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

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

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

Rishi Sunak will be Britain’s next prime minister after seeing off rivals in race to replace Truss

Rishi Sunak will be Britain’s next prime minister after seeing off rivals in race to replace Truss

London CNN  —  Former finance minister Rishi Sunak will be the United Kingdom’s next prime minister after seeing off his lone remaining rival in the fast-tracked race to become Conservative party leader on Monday. The other potential candidate, Penny Mordaunt, conceded after failing to meet the threshold of nominations from lawmakers required to progress to … Read more

Rishi Sunak is clear front-runner to be Britain’s new prime minister after Boris Johnson drops out

Rishi Sunak is clear front-runner to be Britain’s new prime minister after Boris Johnson drops out

London CNN  —  Britain’s former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak emerged Sunday as the clear front-runner to be the country’s next prime minister, after Boris Johnson dramatically dropped out of the race to be Conservative Party leader. The current PM Liz Truss resigned last week after just six disastrous weeks in office. Graham Brady, … Read more

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak in ‘secret summit’ as race to replace UK Prime Minister Liz Truss heats up

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak in ‘secret summit’ as race to replace UK Prime Minister Liz Truss heats up

CNN  —  Boris Johnson has held talks with his former finance minister Rishi Sunak as a key deadline looms in the race to replace Liz Truss as British Prime Minister, UK media outlets reported Sunday. The two men have become the early favorites to replace Truss, who announced her resignation Thursday just six weeks into … Read more

Sunak, Mordaunt or Boris Johnson: The candidates who could succeed Liz Truss as UK prime minister

Sunak, Mordaunt or Boris Johnson: The candidates who could succeed Liz Truss as UK prime minister

London CNN  —  A new leadership contest will take place within a week, Liz Truss said in her resignation speech outside Downing Street on Thursday. Graham Brady, the Conservative official responsible for the process, announced the candidates to replace Truss will need at least 100 nominations from Conservative MPs. If more than one candidate meets … Read more

Will there be a general election in Britain?

Will there be a general election in Britain?

London CNN  —  The resignation of Liz Truss on Thursday after a disastrous six-week premiership has set the ball rolling on the race to be the next Conservative Party leader. A new leader, who as head of the largest party in the House of Commons becomes Britain’s prime minister, is expected to be announced on … Read more

Live updates: Liz Truss resigns as UK prime minister

Live updates: Liz Truss resigns as UK prime minister

A new leadership contest will take place within a week, Liz Truss said in her resignation speech. This will be the fifth Conservative prime minister in just over six years – and the third within this parliamentary term. But who might the next leader be? Here are the main runners and riders. Rishi Sunak Sunak … Read more