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

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

Syrian ship carrying ‘stolen Ukrainian barley and flour’ docks in Lebanon, Ukrainian embassy says

BEIRUT, July 28 (Reuters) – A Syrian ship under U.S. sanctions has docked in the port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon carrying barley and wheat, the Ukrainian embassy in Beirut told Reuters on Thursday having been looted by Russia from Ukrainian stores. The Laodicea docked in Tripoli on Wednesday, according to maritime data website MarineTraffic. … Read more

Oil rises for a second day on supply issues

The pattern of oil barrels is seen in front of the rising stock market chart in this illustration, July 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register Russian Gazprom tightens pressure on gas flows to Europe The Fed is expected to raise rates by 75 basis points on Wednesday Brent … Read more