Ayman al-Zawahiri: from doctor in Cairo to leader of al-Qaeda

Joined the Muslim Brotherhood as a teenager From a distinguished Cairo family Took over al Qaeda after bin Laden’s death Applied influence as an ideologue, strategist Bin Laden’s charisma was missing DUBAI, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Ayman al-Zawahiri succeeded Osama bin Laden as al-Qaeda leader after years as its chief planner and strategist, but his … Read more

Biden and Putin strike conciliatory tones as nuclear talks begin at UN

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 28, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up UNITED STATES, Aug 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he … Read more

The US is considering action against memory chip manufacturers in China

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The United States is considering limiting shipments of U.S. chip-making equipment to memory chip makers in China, including Yangtze Memory Technologies Co Ltd (YMTC), according to four people familiar with the matter, as part of a bid to stop China’s semiconductor sector is advancing and protecting American companies. If President … Read more

Hundreds of firefighters battle a blaze near Lisbon

MAFRA, Portugal, July 31 (Reuters) – Hundreds of firefighters battled a fire raging in a Portuguese municipality near the capital Lisbon on Sunday as high temperatures and strong winds made it harder to put out. Backed by water bombers and 123 vehicles, more than 400 firefighters were brought in after a fire broke out in … Read more

Russia pound Ukrainian port; Putin expresses ambitions for global fisheries

Putin’s maritime ambitions include the Black Sea and the Arctic Russian missiles hit the port of Mykolaiv Explosion at Russia’s Black Sea Fleet base Ukrainian grain magnate Oleksiy Vadatursky murdered in Mykolaiv Ukraine’s first grain ship could leave port on Monday KYIV, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Russian missiles struck the Ukrainian Black Sea port city … Read more