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“If the Taliban finds us, they will immediately kill us,” she told NBC News from Kabul this year. “When the Taliban want someone, they will arrest their whole family until they get the person they want,” she added. A Taliban fighter walks past a beauty salon with images of women defaced in Kabul in August 2021. Workers hoist sacks of flour as Afghans collect monthly rations of staple food from a U.N. World Food Program distribution point in Kabul in January. Ebrahim Noroozi / AP“I think it goes to show, the Taliban prioritizes ideological issues over practical issues like getting assistance and recognition,” he said.
Persons: Osama bin Laden, Ashraf Ghani, Malika, Bashir, , , Wakil Kohsar, “ I’m, Abdul, Scott Peterson, Samira, Michael Kugelman, Ebrahim Noroozi, Jawed Organizations: Taliban, Amnesty International, NBC News, Getty, United Nations, World Bank, Food, South, Wilson Locations: Kabul, Afghanistan, U.S, Taliban, AFP, Ukraine, Europe, Takhar, Samira, South Asia, Washington
Denmark has signed a similar agreement on deportations with Rwanda, but has yet to send any migrants there. A report by parliament's cross-party home affairs committee said last month that there was no evidence the Rwanda policy was deterring asylum seekers. Both candidates to replace him have also pledged to pursue the Rwanda policy, and the favourite, foreign minister Liz Truss, has vowed to extend it to more countries. The Rwandan scheme is intended to deter people like Aladeen from making hazardous journeys to Britain and to end people-smuggling. With five brothers and two sisters, Aladeen says he didn't know about the Rwanda policy before he left.
Persons: Matthew Childs, Aladeen, Bashar al, Assad, Prince Charles, I'm, Boris Johnson, parliament's, Johnson, Liz Truss, Elisee Kalyango, Kate Holton, Nick Macfie Organizations: Border Patrol, REUTERS, Reuters, London's, Court, United Nations, European, of Human, British, Commonwealth, AS, Britain, Thomson Locations: Dover, Britain, England, Syria, Rwanda, British, France, Australia, Libya, Denmark, Kigali, Iran, Iraq, Eritrea, Tripoli, Italy, Calais
Yet that relative security cannot mask the scale of the challenge the Taliban face in setting Afghanistan on a path of economic growth and stability. The Taliban refuse to cede to these demands, saying that they respect all Afghans' rights within the framework of their interpretation of Islamic law. The last time the Taliban ruled Afghanistan in the late 1990s, women could not work, girls were banned from school and strict Islamic law was brutally enforced, including through public executions. The U.N.'s mission to Afghanistan said in a recent review the group was limiting dissent by arresting journalists, activists and protesters. "Now it's at the whims of the (Taliban) leader in Kandahar and also at the whims of those who are leading on his behalf ... that's the problem, it's the unpredictability."
Persons: Zabihullah Mujahid, Amena Arezo, Fatima, Zalmai Nishat, Mohammad Yunus Yawar, Charlotte Greenfield, Michael Collett, White, Raju Gopalakrishnan Organizations: Taliban, U.S, United Nations, Thomson Locations: KABUL, Afghanistan, Kabul, United States, Ghazni, Herat province, Helmand, Kandahar
Ukrainian servicemen prepare a D-30 howitzer for fire near a frontline in Mykolaiv region, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, Ukraine August 13, 2022. Ukraine and Russia have traded accusations over multiple incidents of shelling at the Zaporizhzhia facility in southern Ukraine. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterZelenskiy, who did not give any details, repeated claims that Russia was using the plant as nuclear blackmail. read moreUkrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak accused Russia of "hitting the part of the nuclear power plant where the energy that powers the south of Ukraine is generated." The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is seeking to inspect the plant, has warned of a nuclear disaster unless fighting stops.
