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

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

Ukraine marches farther into liberated lands, separatist calls for urgent referendum

Ukraine says its forces advance to eastern bank of Oskil Governor says forces enter towns near Lysychansk Separatist leader calls for urgent referendum to join Russia IZIUM, Ukraine, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine said its troops have marched farther east into territory recently abandoned by Russia, paving the way for a potential assault on Moscow’s … Read more

In a first, EU moves to cut money for Hungary over damaging democracy

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU executive proposes taking 7.5 billion euros from Hungary Says remedies proposed by Hungary could work if well implemented 27 EU countries have three months to decide, no veto EU tests new democracy sanction for the first time Hungary pledges to meet all commitments to unlock … Read more