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Former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif vows to work toward economic recovery

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif prepares to release a pigeon in front of supporters, following his arrival from a self-imposed exile in London, ahead of the 2024 Pakistani general election, in Lahore, Pakistan, on 21st October, 2023

Islamabad, PakistanReuters Pakistan’s three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif kick-started his party’s campaign for next year’s election on Saturday after arriving home from four years of self-imposed exile in London, promising to tackle record inflation. “I want to serve this nation,” said the 73-year-old veteran politician in his address to thousands of his supporters at his […]

“I’m 50-50 until Sunday”: Argentina’s voters on a knife-edge as election nears

Supporters of Argentina's presidential candidate Patricia Bullrich of Juntos por el Cambio party attend the closing event of her electoral campaign ahead of the October 22 general election, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 19th October, 2023

Buenos Aires, ArgentinaReuters Argentine voters are sharply divided ahead of a historic and uncertain presidential election on Sunday, with some saying they might not make up their mind until they reach the ballot box, opening up the potential for last minute drama. The vote is a tight three-way race between frontrunner radical outsider Javier Milei, […]

First emergency convoy reaches Gaza after overnight Israeli air strikes

Trucks carrying aid arrive at the Palestinian side of the border with Egypt, as the conflict between Israel and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas continues, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on 21st October, 2023

Gaza/Cairo, EgyptReuters A long-awaited convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid crossed into southern Gaza on Saturday for the first time since Israel began a devastating siege 12 days ago, as Israel’s military pounded northern Gaza and warned it would increase its attacks.  US President Joe Biden cheered the arrival of the aid after days of […]

Brazil’s Lula vetoes bill restricting Indigenous land claims

Minister of Indigenous Peoples Sonia Guajajara gestures in front of the National Congress Palace, during the third March of Indigenous Women, in defence of women's rights, local indigenous people and the environment in Brasilia, Brazil on 13th September, 2023.

Brasilia, BrazilReuters Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has vetoed the core parts of a bill backed by the country’s powerful farm lobby that would have limited claims to ancestral lands where Indigenous people have lived by 1988. “The president vetoed everything that was unconstitutional and not consistent with our Indigenous peoples policy,” his […]

Republicans drop Jim Jordan’s US House speaker bid after third failed vote

Rep Jim Jordan talks to reporters after dropping out of the race for Speaker of the House after he lost a secret ballot vote by members of the Republican conference on whether he should drop out of the race at the US Capitol in Washington, US, on 20th October, 2023.

Washington DC, USReuters Hardline conservative Republican Jim Jordan’s quest to become speaker of the US House of Representatives ended on Friday as his fellow Republicans revoked their support following a third, failed vote on the House floor.  That means that the House until at least next week will remain unable to respond to President Joe […]

Muslims protest around world to demand end to Israel’s Gaza campaign

Yemenis gather during a pro-Palestinian protest to express solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza, in Sanaa, Yemen, on 20th October, 2023

Amman, Jordan/Cairo, EgyptReuters Protesters from Jakarta to Tunis on Friday demanded an end to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza after nearly two weeks of intense air and artillery strikes that authorities there say have killed 4,100 people.  Israel is gearing up for a ground war in the tiny, crowded Palestinian enclave aimed at eradicating Hamas, the […]

Released by Hamas, American mother, daughter reunited with family in Israel

Chicago-area residents Judith Tai Raanan and her daughter Natalie Shoshana Raanan, two American hostages freed on Friday by the armed wing of Hamas, pose in this undated picture obtained by Reuters on 20th October, 2023

Gaza/Evanston, Illinois, US Reuters Two newly freed American hostages, a Chicago-area woman and her teenage daughter, were reunited with family inside Israel on Friday as relatives celebrated back home in Illinois, nearly two weeks after Hamas gunmen abducted them and dozens of others near Gaza. Judith Tai Raanan, 59, and her daughter Natalie, 17, were […]

Canadian PM says India’s actions making life hard for millions of people

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during the Canada-CARICOM Summit in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on 18th October, 2023

Ottawa, Canada Reuters Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday the Indian Government’s crackdown on Canadian diplomats was making normal life difficult for millions of people in both countries. Trudeau spoke a day after Canada said it had withdrawn 41 diplomats following an Indian threat to unilaterally revoke their status.  Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

US intelligence report alleging Russia election interference shared with 100 countries

Vehicles of Russian state-controlled broadcaster Russia Today are seen near the Red Square in central Moscow, Russia on 15th June, 2018.

Washington DC, USReuters The United States on Friday released a US intelligence assessment sent to more than 100 countries that found Moscow is using spies, social media and Russian state-run media to erode public faith in the integrity of democratic elections worldwide. “This is a global phenomenon,” said the assessment. “Our information indicates that senior […]