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

Zimbabwe blames measles spawn on cult rallies after 80 children die

A child receives a measles vaccination during a campaign in Juba, South Sudan Feb 4, 2020. REUTERS/Samir Bol/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HARARE, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – A measles outbreak has killed 80 children in Zimbabwe since April, the health ministry has said blamed church cult gatherings for the … 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

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

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

Militants attack Mali’s main military base, situation ‘under control’

KATI, Mali, July 22 (Reuters) – Islamic militants attacked Mali’s main military base just outside the capital Bamako on Friday in a complex car bomb attack, but armed forces said they had repulsed the attack and had the situation under control had . Militants linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State have repeatedly invaded bases … Read more

Suspect in murder of Abe’s mother is a member of the Unification Church, church says

TOKYO, July 11 (Reuters) – The mother of the man arrested for the murder of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a member of the Unification Church, the head of the Japanese branch said Monday. Tetsuya Yamagami, an unemployed 41-year-old, has been identified by police as the suspect who approached Abe and opened fire … Read more

Exclusive: Pope gives women a say in appointing bishops

Current commission to help pope select bishops is all-male New Rules Allow Even Lay Catholics To Run Most Vatican Offices Pope has already appointed several women to high positions VATICAN CITY, July 6 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said he wants to give women more top positions in the Holy See and revealed he would appoint … Read more