Persons: Oleksandr Ratushniak, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Zelenskiy, Mykhailo Podolyak, Podolyak, Antonio Guterres, Moscow, Alexander Darchiev, Darchiev, Natalia Zinets, Michael Perry, William Mallard Organizations: REUTERS, United, Twitter, International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, United Nations, Moscow, U.S . Senate, TASS, North American Department, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Moscow, Russia, United States, Ukraine KYIV, Dnipro, Russian, Ukrainian, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Washington, Europe, UKRAINE, Turkey, Kyiv
U.N.-chartered ship in Ukraine readying for journey to Africa
  + stars: | 2022-08-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
The Lebanese-flagged bulk carrier Brave Commander arrives to the sea port of Pivdennyi after grain export was restarted amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Odesa region, Ukraine August 12, 2022. REUTERS/Serhii SmolientsevODESA, Ukraine, Aug 14 (Reuters) - The United Nations-chartered ship MV Brave Commander will depart Ukraine for Africa in coming days after it finishes loading more than 23,0000 tons of wheat in the Ukrainian port of Pivdennyi, a U.N. official said. The ship, which arrived in the port near Odesa, will sail to Ethiopia via a grain corridor through the Black Sea brokered by the United Nations and Turkey in late July. It will be the first humanitarian food aid cargo bound for Africa since Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. under the framework of the Black Sea Grain Initiative. So far most of the cargoes under the deal have carried grain for animal feed or for fuel.
Persons: Andrea Shalal, Michael Perry Organizations: Lebanese, REUTERS, United Nations, MV, United, Initiative, Food, U.S . Agency for International Development, Joint Coordination, Thomson Locations: Pivdennyi, Ukraine, Odesa region, ODESA, Africa, Ukrainian, Odesa, Ethiopia, United Nations, Turkey, Russia, Istanbul
Last year, Ukrainian grain is estimated to have fed 400 million people, according to Ms. Ward, and the absence of shipments from Ukrainian ports blockaded by Russian warships in the Black Sea has had profound repercussions around the globe. Prices have soared and tens of millions of people, mostly in the Middle East and Africa, have been put at risk of famine. Pivdennyi Port is the last of the Odesa region’s three main ports to come online following months of hiatus since the start of the war on Feb. 24. On Aug. 1, the first ship loaded with Ukrainian harvest departed the Port of Odesa, following an agreement brokered by the United Nations and Turkey to allow the export of roughly 20 million tons of grain that had been stuck in Ukrainian silos since the beginning of the war. Since then, at least eight ships have successfully traversed the mined waters of the Black Sea to deliver grain to Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Persons: Ward, , Denise Brown Organizations: United Locations: East, Africa, Ukraine, Pivdennyi Port, Odesa, United Nations, Turkey, Europe, Asia
Ship carrying first Ukraine grain cargo nears Syria
  + stars: | 2022-08-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni, carrying Ukrainian grain, sails in the Bosphorus en route to Lebanon, in Istanbul, Turkey August 3, 2022. Two shipping sources, one of them in Tartous, confirmed to Reuters on Sunday that the ship was approaching the northwest Syrian port. It has previously accused Syria of importing at least 150,000 tonnes of grain it said was plundered from Ukrainian warehouses after Russia's invasion in February. Ukraine cut off diplomatic ties with Syria in June after Damascus recognised the independence of the eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk. Meanwhile, the United Nations-chartered ship MV Brave Commander will depart Ukraine for Africa in coming days after it finishes loading more than 23,0000 tons of wheat in the Ukrainian port of Pivdennyi, a U.N. official said.
Persons: Maya Gebeily, Jonathan Saul, Kirsten Donovan, David Goodman Organizations: REUTERS, United, Reuters, Sunday, United Nations, MV, Thomson Locations: Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Istanbul, Turkey, Dilara, BEIRUT, Ukraine, Tartous, Ukraine's, Moscow, Kyiv, United Nations, Mersin, Ukrainian, Syria, Damascus, Luhansk, Donetsk, Africa, Pivdennyi
The United Nations' worst-case scenario calculation is that global food prices will rise by an additional 8.5% by 2027. Spikes in fertilizer prices started when Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022. The region is responsible for at least 28% of the world's fertilizer exports, including nitrogen-, potassium- and phosphorus-based fertilizers, according to Morgan Stanley. "There's a direct relationship with what we're seeing in fuel prices and fertilizer prices," Jo Handelsman, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, told CNBC. Watch the video above to learn more about the world fertilizer crisis amid supply chain woes and its climate change impact, while exploring potential solutions on the horizon.
Persons: Meagan Kaiser, NBC's, Lester Holt, Johanna Mendelson Forman, Morgan Stanley, Jo Handelsman, I'm, Ronald Vargas Organizations: United Nations, American Farm Bureau, Family Farms, United, Farmers, International Fertilizer Association, U.S . Department of Agriculture, Spikes, American University's School of International Service, CNBC, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin, Global Soil Partnership Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Madison
What the fertilizer crisis means for food prices
  + stars: | 2022-08-14 | by ( Andrea Miller | ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: +1 min
The United Nations' worst-case scenario calculation is that global food prices will rise by an additional 8.5% by 2027. It turns my stomach a little bit to think about the amount of risk that our family farm is taking right now." Without fertilizer, plants may not get the nourishment they need to result in the yields necessary to meet global demand. According to the International Fertilizer Association, we would only be able to feed about half of the global population without fertilizer. Watch the video above to learn more about the world fertilizer crisis amid supply chain woes and its climate change impact, while exploring potential solutions on the horizon.
