US charges Iranian with plotting to murder ex-Trump adviser Bolton

US charges Iranian with plotting to murder ex-Trump adviser Bolton

WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – The United States charged a member of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps on Wednesday with plotting to murder John Bolton, a national security adviser to form President Donald Trump. The Justice Department alleged that Shahram Poursafi, also known as Mehdi Rezayi, 45, of Tehran, was likely motivated to kill Bolton … Read more

FT says Western governments are alarmed over Turkey’s deepening ties with Russia

FT says Western governments are alarmed over Turkey’s deepening ties with Russia

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia August 5, 2022. Turkish Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – Western governments are increasingly alarmed about deepening economic ties between Turkey and Russia, warning of the mounting risk that … Read more

Three grain ships set to leave Ukraine; NATO chief says Russia must not win

Three grain ships set to leave Ukraine;  NATO chief says Russia must not win

Three grain ships due to leave Ukraine ports Friday First ship due to arrive in Ukraine since start of war Eastern fighting “hell”, says Zelenskiy Amnesty says Ukraine troops endangering civilians NATO chief warns Putin not to go further ISTANBUL/KYIV, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Three ships carrying a total of 58,041 tons of corn have … Read more

Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive; Sweden, Finland move closer to joining NATO

Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive;  Sweden, Finland move closer to joining NATO

Ukraine warns of new Russian southern offensive Strike force aimed at president’s hometown, says Ukraine US, Italy approve Finland, Sweden accession to 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 aimed at President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s hometown of … Read more

Russian oligarchs’ citizenship bids face scrutiny in Portugal

Russian oligarchs’ citizenship bids face scrutiny in Portugal

Roman Abramovich attends a signing ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey July 22, 2022. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LISBON, July 23 (Reuters) – Portugal is analyzing the citizenship applications of two Russian oligarchs – one of whom is under US sanctions, the government said late on Friday, as a … Read more

Israel’s Supreme Court rules ‘disloyal’ citizens can be stripped of status

Israel’s Supreme Court rules ‘disloyal’ citizens can be stripped of status

JERUSALEM, July 21 (Reuters) – Israel’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the state can revoke the citizenship of people who carry out actions that constitute a breach of trust against the state, including terrorism, espionage or treason. The ruling addressed a 2008 Citizenship Law in Israel that gives the state authority to revoke citizenship … Read more

Russia preparing for next stage of offensive, Ukraine says

Russia preparing for next stage of offensive, Ukraine says

Russia shelling ‘along the entire front line’ – Ukraine military Russia regrouping for offensive toward Sloviansk, Kyiv says Moscow orders steps to prevent Ukrainian strikes in east KYIV, July 17 (Reuters) – Russia is preparing for the next stage of its offensive in Ukraine, a Ukrainian military official said, after Moscow said its forces would … Read more

Iran says it will have a “harsh response” to any mistake from US or its allies

Iran says it will have a “harsh response” to any mistake from US or its allies

DUBAI, July 14 (Reuters) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Thursday that the Islamic Republic will have a “harsh and regrettable response” to any “mistake” committed by Washington or its allies. US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid signed a joint pledge on Thursday to deny Iran nuclear arms, a show … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Saudi Arabia doubles Q2 Russian fuel oil imports for power generation

EXCLUSIVE Saudi Arabia doubles Q2 Russian fuel oil imports for power generation

People walk near power plant number 10 at Saudi Electricity Company’s Central Operation Area, south of Riyadh, April 27, 2012. REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This includes content produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. Kingdom burns Russian fuel to free up crude … Read more

Al Jazeera reporter likely killed by unintentional gunfire from Israeli positions, US says

Al Jazeera reporter likely killed by unintentional gunfire from Israeli positions, US says

WASHINGTON, July 4 (Reuters) – Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was likely to have been killed by gunfire from Israeli positions but it was probably unintentional, the US State Department said on Monday. Independent investigators could not reach a definitive conclusion about the origin of the bullet that struck her, it said. Abu Akleh, … Read more