Some 350,000 people have attended Friday prayer in Istanbul's iconic mosque after a Turkish court annulled a 1934 Council of State decree that had turned Hagia Sophia into a museum, paving the way for its use again as a mosque.
This is the full transcript of the first Friday prayer sermon since the Hagia Sophia’s restoration to a mosque.
Baghdadi's death, which has been frequently reported since he declared a caliphate from a mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014, is one of the biggest blows yet to Daesh, which is trying to defend its shrinking territory in Syria and Iraq.
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