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Israel struggles to restore vaccine swap deal after Palestinians reject doses for being too old

Some 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine delivered to the West Bank on Friday are headed for the trash because of their imminent expiration.

Ethiopia’s historic election overshadowed by a cascade of crises and conflict

Ethiopia is set to hold a twice-delayed national election on Monday in what the government has heralded as a long-awaited emergence into multi-party democracy.

Death of famed Afghan commander in Taliban massacre highlights the country’s struggles and fears

Col. Sohrab Azimi was among 23 commandos killed as the insurgent group seeks to make gains with the U.S. military leaving the fight.

Iran’s new president Ebrahim Raisi consolidates hard-line grip as reformers pushed aside

Raisi has expressed a willingness to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, but his presidency marked a sharp departure from the Rouhani era.

What to know about Iran’s president-elect, Ebrahim Raisi

The 60-year-old hard-line cleric is a close confidant of Iran's supreme leader.

Video of police officer kneeling on neck of Black 14-year-old boy prompts outrage in Montreal

The 14-year-old, who has not been publicly identified because he is a minor, does not appear to have been physically harmed by the encounter. But his mother told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that he is now afraid to leave the house.

‘It’s my choice. It’s my life.’

Muslim women throughout France — teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, mothers — face challenges around their headscarves every day. Nine of them told The Post their stories.

After cease-fire, Israel and Hamas revert to calibrated routine of provocation and reprisal

Neither side seems eager to return to war or able to break the years-long cycle of hostilities.

Tied down and locked away: Harrowing tales emerge from Japan’s psychiatric patients

Lawsuits and studies cast light on wide use of physical restraints and long confinements in Japan’s vast mental health system.

Delta variant could become dominant strain in U.S. this summer, CDC head says

Full vaccination protects against the delta variant first found in India, Rochelle Walensky emphasized.

A dispirited electorate votes for president in Iran, where the result seems all but ensured

The front-runner is Ebrahim Raisi, a conservative cleric viewed as a protege and possible successor to Iran’s supreme leader.

U.N. adopts resolution condemning Myanmar’s military junta

The move comes after calls for more aggressive action from diplomat Kyaw Moe Tun, who is still recognized by the United Nations as Myanmar’s ambassador.

Palestinians cancel vaccine deal with Israel, saying doses are too close to expiration date

The new Israeli government had planned to transfer about-to-expire vaccine doses now in exchange for the same number of doses later in the year.

U.K. government apologizes to rape victims, says legal system ‘failed’ them

A report says prosecutions dropped by 62 percent over the past five years even as reported rapes increased.

Court turns back European Union demand for surge in AstraZeneca vaccine doses

The Brussels court cited failures to meet the E.U. vaccine contract, but it set a lower requirement of 80 million doses delivered by the end of summer.

E.U. recommends lifting bans on U.S. travelers

The United States, however, has not yet lifted its sweeping ban on many E.U. travelers.
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Mothers in sister cities: Finding lessons from the pandemic in Germany and Virginia

As parts of Europe and the United States rebound from the depths of the pandemic, two women share how their families coped, struggled and now wonder what's ahead.

Bear goes on rampage in Japan, storms military base, airport

The bear injured four people, and caused schools to close and flights to be canceled, before it was eventually shot.

In nationalizing Juneteenth, the U.S. is still late to the hemisphere’s party

Juneteenth celebrations in the United States are of a piece with celebrations of Black liberation from the Caribbean, where the moment of emancipation is more closely tethered to histories of independence from Europe’s colonial empires.
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Jordan's unprecedented palace drama moves to the courtroom

Jordan’s version of a trial of the century is getting under way
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Israeli PM: World powers must 'wake up' on Iran nuke deal

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has opened his first Cabinet meeting since swearing in his new coalition government last week with a condemnation of the new Iranian president
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Diplomats meet in Vienna for more Iran nuclear talks

Further talks are taking place between Iran and global powers to try to negotiate and restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development
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At least 15 die in multiple attacks near US-Mexico border

Law enforcement officials say gunmen aboard a number of vehicles have staged attacks in several neighborhoods in the Mexican border city of Reynosa
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Belgium: Body of fugitive far-right soldier apparently found

Belgian police say the body of a fugitive far-right soldier who was the target of a huge manhunt appears to have been found
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