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Yemen

Will the Next Superbug Come From Yemen?

By Sam Loewenberg It was two days after the young Yemeni man was released from surgery that the doctors first noticed the smell. The bullet that wounded the leg of the 22-year-old college student had...

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oPt

Israel Quietly Legalizes Pirate Outposts in the West Bank

The retroactive legalization is seen by anti-settlement groups as a methodical effort by the government to change the map by entrenching the outposts that spread like fingers across it. By ISABEL...

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South Sudan

Time to Get Serious With South Sudan

Since the founding of the nation of South Sudan five years ago, its citizens have gone from a brief moment of exhilaration and promise to the cruel reality of tribal violence, depredation and...

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Bangladesh + 1 more

As Bangladesh counts Rohingya, some fear forced relocation

By MAHER SATTAR COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Bangladesh’s government began its first census of undocumented Rohingya refugees on Thursday, setting off fears that it might lead to a mass relocation or...

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Sri Lanka

Can a New President Lead Sri Lanka Into an Era of Peace?

By GEETA ANAND and DHARISHA BASTIANS COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Leaders of Sri Lanka, an island nation at the foot of India, have repeatedly promised a political solution to the ethnic strife that has...

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Yemen

As War Strangles Yemen, Many Fear the Grip Will Never Break

By KAREEM FAHIM TAIZ, Yemen — The familiar thud of shelling echoed off the mountains that cradle this besieged and ravaged city. For a few terrifying minutes, a warplane circled over neighborhoods...

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DR Congo

In Congo, Wars Are Small and Chaos Is Endless

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN APRIL 30, 2016 NYUNZU, Democratic Republic of Congo — Deep in the forest, miles from any major city, lies an abandoned cotton factory full of the dispossessed. There is no police...

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Nepal

Nepal's Earthquake Recovery Remains in Disarray a Year Later

By ELLEN BARRYAPRIL 30, 2016 SANKHU, Nepal — As the anniversary of Nepal’s devastating earthquake came and went last week, Tilakmananda Bajracharya peered up at the mountainside temple his family has...

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Ethiopia + 1 more

Deadly Ethnic Strife Convulses Ethiopia-South Sudan Border

By JACEY FORTINAPRIL 25, 2016 GAMBELA, Ethiopia — After angry mobs began targeting his community, Simon Thion, 29, felt caught in the middle. Mr. Simon, an Ethiopian who is part of the Nuer ethnic...

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