Saudi woman gets 45 years in prison for her social media posts, rights group says

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register RIYADH, Aug 30 (Reuters) – A Saudi court has sentenced a woman to 45 years in prison for social media posts, a rights group said, in the latest example of a crackdown on female activists following the visit of US President Joe Biden. to the kingdom. … Read more

US judge blocks Idaho emergency abortion ban; Texas Restrictions Allowed

FILE PHOTO – Abortion rights protesters take part in nationwide protests following the leak of the Supreme Court’s opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade on abortion rights, in Houston, Texas, U.S., May 14, 2022. REUTERS/Callaghan O’Hare Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 24 (Reuters) – A federal … Read more

From PM to prison: Malaysian Najib feels alone and burdened by ‘betrayal’

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 (Reuters) – After playing golf with U.S. Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak now counts convicted murderers and drug traffickers among his neighbors. The Federal Court on Tuesday ordered Najib to begin a 12-year prison sentence after upholding a conviction on charges related to a … Read more

Singapore to decriminalize sex between men, PM says

Under current law, men face up to 2 years in prison for same-sex relationships The law has not been actively enforced for decades Prime Minister Lee says Singaporean society is ready for this change Reaffirms support for the traditional definition of marriage SINGAPORE, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Singapore will decriminalize sex between men but is … Read more

Salman Rushdie attack suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder and assault

MAYVILLE, NY, Aug 18 (Reuters) – The man accused of stabbing novelist Salman Rushdie last week in western New York pleaded not guilty to attempted second degree murder and assault on Thursday and has been held without bail. Hadi Matar, 24, is accused of injuring Rushdie, 75, on Friday just before the author of ‘The … Read more

Iran says Rushdie and his supporters are responsible for the attack

Don’t blame Tehran, says Foreign Ministry spokesperson According to the novelist, “red lines crossed” for Muslims Rushdie stabbed multiple times on Friday Attack condemned by writers, politicians around the world DUBAI, Aug 15 (Reuters) – No one has the right to bring charges against Iran for Friday’s attack on Salman Rushdie, for which he is … Read more

Ukraine targets Russian soldiers threatening Europe’s largest nuclear power plant

Russians threatening Zaporizhzhia are ‘special targets’ G7 countries call on Moscow to withdraw its troops from the factory Fear of a nuclear disaster if the fighting does not stop Russia warns it could sever bilateral ties with US More grain ships leave Ukraine KYIV, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine is targeting Russian soldiers who are … Read more

Salman Rushdie still hospitalized as attack suspect pleads not guilty

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

Novelist Salman Rushdie on fan after stabbing in New York

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

Strikes at Ukrainian nuclear power plant prompt UN to call for demilitarized zone

Russian ambassador warns of ‘nuclear disaster’ Zelenskiy asks Russia to return its factory to Ukraine Satellite images show damage to Russian air base in Crimea KYIV/NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of bombing Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant, heightening fears of a disaster as the UN chief has … Read more