TEHRAN-- The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday that Tehran will not cooperate with the "political" fact-finding mission proposed by a recent United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution, according to Iran's official news agency IRNA.
Nasser Kanaani made the remarks at a weekly press conference, in response to the anti-Tehran resolution adopted in the Thursday UNHRC meeting, which was held at the request of Germany and Iceland to discuss the recent events in Iran. (Iran-UNHRC-Cooperation)
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JAKARTA -- At least one crew was killed after a helicopter operated by the Indonesian police went down in the waters of Indonesia's western province of Bangka Belitung Islands, officials said on Monday.
The chopper carrying four crews, all of them police personnel, crashed in the Manggar waters of East Belitung district on Sunday, said Aswind, head of the emergency unit and logistics of the province. (Indonesia-Helicopter Crash-Injuries)
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BEIJING -- A retired French diplomat has recently criticized Washington's so-called "rules-based order," which is actually built on Western dominance.
"To be frank, I've always been extremely skeptical about this idea of 'rules-based order,'" said Gerard Araud, former French ambassador to the United States and to the United Nations, during an online discussion hosted by U.S. think tank Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft in mid-November. (US-Int'l Order-Diplomat)
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MAIMANA, Afghanistan -- Four commuters have been confirmed dead and 10 others injured as a car collided with a vehicle coming from opposite direction in Khawja Sabzpush district of northern Afghanistan's Faryab province, head of provincial department of information and culture Mawlawi Shamsullah Mohammadi said Monday.
The accident took place late Sunday leaving four dead, including a woman and her child, and injured 10 others, some in critical condition. (Afghanistan-Road Accident-Causalities)