Turkey summons Swedish envoy over ‘insulting content’ about Erdogan on TV -Anadolu

ISTANBUL, Oct 5 (Reuters) – NATO member Turkey summoned the Swedish ambassador over “insulting content” about President Tayyip Erdogan aired on Swedish public service television, Turkey’s state-owned Anadolu Agency said on Wednesday. Sweden and Finland applied for membership in NATO earlier this year following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. So far 28 of the current 30 … Read more

Russian journalist who fled house arrest says she is innocent

Journalist confirms she has skipped house arrest Ovsyannikova defies Putin again in new video Oct 5 (Reuters) – Russian TV journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, accused of spreading fake news after staging a series of lone protests against the war in Ukraine, said on Wednesday she had fled house arrest because she had no case to answer. … Read more

Indonesia presses for answers after deadly soccer stampede

“Culprits” to be revealed in coming days – minister Ten police removed from their posts, 28 under investigation 32 minors among dead Rights body says tear gas caused chaos MALANG, Indonesia, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Dozens of Indonesian police were placed under investigation on Monday over a stampede at a soccer match that killed 125 … Read more

Iran lawmakers chant ‘thank you, police’ despite growing public fury over woman’s death

DUBAI, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Iranian lawmakers chanted “thank you, police” during a parliament session on Sunday, in a show of support for a fierce crackdown on widespread anti-government protests against the death of a young woman in police custody. The protests, sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini from Iranian Kurdistan, have spiraled … Read more

Stampede, riot at Indonesia football match kill 174, league suspended

East Java stadium disaster apparently worst since 1964 Around 180 injured during crowd stampede Indonesia football association suspends league to investigate Police say they fired tear gas to control crowd MALANG, Indonesia, Oct 2 (Reuters) – At least 174 people were killed and 180 injured in a stampede and riot at a soccer match in … Read more

Mexican government suffers major data hack, president’s health issues revealed

MEXICO CITY, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The Mexican government said on Friday it had suffered a major cyber hack of data held by the armed forces, including details about President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s heart that led to his hospitalization in January. The president, speaking at a regular news conference, said information published in local … Read more

Iran arrests Europeans accused of role in unrest

Death of woman in morality police custody kindled protests Widening revolt against clerical establishment Iran blames hostile West for stoking unrest Official says 19 killed during attack on police station DUBAI, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Iran, which has blamed “foreign enemies” for protests that swept the country after the death of a woman in morality … Read more

Gunfire and blasts in Burkina Faso capital raise fears of another coup

OUAGADOUGOU, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Soldiers took to the streets of Burkina Faso’s capital on Friday and blocked access to administrative buildings after gunfire rang out and a blast was heard near the presidential palace, raising fears of a second military coup in eight months. Gunshots were first heard around dawn at the main military … Read more

Iran president says Amini’s death is ‘tragic incident’, but ‘chaos’ unacceptable

Raisi says Amini’s death has saddened everyone Says “chaos” is unacceptable, backs security forces Growing death toll as protests spread to over 80 cities Death of woman in morality police custody kindled protests DUBAI, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday said that the death of a young woman in custody had … Read more

Thirteen reported killed as Iran Revolutionary Guards target dissident sites in Iraq

DUBAI/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq Sept 28 (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday they fired missiles and drones at militant targets in the Kurdish region of neighboring northern Iraq, where authorities said 13 people were killed. The strikes were reported after Iranian prosecutions were accused of armed Iranian Kurdish dissidents of involvement in unrest now shaking … Read more