Iran says Rushdie and supporters are responsible for attack

Do not blame Tehran, Foreign Ministry spokesman says Says novelist ‘crossing red lines’ for Muslims Rushdie stabbed multiple times on Friday Attack condemned by writers, politicians around the world DUBAI, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – Iran’s foreign ministry said on Monday that no one had the right to make accusations against Tehran over Friday’s attack on … Read more

Salman Rushdie off ventilator and ‘road to recovery has begun’, says officer

Aug 14 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the acclaimed author who was stabbed repeatedly during a public appearance in upstate New York on Friday, 33 years after Iran’s then Supreme Leader summoned him to be killed, is off ventilator and his health is bad. improve, his agent and a son said on Sunday. “He is off … Read more

Suspect’s father refuses to talk about Salman Rushdie attack

A New Jersey police officer stands guard outside the building where Salman Rushdie’s alleged attacker, Hadi Matar, lives in Fairview, New Jersey, US, Aug. 12, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIRUT, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – The father of a man accused of attempted murder of writer Salman Rushdie … Read more

Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding Invests in Russian Energy Companies

Aug 14 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding (4280.SE) invested between February 22 and March 22 in Russian energy groups Gazprom (GAZP.MM), Rosneft (ROSN.MM) and Lukoil (LKOH.MM), on Twitter on Sunday. Many Western countries have imposed sanctions on Russian energy companies and their executives following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Kingdom Holding’s … Read more

Russia could buy yuan, rupees and Turkish lira for rainy day fund, central bank says

National flag flies over the headquarters of the Russian Central Bank in Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Russia is considering buying the … Read more

US accuses Iranian of conspiracy to kill ex-Trump adviser Bolton

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday charged a member of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards with plotting to assassinate John Bolton, a national security adviser to former President Donald Trump. The Justice Ministry claimed Shahram Poursafi, also known as Mehdi Rezayi, 45, from Tehran, was likely motivated to kill Bolton in retaliation … Read more

Israel, Palestinians agree to ceasefire from Sunday evening – sources

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug. 7 (Reuters) – Israel and Palestinian militants have agreed to a ceasefire in Gaza from Sunday night, as brokered by Cairo, sources said after a weekend of shelling Palestinian targets with longer-range rocket attacks against its cities . An Egyptian security source said Israel had agreed to the proposal, while a Palestinian official … Read more

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at border

PRISTINA, Aug. 6 (Reuters) – Kosovo’s interior minister said on Saturday it had arrested a Russian journalist at the border on suspicion of being a spy, and security authorities were looking for “her intentions”. Interior Minister Xhelal Svecla called the journalist Daria Aslamova. “Many countries have proven that she engaged in espionage for Russian military … Read more

Airstrikes, rocket attacks push Israel and Gaza into second day of fighting

Fourteen dead, at least 110 injured – Palestinian Ministry of Health At least 160 rockets fired at Israel – military Israel killed Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza on Friday GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug. 6 (Reuters) – Israel struck Gaza on Saturday and Palestinians fired rockets into Israeli towns after an Israeli operation against the militant Islamic Jihad … Read more

Palestinian militants fire rockets at Israel after airstrikes on Gaza

Israeli airstrikes kill at least 10, wound dozens Islamic Jihad Says It Will Hit Tel Aviv And Other Cities In Response Israel says attacks target ‘concrete threat’ Sirens sound in Israeli cities as authorities warn of missiles GAZA, Aug. 5 (Reuters) – Palestinian militants in Gaza fired dozens of rockets at Israel on Friday in … Read more