Israel Captures Last 2 Palestinian Inmates Still Free After Prison Break

JERUSALEM — The last two of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped a maximum-security Israeli prison two…

Struggle for Control of Afghanistan Comes to K Street

WASHINGTON — A leading figure in the Afghan resistance has retained a Washington lobbyist to seek…

North Korea Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles Off Its East Coast

SEOUL — North Korea launched two ballistic missiles off its east coast on Wednesday, the country’s…

Latest Threat to Hong Kong’s National Security: Chocolates in Prison

The comments by Mr. Tang, Hong Kong’s top security official, came after the city’s corrections department…

Bucking global trend, millions of Philippine students start school year remotely.

As jubilant students across the globe trade in Zoom classes for classrooms, millions of children in…

North Korea Reports Test of New Cruise Missile as Arms Race Intensifies

SEOUL — North Korea said on Monday it​ had successfully launched newly developed long-range cruise missiles,…

Afghan Pilots Who Sought Safety in Uzbekistan Transfer to U.S. Base

WASHINGTON — An initial group of Afghan pilots who flew themselves and their family members to…

On Kabul’s Streets, a Symbol of America’s Lost Influence: Hundreds Dressed in Burqas

Hundreds of women, many wearing full-length burqas, their faces veiled, filled the auditorium of a Kabul…

First Flight From Kabul Is Hailed as Positive Step Amid Troubling Signs

KABUL, Afghanistan — Ten days after the chaotic evacuation of Afghanistan came to an end, a…

Severe Flooding Kills at Least 12 in Central China

Severe flooding in central China has killed at least 12 people, including some who were trapped…

Your Wednesday Briefing

The number of people in India who have died during the coronavirus pandemic is likely to…

This Train Crash Killed 49 People. It Didn’t Have to Happen.

Among the families, there are fears that the 49 lives lost on that day have become…

Indonesia announces restrictions for two major islands as the Delta variant surges.

Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, announced new restrictions on Thursday for parts of Java and Bali islands…

Marking Party’s Centennial, Xi Warns That China Will Not Be Bullied

The crowd waved flags, sang and cheered in made-for-television unison. Troops marched and jets flew overhead…

Indonesian General Is Killed in Rebel Ambush, Sparking Fears of Retaliation

Indonesia’s top intelligence official in Papua Province was a one-star general who did not believe in…