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Mixed Messages From U.S. as Turkey Attacks Syrian Kurds

Mixed Messages From U.S. as Turkey Attacks Syrian Kurds

Turkish soldiers around the area of Mount Bersaya, north of the Syrian town of Azaz, on Tuesday.

Israeli Airport Detention of Prominent U.S. Jewish Journalist Prompts Uproar

Israeli Airport Detention of Prominent U.S. Jewish Journalist Prompts Uproar

Peter Beinart, an author and CNN contributor, was interrogated at the airport in Tel Aviv on Sunday about his political activities.

Cinema Ban Lifts as ‘Black Panther’ Is Screened for Saudi Audience

Cinema Ban Lifts as ‘Black Panther’ Is Screened for Saudi Audience

Audiences were entertained by mimes and actors on Wednesday at the first public movie screening in Saudi Arabia after a decades-long ban.

In Africa, Mystery Murders Put Spotlight on Kremlin’s Reach

In Africa, Mystery Murders Put Spotlight on Kremlin’s Reach

A memorial with portraits of three slain journalists — Aleksandr Rastorguev, Kirill Radchenko Orkhan Dzhemal — at the Russian Union of Journalists’ building in Moscow.

Spurning Erdogan’s Vision, Turks Leave in Droves, Draining Money and Talent

Spurning Erdogan’s Vision, Turks Leave in Droves, Draining Money and Talent

A commuter train in Istanbul passed an election poster for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last June. Mr. Erdogan won re-election with greater powers, but the economy has faltered since then.

Brexit Is Coming Down to a Game of Brinkmanship

Brexit Is Coming Down to a Game of Brinkmanship

Pro-Brexit activists outside Parliament in London last month. With the clock ticking, the question is whether British lawmakers can agree on anything to avoid a exit from the European Union without an agreement.

Rome’s ‘Mangy’ Christmas Tree Is a Sorry Sight: ‘It Has Clearly Been Traumatized’

Rome’s ‘Mangy’ Christmas Tree Is a Sorry Sight: ‘It Has Clearly Been Traumatized’

For the second year in a row the Christmas tree in the Piazza Venezia in Rome has backfired on the city’s mayor Virginia Raggi after it dried before the holiday.

Clearing Land Mines From the Spot Where Jesus Is Said to Have Been Baptized

Clearing Land Mines From the Spot Where Jesus Is Said to Have Been Baptized

Christian pilgrims entering the Jordan River as part of a baptism ceremony at the Qasr al-Yahud site.

France Debates Where to Teach Arabic: Public School or Local Mosque?

France Debates Where to Teach Arabic: Public School or Local Mosque?

Arabic-language students at the Claude Monet high school in Paris. Here, the teacher opens the lesson by using LinkedIn to show students how many jobs are open to them if they speak Arabic.

Gay in India, Where Progress Has Come Only With Risk

Gay in India, Where Progress Has Come Only With Risk

Rajesh Yadav, 25, who identifies as a gay cross-dresser and lives in Bilaspur, in central India, says she has been gang-raped multiple times and beaten with a brick because of her sexuality.

Tillerson Says U.S. Troops to Stay in Syria Beyond Battle With ISIS

Tillerson Says U.S. Troops to Stay in Syria Beyond Battle With ISIS

A neighborhood destroyed in the fight against the Islamic State in the northern city of Raqqa this month.

They Documented a Massacre. Their Prize Is a Prison Cell in Myanmar.

They Documented a Massacre. Their Prize Is a Prison Cell in Myanmar.

The Reuters journalist U Wa Lone was escorted by the police from a court in Yangon, Myanmar, last month. Such court visits have been a weekly ritual for him and another Reuters journalist, U Kyaw Soe Oo, going on three months.

As Search for Thai Boys Lost in Cave Hits Day 5, a Nation Holds Its Breath

As Search for Thai Boys Lost in Cave Hits Day 5, a Nation Holds Its Breath

Soldiers relaying electric cable deep into the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand, on Tuesday.

Was This Powerful Chinese Empress a Feminist Trailblazer?

Was This Powerful Chinese Empress a Feminist Trailblazer?

The Hall of Dispelling Clouds at Empress Cixi’s Summer Palace in Beijing. It was renovated in 1895 for her 60th birthday extravaganza.

Imran Khan Takes Oath in Pakistan, a Nation Divided and in Debt

Imran Khan Takes Oath in Pakistan, a Nation Divided and in Debt

Imran Khan at a session of the National Assembly in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Friday, when he was made prime minister with 51 percent of the vote.

Once a Cash Cow, Venezuela’s Oil Company Now Verges on Collapse

Once a Cash Cow, Venezuela’s Oil Company Now Verges on Collapse

Residents of the fishing village Amuay waited for several hours to get their gas tanks filled. Deepening troubles at the state oil company threaten to further destabilize the nation.


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