DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh’s Parliament softened its landmark law against underage marriage on Monday, a move that human rights activists say could roll back the country’s decades-long campaign to curtail teenage pregnancy and maternal and
MOSCOW — The Kremlin, increasingly convinced that President Trump will not fundamentally change relations with Russia, is instead seeking to bolster its global influence by exploiting what it considers weakness in Washington, according to political advisers, diplomats, journalists and other analysts.
MEDICINE HAT, Alberta — Kurt Remple, a toothless, unemployed, struggling alcoholic in this prairie town with the curious name is a success story of sorts. Five years ago, he was living under a bridge and surviving on free meals from charities.
The World Health Organization warned on Monday that a dozen antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” pose an enormous threat to human health, and urged hospital infection-control experts and pharmaceutical researchers to focus on fighting the most dangerous pathogens first.
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan ambassador to Russia is known for his undiplomatic talk and his signature aviator glasses.
TEHRAN — For Iranians, Asghar Farhadi, whose movie “The Salesman” won the Academy Award for best foreign language film on Sunday, is more than just a filmmaker.
SPIJKENISSE, the Netherlands — He wants to end immigration from Muslim countries, tax head scarves and ban the Quran. He is partly of Indonesian heritage, and dyes his hair bright blond.
BEIJING Chinese state media has reacted with anger and threats of boycotts after the board of an affiliate of South Korea’s Lotte Group approved a land swap with the government that will enable authorities to deploy a U.S.
KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia’s authorities were aware of two North Korea-linked companies operating an arms business in the Southeast Asian country and they were being “struck off”, the police chief said on Tuesday following a Reuters report that identified the firms.
HAMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq — One week after Iraqi forces began their push into western Mosul, American firepower is playing an essential role in softening the opposition from the Islamic State.