Alireza Akbari: Iran executes dual British-Iranian citizen

CNN — Alireza Akbari, a dual British-Iranian citizen and former Iranian official, has been executed, Iranian justice affiliate media Mizan reported on Saturday. He was hanged for crimes such as “corruption on earth”, according to tweets from Mizan, who did not specify when the execution took place. Two media tweets on Saturday accused Akbari of … Read more

Zelenskyy mocks Russian forces fighting for Soledar ‘credit’ | Conflict News

The leader of the Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, had accused the Russian military establishment of trying to “steal victory” from Soledar. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has mocked the infighting between the Russian Defense Ministry and the Wagner mercenary group over who should take credit for efforts to seize the town of Soledar, saying it … Read more

Biden administrator prepares to ask Congress to approve sale of F-16 jets to Turkey

Washington CNN — The Biden administration is preparing to ask Congress to approve the sale of 40 F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, after weighing a Turkish request for the planes for more than a year, sources in the government tell CNN. Congress close to deliberations. If approved, the sale would be one of the largest … Read more

Vladimir Putin facing this new arsenal of American and European weapons in 2023

The war that Vladimir Putin thought he would win in days is still raging after nearly a year, with both sides desperate for more equipment, soldiers and international support. But Russia, it seems, could soon suffer a fatal blow, thanks to Ukraine’s friends in the United States and Europe. Last week, Washington announced a new … Read more

Belarus could join the war if Ukraine “invades”, says Russia | Russo-Ukrainian War

Moscow is warning of a “collective response” to any attack on Russia or Belarus, as allies prepare to hold joint military drills. Belarus could enter the Ukraine conflict if Kyiv decides to “invade” Belarus or Russia, a Russian foreign ministry official has said. In an interview with state media aired on Friday, Aleksey Polishchuk said … Read more

Russia says it took Soledar, Ukraine denies capture

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia claimed on Friday that its forces had captured a fiercely contested salt mining town, in what would mark a rare victory for the Kremlin after a series of setbacks in his war in Ukraine. Ukrainian authorities said the fight for Soledar continues. Moscow has portrayed the battles for the city … Read more

Splits in Russian military command seen amid fighting in Ukraine

As Russian troops wage a fierce house-to-house struggle for control of strongholds in eastern Ukraine, a parallel battle is unfolding in the upper echelons of military power in Moscow, with President Vladimir Putin reshuffling his top generals while rival camps try to win his service. The fighting for the salt mining town of Soledar and … Read more

Opinion: Why Prince Harry is such a threat to a certain type of man

Editor’s note: Louis Staples is a London-based writer and cultural editor. His work has appeared in Slate, Vogue, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Wired and elsewhere. The opinions expressed here are his own. Read more reviews on CNN. CNN — A few days before the official publication of Prince Harry’s memoir, “Spare”, on January 10, outrageous … Read more

The brutality of prehistoric life revealed by the bodies of European bogs

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — In 1984, a peat cutter discovered human remains in a bog in Cheshire, England. They belonged to a man who died suddenly around 2,100 years ago before being placed in the bog – … Read more