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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.

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

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

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.

Russia says U.S. gave only a few minutes’ warning before strike in Syria

The notice came too late to deconflict the situation, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
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US still open to Iran nuclear talks after Iran’s rejection

The Biden administration says it remains open to talks with Iran over the 2015 nuclear deal despite Tehran’s rejection of an EU invitation to join a meeting with the U.S. and the other original participants in the agreement
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Nigerian families await news of 300 kidnapped schoolgirls

Families in Nigeria waited anxiously for news of their abducted daughters after more than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by gunmen from a government school in the country’s north last week, the latest in a series of mass school kidnappings in the West African nation
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UN says 15 Europe-bound migrants die at sea off Libya

A U.N. spokeswoman says at least 15 African migrants drowned when their boat capsized off the Libyan coast
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UN warns of mass famine in Yemen ahead of donor conference

A U.N. humanitarian agency has warned that more than 16 million people in Yemen would go hungry this year, with already some half a million living in famine-like condition in the conflict-wrecked country
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US is ‘gravely concerned’ by reports of abuses in Ethiopia

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. is “gravely concerned by reported atrocities and the overall deteriorating situation” in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, in the toughest statement yet from Washington on Ethiopia’s ongoing conflict
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