Wed, 27 Sep 2023

RIYADH -- The Cultural Landscape of Old Tea Forests of Jingmai Mountain in Pu'er, southwest China, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List on Sunday.

At its extended 45th session ongoing here in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee examined the site nominated by China and added it to the list as a cultural property, making it China's 57th World Heritage site. (Saudi Arabia-China-Old Tea Forests-World Heritage List)

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AMMAN -- Jordan's Foreign Ministry on Sunday strongly condemned the break-in by extremists into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem under the protection of the Israeli police.

The ministry said the acts represent a violation of the historical status and legal status quo at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and a desecration of holy places, according to a statement by the ministry. (Jordan-Condemnation-Israeli Raid-Al-Aqsa Mosque)

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BAGHDAD -- A Turkish drone strike in northern Iraq on Sunday killed a senior member and three militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the Counter-Terrorism Service of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region said in a statement.

They were killed at 3:00 p.m. local time (1200 GMT) when a Turkish drone attacked their vehicle on a road in the Chalmir area of Sinjar Mountain, some 120 km west of Nineveh's provincial capital Mosul, the statement said. (Iraq-Turkish Drone Attack-Kurdish Militants)

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TRIPOLI -- The special representative of the UN secretary-general for Libya on Sunday stressed the importance of swift, coordinated and united efforts to recover from the floods that hit eastern Libya last week.

Abdoulaye Bathily made the remarks in a meeting with President of the Libyan Presidency Council Mohamed Menfi in the capital Tripoli, during which he expressed condolences on behalf of the UN after deadly floods swept the city of Derna and other areas, Bathily wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. (Libya-UN-Floods Relief)

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