Authorities believe the death toll from the tragedy could increase as the scale of the accident becomes apparent.
The archaeological complex is at risk of mudslides due to heavy rainfall in winter and forest fires in summer.
The Aragoz puppet, with a wooden head, red conical hat, thin painted moustache and a bright red cloth cloak and his sketches are part of the country's cultural heritage.
The parade featured "the Savage", a white man clad in a black costume, his face and hands covered in black body paint, his head adorned with a feathered war bonnet, a chain hanging from his neck and a golden piercing protruding from his nose.
The city on the Euphrates River is about 85 kilometers south of the capital Baghdad and once was a main tourist attraction before Iraq suffered one war after another in the past four decades.
The Trump administration recently launched a new Africa policy to counter the ‘predatory’ practices of Russia and China, but many experts in the region say the US is too late to the game.
Withdrawing from UNESCO, Trump's promise to broker the 'deal of the century' between Palestine and Israel is drowned by its acceptance of a history that has little to do with fact.
The United Arab Emirates will put forward $50.4 million to rebuild Mosul's Grand Al Nuri Mosque, which was ruined last year, the country's Culture Minister Noura al Kaabi said on Monday.
The agency's general conference, which includes all 195 members, on Friday formally approved Audrey Azoulay's four-year term.
The vote came a day after Israel and the US said they’re pulling out of the organisation. Azoulay's first job will be to find ways to plug budget shortfalls after losing $80 million in annual US funding.
Washington has already withheld its funding for UNESCO since 2011, when the body admitted Palestine as a full member.
More than 10,000 people, mostly from the ethnic Gayo community, took part in the performance, stressing the need to conserve a threatened national park in the westernmost province.
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