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What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say

What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, at a parade in London in 2016 for the monarch’s 90th birthday.

Jeweler to the Stars Flees as India Seethes Over Bank Fraud

Jeweler to the Stars Flees as India Seethes Over Bank Fraud

Empty displays and a dying orchid inside the Nirav Modi boutique on the Upper East Side of New York on Wednesday. The store was in luxe company, between Kwiat and Vacheron Constantin shops.

A Voracious Starfish Is Destroying the Great Barrier Reef

A Voracious Starfish Is Destroying the Great Barrier Reef

Crown-of-thorns starfish devouring Swain Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef off Australia’s east coast.

Hard-Liners and Reformers Tapped Iranians’ Ire. Now, Both Are Protest Targets.

Hard-Liners and Reformers Tapped Iranians’ Ire. Now, Both Are Protest Targets.

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blamed “enemies” for the antigovernment protests but did not specify who.

ISIS May Be Waning, but Global Threats of Terrorism Continue to Spread

ISIS May Be Waning, but Global Threats of Terrorism Continue to Spread

Somali soldiers last month at the site of an attack by the Shabab in which an American soldier was killed and four others were injured.

How to Celebrate Buddha in Sri Lanka? Stop Partying, Some Say

How to Celebrate Buddha in Sri Lanka? Stop Partying, Some Say

Worshipers in Colombo, Sri Lanka, getting ready on Sunday to celebrate the holiday of Vesak at Kelaniya Temple.

French and U.K. Fishing Boats Clash in ‘Scallop War’

French and U.K. Fishing Boats Clash in ‘Scallop War’

A Scottish scallop dredger, right, docked at Shoreham, England, on Wednesday, a day after clashes with French fishermen off France’s northern coast.

Onstage, South Korean K-Pop Stars. In the Balcony, Kim Jong-un, Clapping.

Onstage, South Korean K-Pop Stars. In the Balcony, Kim Jong-un, Clapping.

A photo released by North Korea’s state news agency of a performance by South Korean musicians in Pyongyang on Sunday.

Salah Abdeslam, Suspect in Paris Attacks, Is Extradited to France

Salah Abdeslam, Suspect in Paris Attacks, Is Extradited to France

French and Belgian officials react to the decision to move Salah Abdeslam, accused of involvement in the November 2015 terror attacks, to a prison in the Paris region where the attacks were carried out.

Gail Minglana Martinez, Mother in Air Force Family, Dies in Brussels Attacks

Gail Minglana Martinez, Mother in Air Force Family, Dies in Brussels Attacks

Gail Minglana Martinez in a photo from social media.

Trump, in Davos, Mends Split With Britain and Widens One With Palestinians

Trump, in Davos, Mends Split With Britain and Widens One With Palestinians

President Trump met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday.

U.S. Diplomats Held Face-to-Face Talks With Taliban, Insurgents Say

U.S. Diplomats Held Face-to-Face Talks With Taliban, Insurgents Say

The Taliban’s “political office” Doha, Qatar. The militant group has long maintained an informal political office here for the purpose of restarting the long-dormant peace process.

Indonesia’s Crackdown on Gay Men Moves From Bars Into the Home

Indonesia’s Crackdown on Gay Men Moves From Bars Into the Home

Steven Handoko in 2013, during a family trip to Singapore. Detained in a raid on a gay sauna in North Jakarta in May, Mr. Handoko, 25, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison by an Indonesian court.

Greeks Protest Over Neighbor’s Use of the Name Macedonia

Greeks Protest Over Neighbor’s Use of the Name Macedonia

Greeks protesting in Thessaloniki on Sunday against their neighboring nation’s use of the name Macedonia.

Island or Rock? Taiwan Defends Its Claim in South China Sea

Island or Rock? Taiwan Defends Its Claim in South China Sea

Itu Aba is a small strip of land in the South China Sea occupied by Taiwan. Its name in Chinese is Taiping, which means peaceful or tranquil.

Are ISIS Fighters Prisoners or Honored Guests of the Afghan Government?

Are ISIS Fighters Prisoners or Honored Guests of the Afghan Government?

More than 250 Islamic State fighters turned themselves in to the Afghan government to avoid imminent capture by Taliban insurgents. About 100 were younger than 18, Afghan officials said.


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