Iran arrests six for teaching dance
Four boys and two girls have been arrested in Iran for teaching ‘Western’ dance moves including Zumba, a Colombian fitness routine, a local Revolutionary Guards commander said. “The members of a network teaching and filming Western dances have been identified and arrested,” said Hamid Damghani, commander of the Guards in the town of Sharhoud, according to Jamejam Online website late on Tuesday.
Tunisian forces kill 2 suspected extremists
Tunisian security forces killed two suspected extremists during an operation in a mountainous area near the Algerian border, the national guard said on Wednesday. A third suspect was critically wounded in the operation launched on Tuesday evening on Mount Birinou in the Kasserine region, national guard spokesman Khalifa Chibani told Shems FM radio.
Israeli soldier in jail for manslaughter
An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant in a trial that deeply divided the country arrived alongside motorcycle-riding supporters on Wednesday to begin his 18-month prison term. Elor Azaria (21) entered the Tserifin military base near the city of Rishon LeZion to begin serving his sentence, his car driven by his father festooned with photographs of him and Israeli flags.
Palestinian forces arrest journalists
Palestinian security forces arrested five journalists from local media outlets, including one affiliated with Hamas, a journalists’ union and official media said on Wednesday. Security forces arrested the five journalists from different Palestinian media in the West Bank recently, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate said. Official Palestinian news agency Wafa cited an unnamed security source confirming the arrest of four journalists, saying they were accused of ‘leaking sensitive information to enemy groups’.