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World Council of Churches 'dismayed' over Hagia Sophia decision

11 July, 2020

The council of 350 churches worldwide wrote to Turkey's president to express its opposition to the move.

Iraq PM vows to fight customs corruption

11 July, 2020

Customs offices are accused of getting kickbacks from traders in exchange for charging no or low import duties.

UN to vote on reduced extension of Syria aid

11 July, 2020

Saturday's vote will be on a new draft text submitted overnight by Germany and Belgium, which would provide for a single aid access point into Syria.

More coronavirus cases reported in Syria's Idlib

11 July, 2020

The enclave is currently under threat of losing crucial humanitarian aid access.

Iran's Rouhani says coronavirus lockdown would cause 'chaos, hardship'

11 July, 2020

Iran has battled the Middle East's worst outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Emirates airline to cut up to 9,000 jobs: report

11 July, 2020

Before the crisis hit, Emirates employed some 60,000 staff, including 4,300 pilots and nearly 22,000 cabin crew.

Bosnia Muslims commemorate 25 years since Srebrenica genocide

11 July, 2020

On July 11, 1995, after capturing the ill-fated town, Serb forces killed more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in a few days.

Turkey amends laws to allow multiple lawyer associations

11 July, 2020

Critics say the move could limit the independence of lawyers and reduce the professional associations’ clout.

Iran signs agreement to bolster Syria's air defence systems

11 July, 2020

Chief of staff of Iran's armed forces met with Syrian president Bashar Assad during a visit to Syria, where they signed an agreement to reinforce the regime's air defence systems.

US 'disappointed' by Turkey mosque move on Hagia Sophia

11 July, 2020

Turkey's decision to transform the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia into a mosque was 'disappointed' the United States said on Friday.

UN 'hopeful' team can visit oil tanker off Yemen

11 July, 2020

Houthi rebels control the western Red Sea ports, including Ras Issa, 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from where the FSO Safer tanker has been moored since the 1980s.

US demands $879 million from Iran over Saudi attack

11 July, 2020

Saudi Hezbollah allegedly carried out the attack by driving an explosives-laden truck into the eight-story Khobar Towers complex where Western and Saudi forces were staying.

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