Protesters storm governor’s office in southern Syrian city, two killed in clashes

Protests in Sweida over deteriorating economy Mob storms the governor’s office and sets fire to the building Authorities say armed “bandits” also tried to take over the police station One police officer killed, Interior Ministry says Hospital source says one protester died of injuries AMMAN, Dec. 4 (Reuters) – Dozens of protesters, angered by deteriorating … Read more

G7 begins to pressure Russia over Ukraine with an oil price cap

Russia says it will not export oil with a limit Zelenskiy says the price cap will do little to deter Russia Ukrainian regions are resorting to planned blackouts Ukrainian troops hold positions along the frontline – Zelenskiy Russia says troops are conducting successful operations in Bakhmut KYIV, Dec 5 (Reuters) – A Group of Seven … Read more

Iran’s top legal cleric says morality police are closed

Protesters are calling for an economic boycott Monday through Wednesday Raisi visits Tehran University on Wednesday for Student Day The Ministry of the Interior is silent on the status of the vice squad DUBAI, Dec. 4 (Reuters) – Protesters in Iran on Sunday called for a three-day strike this week, ramping up pressure on authorities … Read more

El Salvador sends 10,000 troops to a gang-run capital

SAN SALVADOR, Dec. 3 (Reuters) – El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele on Saturday announced the deployment of 10,000 security forces to a suburb of San Salvador known as a gang stronghold. The move is the latest escalation in a crusade against gang violence that began in March and is marred by unjust detentions, according to … Read more

Mexico and the US are planning a pitch in early 2023 to attract companies from abroad

MEXICO CITY, Dec. 2 (Reuters) – Mexico’s Economy Minister Raquel Buenrostro and US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo agreed on Friday to develop a plan for the relocation of companies from Asia to North America by early 2023, the agency said. Mexican government. On her first visit to Washington since taking office in October, Buenrostro met … Read more

World Bank chief says poorest countries owe $62 billion in bilateral debt

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (Reuters) – The world’s poorest countries now owe $62 billion in annual debt service to official bilateral creditors, a 35% increase over the past year, World Bank president David Malpass said on Thursday . increase the risk of payment defaults. Malpass told the Reuters NEXT conference in New York that two-thirds of … Read more

Why Makron? Biden’s state dinner highlights France’s appeal to the US

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s welcoming of French President Emmanuel Macron during the first state visit from the White House on Thursday since the US Democrat took office in early 2021 is being celebrated by officials from both countries as a recognition of France’s status as America’s oldest ally. The visit also … Read more

South Korea scrambles fighter jets as fighter jets from China and Russia penetrate air defense zone

SEOUL, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The South Korean military said it scrambled warplanes when two Chinese and six Russian warplanes entered the air defense zone on Wednesday. The two Chinese H-6 bombers repeatedly entered and exited the Korea Air Defense Identification Zone (KADIZ) off the south and northeast coasts of South Korea from about 05:50 … Read more

Exclusive: The US and Russia have used their military hotline once so far during the war in Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – A communication line between the militaries of the United States and Russia at the start of Moscow’s war against Ukraine has so far been used only once, a US official told Reuters. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the United States has issued a call through the … Read more

Russia’s war on Ukraine latest news: US helps Ukraine restore electricity

Nov 29 (Reuters) – The United States will announce new aid on Tuesday to help Ukraine restore electricity as its population faces another week of brutal cold and darkness after Russian attacks on the power grid caused continued blackouts. DIPLOMACY * A line of communication between the United States military and Russia at the start … Read more