Complaints about Russia’s chaotic mobilization grow

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The strongly pro-Kremlin editor of Russia’s state-run RT news channel expressed anger on Saturday that enlistment officers were sending call-up papers to the wrong men, as frustration about a military mobilization grew. Wednesday’s announcement of Russia’s first public mobilization since World War Two, to shore up its faltering Ukraine war, … Read more

Iran will act decisively after biggest protests in years, president says

People light a fire during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic’s “morality police”, in Tehran, Iran September 21, 2022. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register President describes week-long protests as rioting Kurdish … Read more

Iran will make ‘proportional’ response to Ukraine reducing ties

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 24 (Reuters) – Iran is planning “proportional action” in response to Ukraine’s decision to downgrade diplomatic ties over the reported supply of Iranian drones to Russia, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson said on Saturday. Nasser Kanaani said Ukraine should “refrain from being influenced by third … Read more

Iranian state-organised marchers call for execution of rioters

A police motorcycle burns during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic’s “morality police”, in Tehran, Iran September 19, 2022. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, Sept 23 (Reuters) – State-organized demonstrations … Read more

U.S. aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea as warning to North

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUSAN, South Korea, Sept 23 (Reuters) – A US aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea on Friday for the first time in about four years, set to join other military vessels in a show of force intended to send a message to North Korea. USS Ronald … Read more

Finland says traffic ‘intensifying’ on border with Russia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VAALIMAA, Finland, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Traffic arriving at Finland’s eastern border with Russia “intensified” overnight after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial military mobilization and remained elevated on Thursday but was under control, the Finnish Border Guard said. At the Vaalimaa border crossing, roughly three … Read more

U.S. appeals court says Trump criminal probe can resume classified records review

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The US Justice Department can summarize reviewing classified records seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump’s Florida home pending appeal, a federal appellate court ruled on Wednesday, giving a boost to the criminal investigation into whether the records were … Read more

Russia frees 215 Ukrainians held after Mariupol battle, Ukraine says

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 21 (Reuters) – Russia has released 215 Ukrainians it took prisoner after a protracted battle for the port city of Mariupol earlier this year, including top military leaders, a senior official in Kyiv said on Wednesday. The freed prisoners include the commander and deputy commander … Read more

Russia releases 10 foreigners captured in Ukraine

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register RIYADH, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Russia on Wednesday released 10 foreigners it had captured in Ukraine, including five Britons and two Americans, in a prisoner exchange brokered by Saudi Arabia. The freed prisoners, who also included a Croatian, a Moroccan, and a Swedish national, were flown … Read more

Exclusive: NATO chief calls Putin’s nuclear threat a ‘dangerous’ escalation

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin’s thinly veiled threat to use nuclear weapons after Russian setbacks in Ukraine was “dangerous and reckless rhetoric,” NATO’s secretary general said on Wednesday, adding that the only way to end the war was to prove Moscow will … Read more