News Wire | August 7, 2023 Archive

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Imran Khan Sentenced to Prison, Likely Dashing Hopes of Political Comeback

By Salman Masood and Christina Goldbaum | The New York Times

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan was arrested on Saturday after a trial court sentenced him to three years in prison, a verdict likely to end his chances of running in upcoming general elections.

More from WPR: Khan Has Lost His War With Pakistan’s Army—for Now

Niger’s Junta Shuts Airspace and Accuses Regional Countries of Planning to Invade as Deadline Passes

By Sam Mednick | Associated Press

Niger’s mutinous soldiers closed the country’s airspace and accused foreign powers of preparing an attack, as the junta defied a deadline to reinstate the ousted president.

More from WPR: Niger Was Never the ‘Success Story’ It’s Being Made Out to Be

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