The world in brief – Monday, October 17, 2022

In Pakistan, former Prime Minister continues to dominate election season: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has continued his dominant electoral streak after being removed from office some six months ago. With eight National Assembly seats up for grabs in Sunday’s by-elections – three each in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces and two in KarachiContinue reading “The world in brief – Monday, October 17, 2022”

The world in brief – Thursday, October 6, 2022

In Syria, U.S. carries out raid in government-held village: Syrian state television said that United States special forces had carried out a rare operation in a government-held village in the country’s northeast, killing one person and capturing others. The operation took place on Thursday in an area of Hassakeh province, which is partly held byContinue reading “The world in brief – Thursday, October 6, 2022”

The world in brief – Monday, October 3, 2022

In Yemen, warring sides fail to extend cease-fire: Yemen’s warring sides have failed to reach an agreement to extend a nationwide ceasefire, endangering the longest lull in fighting since the country’s bloody eight-year civil war began. The truce was brokered by the United Nations in April and has been renewed twice. The conflict began inContinue reading “The world in brief – Monday, October 3, 2022”

The world in brief – Monday, September 26, 2022

In Russia, enlistment officer shot in protest of mobilization: A young man shot a Russian military officer at close range at an enlistment office Monday, in an unusually bold attack reflecting resistance to the Russian leadership’s efforts to mobilize hundreds of thousands of men to wage war on Ukraine. The shooting comes after scattered arsonContinue reading “The world in brief – Monday, September 26, 2022”