World roundup: July 15 2022
Stories from Sri Lanka, Libya, Russia, and more
In today’s global news:
Worldometer is tracking COVID-19 cases and fatalities.
The New York Times is tracking global vaccine distribution.
Hundreds of thousands of people hit the streets in Baghdad on Friday after political leader Muqtada al-Sadr called for a “mass prayer.” Sadr’s aim was clearly to show his political opponents that he commands substantial popular support—support that could, say, be channeled into protests if he were to be of a mind to do so. Mission accomplished, presumably. Sadr may have pulled his party out of parliament last month but he’s still aiming to control the political process from the outside.
Keep reading with a 7-day free trial
Subscribe to Foreign Exchanges to keep reading this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.