Ukraine claims early success in counteroffensive as Zelensky vows to ‘chase’ Russians to border

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — As Ukraine intensifies its offensive to retake Russian-occupied territory in the south of the country, its forces recaptured four villages and broke through Russian defenses at several points of the front line in the Kherson regionaccording to Ukrainian officials. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky also issued a warning to Russian forces during … Read more

Heavy gunfire rocks Iraq’s Green Zone amid violent protests

BAGHDAD (AP) — Supporters of an influential Iraqi Shia cleric fired rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns into Iraq’s Green Zone as security forces returned fire on Tuesday, seriously worsening a months-long political crisis that has gripped the nation. The death toll rose to at least 30 people after two days of unrest, officials said. Those … Read more

Clashes erupt after Iraqi Shiite cleric resigns, 3 dead

BAGHDAD (AP) — An influential Shiite cleric announced on Monday that he would resign from Iraqi politics, prompting hundreds of his angry supporters to storm the government palace and sparking violent clashes with security forces during from which at least three demonstrators were killed. Medical officials said at least 15 protesters suffered gunshot wounds and … Read more

Salman Rushdie is awake and ‘articulated’ after knife attack in New York, official says

CNN — Prime author Salman Rushdie is awake and “articulate” in his conversations with investigators as he remains hospitalized with serious injuries following a stabbing attack in western New York on Friday, an agency official told CNN on Monday. law enforcement with direct knowledge of the investigation. Rushdie, 75, underwent emergency surgery after a the … Read more

Iran denies involvement but justifies attack on Salman Rushdie

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian official on Monday denied that Tehran was involved in the stabbing of author Salman Rushdie, although he sought to justify the attack in the first public comments by the Islamic Republic on Bloodshed. The remarks by Nasser Kanaani, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, came three days after … Read more

Author Salman Rushdie on fan after stabbing in New York

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” prompted death threats from the Iranian leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen on Friday by a man who rushed onto the stage as the author was about to give a talk in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, … Read more

Author Salman Rushdie on fan after stabbing in New York

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” prompted death threats from the Iranian leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen on Friday by a man who rushed onto the stage as the author was about to give a talk in western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, … Read more

Salman Rushdie: Famous author remains hospitalized after stabbing as venue comes under security scrutiny

CNN — The place where renowned author Salman Rushdie — whose controversial work sparked death threats — was stabbed on Friday had rejected previous recommendations to tighten security measures, two sources told CNN. Rushdi, 75 years old, was stabbed at least twice on stage at the Chautauqua Institution before he is scheduled to give a … Read more

Author Salman Rushdie attacked at New York conference

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) — Salman Rushdie, the author whose writings led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked and apparently stabbed in the neck on Friday by a man who is rushed on stage as he was about to give a conference in western New York. An Associated Press reporter saw a … Read more

Iraqi protesters enter the parliament building in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of supporters of an influential Shiite cleric stormed Iraq’s parliament on Saturday, for the second time this week, to protest government-forming efforts led by rivals, an alliance of government-backed groups. ‘Iran. The alliance has called for counter-protests, raising the specter of civil war. Iraqi security forces first used tear gas and … Read more