(Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
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Biden’s Saudi Arabia problem

The White House has embarked on a "recalibration" of ties with Saudi Arabia. But some critics and allies say that's not enough.

El Salvador’s leader looks to consolidate power in miderm vote; critics fear rising authoritarianism

Popular at home, Bukele could test the Biden administration’s democracy policies in Central America.

Myanmar security forces open fire on protesters, killing at least 18, according to U.N.

The scenes turned Yangon into a battleground as the military moved to crush resistance to the coup.
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Israel’s ahead-of-the-world vaccine rollout offers hope for countries lagging behind

A flurry of studies confirms the effectiveness and safety of mass inoculation.

Huawei executive Meng to argue Trump ‘poisoned’ her extradition case

The former president said he would “certainly intervene” if he thought it might help broker a trade deal with China.

Israel expands probe into the oil spill endangering its shoreline

The oil slick, believed to have occurred earlier in February, has caused the death of at least one fin whale and six baby sea turtles

With new mass detentions, every prominent Hong Kong activist is either in jail or exile

More than 40 were charged under the national security law on Sunday, the widest use of the draconian measure to date. All face life in prison.

Libya risks losing control of its destiny as planeloads of fighters and arms flood the country

Libyans ousted a dictator, but an ensuing civil war has drawn in Russia, Turkey and others with a thirst for control.

FAQ: What Biden did — and didn’t do — after U.S. report on Khashoggi’s killing by Saudi agents

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that the U.S. will not impose any direct punishment on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

They dream of reaching America. Their forced service in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard locks them out.

The Trump administration designated the IRGC as terrorists. Its ranks are filled with military conscripts.

After dissident vanishes in Canada, Saudi exiles fear they are in jeopardy

Ahmed Abdullah al-Harbi resurfaced in Saudi Arabia after telling other activists he’d revealed their names to Saudi authorities.

Inside Russia’s mass arrests: Claims of beatings, threats and ‘war’ against rights monitors

More than 11,000 people were arrested during protests for jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Their stories are starting to emerge.

Somalia’s politicians strike a last-minute deal, but fears of conflict remain high

An agreement to postpone anti-government protests did not yield a new election date.

What to know about Jamal Khashoggi as the U.S. releases intelligence report on his killing

A U.S. intelligence report made public Friday implicates Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the 2018 killing of the Washington Post contributing columnist.

Mexico eases coronavirus restrictions in popular tourist cities ahead of spring break

Hotels, restaurants, shops and more will operate at 60 percent capacity beginning next week.

Tourists are welcome in Oaxaca, Mexico. Their increasingly bad behavior is not.

“I would say, yes, come, the nice weather is here. But be responsible."

Nigeria confronts second mass kidnapping of schoolchildren in nine days after 317 girls vanish

No one has asserted responsibility for the latest attack in the country’s north.

Prince Harry defends his public service and the queen urges Brits to get their covid jabs, in dueling royal interviews

The back-to-back TV appearances came as the Sussexes and the palace continue to hash out their differences.

U.K. Supreme Court rules woman who joined Islamic State as teen cannot return to Britain

“The right to a fair hearing does not trump all other considerations, such as the safety of the public,” the court said in a statement.

Russian diplomats had to ride a hand-power railcar out of North Korea due to covid restrictions

North Korea, in a bid to shield itself and its poor health infrastructure from the pandemic, has halted all train and air transport to neighboring countries.
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China said to speed up move to more survivable nuclear force

China appears to be moving faster toward a capability to launch its newer nuclear missiles from underground silos
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Report: US wasted billions on cars, buildings in Afghanistan

A report released by the U.S. government’s Afghanistan watchdog has found that America has wasted billions of dollars in the war-torn country on buildings and vehicles that were either abandoned or destroyed
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Moon: South Korea, Japan must look to future to improve ties

South Korea’s president says his government is eager for talks with Japan to improve relations following years of bitter feuding over historical grievances, adding that those unresolved issues should not stand in the way of developing “future-oriented” ties
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El Salvador vote could strengthen president’s rule

People in El Salvador are voting in legislative and mayoral elections that are seen as a referendum on whether to break the congressional deadlock that has tied the hands of upstart populist President Nayib Bukele
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Suga’s PR chief resigns after meal tied to Japan broadcaster

The public relations chief for Japan’s prime minister has resigned after she acknowledged she had a $700 dinner paid for by a broadcaster
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