Persons: Meagan Kaiser, NBC's, Lester Holt Organizations: United Nations, American Farm Bureau, Family Farms, United, International Fertilizer Association
First ship carrying Ukraine wheat under UN deal docks in Turkey
  + stars: | 2022-08-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
The Belize-flagged general cargo ship Sormovskiy 121 is seen at the sea port in Chornomorsk after restarting grain export, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Odesa region, Ukraine August 12, 2022. Press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERSISTANBUL, Aug 14 (Reuters) - The first ship carrying Ukrainian wheat to be exported under a U.N.-brokered deal arrived in Istanbul on Sunday, the Joint Coordination Centre based in the Turkish city, said. The Belize-flagged vessel is the first to carry wheat from Ukraine through the Black Sea since Russia's invasion. The Sormovsky was loaded with 3,050 mt of wheat and had left Ukraine's port of Chornomorsk on Friday. The agreement, brokered by the United Nations along with Turkey, was reached last month amid fears that the loss of Ukrainian grain supplies would lead to severe food shortages and even outbreaks of famine in parts of the world.
Persons: Yoruk Isik, Alexander Smith Organizations: Press, Ministry, Infrastructure, REUTERS, Joint, Centre, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Belize, Chornomorsk, Ukraine, Odesa region, Handout, REUTERS ISTANBUL, Istanbul, Turkish, Russia, Moscow, Turkey
But IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that "this could change at any moment." The permanent representative of the Russian federation to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzya, attends a Security Council meeting at the U.N. headquarters in New York City on Thursday. The area around the plant has silos of nuclear waste, and the surrounding soil could release radiation if disturbed, de Bretton-Gordon said. “No one else has used a nuclear plant so obviously to threaten the whole world,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a statement Thursday night. “The world should react immediately to expel the occupiers from the territory of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.”
Persons: Zaporizhzhia, Plachkov, Hamish de Bretton, Gordon, it's, Rafael Mariano Grossi, Vasily Nebenzya, Ed Jones, de Bretton, , Juan Matthews, , ” Matthews, Grossi, Russia’s U.N, Vassily Nebenzia, Volodymyr Zelenskyy Organizations: NATO, . Security, United Nations, Getty, Dalton Nuclear Institute, Britain's University of Manchester, IAEA, Security, Thursday’s Security Locations: Russia, Russian, New York City, AFP, Ukraine, Europe —, Ukrainian, Odesa, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, , U.S, Moscow, Syria, Chechnya
Two more ships depart from Ukraine - Turkey's defence ministry
  + stars: | 2022-08-13 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
The Barbados-flagged general cargo ship Fulmar S arrives to the sea port in Chornomorsk after restarting grain export, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, Ukraine August 7, 2022. REUTERS/Serhii Smolientsev/File PhotoANKARA, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Two more ships left from Ukraine's Black Sea ports on Saturday, Turkey's defence ministry said, bringing the total number of ships to depart the country under a U.N.-brokered deal to 16. The Barbados-flagged Fulmar S left Ukraine's Chornomorsk port, carrying 12,000 tonnes of corn to Turkey's southern Iskenderun province, it said. The Marshall Island-flagged Thoe departed from the same port and headed to Turkey's Tekirdag, carrying 3,000 tonnes of sunflower seeds. The statement added that another ship would depart from Turkey on Saturday to Ukraine to buy grains.
Persons: Serhii, Thoe, Turkey's, Natalia Zinets, Alison Williams Organizations: REUTERS, United Nations, Ece Toksabay, Thomson Locations: Barbados, Chornomorsk, Ukraine, ANKARA, Iskenderun, Turkey, Ukrainian, Russia
Mali PM on 'forced rest', his office says
  + stars: | 2022-08-13 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Mali's Prime Minister Choguel Maiga addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City, U.S., September 25, 2021. Kena Betancur/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoBAMAKO, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Mali Prime Minister Choguel Maiga has been ordered by his doctor to rest after months of intense exertion, his office said on Saturday, while an adviser denied media reports that he had been hospitalised after suffering a stroke. "After 14 months of working without a break, the prime minister, head of government, Choguel Kokalla Maiga was placed on forced rest by his doctor," his office said on its Facebook page. Mali’s ruling junta named Maiga, a former opposition leader, as prime minister of the transitional government it leads in June of last year. The junta came to power in an August 2020 coup and has promised to organise democratic elections in 2024.
