Protesters rally across Iran in the third week of unrest over Amini’s death

Protests sparked by death in custody enter 3rd week Reports of student arrests in Tehran, tear gas in Isfahan Four members of security forces confirmed killed in southeast Strikes reported across Kurdish regions DUBAI, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Protesters rallied across Iran and strikes were reported throughout the country’s Kurdish region on Saturday as demonstrations … Read more

Kabul, Afghanistan: At least 25 dead after suicide bomb blast at Kaaj educational center

Kabul, Afghanistan CNN — A suicide bomb attack on an education center in Kabul has killed at least 25 people, most of whom are believed to be young women, in the latest sign of the deteriorating security situation in the Afghan capital. The explosion took place on Friday at the Kaaj education center, in a … Read more

Iran arrests Europeans accused of role in unrest

Death of woman in morality police custody kindled protests Widening revolt against clerical establishment Iran blames hostile West for stoking unrest Official says 19 killed during attack on police station DUBAI, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Iran, which has blamed “foreign enemies” for protests that swept the country after the death of a woman in morality … Read more

US imposes sanctions on Russia over annexation of swath of Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia over its declared annexation of a swath of Ukraine, targeting hundreds of people and companies, including those in Russia’s military-industrial complex and lawmakers. Washington acted after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday proclaimed the biggest annexation in Europe since World … Read more

Q+A Nord Stream gas ‘sabotage’: who’s being blamed and why?

WARSAW, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Major leaks that suddenly erupted in the Nord Stream gas pipelines that run from Russia to Europe under the Baltic Sea have generated plenty of theories but few clear answers about who or what caused the damage. Here is what we know and what has been said so far: WHO … Read more

What is India’s Muslim group PFI? | News

The Indian government this week declared the Popular Front of India (PFI) an unlawful association, banning the Muslim group and its associates for five years. The decision under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) on Wednesday came after security agencies last week conducted nationwide raids and arrested dozens of people linked to PFI in multiple … Read more

Putin to host Kremlin ceremony annexing parts of Ukraine

Russian annexation of four regions condemned worldwide Move is ‘dangerous escalation’ jeopardizing peace – UN chief Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says for war to end Putin must be stopped Zelenksiy summons emergency meeting on security, defense Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to host a Kremlin ceremony on Friday annexing four regions of … Read more

Bourdain biography author says celebrity chef ‘had worked himself into a state of exquisite misery’

The author of a controversial new biography on Anthony Bourdain has claimed the late celebrity chef ‘had worked himself into a state of exquisite misery’ in his final days as he spent them drinking and sleeping with prostitutes. The biography, by author Charles Leerhsen, uses files, texts, and emails from Bourdain’s personal phone and laptop … Read more

US says it has agreed Pacific Islands partnership, offering ‘big dollar’ aid

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The United States said at a summit with Pacific island leaders on Wednesday that it had agreed on a partnership for the future with them and held out the prospect of “big dollar” help to a region where it hopes to stem China’s expanding influence. The Washington Post quoted US … Read more

Putin’s Central Asian allies embrace Russians fleeing draft | Russia-Ukraine war News

Kyiv, Ukraine – The Kazakh president began his speech with a proverb. “Good ties with neighbors guarantee safety,” Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, a former foreign minister known for his negotiating skills, said on Tuesday. But what he went on to say may seriously strain Kazakhstan’s ties with its giant northern neighbor and former imperial master. Tokayev instructed … Read more