Moscow protest spreads wide after police block original plan

January 31, 2021

The Moscow police plan to stifle an opposition protest by clamping down on the center of the city has backfired…

Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels attack hotel in the capital city

January 31, 2021

Somalia’s police say a hotel in the capital has been hit by an explosion and an attack by gunmen…

Cyclone causes flooding in Fiji, kills 1 with 5 more missing

January 31, 2021

A cyclone caused flooding as it crossed Fiji, requiring rescues of residents and sending thousands of people into shelters in the Pacific archipelago…

Myanmar military seizes power in coup after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi

January 31, 2021

Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other leaders were detained in predawn raids, as the army declared a state of emergency.…

Thousands join in Jerusalem funerals, flout pandemic rules

January 31, 2021

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis have participated in a pair of funerals for two prominent rabbis in Jerusalem, flouting the country’s ban on large public gatherings amid the pandemic…

Afghan negotiating team warns Taliban it must resume talks

January 31, 2021

A member of the Afghan government’s peace negotiating team is warning the Taliban that if they don’t resume peace talks in Qatar soon, the government could recall the team before a deal is reached…

Charity in Egypt is an oasis of care amid misery of the pandemic

January 31, 2021

The Mersal Foundation has helped thousands of poor Egyptians grappling with the coronavirus and is a trusted voice for information on the outbreak.…

Somaliland’s quest for recognition passes through its ancient caves

January 31, 2021

Leaders in the breakaway region of Somalia say the international community faces a stark choice: recognize their independence, or see invaluable history of humankind disappear.…

Separated at the border, reunited, then separated again: For migrant families, another trauma

January 31, 2021

Re-separated families are among the challenges confronting the Biden administration as it tries to reunite parents and children.…

Russia cracks down on Navalny protests, locking down city centers and arresting thousands

January 31, 2021

Turnout in most cities was lower than last week’s, but arrests nationwide were up.…

WHO teams visits Wuhan food market in search of virus clues

January 30, 2021

A World Health Organization team looking into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic has visited the food market in the Chinese city of Wuhan that was linked to many early infections…

Ethiopia says Tigray back to normal; witnesses disagree

January 30, 2021

Ethiopia’s government is privately telling Biden administration staffers that its embattled Tigray region has returned to normalcy while new witness accounts describe terrified residents hiding in bullet-marked homes and a vast rural area where effects of the fighting and food shortages are not yet known…

Biden faces calls to secure release of US man in Afghanistan

January 30, 2021

Relatives and supporters of an American contractor who was abducted a year ago in Afghanistan and is believed to be in the custody of a Taliban-linked militant group are pressing the new Biden administration to bring him home…

Trump parts with impeachment lawyers a week before trial

January 30, 2021

Former President Donald Trump has parted ways with his lead impeachment lawyers just over a week before his trial…

As France’s coronavirus vaccine efforts flounder, some see an emblem of national decline

January 30, 2021

The setbacks have prompted debate about what’s to blame, including inadequate research funding and competitiveness.…

Ethiopia says Tigray back to ‘normalcy;’ witnesses disagree.

January 30, 2021

Ethiopia’s government is privately telling Biden administration staffers that its embattled Tigray region has “returned to normalcy,” while new witness accounts describe terrified Tigray residents hiding in bullet-marked homes and a vast rural area where effects of the fighting and food shortages are not yet known…

While Biden pushes to reopen schools, Europe moves in the opposite direction

January 30, 2021

Arrival of the U.K. variant has led to school closings in countries that had prioritized keeping students in class.…

Ukraine stayed quiet during Trump-era pressures. Now it’s sharing some Giuliani tales.

January 30, 2021

Officials in Kyiv look to pack away the uneasy memories of the Trump campaign’s dirt digging.…

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine news welcomed in South Africa

January 30, 2021

News that the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine has shown about 60% efficacy on HIV-positive patients and that it seems to work against the variant of the virus now dominant in South Africa is being welcomed with relief in the country…

Time running out on Somalia’s troubled vote as citizens express frustration

January 30, 2021

Two regional states refuse to take part in the national election, whose mandates will expire on Feb. 8.…

Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against Modi

January 30, 2021

Indian farmers and their leaders spearheading a more than two-month-long protest against agriculture laws have begun a daylong hunger strike amid growing fury against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government…

Vaccine rollout faces challenges in France’s poorest region

January 30, 2021

Many people lining up for vaccines in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis are particularly grateful for the injections…

Saudi Arabia has been scrubbing its textbooks of anti-Semitic and misogynistic passages

January 30, 2021

But the curriculum, long criticized for promoting extremism and intolerance, still includes some offensive material.…

UN urges countries to repatriate 27,000 children from Syria

January 30, 2021

The U.N. counterterrorism chief is urging countries to repatriate the 27,000 children stranded in a massive camp in northeastern Syria…