Persons: Choguel Maiga, Kena, Choguel Kokalla Maiga, Maiga, Mali’s, Fadimata Kontao, Aaron Ross, Christina Fincher Organizations: Mali's, United Nations General Assembly, Register, Afrique, Reuters, Russian, Thomson Locations: New York City, U.S, BAMAKO, Mali, Register Paris
SEOUL, Aug 14 (Reuters) - North Korea's foreign ministry on Sunday criticised the United Nations Secretary-General's recent comment on his supports for the North's complete denuclearisation, calling the remarks lack impartiality and fairness. North Korea's state news agency KCNA released a statement from the foreign ministry after U.N. chief Antonio Guterres on Friday said he fully supports efforts to completely denuclearise North Korea when he met with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol. Kim said the North's "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation" (CVID) was "an infringement upon the sovereignty of the DPRK," referring to North Korea by the initials of its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. North Korea has test fired a record number of missiles this year, and officials in Seoul and Washington say that it appears to be preparing to test a nuclear weapon for the first time since 2017, amid stalled denuclearisation talks. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Heekyong Yang; Editing by Sandra MalerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: KCNA, Antonio Guterres, Yoon Suk, Kim Son Gyong, Kim, General Guterres, denuclearisation, Heekyong Yang, Sandra Maler Organizations: Sunday, United Nations, South Korean, UN, DPRK, Democratic People's, Thomson Locations: SEOUL, Korea's, North Korea, North, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Seoul, Washington
Some projections suggest that the demographic problems of the future will be focused on the slowdown in global population growth. Later this year—any day now really—the global population is projected to cross eight billion people. The United Nations recently pegged the date as Nov. 15, but we don’t know with any exact precision. Since the 1960s, when the global number of people first hit three billion, it has taken a bit over a decade to cross each new billion-person milestone, and so it might seem natural to assume that nine billion humans and then 10 billion are, inexorably, just around the corner. That is exactly what the latest population projections from the U.N. and the U.S. Census Bureau have calculated.
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"I feel terrible having left behind my family, my sick mother," Kohistani, who is single, told Reuters from Salamanca, a city west of Madrid, shortly after finishing another emotionally draining video call with her family back in Kabul. Although there are no accurate estimates, thousands of Afghans fled the country in the chaotic days that followed the hardline Islamist Taliban's military conquest on Aug. 15, 2021. "I live alone in Spain and the panic of traumatic moments at Kabul airport haunt me every day," she said. Foreign forces at Kabul airport let her on to a plane filled with hundreds of Afghans, but her family was not allowed, she said. In Kabul, Kohistani's sister and now wheelchair-bound mother said the Taliban continued to conduct surprise inspections of their family home to check if the daughter who fled had returned from Spain.
Persons: Massouda Kohistani, Ali Khara, Kohistani, Besmullah Habib, Kohistani's, Habib, Rupam Jain, Christina Thykjaer, Mike Collett, White, Raju Gopalakrishnan Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Interior Ministry, Foreign, ., Islamic, U.S, United Nations, UNHCR, Thomson Locations: Spain, Afghanistan, Kabul, KABUL, SALAMANCA, Salamanca, Madrid, U.S, Islamic State
The U.N. brokered a deal last month between Ukraine and Russia allowing grain shipments to break through a monthslong Russian blockade. The U.N. secretary general, António Guterres, said the pact would ease global food shortages, calling it “a beacon of relief.”So far none of the 14 grain-laden vessels that have departed Ukraine are heading to countries facing food shortages. An additional 7,000 metric tons is slated be shipped on another vessel soon, according to the World Food Program. U.N. officials have said that commercial trade plays a role in stabilizing the market, even if it does not go directly to nations facing food shortages. Stéphane Dujarric, a spokesman for the U.N. secretary general’s office, said that unblocking Ukrainian ports had already driven global food prices down, which would eventually help countries facing food insecurity.
