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Venezuelan President Targeted by Drone Attack, Officials Say

Venezuelan President Targeted by Drone Attack, Officials Say

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela was the target of an assassination attempt on Saturday, administration officials said.

In Pre-Election Pakistan, a Military Crackdown Is the Real Issue

In Pre-Election Pakistan, a Military Crackdown Is the Real Issue

A Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad in March. The army’s chief spokesman recently called a news conference to declare that social media users who rebuked the military were engaged in “anti-state activities.”

Erdogan’s Plan to Raise a ‘Pious Generation’ Divides Parents in Turkey

Erdogan’s Plan to Raise a ‘Pious Generation’ Divides Parents in Turkey

Students at a religious high school in Istanbul. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expanded religious schools, from 450 just 15 years ago to 4,500 today.

Kenya Government Defies Court Order to Restore TV Broadcasts

Kenya Government Defies Court Order to Restore TV Broadcasts

The control center of NTV, which was shut down by the Kenyan government this week.

Reuters Reporters Are Charged in Myanmar With Obtaining State Secrets

Reuters Reporters Are Charged in Myanmar With Obtaining State Secrets

The Reuters journalists U Wa Lone, center front, and U Kyaw Soe Oo, center back, were escorted by the police in Yangon, Myanmar, on Wednesday, after being charged with obtaining state secrets.

First Cuba, Now China? An American Falls Ill After ‘Abnormal’ Sounds

First Cuba, Now China? An American Falls Ill After ‘Abnormal’ Sounds

The United States Consulate in Guangzhou, China. The State Department said a government employee posted in the city had reported “subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure.”

‘O Canada’ Will Become Gender Neutral With New Lyrics

‘O Canada’ Will Become Gender Neutral With New Lyrics

The Canadian men’s national hockey team singing their country’s anthem in Sochi, Russia, in 2014.

With Just His Parrot, a Refugee Boy Starts a Hard New Life

With Just His Parrot, a Refugee Boy Starts a Hard New Life

Bilal and his parrot, Toti, at their new home in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, in February 2017.

As Search for Thai Boys Lost in Cave Hits Day 5, a Nation Holds Its Breath

As Search for Thai Boys Lost in Cave Hits Day 5, a Nation Holds Its Breath

Soldiers relaying electric cable deep into the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand, on Tuesday.

‘They Spit When I Walked in the Street’: The ‘New Anti-Semitism’ in France

‘They Spit When I Walked in the Street’: The ‘New Anti-Semitism’ in France

A silent demonstration in Paris honoring Mireille Knoll, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor who was killed in her Paris apartment in March.

Stranded Migrants Are Finally Brought to Shore After 19 Days

Stranded Migrants Are Finally Brought to Shore After 19 Days

Migrants aboard the rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3 reacting after Malta reached a deal with other European Union states to let them disembark.

Migrants’ Despair Is Growing at U.S. Border. So Are Smugglers’ Profits.

Migrants’ Despair Is Growing at U.S. Border. So Are Smugglers’ Profits.

“What we have seen is that no one is getting across the border.” Security cameras watching over the Rio Grande.

After Ireland Abortion Vote, Northern Irish Ask, ‘Why Not Us?’

After Ireland Abortion Vote, Northern Irish Ask, ‘Why Not Us?’

Demonstrators outside Belfast City Hall protesting against Northern Ireland’s abortion laws on Monday.

Snow in the Sahara Creates White-Capped Dunes of Eerie Beauty

Snow in the Sahara Creates White-Capped Dunes of Eerie Beauty

About 15 inches of snow was reported this week in the Saharan region of Aïn Séfra, in northwestern Algeria. One local resident said he had seen snow there five times in the past 40 years.

A Chance to Spend 99-Plus Years in Venice (in the Afterlife)

A Chance to Spend 99-Plus Years in Venice (in the Afterlife)

The San Michele cemetery in Venice is the resting place of numerous celebrities as well as Venetians of all classes.

Jewish Rapper Takes On Germany’s Hip-Hop Scene

Jewish Rapper Takes On Germany’s Hip-Hop Scene

The rapper Sun Diego in Essen, Germany.


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