KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan president said that over 150 people were killed and more than 300 were wounded by the truck bombing outside the German Embassy last week, making it possibly the deadliest such attack since the American-led invasion in 2001.
BEIRUT, Lebanon — For years, the tiny, energy-rich country of Qatar has carved out a niche in the Arab world by trying to be everything to everyone.
LONDON — Everyone called him “Abs.” He gave out Halloween candy to children and taught them how to play Ping-Pong. He invited his neighbors to a barbecue.
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. Why Britain? Why now? Saturday’s terrorist attack in London was the third in three months in a country with widespread surveillance, raising questions over how else it can heighten security.
LONDON — Everyone called him “Abs.” He gave out Halloween candy to children and taught them how to play Ping-Pong. He invited his neighbors to barbecue. But Khurum Shazad Butt was not the typical resident of the East London neighborhood of Barking.