Biden administration says Saudi prince has immunity in Khashoggi killing lawsuit

Biden administration says Saudi prince has immunity in Khashoggi killing lawsuit

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The Biden administration ruled on Thursday that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has immunity from a lawsuit over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, drawing immediate condemnation from the slain journalist’s former fiancee. Khashoggi was killed and dismembered in October 2018 by Saudi agents in the Saudi consulate in … Read more

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine 'in strongest terms'

‘Most members’ of G20 condemn war in Ukraine – statement Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘inadmissible’ Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening To pursue efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5C NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations deplored Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” … Read more

Wrangling over Ukraine war dominates summit of G20 major economies

Wrangling over Ukraine war dominates summit of G20 major economies

Draft declaration: ‘Most’ G20 members condemn Ukraine war Ukraine’s Zelenskiy pushes his plan to end conflict Indonesia appeals for end to political polarization Inflation, debt, monetary policy also on the agenda US President Biden skips gala dinner on island of Bali NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 15 (Reuters) – A Western-led push to condemn Russia’s invasion … Read more

Now is the time to press Russia for peace, Zelenskiy says

Now is the time to press Russia for peace, Zelenskiy says

Zelenskiy urges world leaders to push for peace now Ukraine PM says Russia’s Kherson defeat time to end war Zelenskiy welcomes US-China no nuclear threat comment Kherson residents recount abuse by Russian forces KHERSON, Ukraine, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday urged world leaders to back a plan to end the … Read more

Biden, Xi clash over Taiwan, but military action seen as unlikely

Biden, Xi clash over Taiwan, but military action seen as unlikely

Biden, Xi hold 3-hour Bali meeting ahead of G20 Both leaders stress need to get ties back on track Russia rejects reports of foreign minister’s hospitalization Indonesia seeking concrete progress on global economy at G20 Ukraine’s Zelenskiy due to address G20 on Tuesday NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said … Read more

Six dead in Istanbul blast, Erdogan says it ‘smells like terrorism’

Six dead in Istanbul blast, Erdogan says it 'smells like terrorism'

Explosion on busy pedestrian avenue wounds 81 Erdogan calls it a bomb, vows culprits to be punished No one has claimed responsibility for blast Turkish cities were targeted in series of attacks in 2015-2016 ISTANBUL, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Six people were killed and 81 others injured on Sunday when an explosion rocked a busy … Read more

Iran says it shipped drones to Russia before Ukraine war

Iran says it shipped drones to Russia before Ukraine war

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Iran acknowledged for the first time on Saturday that it had supplied Moscow with drones but said they were sent before the war in Ukraine, where Russia has used them to target power stations and civilian infrastructure. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said a “small number” of drones had been shipped … Read more

Pope Francis thrills small Gulf Catholic community with big Mass

Pope Francis thrills small Gulf Catholic community with big Mass

AWALI, Bahrain, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said Mass for thousands of Catholics in Bahrain on Saturday, thrilling members of the small foreign Catholic community from around the Gulf and urging them to show kindness to their hosts, even if they feel sometimes badly treated. The crowd of about 30,000 people that filled Bahrain’s … Read more

Explainer: Why has polio been found in London, New York and Jerusalem, and how dangerous is it?

Explainer: Why has polio been found in London, New York and Jerusalem, and how dangerous is it?

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Polio, a deadly disease that used to paralyze tens of thousands of children every year, is spreading in London, New York and Jerusalem for the first time in decades, spurring catch-up vaccination campaigns. read more DREADED DISEASE Polio terrified parents around the world for the first half of the 20th … Read more

Novelist Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

Novelist Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him because of his writing, was stabbed in the neck and torso onstage at a lecture in New York state on Friday and airlifted to a hospital, police said. After hours of surgery, … Read more