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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Lebanon Denies Reports On Purchasing Gas From Israel As False

Lebanese authorities have categorically denied media reports on purchasing gas from Israel in a US-brokered deal to help the country with its chronic energy crisis.   The Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water in a statement strongly denied the reports …

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Australia Regulator Flags Price Hike of COVID-19 Tests

Australia’s competition regulator said it has “significant concerns“ about the retail price of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests, with reports of kits costing as much as A$100 ($72) each amid a widespread shortage. “In the middle of a significant outbreak of …

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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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Apple to Require COVID-19 Booster Shots for Staff

Apple will reportedly require retail and corporate employees to provide proof of a COVID-19 booster shot upon returning to in-person work. Employees that become eligible for a booster shot will be given four weeks to comply, otherwise, they will be …

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Somalian Government Spokesperson Injured in Suicide Bombing

A suicide bomb attack injured Somalian government spokesperson Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimu in the capital Mogadishu on Jan. 16. Moalimu sustained injuries to his hand and leg from the shrapnel of the explosive device, VOA Somali reported. State media outlet SNTV …

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University of Michigan Fires President Over Inappropriate Employee Relationship

The University of Michigan fired Mark Schlissel as its president on Jan. 15, following an investigation into an inappropriate relationship he had with a subordinate. The Board of Regents announced that it has removed Schlissel after they investigated an anonymous …

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