Iranian Security Forces Arrest Dissident Niece of Supreme Leader

Iranian security forces arrested Farida Moradkhani, the niece of the country’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and a civil rights activist after she spoke out in favor of the ousted pro-western royal family. Iranian Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) said …

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Teens in UK Arrested in Connection With Texas Synagogue Siege as FBI Names Identifies Hostage Taker

Police in the United Kingdom arrested two teenagers on Jan. 16 in connection with the hostage-taking incident at a synagogue in Texas, United States. The Great Manchester Police said in a statement that officers detained two teenagers who remain in …

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French Police Arrest Suspect in 2012 Killing of British Family, French Cyclist in Alpine Region

French police on Jan. 12 arrested a suspect over the unsolved murder case of a British family of Iraqi origin and a French cyclist in a remote Alpine region in 2012. According to a police statement, officers took the man …

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South African Indigenous ‘King’ Arrested for Growing Cannabis Plants at President’s Office

South African police on Jan. 12 arrested the leader of the indigenous Khoisan community, as well as three others, for growing cannabis plants near President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office in Pretoria. Police dragged a man who calls himself King Khoisan across …

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Turkmenistan To Export Gas, Electricity To Kazakhstan

Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov said that Turkmenistan is ready to start exporting natural gas and electricity to Kazakhstan from March, hoping the situation will be normalized in the neighboring state in near future. Meredov made the commitment during the …

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Yemeni Journalist Detained Over Social Post, Says Watchdog

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Monday said that the Yemeni security forces arrested a female journalist Hala Fouad Badawi, calling on the authorities to set her free immediately.   Badawi has been under detention since 30 December by …

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Taliban Arrests Prominent Afghan Professor After Criticism

The Taliban arrested a prominent university professor in Afghanistan on Jan. 8 after he publicly criticized the regime in a live television debate. Taliban authorities arrested Faizullah Jalal, a long-time professor of law and political science in Kabul University, after …

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U.S. Authorities Arrest Suspect for Allegedly Stealing Unpublished Books

United States federal agents arrested on Jan. 5 a suspect in a years-long scheme in which he impersonated figures from the publishing industry to steal unpublished book manuscripts. Authorities arrested Filippo Bernardini, a 29-year-old Italian, when he arrived at John …

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