Complaints about Russia’s chaotic mobilization grow

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The stridently pro-Kremlin editor of Russia’s state-run RT news channel expressed anger on Saturday that enlistment officers were sending call-up papers to the wrong men, as frustration about a military mobilization grew across Russia. Wednesday’s announcement of Russia’s first public mobilization since World War Two, to shore up its faltering … Read more

In poor, rural Buryatia, Russia’s partial mobilization hits hard

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – (This Sep. 23 story has been updated to correct the name and age of the student quoted in the final three paragraphs to Nastya, 21, not Aryuna, 19.) A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization to boost the armies fighting in Ukraine, officials arrived at Alexander … Read more

Blinken tells China’s Wang peace in Taiwan Strait is vital

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his Chinese counterpart on Friday that the maintenance of peace and stability over Taiwan was vitally important, as the two met with tensions high over the Chinese-claimed island. Taiwan was the focus of … Read more

Russian draft triggers exodus by some men as air fares jump

Air tickets from Moscow sell out Heavier traffic at Russia’s land borders ‘Panic demand’ for air tickets – source TBILISI/VAALIMAA, Finland, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Some Russian men headed swiftly to the borders on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization, with traffic at border crossings with Finland and Georgia surging and prices … Read more

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards issue warning as protests over woman’s death spread

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Revolutionary Guards issue warning over unrest Reports of security forces coming under attack Kurdish woman did after detention by morality police Iranian government has pledged inquiry into her death DUBAI, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards called on the Islamic Republic’s judiciary on Thursday … Read more

On the run, Lebanese woman who stole own savings says she’s not the criminal

Sali Hafiz who held up Beirut bank decrees ‘country of mafias’ Hafiz on the run after taking savings for cancer treatment Growing number of depositors hold up Lebanese banks BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON Sept 21 (Reuters) – On the run from authorities after forcing a bank to release her family savings at gunpoint to treat her … Read more

Iran death toll grows as protests intensify

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Member of security forces among those killed Unrest has swept Iran since the young woman died in custody Social media video shows fresh protest at Tehran University DUBAI, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Iranian authorities said three people including a member of the security forces had been … Read more

Putin expands Ukraine war effort, issues nuclear threat to West

Putin announces partial mobilization Warns West over ‘nuclear blackmail’ Says Russia will use all means to defend itself This is not a bluff, says Putin Russia moves to annex swathes of Ukrainian territory LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered Russia’s first mobilization since World War Two and backed a plan … Read more

Protests flare across Iran in violent unrest over woman’s death

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Supreme leader’s representative vows to follow up case Mahsa Amini died after being detained by morality police Death sparks angry protests around Iran including capital DUBAI, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Protests raged for a fourth straight day across Iran on Tuesday and authorities said three people … Read more

In challenge to West, Russia unfurls plan to annex swathes of Ukraine

Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev attends a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/ File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russian-separatists plan … Read more