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

Lavrov defends Russia in UN confrontation full of anger over war in Ukraine

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 22 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov defended Moscow’s war in Ukraine at the UN Security Council on Thursday, as the United Nations warned Moscow about the annexation of Ukrainian regions and called on Western ministers to take responsibility for atrocities. Lavrov … 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

Russia and Ukraine announce big surprise prisoner swap

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV/RIYADH, Sept. 21 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine carried out an unexpected prisoner swap on Wednesday, the largest since the start of the war, involving nearly 300 people, including 10 foreigners and the commanders involved in a protracted prisoner earlier this year. Ukrainian defense of Mariupol … 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

EU proposes to ban products made with forced labor

European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Sept. 14 (Reuters) – The European Commission on Wednesday proposed an EU ban on products made using forced labor with legislation that will increase existing US pressure … Read more

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi jailed for election fraud

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept. 2 (Reuters) – Deposed former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty of electoral fraud and sentenced to three years in prison with hard labour, according to a source familiar with the proceedings. The Nobel laureate and figurehead of Myanmar’s opposition to decades … Read more

Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Freeland Abused in Alberta, Trudeau Calls It Part of a Trend

Aug 28 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Sunday condemned an abusive verbal attack on his Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, which he described as an “extremely disturbing harassment” that was not an isolated incident. “We are seeing more and more people in public life and people in positions of responsibility, … Read more

Protesters march in Belgrade against planned gay Pride event

BELGRADE, Aug. 28 (Reuters) – Thousands of religious and right-wing opponents of a European gay Pride event hosted by Belgrade protested through the Serbian capital on Sunday, though the government has said it will cancel or postpone the Pride event . Belgrade will host the EuroPride March on September 17, an event held in a … Read more