Indian tycoon Adani’s mega port hangs in the balance as a fishing community protests

VIZHINJAM, India, Nov 23 (Reuters) – On the main road to billionaire Gautam Adani’s planned Vizhinjam mega port on the southern tip of India, a shelter built by the coastal region’s Christian fishing community blocks the entrance, preventing further construction. The simple 1,200 square-feet structure with a corrugated-iron roof has since August stood in the … Read more

COP27 negotiators still far apart on strong climate deal

G20 leaders expressed support for climate action Lula boosts COP27 with ‘Brazil is back’ message But countries struggle for climate deal in Egypt SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Countries were far from agreeing the contours of a climate deal at the COP27 summit in Egypt on Wednesday, with the host country urging negotiators … Read more

Key takeaways from the G20 summit in Bali

Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the world’s Group of 20 (G20) wealthiest nations concluded a two-day summit on the Indonesian island of Bali on Wednesday deploring Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms”, among other highlights. Here are key takeaways from the meeting: CONDEMNING RUSSIAN AGGRESSION Meetings of G20 ministers earlier this year … Read more

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 says ‘most members’ condemn war in Ukraine Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘inadmissible’ – declaration Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations deplored Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” on Wednesday and demanded its unconditional withdrawal in a … Read more

Division at G20 over bid to condemn Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Most G20 members could strongly condemn Ukraine war Zelenskiy urges G20 to help end war under his plan Indonesia urges action on global economic problems China’s Xi to hold meetings with several other leaders NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Disagreement emerged at a Group of 20 (G20) summit on Tuesday as the United … Read more

Ahead of a tense G20 summit, Biden and Xi to meet for talks

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping will arrive on the Indonesian island of Bali on Monday for a long-awaited meeting with US President Joe Biden, ahead of a Group of 20 (G20) summit set to be fraught with tension over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The two leaders are expected to … Read more

Iranians protest in southeast flashpoint, mark ‘Bloody Friday’

Prominent Sunni cleric criticizes security forces Unrest in minority areas General tells clerics to watch their words, restore calm DUBAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Thousands of Iranians protested in the restive southeast on Friday to mark a Sept. 30 crackdown by security forces known as “Bloody Friday” as the country’s clerical rulers battled persistent nationwide … Read more

President Raisi says Iran thwarted US destabilization

Raisi spoke after Biden said the US would ‘free Iran’ Those who create insecurity ‘must be dealt with’ – Raisi Sunni cleric says southeast protests treated ‘mercilessly’ DUBAI, Nov 5 (Reuters) – President Ebrahim Raisi said Iran’s cities were “safe and sound” after what he called a failed attempt by the United States to repeat … Read more

Students defy Iran protest ultimatum, unrest enters more dangerous phase

Protests show no sign of easing amid fierce state warnings University students clash with security forces Journalists demand release of their jailed colleagues Rights groups report arrests of activists, students DUBAI, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Weeks of protest in Iran entered a more violent phase on Sunday as students defied an ultimatum by the Revolutionary … Read more

Exclusive: Deadly Iran jail fire erupted as police clashed with inmates

Prison blaze shakes nation already on edge over protests Evin prison holds Iran’s most prominent prisoners Riot police actions prompted inmates’ chants, sources say Sources say police fired shots in prison crackdown Oct 20 (Reuters) – Two days before a fire ripped through a section of Iran’s Evin prison and killed at least eight people, … Read more