TEHRAN-. An Iranian general on Monday acknowledged that more than 300 people have been killed in the unrest surrounding nationwide protests, giving the first official word on casualties in two months ... They deny having any foreign agenda. The protests have spread across the country and drawn support from artists, athletes and other public figures ... .
‘So many police’ ... “The (zero-Covid) policies now—they’re just too strict ... AFP. “Don’t look away ... The practice has fuelled public anger as people found themselves locked in their homes during minor outbreaks. And an influential state media commentator suggested that COVID controls could be further relaxed—while insisting the public “will soon calm down”.
Fighting around the key eastern Ukraine town of Bakhmut has descended into a bloody morass with hundreds of dead and injured reported daily, as neither Russian or Ukrainian forces were able to make a significant breakthrough after months of fighting ... “They have been living in catastrophic conditions without power or heating.” ... Free weekly newsletter.
The media outlets called the results arising from the publication of the “Cable gate” documents “severe.” ... “Obtaining and disclosing sensitive information when necessary in the public interest is a core part of the daily work of journalists.
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BAGHDAD — Iraq has recovered "part" of $2.5 billion in public funds fraudulently withdrawn from a government account, the prime minister said on Sunday, calling on guilty parties to hand themselves in and return all the money.
Russia will not be able to keep the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in eastern Ukraine under its control as its forces are being pushed closer to the border, a senior aide to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said early on Monday ... When Russia seized Crimea, all the international representative offices gave up and said ... 24. .
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned of new Russian missile attacks on his country, urging defence forces and citizens to be prepared to withstand a new week of strain on the power grid. The warning on Sunday came as snow fell in Kyiv and temperatures hovered around freezing with fog forecast overnight ...Tense front lines ... Help is needed.