Iran ar­rests six for teach­ing dance

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

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’.

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