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

Bank holdups snowball in Lebanon as depositors demand their own money

Register now for free unlimited access to 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

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

Germany, Israel condemn Palestinian president’s Holocaust remarks

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attend a press conference on August 16, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Register now for free unlimited access to Register Fury at Abbas over Israel’s culpability for ’50 holocausts’ German Chancellor, Israeli Prime Minister protest In response, Abbas calls Holocaust ‘the most heinous crime’ … Read more

U.N. chief to meet Zelenskiy, Erdogan in Ukraine on Thursday

FILE PHOTO – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a signing ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey on July 22, 2022. REUTERS/Umit Bektas Register now for free unlimited access to Register UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ukraine on … Read more

Saudi PIF buys shares in Alphabet, Zoom and Microsoft in U.S. shopping spree

DUBAI, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has bought shares in Alphabet. (GOOGL.O)Zoom video (MO OF) and Microsoft (MSFT.O) As part of a broader selection of U.S. stocks, the market value of the sovereign wealth fund’s investment portfolio at the end of the second quarter was about $40.8 billion. PIF acquired … Read more

Turkish official casts doubt on report of new Russian air defence sale

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Russia and Turkey signed a deal to send a second batch of S-400 air defense systems to Ankara, a Russian state news agency said on Tuesday, but a Turkish defense official immediately cast doubt on the report. The TASS news agency quoted Dmitry Shugayev, head of Russia’s military cooperation service, … Read more