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It was the deadliest attack in Afghanistan in months even while government peace talks with Taliban are supposed to be underway.

Japan and South Korea see surge of suicides among young women, raising new questions about pandemic stress

There are no comprehensive studies of suicide rates and lockdowns, but the data from East Asia has added to the debate.

Iraq fears Trump’s final weeks could see confrontation between U.S. and Iran

Provocative actions by Iran-linked militias, U.S. forces or the Iraqi government could spark an unintended clash.

What’s reopened and what’s still restricted in 16 cities around the world

Post correspondents and contributors check on the progress of reopening from lockdowns in cities across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
President Hassan Rouhani linked the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh to Trump’s departure, saying the “pressure era is coming to an end.”
Heavy shelling hit Mekele and troops entered the city. But communications remained blocked and claims of battlefield gains were impossible to verify.
Amid the pandemic, the Vatican’s ceremony to elevate new cardinals had less pomp and more rules.
"The government is paying me cash for my salary because I don’t have a bank account," Lam said Friday.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was seen as a key figure in Iran’s former covert efforts to develop an atomic weapon.
The president-elect plans to re-engage with Havana and focus on Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis. He’ll need to do a delicate dance.
Even in death, there remains an air of mystery surrounding the scientist and what effect his killing will have on Iran.
The Danish government admits that some minks improperly killed because of covid-19 fears were not safely buried, either.
If approved, it would be the first such quarantine-free travel corridor between the United States and Europe.
Parliament is known as the place where the sausage is made, but Friday’s antics took the process to a whole new level.
In Trump’s final weeks, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey have signaled the continuation of harsh measures against dissidents.
The dictator is “taking irrational actions,” ordering harsh lockdowns and allowing at least two executions, a South Korean lawmaker said, citing an intelligence briefing.
Officials say uncertainty still surrounds the plans to bring troop numbers from roughly 5,000 to 2,500 by Jan. 15.
Beijing imposed tariffs of up to 200 percent on Australian wine, escalating a dispute that its officials have made clear is over unmet political demands.
Father Isaiah was tortured and wrongfully convicted of killing his bishop, the monk’s lawyers say.
Some public health officials question the effectiveness and the expense.
Femicides are on pace this year for another record. Activists say the government is ignoring a crisis.
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