A Journey to Explore What ‘Victory’ Looks Like in a Shattered Syria
by Vivian Yee and Meridith Kohut on 20th August 2019 at 1:44 pm
On an eight-day visit, three New York Times journalists given rare access to Syria found ruin, grief and generosity. What was missing after eight years of civil war? Young men and […]
As Taliban Talk Peace, ISIS Is Ready to Play the Spoiler in Afghanistan
by Mujib Mashal on 20th August 2019 at 1:21 pm
The Islamic State, which killed 63 people at a wedding last weekend, has positioned itself to thrive if a peace deal is reached.
Economy, China, Planned Parenthood: Your Tuesday Briefing
by Chris Stanford on 20th August 2019 at 1:07 pm
Here’s what you need to know.
Worker at Britain’s Hong Kong Consulate Is Feared Detained in China
by Steven Lee Myers on 20th August 2019 at 12:44 pm
Britain said it was “extremely concerned” by reports that the 28-year-old trade officer had been detained after crossing into the mainland.
Al-Bashir Is on Trial in Sudan. He’s Not the First Dictator to Land in Court.
by Megan Specia on 20th August 2019 at 12:31 pm
Forced from office amid widespread street protests, Omar Hassan al-Bashir joins a list of leaders tried over their actions while in power.
Midway Through His Year, Our 52 Places Traveler Answers Readers’ Questions
by Sebastian Modak on 20th August 2019 at 11:42 am
Milestones lend themselves to reflection, so we took the opportunity to slow down and tap you, fellow travelers, for questions you might have about my journey.
Hong Kong Police Officers Arrested Over Beating of Man in Hospital
by Daniel Victor and Katherine Li on 20th August 2019 at 11:39 am
A video appeared to show two officers punching an immobilized 62-year-old man, adding fuel to the recent anger over police conduct.
After Safari Ends in a Nightmare, Benin Awakens to the Threat of Terrorism
by Sarah Maslin Nir and Finbarr O’Reilly on 20th August 2019 at 11:05 am
A safari guide knew every watering hole in Pendjari National Park in Benin. He did not know that terrorists across the border could reach him in his country.
ISIS Is Regaining Strength in Iraq and Syria
by Eric Schmitt, Alissa J. Rubin and Thomas Gibbons-Neff on 20th August 2019 at 11:03 am
Five months after its territorial defeat, the Islamic State is conducting guerrilla attacks as defense officials acknowledge that the terrorist group is here to stay.
Gran Canaria Fire, Spain’s Worst This Year, Forces Evacuation of 9,000
by Raphael Minder on 20th August 2019 at 10:02 am
About 9,000 people have been evacuated on Gran Canaria, though an official said there were signs that the fire was slowing its advance.
Thailand’s Roads Are Deadly. Especially if You’re Poor.
by Hannah Beech on 20th August 2019 at 9:12 am
The rules of a highly unequal society extend even to the highways, where have-nots are far more likely to be killed than haves.
1919: Romanian Crown Prince Renounces His Title
by The International Herald Tribune on 20th August 2019 at 9:00 am
Prince Carol of Romania sent a letter to his father, King Ferdinand I, renouncing his title of Crown Prince and his rights as heir to the throne.
Italy Vote, ISIS, Notre-Dame: Your Tuesday Briefing
by Melina Delkic on 20th August 2019 at 7:43 am
Here’s what you need to know.
Hong Kong, Afghanistan, Oil Tanker: Your Monday Briefing
by Chris Stanford on 20th August 2019 at 7:42 am
Here’s what you need to know.
Jeremy Corbyn Calls Boris Johnson ‘Britain’s Trump’ as Campaign Begins
by Stephen Castle on 20th August 2019 at 7:33 am
No date has been set for a general election as yet, but analysts expect one soon. The question is, will it be before or after Brexit?
