UN body dismisses debate over China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims as a blow to the West

A narrow defeat seen as a blow to the West and the credibility of the UN First attempt to put China’s rights record on the agenda Muslim countries like Pakistan reject the motion China lobbied against debate on the sidelines GENEVA, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The UN Rights Council on Thursday rejected a Western-led motion … Read more

Russia wants secret UN vote on decision condemning ‘annexation’ of Ukrainian regions

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Russia is pushing for a secret ballot instead of a public vote when the 193-member UN General Assembly next week considers whether to condemn the Moscow’s decision to annex four partially occupied regions in Ukraine after holding what it called referendums. Ukraine and its allies have denounced the votes … Read more

Russian journalist who fled house arrest says she is innocent

A journalist confirms that she was not under house arrest Ovsyannikova challenges Putin again in new video Oct 5 (Reuters) – Russian TV journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, accused of spreading false information after she staged a series of lonely protests against the war in Ukraine, said on Wednesday she had fled house arrest because she had … Read more

Iranian Khamenei backs police over Mahsa Amini protests, could signal tougher crackdown

Growing public fury over woman’s death in police custody Khamenei says Amini’s death ‘deeply broke my heart’ Supreme leader blames foreign enemies for ‘riots’ Anti-government protests have spread to universities DUBAI, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme leader on Monday gave his full support to security forces facing protests sparked by the death of Mahsa … Read more

Iranian 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 parliamentary session on Sunday, in a show of support for a fierce crackdown on widespread anti-government protests over the death of a young woman in police custody. seen. The protests, sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, of Iranian Kurdistan, have … Read more

Stampede and riot at football match in Indonesia killing 174, league suspended

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

Havana protests erupt for second night as Cuba scrambles to turn on lights

HAVANA, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Crews restored power to other parts of Havana on Saturday after a second day of protests over ongoing blackouts in the Cuban capital, including some of the largest demonstrations since widespread anti-government rallies in July 2021. At least one of Friday night’s protests in the western seaside Playa neighborhood swelled … Read more

Protesters gather across Iran in the third week of unrest over Amini’s death

Protests sparked by death in custody enter 3rd week Reports of student arrests in Tehran, tear gas in Isfahan Four confirmed security force members killed in southeast Strikes reported in Kurdish regions DUBAI, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Protesters gathered across Iran and strikes were reported across the country’s Kurdish region on Saturday as protests sparked … Read more

Meta Board Approves Personal Security of Outgoing Executive Sheryl Sandberg

Sep 30 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc said on Friday its board had approved the provision of personal security services to former chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, citing “continuing threats to his safety”. The company, however, did not specify what threats Sandberg, one of Silicon Valley’s most powerful women, faces. He plans to continue paying … Read more

Iran arrests Europeans accused of playing role in unrest

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