Why Iranian women are cutting their hair

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN – A weeping Iranian woman is seen kneeling by her dead brother’s coffin as she slashes through her hair with a pair of … Read more

5 things to know for Sept. 28: Hurricane Ian, Jan. 6, Nord Stream, Immigration, NASA

CNN – The world’s first all-electric passenger aircraft has successfully taken to the sky with battery technology similar to that of an electric car or a cell phone. The zero-emission plane – named Alice – traveled at an altitude of 3,500 feet for eight minutes during its inaugural flight on Tuesday. Now, the company behind … Read more

What you need to know about Iran’s raging protests

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN – Protests continued across Iran on Sunday despite government crackdown and state media reports claiming that demonstrators have put an end to their … Read more

Protests, drafting mistakes and an exodus: Putin’s mobilization off to a chaotic start

CNN – Russia’s “partial mobilization” for its war in Ukraine is off to a chaotic start amid protests, drafting mistakes and an exodus of citizens fleeing Russia, as the Kremlin tightens rules around evading military orders. Some residents in Russia’s Far East Sakha Republic were conscripted “by mistake” despite not being eligible for mobilization, such … Read more

Traffic jams and desperation at the border as Russians flee Putin’s ‘partial mobilization’

CNN – Vladimir Putin’s “partial mobilization” of citizens for his war in Ukraine has already set in motion sweeping changes for many Russians, as drafted men bid their families emotional goodbyes, while others attempt to flee, scrambling to make it across land border crossings or buy air tickets out. For many of those leaving, the … Read more

Hong Kong police arrested a man who played harmonica at the Queen’s vigil on suspicion of sedition

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here Hong Kong CNN – A man was arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of sedition after playing the harmonica … Read more

‘Not my King’: Anti-monarchy protesters face police crackdown in the UK

London CNN – While thousands of people have taken to the streets of the United Kingdom to remember Queen Elizabeth II following her death last week, critics of the monarchy have used this opportunity to protest, holding signs such as “not my King” – a reference to the new King Charles III. Police have intervened … Read more