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Russians Vote as Putin Looks to Tighten Grip
September 19, 2021, 12:00 pm
MOSCOW—Russians headed to the polls in the final day of parliamentary elections that will determine whether President Vladimir Putin tightens his grip on the country
Afghanistan’s Taliban Prohibit Girls From Attending Secondary School
September 18, 2021, 3:44 pm
KABUL—Teenage Afghan girls weren’t allowed to return to school on Saturday as classrooms across the country reopened for the first time since the Taliban took
Afghanistan’s Economic Meltdown Leaves Ordinary Citizens Scrambling to Survive
September 18, 2021, 3:00 pm
KABUL—On a recent day, Mohammad Akbar Ishaqzadeh stood on a river bank in Kabul, selling nearly all of his family’s possessions.
Afghanistan’s Taliban Prohibit Girls From Attending Secondary School, as Boys Return to Classrooms
September 18, 2021, 12:00 pm
KABUL—Teenage Afghan girls weren’t allowed to return to school on Saturday as classrooms across the country reopened for the first time since the Taliban took
Russia’s Deepening Belarus Ties Squeeze Western-Backed Ukraine
September 18, 2021, 12:00 pm
BRUSSELS—Russia’s deepening integration with Belarus is presenting a fresh military threat to Western-backed Ukraine, which Moscow is trying to draw back into its orbit.
U.S. Asks United Nations to Extend Taliban’s Travel-Ban Waiver
September 18, 2021, 3:03 am
The U.S. is pushing to extend a United Nations waiver on a travel ban against the Taliban, Western officials say, an effort meant to facilitate
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria’s Longtime President, Dies at Age 84
September 18, 2021, 3:00 am
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a longtime fixture of Algerian politics whose ghostly hold on the presidency despite debilitating illness triggered large protests leading to his resignation in
Kyrgyzstan Blocked From London Gold Trading Over Missing Bars
September 18, 2021, 12:00 am
The organization that oversees London’s gold trading blocked metal mined in Kyrgyzstan from entering the city’s market, dealing a blow to the central Asian nation’s
State Funds Drop Unilever After Ben & Jerry’s Israel Clash
September 17, 2021, 9:00 pm
Two months after Ben & Jerry’s said it would stop retailing its products in Jewish settlements located in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, several state funds
U.S. Military Acknowledges Kabul Drone Strike Killed 10 Civilians, Including Seven Children
September 17, 2021, 9:00 pm
WASHINGTON—The U.S. military said Friday that it mistakenly killed at least 10 Afghan civilians, including seven children—but not Islamic State terrorists, as intended—when it launched
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