Sun, 02 Apr 2023

TEHRAN -- One of the members working in Azerbaijan's Embassy was killed and two others injured in an armed attack on the embassy in the Iranian capital on Friday morning.

Hossein Rahimi, Tehran police chief, said the assailant hit the employee while the employee was parking his car in front of the embassy's entrance at 8:25 local time (0455 GMT), reported the semi-official Mehr news agency on Friday. (Iran-Azerbaijan Embassy-Armed Attack)

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ANKARA -- Türkiye condemned the burning of the Quran by a far-right politician near a mosque in Denmark on Friday.

"We condemn in the strongest terms that the hate crime committed in Sweden against our holy book Quran is allowed to be committed again in Copenhagen, Denmark today," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement. (Türkiye-Denmark-Quran Burning)

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JERUSALEM -- At least eight people were killed and 10 others injured in a shooting attack in a settlement in East Jerusalem on Friday night, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a tweet.

According to Israel's Magen David Adom emergency service, several people were being treated for life-threatening injuries and the assailant had been shot dead. (Jerusalem-Shooting Attack-Casualties)

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ADEN, Yemen -- At least eight people were killed on Friday in an attack launched by the Houthi fighters on military sites of the Yemeni government forces in the southern province of Lahj, a local military official told Xinhua.

"A group of Houthi fighters carried out an attack and attempted to advance militarily on the ground in order to capture key sites controlled by the government forces in the northern part of Lahj Province," the official said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Houthi Attack-Casualties)

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