Iran blames Rushdie and his supporters for the attack

Don’t blame Tehran, says Foreign Ministry spokesperson According to the novelist, “red lines crossed” for Muslims Rushdie stabbed multiple times on Friday Attack condemned by writers, politicians around the world DUBAI, Aug 15 (Reuters) – No one has the right to bring charges against Iran for Friday’s attack on Salman Rushdie, for which he is … Read more

Ukraine targets Russian soldiers threatening Europe’s largest nuclear power plant

Russians threatening Zaporizhzhia are ‘special targets’ G7 countries call on Moscow to withdraw its troops from the factory Fear of a nuclear disaster if the fighting does not stop Russia warns it could sever bilateral ties with US More grain ships leave Ukraine KYIV, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine is targeting Russian soldiers who are … Read more

Salman Rushdie still hospitalized as attack suspect pleads not guilty

Aug 13 (Reuters) – Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized on Saturday with serious injuries a day after he was repeatedly stabbed during a public appearance in New York state as police sought to determine the motive for an attack that drew international condemnation. The accused assailant, Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, pleaded … Read more

Novelist Salman Rushdie on fan after stabbing in New York

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him over his writing, has been stabbed in the neck and chest on stage at a conference in New York state on Friday and airlifted to hospital, police said. After hours of surgery, … Read more

Ukraine and Russia are responsible for the risk of nuclear disaster at a frontline plant

Parties swap responsibility for explosions at Russian nuclear power plant UN calls for demilitarized zone Zelenskiy asks Russia to return its factory to Ukraine Ukrainian towns on the opposite bank under Russian bombardment Satellite images show damage to Russian air base in Crimea KYIV, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Ukraine and Russia on Friday accused each … Read more

Ukraine attacks Russian Black Sea Fleet HQ, Sevastopol governor says

Ukraine strikes Russian base in Black Sea, governor says Zelenskiy says grain harvest could be halved by war Zelensky orders the evacuation of Donetsk Dozens of prisoners of war died in a strike against a prison held by separatists ODESA, Ukraine, July 31 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces struck the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet … Read more

US House passes and sends to Senate assault-style weapons ban

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation banning assault rifles that have been used in mass shootings, sending it to the Senate where it faces defeat. By a largely partisan vote of 217 to 213, Democrats won passage of the measure amid public anger over mass killings in … Read more

Protest against 15th century land grabbing doctrine interrupts papal mass in Canada

People hold a banner as Pope Francis presides over a mass at the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, one of North America’s oldest and most popular pilgrimage sites, in Sainte-Anne-de -Beaupre, Quebec, Canada on July 28, 2022. The banner reads: ‘Repeal the doctrine’. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 28 (Reuters) … Read more

Sixth boy charged in Central Park jogger case is exonerated

NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) – A long-ignored co-defendant of the Central Park Five, a group of black and Latino teenagers wrongfully convicted of the 1989 rape of a white jogger on the basis of false confessions, has been exonerated from a related conviction by a New York judge on Monday. Steven Lopez was 15 … Read more