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‘I Can Finally Dream’: Tunisia Expands Protection for Battered Women

‘I Can Finally Dream’: Tunisia Expands Protection for Battered Women

A protest over violence against women in Tunis in 2015. Tunisia has always prided itself on women’s rights, but abuse remains a widespread and persistent problem.

How McKinsey Lost Its Way in South Africa

How McKinsey Lost Its Way in South Africa

The McKinsey & Company offices in Sandton, Johannesburg’s financial center. In 2015, the consulting giant entered into a contract that turned out to be illegal.

If North Korea Talks Are Not Fruitful, ‘I Will Respectfully Leave,’ Trump Says

If North Korea Talks Are Not Fruitful, ‘I Will Respectfully Leave,’ Trump Says

The C.I.A. director’s comments at his hearing to become secretary of state worried so many senators that the Foreign Relations Committee is not recommending confirmation. It was recently revealed that he met secretly with Kim Jong-un over Easter weekend.

Nawaz Sharif Is Arrested on Return to Pakistan, Amid Turmoil and Bloodshed

Nawaz Sharif Is Arrested on Return to Pakistan, Amid Turmoil and Bloodshed

Nawaz Sharif boarding a flight on Friday for a return to Pakistan, where he was arrested. “Pakistan is at a decisive turning point,” he said.

Fabienne Vansteenkiste, Brussels Airport Worker, Died After Staying Late

Fabienne Vansteenkiste, Brussels Airport Worker, Died After Staying Late

Fabienne Vansteenkiste in a photograph taken from social media.

Taliban Leaders Declare a Halt to Bombings in Civilian Areas

Taliban Leaders Declare a Halt to Bombings in Civilian Areas

Taliban militants and residents in Kandahar Province mingled last month during a cease-fire.

She Ran From the Cut, and Helped Thousands of Other Girls Escape, Too

She Ran From the Cut, and Helped Thousands of Other Girls Escape, Too

Maasai girls singing and dancing at a rite-of-passage ceremony, conducted as an alternative to genital cutting, in Lenkisem, Kenya.

Canadians Brace for Cultural Changes as Marijuana Becomes Legal

Canadians Brace for Cultural Changes as Marijuana Becomes Legal

Trees Station, an illegal marijuana dispensary in Toronto, has avoided being shut down. It has presented itself as if it were a medical dispensary.

Reuters Reporters Are Charged in Myanmar With Obtaining State Secrets

Reuters Reporters Are Charged in Myanmar With Obtaining State Secrets

The Reuters journalists U Wa Lone, center front, and U Kyaw Soe Oo, center back, were escorted by the police in Yangon, Myanmar, on Wednesday, after being charged with obtaining state secrets.

Iraqi Election Front-Runner Moktada al-Sadr Courts Partners to Govern

Iraqi Election Front-Runner Moktada al-Sadr Courts Partners to Govern

A cleric spoke at a rally for the Sairoon alliance led by the Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr in Baghdad last week.

Mahmoud Abbas: Out to Push Palestinian Cause Back to Top of Agenda

Mahmoud Abbas: Out to Push Palestinian Cause Back to Top of Agenda

There are only so many ways for Mahmoud Abbas to draw attention to his issue — and he has already used many of them.

One Family’s Toll on a Cruel Day: 7 Children With Amputated Legs

One Family’s Toll on a Cruel Day: 7 Children With Amputated Legs

Shafiqullah, 13, is one of seven children from an extended family wounded in the blast of a rocket left behind after a battle in Afghanistan.

Steep Slide in Currency Threatens Iran’s Economy

Steep Slide in Currency Threatens Iran’s Economy

Iranians checking exchange rates at a shop in Tehran today. The official rate is now 42,000 rials to the dollar; on the black market, it’s more like 60,000.

Sanctions Are Hurting North Korea. Can They Make Kim Give In?

Sanctions Are Hurting North Korea. Can They Make Kim Give In?

A light show displayed a North Korean flag atop the empty Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, the capital. New sanctions to stop its weapons programs have hurt the North, but the closed country is finding ways to cope.

Catalan Gypsies, Unique and Embattled, Resist as Homes Are Reduced to Rubble

Catalan Gypsies, Unique and Embattled, Resist as Homes Are Reduced to Rubble

The Gypsies of Perpignan have been in the area since the Middle Ages, when Saint Jacques was built with a narrow grid of houses huddled protectively against one another.

Once a Cash Cow, Venezuela’s Oil Company Now Verges on Collapse

Once a Cash Cow, Venezuela’s Oil Company Now Verges on Collapse

Residents of the fishing village Amuay waited for several hours to get their gas tanks filled. Deepening troubles at the state oil company threaten to further destabilize the nation.


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