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 Register DUBAI, Sept 23 (Reuters) – State-organized demonstrations … Read more

Clashes kill 10 as Iraq’s Sadr quits politics, loyalists storm complex

Loyalists of rival Shi’ite groups skirmish in streets Political stalemate leaves Iraq’s recovery in limbo Cleric wants parliament dissolved, early elections BAGHDAD, Aug 29 (Reuters) – At least 10 Iraqis were killed on Monday after powerful Shi’ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said he would quit politics, prompting his loyalists to storm a palatial government complex … Read more

Singapore will decriminalize sex between men, prime minister says

Under existing law men face up to 2 years jail for gay sex Law has not been actively enforced for decades PM Lee says Singapore society is ready for this change Reaffirms support for traditional definition of marriage SINGAPORE, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Singapore will decriminalize sex between men but has no plans to change … Read more

Egyptian church fire kills at least 41, most of them children- sources

Fire broke out during gathering for Mass Church located in city of Giza near Cairo At least 45 people injured in blaze CAIRO, Aug 14 (Reuters) – An electrical fire swept through an Egyptian Coptic Christian church during Mass on Sunday, causing a stampede and killing at least 41 people, most of them children, security … Read more

Salman Rushdie still hospitalized as attack suspect pleads not guilty

Aug 13 (Reuters) – Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized on Saturday with serious injuries a day after he was repeatedly stabbed at a public appearance in New York state, while police sought to determine the motive behind an attack that drew international condemnation. The accused attacker, 24-year-old Hadi Matar of Fairview, New Jersey, pleaded … Read more

Novelist Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him because of his writing, was stabbed in the neck and torso onstage at a lecture in New York state on Friday and airlifted to a hospital, police said. After hours of surgery, … Read more

Israel, Palestinians agree truce from Sunday evening

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Israel and Palestinian militants have agreed to a truth in Gaza from Sunday evening as mediated by Cairo, sources said, after a weekend-long pounding of Palestinian targets by Israel triggered longer-range rocket attacks against its cities. An Egyptian security source said Israel had agreed to the proposal, while a Palestinian … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Pope Francis denies he is planning to resign soon

Unsubstantiated rumors fueled reports of imminent resignation Pope laughs off rumors of cancer: “Doctors didn’t tell me” Trips to Moscow, Kyiv appear more likely; possibly in September On US court decision, pope says abortion is ‘hiring a hit man’ VATICAN CITY, July 4 (Reuters) – Pope Francis has dismissed reports that he plans to resign … Read more

Reactions to U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade abortion landmark

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – Public figures across the political spectrum reacted to the US Supreme Court ruling on Friday overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion and legalized it nationwide. read more PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IN A LIVE ANNOUNCEMENT: “Today the Supreme Court of … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ends constitutional right to abortion

Ruling enables US states to ban abortion Conservative justices power ruling; liberals dissent Biden condemns ruling as a ‘sad day’ for America Justice Alito calls Roe v. Wade ‘egregiously wrong’ WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized women’s constitutional right to … Read more