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

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

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

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

With flowers and a gun salute, Japan bids farewell to divisive Abe

TOKYO, Sept 27 (Reuters) – With flowers, prayers and a 19-gun salute, Japan honored slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday at the first state funeral for a former premier in 55 years – a ceremony that has become as controversial as he was alive. The ceremony started at 2:00 pm (0500 GMT), with … Read more

Poverty in Lebanon’s ‘city of billionaires’ drives deadly migration

Migrant boat tragedy sheds light on poverty in the north At least 95 died in ill-fated voyage More attempted sailings point to mounting desperation Tragedy underscores mounting poverty in northern Lebanon TRIPOLI, Lebanon, Sept 25 (Reuters) – In the city from which Lebanon’s richest politicians hail, the poorest residents once again mourn their dead. Among … Read more

Moscow pledges ‘full protection’ to any areas annexed by Russia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Referendums on joining Russia held over four days Regions would have Russia’s ‘full protection’ – Lavrov Both sides trade blame for rocket strikes, shelling Ukraine won’t give in to rhetoric on nuclear weapons – minister Sept 25 (Reuters) – Russia has sought to defend its seven-month … Read more

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of US VP Harris visit

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un addresses the Supreme People’s Assembly, North Korea’s parliament, which passed a law officially enshrining its nuclear weapons policies, in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 8, 2022 in this photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA ). KCNA via Reuters Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Lavrov pledges ‘full protection’ for any territory annexed by Russia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Russia’s top diplomat on Saturday said regions of Ukraine where widely-derided referendums are being held would be under Russia’s “full protection” if they are annexed by Moscow, amid fears Russia could further escalate the conflict and even use nuclear weapons. … Read more

In poor, rural Buryatia, Russia’s partial mobilization hits hard

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – (This Sep. 23 story has been updated to correct the name and age of the student quoted in the final three paragraphs to Nastya, 21, not Aryuna, 19.) A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization to boost the armies fighting in Ukraine, officials arrived at Alexander … Read more