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 13, 2022

In Syria, military bus explosion kills 18 soldiers: A bomb exploded on a military bus near Damascus, killing at least 18 soldiers and wounding 27 others, Syrian state media has reported. “A military bus in Damascus countryside was targeted this morning by a terrorist detonation with an explosive device that was planted in advance,” stateContinue reading “The world in brief – Thursday, October 13, 2022”

The world in brief – Saturday, October 8, 2022

In Ukraine, CCL says Nobel Peace prize will give the country “more strength”: The head of the Center for Civil Liberties (CCL), a Kyiv-based human rights organisation that was awarded the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, says the prize will give them “more strength” in their efforts to fight for human rights. “We were shocked;Continue reading “The world in brief – Saturday, October 8, 2022”

The world in brief – Friday, October 7, 2022

In Pakistan, Moody’s credit rating downgrade “strongly contested” by finance ministry: Pakistan said on Friday that it “strongly contests” a ratings downgrade by agency Moody’s, adding that it had adequate liquidity and financing arrangements to meet its external liabilities despite being hit by catastrophic floods. Moody’s cut Pakistan’s sovereign credit rating on Thursday by oneContinue reading “The world in brief – Friday, October 7, 2022”

The world in brief – Wednesday, September 28, 2022

In the USA, Hurricane Ian nears Florida coast: Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph (250 kph), just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status. Damaging winds and rain lashed the state, and forecasters said the heavily populated Fort Myers area couldContinue reading “The world in brief – Wednesday, September 28, 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”

The world in brief – Sunday, September 25, 2022

In Russia, those fleeing draft can’t find refuge: The partial mobilization of Russian reservists to fight in Ukraine has triggered an exodus of men from Russia seeking to avoid the draft — and sharp differences of opinion in Europe in recent days about how to deal with them. Lithuania, a European Union member-country that bordersContinue reading “The world in brief – Sunday, September 25, 2022”