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

Kabul bombing leaves eight dead, more than 20 injured

KABUL, Aug. 6 (Reuters) – A bomb explosion on a busy shopping street in the Afghan capital, Kabul on Saturday killed at least eight people and injured 22, hospital officials and witnesses said. The bomb exploded in a western neighborhood of the city where members of the Shia Muslim community’s minority meet regularly. Islamic State, … Read more

Azerbaijan says it crushed Armenia’s attack near enclave, EU wants fighting to end

BAKU, Aug. 3 (Reuters) – Azerbaijan said its forces repulsed an Armenian attack near the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh on Wednesday, sparking international calls to end fighting in a region has been a focal point for 30 years. Nagorno-Karabakh broke away from Azerbaijan with Armenian support after a bloody post-Soviet ethnic conflict in the early … Read more

Myanmar executes four democracy activists and withdraws conviction

Executed among others democracy figure, former legislator Activists were convicted after closed-door trial UN envoy for Myanmar’s rights ‘outraged and devastated’ More than 100 death row inmates sentenced in the same way, Amnesty says July 25 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military junta has executed four democracy activists accused of helping to carry out “acts of terror,” … Read more

Turkey declines responsibility for attack on Iraqi Dohuk that killed eight people

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq, July 20 (Reuters) – The Iraqi government will recall the Iraqi chargĂ© d’affaires in Turkey for consultations after accusing Ankara of carrying out an attack on a mountain resort in northern Dohuk province, state news agency INA reported. . read more Turkey refuted Iraq’s claims that it carried out a strike that killed … Read more

Troops patrol streets as calm returns to Sri Lanka, await president’s resignation

President Rajapaksa on his way to Singapore from the Maldives source Sri Lankan interim president imposes curfew in Colombo Protesters return president and prime minister’s residences COLOMBO, July 14 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s main city, Colombo, was calm on Thursday as people waited for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign, as a curfew was imposed and … Read more

Sri Lankan president flees to Maldives, protesters storm prime minister’s office

President Rajapaksa flees hours before scheduled resignation Protesters demand ouster of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Wickremesinghe declares a state of emergency, rolls back soon after COLOMBO, July 13 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on Wednesday, marking an end to his family’s nearly two-decade domination of the country following a … Read more

Macau closes all its casinos to curb COVID, gambling stocks plummet

Residents wearing face masks line up to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Macau, China, July 4, 2022. REUTERS/John Mak Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register More than 30 zones in the city locked Four rounds of massive COVID testing planned this week Macau’s casinos have been effectively closed for … Read more

Gunmen kill 19 people in ‘random’ shootings in South Africa

South Africa has one of the world’s highest murder rates Gunmen kill 15 in shooting at Soweto pub Hours earlier, four killed in shooting 500 km away JOHANNESBURG, July 10 (Reuters) – Gunmen killed 19 people in two apparently random shootings within hours of each other in taverns in South Africa, police said on Sunday, … Read more