U.S. wants to keep Pakistan away from China
Imran Khan under internal, external pressure
French President Emmanuel Macron would beat Marine Le Pen in the country's presidential election later this month, though Le Pen has gained ground in recent weeks, showed an Ipsos Sopra Steria Cevipof poll for Le Monde newspaper.
French election poll: Macron to beat Le Pen but Le Pen gains ground
China reported over 20,000 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest daily tally given since the start of the pandemic, with Shanghai the heart of the virus surge despite being in lockdown.
China reports 20,000 daily COVID cases, most since start of pandemic
A military court in Burkina Faso on Wednesday handed down a life term to former president Blaise Compaore over the 1987 assassination of revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara.
Burkina ex-president Compaore gets life for Sankara killing
Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed its decision on whether Prime Minister Imran Khan and his allies dissolved parliament illegally earlier this week, setting the stage for snap elections.
Pakistan’s top court delays decision on political crisis
Americans living in poorer counties died during the pandemic at almost twice the rate of those in rich counties, a study released Monday by the Poor People’s Campaign showed.
U.S. poor died at much higher rate from COVID than rich: Report
The Taliban’s recent decision to renege on its promise to allow girls to attend school past sixth grade is a stark reminder of how much life has changed for Afghans since the group returned to power last year – and Gallup’s surveys in the country show it hasn’t been for the better.
Study: Suffering reaches unprecedented levels in Afghanistan
Peruvian President Pedro Castillo announced a curfew for Tuesday for the capital Lima and neighboring port city Callao following a demonstration that caused roadblocks and "acts of violence".
Peru president imposes curfew in Lima after protests
The Israeli forces for the third consecutive night attacked Palestinians who gathered at Bab al-Amoud, also known as Damascus Gate, one of the main gates of the Old City of Al-Quds, to celebrate the onset of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Israeli forces attack Palestinians in Al-Quds for third night
Russia will respond proportionately to the expulsion of its diplomats from a number of Western countries, Russian ex-president and deputy head of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said late on Monday.
Russia warns of ‘symmetrical’ response to diplomats’ expulsion

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