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

Russia’s latest war against Ukraine: Moscow and Kyiv fight over control of Soledar

Jan 14 (Reuters) – Russia said on Friday its forces had taken control of Soledar in eastern Ukraine, in what would be a rare success for Moscow after months of battlefield setbacks, but Kyiv said its troops were still fighting in the city. STRUGGLE * President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukrainian forces continued to fight in … Read more

Lithuania-Latvia gas pipeline explodes, but no signs of attack

VILNIUS, Jan 13 (Reuters) – A gas pipeline linking Lithuania to Latvia was hit by an explosion on Friday but there was no immediate evidence of an attack, Lithuanian gas transmission operator Amber said. Grid. Video released by Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT showed a raging fire at the site of the blast in Panevezys county … Read more

Explainer: Why Japan is looking for military ties beyond its US ally

TOKYO, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Ahead of meeting President Joe Biden in Washington DC, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited Italy, France, Britain and Canada, in part to forge ties of security that could help him fend off China, North Korea and Russia. RAW QUARTER In June, then Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said his … 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

Factbox: Who is the new Russian war commander Gerasimov and why was he appointed?

Jan 12 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin’s defense minister has named Russia’s highest-ranking general, Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov, 67, to lead his most dramatic war in Ukraine ever. of a series of command changes since the invasion of Russia in February. . CRITICAL Many nationalist war bloggers authorized by the Kremlin to … Read more

Russia appoints Private Gerasimov to oversee Ukraine campaign

Gerasimov will oversee the military campaign in Ukraine Latest reshuffle follows other battlefield setbacks Gerasimov has been the target of Russian pro-war criticism Jan 11 (Reuters) – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday appointed Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov to oversee the military campaign in Ukraine, in Moscow’s latest military leadership reshuffle. Gerasimov, … Read more

Japan hugs UK as it seeks to fend off China – POLITICO

LONDON — Japan increasingly views the UK as a key defense and trade ally in its fightback against China in the Indo-Pacific, senior Japanese officials say, as the country pushes diplomatically to rally the G7 countries this week. Tokyo opened its G7 presidency with a diplomatic offensive amid concerns over China and Russia. Prime Minister … Read more

British-Iranian dual citizen Alireza Akbari sentenced to death for spying for UK

CNN — Alireza Akbari, a dual British-Iranian citizen and former Iranian official, has been sentenced to death in Iran for spying for the UK, according to Iranian justice-affiliated media Mizan on Wednesday. Akbari was previously Iran’s deputy defense minister. and was the head of the Institute for Strategic Research, as well as a member of … Read more

Psychiatrist Zholia Alemi accused of rigging medical degree

A ‘fake’ psychiatrist spent two decades working for the UK’s National Health Service – earning more than $1 million – after forging his qualifications, a court has heard. Zholia Alemi, described as ‘the most accomplished forger and fraudster’, allegedly tricked the General Medical Council (GMC) into granting her registration as a doctor and then worked … Read more