Anadolu Agency’s Morning Briefing – July 10, 2022

The body of Shinzo Abe, the slain former Japanese prime minister, was returned to Tokyo accompanied by his wife.

An estimated 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide flocked to perform prayers on the first day of the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday.

Heavy rains. flash floods and windstorms claimed 15 more lives in Pakistan in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll since June 1 to nearly 100, according to authorities and media reports.

Ahead of commemoration ceremonies set for next week, more skeletal remains of victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina have been discovered in 85 mass graves.

The genocide in Srebrenica is one of the biggest war crimes in Europe since World War II, said the Czech prime minister.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will resign July 13, according to Sri Lanka's parliament speaker. And Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed his willingness to step down to pave the way for an all-party government in the South Asian country after months of political and economic turmoil. Months into the country’s worst-ever economic crisis, thousands of protesters stormed the president’s residence and demanded his immediate resignation, according to media reports.

Türkiye has neutralized nearly 2,000 terrorists in cross-border anti-terror operations this year, said the country’s defense chief.

Elena Rybakina defeated Ons Jabeur to win the 2022 Wimbledon women's singles title.

A group of YPG/PKK terror group supporters demonstrated in Stockholm to protest the recent memorandum between Türkiye, Sweden and Finland.

The US imposed visa restrictions on 28 Cuban officials, accusing them of engaging in the suppression of anti-government protests on the island.

The PKK terror group’s presence in northern Iraq is hampering education in the region, said a local official.

Russian missiles damaged several buildings in the eastern Ukrainian city of Druzhkivka.

The death toll from a glacier collapse in the Italian Alps rose to 11, according to media reports.

The Turkish president and Pakistan's prime minister exchanged greetings for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

Britain’s current chancellor and transport secretary have launched bids to become the next leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister, bringing the number of candidates to six.

Around 1 million Muslims in the holy city of Mecca completed Hajj and became pilgrims.

Source: Anadolu Agency