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Thousands Injured in Giant Beirut Blast

THOUSANDS INJURED IN GIANT BEIRUT BLAST

Lebanon's government says “highly explosive materials” were stored near blast scene.

Kashmir, One Year Later

KASHMIR, ONE YEAR LATER

Twelve months since the Modi government announced the repeal of India's Article 370, communications are still slow, arrests are routine,...

 
 
 
Trump Looks to Arms Sales to Deepen Ties With India

TRUMP LOOKS TO ARMS SALES TO DEEPEN TIES WITH INDIA

Border clashes with China have reawakened New Delhi's interest in deeper defense ties with the United States, and Washington is hoping...

The COVID-19 Economic Crash Could Set Indian Women Back Decades

THE COVID-19 ECONOMIC CRASH COULD SET INDIAN WOMEN BACK DECADES

They've been disproportionately affected by job losses, and now new jobs may first go to men.

 
 
 
Beijing's Retaliation on TikTok Could Hurt U.S. Firms

BEIJING'S RETALIATION ON TIKTOK COULD HURT U.S. FIRMS

A forced sale may create another hurdle for U.S. companies operating in China.

Arm Taiwan-but Skip the Nukes

ARM TAIWAN-BUT SKIP THE NUKES

As the military balance of power shifts in China's favor, Beijing may be increasingly tempted to act against Taiwan.

 
 
 
A New Comic Exposes Racism Amid the Pandemic in Brazil

A NEW COMIC EXPOSES RACISM AMID THE PANDEMIC IN BRAZIL

“Confinada” critiques the disproportionate toll the coronavirus has taken on poor and Black Brazilians-on top of ongoing systemic inequality...

Arab Dictators Are Learning to Love Collective Punishment

ARAB DICTATORS ARE LEARNING TO LOVE COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT

Middle Eastern regimes increasingly aren't just targeting dissidents-they're going after their entire families.

 
 
 
COVID-19 Heats Up the New Great Game in Central Asia

COVID-19 HEATS UP THE NEW GREAT GAME IN CENTRAL ASIA

Washington has a golden opportunity to counter China's gains.

Latin America Can't Survive the Coronavirus Crisis Alone

LATIN AMERICA CAN'T SURVIVE THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS ALONE

Countries are too rich to access conventional aid, but they can't cope by themselves.

 
 
 
Israel Can't Hide Evidence of Its Occupation Anymore

ISRAEL CAN'T HIDE EVIDENCE OF ITS OCCUPATION ANYMORE

For more than 20 years, an obscure U.S. law concealed satellite imagery of Israel's activities in the occupied territories. Because...

India and the United States Need Each Other Mostly Because of China

INDIA AND THE UNITED STATES NEED EACH OTHER MOSTLY BECAUSE OF CHINA

Just 50 years ago, Washington was trying to intimidate New Delhi so it could cozy up to Beijing. China's rise has brought the world's...

 
 
 
Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan Resume Nile Dam Talks

EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, AND SUDAN RESUME NILE DAM TALKS

The construction of Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam has spooked its downstream neighbors, who worry that their access to the Blue...

In Kashmir, a Year of Exploding Memories

IN KASHMIR, A YEAR OF EXPLODING MEMORIES

A year after the state's special status was revoked, peace remains a distant hope.

 
 
 
Puerto Rico's Colonial Model Doesn't Serve Its People      

PUERTO RICO'S COLONIAL MODEL DOESN'T SERVE ITS PEOPLE      

One year on from mass protests, Puerto Ricans are still questioning how to refresh the island's relationship with the United States.

Document of The Week: Global Plan for Sharing Vaccines

DOCUMENT OF THE WEEK: GLOBAL PLAN FOR SHARING VACCINES

An alliance of international health organizations are competing with the United States and other rich countries in an effort to secure...

 
 
 
Vietnam Steps Up to Take ASEAN Leadership Role

VIETNAM STEPS UP TO TAKE ASEAN LEADERSHIP ROLE

Hanoi's strong position on China and COVID-19 success bolster its status.

U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Xinjiang's Vast Paramilitary Settler Corps

U.S. SLAPS SANCTIONS ON XINJIANG'S VAST PARAMILITARY SETTLER CORPS

Beijing is likely to react strongly to the first targeting of high-level officials and a government body.

 
 
 
‘The Tea Leaves Suggest That if He Doesn't Cheat, He's Going to Lose'

‘THE TEA LEAVES SUGGEST THAT IF HE DOESN'T CHEAT, HE'S GOING TO LOSE'

The presidential historian Timothy Naftali notes there's no historical precedent for delaying an election, even in the middle of major...

Inside the Massive Foreign-Policy Team Advising Biden's Campaign

INSIDE THE MASSIVE FOREIGN-POLICY TEAM ADVISING BIDEN'S CAMPAIGN

If Joe Biden wins, here are some of the top foreign-policy experts who could be tapped for senior and midlevel jobs in the administration.

 
 
 



Chasm grows between President Trump and government coronavirus experts

Chasm grows between President Trump and government coronavirus experts

Until recently, the medical experts on the White House coronavirus task force have walked a tightrope. But as deaths and infections surge, a divide has been growing between the... Read more ...

Navy finds human remains on sunken Marine tank off Southern California

Navy finds human remains on sunken Marine tank off Southern California

The Navy on Tuesday located an amphibious tank that sank off the Southern California coast last week and is preparing to recover the human remains of troops believed to have... Read more ...

President Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

President Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

Supporters say the act is the most significant conservation legislation enacted in nearly half a century. Opponents countered that the money isn't enough to cover the estimated... Read more ...

'Save Space Camp' drive pulls in more than $1 million in days after pandemic...

'Save Space Camp' drive pulls in more than $1 million in days after pandemic losses threaten closure

A fundraising drive launched to help the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Space Camp through the coronavirus pandemic has pulled in more than $1.1 million in just a few days. Read more ...

Progressive challenger Cori Bush beats Rep. Lacy Clay in primary

Progressive challenger Cori Bush beats Rep. Lacy Clay in primary

Liberal challenger Cori Bush defeated Rep. Lacy Clay in a primary for Clay's St. Louis-based House seat on Tuesday - a seismic loss for the Congressional Black Caucus, which... Read more ...

Explosion in Beirut: Photos From a City Still Reeling From the Blast

Explosion in Beirut: Photos From a City Still Reeling From the Blast

A massive explosion rocked the capital city of Lebanon on Tuesday, causing widespread destruction and loss of life. So far, at least 60 people were killed in the blast and over... Read more ...

Beijing complains to US about health chief Azar's visit to Taiwan, highest...

Beijing complains to US about health chief Azar's visit to Taiwan, highest official since 1979

China has lodged stern representations with the United States over the upcoming visit of US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar to Taiwan, the Foreign Ministry in... Read more ...

Massive explosion shakes Lebanon's capital Beirut

Massive explosion shakes Lebanon's capital Beirut

Local news reported multiple people were wounded in the incident. Read more ...

Lebanese confront devastation after massive Beirut explosion killed at least 100

Lebanese confront devastation after massive Beirut explosion killed at least 100

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Conservative Kris Kobach Projected To Lose Kansas GOP Senate Primary

Conservative Kris Kobach Projected To Lose Kansas GOP Senate Primary

Trump ally and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was defeated by Rep. Roger Marshall, calming Republican leaders' worst fears in the race against Democratic state... Read more ...