A top Turkish court yesterday struck down the 1934 Cabinet decree that turned Istanbul's Hagia Sophia into a museum, paving the way for its use again as a mosque after an 85-year hiatus.
Dozens of followers of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and its allies yesterday staged a protest near the US embassy in Beirut against what they call Washington’s meddling in Lebanese affairs.
Palestinian leaders hope Democrat Joe Biden will tone down Washington’s pro-Israel policies if he becomes US president, and Palestinian-Americans have been pressing his campaign for a change, sources familiar with the efforts said. So far, their efforts have had little impact, the sources said.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the Security Council yesterday that the conflict in Libya has entered a new phase with “unprecedented levels” of foreign interference and mercenaries in the oil-producing country.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani yesterday banned people from holding ceremonies to celebrate weddings and funerals as the number of coronavirus cases in the country continues to rise steeply.
The foreign ministers of Egypt, Germany, France and Jordan issued a stark warning to Israel yesterday against annexing Palestinian land in the West Bank.
Syrian and Russian planes have carried out deadly aerial strikes on schools, hospitals and markets in Idlib province that amount to war crimes, UN investigators said yesterday in a report that also condemned attacks by militants.