Countries ready to help Iran



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Saudi Arabia expressed solidarity with Iran after the helicopter carrying Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi crashed on Sunday (May 19), saying it was ready to provide any assistance Iran needed.

Arab News reported that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia said that Riyadh is monitoring the incident with concern.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi government said in a statement that it had ordered its interior ministry, the Red Crescent and other related organizations to assist neighboring Iran in the search mission.

Iranian search and rescue teams are carrying out a rescue operation in the fog-shrouded mountains after the helicopter carrying President and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdullahian went missing in a crash on Sunday, state media IRNA reported.

IRNA also reported that fears for Raisi grew after contact was lost with the helicopter carrying him in East Azerbaijan province.

On the other hand, Qatar has also said that it is ready to provide all kinds of support for Iran's search efforts.

The UAE's foreign ministry said in a statement that it stands by Iran and is ready to assist in efforts to find the helicopter carrying Raisi.

Turkey's foreign ministry said steps have been taken to provide all kinds of assistance in search and rescue operations.

The European Union said it had activated its rapid response mapping service to help Iran search for the helicopter.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on the Telegram messaging app, "Russia is ready to provide all necessary assistance in finding the missing helicopter and investigating the cause of the incident."

   

This time Palestine was recognized by another European country



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This time, another European country, Armenia, has recognized Palestine as an independent state. At the same time, the country has strongly condemned the barbaric attacks and massacres by the Israeli forces in the besieged Gaza territory of Palestine.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Eastern European country made this announcement on Friday (June 21), Arab News reported in its report.

In the declaration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia demanded an end to Israeli violence in the entire Palestinian territory, including Gaza. By granting this recognition, the Eastern European country supports the Palestinian people's right to self-determination and their legitimate status as an independent state.

Earlier, the Slovenian government approved the decision to recognize Palestine as an independent state on May 30. The Slovenian prime minister also demanded an immediate end to the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza and the release of all Israeli prisoners.

Spain, Norway and Ireland officially recognized Palestine as an independent state on May 28. The leaders of the countries said that their countries officially recognize the Palestinian state for peace in the Middle East.

So far, about 145 UN countries have recognized Palestine.

Incidentally, starting from October 7, Israel has been carrying out indiscriminate massacres and barbaric attacks in Gaza, which is besieged by Palestine, for about eight months. More than 37,000 Palestinians have already been killed in Israeli attacks. Most of them are women and children. Besides, more than 88 thousand people were injured.

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Butcher Jihad in 14 days jail custody again



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Jhenaidah-4 Constituency MP Anwarul Azim Anar's murder case accused butcher Jihad Howladar has been ordered to 14 days in jail custody again.

Barasat’s Sessions Court of North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal gave this order on Friday (June 21).

On May 23, Jihad was arrested from Bangaon in West Bengal by the CID of West Bengal State Police. On May 24, he was taken to Barasat Court for the first time. After that, the court ordered a total of 14 days CID custody for 2 rounds. After CID remand, when he was taken to court on June 7, the judge ordered 14 days of jail custody in the first phase. At the end of that period, the court again ordered a 14-day jail custody on Friday.

However, the accused Jihad Howladar did not appear in court that day. He is currently lodged in Dum Dum Central Jail. From there, Chief Judicial Magistrate Shuvankar Biswas heard the statement of the accused on video conference and fixed the date of next appearance. In that case, he will be brought to court again on July 5.

Accused Jihad has been booked under four non-bailable sections – 364 (kidnapping with intent to murder), 302 (culpable homicide), 201 (tampering with evidence) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) – of the Indian Penal Code.

It is to be noted that on May 13, MP Anar was murdered in Sanjiva Garden in Newtown. It is known that the murder was done on the orders of Akhtaruzzaman Shaheen, a US citizen of Bangladesh origin, who planned the murder.

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Despite ban, Turkish goods are going to Israel



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Turkey imposed a ban on all trade with Israel. The announcement was made by the country's Ministry of Commerce last May citing the "further deterioration of the humanitarian situation" in the besieged Gaza Strip. However, despite the ban, Turkish goods are going to Israel through third countries this month.

This information was published in a report of Middle East Eye on Thursday (June 20).

According to the report, Turkish goods have been reaching Israel through Greece and other nearby countries since the beginning of May, despite the trade embargo.

According to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel imported 116 million US dollars worth of goods from Turkey last May which is 69 percent less than May last year. But Turkey's export agency claims only 4 million US dollars worth of goods went to Israel in May which is 99 percent less than last May.

However, a permanent ceasefire has not yet been established in Gaza. In the meantime, Turkey is sending goods to Israel even after announcing the imposition of a complete trade embargo on Israel.

However, a trade official claimed that most of the goods that Israel ordered before Turkey imposed the trade embargo are now going to Israel via Greece.

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Kejriwal is accused of demanding a bribe of Rs. 100 crore



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India's central agency, the Enforcement Directorate (ED), has claimed that Delhi Chief Minister Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal demanded a bribe of Rs 100 crore.

According to a report by the Indian media India Today, the ED made this claim during the hearing in the excise case. At that time ED said that they have evidence in this regard.

During the hearing at Delhi's Rouse Avenue court on Wednesday (June 19), the ED told the court that Kejriwal sought the money for his party's funds. Earlier, Kejriwal was included in the hearing through a video conference.

The ED lawyer told the court that the CBI investigation revealed that Kejriwal demanded a bribe of Rs 100 crore. Kejriwal has not yet proved that he did not commit the crime.

According to Indian media NDTV, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Arvind Kejriwal on March 21 for his involvement in the excise (liquor) corruption case. On May 10, he was granted bail for 21 days on the orders of the Supreme Court. The court granted three weeks' interim bail for the Lok Sabha elections. Kejriwal was sent back to jail after the interim bail expired. He is in Delhi's Tihar Jail.

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