Syed Asim Munir: Pakistan names former intelligence chief as new army chief

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN – Pakistan On Thursday, former intelligence chief Lieutenant-General Syed Asim Munir was named army chief in the South Asian country, ending weeks of speculation over an appointment that comes amid a heated debate over the military’s influence on public life. Munir, the country’s top general and former head of the Internal Intelligence … Read more

Revealing the stories of the Ukrainian resistance after the withdrawal of Kherson

near the city of Kherson, Ukraine CNN – Two Russian soldiers were walking down a Kherson street on a spring evening in early March, just days after Moscow captured the city. The temperature that night was still below zero and the electricity went out, leaving the town in complete darkness as the soldiers returned to … Read more

Poland and NATO say “there is no indication” that a missile in Poland was a deliberate attack

Bali, Indonesia CNN – Poland and NATO leaders said the missile that killed two people on Polish soil on Tuesday was likely launched by Ukrainian forces defending their country against a barrage of Russian strikes, and that the incident appeared to be an accident. The explosion occurred outside the village outside the rural village of … Read more

Kherson: No water, no electricity, no internet – only ecstasy in the newly liberated Ukrainian city

Kherson, Ukraine CNN – For eight months, the residents of the Ukrainian city of Kherson have been living under brutal Russian occupation. But on Friday, Ukrainian forces overran the city and Russian forces retreated to the east. Residents have no water, no internet, and little power. But as the CNN crew rolled into town on … Read more

Survivors of the Russian occupation tell harrowing stories of rape

Kherson region, Ukraine CNN – Day after day, in city after city, a police officer and a prosecutor go from door to door in Ukraine Kherson region. They walk through the muddy streets, next to houses damaged by artillery shelling, looking for those left behind. The two men constituted a specialized unit that traveled from … Read more

As suicides rise, US military seeks to tackle mental health

Washington – After completing a tour of Afghanistan in 2013, Dionne Williamson felt emotionally numb. More warning signs emerged during several years of subsequent external releases. “It’s as if I lost myself somewhere,” said Williamson, a Navy officer who experienced confusion, depression, memory loss and chronic fatigue. “I went to my captain and said, ‘Sir, … Read more