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Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty One - 05 March 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty One - 05 March 2023 - Page 3

News in Brief

Spanish police protest 'gag law' reform

AFP – Thousands of Spanish police took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday, angered by a bid to scrap a controversial law that bans unauthorised use of police images if it puts them in danger.
An estimated 4,000 demonstrators rallied alongside right-wing politicians outside the Congress of Deputies, where the proposed reform was under consideration.

Surge in arms smuggling fuels violence in Haiti: UN

AFP – More sophisticated and high-calibre weapons are being illegally shipped into Haiti where violence has reached levels unseen for decades, warned a UN report seen by AFP on Saturday.
The gun trafficking, including even heavy machine guns, is  "fuelling an ongoing surge of gang violence that has plagued residents for months," said the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Haiti – the poorest country in the western hemisphere – has been mired for years in a vicious cycle of humanitarian, economic and political crises exacerbated by brutal gang violence.

UK: Falklands are British as Argentina seeks talks

AP – Britain has reasserted its sovereignty over the Falkland Islands after Argentina pulled out of a cooperation agreement and demanded new talks over the South Atlantic territory that sparked a 1982 war between the two countries.
The pronouncement came after Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero said on Twitter that he informed British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly about his country’s decision when the pair met on the margins of the Group of 20 summit in India last week.


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