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Shops Remain Closed in Piranshahr, Iran, in Protest of Border Restrictions

Iran says it was acting at Iraq's request to "bring order to border trade and preserve security in border areas."

Source: Voice of America


Iranians are protesting the closing of the border, and their protests have spread to more towns. A seventh day of strikes is planned despite police warnings.


Twenty people were killed in an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition in southwestern Yemen on Friday, residents said.

They said the airstrike hit a car transporting 20 passengers south of Taiz province. They said six bodies had been identified but the rest were charred beyond recognition.

A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

The coalition intervened in Yemen's civil war in 2015 against the Iran-aligned Houthis who ousted the internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The Houthis now control the capital Sanaa.

Coalition airstrikes have repeatedly struck civilian targets while trying to target Houthi forces during the three-year war. The coalition says it does not target civilians.

Houthi fighters killed two people, including a woman, and wounded four others Friday in an attack north of Taiz, residents and medical sources said.

The Yemen war has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced more than 2 million and driven the country to the verge of famine, according to the United Nations

Source: Voice of America

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