Hindu women press for access to Indian mosque, in latest dispute

Hindu women press for access to Indian mosque, in latest dispute

Rakhi Singh, Sita Sahu and Laxmi Devi, three of the five petitioners who filed a plea to pray every day before the idol of a goddess and relics inside the Gyanvapi mosque, speak with the media after they leave the mosque in Varanasi, India, May 14, 2022. Picture taken May 14, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer Register now … Read more

Thousands in Tunisia protest against president, demand democratic return

Thousands in Tunisia protest against president, demand democratic return

One of the biggest protests against Saied in months President is preparing new constitution Saied’s opponents call his moves a coup TUNIS, May 15 (Reuters) – Thousands of Tunisians protested on Sunday against President Kais Saied, demanding a return to the normal democratic order and rejecting his replacement of the independent electoral commission with one … Read more

Price protests turn political in Iran as rallies spread

Price protests turn political in Iran as rallies spread

DUBAI, May 15 (Reuters) – Spreading protests across Iran over a cut in state subsidies on food have turned political with slogans calling for top leaders to step down, according to posts on social media, and unconfirmed reports said at least four protesters were killed . Protests began in some cities last week sparked by … Read more

At mercy of zealous residential committees, Shanghai’s locked-down vent frustration

At mercy of zealous residential committees, Shanghai's locked-down vent frustration

SHANGHAI, May 12 (Reuters) – Last week, Elizabeth Liu and her husband were excited about the prospect of leaving their Shanghai residential compound for the first time in over a month. All but one building in the compound had just been reclassified as low risk after 14 days of no COVID cases. “My husband put … Read more

Al Jazeera journalist killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Al Jazeera journalist killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Deadly shooting occurred during Israeli raid Israel says troops exchanged fire with Palestinians Journalist’s wounded colleague blames Israel for death Israel says Palestinian gunmen likely shot her JENIN, West Bank, May 11 (Reuters) – A prominent Palestinian-American Al Jazeera reporter was shot dead during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, with … Read more

Hong Kong police bail Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charge

Hong Kong police bail Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charge

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of the most senior Catholic clerics in Asia, and three others who helped run a now-disbanded Hong Kong fund for protesters were arrested on charges of “collusion with foreign forces” , and later released on lease. Zen, a 90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong, was … Read more