Iran protests over young woman’s death continue, 83 said killed

Iran protests over young woman’s death continue, 83 said killed

DUBAI, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Protests continued in several cities across Iran on Thursday against the death of young woman in police custody, state and social media reported, as a human rights group said at least 83 people had been killed in nearly two weeks of demonstrations. Mahsa Amini, 22, from the Iranian Kurdish town … 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

Myanmar court jails Suu Kyi, Australian economist for 3 years – source

Myanmar court jails Suu Kyi, Australian economist for 3 years – source

Sept 29 (Reuters) – A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Thursday jailed deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her former economic adviser, Australian Sean Turnell, for three years for violating a secrets law, a source familiar with the proceedings said. Both had pleaded not guilty to charges of violating the official secrets act, which … Read more

Border-crossing asylum-seekers hit six-year high in Canada

Border-crossing asylum-seekers hit six-year high in Canada

TORONTO, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The number of asylum-seekers entering Canada between formal border crossings has surged to the highest point since the government started tracking them in 2017, as dropped pandemic restrictions enable more travel and conflict and catastrophe displace people in many parts of the world. In the first eight months of 2022, … Read more

Meta says it removes China-based propaganda operation targeting U.S. midterms

Meta says it removes China-based propaganda operation targeting U.S. midterms

Sept 27 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms (META.O) said on Tuesday it disrupted the first known China-based influence operation focused on targeting users in the United States with political content ahead of the midterm elections in November. The network maintained fake accounts across Meta’s social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, as well as competitor service Twitter … Read more

U.S. VP Harris condemns ‘disturbing’ Chinese actions in Japan speech

U.S. VP Harris condemns ‘disturbing’ Chinese actions in Japan speech

YOKOSUKA, Japan, Sept 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris condemned “disturbing” actions by China in remarks to American sailors based in Japan, days after the administration pledged U.S. forces would help defend Taiwan if it were attacked. “China is undermining key elements of the international rules-based order,” Harris said in prepared remarks during … Read more

Iran protests Western stance on mass protests over woman’s death

Iran protests Western stance on mass protests over woman’s death

British ambassador summoned over coverage by London-based media Norwegian envoy called in over ‘interventionist’ speaker Teachers’ union calls for strikes Monday and Wednesday Iranian TV says 41 people killed in more than a week of unrest DUBAI, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Iran summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors over what it called interference and hostile … Read more

Musk says activating Starlink, in response to Blinken on internet freedom in Iran

Musk says activating Starlink, in response to Blinken on internet freedom in Iran

Starlink logo is seen on a smartphone in front of displayed Ukrainian flag in this illustration taken February 27, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 23 (Reuters) – SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Friday that he would activate the firm’s satellite internet service, Starlink, in response to … Read more

EU’s von der Leyen delivers veiled warning to Italy’s right wing

EU’s von der Leyen delivers veiled warning to Italy’s right wing

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attends the 77th United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 21, 2022. REUTERS/David ‘Dee’ Delgado Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has warned … Read more

Many POWs freed by Russia had suffered torture – senior Ukraine official

Many POWs freed by Russia had suffered torture – senior Ukraine official

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence said on Thursday the percentage of released Ukrainian prisoners of war who had suffered torture while in Russian detention was “rather high”. Head of Ukraine’s Presidential Office Andriy Yermak and Military Intelligence Chief Kyrylo Budanov … Read more