News Wire | Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022

Putin Drafts Up to 300,000 Reservists, Backs Annexation Amid War Losses

By Robyn Dixon, Catherine Belton & Mary Ilyushina | The Washington Post (free)

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a partial military mobilization Wednesday to call up as many as 300,000 reservists in a dramatic bid to reverse setbacks in his war on Ukraine, including Russia’s recent humiliating retreat in the northeastern Kharkiv region.

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Six Reported Killed as Iran Protests Spread Over Woman’s Death

By Stuart Williams | AFP (free)

Protests have spread across Iran over the death of Mahsa Amini after the young woman was arrested by the morality police, as a rights group said Wednesday two more protesters were killed overnight, raising the toll to six.

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