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

Iran woman’s death after morals police arrest sparks protests

Iran woman’s death after morals police arrest sparks protests

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, Sept 16 (Reuters) – A young Iranian woman has died after falling into a coma following her detention by morality police enforcing Iran’s strict hijab rules, sparking protests by Iranians on social media and on the streets on Friday. In the past few months, Iranian … Read more

Indiana doctor threatens to sue state prosecutor for defamation in 10-year-old’s abortion case

Indiana doctor threatens to sue state prosecutor for defamation in 10-year-old’s abortion case

July 19 (Reuters) – An Indiana doctor who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old Ohio rape victim threatened to sue Indiana’s attorney general for defamation on Tuesday, filing a claim alleging that he made “false and misleading” statements about her handling of the case. The case prompted a national outcry and scrutiny after the Indianapolis … Read more

Russia’s UN envoy storms out of Ukraine meeting over European statement

Russia’s UN envoy storms out of Ukraine meeting over European statement

Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten is seen on a video screen as she addresses a meeting of the United Nations Security Council about the Russian invasion of Ukraine at UN headquarters in New York City, New York, US, June 6, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Levi Strauss to reimburse abortion travel for employees

Levi Strauss to reimburse abortion travel for employees

May 4 (Reuters) – Levi Strauss & Co said on Wednesday it will reimburse travel expenses for its full- and part-time employees who need to travel to another state for health care services, including abortions. The apparel company best known for its jeans is the latest US company to offer the benefit as various states … Read more

Exclusive: US cancels talks with Taliban over U-turn on girls’ education

Exclusive: US cancels talks with Taliban over U-turn on girls’ education

US officials pull out of Doha meeting with Taliban Talks seen as key to easing Afghan economic crisis Decision came after Taliban U-turn on girls’ education KABUL/WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) – The United States abruptly canceled meetings with the Taliban in Doha that were set to address key economic issues, officials said on Friday, after … Read more