Sister of Iran’s leader condemns his rule, urges Guards to disarm – letter

Sister of Iran’s leader condemns his rule, urges Guards to disarm – letter

DUBAI, Dec 7 (Reuters) – A sister of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has condemned his crackdown on nationwide protests and called on the widely-feared Revolutionary Guards to lay down their weapons, according to a letter published by her France-based son. Iran has been gripped by unrest since the death of 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian … Read more

Germany arrests 25 suspected of violent far-right plot to install prince

Germany arrests 25 suspected of violent far-right plot to install prince

Military members among those being investigated Prosecutors: Parliament attack planned by some Over 3,000 security personnel involved in raids BERLIN, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Germany on Wednesday detained 25 members and supporters of a far-right group that prosecutors said were preparing a violent overthrow of the state, with some members suspected of plotting an armed … Read more

Suspected suicide blast at Indonesian police station kills two

Suspected suicide blast at Indonesian police station kills two

BANDUNG, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Two people were killed and eight wounded in the Indonesian city of Bandung on Wednesday when a suspected Islamic militant who may have been angered by the country’s new criminal code blew himself up at a police station, authorities said. Ahmad Ramadhan, head of the public information bureau for the … Read more

Ukraine appears to show ability to strike far inside Russia

Ukraine appears to show ability to strike far inside Russia

Third Russian airfield reported hit in drone strike Ukraine’s Zelenskiy meets troops near eastern front Oil price cap gives G7 leverage on Russia – U.S. official Dec 7 (Reuters) – A third Russian airfield was set ablaze by a drone strike, a day after Ukraine demonstrated an apparent new ability to penetrate hundreds of kilometres … Read more

Indonesia bans sex outside marriage in new criminal code

Indonesia bans sex outside marriage in new criminal code

New criminal code ushers in controversial changes Sex outside marriage, insulting the president banned New laws will hamper tourism, investment, critics say JAKARTA, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Indonesia’s parliament approved a new criminal code on Tuesday that bans sex outside marriage with a punishment of up to one year in jail, despite worries the laws … Read more

Drone attacks oil tank at airfield inside Russia – governor

Drone attacks oil tank at airfield inside Russia – governor

Kyiv region facing among the most emergency blackouts U.S. to enlist executives’ help on Ukraine energy assets Moscow: Ukrainian drones attack air bases in Russia, 3 dead KYIV, Dec 6 (Reuters) – A drone attack on an airfield in Russia’s Kursk region set fire to an oil storage tank, a governor said on Tuesday, a … Read more

Oil tankers queue up off Turkey as price cap on Russian crude kicks in – FT

Drone attacks oil tank at airfield inside Russia – governor

Dec 5 (Reuters) – Oil tankers formed a traffic jam off the coast of Turkey on day one of the West’s price cap on Russian crude, with Ankara insisting on new proof of insurance for all vessels, the Financial Times reported on Monday. Around 19 crude oil tankers were waiting to cross Turkish waters on … Read more

Ukraine hails air defences after heavy Russian missile strikes

Ukraine hails air defences after heavy Russian missile strikes

KYIV, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Russia rained long-range missiles on Ukraine on Monday, killing two people, destroying homes in the southeast and causing power outages, but Kyiv said its air defences had limited the damage. Air raid sirens blared across the country and men, women and children huddled in the capital’s cavernous metro system to … Read more

G7 begins to press Russia on Ukraine with oil price cap

G7 begins to press Russia on Ukraine with oil price cap

Russia says it will not export oil subject to cap Zelenskiy says price cap will do little to deter Russia Ukrainian regions resort to scheduled blackouts Ukrainian forces holding positions along front line -Zelenskiy Russia says troops conducting successful operations in Bakhmut KYIV, Dec 5 (Reuters) – A Group of Seven (G7) price cap on … Read more

Protesters storm governor’s office in southern Syrian city, two killed in clashes

Protesters storm governor’s office in southern Syrian city, two killed in clashes

Protests in Sweida over worsening economy Crowds storm governor’s office, set fire to building Authorities say armed “outlaws” also tried to seize police HQ One policeman killed, Interior Ministry says Hospital source says one demonstrator has died from injuries AMMAN, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Dozens of demonstrators angry over worsening economic conditions in Syria stormed … Read more