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A year on, ex-Afghan leader defends role in Taliban takeover

On the eve of the anniversary of the Taliban takeover of Kabul, Afghanistan’s former president has defended what he says was a split-second decision to flee Learn More


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'China threat' emerges in elections from UK to Australia

While inflation and recession fears weigh heavily on the minds of voters, another issue is popping up in political campaigns from the U_K_ and Australia to the U_S_ and beyond: the “China threat.” More »


EXPLAINER: Tension between Nicaragua and the Catholic Church

Nicaragua’s government recently shuttered seven radio stations belonging to the Catholic Church More »


Mexico president to bypass congress to keep army in streets

Mexico's president has begun exploring plans to sidestep congress to hand formal control of the National Guard to the army More »


Fire at Cairo Coptic church kills 41, including 10 children

A fire ripped through a packed Coptic Orthodox church during morning services in Egypt’s capital, killing 41 worshippers, including at least 10 children, and injuring 16 others More »


Ship carrying grain for hungry Ethiopia leaves Ukraine

A United Nations-chartered ship loaded with 23,000 metric tons of Ukrainian grain destined for Ethiopia has set sail from a Black Sea port More »


In Ukraine, rebuilding starts with neighbors' help

Residents in many heavily-damaged areas in Ukraine have set up their own initiatives to rebuild homes before the winter as international organizations rush aid to Ukraine to help with the reconstruction effort More »


Shooting, blast in Ecuador port city kills 5, damages homes

Gunfire and a subsequent explosion have left at least five people dead, 15 injured and several others missing, as well as damaging homes, in the Ecuadorian port city of Guayaquil More »


Brief scuffles slow tallying in Kenya's close election

Kenya’s peaceful presidential election saw a brief disruption when riot police responded to scuffles at the national ballot tallying center amid tensions over the close results More »


More US lawmakers visit Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi trip

A delegation of American lawmakers has arrived in Taiwan just 12 days after a visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that angered China More »


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