In a bid to stem the novel coronavirus spread, Jordan ordered all shops to close and all people to stay off the streets until at least Tuesday, when it plans to announce specific times for shopping.
Sixteen people, including three children, were killed outside the Mahamasina stadium during national independence day celebrations.
Japanese stocks plunged Tuesday and other Asian markets declined following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by Trump's attack on the US central bank and political chaos in Washington.
Venezuela has launched a series of dramatic economic reforms, beginning with the release of currency with five fewer zeros in a bid to tame soaring inflation.
The day commemorates Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's arrival in the Black Sea city of Samsun from Istanbul to organise the war that saw the remnants of the Ottoman Empire transformed into modern Turkey four years later.
South Korea has recently sought to revisit the issue of wartime "comfort women" while Japan agreed to apologise to the women and provided a $9.38 million fund to help them under a 2015 deal.
Even though his birthday has been declared a national holiday, there were no cakes or massive celebrations and media treated the day as a non-event.
From Fiji to Malaysia, India and elsewhere in the world, the annual Thaipusam festival marks the day when the goddess Parvathi gave her son Lord Murugan a powerful lance to fight demons.
Iraq’s PM Haider al Abadi said on Saturday that the war against Daesh is over after more than three years. Abadi said that Iraq had been "totally liberated" from Daesh militants.
Open Mosque Day takes place on the national holiday celebrating Germany's reunification in 1990. But the recent election success of the far right Alternative for Germany party has some people worried about how unified the country really is.
President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the army to break what his opponents vow will be a major protest rally on Wednesday - a national holiday that marks the start of Venezuela's independence struggle in 1810.
More than three-quarters of the vote has been counted in a referendum on whether to keep January 9 as a national holiday despite a ban issued by Bosnia's Constitutional Court.
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