Medical staff members, wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city, arrive with a patient at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan on January 25, 2020.

How To Tell What’s Really Happening With the Wuhan Virus

China struggles with a fast-moving outbreak, as the authorities move to cut off unauthorized information.

Medical staff members arrive with a patient at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital.

The Wuhan Virus: How to Stay Safe

As China’s epidemic continues to spread, things may seem scary. Here are ten simple precautions that can protect you from contracting the coronavirus.

House impeachment managers

In Historic Impeachment Trial, Democrats May Have Talked Too Much

The House managers delivered a powerful case that Trump abused his office, but many Americans are tuning out—and almost no Republican votes have changed.

A police officer checks the temperature of a driver at a highway in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 24, 2020.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Wuhan faces quarantine as coronavirus spreads, Imran Khan discusses China, and Trump picks up Ukraine conspiracy theory.

Afghan men walk along the highway between the Turkish cities of Dogubayazit and Agri, in eastern Turkey, near the border with Iran on April 22, 2019. After crossing the border, they were unable to obtain proper documentation that would allow them to ride public transportation, forcing them to walk for hours or days as they travel toward Istanbul on their way to Europe.

As America Shuts Its Doors, Afghan Refugees Are Stuck in Turkey

The Trump administration has made it nearly impossible for Afghans who aided U.S. troops to claim asylum in the United States. Instead, thousands who aided Americans on the battlefield are stranded in a country that doesn't want them.

People watch the International Court of Justice hearing at a restaurant in a Rohingya refugee camp

The Rohingya Find Some Justice in Court

An unprecedented court ruling leaves Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi in a tight spot.

People demonstrate in Lima on Oct. 3, 2019, after President Martin Vizcarra dissolved Peru's unicameral parliament.

Peru’s Vote for a New Congress Could Shape the President’s Legacy

After suspending the country’s Congress last fall, new legislative elections could give Martín Vizcarra the support he needs to confront corruption—or lead to renewed political gridlock.

Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative on Iran

Pentagon Steps Up Cruise Missile Defenses as Iranian Threat Grows

U.S. to expand network of spy satellites to better detect and track cruise missiles, drones, and hypersonic weapons.

Protesters take part in a pro-independence march on Jan. 11 in Glasgow, Scotland.

A New Scottish Independence Vote Seems All but Inevitable

With increasing support from voters, the Scottish National Party is unlikely to give up its fight for a second referendum despite the procedural obstacles it faces.

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Impeachment Trials and Conspiracy Theories: A Match Made in Hell

Does Russia get too much or too little credit in fueling the Ukraine scandal? As with everything these days, it’s too hard to tell.

Women look on as they stand on a roadside during a demonstration near the Jamia Millia Islamia university, that has been blocked off by demonstrators against India's new citizenship law, in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 24, 2020.

India’s Muslims Are Fighting for Their Religion. Should They Display It, Too?

As secular Indians protest a controversial new citizenship law, some debate whether they should demonstrate as Muslims first or as Indians who happen to be Muslim.

An elderly couple walks into the sunset on a boulevard.

Europe Is Destined to Age—but Not to Suffer the Consequences

Migration and higher fertility can’t alter the course of Europe’s graying, but there is a strategy to avoid disaster.

Boys study at the madrassa in Lamatak village, in Afghanistan's Kunar province, on Sept. 16, 2019.

In Afghanistan, Religious Schools Are a Breeding Ground for Islamic State Influence

Countless madrassas are said to be funded by Gulf sources associated with the spread of extremist Salafist views.

A vaccinator marks the door of a house during a polio vaccination drive in Nowshera, Pakistan, on April 22, 2019.

Pakistan’s Secret Weapon Against Polio

Female health workers and religious leaders are driving up the country’s dangerously low vaccination rates.

A woman uses her phone as she walks past an ATM for the digital currency bitcoin in Hong Kong on Dec. 18, 2017.

The Greenback Needs a Digital Makeover

To preserve the dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency, the United States can’t let China get ahead on cryptocurrency.

Supporters of the anti-Matteo Salvini "Sardine Movement," gather in Piazza San Giovanni in Latrerano on Dec.14, 2019 in Rome.

Italy’s Sardines Want to Stop Matteo Salvini. They Might End Up Strengthening Him.

By depicting the far-right League leader as a villain, a grassroots movement calling for civility in politics could help hand the leftist stronghold of Emilia-Romagna to the right.

Iran rials, pictured on April 11, 2011.

Iran Has a Bitcoin Strategy to Beat Trump

As the United States expands its sanctions, Iran has been ramping up its use of cryptocurrencies to get around them.

Indian students wear masks of China's President Xi Jinping

Welcome to the Belt and Road Pandemic

There’s one difference between the Wuhan virus and previous outbreaks in the region: China is now impossible to quarantine.

Protesters hold posters showing Iranian commander Qassem Suleimani during a protest outside the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul on Jan. 5.

The U.S. Can Deter Iran but Not Its Proxies

Rash action by Tehran-connected groups could provoke an escalatory cycle.

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