The Taliban celebrate a year in power that has given Afghanistan security but little hope

The Taliban celebrate a year in power that has given Afghanistan security but little hope

The Taliban celebrate the “day of salvation and freedom” Relatively safer country, but faces challenges Aid cut as international community demands rights for women KABUL, Aug 15 (Reuters) – The Taliban and their supporters waved the group’s black and white flag on the streets of Afghanistan on Monday to celebrate a year since they marched … Read more

Angered China holds more exercises near Taiwan as US lawmakers visit

Angered China holds more exercises near Taiwan as US lawmakers visit

China holds drills near Taiwan during visit of US lawmakers China shows pictures of Taiwan’s strategic Penghu Islands Taiwan President: Committed to Maintaining Stability BEIJING/TAIPEI, Aug 15 (Reuters) – China’s military said it held more exercises near Taiwan on Monday as a group of U.S. lawmakers visited the Chinese-claimed island and met with President Tsai … Read more

Ignoring Ukraine Setbacks, Putin Touts ‘Superior’ Russian Arms Exports

Ignoring Ukraine Setbacks, Putin Touts ‘Superior’ Russian Arms Exports

Putin insists Russian technology is years ahead of rivals Performance in Ukraine undermines boast, military analysts say India and China top list of Russian arms buyers LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Monday Russia was ready to sell advanced weapons to allies around the world and cooperate in developing military technology, … Read more

American actress Anne Heche to be taken off life support 9 days after car accident

American actress Anne Heche to be taken off life support 9 days after car accident

Aug 14 (Reuters) – American actress Anne Heche will be taken off life support on Sunday, nine days after she was seriously injured in a car accident, as a match was found to receive her donated organs, a spokesman said. Heche, 53, had been legally dead as of Friday, though still with a heartbeat, and … Read more

Ukraine Targets Russian Soldiers Threatening Europe’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant

Ukraine Targets Russian Soldiers Threatening Europe’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant

Russians threatening Zaporizhzhia are “special targets” G7 nations ask Moscow to withdraw troops from plant Fear of a nuclear catastrophe unless the fighting ceases Russia warns it may cut bilateral ties with the United States More grain ships leave Ukraine Kyiv, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine is targeting Russian soldiers firing at Europe’s biggest nuclear … Read more

Salman Rushdie remains hospitalized as attack suspect pleads not guilty

Salman Rushdie remains hospitalized as attack suspect pleads not guilty

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

Novelist Salman Rushdie hooked up to fan after New York stabbing

Novelist Salman Rushdie hooked up to fan after New York stabbing

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

South Korea’s Yoon pardons Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee to counter ‘economic crisis’

South Korea’s Yoon pardons Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee to counter ‘economic crisis’

Samsung heir served 18 months in jail for bribery Businessmen were convicted in scandal that brought down a president South Korea says leaders needed to help overcome economic crisis Samsung may increase investment with Lee pardoned: analysts SEOUL, Aug 12 (Reuters) – South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol pardoned Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) Vice President Jay Y. … Read more

Attacks on Ukraine nuclear plant prompt UN call for demilitarized zone

Attacks on Ukraine nuclear plant prompt UN call for demilitarized zone

Russian ambassador warns of ‘nuclear catastrophe’ Zelenskiy demands that Russia return the plant to Ukraine Satellite images show damage to Russian airbase in Crimea Kyiv/NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of bombing Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant, adding to fears of a disaster as the UN chief said … Read more

Shock and Shame Among Some Muslims Over Afghans Accused of New Mexico Murders

Shock and Shame Among Some Muslims Over Afghans Accused of New Mexico Murders

Participants in an interfaith memorial service enter the Islamic Center of New Mexico mosque to commemorate four slain Muslim men, hours after police said they had arrested the main suspect in the killings, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. U.S. August 9, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Hay Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record ALBUQUERQUE, … Read more