A woman works on her farm in Youssifiyah, Iraq. Associated Press
Authorities said the deaths occurred largely due to electrocutions caused by ill-maintained power lines even as large segments of the city suffered hours-long outages that lasted up to a day in some areas.
This time last year, most of Iraq’s historic marshlands were dry, desiccated by upstream damming and a chronic lack of rainfall.
Would you risk your life for a truffle? In southern Iraq's desolate desert, the dangerous search means nothing less than a quest for treasure, one that mixes equal parts timing, superstition and danger.
In a statement, it mentioned that 793 people have recovered and 1 person passed away in the last 24 hours.
With less than four weeks left until the United Kingdom finally exits the EU’s orbit on Dec.31, both sides are calling on the other to compromise over fishing, state aid and how to resolve any future disputes.
Authorities said mosques in each emirate would open for Friday prayers provided they abide by the COVID-19 precautionary protocols.
The United States on Thursday added China’s top chipmaker, SMIC, and oil giant CNOOC to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies, a move likely to escalate tensions with Beijing before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.