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Muslim prayers held in the iconic Hagia Sophia for first time...

Muslim prayers have been held in iconic Hagia Sophia after the reconversion of the Istanbul landmark into a mosque earlier this month. The Friday prayers...

Twitter reports highest-ever yearly growth in daily users

Twitter American microblogging reports its highest-ever yearly growth in daily users to lockdowns and increased conversations around coronavirus pandemic. Twitter on Thursday reported its highest-ever...

West African leaders on high-stakes mission to defuse political crisis

West African leaders Presidents of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal arrive in Bamako in a bid to defuse Mali's weeks-long political crisis. West...

Turkey taking decades old conflict with Kurdish militants deeper

Turkey shifts fight deeper into Iraq, establishing military bases and deploying armed military drones against the fighters in their mountain strongholds. The cross-border campaign has...

EU leaders clinches historic deal on pandemic recovery after fractious summit

EU leaders clinched an historic deal on a massive stimulus plan for their coronavirus-throttled economies,after a fractious summit lasting almost five days. The agreement paves...

Saudi Arabia plans Double-line rail network between Riyadh-Dammam

Saudi Railways Organisation is planning on a double-line for sending goods between Dammam and Riyadh, and raise passenger capacity by about 60 per cent. The...

European Union recovery fund plan hangs in balance

European Union plan to breathe life into economies throttled by coronavirus pandemic hung in the balance as leaders quarrelled over the level of spending. On...

Democratic presidential candidate faces party pressure as running mate search continues

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is expected to choose a candidate for vice president from a shortlist of women by early August. Biden is facing...

Israeli PM faces pushback on money-for-all Covid plan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu $6bn grant proposal for citizens to alleviate economic crisis opposed by some officials. Israel's Prime Minister has gotten a lukewarm...

Circuit judge blocks Kentucky governor’s Covid-19 executive orders

Circuit Judge ordered Kentucky Governor to cease issuing or enforcing executive orders related to Covid-19 that Kentuckians must wear mask in public. A circuit judge...

Hassan Diab sues American University of Beirut for $1m

Hassan Diab's lawsuit for exit package claims comes as American University of Beirut struggling for its financial survival in COVID affected situation. Lebanese Prime Minister...

Berlin expects breakthrough in EU migration dispute this year

Berlin said it wants EU nations to overcome a deadlock on how to handle refugees and migrants this year, dispute that divided the 27-member...

US Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down, setback to Trump

US federal judge sided with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down until more environmental review is...

Kiwi Prime Minister launches election campaign with promises of jobs, financing

Kiwi PM Jacinda Ardern launched election campaign with promises of jobs and extra financing for small businesses as a severe economic downturn looms. With promises...

Healthcare workers staged protest across France demanding pay hikes

Healthcare workers rallies demanding pay hikes come as the French government prepares to wrap up weeks of talks on hospital overhauls. Doctors, nurses and other...

Tunisian PM under pressure over conflict of interest allegations

Tunisian PM faces opposition party demands to resign over an alleged conflict of interest, potentially unravelling fragile governing coalition. The anti-corruption minister said on Tuesday...

UN chief declares Israel’s annexation plans ‘illegal’

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says Israel's annexation plans 'illegal' and warned that 'shock waves of annexation will last for decades'. Israel's aim to...

Bahrain to pay 50% of salaries for private firms

Bahrain’s government said that it would pay 50% of salaries for private company workers in sectors that hard-hit by pandemic, state news agency reported. The...

PM Johnson to unveil new infrastructure plan

PM Johnson will launch a plan to get Britain “moving again” after COVID lockdown, when govt will set out measures to boost infrastructure construction. Britain's...

United States ambassador appears on Lebanese TV despite despite ban

United States ambassador Dorothy Shea appears on Lebanese TV despite of court-imposed ban for a year over remarks that criticised powerful Shi’ite movement. Lebanese media...

Russia and Taliban denies New York Times report

Russia and Taliban denies the New York Times report that spy unit paid Taliban to attack NATO forces, Taliban denounced as an attempt to...

Leaders of Sudan,Ethiopia and Egypt to agree Nile dam deal

Leaders of Sudan,Ethiopia and Egypt hopeful that African Union could help them broker a deal to end a decade-long dispute over water supplies within...
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