Daily Archives: 23 November 2013

Hagia Sophia set for another conversion

The Turkish deputy prime minister has expressed his desire to convert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, a museum for the past 80 years, back into a mosque. He has rekindled a long-held dream of some Turkish Muslims.

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Ukrainians disappointed by distancing from Europe

On Friday, hundreds braved the rain in Maidan Nezalezhnosti square, the rallying point of the 2004 Orange Revolution. Demonstrators brandishing Ukrainian or European Union flags listened to successive speakers on the improvised podium, who each called in turn for “a … Continue reading

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