Iran seizes two Greek tankers amid row over US oil grab

DUBAI/ATHENS, May 27 (Reuters) – Iranian forces seized two Greek tankers in the Gulf on Friday, shortly after Tehran warned it would take “punitive action” against Athens over the confiscation of Iranian oil by the United States from a tanker held off the Greek coast. “The Revolutionary Guards Navy today seized two Greek tankers for … Read more

Ukraine says all women, children now evacuated from Mariupol steel mill

Women, children and elderly evacuated, deputy PM says Not clear if other civilians remain Russian forces try to storm Azovstal, Ukraine military says CIA director says Putin ‘doubling down’ on conflict WHO documents 200 attacks on healthcare facilities in Ukraine KYIV, May 7 (Reuters) – All women, children and elderly civilians have been evacuated from … Read more

Exclusive: Biden expected to sign new $100 million weapons package for Ukraine, officials say

US President Joe Biden enters the Rose Garden during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, US, March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden is expected to sign a new weapons package worth at least $100 million for Ukraine … Read more

Russia halts gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria

Russia demands payment in roubles to shield it from sanctions EU denounces gas cut-off as ‘blackmail’ Kyiv reports some Russian gains in villages in east Ukraine Concern grows that conflict could suck in Moldova WARSAW/SOFIA/KYIV, April 27 (Reuters) – Europe should stop depending on Russia for trade after Moscow halted gas supplies to Bulgaria and … Read more

US, Russia swap prisoners Reed and Yaroshenko amid war tensions

Reed was convicted of endangering lives of Russian police Yaroshenko was convicted of conspiracy to smuggle cocaine US also working to free another American held in Russia WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) – The United States and Russia swapped on Wednesday amid their most tense relations in decades over the war in Ukraine, with former US … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan condemns Israeli ‘intervention’ at Al-Aqsa mosque

ANKARA, April 17 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he had told his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas that he condemned Israeli “intervention on worshippers” at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque and threats to its “status or spirit”. Erdogan’s comments come amid efforts by Turkey and Israel in recent weeks to normalize their long-strained ties, … Read more

Kharkiv shelling kills 18, injuries scores over past four days, Zelenskiy says

Burned cars are seen outside a destroyed building following Russian shelling, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, April 16, 2022. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 18 (Reuters) – Eighteen people have been killed and more than 100 wounded in shelling in the past four days … Read more

UK says Russia seeks to bolster armed forces after losses mount

A destroyed Russian tank is seen on a highway, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 5, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 10 (Reuters) – British military intelligence sad on Sunday the Russian armed forces was seeking to strengthen troop numbers with personnel … Read more

Turkish court halts Khashoggi trial, transfers it to Saudi Arabia

ISTANBUL, April 7 (Reuters) – A Turkish court on Thursday halted the trial of Saudi suspects over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and transferred it to Saudi Arabia, a ruling that drew condemnation from rights groups and comes as Ankara mends ties with Riyadh. The decision was expected after the prosecutor called last week … Read more

Romania is ready to host increased NATO troops if needed, president says

Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis attends an EU Summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium, December 16, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BUCHAREST, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Romania is in talks with the United States and France over ways to enhance their troop count in the country … Read more