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

Pope says supplying arms to Ukraine is morally acceptable for self-defense

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

Arrest of Turkish pop star for joke about religious schools sparks strong criticism

Turkish pop star Gulsen performs at a concert in Aydin, Turkey March 27, 2022. Depo Photos via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ANKARA, Aug. 26 (Reuters) – The arrest of a Turkish pop star over a joke she made about religious schools has sparked a fierce backlash from critics of … Read more

Singapore will decriminalize sex between men, PM says

Under existing law, men face up to 2 years in prison for gay sex The law has not been actively enforced for decades PM Lee says Singaporean society is ready for this change reaffirms support for the traditional definition of marriage SINGAPORE, Aug. 21 (Reuters) – Singapore will decriminalize sex between men but has no … Read more

Germany, Israel Condemn Palestinian President’s Holocaust Remarks

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attend a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 16, 2022. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Outrage At Abbas Claims Israel Guilty Of ’50 Holocausts’ German Chancellor, Israeli Prime Minister Lead Conviction In response, Abbas calls Holocaust ‘most heinous crime’ Germany … Read more

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 Reuters.com Register BEIRUT, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – The father of a man accused of attempted murder of writer Salman Rushdie … Read more

Japanese PM wakes up cabinet as anger grows over Unification Church ties

Voter support plummets due to party’s ties to the church Shak-up comes earlier than analysts expected Church defends her right to participate in politics Kishida only chose ministers who “review” ties with the group TOKYO, Aug. 10 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday reshuffled his cabinet as he fought growing public anger … Read more