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Indonesia Clamps Down on Simmering Independence Effort in Papua

Indonesia Clamps Down on Simmering Independence Effort in Papua

A Papuan activist during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, last year. Indonesia, despite its transition in 1999 to democracy from authoritarian rule, continues to be criticized for the plight of its easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua.

Israel Moves to Expel Africans. Critics Say That’s Not Jewish.

Israel Moves to Expel Africans. Critics Say That’s Not Jewish.

African migrants at the Rwandan embassy last month protesting the Israeli government’s plan to deport African asylum-seekers.

Stung by a Boy’s Suffering, U.K. Reviews Medical Marijuana Rules

Stung by a Boy’s Suffering, U.K. Reviews Medical Marijuana Rules

Billy Caldwell with his mother, Charlotte. The boy suffers epileptic seizures that can last for hours.

British Banks Will Have to Cut Ties to Sanctioned Oligarchs, U.S. Says

British Banks Will Have to Cut Ties to Sanctioned Oligarchs, U.S. Says

London has for decades served as a haven for Russia’s wealthiest families. Russian investors own swaths of high-end real estate there.

Mao as Object of Steamy Desire? It’s Riling Up Some in China

Mao as Object of Steamy Desire? It’s Riling Up Some in China

A portrait of Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Square in Beijing. More than four decades after his death, Chinese society has not fully come to terms with his legacy.

American Accused of Being ISIS Fighter in Syria Faces Prosecution in U.S.

American Accused of Being ISIS Fighter in Syria Faces Prosecution in U.S.

Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces in May. The militia captured an American citizen said to have been fighting for the Islamic State.

Russians Brave Icy Temperatures to Protest Putin and Election

Russians Brave Icy Temperatures to Protest Putin and Election

Protesters on Sunday in Moscow, where rallies called by the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny were banned. “You have your own life at stake,” Mr. Navalny said in a recorded message.

Imran Khan’s Rivals in Pakistan Face Another Big Loss

Imran Khan’s Rivals in Pakistan Face Another Big Loss

Imran Khan, leader of the Pakistan Movement for Justice, after voting in Islamabad last Wednesday. Though his party won the election, he still needs help forming a majority coalition.

Trump Presses NATO on Military Spending, but Signs Its Criticism of Russia

Trump Presses NATO on Military Spending, but Signs Its Criticism of Russia

President Trump with the NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, at the American Embassy in Brussels ahead of the NATO summit meeting on Wednesday.

Europeans in Iran Bitterly Denounce the U.S. as ‘Caesar’ Amid New Sanctions

Europeans in Iran Bitterly Denounce the U.S. as ‘Caesar’ Amid New Sanctions

A large billboard in Tehran for Barbican nonalcoholic beer, from Saudi Arabia, Iran’s regional rival.

Israel Offers African Migrants a Choice: Ticket Out or Jail

Israel Offers African Migrants a Choice: Ticket Out or Jail

Eritrean refugees on Wednesday outside the Holot detention center near Nitzana, in the Negev Desert along Israel’s border with Egypt.

Treaty to Formally End Korean War Is Being Discussed, South Confirms

Treaty to Formally End Korean War Is Being Discussed, South Confirms

Chung Eui-yong, second from left, the South Korean president’s national security adviser, visiting Washington last week.

Egypt’s Soccer Star Aims for a New Goal: Humbling His Own Bosses

Egypt’s Soccer Star Aims for a New Goal: Humbling His Own Bosses

The soccer star Mohamed Salah, arguably the most popular man in Egypt, has accused his nation’s soccer association of mismanagement and incompetence.

From Thai Jail, Sex Coaches Say They Want to Trade U.S.-Russia Secrets for Safety

From Thai Jail, Sex Coaches Say They Want to Trade U.S.-Russia Secrets for Safety

Alexander Kirillov and Anastasia Vashukevich in Bangkok, where they claim to be targets of a covert Russian effort to silence them for what they know about meddling in the 2016 election in the United States.

Cross-Border Clashes in Kashmir Leave 7 Soldiers Dead

Cross-Border Clashes in Kashmir Leave 7 Soldiers Dead

The funeral of a suspected Pakistan-based militant, who according to the local news media was killed in a gun battle with Indian security forces, in Kashmir on Tuesday.


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