Poverty in Lebanon’s ‘city of billionaires’ drives deadly migration

Poverty in Lebanon’s ‘city of billionaires’ drives deadly migration

Migrant boat tragedy sheds light on poverty in the north At least 95 die in ill-fated voyage More attempted sailings point to mounting desperation Tragedy underscores mounting poverty in northern Lebanon TRIPOLI, Lebanon, Sept 25 (Reuters) – In the city from which Lebanon’s richest politicians hail, the poorest residents once again mourn their dead. Among … Read more

Complaints about Russia’s chaotic mobilization grow

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The stridently pro-Kremlin editor of Russia’s state-run RT news channel expressed anger on Saturday that enlistment officers were sending call-up papers to the wrong men, as frustration about a military mobilization grew across Russia. Wednesday’s announcement of Russia’s first public mobilization since World War Two, to shore up its faltering … Read more

University of Cambridge says it gained from slave trade

General view shows the University of Cambridge. October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register It did not own slaves, but got significant benefits University and benefactors invested in the slave trade Black scholars to be celebrated, supported in new schemes Museum has recommended return of Benin Bronzes to … Read more

Italian election set to crown Meloni head of most right-wing govt since WW2

Italy votes for new, slimmed-down parliament on Sept. 25 Nationalist Giorgia Meloni predicted to top the polls Pollsters say last-minute surprise not impossible Economic, diplomatic problems await next prime minister ROME, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Italy’s parliamentary election on Sunday could make history, giving the country its first female prime minister at the head of … Read more

Iran death toll rises as protests intensify

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Member of security forces among those killed Unrest has swept Iran since a young woman died in custody Social media video shows fresh protest at Tehran University DUBAI, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Iranian authorities said on Wednesday three people including a member of the security forces … Read more

Protests flare across Iran in violent unrest over woman’s death

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Supreme leader’s representative vows to follow up case Mahsa Amini died after being detained by morality police Death sparks angry protests around Iran including capital DUBAI, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Protests raged for a fourth straight day across Iran on Tuesday and authorities said three people … Read more

In challenge to the West, Russia unfurls plan to annex swathes of Ukraine

Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev attends a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/ File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russian-separatists plan … Read more

Iran police call woman’s death ‘unfortunate’ as protests persist

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Mahsa Amini was detained by morality police last week Protests erupt in areas including Tehran, Kurdish province Morality police enforce strict dress rules on women DUBAI, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Iranian police said on Monday the death of a young woman in custody was an “unfortunate … Read more

Queen’s death shines spotlight on wrongs suffered by indigenous people

Indigenous Australian parliamentarian Lidia Thorpe raises her fist during her swearing-in ceremony in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, August 1, 2022. AAP Image/Lukas Coch via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY/TORONTO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – When newly elected indigenous Australian parliamentarian Lidia Thorpe took her oath … Read more

King Charles, William greet well-wishers in queen’s queue

Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren to hold vigil Line to see the queen’s coffin stretches to 16.5 hours World leaders start arriving in London for funeral LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – King Charles and his son William shook hands and greeted well-wishers who had queued for hours in central London on Saturday to file past the coffin … Read more