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A man in northeast Iran was executed on Wednesday for consuming alcohol, a rights group reported on Thursday. The man, reportedly 55, married, and father of two, was executed in the city of Mashhad after getting caught drinking alcohol for the sixth time, Oslo-based rights group Iran Human Rights (IHR) said citing the executed man's lawyer. “With this execution, the Islamic Republic's judicial system has once again proven that its views are no different from those of ISIS,” IHR director Mahmoud Amiri-Moghaddam said. Iranian judicial authorities or state media have not yet commented on the matter.
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An explosion was heard in western Tehran on Friday, the official IRIB news agency reported, citing online reports. There have been multiple explosions around military, nuclear and industrial facilities in the past week. IRIB did not provide any additional information about the cause of the blast or possible casualties.
They became coveted names among tastemakers and played a major role in defining black as the ultimate "it" color. As Yamamoto once said, "Black can swallow light, or make things look sharp. But above all black says this: 'I don't bother you -- don't bother me!"
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A security officer at the UN Human Rights Council removed a photo of slain Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani that Iran’s ambassador to the UN displayed as he was speaking at the council on Tuesday, according to a video circulating online. Last Update: Friday, 10 July 2020 KSA 16:06 - GMT 13:06
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Ministry of Interior officers in the United Arab Emirates have successfully completed trials involving the use of K9 police sniffer dogs in detecting COVID-19 patients as part of preventive and precautionary measures aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus. One of the police sniffer dogs trained in the UAE to detect COVID-19. (WAM) Last Update: Thursday, 09 July 2020 KSA 05:14 - GMT 02:14
A statue of Melania Trump has been removed from near her hometown in Slovenia after being badly burned by vandals, the artist who commissioned the sculpture told CNN Thursday. The statue, near Sevnica, central Slovenia, was set alight on July 4, artist Brad Downey said. Downey said he received a call from the local police department asking him what to do with the statue, which was made in July 2019 as part of an ongoing project that includes a short documentary film.
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RAMALLAH: Palestinian leaders hope Democrat Joe Biden will tone down Washington’s pro-Israel policies if he becomes US president, and Palestinian-Americans have been pressing his campaign for a change, sources familiar with the efforts said. So far, their efforts have had little impact, the sources said. US President Donald Trump has recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, moved the US Embassy to the city and made peace proposals envisaging Israeli sovereignty over parts of the occupied West B...