Months from a planned parliamentary contest, Afghanistan’s electoral reform is in disarray.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has played the role of sober and dependable partner, while President Trump has sparked outrage across the region, most recently with his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Concerns about China’s covert influence are being felt from Canberra to Washington.
A protester in Beirut draped in a Hezbollah flag holds up a portrait of slain Shiite commander Imad Mughniyeh, whose 2008 assassination the group blames on Israel. (AFP/Getty Images)
A protester in Beirut draped in a Hezbollah flag holds up a portrait of slain Shiite commander Imad Mughniyeh, whose 2008 assassination the group blames on Israel. (AFP/Getty Images)
During a march in Beirut — part of a wave of protests across the Arab world — demonstrators chanted, “Death to America, death to Israel.”
Army Sgt. Charles Jenkins spent almost four decades in North Korea before he was freed in 2004, two years after his wife, a Japanese citizen who had been abducted by the regime in 1978.

Akayed Ullah, who is accused of detonating a pipe bomb in the New York City subway Monday, declared he acted on behalf of the Islamic State, authorities say.

The “One Planet” summit is seeking ways to achieve global climate goals without a U.S. government role.

But the Russian president does not have an account, according to his spokesman.

Chinese state media claimed a quest for 'likes' on live-streaming apps led to the man's fall.

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Can Kim Jong Un control the weather? North Korea’s state-run media says so.

The Korean Central News Agency is known for making claims about its leaders that vary from mild exaggeration to “Chronicles of Narnia.”

An inquiry found that North Korea’s Kim has committed 10 of the 11 defined crimes against humanity.

Faisal was one of hundreds injured in what a U.N. representative called ‘the first mass blinding in human history.’

Benjamin Netanyahu said he expects more nations to follow America's lead.

The Russian president said Moscow’s naval and air bases in Syria would keep operating.

Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, warns that we're one tantrum away from apocalypse. “Tell us what you think about the current president of the United States — the man in charge of the nuclear football, the man with the launch codes — and his temperament,” an Al Jazeera reporter asked Fihn in an interview. “I think it's a very dangerous situation,” Fihn responded.

The opening of cinemas is part of a broader government push to relax social restrictions.

The Californian, locked up over a drug offense, might have sawed through bars, shimmied down a rope and used a ladder to scale a wall.

On its 50th anniversary, the party looks to a young leader for an unlikely resurgence.

Television in North Korea offers a different window into the Hermit Kingdom.

Trump has helped kill a number of the myths that supported a failed peace process.

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