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

EU vows to protect energy systems after ‘sabotage’ on Russian gas pipelines

EU diplomats believe that sabotage may have caused the leak The Danish defense minister is concerned about the security of the Baltic Sea Danish defense minister meets NATO chiefs in Brussels BERLIN/COPENHAGEN, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Gas spilled over two Russian pipelines to Europe after several states said there would be a “strong and united … Read more

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

Register now for free unlimited access to Reuters.com 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 Reuters.com 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

Bank holdups snowball in Lebanon as depositors demand their own money

Register now for free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Five more depositors have held up banks to get their money Depositors cashed out $60,000, leaving only a few in possession Banks announced closure for three days due to security concerns Frustration over frozen savings, growing crisis BEIRUT, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Five Lebanese banks were … Read more

In Poland, where coal is king, homeowners queue for days to buy fuel

WARSAW/BOGDANKA, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Dozens of cars and trucks are lined up at the Bogdanka coal mine in Lublin, Poland, at the end of summer, as households terrified of winter shortages queue day and night to stock up on heating fuel. Reminiscent of the communist era. Artur, 57, a pensioner, set out on Tuesday … 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

Kenya’s Odinga says presidential election result a ‘travesty’

Odinga urges supporters to remain calm Peace returns to Kibera slums and the streets of Kisumu town The election results were rejected by the majority of election officials NAIROBI/KISUMU, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Kenyan politician Raila Odinga dismissed the results of the Aug. 9 presidential election as “fraudulent” and declared him defeated by Deputy President … Read more