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

India’s Modi assails Putin over Ukraine war

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Modi says now is not the time for war Xi cautions on foreign meddling The world has changed, Putin says Iran calls for SCO to work against US SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday … 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

Ukraine’s ports to reopen under deal to be signed Friday, Turkey says

UN, Turkey worked to broker Ukraine-Russia grains export deal Hopeful sign global food crisis could be eased Ukraine’s Zelenskiy sees potential for battleground gains July 22 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine will sign a deal on Friday to reopen Ukraine’s Black Sea ports for grain exports, Turkey said, raising hopes that an international food crisis … Read more

Russia restarting major gas pipeline, expands Ukraine war goals

Nord Stream pipeline restarts with reduced capacity Moscow says southern Ukraine is also in focus now US says any annexations would not go unchallenged US estimates 15,000 Russian forces killed in war so far July 21 (Reuters) – Russia is resuming supplies of gas via a major pipeline to Europe on Thursday, the pipeline operator … Read more

Biden hopes for Israeli integration at Arab summit in Saudi

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 16 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden will discuss regional missile and defense capabilities on Saturday when he meets Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, where he will be seeking to integrate Israel as part of a new axis largely driven by shared concerns about Iran, said a senior administration official. “We … Read more

Biden confronts Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi murder, expects action on energy

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 15 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said on Friday he told Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman he held him responsible for the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, shortly after exchanging a fist bump with the kingdom’s de facto ruler. On a trip to reset relations with … Read more