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With Sudan’s Revolution in the Balance, Darfur Moves Center Stage

KHARTOUM, Sudan — When the first winds of a revolution blew across Sudan last winter, threatening to upend decades of corrupt and destructive rule, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir needed to find a scapegoat. He got Ayob Omer. Mr. [...]

A New Revolution? Mexico Still Waiting as López Obrador Nears Half-Year Mark

MEXICO CITY — After his landslide victory last year, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico promised a staggering transformation of his country — on par with independence from Spain and the Mexican Revolution. But five [...]

Amid U.S. Silence, Gulf Nations Back the Military in Sudan’s Revolution

KHARTOUM, Sudan — For a quarter-century the United States shaped Sudan’s relationship with the outside world. Washington branded Sudan a state sponsor of terrorism, fired cruise missiles at a factory in the capital, Khartoum, and [...]

‘It’s Time to Break the Chains.’ Algerians Seek a Revolution.

ALGIERS — High above the sea in a heavily guarded villa, Algeria’s 82-year-old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, sits in a wheelchair — mute, paralyzed, barely able to move his hands. Hovered over by a flurry of attendants and [...]

Iran Dispatch: The Iranian Revolution at 40: From Theocracy to ‘Normality’

In February of 1979, Tehran was in chaos. A cancer-stricken Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Western-backed autocrat, had gone into exile in mid-January, leaving behind a rickety regency council. On Feb. 1, Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, [...]

A Quiet Revolution: More Women Seek Divorces in Conservative West Africa

MARADI, Niger — He didn’t hit her. He didn’t yell. He didn’t cheat, as far as she knows. It was just that, less than two years into their marriage, Zalika Amadou’s husband had changed. He’d become far too neglectful and [...]

Mexico’s New President Promised a Revolution. Has It Begun?

Mr. López Obrador has said he plans to put the issue to a public referendum in the coming months. Since taking office, he has also sought to address one of the open wounds in Mexican justice: the disappearance of 43 students in 2014. [...]
May 1968: A Month of Revolution Pushed France Into the Modern World
In France, the enemy of change was the government, then headed by President Charles de Gaulle, who tried to repress the strikes and the sit-ins, but on May 29, he appeared to be overwhelmed. In an unprecedented move, he left the country [...]
Cuba’s New President: Loyal Servant of a Revolution He Didn’t Fight
Born one year after Fidel Castro’s forces took control of the island, Mr. Díaz-Canel is the first person outside the Castro dynasty to lead Cuba in decades. He took the helm of government on Thursday morning to a standing ovation from [...]
Missouri Attorney General blames human trafficking on 1960s sexual revolution
Josh Hawley, attorney general for the state of Missouri and reportedly a “top Republican” prospect for the November state Senate race  according to the Kansas City Star, is facing scrutiny for strange statements he made regarding [...]