Syed Asim Munir: Pakistan names former spy chief as new head of army

Syed Asim Munir: Pakistan names former spy chief as new head of army

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN  —  Pakistan on Thursday named former spy chief Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir as chief of the South Asian country’s army, ending weeks of speculation over an appointment that comes amid intense debate around the military’s influence on public life. Munir, the country’s most senior general and a former head of the … Read more

‘Window-shopping’ GOP elites weigh Trump — and the alternatives — at high-profile Vegas gathering

‘Window-shopping’ GOP elites weigh Trump — and the alternatives — at high-profile Vegas gathering

CNN  —  Former President Donald Trump is set to address the influential Republican Jewish Coalition on Saturday, days after becoming the first declared GOP candidate of the 2024 presidential campaign. But the chandeliered ballroom at the opulent Venetian resort hotel in Las Vegas will teem with his rivals – including potential chief nemesis Florida Gov. … Read more

Photos this week: November 10-17, 2022

Photos this week: November 10-17, 2022

People in Kherson, Ukraine, welcome Ukrainian soldiers with flowers on Saturday, November 12, as the military entered the city after Russia retreated from the region. Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Updated 2344 GMT (0744 HKT) November 17, 2022 Scenes of jubilation broke out in Ukraine’s southern city of Kherson as Ukrainian forces advanced through much of … Read more

Deadly explosion rocks central Istanbul street

Deadly explosion rocks central Istanbul street

Istanbul CNN  —  At least six people have been killed and 53 injured in an explosion in the heart of the Turkish city of Istanbul on Sunday afternoon, according to the city’s governor. Those who were injured are being treated, the governor, Ali Yerlikaya, added. “We wish God’s mercy on those who lost their lives … Read more

Georgia runoff election highlights GOP worries about Trump — and excitement surrounding DeSantis

Georgia runoff election highlights GOP worries about Trump — and excitement surrounding DeSantis

CNN  —  Herschel Walker’s success in his upcoming runoff against incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock could depend on GOP luminaries flocking to Georgia between now and December 6, several Republicans say. Many are torn over whether that should include former President Donald Trump, whose status as the anchor of the party is under renewed scrutiny … Read more

Russian troops slam generals over ‘incomprehensible battle’ that reportedly killed 300 in Donetsk

Russian troops slam generals over ‘incomprehensible battle’ that reportedly killed 300 in Donetsk

CNN  —  Russian troops have denounced an “incomprehensible battle” in Donetsk after apparently sustaining heavy losses during a week of intense fighting in the key eastern region of Ukraine. Moscow has been trying to break through Kyiv’s defenses around the town of Pavlivka for at least the past seven days, but it seems to have … Read more

King Charles III bank holiday coronation: Britons given extra day off

King Charles III bank holiday coronation: Britons given extra day off

London CNN  —  British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced Sunday there would be a public holiday to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III next year. Sunak said the bank holiday would fall on Monday, May 8, following the coronation two days earlier. Charles, 73, automatically became monarch in September on the death of his … Read more

Imran Khan blames Pakistan establishment for plot to assassinate him

Imran Khan blames Pakistan establishment for plot to assassinate him

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN  —  Tensions escalated in Pakistan on Friday as former Prime Minister Imran Khan blamed establishment figures for a plot to kill him – a claim strenuously denied by governing and security officials. A day after after he survived a shooting at a political rally outside the town of Gujranwala, Punjab province, Khan … Read more

Mayor Eric Adams could be New York Democrats’ fall guy for potential big midterm losses

Mayor Eric Adams could be New York Democrats’ fall guy for potential big midterm losses

CNN  —  Democratic officials and strategists in New York tell CNN they are bracing for what could be stunning losses in the governor’s race and in contests for as many as four US House seats largely in the suburbs. With crime dominating the headlines and the airwaves, multiple Democrats watching these races closely are pointing … Read more

Imran Khan: Pakistani ex-Prime Minister shot in lower leg in assassination attempt at rally

Imran Khan: Pakistani ex-Prime Minister shot in lower leg in assassination attempt at rally

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN  —  Pakistan’s ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan has survived a shooting at a political rally on Thursday that his party called an assassination attempt, which killed one person and injured several others and prompted protests among Khan’s supporters. Video of the alleged attack shows Khan waving from an open-topped truck just outside the … Read more