Persons: Daniel Berehulak, U.N, , Steve Taravella, António Guterres, Talavera, Oleksandr Kubrakov, Taravella, Stéphane, general’s, they’ve, Ruth Maclean, Joe Rennison Organizations: The New York Times, Food, World Food, United Nations Locations: Odesa, Ukraine, of Africa, Russia, Russian, Djibouti, Horn of Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, U.N, Lebanon, Chicago
A view shows a ship in a sea port in Chornomorsk before the restarting of grain export, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Chornomorsk, Ukraine July 29, 2022. Ukraine has some 20 million tonnes of grain left over from last year's crop, while this year's wheat harvest is also estimated at 20 million tonnes. read moreAs part of the U.N. deal, all ships are inspected in Istanbul by the Joint Coordination Centre, where Russia, Ukrainian, Turkish and U.N. personnel work. Turkey's defence ministry said on Thursday that the ships that arrived in Ukraine were being loaded. The U.N. has said the number of inbound ships was expected to grow as grain sales are agreed.
Persons: Laura, Mustafa Necati, Ali Kucukgocmen, Simon Cameron, Moore, Jason Neely Organizations: Presidential Press Service, United Nations, Ukraine, Joint Coordination, Shipping, Toros, Italy, Thomson Locations: Chornomorsk, Ukraine, ISTANBUL, Russia, Turkey, Belize, Ukraine's, Tekirdag, Moscow, Pivdennyi, Iran, Ethiopia, Istanbul, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey's Mersin, Bosphorus, Turkey's
UN chief pledges support for denuclearization of North Korea
  + stars: | 2022-08-12 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin pose for pictures prior to their meeting at the Foreign Ministry, in Seoul, South Korea, August 12, 2022. Jeon Heon-Kyun/Pool via REUTERSSEOUL, Aug 12 (Reuters) - In Seoul for meetings with South Korean leaders, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said he fully supports efforts to completely denuclearize North Korea. Pyongyang also says it is open to diplomacy, but accuses the United States and South Korea of maintaining hostile policies such as sanctions and military drills. Meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin, Guterres pledged support for diplomatic efforts to persuade North Korea to surrender its nuclear weapons. "Everything that can be done to launch a process of dialogue, aiming at the denuclearization, it will be very much welcome and will have the full support of the United Nations," he said.
Persons: Antonio Guterres, Park Jin, Jeon Heon, Yoon Suk, Yoon, denuclearization, Guterres, Josh Smith, Daewoung Kim, Ros Russell Organizations: South Korean Foreign, Foreign Ministry, REUTERS, South Korean, United Nations, Register, Thomson Locations: Seoul, South Korea, REUTERS SEOUL, North Korea, Pyongyang, Korea, Washington, United States, Minwoo
U.N. chief pledges support for denuclearization of North Korea
  + stars: | 2022-08-12 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin pose for pictures prior to their meeting at the Foreign Ministry, in Seoul, South Korea, August 12, 2022. Jeon Heon-Kyun/Pool via REUTERSSEOUL, Aug 12 (Reuters) - In Seoul for meetings with South Korean leaders, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday said he fully supports efforts to completely denuclearize North Korea. Pyongyang also says it is open to diplomacy, but accuses the United States and South Korea of maintaining hostile policies such as sanctions and military drills. Meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin, Guterres pledged support for diplomatic efforts to persuade North Korea to surrender its nuclear weapons. "Everything that can be done to launch a process of dialogue, aiming at the denuclearization, it will be very much welcome and will have the full support of the United Nations," he said.
Persons: Antonio Guterres, Park Jin, Jeon Heon, Yoon Suk, Yoon, denuclearization, Guterres, Josh Smith, Daewoung Kim, Ros Russell Organizations: South Korean Foreign, Foreign Ministry, REUTERS, South Korean, United Nations, Register, Thomson Locations: Seoul, South Korea, REUTERS SEOUL, North Korea, Pyongyang, Korea, Washington, United States, Minwoo
Germany suspends part of Mali military mission over flight spat
  + stars: | 2022-08-12 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +3 min
REUTERS/Michael Kappeler/PoolBERLIN, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Germany suspended its military reconnaissance mission in Mali after local authorities again withheld a flight clearance, a spokesperson for the defence ministry in Berlin said on Friday. Berlin has deployed some 1,000 troops to Mali, most of them near the northern town of Gao where their main task is to gather reconnaissance for the U.N. peacekeeping mission MINUSMA. MINUSMA - the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali - was established in 2013 to support foreign and local troops battling Islamist militants, but in recent months there have been repeated instances of tensions between the Malian authorities and the mission. At the start of August, Mali had already withdrawn clearances for German flights over the country, but later reversed that decision. France announced in February it was pulling its troops out of Mali after nearly a decade there fighting insurgents.