Al-Bashir Trial in Sudan Opens with Claim of $90 Million Payment From Saudis
by Declan Walsh on 20th August 2019 at 4:13 am
A senior police officer said that the country’s deposed leader had admitted to receiving the money.
Notre-Dame Construction Resumes in Paris, but Worries About Lead Remain
by Aurelien Breeden on 20th August 2019 at 4:12 am
Officials had shut down the work site over concerns about lead contamination. While stricter decontamination measures are now in place, concerns over safety persist.
Prince Andrew, ‘Appalled’ by Epstein Scandal, Denies Any Role
by Ceylan Yeginsu on 20th August 2019 at 4:11 am
The denial followed the publication of a video from 2010 showing the prince waving goodbye to a young woman at the mansion of Jeffrey Epstein.
Italy’s Government Faces a Confidence Vote Where Nothing Is Certain
by Jason Horowitz on 20th August 2019 at 4:10 am
Matteo Salvini, the popular interior minister, would like very much to go to elections. But the majority of members of Parliament are in no rush.
Hong Kong Protesters Love Pepe the Frog. No, They’re Not Alt-Right.
by Daniel Victor on 20th August 2019 at 4:09 am
To much of the world, the cartoon frog is a hate symbol. To Hong Kong protesters, he’s something entirely different: one of them.
Foreign Agents and Terrorists: How China Is Framing Hong Kong’s Protests
by Nilo Tabrizy, Haley Willis and Natalie Reneau on 20th August 2019 at 2:58 am
For more than two months, antigovernment protests have gripped Hong Kong, with anger rising over China’s growing influence. Here are tactics the Chinese government is using […]
Women Are Fleeing Death at Home. The U.S. Wants to Keep Them Out.
by Azam Ahmed and Meridith Kohut and Daniel Berehulak on 20th August 2019 at 2:10 am
Violence against women is driving an exodus of migrants from Central America, but the Trump administration is determined to deny them asylum.
Palestinian Authority Bans Activities by Gay Rights Group
by Isabel Kershner and Mohammed Najib on 20th August 2019 at 1:25 am
The Palestinian group, Al Qaws, vowed to continue its work. A police spokesman said its activities violated the “ideals and values of Palestinian society.&rdquo
Iceland Mourns Loss of a Glacier by Posting a Warning About Climate Change
by Laura M. Holson on 20th August 2019 at 12:23 am
Higher global temperatures are threatening glaciers, which cover 11 percent of Iceland and are prominent tourist attractions.
With Troop Buildup, China Sends a Stark Warning to Hong Kong
by Steven Lee Myers and Javier C. Hernández on 19th August 2019 at 11:52 pm
An exercise by the People’s Armed Police on Hong Kong’s border signaled Beijing’s willingness to intervene to end any serious threat to sovereignty.
Hong Kong, Thailand, George Orwell: Your Tuesday Briefing
by Alisha Haridasani Gupta on 19th August 2019 at 11:19 pm
China accused of information war.
Salvadoran Woman Charged With Homicide After Stillbirth Is Cleared
by Elisabeth Malkin on 19th August 2019 at 11:15 pm
The decision in the case of Evelyn Hernández Cruz was hailed as a victory by women’s rights groups, which say a strict abortion ban has led to overzealous prosecution […]
Planned Parenthood, Eric Garner, ISIS: Your Monday Evening Briefing
by Victoria Shannon and Erin Kelly on 19th August 2019 at 10:26 pm
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Gina Lopez, Who Led Crackdown on Mines in the Philippines, Dies at 65
by Jason Gutierrez on 19th August 2019 at 9:50 pm
Ms. Lopez was forced from her job as environment secretary after she halted the operations of many of the country’s mining companies.
With Pickets, Russian Protesters Look to Sustain Momentum
by Neil MacFarquhar on 19th August 2019 at 9:00 pm
Looming over the demonstrations were questions about whether the movement could be sustained past the Sept. 8 elections, and what comes after President Vladimir Putin’s term.