Putin to host Kremlin ceremony annexing parts of Ukraine

The Russian annexation of the four territories was condemned worldwide ‘Dangerous escalation’ threatens peace – UN chief Ukraine’s Zelensky says Putin must be stopped if the war is to end Zelensky called an emergency meeting on security, defense Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin was due to host a ceremony on Friday to … Read more

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

Ukraine ‘sham’ referendum results point to Russia annexation

Russia says the majority vote for annexation ‘Welcome home, to Russia!’ Medvedev says The Russian Parliament says that 4 Oct The US plans a UN resolution to reject any change in Ukraine Russian undersea gas pipelines have mysteriously malfunctioned LONDON/ZAPORIZZIA, Ukraine, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Russian-backed officials in Ukraine’s four occupied regions voted overwhelmingly in … 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

Putin ally says he favours formally incorporating Ukrainian regions into Russia

Register now for free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Medvedev says Russia favors annexation of Ukrainian territories Its prelude is to hold a referendum Such a step would be irreversible – Medvedev Ukraine says its forces have captured a village in Luhansk “Businesses are clearly scared,” says Zelensky. LONDON/Kyiv, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A top … Read more

Hurricane Fiona seen intensifying after slamming Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/Santo Domingo, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Hurricane Fiona was churning north on Monday evening after bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the Dominican Republic and total power outages in neighboring Puerto Rico, where at least two people were injured. died A Category 2 hurricane will likely become a Category 3 as … 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

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

Kyrgyzstan reports heavy fighting with Tajikistan, 24 people killed

Register now for free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Kyrgyz, Tajik leaders meet, agree on ceasefire The battle escalated from gunfire to tanks and rocket artillery Kyrgyzstan says Tajik forces entered a Kyrgyz village Conflicts arise from disputed borders BISHKEK, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Kyrgyzstan reported “intense fighting” with Central Asian neighbor Tajikistan on Friday … Read more