The Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) is among Turkey’s most famous and fascinating monuments. This ‘church of divine wisdom’ was inaugurated by Emperor Justinian on 26 December 537 it was the seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople and a principal setting for Byzantine imperial ceremonies, such as coronations.
After the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain has also started diplomatic relations with Israel. But the Middle East is still split.
Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are a puzzling phenomenon first detected in 2007 – but previous observations have never identified them from within our galaxy. Earlier this year, on 27 April, two space telescopes picked up powerful X-ray and gamma-ray radiation coming from a Cosmic body on the other side of the galaxy.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was widely expected to win a second term, buoyed by the compassionate and yet decisive leadership style under the crisis brought by the pandemic this year.
The National Patriotic Party (NPP), the political party that currently holds political power in Ghana, recently held a fiercely contested primary elections to elect new parliamentary candidates for the December General Elections this year.