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

In Gaza, denial and doubt over allegations of rocket misfires

JERUSALEM, Aug 11 (Reuters) – As the clean-up in Gaza continues after last weekend’s brief clash with Israel, another battle has continued over which side suffered the casualties, after Israel said that failed rockets from the Palestinian side had killed 15 people in the enclave. According to Israeli military authorities, a fifth of the more … Read more

EU proposes ‘final’ text to resuscitate Iran nuclear deal

A general view shows the Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks are taking place with Iran in Vienna, Austria, August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Lisa Leutner Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI/WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The European Union said on Monday it had tabled “final” text to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear … Read more

Palestinian rockets reach west Jerusalem on third day of Gaza fighting

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Palestinian militants fired rockets towards Jerusalem on Sunday, causing no casualties but signaling new scope and resolve as Israel pressed airstrikes in the Gaza Strip and admitted Jewish visitors to a disputed mosque. The Islamic Jihad faction said it was targeting Jerusalem in retaliation for Israel’s overnight killing of Khaled … Read more

Airstrikes and rocket fire push Israel and Gaza into second day of fighting

Fifteen killed, dozens injured – Palestinian Ministry of Health At least 200 rockets fired at Israel-military Israel killed the commander of Islamic Jihad in Gaza on Friday GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Israeli planes struck in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets deep into Israel on Saturday, a day after an Israeli operation against the Islamic … Read more

Amazon’s iRobot deal would give it maps inside millions of homes

After decades of create war machines and home cleaning appliancesiRobot has agreed to be acquired by Amazon for $1.7 billion, according to a joint statement by both companies. If the deal goes through, it would give Amazon access to another source of personal data: interior maps of Roomba owners’ homes. iRobot debuted building robots for … Read more

Ukraine wants safe passage agreement for shipments to extend beyond grain

Three grain ships leave Ukrainian ports First ship to arrive in Ukraine since the start of the war Fighting in the East is ‘hell’, says Zelenskiy NATO chief warns Putin must not be allowed to win ISTANBUL/Kyiv, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Three grain ships left Ukrainian ports on Friday under a safe passage agreement as … Read more

Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive; Sweden and Finland move closer to NATO membership

Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive in the south Strike force targets president’s hometown, Ukraine says The United States and Italy approve the membership of Finland and Sweden in NATO Ukraine calls on China to help end war, says SCMP KYIV/WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Ukraine said Russia had started creating a military strike force … Read more

Ukrainian grain ship heads for safe waters, but the economy is still in the doldrums

Ukrainian grain vessel inspected in Turkey Ship, bound for Lebanon, transits through the Bosphorus The expedition is the first of its kind to leave wartime Ukraine But the Ukrainian leader says much more is needed Kyiv must urgently ship 10 million tons to reduce its deficit KYIV/ISTANBUL, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskiy … Read more

US targets Chinese, Emirati companies in new Iranian oil sanctions

The gas pump model is seen in front of the colors of the American and Iranian flags in this illustration taken March 25, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Chinese and other companies it says helped … Read more