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Mosul Journal: After Fall of ISIS, Iraq’s Second-Largest City Picks Up the Pieces
11 Dec 2017 - The battle to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul left much of the city in ruins. Now, residents are pulling together to rebuild.
Harassment All Around, Afghan Women Weigh Risks of Speaking Out
10 Dec 2017 - Watching the “Me, Too” campaign, some Afghan women are more willing to talk about assaults. But the danger to their lives if they do has not diminished.
Protests in Lebanon Near U.S. Embassy After Trump’s Jerusalem Decision
10 Dec 2017 - Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of protesters outside the embassy near Beirut.
As Venezuela Opposition Shuns Vote, Leader’s Party Tightens Grip on Power
11 Dec 2017 - President Nicolás Maduro hailed victories in municipal elections that many voters deemed a foregone conclusion.
How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale
11 Dec 2017 - When the Islamic State seized territory in Iraq and Syria, it had the time and space to industrialize advanced weapons manufacturing. The results included explosive space heaters and chemical rockets.
In a Blow to Hamas, Israel Destroys Tunnel From Gaza
10 Dec 2017 - The military action came amid simmering tensions over President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration, injecting another layer of uncertainty in the area.
Net Neutrality’s Holes in Europe May Offer Peek at Future in U.S.
10 Dec 2017 - Telecom operators have been pushing boundaries in Europe, where loopholes have left net neutrality regulations weaker than intended.
Three Arrested After Firebomb Attack on Swedish Synagogue
10 Dec 2017 - No one was injured after a masked gang tossed Molotov cocktails at the building in Gothenburg, but three men were held on suspicion of arson.
Boris Johnson Leaves Iran With Fate of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Unclear
10 Dec 2017 - After the British foreign minister met with President Hassan Rouhani and expressed concern about the detained British-Iranian national, her husband said he felt renewed hope.
Pentagon Foresees at Least Two More Years of Combat in Somalia
10 Dec 2017 - In a proposal, the Defense Department is also seeking looser oversight of its operations in Somalia, where it doubled the number of airstrikes it carried out this year.
Max Clifford, Celebrity Publicist and Sex Offender, Dies After Collapsing in Prison
10 Dec 2017 - Mr. Clifford, once Britain’s highest-profile publicity agent, was serving an eight-year sentence for assaulting woman and girls as young as 15.
Jerusalem: It’s Tense, Crowded and Can Feel Like a Jail
09 Dec 2017 - For residents of Jerusalem, over which the world has been battling for thousands of years, everyday frictions can be draining on both sides of the Green Line.
The Interpreter: The Jerusalem Issue, Explained
10 Dec 2017 - What Mr. Trump’s announcement means for the city, the conflict and the world.
Macron Steps Into Middle East Role as U.S. Retreats
10 Dec 2017 - President Emmanuel Macron of France is carving out an ambitious and assertive global role, as many see the United States under President Trump abandoning leadership.
For Older Venezuelans, Fleeing Crisis Means ‘Starting From Zero,’ Even at 90
09 Dec 2017 - As a dire economy drives migration, Venezuelans in their retirement years are joining the exodus, a journey fraught with worries over health care, employment and leaving a country they love.
Iraq Prime Minister Declares Victory Over ISIS
10 Dec 2017 - Haider al-Abadi said, “Our forces fully control the Iraqi-Syrian border,” but analysts warned that it did not mean the end of the Islamic State threat.
In Indonesia, Women Begin to Fight ‘Epidemic’ of Street Harassment
09 Dec 2017 - Activist groups are springing up, and the first step, they say, is exposing the routine instances of groping and catcalling that have long gone unreported.
‘Merci, Johnny’: Hallyday Honored With Rock-Star Funeral (and Motorbikes)
09 Dec 2017 - Crowds lined the streets of the French capital to watch the singer’s funeral procession. “He was part of France,” President Emmanuel Macron said.
A North Korean Defector Is Spurned, for Decades, by South Korea
09 Dec 2017 - Kim Seok-cheol fled his home country three decades ago but is still struggling to become a citizen in the South.
Sanya Journal: Welcome to China’s Florida: Sun, Sand and Retired Snowbirds
09 Dec 2017 - Rising incomes allow China’s growing numbers of aging people to become snowbirds in the south — enjoying life post-retirement in a way previous generations never imagined.
Boris Johnson Presses Iran on Detained Britons
09 Dec 2017 - Britain’s foreign minister, on a three-nation tour, discussed the cases of those like Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is jailed on sedition charges in Iran.
Reza Zarrab Reveals a Plot to Kill Him, and Is Accused of Rape
10 Dec 2017 - The star witness in the trial over a billion-dollar scheme to violate United States sanctions on Iran said an inmate tried to kill him. Another inmate sued him on rape charges.
Hindu Man in India Kills a Muslim and Posts the Video
10 Dec 2017 - Video of the pickax killing — and the killer’s rants about Muslim men who lure Hindu girls — spread across India, reopening sectarian wounds.
