world | Page 2


A 10-Minute Trial, a Death Sentence: Iraqi Justice for ISIS Suspects

A 10-Minute Trial, a Death Sentence: Iraqi Justice for ISIS Suspects

People fleeing clashes between Iraqi security forces and the Islamic State in Mosul last year. Iraq captured thousands of fighters, functionaries and their families in the battle with the Islamic State.

Cutting Into Afghan Patronage: A Struggle to Make Government Younger

Cutting Into Afghan Patronage: A Struggle to Make Government Younger

Job applicants waited for interviews last month at the Civil Service Commission in Kabul.

American ISIS Member Caught on Syrian Battlefield, Militia Says

American ISIS Member Caught on Syrian Battlefield, Militia Says

The Syrian Democratic Forces in Hajin last month. The militia says it captured two Americans in an operation targeting the Islamic State’s last pocket of control in northern Syria.

Tiny, Wealthy Qatar Goes Its Own Way, and Pays for It

Tiny, Wealthy Qatar Goes Its Own Way, and Pays for It

In a few dizzying decades, gas exports have made Qatar very rich, very fast.

Dozens of Russians Are Believed Killed in U.S.-Backed Syria Attack

Dozens of Russians Are Believed Killed in U.S.-Backed Syria Attack

American special forces in Manbij, Syria, near the border with Turkey, this month.

Green Slime on the Taj Mahal? Court Blames Slow, Botched Cleanup

Green Slime on the Taj Mahal? Court Blames Slow, Botched Cleanup

The exterior of the Taj Mahal in northern India has been deteriorating for years. Officials overseeing a restoration project blame insect slime and pollution.

The Rohingya Suffer Real Horrors. So Why Are Some of Their Stories Untrue?

The Rohingya Suffer Real Horrors. So Why Are Some of Their Stories Untrue?

A Rohingya child in her family’s tent at dusk in the Kutupalong camp in November.

A One-Eyed Québécois ‘Rambo’ Captures Imaginations in Canada

A One-Eyed Québécois ‘Rambo’ Captures Imaginations in Canada

Léo Major during his service in the Canadian Army in World War II.

As Austerity Helps Bankrupt an English County, Even Conservatives Mutiny

As Austerity Helps Bankrupt an English County, Even Conservatives Mutiny

Higham Ferrers is one of the towns that will be affected by the de-facto bankruptcy of the Conservative-led Northamptonshire County Council, in England.

Duterte Threatens to Dethrone the Jeepney as King of Filipino Roads

Duterte Threatens to Dethrone the Jeepney as King of Filipino Roads

Jeepneys, patterned after World War II-era American jeeps and painted in brash designs, are a staple of Manila’s packed, polluted streets.

Liu Xia, Detained Widow of Nobel Peace Laureate, Leaves China

Liu Xia, Detained Widow of Nobel Peace Laureate, Leaves China

Liu Xia, the widow of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo, at her home in Beijing in 2012.

North Korea Presses Demand for End of War Amid Talk of Pompeo Visit

North Korea Presses Demand for End of War Amid Talk of Pompeo Visit

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from left, was met by Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and other North Korean officials at the airport in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, last month.

Imran Khan Warms to Pakistan’s Military. His Political Fortunes Rise.

Imran Khan Warms to Pakistan’s Military. His Political Fortunes Rise.

Supporters of Imran Khan at a rally in Lahore, Pakistan. With general elections expected in July, Mr. Khan is vying to lead the next government.

Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s Leader, Opts Not to Deliver U.N. Speech

Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s Leader, Opts Not to Deliver U.N. Speech

President Nicolás Maduro in Porlamar, Venezuela, on Saturday.

Erdogan to Turkey: The West Is Waging ‘Economic War’

Erdogan to Turkey: The West Is Waging ‘Economic War’

Since his re-election in June to a newly powerful presidency, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become the dominant communicator of his government to Turkey’s 81 million people.

Why Free a Serial Rapist? In the U.K., the Answer Is a Secret

Why Free a Serial Rapist? In the U.K., the Answer Is a Secret

John Worboys was convicted in 2009 of 19 offences linked to attacks on 12 women. But investigators, and later a High Court judge, said he had well over 100 victims.


© 2020 US News. All Rights Reserved.