Rapid gains by government forces may have cut off planned advances by U.S.-backed fighters.

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The anti-terrorism bill could further efface the memory of the virtually forgotten Paris massacre of Oct. 17, 1961, among the bloodiest assaults on protesters in modern history.

The election boosted parties that have emphasized resistance to immigration and multiculturalism.

The nuclear tests are getting so big, they’re causing structural damage with dire environmental consequences.

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There’s a rising global tide of crackdowns on LGBT communities

2017 has seen a rise in mass arrests, denunciations and reports of abuse.

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Why thousands of people in Mexico City raised their fists to the sky Thursday

It was a homage to victims of the earthquake a month ago — but so much more.

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Sensationalized news is fueling tension over areas disputed between Iraqis and Kurds

Visits to the sites of the purported uprisings in disputed Kirkuk and Khanaqin showed little evidence of a sustained revolt.

The strike is part of a string of attacks this week that have killed more than 130 people.

As promises of prosperity falter, shoppers are spending less ahead of Diwali.

The Catalan president would not clarify independence plans and called for more dialogue with an increasingly impatient Madrid.

The restrictions against Mohammad Khatami highlight a political crisis between Iran’s reformists and more-conservative factions.

Many Rohingya wonder: Were we wrong to ever have hoped?

The Russian leader used a major speech to list the Kremlin’s grievances against the United States.

Sharif faced corruption charges based on the Panama Papers leaks.

If Hamas wants any role in a future Palestinian government, it must recognize Israel, officials said.

If the polls are right, Shinzo Abe will be reelected as prime minister on Sunday.

A Twitter campaign to influence U.S. voters was amplified by high-profile retweeters.

Ksenia Sobchak is a former protest leader and TV personality. The Kremlin may see her as a safe protest vote.

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The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

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Russia’s foreign minister says the landmark Iran nuclear deal can be amended only as long as his country and other signatories agree to proposed changes.

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Blame the croissant.

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Brexit is Europe’s big worry but isn’t the only global problem that the leaders of 28 EU nations are trying to resolve at their latest summit.

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US-backed Syrian force formally declares victory over IS in Raqqa at news conference held inside the city.

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Iraqi and Kurdish forces are exchanging fire at the border between federal and Kurdish lands, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories across northern Iraq.

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