The death of the provincial assembly candidate for the Pakistan Justice Party adds to concerns over public safety before this week’s election of a new prime minister. At least 160 people have died this month in political attacks.
The White Helmets had been among tens of thousands of civilians packed into a final pocket of opposition-held territory along the border with Israel as rebels there struck a surrender deal with the government.
Abdurrashid Dostum — a controversial figure who faces sexual assault charges — returned to a warm government welcome and resumption of his duties as first vice president. But a suicide bomb that killed 14 people as he left the airport highlighted the intense feelings prompted by his return.
The operation, the first of its kind, was carried out at the request of the U.S. and several European countries as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces prepared to take back full control of southwest Syria.
Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro formally announced his candidacy for Brazil’s presidential election Sunday, joining a race in which he is currently polling second after jailed ex-President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, who will likely be barred from running.
Israel’s ambassador to Poland joined hundreds of Warsaw residents Sunday in recalling the first mass deportations of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto and in honoring a Jewish activist who took his own life while despairing over the world’s indifference to the Holocaust.
Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has released a seven-page letter he sent to U.S. President Donald Trump earlier in July detailing how he sees the two countries working together to stem immigration.