Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Tag: Court

Pakistani court approves moving zoo’s elephant to Cambodia

Pakistani prime minister advisor to climate change Malik Amin Aslam stands as Elephant Kaavan is seen behind a fence at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad on July 18, 2020. - A Pakistani court approved the relocation of a lonely and mistreated elephant to Cambodia on July 18 after the pachyderm became the subject of a high-profile rights campaign backed by music star Cher. (Photo by Farooq NAEEM / AFP) (Photo by FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP via Getty Images)

Islamabad, July 19 (AP) — A Pakistani court on Saturday approved the relocation of an elephant to a sprawling animal sanctuary in Cambodia after animal rights activists launched a campaign saying the pachyderm that spent three decades in the Islamic nation was being mistreated at the capital's small zoo, officials said. The decision was hailed by the World Wide Fund ...

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Erdogan declares Hagia Sophia a mosque after Turkish court ruling

A woman gestures in front of the Hagia Sophia or Ayasofya, after a court decision that paves the way for it to be converted from a museum back into a mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey, July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Istanbul, July 11 (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan declared Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia a mosque on Friday with the first Muslim prayers to begin in two weeks, after a top court ruled the ancient building’s conversion to a museum by modern Turkey’s founding statesman was illegal. Erdogan spoke on Friday just hours after the court ruling was published, brushing aside international ...

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