Challenging the Afghan State, a Cornered Strongman Tries to Ascend

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:36
Atta Muhammad Noor, who has ruled his resource-rich province like a king, is refusing to leave despite being fired by country’s president last month.

Knife Attack at Russian School Leaves at Least 12 Wounded

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:27
Two masked teenagers broke into a fourth-grade classroom in Perm, the latest in a series of assaults that have prompted a debate about school security.

A Blot on Ireland’s Past, Facing Demolition

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:54
Should the last of the church-run Magdalene Laundries for “fallen women” be razed, or should the building in Dublin be saved as a memorial to those who suffered?

Victoria Beckham Draws Uproar Over Superthin Model in Ad Campaign

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:38
The fashion designer and former Spice Girl came under fire for the glossy image of a waiflike Lithuanian model in an advertisement for her eyewear line.

Lesotho Diamond Weighs More Than a Baseball

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:33
The stone, the world’s fifth-biggest, is a glittering giant weighing 910 carats, or 6.4 ounces, and is probably worth tens of millions of dollars.

Airbus A380, Once the Future of Aviation, May Cease Production

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:15
The world’s largest passenger aircraft may no longer be manufactured if its only major customer, Emirates, does not order any more.

Suicide Bombs in Baghdad Kill Dozens, Puncturing Newfound Sense of Hope

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:48
The carnage in Tayaran Square came just months after Iraqi security forces successfully fought grueling battles against the Islamic State, allowing residents to live relatively free of fear.

Philippines Shuts Down News Site Critical of Rodrigo Duterte

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:03
The outlet, Rappler, known for confronting the president, was said to have broken ownership rules, but industry groups saw an attack on press freedom.

Catherine Deneuve Apologizes to Victims after Denouncing #MeToo

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:16
“I fraternally salute all women victims of odious acts,” the French actress said, while adding that she stood by her previous statement.

Double Suicide Bombing in Baghdad Kills at Least 38 People

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:27
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a busy street market in central Baghdad on Monday, in back-to-back explosions that killed at least 38 people, Iraqi health and police officials said.

The Guardian, Britain’s Left-Wing News Power, Goes Tabloid

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:17
The British newspaper won a Pulitzer in 2014 and aggressively expanded overseas. But it has had to cut costs as it tries to stem heavy losses.

Indonesian Stock Exchange Balcony Collapses

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:30
The authorities in Jakarta were trying to determine the extent of the injuries after the balcony collapsed in the middle of the workday, sending people fleeing.

Abbas Calls Oslo Accords Dead and Blasts U.S.: ‘Damn Your Money!’

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 02:24
The Palestinian Authority leader assailed the Trump administration over its handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, vowing to reject American leadership of any peace talks.

Liberia President’s Ouster by Party May Raise Questions Over Her Legacy

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 00:33
Senior members of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Unity Party accused her of supporting the opposition candidate George Weah, who is now president-elect.

In Iran, Protester ‘Suicides’ Stir Anger and Calls for Accountability

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 00:02
A willingness by members of Iran’s mainstream society to dispute official versions of protester deaths suggest that the fallout may be just beginning.

Tunisia’s Government Pledges Improvements After Protests

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 23:56
Officials promised to better the daily lives of Tunisians, but protesters and government opponents voiced skepticism.

In Czech Election, a Choice Between Leaning East or West

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 23:01
A presidential vote will help decide whether the Czech Republic continues to be drawn east toward Russia and China or fully re-embraces the European Union.

Australia Diary: There Are Poets Among Us

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 19:00
Our readers riff and rhyme on nature, from sand and flowers to a first autumn moon.

1 Dead as Earthquake Strikes Peru

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 18:43
The authorities walked back statements that a second person had died and 17 were missing in a mine, signs that the toll may not be as stark as previously feared.

A Heart-Stopping Skid in Turkey

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 17:42
A passenger plane trying to land at an airport in the northeast coastal city of Trabzon, Turkey, made a heart-stopping skid off a runway, ending up feet from the Black Sea.