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Burkina Faso Wracked by Escalating Violence

DAKAR, Senegal — A mission to rescue kidnapped tourists that went fatally awry. A church burned…

Colombian Army’s Kill Orders Put Civilians at Risk, Officers Say

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The head of Colombia’s army, frustrated by the nation’s faltering efforts to secure…

Saudi Oil Infrastructure at Risk as Small Attacks Raise Potential for Big Disruption

Across the Arabian peninsula, thousands of miles of pipes run above and below the desert in…

Israel Presses the Case Against Iran, but Not for War

JERUSALEM — Israel has been providing Washington with intelligence about potential Iranian attacks. Its prime minister,…

The Tension Between America and Iran, Explained

American officials have suddenly raised the stakes in the long-simmering tensions between the United States and…

In Yemen, Fighting Resumes Between Houthi Rebels and Government Forces

ADEN, Yemen — Houthi fighters and Saudi-backed pro-government forces renewed fighting in Yemen’s port city of…

Despite Troubling Echoes of 2003, Iraqis Think U.S.-Iran War Is Unlikely

BAGHDAD — On the streets of Baghdad and in its halls of power, people know what…

Trump Praises Hungary’s Viktor Orban, Brushing Aside Criticism

WASHINGTON — President Trump lavished praise on Monday on Viktor Orban, the authoritarian prime minister of…

Pakistan Says Separatists Killed 5 in Attack on Luxury Hotel

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s military said Sunday that five people, including a navy sailor, were killed…

They Were ‘Comrades in Arms’ Against ISIS. Now the U.S. Is Eyeing the Exit.

RMEILAN, Syria — Dressed in camouflage and sipping tea, the Syrian commander who emerged as America’s…

News Analysis: Trump Said He Would Tame Rogue Nations. Now They Are Challenging Him.

WASHINGTON — Three nations that have long defined themselves as bitter adversaries of the United States…

Taliban Kill at Least a Dozen Afghan Soldiers, a Day After Peace Talks

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban militants overran a cluster of government outposts in northwestern Afghanistan on Friday,…

Two French Soldiers Killed in Raid that Frees Four Hostages in Burkina Faso

PARIS — A raid led by French armed forces rescued four hostages in northern Burkina Faso…

North Korea Fires Two Short-Range Ballistic Missiles, South’s Military Says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday, the South Korean…

North Korea Fires Another Projectile, South’s Military Says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired a projectile toward the east on Thursday, its second…