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India Blames Pakistan for Attack in Kashmir, Promising a Response

NEW DELHI — India accused Pakistan on Friday of orchestrating a suicide bombing that killed dozens of soldiers in Kashmir, the worst attack there in decades, promising an appropriate response and calling on world leaders to isolate [...]

How a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Could Open a Path to Irish Unity

LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland — Gary Donnelly, a city councilor in Londonderry, has fought for years to end British rule in Northern Ireland. After the 1998 peace agreement many of his allies put aside the struggle to expel the British [...]

Kabul Dispatch: A Shotgun Under Her Bed, This Afghan Maverick Wants No Peace With Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan — The driver of a car that was stopped in the middle of the road, blocking traffic, was shocked when a passing motorist rolled down the window and shouted at him: “Dirty donkey.” He was even more surprised when [...]

Spain’s Prime Minister Calls Snap Election

MADRID — Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez of Spain on Friday called for a snap general election in April, opening a new chapter of national turmoil as the territorial conflict over Catalonia continues to weigh on the country’s politics. The [...]

Mike Pence Lashes European Allies for Their Stance on Iran

His speech to foreign ministers and diplomats from about five dozen countries came hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dropped any remaining pretense about the goal of the conference, which had been formally described as focusing [...]

Kashmir Suffers From the Worst Attack There in 30 Years

AWANTIPORA, Kashmir — A vehicle filled with explosives rammed into a convoy of Indian paramilitary forces on a busy highway in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir on Thursday, killing at least 40 soldiers, local officials said, [...]

A Valentine in Uncertain Times: ‘I Kiss You Amid the Taliban’

Every step, every destination, I love you. To spite the murderous traditions, I love you. You are pious, your kisses are your prayer. You are different, your kisses are your protest. You are not afraid of love, of hope, of [...]

Trudeau’s Commitment to Indigenous Groups Tested by Minister’s Resignation

TORONTO — For a Canadian prime minister who has tied his legacy to improving the state of Indigenous people in the country, the Valentine’s Day photo would seem a picture-perfect re-election campaign poster: Justin Trudeau’s face [...]

A Locked Door, a Fire and 41 Girls Killed as Police Stood By

The girls, who had broken no laws and posed no threat to society, were victims even before the fire. As survivors of sexual abuse, violence or abandonment — often at the hands of their own families — the government had assigned them [...]

Egypt’s Parliament Clears Way for El-Sisi to Rule Until 2034

CAIRO — The Egyptian Parliament approved sweeping measures on Thursday that would allow President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to extend his rule until 2034, further entrenching his authoritarian rule and enshrining in law the military’s [...]