Tue, 20 Oct 2020

TEHRAN -- A training plane crashed in northern Iran on Friday and two people on board were injured, official IRNA news agency reported.

The plane crashed near Azadi Airport of Nazarabad town in Iran's Alborz province, 89 km to the northwest of capital Tehran, according to the report. (Iran-Crash-Injury)

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JERUSALEM -- The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced Friday that it has conducted a successful test of a new sea-to-sea missile system.

The IDF said in a press release that the system was designed to "ensure Israel's continued naval superiority." (Israel-Missile-Test)

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ANKARA -- Turkish prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for the detention of 82 Kurdish politicians, including former lawmakers of pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP), as part of an investigation launched over deadly protests in 2014.

"The Ankara Prosecutor's Terror Crimes Investigation Bureau has launched an investigation on the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) terrorist organization and its so-called executives, as well as certain political party executives and members," the prosecutor's office said on Friday. (Turkey-Arrest-Politicians-Riot)

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ISTANBUL -- Turkish prosecutors on Friday ordered the detention of at least 76 academic personnels over their alleged links to a network believed to be behind a coup attempt in 2016.

Police launched simultaneous operations in 26 provinces across the country to catch the suspects upon the order of the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Istanbul, the state-run Anadolu agency reported. (Turkey-Detension-Coup)

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