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Tehran conference

The first international conference on the Martyr General Soleimani School of Thought kicks off in the Iranian capital Tehran. Iran’s parliament speaker opened the event with an address, in which, he highlighted the personality and endeavors of General Soleimani. Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf who had personal friendship with the slain commander said Soleimani emerged as a towering personality despite being born and brought up in a remote region. He called General Soleimani one of the most influential figures in West Asia who fought against terrorism and imperialism throughout his life. The parliament speaker said that Soleimani had understood very well how to deal with the global arrogance and bring them to the negotiating table. Qalibaf underlined that the martyred General brought dignity and security not only to Iran but the Muslim world as a whole.

Somalia blasts

Two simultaneous explosions in the central town of Somalia's Mahas leave at least ten people dead and several others injured. Security officials and witnesses say vehicles loaded with explosives ripped through an area, not far from a district administration building. Victims are said to be civilians, including women and children. A-Shabaab terrorist group has claimed responsibility. It has been fighting the Somali government for the last 15 years. The group was forced out of main urban centers, but it continues to carry out deadly attacks often targeting military and government infrastructures in cities, including the capital Mogadishu, Recently, Somalia's President declared an all-out war against the terror group.

Uk rail workers on strike 

 In the UK, railway workers have started a 5-day strike, demanding higher wages amid a cost of living crisis. The Network Rail warned of major disruptions, calling on people to travel only if necessary, as transportation services will be significantly reduced. Railway employees demand a pay rise proportionate to the country’s soaring inflation currently running at nearly 11 percent. Other transport sectors are also planning walkouts this week. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has, however, pledged to fight calls for inflation-busting rises, insisting the government must stick to more modest pay hikes for public sector workers. Britons are witnessing a tightening squeeze on their incomes due to the decades-high inflation. 

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