Saudi king names crown prince MbS as prime minister

Saudi king names crown prince MbS as prime minister

RIYADH, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz named his son and heir Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the kingdom’s prime minister and his second son Prince Khalid as defense minister, a royal decree showed on Tuesday. The reshuffle kept another son, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, as energy minister, the aged … Read more

Iran will make ‘proportional’ response to Ukraine reducing ties

Iran will make ‘proportional’ response to Ukraine reducing ties

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 24 (Reuters) – Iran is planning “proportional action” in response to Ukraine’s decision to downgrade diplomatic ties over the reported supply of Iranian drones to Russia, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson said on Saturday. Nasser Kanaani said Ukraine should “refrain from being influenced by third … Read more

Bond sell-off worst since 1949, Bank of America says

Bond sell-off worst since 1949, Bank of America says

A Bank of America logo is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Global government bond losses are on course for the worst year since 1949 and investor sentiment has plummeted … Read more

Ukraine to slash ties with Iran over ‘evil’ drones supply to Russia

Ukraine to slash ties with Iran over ‘evil’ drones supply to Russia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Friday it would downgrade diplomatic ties with Iran over Tehran’s decision to supply Russian forces with drones, a move President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called “a collaboration with evil”. Zelenskiy said a total of eight Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles had been … Read more

US adjusts sanctions to help Iranians evade online surveillance, censorship

US adjusts sanctions to help Iranians evade online surveillance, censorship

A computer engineer checks equipment at an internet service provider in Tehran February 15, 2011. Picture taken February 15, 2011. REUTERS/Caren Firouz/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The US Treasury Department on Friday issued guidance expanding the range of internet services available to Iranians … Read more

Musk says activating Starlink, in response to Blinken on internet freedom in Iran

Musk says activating Starlink, in response to Blinken on internet freedom in Iran

Starlink logo is seen on a smartphone in front of displayed Ukrainian flag in this illustration taken February 27, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 23 (Reuters) – SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Friday that he would activate the firm’s satellite internet service, Starlink, in response to … Read more

Many POWs freed by Russia had suffered torture – senior Ukraine official

Many POWs freed by Russia had suffered torture – senior Ukraine official

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence said on Thursday the percentage of released Ukrainian prisoners of war who had suffered torture while in Russian detention was “rather high”. Head of Ukraine’s Presidential Office Andriy Yermak and Military Intelligence Chief Kyrylo Budanov … Read more

Apple to hike App Store prices in several countries from Oct

Apple to hike App Store prices in several countries from Oct

A man walks next to an advertisement for Apple’s new iPhone 11 Pro at the Apple Store in IFC, Central district, Hong Kong, China October 10, 2019, after Apple Inc on Wednesday removed an app that protestors in Hong Kong have used to track police movements from its app store. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo Register now … Read more

Trump may be called to testify at ally’s foreign agent trial, judge says

Trump may be called to testify at ally’s foreign agent trial, judge says

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump may be called as a witness at the criminal trial of Thomas Barrack, a private equity investor and former Trump fundraiser charged with acting as an unregistered agent for the United Arab Emirates, a US judge … Read more

Bank holdups snowball in Lebanon as depositors demand their own money

Bank holdups snowball in Lebanon as depositors demand their own money

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Five more depositors hold up banks to access their money Depositors cash out $60,000, only some in custody Banks announced three-day closure over security concerns Frustration over frozen savings, spiraling crisis BEIRUT, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Five Lebanese banks were held up by depositors seeking access … Read more