The appointment of Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir to the role ended weeks of intense speculation and comes at a time of fierce debate over the Pakistani military’s role in politics in the nuclear-armed country, with ousted prime minister Imran Khan planning a massive rally near the capital this weekend to renew his call for immediate elections.
A growing number of Republicans, including former vice-president Mike Pence, criticized Donald Trump on Monday for dining with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist days after launching his third campaign for the White House.
While much of the world's eyes have been focused elsewhere this year, Somalia has slipped deeper into crisis. A famine is knocking. UNICEF estimates that in Somalia since August, one child has been sent to hospital for malnutrition every minute.
The white gunman who massacred 10 Black shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., pleaded guilty Monday to murder and hate-motivated terrorism charges, guaranteeing that he will spend the rest of his life in prison.