Myanmar court jails Suu Kyi, Australian economist for 3 years – source

Sept 29 (Reuters) – A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Thursday sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her former economic adviser, Australian Sean Turnell, to three years in prison for violating secrecy laws, a source familiar with the proceedings said. Both pleaded not guilty to charges of breaching the Official Secrets Act, which … Read more

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards issue warning as protests over woman’s death spread

Register now for free unlimited access to Register The Revolutionary Guards warned of unrest Reports of security forces being attacked A Kurdish woman did after being detained by moral police The Iranian government has promised to investigate her death DUBAI, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards called on the Islamic Republic’s judiciary … Read more

Five killed in Iran during protests over death in custody – rights group

The Kurdish woman was detained by Iran’s morality police last week The police denied any wrongdoing, saying that Mahsa Amini fell ill The US says Amini died of injuries sustained in custody Leading Iraqi Kurd sends condolences to family DUBAI, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Five people were killed in Iran’s Kurdish region on Monday when … Read more

Serbia police clash with right-wing protesters at LGBTQ march

Register now for free unlimited access to Register BELGRADE, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Police clashed with right-wing protesters on Saturday as several thousand people joined an LGBTQ march in Serbia during the Europride weekend, an event held in a different European city each year. Police clashed with two right-wing groups trying to disrupt the … Read more

German tourist detained in Iran – Berlin

BERLIN, Aug 27 (Reuters) – A German tourist has been detained in Iran, the German Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, declining to give further details beyond saying the man was receiving consular assistance. Iran’s Interior Ministry was not immediately available to comment on the arrest. A string of foreigners and dual nationals have been arrested … Read more

Turkish singer Gulsen arrested after religious schools quip -media

ISTANBUL, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Turkish pop star Gulsen was arrested on Thursday after an Istanbul lawyer opened an investigation into charges of “inciting people to hatred and enmity” following comments he made on stage about religious schools, local media said. The singer-songwriter, whose full name is Gulsen Colakoglu, said on Twitter that she joked … Read more

Turks frustrated by ‘deliberate’ increase in number of European visa rejections

ISTANBUL, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Turkish sports presenter Sinem Okten was surprised to have his visa application rejected twice by the Schengen area of ​​Europe, a frequent destination for matches and interviews with the likes of Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp. “I applied first to Germany and then to France. Both rejected … Read more

U.S. report identifies 21 ‘filtration’ locations run by Russia for processing Ukrainians

WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Russia and its proxy forces in Ukraine operate 21 sites used to detain, interrogate and process prisoners of war and civilians. New report Yale University researchers have backed the US State Department as part of efforts to hold Moscow accountable. The report, seen by Reuters ahead of its publication on … Read more

German troops spot Russian forces in Mali as French pull out – document

BERLIN, Aug 16 (Reuters) – German troops spotted dozens of potential Russian security forces at Gao airport in northern Mali on Monday, the day the last French troops wrapped up their operation and left the city, according to a German military document released on Tuesday. Berlin’s involvement in the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali has … Read more

Think of the dissidents, says Germany’s Scholz on Russian tourist ban

Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jacobsdóttir, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stort, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Finnish Prime Minister Sana Marin and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson pose for a photo after the Nordic Prime Ministers’ Meeting in O Muench. Norway August 15, 2022. By Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB/REUTERS Register now for … Read more