AMMAN — Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein married Saudi Arabian architect Rajwa Al-Saif on Thursday during a lavish wedding ceremony attended by Arab and foreign dignitaries, the Royal Hashemite Court announced.

At the wedding ceremony held at the Zahran Palace, King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania warmly welcomed the guests that included kings, queens, princesses, and top officials from many countries across the world. (Jordan-Crown Prince-Wedding)

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CAIRO — One person was killed and five others were wounded in the Egyptian capital of Cairo as a massive sandstorm hit several parts of Egypt on Thursday.

The casualties resulted from a billboard’s collapse at the 6th October bridge in Cairo, according to local media reports. (Egypt-Sandstorm-Billboard Collapse)

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TEHRAN — Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi on Thursday urged the Iraqi government to tighten supervision over the shared border to stop the smuggling of weapons into Iran.

Vahidi made the remarks in a meeting held in Iran’s northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, which was attended by the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Mohammad Rezvani-Far as well as governors from the border provinces of Iran and Iraq’s Kurdistan region, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. (Iran-Iraq-Border Protection)

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ANKARA — Turkish Supreme Election Council Thursday officially declared Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the winner of the presidential election runoff with 52.18 percent of the votes.

In the second round of the presidential election on May 28, a total of 52,093,375 voters cast their ballots in Türkiye, and the voting rate was 85.72 percent, Ahmet Yener, chair of the election body told reporters. (Türkiye-Elections-Official Results)