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In Syrian North, Women Protest Over Death of Iran’s Amini
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In Syrian North, Women Protest Over Death of Iran’s Amini

QAMISHLI, Syria (Reuters) - Hundreds of women protested in Kurdish-controlled northern Syria on Monday over the death of an Iranian Kurdish woman in the custody of Iran's morality police, with some cutting their hair and burning headscarves in an echo of demonstrations in Iran.Mahsa Amini, 22, died earlier this month after being arrested in Tehran by police enforcing the Islamic Republic's strict restrictions on women's dress. Her death has touched off Iran's biggest unrest since 2019.Protesters held aloft pictures of Amini as they marched through a street in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli."She was subjected to brutal treatment by the Iranian tyrants. We don't accept this insult to any woman in society," said Sawsan Hussein, 52, an employee of the Kurdish-led administration wh...
Kazakhstan Says It Won’t Recognise Referendums in Eastern Ukraine
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Kazakhstan Says It Won’t Recognise Referendums in Eastern Ukraine

ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakhstan, one of Russia's close ex-Soviet partners, will not recognise the possible annexation of Ukraine's eastern regions by Russia through referendums held there, the Central Asian nation's foreign ministry said on Monday.Voting took place in four Ukrainian regions mostly held by Russian forces, the start of a plan by President Vladimir Putin to annex a big chunk of Ukraine in what the West says is violation of international law that significantly escalates war in the country. Russia calls its actions in Ukraine "a special military operation"."As for the holding of referendums ... Kazakhstan proceeds from the principles of territorial integrity of states, their sovereign equivalence and peaceful coexistence," ministry spokesman Aibek Smadiyarov said.Kazakh Presid...
U.S. Aircraft Carrier Arrives in South Korea as Warning to North Korea
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U.S. Aircraft Carrier Arrives in South Korea as Warning to North Korea

BUSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - A U.S. aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea on Friday for the first time in about four years, due to join South Korean ships in a military show of force aimed at sending North Korea a message, officials said.USS Ronald Reagan and ships from its accompanying strike force docked at a naval base in the southern port city of Busan.Its arrival marks the most significant deployment yet under a new push to have more U.S. nuclear-capable "strategic assets" operate in the area to deter North Korea.South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has pushed for more joint exercises and other displays of military power as a warning to North Korea, which earlier this year conducted a record number of missile tests after talks failed to persuade it to end its nuclear weapons an...
Puerto Rico Struggles to Reach Areas Cut off by Fiona
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Puerto Rico Struggles to Reach Areas Cut off by Fiona

By DÁNICA COTO, Associated PressCAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Fiona left hundreds of people stranded across Puerto Rico after smashing roads and bridges, with authorities still struggling to reach people four days after the storm smacked the U.S. territory, causing historic flooding.For now, government officials are working with religious groups, nonprofits and others braving landslides, thick mud and broken asphalt by foot to provide food, water and medicine for people in need, but they are under pressure to clear a path so vehicles can enter isolated areas soon.Nino Correa, commissioner for Puerto Rico’s emergency management agency, estimated that at least six municipalities across the island had areas that were cut off by Fiona, which struck as a Category 1 hurricane and was u...
Russia Releases U.S. Citizens Alexander Drueke and Andy Huynh in Prisoner Exchange -Family Representative
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Russia Releases U.S. Citizens Alexander Drueke and Andy Huynh in Prisoner Exchange -Family Representative

(Reuters) - Russia has released U.S. citizens Alexander Drueke, 39, and Andy Huynh, 27, in a prisoner exchange deal brokered by Saudi Arabia, a family representative told Reuters on Wednesday.The pair, both from Alabama, were captured in June while fighting in eastern Ukraine where they went to support Ukrainian troops resisting Russia's invasion.(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Chris Reese)Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters.Political Cartoons on World Leaders Source link
At UN, Hope Peeks Through the Gloom Despite a Global Morass
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At UN, Hope Peeks Through the Gloom Despite a Global Morass

By TED ANTHONY, AP National WriterUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the United Nations had just warned of a world gone badly wrong — a place where inequity was on the rise, war was back in Europe, fragmentation was everywhere, the pandemic was pushing onward and technology was tearing things apart as much as it was uniting them.“Our world is in big trouble. Divides are growing deeper. Inequalities are growing wider. Challenges are spreading farther,” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday morning as he opened the general debate at the 77th U.N. General Assembly. And he was, on all counts, incontrovertibly correct.Yet barely an hour later, here were two U.N. delegates — one Asian, one African — grinning and standing in the sun-dappled lobby of the U.N. Secretariat Building, thri...
‘Increased Consequences’ if Russia Annexes Parts of Ukraine, Warns U.S.
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‘Increased Consequences’ if Russia Annexes Parts of Ukraine, Warns U.S.

(Reuters) - There will be increased consequences if Russia were to annex parts of Ukraine, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday, as Moscow-installed leaders in occupied areas of four Ukrainian regions planned to hold referendums on joining Russia."We have made clear that there will be increased consequences. We have ... a number of tools," the official said.(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk in New York; Writing by Costas Pitas; Editing by Sandra Maler)Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters.Political Cartoons on World Leaders Source link
Factbox-Death of Woman in Police Custody Puts Plight of Iran’s Kurds in Focus
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Factbox-Death of Woman in Police Custody Puts Plight of Iran’s Kurds in Focus

DUBAI (Reuters) - The death of young Iranian Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in police custody in the Iranian capital Tehran has ignited nationwide anger and cast light on the status of her ethnic community.At least three people were killed in Iran's Kurdish region on Monday when security forces opened fire during protests over her death, a Kurdish rights group said, on a third day of turmoil over the incident last week.Amini's death could raise tension between the establishment and the Kurdish minority, which human rights groups say have been long oppressed by Iran's leadership. The Islamic Republic denies persecuting Kurds.Here are some facts about Iran's Kurds, part of a community that is spread across several Middle East countries which is one of the world's largest people without a state...
U.S. Military Base in Syria Targeted in Failed Rocket Attack
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U.S. Military Base in Syria Targeted in Failed Rocket Attack

(Reuters) - A rocket attack targeting the U.S. military's Green Village base in northeast Syria failed to hit U.S. or coalition forces, or any equipment, the U.S. Central Command said.Three 107 mm rockets targeted the base on Sunday and a fourth rocket along with rocket tubes was found at the launch point, about 5 kilometers (3 miles) away, the command said in a statement. https://bit.ly/3RVqVfeThe Green Village base was targeted last month in violence between the U.S. military and Iran-backed militants leaving at least one U.S. military service member in Syria with a minor injury.The incident triggered a U.S response that killed two or three militants conducting the attacks.The Central Command said it was investigating the latest failed attack, which struck at approximately 7:05 p.m lo...
Factbox-Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth’s Home and Now Final Resting Place
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Factbox-Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth’s Home and Now Final Resting Place

LONDON (Reuters) - Queen Elizabeth will be buried alongside her husband Prince Philip in a small chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle in a private ceremony after her state funeral on Monday.Her parents were also laid to rest in St. George's Chapel.Elizabeth's funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey, before the coffin is driven to Windsor Castle, just west of London.* Windsor Castle is the resting place of more than a dozen English and British kings and queens. Most are buried in St. George's Chapel, including Henry VIII, who died in 1547, and Charles I, who was beheaded in 1649.* Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century, it is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, according to the Royal Collection Trust website. It has been the home of 40 monarchs, includ...