Persons: MINUSMA, Ursula von der Leyen, Camp Castor, Michael Kappeler, Berlin, Steffen Hebestreit, Paul Carrel, Sabine Siebold, Rachel More, Frances Kerry Organizations: UN, German, REUTERS, BERLIN, United Nations, Wagner, Thomson Locations: Gao, Mali, Germany, Berlin, Bamako, Ivory Coast, Malian, West, Russia, France, West Africa's
Recent shelling at southern Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant forced a power shutdown. A watchdog agency told the UN that continued fighting nearby could lead to "very serious consequences." Additionally, firefighters had to extinguish a fire caused by shelling near the plant's nitrogen oxygen station. Grossi told the Security Council that the plant has a "limited availability" of offsite power because power lines were damaged in recent artillery shelling. Ukrainian forces have been reluctant to strike the plant, fearing that it may cause a nuclear accident, according to multiple reports.
Persons: Rafael Mariano Grossi, Grossi, Grossi's, António Guterres, Volodymyr Zelenskyy Organizations: UN, Service, United Nations Security, International Atomic Energy Agency, Security Council, IAEA, Security, Russian Locations: Ukraine, Russian, Europe, Kyiv, Moscow
Events following Iran's fatwa against author Salman Rushdie
  + stars: | 2022-08-12 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +4 min
- Feb 12, 1989: At least six people are killed in the Pakistani city of Islamabad in shooting between police and gunmen in a crowd protesting against the sale of the novel in the United States. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register- Feb 14, 1989: The fatwa. - Sept 22, 1998: Iranian President Mohammad Khatami says the Rushdie affair is "completely finished". - Sept 28, 1998: Iranian media say three Iranian clerics have called on Islamic followers to kill Rushdie under the fatwa. - Oct 12, 1998: State-linked Iranian religious foundation raises its $2.5 million bounty by $300,000.
Persons: Salman Rushdie, Charles Savenor, Ruhollah Khomeini, Khomeini, Rushdie, Ettore Capriolo, Hitoshi Igarashi, Mohammad Khatami, Kamal Kharrazi, Robin Cook, Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Pinter, John Stonestreet, Daniel Wallis Organizations: Chautauqua Institution, REUTERS, Reuters.com, British High Commission, Penguin, 15th Khordad Foundation, Iranian, British, United Nations, PEN, Iranian Ministry of Culture, Thomson Locations: Chautauqua , New York, U.S, New York, Iran, Pakistani, Islamabad, United States, Mumbai, Britain, Milan, Iranian, Tokyo, London, Pakistan, Malaysia, Jaipur, India, Frankfurt, Chautauqua
A man armed with what appeared to be a shotgun took several people hostage in a bank in Lebanon on Thursday, demanding that the institution release his savings. Earlier, videos posted on social media showed a bearded man in a T-shirt and cut-off jeans holding a gun demanding money from a bank employee. The suspect’s wife told reporters gathered outside the bank that her husband “did what he had to do,” according to the Associated Press. Among the people outside the bank was Dina Abou Zor, a lawyer with the Depositors’ Union, a group that advocates for banking consumers in Lebanon. The suspect’s brother also told the AP that he was a “decent” and generous man.
Persons: , Dina Abou Zor Organizations: Associated Press, United Nations, Financial, U.S ., Reuters, ’ Union, AP Locations: Lebanon, Central
New satellite images have revealed the heavy damage to a Russian air base in Crimea that was rocked by explosions earlier this week, calling into question Moscow’s ability to protect the territory it controls in Ukraine’s south. It comes as Ukraine and Russia traded accusations of new strikes on Europe’s largest nuclear plant, in a crisis that has stoked fears of a catastrophe. As international leaders raised the alarm about what would be a dramatic development in the conflict, experts and analysts were assessing another. Kyiv said nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a series of blasts at the Saki air base in annexed Crimea on Tuesday, while Russia denied any damage and said the incident stemmed from ammunition detonating. But the satellite images released by Planet Labs, an American public Earth imaging company, appear to contradict Russian assertions.
Organizations: United Nations, Planet Labs, NBC Locations: Russian, Crimea, Ukraine’s, Ukraine, Russia, American
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