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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...

US and UK warn of possible attack in Nigeria’s capital
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US and UK warn of possible attack in Nigeria’s capital

LAGOS, Oct 23 (Reuters) – The United States and Britain on Sunday warned of a possible terrorist attack in Nigeria’s federal capital Abuja, especially aimed at government buildings, places of worship and schools, among other targets. Nigeria is fighting an Islamist insurgency mainly in the northeast, but in July the Islamic State claimed responsibility for...

Trump is not ‘man enough’ to testify in Jan. 6 probe, Pelosi says
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Trump is not ‘man enough’ to testify in Jan. 6 probe, Pelosi says

WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump is too much of a coward to obey a subpoena from the U.S. Congress compelling him to testify to a special committee investigating his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested on Sunday. “I don’t think...

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...

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...

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...

The big reveal: Xi set to introduce China’s next standing committee
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The big reveal: Xi set to introduce China’s next standing committee

BEIJING, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Xi Jinping, poised to clinch a third five-year term as China’s leader, will on Sunday preside over the most dramatic moment of the Communist Party’s twice-a-decade congress and reveal the members of its elite Politburo Standing Committee. Xi’s break with precedent to rule beyond a decade was set in motion...

Arizona asks federal prosecutors to probe possible voter intimidation
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Arizona asks federal prosecutors to probe possible voter intimidation

WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Arizona officials have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate a case of possible voter intimidation after a group of people followed and filmed a voter in Maricopa County dropping off a ballot at a drop box for the midterm elections. A spokesperson for the Arizona secretary of state’s...

Scuffles break out as French strike to call for higher wages
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Scuffles break out as French strike to call for higher wages

PARIS, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Dozens of black-clad protesters clashed with police and broke shop windows on Tuesday in Paris on the margins of a march for wage hikes. Regional train traffic was cut by about half as several unions called a nationwide strike, seeking to capitalise on anger with decades-high inflation to expand a...