Fans gather for politically charged U.S.-Iran World Cup showdown

Fears of further fan clashes over unrest at home Increased security during a match between declared enemies Iran beat USA 2-1 in tough 1998 World Cup game DOHA, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Supporters of the United States and longtime foes Iran flocked on Tuesday for a World Cup showdown in Qatar, which some fans said … Read more

Niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader urges world to cut ties with Tehran -online video

DUBAI, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a well-known human rights activist, has called on foreign governments to sever all ties with Tehran following the violent crackdown on popular unrest caused by the death in police custody of a young woman. A video of a statement by Farideh … Read more

Diplomatic foes Iran and U.S. clash in winner-takes-all contest

Doha, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The United States and Iran, diplomatic rivals for more than 40 years, face off on the soccer field on Tuesday, with their World Cup spot at stake in a final fitting for the most politically charged group in the world. tournament this year. National team coaches have avoided frosty bilateral … Read more

Turkish air strikes in Syria threatened safety of U.S. personnel -Pentagon

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Turkish airstrikes in northern Syria have threatened the safety of U.S. military personnel and the escalating situation has jeopardized years of progress against Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The public comments represent the strongest condemnation by the United States of NATO ally Turkey’s air operations in recent days … Read more

U.S. journalist says he was detained at World Cup over rainbow shirt

DOHA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – A US journalist said he was briefly detained on Monday as he tried to enter a World Cup stadium in Qatar while wearing a rainbow jersey to support the LGBTQ community in a country where same-sex relationships are illegal. . Grant Wahl, a former Sports Illustrated journalist who now has … Read more

Republican U.S. House will sharpen China focus, monitor Ukraine aid

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Republicans will use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to heighten Washington’s attention on China and keep a closer eye on aid to Ukraine, but they insist that they don’t intend to stop supporting Kyiv in its fight with Russia. Rep. Michael McCaul, the Republican vying to … Read more

U.S. says Russia’s Ukraine invasion offered preview to potential global tyranny

Nov 19 (Reuters) – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine offered a glimpse into “a possible world of tyranny and turmoil”, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a speech on Saturday. before a forum on security in Canada. Austin’s remarks were among his strongest to date on the importance for the international community to help Kyiv … Read more

No alcohol sales permitted at Qatar’s World Cup stadium sites

DOHA, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Alcoholic beer will not be sold at World Cup stadiums in Qatar, world soccer governing body FIFA said on Friday. The announcement comes two days before the World Cup kicks off on Sunday, the first to be held in a conservative Muslim country with strict controls on alcohol, the consumption … Read more

Russia keeps mum on CIA director’s warning over nuclear weapons

The head of the CIA sent a message to Russia Russia says sensitive issues were discussed Kremlin: Russia does not plan to use nuclear weapons LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The Kremlin on Thursday declined to give details of a warning message sent by the CIA director to Moscow this week about the consequences of … Read more

U.S. sanctions senior employees of Iranian state-run media

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday sanctioned senior executives of an Iranian state media company it accuses of being an “essential tool” in the repression and censorship of its people by Iran, stepping up pressure on Tehran for its crackdown. on the demonstrations. In a statement, the US Treasury Department said … Read more