The world in brief – Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Internationally, UNCRC finds Finland violated the rights of children in Syria and US dismisses idea of talks with Russia over Ukraine: The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has accused Finland of violating the rights of Finnish children by leaving them in life-threatening conditions in Syrian camps. The committee of 18Continue reading “The world in brief – Wednesday, October 12, 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 – 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 – 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”