In Syria’s Skies, Close Calls With Russian Warplanes
08 Dec 2017 - American air commanders complain that the Russians are flouting their agreements aimed at avoiding midair collisions.
They Fled Boko Haram, Only to Be Raped by Nigeria’s Security Forces
08 Dec 2017 - Thousands of women and girls have endured Boko Haram’s sexual violence. But Nigerian security forces have also preyed on the people they are assigned to protect.
Lost in Translation? Pope Ponders an Update to Lord’s Prayer
08 Dec 2017 - “Lead us not into temptation” is not quite right, Francis said. “Do not let us fall into temptation” might be more precise.
U.S. Faces Blunt Criticism at U.N. Over Jerusalem Decree
08 Dec 2017 - The denunciations on the 15-member United Nations Security Council left the United States isolated. But other than venting frustration, it is unclear what the council can do.
At Least 15 U.N. Peacekeepers Are Killed in Congo
08 Dec 2017 - The killings of peacekeepers from Tanzania on Thursday night was one of the deadliest assaults against the organization’s forces.
No Turkish President Had Gone to Greece in 65 Years. So Why Now?
08 Dec 2017 - A guide to what’s behind Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit, why it matters, and what might happen next.
North Korean Submarine Missile Threat Prompts U.S.-Led Military Drills
11 Dec 2017 - The joint exercises are in response to growing concerns that North Korea is making progress developing hard-to-detect submarine-launched missiles.
Passengers Face Hourslong Delays as Snowstorm Snarls Heathrow Airport
11 Dec 2017 - Passengers described scenes of confusion and frustration at Heathrow, one of the busiest airports in the world.
Corsican Nationalists Sweep Elections in Bid for More Autonomy From France
11 Dec 2017 - The nationalists are not seeking full independence — yet. The vote centered on issues such as amnesty for political prisoners and the recognition of Corsican as an official language.
Retro Report: From 200 Years Ago, a Lesson About Mass Killings
10 Dec 2017 - Historians say violent behavior that gave rise to the phrase “run amok” — and then subsided — can teach us about mass killings today.
Australia Diary: Australia Diary: Claim Your Onions
10 Dec 2017 - Nothing brings people together like a daily commute. Readers share their favorite transit memories.
U.S. Put 92 Somalis on a Deportation Flight, Then Brought Them Back
09 Dec 2017 - The Somalis boarded a flight to the war-torn country on Thursday, but the plane only made it as far as Senegal. Immigration officials cited logistical issues.
Responding to Rocket Fire, Israel Launches Airstrikes Into Gaza
09 Dec 2017 - The Israeli airstrikes killed two members of the Hamas militant group.
Trump’s Way: Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation
10 Dec 2017 - With Twitter as his Excalibur, the president takes on his doubters, powered by long spells of cable news and a dozen Diet Cokes. But if Mr. Trump has yet to bend the presidency to his will, he is at least wrestling it to a draw.
Terrorist Groups Vow Bloodshed over Jerusalem Decision. ISIS? Less So.
09 Dec 2017 - From Mali to Afghanistan, jihadists promised to retaliate over the decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. But ISIS took aim, instead, at them.
Mikheil Saakashvili, Ex-President of Georgia, Arrested in Ukraine, Again
09 Dec 2017 - The police seized Mr. Saakashvili in Kiev for a second time in a week amid a mounting feud with the Ukrainian president. This time they manage to hold on to him.
Saudi Arabia Disputes That Crown Prince Bought ‘Salvator Mundi’
09 Dec 2017 - Its embassy in Washington said the crown prince merely acted as an “intermediary purchaser” for Abu Dhabi. American officials say otherwise.
Wildfires, Puerto Rico, Star Wars: Your Friday Evening Briefing
09 Dec 2017 - Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Tillerson Criticizes Saudi Arabia, Citing Its Policies in Yemen and Lebanon
09 Dec 2017 - The Trump administration’s warm feelings toward the kingdom appear to have cooled considerably.
The Halifax Explosion and Au Revoir to Hi: The Canada Letter
08 Dec 2017 - This week’s Canada Letter looks at a film about the deaf community in Halifax when the city was hit by a massive explosion a century ago
F.B.I. Warned Hope Hicks About Emails From Russian Operatives
08 Dec 2017 - Top counterintelligence agents met with Ms. Hicks, one of President Trump’s closest advisers, to urge caution about Russian outreach efforts.
The Fallout From Trump’s Jerusalem Shift
08 Dec 2017 - What could go wrong in the aftermath of President Trump’s decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Environmentalists Ask: Is India’s Government Making Bad Air Worse?
09 Dec 2017 - As northern India is swallowed by an epic smog cloud, critics say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s business-friendly policies are exacerbating the problem.
Germany Inches Closer to a New, Old Government
08 Dec 2017 - The center-left Social Democrats will begin negotiating with Angela Merkel’s center-right leaders next week about joining another coalition.
The Polish Parliament Reshapes Courts, Drawing Criticism
08 Dec 2017 - Critics say the new legislation threatens judicial independence, and is little different from similar measures that were rejected last summer.