Iran Tries to Expand Business in Iraq to Blunt U.S. Sanctions

BAGHDAD — From financing the expansion of the vast courtyards that lead into the Shiite shrines…

Currency Provisions in U.S.-China Trade Pact May Not Be New

BEIJING — A pending trade agreement between the United States and China could put few restrictions…

Chinese Entrepreneur Takes On the System, and Drops Out of Sight

YULIN, China — For months, Zhao Faqi was a folk hero for entrepreneurs in China —…

Venezuela Blackout, in 2nd Day, Threatens Food Supplies and Patient Lives

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela ground to a halt Friday as a national power blackout entered its…

U.N. Rights Chief, Denouncing ‘Gross Inequalities,’ Jabs at China and Israel

GENEVA — The United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet mentioned potential rights violations in China…

A High-Level Resignation in Iran Is Seen as Sign of Hard-liners’ Strength

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The surprise resignation of Iran’s foreign minister last week was a rare public…

Erdogan Tries to Ease the Pain of Turkey’s Bad Economy. It’s Still Hurting.

ISTANBUL — At a recent rally to open the campaign before municipal elections in March, President…

Failed Hanoi Meeting Has U.S. Allies in Region Asking: What’s Next?

SEOUL, South Korea — The abrupt breakdown of summit talks between President Trump and North Korea’s…

After Unpredictable Trump Meeting, Kim Returns to Scripted Form in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam — Goose-stepping soldiers and children with red Communist kerchiefs greeted Kim Jong-un on Friday…

Trump Officials Offer Mixed Signals on Trade Deal With China

WASHINGTON — President Trump and his top economic advisers have sent a series of conflicting messages…

Trump Trade Adviser Defends China Deal Before Congressional Skeptics

WASHINGTON — Robert Lighthizer, the president’s top trade adviser, cautioned lawmakers on Wednesday that hurdles remain…

China Shifts, and Detroit’s Big Bet Goes Sour

ImageA Chevrolet dealership in Chongqing, China. American automakers have bet billions of dollars on the Chinese…

Trump Braces for Democrats to Outflank Him on China

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s decision to back off his threat to raise tariffs on Chinese goods…

2019 Is a Sensitive Year for China. Xi Is Nervous.

BEIJING — China’s leader, Xi Jinping, abruptly summoned hundreds of officials to Beijing recently, forcing some…

Kim Jong-un’s Symbolic Vietnam Visit Is About More Than Trump

When Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, visits Vietnam for the first time this week, his…