US Iran envoy highlights CNN’s report on rapes of activists in detention

CNN — The top US diplomat for Iran pointed to CNN’s sexual violence investigation which uncovered sexual assaults on male and female activists, calling the reports “unspeakable”. Robert Malley, the US special envoy for Iran, said the regime would not succeed in its efforts to crush protests that have spread across the country over the … Read more

John Kerry tests positive for Covid-19 at COP27 as negotiations head into overtime

CNN — With just hours left to reach an international climate agreement, US climate envoy John Kerry tested positive for Covid-19 during the UN COP27 climate summit in Sharm el- Sheikh, Egypt, his spokesperson Whitney Smith said. Smith said in a statement that Kerry is “experiencing mild symptoms” and self-isolating at the top. As the … Read more

Inside the US scramble to run down the facts as the Russia-Ukraine war spills into NATO territory

Washington CNN — President Joe Biden was sleeping halfway around the world when aides woke him up in the middle of the night with urgent news: A missile had hit Poland and killed two people. At 5:30 a.m. local time in Bali, where the president was attending the G20 summit, Biden, still in a t-shirt … Read more

Biden lands in Cambodia to meet Asian allies ahead of Xi meeting

Phnom Penh, Cambodia CNN — President Joe Biden arrived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Saturday morning local time for a series of summits and meetings between the American president and the leaders of the countries of Southeast Asia. The weekend of meetings in Cambodia comes ahead of next week’s highly anticipated Group of 20 summit … Read more

ASEAN, G20 summits: As US, China meet, rest of world is pressed to pick a side

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s news bulletin Meanwhile in China, a tri-weekly update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and its impact on the world. Register here. hong kong CNN — World leaders converge in Phnom Penh this weekend for the first in a series of … Read more

America and Saudi Arabia are locked in a bitter battle over oil. The stakes are massive

New York CNN Business — The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia is one of the most important on the planet. And lately, it’s also one of the most troublesome. Angry officials in Washington have vowed ‘consequences’ after Saudi-led OPEC sharply cut oil production earlier this month, driving up prices at the pump … Read more

Fury at Saudi Arabia revives calls for US to throw the book at OPEC

New York CNN Business — OPEC+’s decision to cut oil production has sparked bipartisan fury in Washington directed at the Saudi-led group, prompting calls for a hard-hitting US response. Minutes after the OPEC+ announcement, the White House warned it would “consult with Congress on additional tools and authorities” designed to curb OPEC’s “control” over energy … Read more

OPEC announces big cut in oil production despite US pressure

London CNN Business — OPEC+ said on Wednesday it would cut oil production by 2 million barrels a day, the biggest cut since the start of the pandemic, in a move that threatens to push up gasoline prices in just weeks ahead of the US midterm elections. The group of major oil producers, which includes … Read more

US Rep. Ro Khanna slams Saudi Arabia as ‘third-rate power’ as OPEC considers slashing oil output

CNN Business — US Representative Ro Khanna is calling on the White House to retaliate against Saudi Arabia if OPEC and its allies cut oil production in a bid to drive up prices. “It’s beyond pale,” the California Democrat told CNN in a phone interview Monday. “They are actively defrauding the American people and destabilizing … Read more

American citizen held in Iran for more than six years released to seek medical treatment, UN spokesperson says

CNN — An elderly American who has been wrongfully detained in Iran for more than six years has been allowed to leave the country “for treatment abroad”, according to a press release from the spokesman for the Secretary General of the United Nations, Stéphane Dujarric. Baquer Namazi, 85, was released from detention, along with his … Read more