Board: Puerto Rico pays millions in salary to non-workers

January 29, 2021

A federal board has revealed that Puerto Rico’s government paid more than $28 million in salaries in recent months to people who no longer work for the U.S. territory’s Education Department, even after authorities last year flagged the practice as a problem…

Bangladesh sends 3rd group of Rohingya refugees to island

January 29, 2021

Authorities in Bangladesh have sent a third group of Rohingya refugees to a newly developed island in the Bay of Bengal despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process…

World leaders pledge a ‘great reset’ after the pandemic

January 29, 2021

Many global elites now reject the tenets of neoliberalism.…

What to know about Navalny’s protest movement in Russia — and why it unnerves Putin

January 29, 2021

Since 2012, Vladimir Putin’s regime keeps getting tougher in trying to crush the president’s opponents. The protesters keep on coming back.…

Thousands left homeless by storms, floods in Syria’s Idlib

January 29, 2021

The U.N. says a rainstorm hitting the last rebel stronghold in northwestern Syria has killed one child and destroyed hundreds of tents, leaving tens of thousands of internally displaced people homeless…

Canada to quarantine travelers, suspend flights south

January 29, 2021

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is announcing stricter restrictions on travelers response to new, likely more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus…

E.U. authorizes Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for all adults

January 29, 2021

There have been concerns about limited data on its efficacy among people over 65.…

Biden to visit wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital

January 29, 2021

President Joe Biden is making his first major foray outside the White House, to visit wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital, just outside Washington…

Taliban visit Moscow, voice hope US will honor peace deal

January 29, 2021

The Taliban say after a round of talks in Moscow that they expect the United States to honor its pledge to withdraw all of its troops from Afghanistan by May…

Central African Republic suspect appears at ICC hearing

January 29, 2021

An alleged commander in a mainly Muslim rebel group from Central African Republic has appeared before an International Criminal Court judge for the first time since being arrested to face allegations of crimes against humanity and war crimes…

South Africa OKs limited use of parasite drug for COVID-19

January 29, 2021

South Africa is allowing the limited use of a tropical disease medicine to treat COVID-19…

China to stop recognizing special U.K. passports for Hong Kongers as Britain opens door

January 29, 2021

Tens of thousands of people are expected to take up the offer to escape Beijing’s crackdown on freedoms.…

EXPLAINER: What’s next if Pakistan frees man in Pearl murder

January 29, 2021

Pakistan is scrambling to manage the fallout from a decision by its Supreme Court to free the Pakistani-British man accused in the 2002 beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl…

Canada to quarantine travelers, suspend flights south

January 29, 2021

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is announcing stricter restrictions on travelers in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus…

In Russia’s messaging battle, the opposition lights up social media. Putin’s allies plod along on state TV.

January 29, 2021

Russian youths grew up under Putin. Now, energized by TikTok and Instagram, they are protesting his rule.…

Guinea worm closer to eradication as cases halve in a year

January 29, 2021

A new report says just over two dozen people in the world are infected with Guinea worm, and community programs are close to eradicating the disease in which a meter-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person’s skin…

Tense calm in northern Lebanese city after violent clashes

January 29, 2021

A cautious calm prevails in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli after a violent night that saw rioters set fire to several buildings…

Brazil neighbors limit travel to halt virus strain’s spread

January 29, 2021

Brazil’s neighbors have started restricting international travel amid concern about the spread of a new coronavirus variant that experts say may be more contagious and driving a second wave of infections…

China had a head start on coronavirus vaccinations. It’s now falling behind the West.

January 29, 2021

As it prioritizes vaccine exports, the country may miss reaching herd immunity at home this year.…

Morocco starts vaccinating medics en masse against virus

January 29, 2021

Scores of Moroccan health workers streamed to a spacious white tent erected outside the Avicenne University Hospital in the capital Rabat to get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines…

Fugitive Pakistani militant killed by bomb in Afghanistan

January 29, 2021

An Afghan official says a fugitive militant leader from Pakistan has been killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan…

UAE calls for urgent diplomacy to end conflict in Libya

January 29, 2021

The United Arab Emirates is calling for an urgent renewal of diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Libya…

EXPLAINER: Behind the Kremlin’s response to Navalny rallies

January 29, 2021

Russian authorities are clearly rattled by nationwide protests over jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny…

Gunnel Lindblom, sensual star of Ingmar Bergman’s ‘The Silence,’ dies at 89

January 29, 2021

The Swedish actress appeared in many Bergman films, including “The Seventh Seal” and “The Virgin Spring,” and had a long stage career. She also directed plays and movies.…

Out of sight, cleaners perform critical work in COVID ICUs

January 29, 2021

The workers who clean coronavirus intensive care units say that their work has been overlooked since the pandemic began…