Iran says Rushdie and supporters are responsible for attack

Do not blame Tehran, Foreign Ministry spokesman says Says novelist ‘crossing red lines’ for Muslims Rushdie stabbed multiple times on Friday Attack condemned by writers, politicians around the world DUBAI, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – Iran’s foreign ministry said on Monday that no one had the right to make accusations against Tehran over Friday’s attack on … Read more

Salman Rushdie off ventilator and ‘road to recovery has begun’, says officer

Aug 14 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the acclaimed author who was stabbed repeatedly during a public appearance in New York state on Friday, 33 years after Iran’s then Supreme Leader summoned him to kill him, is off a ventilator and his health is bad. improve, his agent and a son said on Sunday. “He is … Read more

Suspect’s father refuses to talk about Salman Rushdie attack

A New Jersey police officer stands guard outside the building where Salman Rushdie’s alleged attacker, Hadi Matar, lives in Fairview, New Jersey, US, Aug. 12, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register BEIRUT, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – The father of a man accused of attempted murder of writer Salman Rushdie … Read more

Scottish police investigate threat to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Rugby Union – Six Nations Championship – Scotland vs England – BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, UK – February 24, 2018 Author JK Rowling in the stands before the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register LONDON, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – Scottish police said Sunday they were investigating a report of … Read more

US accuses Iranian of conspiracy to kill ex-Trump adviser Bolton

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday charged a member of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards with plotting to assassinate John Bolton, a national security adviser to former President Donald Trump. The Justice Ministry claimed Shahram Poursafi, also known as Mehdi Rezayi, 45, from Tehran, was likely motivated to kill Bolton in retaliation … Read more

Explainer: what’s next for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones?

Aug. 5 (Reuters) – A jury in Austin, Texas, ruled Friday that American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of a child who died in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre in $45.2 million in damages for the murder. falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax. in addition to $4.1 million in compensatory damages. … Read more

Greek intelligence chief resigns over wiretapping allegations

ATHENS, Aug. 5 (Reuters) – The head of the Greek intelligence service resigned on Friday after increased scrutiny of the agency’s surveillance practices, including an allegation by an opposition party leader that he had been wiretapped in 2021. Panagiotis Kontoleon, head of EYP intelligence, tendered his resignation “after faulty actions found during legal wiretapping,” according … Read more

‘End this nightmare,’ Sandy Hook’s parents’ lawyer tells jurors in Alex Jones libel trial

Aug 3 (Reuters) – Jurors in the Alex Jones defamation trial began deliberations on Wednesday after a lawyer for a child killed in the Sandy Hook massacre said they must “end this nightmare” and the U.S. conspiracy theorist to pay them $150 million for false claims that the shooting was a hoax. Jones, founder of … Read more

Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, expresses US ‘solidarity’ as China vapes

Pelosi: world faces a choice between autocracy and democracy Chinese warplanes buzz Taiwan Strait dividing line Beijing says self-governed Taiwan is part of China China plans military exercises TAIPEI, Aug. 2 (Reuters) – US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late Tuesday on a trip she says shows US solidarity with China’s … Read more

Silo in Beirut collapses, trauma revives ahead of blast anniversary

Silos a towering reminder of the August 4, 2020 explosion Smoldering fire had the residents of Beirut on edge for weeks 2020 blast seen as symbol of corruption Lebanese elite BEIRUT, July 31 (Reuters) – Some of the grain silos in the port of Beirut collapsed on Sunday, just days before the second anniversary of … Read more