Some of our international journalists have gone to great lengths trying to bring a taste of home to their new locations. But it hasn’t always worked out.
A former vice foreign minister of China proposes a way forward for the world’s two leading powers.
The Pentagon has announced a reduction down to 2,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan before President-elect Biden takes office. Afghan officials fear the cuts will encourage the Taliban to keep fighting.
The president was dissuaded from moving ahead with a strike by advisers who warned that it could escalate into a broader conflict in his last weeks in office.
Facing the end of his time in power, the president is pushing to accelerate withdrawals from counterterrorism conflicts. He campaigned on ending the longstanding wars.
Every year, millions of pilgrims descend on the central Iraqi city of Karbala to commemorate the Shiite holiday of Arbaeen, one of the largest organized gatherings in the world.
America has to be a functioning democracy before it can be an exemplary one.
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, who had eluded capture for 17 years, was Mr. Hussein’s right-hand man in a government that dealt brutally with Iraqi civilians and unleashed catastrophic regional wars.