops, when the concentration is not complete. A glimpse of how quickly it can be lost, of a familiar flaw. There were ten minutes left when Unai Simon lost the ball trying to play out and, with Bruno Petkovic preparing to roll the ball...


Kimpton is taking over a historic resort in Hawaii

Coco Palms Resort on the Hawaiian island of Kauai is finally getting a new life as a Kimpton resort participating in IHG One Rewards.


DuangDy review: Bold Thai flavours beautifully delivered from Bangkok to Downtown Dubai

Thai cuisine is one of the most popular in the world, with distinctive flavours that draw on the Asian country’s rich cultural heritage. With many dishes now truly global in their appeal, it’s a cuisine that can be both accessible and daring. DuangDy, the brainchild of husband-and-wife duo Dylan Jones and Duangporn Songvisava, is the epitome of jus...


Extreme heat is already ruining summer travel — and it's only going to get worse

It's only June, but life-threatening temperatures and extreme climate events have already soured some travelers' European vacation plans.


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


How to Avoid the Holiday Rush at Airports during Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha, one of the most significant holidays in the Islamic calendar, is a time for celebration and family gatherings. However, it also marks one of the busiest travel periods, especially in the Middle East and GCC region. Airports can become extremely crowded, leading to long lines, delays, an


American tourist, 59, vanishes from Greek Island solo hike – days after TV doctor Michael Mosley’s death

American tourist, 59, vanishes from Greek Island solo hike – days after TV doctor Michael Mosley’s death - A rescue operation was launched on Tuesday afternoon and resumed on Wednesday morning for Albert Calibet


Different ways that spirits may communicate with us

Have you ever spotted a wild animal during the day and felt it was there to tell you something? Ever felt your hairs stand on end when listening to a song you haven't heard in years? If so, it's possible a spirit was trying to contact you. Indeed, many people believe that our loved ones stay in contact with us via various channels, even once they have passed. Curious? Check out this gallery to find out more.


The high-tech art lab hidden underneath Paris

The high-tech art lab hidden underneath Paris It looks like the lair of a Bond villain: behind armoured doors, buried underground below the Louvre in Paris, lies one of the most high-tech art labs in the world. Some fragments may also pass through AGLAE (the French acronym for the Grand Louvre Accelerator of Elemental Analysis), installed in the 1990s and the only one in the world to work exclusively on artworks.