France demands release of French academic in Iranian jail Jan 14, 2022 0 0 12345 dpa ParisFrance responded with outrage on Wednesday after French anthropologist Fariba Adelkhah was again imprisoned in Iran.The 62-year-old was allowed to move from a prison to house arrest in October, where she has since been monitored with an electronic ankle bracelet.Without any justification or prior notice, the Iranian authorities have taken her back into custody, the French Foreign Ministry said late Wednesday. A spokesperson demanded her immediate release.The academic, who also has Iranian nationality, was arrested together with her colleague and partner Roland Marchal at Tehran airport in June 2019. Both were convicted of endangering national security and spreading anti-regime propaganda.Marchal, 64, was released in March as part of a prisoner exchange between Paris and Tehran. The Foreign Ministry spokesperson described Adelkhah’s return to prison as “purely political and arbitrary.” Her renewed detention could only have a “negative” impact on relations, the official said. President Emmanuel Macron had previously demanded Adelkhah’s immediate release but this was rejected by the Foreign Ministry in Tehran. At the time, Iran accused France of interfering in its internal affairs. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Saudi could give Malaysia extra 10,000 Hajj spots, says PM Yassin Jan 14, 2022 0 0 Russian-led forces begin departure as stability returns to Kazakhstan Jan 14, 2022 0 0 1960s music icon Ronnie Spector dies at 78 Jan 14, 2022 0 0 OSCE gives warning of war but no solutions in stand-off with Russia dpa Vienna Diplomats warned of a possible military escalation between European nations and Russia on Thursday, but offered no solutions in the face of searing tensions. They were speaking at a meeting of the .. Queen strips Prince Andrew of honorary military roles dpa London Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has agreed to strip the Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, of his honorary military roles and royal patronages, Buckingham Palace has announced. The move is a major blow to Andrew who is .. Iran, Venezuela lose voting rights at UN General Assembly dpa New York Iran and Venezuela have temporarily lost their voting rights at the UN General Assembly because of payment arrears. In a letter published Wednesday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the minimum .. Germany hopes faster vaccine drive will lessen record Omicron wave Berlin: The vaccination rate appears to be picking up in Germany, as the government tries to meet its target of having 80 per cent of the population double-vaccinated by the end of the month. Some 780,000 doses of .. Nigeria to lift Twitter ban after more than half a year dpa Lagos Twitter is to become accessible again in Nigeria after the government said on Wednesday it would lift a ban on the microblogging website in place for seven months. After talks with the US company, it was agreed .. Hundreds of schools evacuated in Russia due to wave of bomb threats Moscow: Russian schools received a barrage of anonymous bomb threats on Thursday, with more than 100 schools evacuated in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk alone, the Echo of Moscow radio station reported. In other ..