Terrorist attack against Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran
At least one security officer was killed and two others injured when a man armed with a Kalashnikov attacked the Azerbaijani Embassy in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
The incident happened on Friday morning as the man tried to force his way into the diplomatic mission.
Azerbaijan has strongly condemned the attack and criticised Tehran for not protecting its diplomatic mission. The Iranian Ambassador was summoned to the Azerbaijani foreign ministry in Baku and told that the attack was the consequence of a systematic anti-Azerbaijan campaign. There have been outbursts of anti-Azerbaijani sentiment in some sections of the Iranian media which appear to have the blessing of at least some elements of the Iranian regime.
There has been widespread condemnation of the attack by the international community, including the EU, the US and many European and Middle East governments.
commonspace.eu political editor said in a comment that the attack on the Azerbaijani embassy in Tehran is the latest in a series of unfriendly or hostile acts towards Azerbaijan originating from Tehran that seem to be encouraged by at least some elements of the Iranian Shia clerical regime.
Fri, 01/27/2023 - 13:27
Jihadists abduct fifty women in Burkina Faso
Some 50 women have been abducted by suspected jihadists in northern Burkina Faso, local officials say.
Residents in Arbinda said two groups of women were taken as they were out gathering leaves and wild fruits because of a severe food shortage.
A small number managed to escape and raise the alarm.
The abductions happened on Thursday and Friday, but news has just emerged, as much of the area has been blockaded by Islamist militants. Arbinda in the Sahel region has been hit hard by the jihadist insurgency.
Roads in and out have been blocked by the jihadists, there is severe hunger as food supplies are limited, and the humanitarian situation is desperate.
Last month, protesters in Arbinda broke into warehouses to get food and supplies.
Burkina Faso as a whole has been hit by a decade-long insurgency that has displaced nearly two million people.
The military seized power last January, promising an end to attacks, but the violence still rages.
Mon, 01/16/2023 - 06:43