Sri Lanka until the last day of petrol, Prime Minister tells a country in crisis

COLOMBO, May 16 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s new prime minister said on Monday the crisis-hit country was on its last day of petrol, as the country’s energy minister told citizens to not to join the long fuel queues that have galvanized weeks of anti-government protests. Ranil Wickremesinghe, appointed prime minister on Thursday, said in an … Read more

Thousands of Tunisians demonstrate against the president and demand a democratic return

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

Price protests turn political in Iran as rallies spread

DUBAI, May 15 (Reuters) – Spreading protests across Iran over cuts in state food subsidies have turned political with slogans calling on top leaders to quit, according to social media posts , and unconfirmed reports indicate that at least four protesters were killed. . Protests began in some cities last week, sparked by the government’s … Read more

North Korea reports more deaths, says taking ‘swift action’ against COVID outbreak

SEOUL, May 15 (Reuters) – North Korea said on Sunday a total of 42 people had died as the country entered its fourth day of nationwide lockdown aimed at halting the first confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 in the impoverished country. North Korea’s admission on Thursday that it is battling an ‘explosive’ COVID-19 outbreak has raised … Read more

Hong Kong police release Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charges

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia’s top Catholic clerics, and three other people who helped run a now disbanded fund for protesters in Hong Kong have been arrested for “collusion with foreign forces”. , then released on bail. Zen, a 90-year-old former Hong Kong bishop, was interrogated for several … Read more

Shipping insurance costs across the Black Sea are skyrocketing

LONDON, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Insurers have raised the cost of cover for merchant ships crossing the Black Sea, adding to soaring freight rates in the region for vessels still ready to sail after the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Shipowners pay war risk insurance annually as well as an additional “infraction” premium when entering … Read more

Analysis: Aircraft lessors prepare to fight insurers over Russian plane default

Passenger planes of Aeroflot – Russian Airlines are parked at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia March 12, 2022. REUTERS/Marina Lystseva Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Major landlord promises ‘vigorous’ pursuit of claims Legal expert says results could be unpredictable Soaring insurance rates ‘are not a pretty sight’ Lessors keep in … Read more

High voter turnout in the Philippines as Marcos aims for presidency

Voting underway, polling official says early turnout is encouraging No report of major voting disruption – polling body The election is a rematch between favorite Marcos and Vice President Robredo Unofficial tally could show winner’s hours after polls close BATAC CITY/NAGA CITY, Philippines, May 9 (Reuters) – Filipino voters headed to polling stations on Monday, … Read more

Mumbai mosques lower volume after Hindu demands

Hindu leader calls for mosque speakers to be turned off Mumbai mosques comply with demands after police intervene Row is the latest point of tension between Muslims and Hindus in India India’s ruling party says it does not discriminate against anyone MUMBAI, May 8 (Reuters) – Mohammed Ashfaq Kazi, the chief preacher at Bombay’s largest … Read more

Pope gave green light to secret deal to free kidnapped nun, court told

VATICAN CITY, May 5 (Reuters) – Pope Francis has approved a secret €1 million operation to free a Colombian nun held captive for more than four years by an Islamist militant group in Mali ahead of her release in 2021 , a cardinal told a Vatican court on Thursday. Cardinal Angelo Becciu, 73, the only … Read more