The speaker has spoken.
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Why will calling someone a liar get you thrown out of the UK parliamentary debates, but using defamatory language might not?
Hundreds of Afghan citizens, fleeing their home country, await takeoff after packing inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan.
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Don’t be misled by the scenes from Kabul airport. Most Afghan refugees don’t leave in an airplane and few will settle in the United States.
On Aug. 16, 2021, thousands of Afghans trapped by the sudden Taliban takeover rushed the Kabul airport tarmac.
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the US Afghanistan pullout is not a repeat of failures in other recent wars. “This is not Saigon,” he said. A seasoned foreign policy expert disagrees.
A COVID-19 field hospital in Santo Andre, Brazil. The pandemic has killed over 503,000 people in Brazil; just 11% of the population is fully vaccinated.
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The high costs of the world’s colossally unequal COVID-19 immunization rates.
On the left, fire and smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City as Israeli warplanes target the Palestinian enclave on May 17, 2021; on the right, rockets launched from Gaza flying toward Israel on May 10, 2021.
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In most wars, each side’s aggression is meant to get the other side to back down. But that’s not the case with how Israeli and Palestinian leaders have conducted their long-running war.
Bangladeshi children at the Independence Day celebrations in Dhaka in 2012.
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Pakistan, created during the 1947 partition, comprised two geographical areas, separated by over a thousand miles. The fault lines between the two regions resulted in the birth of Bangladesh.
Supporters wave national and military flags in Yangon, Myanmar after the military staged a coup.
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The roots of Buddhist nationalism in Myanmar go back to colonial days. Those behind the military coup are seeking to harness it to legitimize the seizure of power.
Can Joe Biden restore U.S. world leadership?
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Biden wants to restore US global leadership after four years of Trump’s isolationism and antagonism. These are some of the challenges and opportunities he’ll face, from China to Latin America.
As vice president, Joe Biden – seen here on left, in 2016 – had a working relationship with the Republican Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell. Is that possible now?
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A survey of 800 foreign policy experts identified four international issues where Republicans and Democrats may actually cooperate to get something done – and one area of severe disagreement.
Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Judith Beheading Holofernes.’
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Women continue to be stereotyped as passive and meek. For this reason, international courts often let women war criminals off the hook.
Viktor Orbán speaking at a summit on Poland on Sept. 11.
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Once an atheist, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban embraced Christianity on his way to power – and has used it to consolidate his position since.
If there’s a question about who is in charge, the government isn’t totally rudderless.
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The country is not completely rudderless, even if many senior officials are quarantining to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Rohingya refugees wait during distribution of food items in 2017 in Bangladesh.
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A scholar who spent time in refugee camps argues that Bangladesh’s culture as well as a painful history of a war in which 10 million sought refuge played a role in the country’s opening up of its borders.
On May 27, 1919, British Prime Minister Lloyd George, Italian President Vittorio Orlando, French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau and American President Woodrow Wilson met May 27, 1919, during the Paris Peace Conference.
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Suffering a pandemic and the aftermath of a war that killed 50 million, the world in 1920 faced a turning point as it negotiated a new political order. As today, the key issue was racial inequality.
Real-time cyberattacks on a display at the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group of the Maryland Air National Guard.
U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.
In the murky world of cyber espionage and cyber warfare, effective deterrence has long been considered out of reach. A government report argues it’s time to change that.
Ireland’s health minister, center, models social distancing at his nightly coronavirus press briefing March 27, 2020.
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When a government’s health messaging during a crisis is inconsistent or unrealistic, it engenders the kind of confusion, misinformation and non-cooperation seen in the US and UK.
Brazil and other developing countries are being hit hard by the pandemic.
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While countries like the US and Italy have been among the hardest hit, the pandemic is severely straining the health systems and economies of countries across the world.
In this 2013 photo, Bangladeshi mourners carry the coffin containing the body of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider for funeral.
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In recent years Bangladesh has seen an increase in attacks on religious minorities. A scholar explains how certain extreme views on how Islam is to be followed are taking center stage in the country.
The main immediate impact of Brexit is that UK lawmakers will have to vacate the EU Parliament.
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Even though the UK is officially out of the EU on Jan. 31, it’ll take at least another 11 months of negotiations before its departure is complete.
A memorial procession for Sgt. James Johnston, who was killed in Afghanistan in June, passes through Trumansburg, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.
US officials have consistently lied over decades about progress in the Afghanistan war. The lies are no surprise, writes a foreign affairs scholar – but they have profound consequences.