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  1. Shamima Begum Loses Effort to Return to U.K. in Fight for Citizenship Foreign, Yesterday

    The British woman, 21, who joined the Islamic State when she was 15, has sought her release from a detention camp in Syria to challenge a decision to strip her of her citizenship.

  2. Afghan Civilian Casualties Soared After Peace Talks’ Start Foreign, February 23

    Fighting intensified in the last quarter of 2020, after talks between the Afghan government and Taliban began. Before then, it had been a less deadly year than before.

  3. They Built Libraries to Honor Loved Ones, Women Felled by Bombings Foreign, February 21

    As negotiations push forward, it is unclear whether Afghanistan can achieve peace with the Taliban while preserving gains made on women’s rights and education.

  4. Pressuring France to Bring Them Home, Women Who Joined ISIS Stage Hunger Strike Foreign, February 21

    Frenchwomen who joined the Islamic State and are now held in squalid detention camps in Syria have gone on a hunger strike to protest France’s refusal to bring them back.

  5. In Turkey’s Safe Zone in Syria, Security and Misery Go Hand in Hand Foreign, February 16

    Turkey was widely criticized when it sent forces into Syria, but today its soldiers stand between millions of Syrians and potential slaughter at the hands of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

  6. Held Hostage in Syria, a Reporter Tells What It Took to Survive Book Review, February 16

    “Blindfold” is the American journalist Theo Padnos’s memoir of his nearly two years in captivity and a meditation on resilience.

  7. What We Learned From Mubarak Op Ed, February 15

    Regimes that muzzle their people’s voices eventually push people into venting their frustrations from muzzles of a different sort.

  8. Why Biden’s Pick for Iran Envoy Is ‘a Proxy for Everything’ Washington, February 13

    Robert Malley, the son of a leftist, Jewish, Egyptian-born journalist, is the focal point for opening salvos over President Biden’s approach to the Middle East, and the value of a new deal with Iran.

  9. Biden’s Pick for Iran Envoy Resurrects Bitter Debate Over Nuclear Deal Washington, February 13

    Robert Malley, the son of a leftist, Jewish, Egyptian-born journalist, is the focal point for opening salvos over President Biden’s approach to the Middle East, and the value of a new deal with Iran.

  10. Years After a Massacre, Yazidis Finally Bury Their Loved Ones Foreign, February 7

  11. U.S. Airstrike Kills Top ISIS Leader in Iraq Foreign, January 29

    The joint operation with Iraqi forces was aimed at stemming the group’s resurgence, and illustrates Iraq’s continued reliance on the U.S. military.

  12. Suivez les baskets blanches: vous trouverez les talibans World, January 28

    En Afghanistan, les hautes baskets Cheetahs ont chaussé plusieurs générations de combattants; elles sont désormais un macabre symbole de la violente insurrection talibane.

  13. In Afghanistan, Follow the White High-Tops and You’ll Find the Taliban Foreign, January 28

    The sneakers have been worn by Afghan fighters over multiple generations, but they’ve become a gruesome marker of the Taliban’s violent insurgency.