U.S. halts offensive military operations in Afghanistan as part of Taliban deal

The move is aimed at reducing violence ahead of a possible peace deal.

South Sudan forges ‘unity government’ in bid to end civil war that has killed 400,000

Coming after intense international pressure, the move is seen as a the most serious chance yet at ending years of war.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps wrestles with new reality after killing of its chief military strategist

The IRGC faces new dangers abroad and a backlash at home over the downing of a Ukrainian airliner and the handling of protests.

Al-Qaeda and Islamic State groups appear to be coordinating attacks in West Africa

Burkinabe special forces practice responding to attacks at a military training exercise run by the United States in Thies, Senegal, on Feb. 19. (Danielle Paquette/The Washington Post)
Burkinabe special forces practice responding to attacks at a military training exercise run by the United States in Thies, Senegal, on Feb. 19. (Danielle Paquette/The Washington Post)
At war with each other in the Middle East, groups linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State are working together to take control of territory across a vast stretch of West Africa, U.S. and local officials say, sparking fears the regional threat could grow into a global crisis.
The Alberta project would generate jobs and money, but it would also have “significant adverse environmental effects.”
Hundreds face quarantine after members of South Korean tour group test positive
The Chinese government has sent cruise ships to Wuhan to house medical workers.
Containment is still possible, but the window ‘is narrowing,’ the WHO chief said.
Chinese health officials confirmed that the pneumonialike coronavirus came from wild animals sold at a market in Wuhan, the city of 11 million people and capital of the Hubei province in China.
They are gainfully employed but need to find fresh ways to spread their rival messages.
The ventures include four luxury residential projects and an office tower, all branded with the Trump name under licensing deals.
Meanwhile, South Korean officials traced many new infections to a church in Daegu, and the revelation of hundreds more cases undercut Beijing’s effort to show progress.
Health authorities connected more than half of South Korea’s known coronavirus cases to the church.
Extradition of ‘El Menchito’ comes after pressure from the Trump administration
Whether they can call themselves ‘royal’ has been a contentious question.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the deal would be signed provided that a week-long reduction in violence across the country holds.
Police said they believe Sean Karl Grebinger, 48, committed suicide Thursday night.
The country’s wider health system is breaking down, leading to the sacrifice of some to save others.
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