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  • British-Iranian Citizen Says She Had to Sign ‘False Confession’ Before Being Freed
    by Alexander Zhang on May 23, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who returned to the UK in March after spending six years in detention in Iran, has revealed she was forced to sign a “false confession” in front of a UK government official before she was allowed to leave Iran. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 43, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was

  • Iran Revolutionary Guard Colonel Is Shot Dead in Tehran
    by The Associated Press on May 23, 2022 at 3:56 am

    TEHRAN, Iran—A senior member of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard was killed outside his home in Tehran on Sunday by unidentified gunmen on a motorbike, state TV reported. Although the Guard gave only scant detail about the attack that occurred in broad daylight in the heart of Iran’s capital, the group blamed the killing on “global

  • Taliban Enforcing Face-Cover Order for Female TV Anchors
    by The Associated Press on May 23, 2022 at 3:46 am

    ISLAMABAD—Afghanistan’s Taliban terrorist group on Sunday began enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air. The move is part of a hard-line shift drawing condemnation from rights activists. After the order was announced Thursday, only a handful of news outlets complied. But on Sunday, most

  • Israel Confirms First Monkeypox Case
    by Reuters on May 22, 2022 at 3:18 am

    JERUSALEM—Israel on Saturday reported its first confirmed case of monkeypox, which officials expected would be contained. The case is a man in his 30s who had returned from a trip in western Europe, according to the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center—Ichilov, where he is quarantined and in mild condition. Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz said a

  • Jordan’s King Restricts Prince Hamza’s Communications, Residency, Movements
    by Reuters on May 20, 2022 at 6:49 am

    AMMAN—Jordan’s King Abdullah said on Thursday he was restricting the movements of his estranged half brother Prince Hamza and curtailing his contacts with the outside world to ensure he does not act against his country’s interests. Hamza, a former heir to Jordan’s throne who was placed under house arrest last year, was accused in April