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Israel Aids Evacuation From Syria of Hundreds of ‘White Helmets’ and Families

Israel Aids Evacuation From Syria of Hundreds of ‘White Helmets’ and Families

Volunteer emergency workers known as the White Helmets working in Douma, Syria, after airstrikes in 2016.

Scott Morrison Is a New Kind of Australian Prime Minister: An Evangelical Christian

Scott Morrison Is a New Kind of Australian Prime Minister: An Evangelical Christian

Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia with his wife, Jenny, and daughters after being sworn in on Friday. Mr. Morrison speaks openly about his evangelical faith.

‘There’s No Law’: Political Crisis Sends Nicaraguans Fleeing

‘There’s No Law’: Political Crisis Sends Nicaraguans Fleeing

Part of the line outside the passport office in Managua, the Nicaraguan capital, on a recent Saturday.

In Lebanon Town, Refugees and Locals Agree on 1 Thing: Time for Syrians to Go

In Lebanon Town, Refugees and Locals Agree on 1 Thing: Time for Syrians to Go

A Syrian refugee who has lived in Arsal for five years checks a water tank. Syrians have outnumbered local residents in Arsal four to one.

Unscripted Moments Steal the Show at Trump-Kim Singapore Summit

Unscripted Moments Steal the Show at Trump-Kim Singapore Summit

President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, on Tuesday, after their lunch on Sentosa Island in Singapore.

For Europe, Cutting the Flow of Migrants Challenges Basic Ideals

For Europe, Cutting the Flow of Migrants Challenges Basic Ideals

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria took office last year as part of a wave of populist leaders propelled to power on anti-migration platforms.

Muslim Job Applicant Who Refused Handshake Wins Discrimination Case in Sweden

Muslim Job Applicant Who Refused Handshake Wins Discrimination Case in Sweden

Farah Alhajeh said that she greeted men and women the same way in mixed company, by bringing her hand to her chest. “We live in a society where you have to treat women and men the same,” she said. “I know that because I am Swedish.”

Trump-Kim Summit Creates New Anxieties for Asian Allies

Trump-Kim Summit Creates New Anxieties for Asian Allies

American sailors during a joint exercise by the militaries of the United States and South Korea off the coast of Pohang, South Korea, in 2017.

Laughter, Then Horror, as Flames Engulfed Upscale Mumbai Restaurants

Laughter, Then Horror, as Flames Engulfed Upscale Mumbai Restaurants

The fire in Mumbai, India, on Friday destroyed two restaurants and left at least 14 people dead.

Will Tourism Ruin the Rainbow Mountain of Peru?

Will Tourism Ruin the Rainbow Mountain of Peru?

The Rainbow Mountain in southeastern Peru has become a must-see attraction. But environmentalists fear damage to the remote landscape.

Same-Sex Couples Entitled to Equal Visa Rights, Hong Kong Court Says

Same-Sex Couples Entitled to Equal Visa Rights, Hong Kong Court Says

A gay pride parade in Hong Kong in 2015. A recent survey found rising support in the city for same-sex marriage.

Indonesia’s Crackdown on Gay Men Moves From Bars Into the Home

Indonesia’s Crackdown on Gay Men Moves From Bars Into the Home

Steven Handoko in 2013, during a family trip to Singapore. Detained in a raid on a gay sauna in North Jakarta in May, Mr. Handoko, 25, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison by an Indonesian court.

A Cage Fighter With a Soft Touch for Hard-Core Jihadists

A Cage Fighter With a Soft Touch for Hard-Core Jihadists

Usman Raja at the Fight Science gym in Aldershot, England. Over the last eight years, Mr. Raja, a former cage fighter, has helped reintegrate more than 50 released prisoners convicted of terrorism offenses.

Russia Blocks Aleksei Navalny’s Website, After His Inquiry Into an Oligarch

Russia Blocks Aleksei Navalny’s Website, After His Inquiry Into an Oligarch

The Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny outside the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, last month. The Russian government blocked his website this week.

Blind and Graying, Dragon Boat Paddlers ‘Challenge the Impossible’

Blind and Graying, Dragon Boat Paddlers ‘Challenge the Impossible’

Training by members of the Darkness Fighters, Hong Kong’s only dragon boat team composed of visually impaired paddlers and their sighted coaches.

With Demise of Nuclear Deal, Iran’s Foes See an Opportunity. Others See Risk of War.

With Demise of Nuclear Deal, Iran’s Foes See an Opportunity. Others See Risk of War.

The Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, gave a televised speech to supporters this month in Baalbek, Lebanon. Iran has used Hezbollah to project power in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and elsewhere.


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