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 – Sunday, October 2, 2022

In Vatican City, Pope Francis makes appeal to President Vladimir Putin to end fighting in Ukraine: Pope Francis has for the first time directly appealed to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to stop the “spiral of violence and death” in Ukraine, saying he is haunted by “rivers of blood and tears”. The head of the CatholicContinue reading “The world in brief – Sunday, October 2, 2022”

The world in brief – Saturday, October 1, 2022

In Iraq, thousands gather to mark anniversary of corruption protests: Dozens of Iraqis were injured after violence erupted when thousands of Iraqis gathered in Baghdad to mark the third anniversary of nationwide protests against corruption. Protesters waved the Iraqi flag and chanted “we want to overthrow the regime” as they met on Saturday in Baghdad’s centralContinue reading “The world in brief – Saturday, October 1, 2022”