Azerbaijan Opposition Leader Beaten While in Custody

Azerbaijan police violently dispersed a peaceful protest in central Baku, and detained dozens of protesters, including the opposition leader, Tofig Yagublu, the Human Rights Watch said on Friday. Yagublu, 60, said police severely beat him while videoing him and demanding …

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EU Expresses Concern Over Hatred, Intolerance in Pakistan Society

The EU has called on the Pakistani government to take measures to counter extremist forces promoting hatred and intolerance, creating harm to society and putting a strain on Pakistan’s international relations. The EU raised concerns regarding cases of torture, enforced …

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US Cautions Russia Against Ukraine Invasion

US President Joe Biden said it would make it “very, very difficult” for Russian President Vladimir Putin to take military action in Ukraine. He said that his administration is putting together a comprehensive set of initiatives to curb Russian aggression. …

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European Diplomats Express Dismay Over Iran’s Proposal in Nuclear Talks

European diplomats expressed “disappointment and concern” on Friday after five days of international negotiations in Vienna on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as they broke off until next week. The diplomats expressed dismay after Iran submitted two draft proposals …

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UAE Buys $20B in French Military Fighter and Helicopter Deal

The French President Macron and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan on Friday signed the largest weapons deal worth $20 billion that includes 80 French-made Dassault Rafale fighter planes and 12 Caracal (Super Puma H225M) helicopters. …

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De Santis Proposes Re-establishing the Florida State Guard

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed re-establishing the Florida State Guard, a civilian volunteer force that would be solely under the state’s command. According to DeSantis, “the Florida State Guard will further support those emergency response efforts in the event of …

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Army Bomb Squad Called in After Artillery Shell was Found Stuck in Man’s Anus

The 11th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment was called into the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital after a man came in with a 57mm artillery shell lodged in his anus. Hospital staff managed to remove the object from the patient before the bomb …

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World Health Organization Warns of Omicron Transmissibility, Surge Expected

The World Health Organization (WHO) said the new COVID-19 variant Omicron is very transmissible and that every country should be preparing for a surge in cases. “Every country and every community must prepare for new surges in cases,” said Dr. …

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