U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Reduced to 8,600, General Says
The phased troop withdrawal has continued on schedule, even as other parts of a peace deal with the Taliban have faced setbacks and delays.
Did the Coronavirus Kill Ideology in Australia?
How a government both sectarian and divisive learned (briefly) to become inclusive.
Virus Forces Persian Gulf States to Reckon With Migrant Labor
The Mideast’s wealthiest countries depend on foreigners to do jobs their citizens won’t. But the virus has hobbled the arrangement and drawn attention to its inequities.
England’s Premier League Becomes Latest Proxy for Saudi-Qatar Dispute
A Qatar broadcast company that has accused Saudi Arabia of pirating its signals is asking the league to block a sale of the Newcastle United team to a Saudi-led group.
Concerns of a Coup Stir in Sudan as Capital Braces for a Virus Lockdown
Civilian and military leaders are jostling for power as the capital, Khartoum, begins a three-week lockdown on Saturday.
Coronavirus Fears Terrify and Impoverish Migrants in the Persian Gulf
Millions of migrant workers in Gulf countries have found themselves locked down, laid off and stranded, with no place to turn for help.
U.S. Says FIFA Officials Were Bribed to Award World Cups to Russia and Qatar
For nearly a decade, Russia and Qatar have been suspected of buying votes to win hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. On Monday, for the first time, the Department of Justice put things in black and white.
The Almost-Peace Deal
After more than a year of talks, the U.S. and the Taliban have signed an agreement to end the war in Afghanistan. But will it work?
P.S.G. President, Nasser al-Khelaifi, Is Charged in Soccer Scheme
The Swiss authorities accused al-Khelaifi of inciting Jérôme Valcke, a former top official of FIFA, to commit a crime.
What We, the Taliban, Want
I am convinced that the killing and the maiming must stop, the deputy leader of the Taliban writes.
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