Dozens of Iranians and Iranian-Americans were held for hours at Washington State’s border with Canada over the weekend as the Department of Homeland Security ramped up security at border ports after Iran threatened to retaliate against the United States for the assassination of its top military commander.
Turkish authorities on Monday detained 51 soldiers and nine others over alleged links to the US-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated the failed coup in 2016 against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul police said.
Turkish police detained 47 people in an operation targeting alleged supporters within the army of a network accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed military coup two years ago, private broadcaster CNN Turk said on Saturday.
Bahraini regime forces, backed by masked militiamen, have arrested a Shia Muslim cleric on the northwestern coast of the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom as the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown and persecution of the members of the religious community in the country.
Two Ugandan lawmakers were dragged away and detained when they tried to enter Parliament on Wednesday, as a divisive debate on extending President Yoweri Museveni’s rule was marred by violence for a second day.