Mosul's Great Mosque of al-Nuri was destroyed in June 2017 by ISIS as government forces closed in on the city. The United Arab Emirates will contribute $50.4 million to restore the mosque and other cultural landmarks.
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The AMC cinema in Riyadh hosted the first film screening in more than three decades on April 18. Movie theaters open to the wider public next month after Saudi Arabia lifted a 35-year ban on cinemas as part of a far-reaching liberalization drive.
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Young people take a photo in front of the Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque, known as the "Heart of Chechnya," and large letters reading "I love Grozny" in central Grozny, Russia, in 2017.
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Syrian state media said Tuesday that inspectors with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons had entered the town of Douma. A day later, the OPCW said that hadn't happened.
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Syrian authorities distribute bread, vegetables and pasta to residents on Monday in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria.