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Siege at Kabul Hotel Caps a Violent 24 Hours in Afghanistan

Siege at Kabul Hotel Caps a Violent 24 Hours in Afghanistan

A 14-hour gun battle at the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital left multiple people dead and wounded.

Murder Mystery in Ancient Monastery Reverberates in Coptic Church

Murder Mystery in Ancient Monastery Reverberates in Coptic Church

A monk entering a cell at the Monastery of St. Pishoy, a few miles from where a bishop was killed.

A Day Before Laos Dam Failed, Builders Saw Trouble

A Day Before Laos Dam Failed, Builders Saw Trouble

An aerial view of the flooded villages around the failed dam in Laos on Thursday. The collapse killed at least 27 people. Many more are still missing.

Kurdish Syria, Where the Fallen Find Fame

Kurdish Syria, Where the Fallen Find Fame

Masoon Keno, left, and his brother Muhammad tended to graves in the section of the cemetery in Kobani, Syria, reserved for war dead. Their niece and nephew were militia fighters and are buried there.

German Hard-Liners Want to Close Borders, Threatening Merkel Coalition

German Hard-Liners Want to Close Borders, Threatening Merkel Coalition

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer of Germany left, is leading a mutiny inside Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc that could bring down the governing coalition and the chancellor herself.

Facebook Fueled Anti-Refugee Attacks in Germany, New Research Suggests

Facebook Fueled Anti-Refugee Attacks in Germany, New Research Suggests

A Syrian refugee at her apartment in Altena, Germany, in July 2018.

Jair Bolsonaro Sworn In as Brazil’s President, Cementing Rightward Shift

Jair Bolsonaro Sworn In as Brazil’s President, Cementing Rightward Shift

Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, addressing the crowd in Brasília, the capital, on Tuesday. Mr. Bolsonaro declared that his inauguration was the day Brazilians were “being freed from socialism.”

Italy’s Populists Offer Giuseppe Conte for Prime Minister; N.Y.U. Claim in Question

Italy’s Populists Offer Giuseppe Conte for Prime Minister; N.Y.U. Claim in Question

Giuseppe Conte in Rome, before the Italian elections this spring.

Offered Free Tickets for ‘Schindler’s List,’ Germany’s Far Right Sees a Provocation

Offered Free Tickets for ‘Schindler’s List,’ Germany’s Far Right Sees a Provocation

Twenty-five years after its initial theatrical release, “Schindler’s List” is still a complex depiction of Nazi horrors. Its director, Steven Spielberg, hopes to provoke discussion by showing it again worldwide.

In the Philippines, Dynamite Fishing Decimates Entire Ocean Food Chains

In the Philippines, Dynamite Fishing Decimates Entire Ocean Food Chains

Preparing the homemade bombs used for illegal fishing. Dynamite fishing destroys both the food chain and the corals where the fish nest and grow.

For Survivors of Aleppo Siege, the News From Syria Is Especially Painful

For Survivors of Aleppo Siege, the News From Syria Is Especially Painful

Many civilians and rebels have been forced to flee from what was one of the few remaining rebel-held pockets in Eastern Ghouta, Syria.

Trump Orders Pentagon to Consider Reducing U.S. Forces in South Korea

Trump Orders Pentagon to Consider Reducing U.S. Forces in South Korea

American troops training in South Korea last year. President Trump has argued that the United States isn’t adequately compensated for the cost of maintaining 28,500 soldiers on the peninsula.

Taiwan Plans Sculpture Honoring Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel-Winning Activist

Taiwan Plans Sculpture Honoring Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel-Winning Activist

Mourning the democracy advocate Liu Xiaobo in Taipei, Taiwan, last July.

Despite U.N. Cease-Fire, Syrian Forces Begin New Attacks in Rebel-Held Enclave

Despite U.N. Cease-Fire, Syrian Forces Begin New Attacks in Rebel-Held Enclave

The Syrian government began new air strikes on Sunday in the Syrian rebel-held town of Douma, in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus.

Russians Offered Business Deals to Brexit’s Biggest Backer

Russians Offered Business Deals to Brexit’s Biggest Backer

Arron Banks, center, a British financier who bankrolled the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, in London, this month.


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