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  • Iran cleric ‘opposes use of violence to impose hijab’

    Author: article author: AFPSat, 2023-01-28 01:14 TEHRAN: One of Iran’s top clerics, Nasser Makarem, has spoken out against the use of violence to force women into wearing the veil. Iran has witnessed a wave of nationwide protests since the Sept. 16 death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old ethnic Kurd, after her arrest for an alleged breach of the regime’s dress code for women. Hundreds of people have been killed, including dozens of security personnel, and thousands have been arrested in the protests, which authorities generally refer to a “riots.”Main category: Middle-EastTags: Iran

  • Denmark in talks with Israel to replace howitzers donated to Ukraine

    Author: article author: AFPSat, 2023-01-28 01:03 COPENHAGEN: After pledging all 19 of its French-made Caesar howitzers to Ukraine, Denmark is in talks with Israeli arms maker Elbit Systems for new mobile artillery to plug a “critical gap.” The Defense Ministry said that negotiations were on “with the manufacturer Elbit Systems for the delivery of ATMOS artillery pieces and PULS rocket launcher systems as soon as possible.” The equipment could be delivered this year, the government said. “The rocket launchers complement the new artillery systems,” the ministry said.Main category: WorldTags: Russia-Ukraine Conflict

  • Lavrov shores up Eritrean support for Russia over Ukraine conflict

    Author: article author: ReutersSat, 2023-01-28 00:52 NAIROBI: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on a tour of Africa to shore up support for Russia, focusing on the “dynamics of the war in Ukraine,” Eritrea’s information minister said. Lavrov has been on a week-long charm offensive on the continent, starting in South Africa, which is planning joint military drills with Russia and China, and finishing off with a surprise trip to the reclusive Horn of Africa nation of Eritrea.Main category: WorldTags: EriteriaRussiaUkraine