world briefs


Guard kills six Kurdish militants

TEHRAN — Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country’s Revolutionary Guard has killed six Kurdish militants and wounded several others in western Iran near the border with Iraq.

Tasnim’s report Friday described the Guard’s assault as “revenge” for a July 20 attack that saw at least 10 Iranian border guards killed in the Kurdish town of Marivan.

Czech Republic

Holocaust memorial underway

PRAGUE — The conversion of an abandoned railway station in Prague into a memorial for the Jews who were put on trains there to Nazi concentration camps has been launched in the Czech capital.

Activists have spent five years working to create the Memorial of Silence, which is meant to preserve the historical memory of the tens of thousands of Jews who departed from Bubny station during World War II.


Koreas ask UN to circulate peace pact

UNITED NATIONS — North Korea and South Korea are asking the U.N. to circulate a declaration their leaders agreed to in April that vows to remove nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula and work toward a formal end to the Korean War.

North Korea’s U.N. Mission said ambassadors of the two countries sent a letter Friday to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak requesting that they circulate the declaration as an official U.N. document.