Hungarians protest change in abortion rules

Hungarians protest change in abortion rules

BUDAPEST, Sept 28 (Reuters) – More than 1,000 Hungarians protested on Wednesday against a change in abortion rules that took effect on Sept. 15, which women’s rights groups say would “humiliate” and torment women while having no effect on the number of abortions. Under the rules amended by Conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government, pregnant … Read more

Iran president says Amini’s death is ‘tragic incident’, but ‘chaos’ unacceptable

Iran president says Amini’s death is ‘tragic incident’, but ‘chaos’ unacceptable

Raisi says Amini’s death has saddened everyone Says “chaos” is unacceptable, backs security forces Growing death toll as protests spread to over 80 cities Death of woman in morality police custody kindled protests DUBAI, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday said that the death of a young woman in custody had … Read more

Poet Amanda Gorman, K-pop’s Blackpink push global goals at U.N.

Poet Amanda Gorman, K-pop’s Blackpink push global goals at U.N.

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 19 (Reuters) – South Korean pop band Blackpink and American poet Amanda Gorman took to the United Nations stage on Monday to urge action on climate change and other global goals that include achieving gender equality and ending hunger and poverty. Gorman read … Read more

Iran police call woman’s death ‘unfortunate’ as protests persist

Iran police call woman’s death ‘unfortunate’ as protests persist

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Mahsa Amini was detained by morality police last week Protests erupt in areas including Tehran, Kurdish province Morality police enforce strict dress rules on women DUBAI, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Iranian police said on Monday the death of a young woman in custody was an “unfortunate … Read more

Fury grows in Iran over woman who died after hijab arrest

Fury grows in Iran over woman who died after hijab arrest

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Young woman died in custody of morality police Iran sees street protests and social media anger Government denies Mahsa Amini was beaten DUBAI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Protests persisted on Sunday and #MahsaAmini became one of the top hashtags ever on Persian-language Twitter as Iranians fumed … Read more

Serbia police clash with right-wing protesters at LGBTQ march

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 to mark the end of EuroPride week, an event staged in a different European city each year. Police clashed with two right-wing groups trying … Read more

Depositors hold up two Lebanese banks to grab their own money

Depositors hold up two Lebanese banks to grab their own money

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Lebanese barred from their deposits during crisis Woman storms bank to take her cash for sick sister Another armed man arrested after holding up another bank Phenomenon illustrates woes of ‘failed state’ Lebanon BEIRUT, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Two seemingly armed and desperate Lebanese depositors held … Read more

West weighs contentious anti-China move as U.N. rights council opens

West weighs contentious anti-China move as U.N. rights council opens

A giant screen shows news footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping visiting Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, at a shopping centre, in Beijing, China, July 15, 2022. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register GENEVA, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Western countries face a dilemma as the U.N. Human Rights Council opens … Read more

Charles’ succession stirs Caribbean calls for reparations, removal of monarch as head of state

Charles’ succession stirs Caribbean calls for reparations, removal of monarch as head of state

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KINGSTON/NEW YORK, Sept 8 (Reuters) – The accession of King Charles to the British throne has stirred renewed calls from politicians and activists for former colonies in the Caribbean to remove the monarch as their head of state and for Britain to pay slavery reparations. Charles … Read more

Hamas authorities execute five Palestinians in Gaza

Hamas authorities execute five Palestinians in Gaza

General view of Gaza city May 29, 2022. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register GAZA, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Gaza’s ruling Hamas Islamists executed five Palestinians on Sunday, two of them on charges of espionage for Israel that dated back to 2015 and 2009, the enclave’s Hamas-run Interior Ministry … Read more