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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...

Three found guilty of aiding plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Whitmer
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Three found guilty of aiding plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Whitmer

Oct 26 (Reuters) – Three men accused of aiding a 2020 plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer were found guilty on Wednesday of taking part in a conspiracy that prosecutors ascribed to hostility over restrictions she imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. A jury found Joseph Morrison, 28, his father-in-law Pete Musico, 44, and Paul...

Fetterman, Oz face off on crime, inflation in Pennsylvania Senate debate
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Fetterman, Oz face off on crime, inflation in Pennsylvania Senate debate

HARRISBURG, Penn., Oct 25 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate candidates Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz traded attacks on issues from crime to inflation in the lone debate of a Pennsylvania race that will help decide whether Democrats retain control of the Senate. Fetterman, the state’s 53-year-old lieutenant governor, has since summer lost his lead...

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...

U.S. to announce criminal cases against a ‘nation-state’ -Justice Department
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U.S. to announce criminal cases against a ‘nation-state’ -Justice Department

WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – The top law enforcement officials in the United States will on Monday announce U.S. action targeting “malign influence schemes and alleged criminal activity” by a “nation-state actor,” the Department of Justice said. The national security cases will be discussed at a news conference at 1:30 p.m. (1730 GMT), the department...

Trump summoned to testify to Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot panel
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Trump summoned to testify to Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot panel

WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump was ordered on Friday to testify under oath and provide documents to the House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters. The committee said it had sent a subpoena to Trump requiring documents to be submitted to...

U.S. judge: Passengers in fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes are ‘crime victims’
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U.S. judge: Passengers in fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes are ‘crime victims’

Oct 21 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge in Texas ruled on Friday that people killed in two Boeing (BA.N) 737 MAX crashes are legally considered “crime victims,” a designation that will determine what remedies should be imposed. In December, some crash victims’ relatives said the U.S. Justice Department violated their legal rights when it struck...