Kremlin claims victory in controversial referendums in Ukraine paving the way for annexation

Pro-Moscow officials say residents of four occupied territories of Ukraine voted to join Russia in a Kremlin-orchestrated vote that has been dismissed as illegitimate by the US and its Western allies. Most important points: The votes seem to be paving the way for the annexation of the regions in Russia Pro-Russian officials have been accused … Read more

Russian foreign minister accuses West of trying to ‘stop the advance of history’ by providing military aid to Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has used his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to defend the war in Ukraine and warn the United States against interference in Taiwan. The speech, delivered in New York on Saturday, came days after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilization in the wake of … Read more

Iran will respond ‘proportionately’ to cutting ties with Ukraine

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept. 24 (Reuters) – Iran is planning “proportional action” in response to Ukraine’s decision to cut diplomatic ties over reported supplies of Iranian drones to Russia, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday. Nasser Kanaani said Ukraine “must refrain from being influenced by third parties who … Read more

US adjusts sanctions to help Iranians evade online surveillance and censorship

A computer engineer checks equipment at an Internet service provider in Tehran on Feb. 15, 2011. Photo taken Feb. 15, 2011. REUTERS/Caren Firouz/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (Reuters) – The US Treasury Department issued guidelines Friday to expand the reach of internet services for Iranians, … Read more

Ukraine cuts ties with Iran over supply of ‘bad’ drones to Russia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept. 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine said Friday it would weaken diplomatic ties with Iran over Tehran’s decision to provide Russian troops with drones, a move President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called “a collaboration with evil.” Zelenskiy said a total of eight Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot … Read more

Penny Wong talks ‘blocks’ on trade with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of UN General Assembly

Foreign Minister Penny Wong has again urged Beijing to lift sanctions against Australia during a meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in New York. Most important points: Penny Wong says she aimed to pressure China to lift trade sanctions and described the talks as “constructive” She also addressed Australians arbitrarily detained in China, and … Read more

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Warns as Protests Over Woman’s Death Spread

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Revolutionary Guard Warns of Unrest Reports of attacked security forces Kurdish woman did so after being arrested by vice squad Iranian government has promised investigation into her death DUBAI, Sept. 22 (Reuters) – Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps on Thursday called on the Islamic Republic’s judiciary … Read more

Rylan Clark Reveals He Was Hospitalized After TWO Heart Failures Amid Marriage Divorce

RYLAN Clark has shared two horrific dashes to the hospital last year after his body was “shut down,” telling fans, “My heart stopped.” The popular television host was rushed from his home in Essex in an ambulance after suffering heart failure and then given an injection in hospital in an attempt to “restart” him. 4 … Read more

Iran’s death toll rises as protests mount

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Member of the security forces among the dead Turmoil engulfs Iran since young woman died in custody Video on social media shows new protest at Tehran University DUBAI, Sept. 21 (Reuters) – Iranian authorities said three people, including a member of the security forces, had been … Read more

Death of Iranian woman after moral police arrest leads to protests

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, Sept. 16 (Reuters) – A young Iranian woman has died after falling into a coma after being detained by vice squad who enforced Iran’s strict hijab rules, sparking protests from Iranians on social media and in the streets on Friday. In recent months, Iranian human … Read more