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

‘Very real fears’ for LGBT community after far-right win in Italy

‘Very real fears’ for LGBT community after far-right win in Italy

Italy’s LGBT community concerned by election result Fears government will only promote ‘traditional’ values Right promises not to roll back rights ROME, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The LGBT community has “very real fears” after a conservative bloc dominated by the far-right won Italy’s general election, a leading gay rights campaigner told Reuters. The nationalist Brothers … 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

Iran death toll grows as protests intensify

Iran death toll grows as protests intensify

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Member of security forces among those killed Unrest has swept Iran since young woman died in custody Social media video shows fresh protest at Tehran University DUBAI, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Iranian authorities said three people including a member of the security forces had been killed … 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

New York’s Yeshiva University halts student clubs in dispute over LGBT group

New York’s Yeshiva University halts student clubs in dispute over LGBT group

FILE PHOTO – Pride flags are used to celebrate Pride Month at the Stonewall National Monument at Christopher Park adjacent to The Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village section of New York City, New York, U.S., June 23, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 16 (Reuters) – Yeshiva … Read more

Pope says supplying weapons to Ukraine is morally acceptable for self defence

Pope says supplying weapons to Ukraine is morally acceptable for self defence

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Thursday said it was morally legitimate for nations to supply weapons to Ukraine to help the country defend itself from Russian aggression. Speaking to reporters aboard a plane returning from a three-day trip to Kazakhstan, … Read more

God does not back war, pope says in apparent criticism of Russian patriarch

God does not back war, pope says in apparent criticism of Russian patriarch

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NUR-SULTAN, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Wednesday that God does not guide religions towards war, an implicit criticism of Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, who backs the invasion of Ukraine and has boycotted a conference of faith leaders. On his second day in Kazakhstan, … 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