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The Pandemic Has Set Back the Fight Against H.I.V., TB and Malaria

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely set back the fight against other global scourges like H.I.V., tuberculosis and malaria, according to a sobering new report released on Tuesday.Before the pandemic, the world had been making strides against these illnesses....

The Leadership of The Taliban, Explained: Who Are They?

The Taliban formally declared a caretaker government on Tuesday, appointing acting cabinet ministers who were largely loyalists from the group’s first years of rule in the 1990s.The list of ministers was the clearest indication yet that the group...

A Hole, a Tunnel, a 32-Yard Crawl: Palestinians Still Free After Rare Escape

JERUSALEM — It was about 1:30 a.m. on Monday morning when the first prisoner poked his head up through a hole in a dirt track in northeast Israel and hauled himself above ground.Then came a second man, then...

Your Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times

We’re covering the Taliban’s new acting leadership, the lagging vaccination rate in Eastern Europe and China’s commitment to narrow the wage gap.The Taliban announce government postsThe Taliban chose people to fill several cabinet positions on an acting basis,...

Mexico’s Supreme Court Votes to Decriminalize Abortion

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that making abortion a crime was unconstitutional, setting a landmark legal precedent for potential legalization nationwide in the conservative Catholic country of some 120 million people.The unanimous ruling from...

From Afghanistan to the World Cup, Tiny, Wealthy Qatar Steps Up

DOHA, Qatar — As chaos took over the United States’ last-minute efforts to evacuate more than 120,000 of its citizens and partners from Afghanistan last month, a tiny, wealthy country that many Americans would struggle to find on...

Charter Flights Delayed as U.S. and Taliban Struggle to Work Together

DOHA — With the massive United States military effort to evacuate American citizens and endangered Afghans completed, those still scrambling to find safe passage from Afghanistan are now navigating a complicated and potentially dangerous diplomatic impasse.Unable to fly...

As German Elections Near, Angela Merkel Dips Into Campaign Fray

BERLIN — Angela Merkel has said she wanted to stay out of the election campaign for her replacement as Germany’s chancellor. But with her party polling at record lows, Ms. Merkel used a speech to Germany’s Parliament on...

To Avoid River Flooding, Go With the Flow, the Dutch Say

The Netherlands, accustomed to wet weather, was midway through what would become one of the wettest Julys on record, and Patrick van der Broeck was getting edgy.Germany and Belgium were experiencing epochal floods that would ultimately kill 220...

Inflation’s Worldwide Surge May Be a Good Sign

Price gains are shooting higher across many advanced economies as consumer demand, shortages and other pandemic-related factors combine to fuel a burst of inflation.The spike has become a source of annoyance among consumers and worry among policymakers who...
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