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Afghans Say They Urgently Need Logistical Support for Security Forces

Afghans Say They Urgently Need Logistical Support for Security Forces

Afghan lawmakers are asking the United States to continue to provide urgently needed maintenance and logistical support for their air...

Myanmar Faces COVID-19 Surge Amid Political Crisis

Myanmar Faces COVID-19 Surge Amid Political Crisis

Myanmar, already on the brink of widespread civil war after February’s coup, is facing another crisis as COVID-19 cases surge....

China’s Xi Visits Tibet Amid Rising Controls Over Religion

China’s Xi Visits Tibet Amid Rising Controls Over Religion

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has made a rare visit to Tibet as authorities tighten controls over the Himalayan region’s traditional...

As Olympics Open, Tokyo Residents Yearn for Olympic Crowds, Cheering and Celebrations Nixed by Pandemic

As Olympics Open, Tokyo Residents Yearn for Olympic Crowds, Cheering and Celebrations Nixed by Pandemic

No free-spending foreign spectators. Lots of COVID-19 worries. And as the delayed Olympics begin on Friday, some Tokyo residents are...

Reporter’s Notebook: When the Taliban First Came to Kabul 

Reporter’s Notebook: When the Taliban First Came to Kabul 

Editor’s note: The U.S. departure from Afghanistan marks another major turning point for the Taliban, the militant group with a...

Myanmar Military Accused of Arresting Doctors While COVID Infections Rise

Myanmar Military Accused of Arresting Doctors While COVID Infections Rise

Angered by doctors’ support for anti-junta protests, Myanmar’s military has arrested several doctors treating COVID-19 patients independently, colleagues and media...

Bezos, Mars Rover, Wildfires Headline Week in Space

Bezos, Mars Rover, Wildfires Headline Week in Space

Space tourism notches another win after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos follows fellow billionaire Richard Branson in rocketing to weightlessness.  Plus,...

New Sport Explainer: 3×3 Basketball

New Sport Explainer: 3×3 Basketball

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New Sport Explainer: Sport Climbing

New Sport Explainer: Sport Climbing

HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: None. Sport climbing will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo in a format that has rankled many...

New Sport Video Explainer: Skateboarding

New Sport Video Explainer: Skateboarding

WHAT’S NEW: Absolutely everything. Skateboarding is one of four sports making their Olympic debuts at the Tokyo Games, along with...

China Rejects Second Probe Into Coronavirus Origin

China Rejects Second Probe Into Coronavirus Origin

China has rejected the World Health Organization’s proposal for a second phase of its investigation into the origin of the...

Is Polarized America Primed for a Breakout Third Party?

Is Polarized America Primed for a Breakout Third Party?

The ouster of Republican Liz Cheney from her leadership position in the House of Representatives could provide fertile ground for the emergence...