Iran’s Raisi condemns ‘chaos’ of protests after Mahsa Amini’s death

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi condemned Wednesday the “chaos” sparked by a wave of women-led protests over the death of Mahsa Amini while in the custody of the Islamic republic’s morality police. “Those who took part in the riots must be dealt with decisively, this is the demand of the people,” said Raisi in a televised … Read more

Iran vows ‘no leniency’ against wave of women-led protests

Iran’s judiciary chief vowed no leniency Sunday against the wave of unrest that has rocked the country since the death of young Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in the custody of the morality police. The warning by the head of the Judiciary, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, came after nine nights of protests and street clashes and echoed … Read more

Death toll doubles, hundreds arrested in ‘harrowing’ Iran protest crackdown

The official death toll has nearly doubled to 35 in a crackdown by Iran’s security forces on more than a week of protests that erupted after the death of a young woman in custody. Hundreds of angry demonstrators have been arrested with crowds taking to the streets of major cities across Iran for eight straight … Read more

US, China top diplomats meet to contain high tensions on Taiwan

The top US and Chinese diplomats met Friday in New York as soaring tensions show signs of easing, but Beijing issued a new warning against support for Taiwan. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shook hands but only exchanged pleasantries before the cameras before sitting down with aids on the … Read more

NYC crime: Body parts of 22-year-old woman found in 2 suitcases in Brooklyn apartment, police searching for boyfriend

CYPRESS HILLS, Brooklyn (WABC) — Investigators believe a body found stuffed into two suitcases in an apartment in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, is that of a 22-year-old woman. Residents of the building reported a foul smell and told security the woman had not been seen for several days. A security guard went to her 6th-floor apartment … Read more

Russia begins troop mobilisation for Ukraine fight

Moscow began its mandatory troop call-up Thursday to try to bolster a stumbling war effort in Ukraine, with authorities saying thousands had volunteered even as Russian men fled the country to avoid being forced to fight. Amateur footage posted on social media since President Vladimir Putin ordered the mobilization of reservists on Wednesday purported to … Read more

Iran demonstrations hit home for diaspora women

The Iranian women bare their heads and burn Islamic veils in demonstrations that have met nationwide repression, hopes and emotions are also running high among those living abroad. Several people have died in protests that broke out after Iranian authorities announced the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on September 16. Activists say she died after … Read more

Trump, children sued for ‘incredible’ fraud in New York

Donald Trump and family members filed to tax collectors, lenders and insurers for years in a scheme that routinely missed the value of his properties to enrich themselves, according to a suit by New York’s attorney general on Wednesday. Top state prosecutor Letitia James said that with the help of his children and others at … Read more

Biden lashes Putin as he backs reformed UN

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday” accused Russia of “shamelessly violating the international order by invading Ukraine, as he pledged billions in food aid and backed an expansion of the UN Security Council seats for the developing world. Biden sought to woo the world in an address to the United Nations hours after Russian President … Read more

Iran president defiant as eight reported dead in protests over woman’s death

Iran’s president on Wednesday accused the West of hypocrisy in its eight criticism of Tehran as people were reported dead in growing protests over the death of a young woman arrested by the morality police. President Ebrahim Raisi struck a defiant tone on a visit to the United Nations, with demonstrators also trailing him on … Read more