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Iran Says Guards Colonel Shot Dead In Tehran Attack

An Iranian Revolutionary Guards colonel was shot dead outside his Tehran home on Sunday, the Guards said, blaming his "assassination" on assailants linked to the United States and its allies. The killing of Colonel Sayyad Khodai is the most high profile murder inside Iran since the November 2020 killing of...
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Iraqi court postpones smuggling case against Briton, German

BAGHDAD — (AP) — An Iraqi court Sunday postponed the trial of two European tourists charged with antiquities smuggling after their lawyers argued more information was needed about the ancient shards found in their possession. The defense team for German national Volker Waldman filed a motion in court...
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New plaque dedicated at memorial park

What a wonderful way to mark U.S. Armed Forces Day. Several dozen gathered Saturday, May 21 at Causland Memorial Park in downtown Anacortes to dedicate a new plaque placed in honor of those service people who gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mayor Matt Miller, a U.S. Navy veteran, acknowledged many individuals and groups involved in re-design of a stone memorial and restoration of a military cannon. Among those on the extensive list of contributors were City staff, Patriot Corner, veteran clubs, stonemason Bryan Elliott and Marathon Anacortes Refinery. A brief ceremony included a Color Guard and bugle player from the Oak Harbor NJROTC. A trio of vocalists from Anacortes High School also participated.
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Colonel in Iran Revolutionary Guard assassinated

A colonel in the powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guards has been shot dead in a rare assassination in Tehran. Two gunman on a motorbike are reported to have shot Colonel Sayad Khodai five times in a car outside his home. So far, no group has claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack, and...
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Iraqi trial of British geologist Jim Fitton is postponed

A retired British geologist facing the death penalty for allegedly attempting to remove artefacts from Iraq faces a further two weeks in a holding cell after his trial was postponed. Jim Fitton, 66, who is originally from Bath, collected 12 stones and shards of broken pottery during a recent geology...
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