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Iran’s Khamenei vows revenge after deadly attack on Shi’ite pilgrims
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Iran’s Khamenei vows revenge after deadly attack on Shi’ite pilgrims

DUBAI, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme Leader vowed on Thursday to retaliate against those threatening the country’s security after the massacre of Shi’ite pilgrims, an assault claimed by Islamic State which threatens to inflame tensions amid widespread anti-government protests. In a statement read on state TV, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the assailants “will surely...

Islamic State claims Iran shrine attack, Iran vows response
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Islamic State claims Iran shrine attack, Iran vows response

Women and children among casualties – state media President says Iran will respond to attack Protesters mark 40 days since Mahsa Amini’s death in custody DUBAI, Oct 26 (Reuters) – The militant group Islamic State said it carried out an attack on a Shi’ite Muslim shrine in Iran on Wednesday which killed 15 people, escalating...

U.S. basketball star Griner’s 9-year drug sentence upheld in Russia
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U.S. basketball star Griner’s 9-year drug sentence upheld in Russia

Court upholds jail term for narcotics possession and smuggling WNBA star arrested with vape cartridges containing cannabis oil Lawyers argued verdict was out of line with Russian practice Griner restates apology, says sentence too harsh This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. KRASNOGORSK, Russia, Oct...

Adidas ends Kanye West partnership over antisemitism, hate speech
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Adidas ends Kanye West partnership over antisemitism, hate speech

Adidas ends partnership immediately Decision to weigh with $250 mln on 2022 net income Adidas sole owner of design rights Oct 25 (Reuters) – Adidas AG (ADSGn.DE) is terminating its partnership with Kanye West immediately, the sporting goods maker said on Tuesday, reacting to a rash of offensive behaviour from the American rapper and designer....

Russia hits Ukraine homes, evacuates Kherson, warns of escalation
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Russia hits Ukraine homes, evacuates Kherson, warns of escalation

Missile smashes into Mykolaiv apartment block Ukrainian forces on offensive in Kherson region Kherson is gateway to Russian-annexed Crimea Western nations reject Russia’s ‘dirty bomb’ accusation MYKOLAIV, Ukraine, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Russia fired missiles and drones into the Ukrainian-held southern town of Mykolaiv, destroying an apartment block, and said the war was trending towards...

Ukraine urges global ban of Russia’s RT after presenter calls for drowning of Ukrainian children
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Ukraine urges global ban of Russia’s RT after presenter calls for drowning of Ukrainian children

Oct 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine branded the Russian state-controlled RT media outlet as an inciter of genocide on Sunday after a presenter said Ukrainian children who saw Russians as occupiers under the Soviet Union should have been drowned. In a show broadcast last week, RT presenter Anton Krasovsky said children who criticised Russia should have...

Iran’s atomic energy organization says e-mail was hacked
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Iran’s atomic energy organization says e-mail was hacked

DUBAI, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Iran’s atomic energy organization said that an e-mail server belonging to one of its subsidiaries had been hacked from a foreign country and information published online, state media reported on Sunday. An Iranian hacking group, Black Reward, said in a statement published on Twitter that it had released hacked information...

Tens of thousands march in Berlin in support of Iran protests
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Tens of thousands march in Berlin in support of Iran protests

Tens of thousands rally in Berlin in support of Iran protests Crowd chants ‘Death to Khamenei’ at Berlin rally Protests enter 6th week despite deadly crackdown Revolutionary Guards warn cleric over ‘agitating’ in southeast BERLIN/DUBAI, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people marched in Berlin on Saturday in a show of support for...

Ukraine faces power cuts after Russian strikes, more flee Kherson
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Ukraine faces power cuts after Russian strikes, more flee Kherson

KYIV, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Critical infrastructure across Ukraine was pounded by more than a dozen Russian missiles on Saturday, the Ukrainian air force said, with several regions reporting strikes on energy facilities and power outages. At the same time Russian occupation authorities in the Ukrainian city of Kherson urged civilians to leave immediately citing...

Iran condemns call for U.N. probe into alleged use of its drones in Ukraine
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Iran condemns call for U.N. probe into alleged use of its drones in Ukraine

Oct 22 (Reuters) – Iran on Saturday strongly condemned a call by France, Germany and Britain for the United Nations to probe accusations that Russia has used Iranian-origin drones to attack Ukraine, its foreign ministry said. Tehran denies supplying drones to Moscow in the Ukraine war. In a speech on Saturday, President Ebrahim Raisi struck...