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Live updates: Downtrend in new U.S. infections stalls, fueling concerns over virus variants’ spread

The rolling seven-day average has stagnated around a worrisomely high daily rate of 75,000 after weeks of declines.

Israel blames Iran for attack on freighter near the Persian Gulf

Prime Minister Netanyahu pledges retaliation for explosion that damaged ship in Gulf of Oman.

An American success story is lost in Myanmar’s coup

Military leaders have locked up the intellectuals and reformists capable of saving a battered economy, just as the banking system nears collapse.

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."
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Armenia’s political tensions heat up with rival rallies

Amid escalating political tensions in Armenia, supporters of the country’s embattled prime minister and the opposition EW planning massive rival rallies in the capital on Monday
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It’s March, the month when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed

It’s now March
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Biden to meet with Mexican president amid migration issues

President Joe Biden is planning a virtual meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
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Thousands flee rebel violence in Central African Republic

Monique Moukidje fled her home in Central African Republic’s town of Bangassou in January when rebels attacked with heavy weapons, the fighting killing more than a dozen people
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300 activists rally in Bangladesh to denounce prison death

About 300 student activists have rallied in Bangladesh’s capital to denounce the death in prison of a writer and commentator who was arrested last year on charges of violating a sweeping digital security law that critics say chokes freedom of expression
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