The world in brief – Tuesday, October 18, 2022

In Honduras, Hurricane Julia reignites emigration wave: Nearly two years after hurricanes Eta and Iota pummelled northern Honduras, flooding entire neighbourhoods and causing widespread devastation, 40-year-old Marlen Oliva has fled her home again this month as Hurricane Julia swept through. Oliva, who sought refuge at a government shelter in San Pedro Sula, said her family wasContinue reading “The world in brief – Tuesday, October 18, 2022”

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 – Tuesday, October 11, 2022

In Palestine, rival groups meet for reconciliation talks: The leaders of rival Palestinian groups are meeting in Algeria for two-day talks aimed at discussing a proposal for reconciliation and national unity. The proposal was drawn up after “months of effort by Algeria to reach a common vision for boosting the Palestinian national action”, Palestinian ambassadorContinue reading “The world in brief – Tuesday, October 11, 2022”

The world in brief – Monday, October 10, 2022

In U.S.A., midterm elections approach: American voters will head to the polls in early November for critical midterm elections that will determine the makeup of the next United States Congress. The election results will set the tone for the rest of Joe Biden’s first term as president, as analysts have said they are likely to shakeContinue reading “The world in brief – Monday, October 10, 2022”

The world in brief – Sunday, October 9, 2022

Internationally, Russia praises OPEC+ oil production cut announcement: Russia praised OPEC+ on Sunday for agreeing to sharply cut oil production and fight what it called the “mayhem” sown by the United States in global energy markets. The 13-nation OPEC+ group’s decision to cut oil output despite US opposition has put more distance in the relationship between USContinue reading “The world in brief – Sunday, October 9, 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 – 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 – Wednesday, October 5, 2022

In Ukraine, counteroffensive takes back more territory: Russia’s mobilisation of 200,000 conscripts seems to have had no impact during the 32nd week of the war, as Ukrainian forces recapture more territory in the east and south of the country. On September 30, Ukrainian forces advancing from Izyum surrounded Lyman in the eastern Donetsk region and recapturedContinue reading “The world in brief – Wednesday, October 5, 2022”

The world in brief – Tuesday, October 4, 2022

In Qatar, David Beckham compliments mid-season tournament move: Holding the World Cup in November and December during the world’s top league’s mid-season will produce a higher level of football compared with previous World Cups, according to former England captain David Beckham. This year’s tournament kicks off in Qatar on November 20, with the final takingContinue reading “The world in brief – Tuesday, October 4, 2022”