World Daily News In Brief – Monday 22/08/2022

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. REUTERS (UK)

Supporters gather at home of Pakistan’s former PM Khan, aiming to foil arrest

Hundreds of supporters of Pakistan’s former prime minister, Imran Khan, gathered on Monday outside his hilltop mansion in the capital, Islamabad, vowing to prevent his arrest on anti-terrorism accusations, officials of his political party said.

. NIKKEI ASIA (JAPAN)

South Korea, U.S. begin first field training drills in four years

Exercises start as regional tensions rise over Taiwan and North Korea

. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)

Lula da Silva announces wage increases above inflation if he becomes president of Brazil again

Former president (2003-2010) and Brazilian presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced yesterday, Saturday, that if he is elected, his government will pursue a policy of wage increases above inflation and will work to meet workers’ demands.

. AL JAZEERA (QATAR)

UAE ambassador to Iran to return, 6 years after relations severed

The United Arab Emirates says its ambassador to Iran, Saif Mohammed Al Zaabi, would return to Tehran “in coming days”, more than six years after the Gulf Arab state downgraded ties with Tehran.

. BAHA (AUSTRIA)

Putin, Erdogan to discuss nuclear plant this week

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan will have a telephone conversation this week, Russian media Sputnik reported on Monday citing a source. The two presidents will discuss the ongoing situation around Zaporizhzhia NPP and the overall Ukrainian crisis.

. BBC (UK)

Philippine students return to school for first time since Covid

Millions of students across the Philippines have returned to the classroom on Monday, after one of the world’s longest school closures. Almost half the country’s schools resumed in-person classes after more than two years of distance learning.