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

Putin ally says he favours formally incorporating Ukrainian regions into Russia

Register now for free unlimited access to 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

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

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

Deadly battles erupt across Tripoli, raising fears of wider Libya war

Worst fighting in Tripoli in two years Fear of widespread conflict A political conflict between two rival governments TRIPOLI, Aug 27 (Reuters) – The worst fighting between rival factions in the Libyan capital in two years took place on Saturday as a witness said forces aligned with the parliament-backed administration moved into the city to … Read more

Air strike hits capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region – hospital

NAIROBI, Aug 26 (Reuters) – At least seven people were killed in an airstrike in the capital of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region on Friday, medical officials there said, the first such attack since a four-month ceasefire ended this week. Officials said the dead included three children but a federal government spokesman denied civilian casualties. The … Read more

NATO says it is ready to step up forces if Serbia-Kosovo tensions escalate

BRUSSELS, Aug 17 (Reuters) – NATO will increase its peacekeeping force in Kosovo if tensions with neighboring Serbia escalate, the head of the alliance said on Wednesday, on the eve of EU-facilitated talks between the splintered Western Balkan neighbours. “We now have an important mission, a military presence of about 4,000 soldiers in Kosovo,” Jens … Read more

Multiple bomb, arson attacks rock Thailand’s south

BANGKOK, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Explosions and fires rocked at least 17 locations in southern Thailand on Wednesday, authorities said, injuring seven people in several coordinated attacks. The bombings and arson attacks took place after midnight and targeted convenience stores and gas stations in three provinces, injuring at least seven, according to police and military … Read more

French activists fill holes with cement in protest at watering exemptions

Aug 14 (Reuters) – Climate activists linked to an extinct rebellion have targeted a golf course in southern France, filling holes with concrete to protest an exemption from water restrictions during the worst drought on record. France has told residents to avoid unnecessary water use, such as washing cars and watering gardens. However, activists complain … Read more