Reactions to the attack on writer Salman Rushdie

Reactions to the attack on writer Salman Rushdie

Aug 12 (Reuters) – Here are reactions to Friday’s attack on novelist Salman Rushdie. read more SUZANNE NOSSEL, CEO OF FREE EXPRESSION ORGANIZATION PEN AMERICA: “We can think of no comparable incident of a public attack on a literary writer on American soil. Just hours before the attack, on Friday morning, Salman had emailed me … Read more

Sierra Leone imposes nationwide curfew amid deadly anti-government protests

Sierra Leone imposes nationwide curfew amid deadly anti-government protests

FREETOWN, Aug 10 (Reuters) – At least two police officers and one civilian died after a day of anti-government protests in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, staff at the city’s main mortuary said on Wednesday. Sierra Leone’s government previously said there had been deaths, but did not say how many, as protesters threw rocks and burned … Read more

Bomb blast in Kabul kills eight, injures more than 20

Bomb blast in Kabul kills eight, injures more than 20

KABUL, Aug 6 (Reuters) – A bomb blast in a busy shopping street in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least eight people and injured 22, hospital officials and witnesses said. The bomb exploded in a western district of the city where members of the minority Shi’ite Muslim community regularly meet. Islamic State, a … Read more

ASEAN warns on risk of Taiwan ‘miscalculation’, ready to help dialogue

ASEAN warns on risk of Taiwan ‘miscalculation’, ready to help dialogue

A woman passes ASEAN Summit flags at Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore, November 11, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PHNOM PENH, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Southeast Asia’s regional bloc ASEAN warned on Thursday of a risk that volatility caused by tensions in the Taiwan Strait could lead to … Read more

Kosovo closes two border crossings after local Serbs block roads

Kosovo closes two border crossings after local Serbs block roads

FILE PHOTO- Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti looks on during a news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, Germany May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MITROVICA, Kosovo, July 31 (Reuters) – Kosovo police said they closed two border crossings in the volatile north after local … Read more

U.S. Capitol attack probe to push forward with new witnesses, Cheney says

U.S. Capitol attack probe to push forward with new witnesses, Cheney says

WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) – The panel probing the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol plans to push its investigation further in the coming weeks, interviewing additional members of Donald Trump’s cabinet and his campaign, as well as U.S. Secret Service members, the committee’s vice chair said on Sunday. “We’re not finished yet,” … Read more

Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot hearings lay blame at Trump’s feet

Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot hearings lay blame at Trump’s feet

WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – After losing the 2020 election, Donald Trump ignored close allies who told him that his claims of widespread election fraud were untrue, and when the followers who believed his false accusations stormed the U.S. Capitol, he sat back and watched. That was the narrative the U.S. House of Representatives’ select … Read more

Militants attack Mali’s main military base, situation ‘under control’

Militants attack Mali’s main military base, situation ‘under control’

KATI, Mali, July 22 (Reuters) – Suspected Islamist militants on Friday attacked the main military base where Mali’s interim president lives outside the capital Bamako, but the armed forces said they had repelled the assault and had the situation under control. Militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State have repeatedly attacked army bases across … Read more

Trump watched Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot unfold on TV, ignored pleas to call for peace

Trump watched Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot unfold on TV, ignored pleas to call for peace

WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) – Donald Trump sat for hours watching the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol unfold on live TV, ignoring pleas by his children and other close advisers to urge his supporters to stop the violence, witnesses told a congressional hearing on Thursday. The House of Representatives Select Committee used its … Read more

In occupied south Ukraine, some fear a return to Soviet times under Russia

In occupied south Ukraine, some fear a return to Soviet times under Russia

KYIV, July 21 (Reuters) – In Nova Kakhovka, a city in southern Ukraine occupied by Russian troops five months ago on the first day of its invasion, the signs of creeping annexation by Russia are mounting and some residents fear a return to Soviet times. A statue of Russian Communist leader Vladimir Lenin, erected in … Read more