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German President: Buchenwald a Reminder of Nazi ‘Barbarism’

WEIMAR, Germany — Germany’s president on Sunday marked the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp by reminding his compatriots of the inconceivable atrocities the Nazis committed there during the Third Reich.

Prisoners and US army soldiers stand behind the gate of Buchenwald concentration camp on which it is written 'Jedem das seine' (To each his just deserts). The construction of Buchenwald camp started 15 July 1937 and was liberated by US General Patton's army 11 April 1945. Between 239,000 and 250,000 …

Christians Mark Good Friday in Holy Land as Some Sites Reopen

JERUSALEM — Christians in the Holy Land are marking Good Friday this year amid signs the coronavirus crisis is winding down, with religious sites open to limited numbers of faithful but none of the mass pilgrimages usually seen in the Holy Week leading up to Easter.

TOPSHOT - Fransiscan friars march in procession during a mass to commemorate the Washing of the Feet around the Edicule, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, on Holy Thursday at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, on April 1, 2021. - Holy Thursday or …

Turkey Withdraws from European Treaty Protecting Women

ISTANBUL — Turkey withdrew early Saturday from a landmark European treaty protecting women from violence that it was the first country to sign 10 years ago and which bears the name of its largest city.

A woman reacts as riot police officers detain a student during a protest, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Students and faculty members at Bogazici University have been staging demonstrations in protest of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Jan. 1 appointment of an academic with links to his ruling party, …

Lawyer: Iran Charges Detained French Tourist with Spying

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has charged a French tourist with spying and “spreading propaganda against the system,” his lawyer said Monday, the latest in a series of cases against foreigners at a time of heightened tensions between Iran and the West.

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Pictures: Pope Francis Defies Pandemic, Arrives in Iraq to Rally Christians

BAGHDAD — Pope Francis arrived in Iraq on Friday to urge the country’s dwindling number of Christians to stay put and help rebuild the country after years of war and persecution, brushing aside the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns to make his first-ever papal visit.

Pope Francis arrives in Baghdad on March 5, 2021 in his first visit to Iraq. - Pope Francis began his historic trip to war-scarred Iraq, defying security concerns and the coronavirus pandemic to comfort one of the world's oldest and most persecuted Christian communities. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP) …

Half of Israelis Have Had at Least One Coronavirus Jab: Ministry

Jérusalem (AFP) — Just over half of Israel’s population has had at least a first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the health ministry said Friday in its latest update. It said that 4.65 million of the country’s 9.29 million

Paramedics administer a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to men inside a mobile clinic of Magen David Adom at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem on February 22, 2021. - Israel's inoculation campaign is regarded as the world's fastest, with one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine administered to 4.25 …

Emirates Man Arrested for Stealing Camel as Gift for Girlfriend

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Emirati police have arrested a man for allegedly stealing a highly valuable newborn camel to give to his girlfriend for her birthday, the United Arab Emirates’ state-linked newspaper reported Wednesday.

Camels are seen during a beauty contest as part of the annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 160 kilometres east of Riyadh, on January 19, 2018. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features races and camels beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. …

Iran Starts Limited Coronavirus Vaccinations with Russian Shots

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Tuesday launched a coronavirus inoculation campaign among healthcare professionals with recently delivered Russian Sputnik V vaccines as the country struggles to stem the worst outbreak of the pandemic in the Middle East with its death toll nearing 59,000.

An Iranian health worker prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as the country launches its inoculation campain, at the Imam Khomeini hospital in the capital Tehran, on February, 9, 2021. - The inoculation effort for 80-million-plus population is starting with Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, authorities have said, as the …

Israel to Ease Lockdown as Coronavirus Numbers Slow

JERUSALEM — Israel announced Friday that it will ease lockdown measures but keep its international airport and land borders closed following a slight fall in the spread of coronavirus cases.

Israeli Paramedics of Maguen David Adom (Israel's National Emergency Pre-Hospital Medical Organisation) at the coronavirus national operations center, perform a coronavirus test exercise on a volunteer on February 26, 2020 in the central Israeli city of Kiryat Ono. - Some 80,000 people are infected worldwide, including nearly 2,800 outside China, …