5 Top Reads

The New York Stock Exchange.

Our Top Weekend Reads

The stock market is soaring, African leaders are rallying around George Floyd, and reducing the U.S. military presence abroad could boost the domestic economy.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He after announcing a "phase one" trade agreement with China in Washington on Oct. 11, 2019.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Volodymyr Zelensky’s first year in office, the new Iraqi prime minister is choosing reform over revolution, and the challenges facing Israel’s new government.

People displaced by drought walking at a displaced persons camp.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Southeast Asia is turning a blind eye to the Rohingya, Israel-Jordan relations are deteriorating, and Kataib Hezbollah is losing influence in Iraq.

U.S. President Donald Trump signs a document reinstating sanctions against Iran after announcing the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal in Washington on May 8, 2018.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Iran is resuming its enrichment of uranium, Syrian mercenaries are in Libya, and the Taliban are exploiting the coronavirus.

Employees of the Ryo Won Footwear Factory working on a production line.

Our Top Weekend Reads

North Korea is on the verge of an economic collapse, Czech-Russian relations are hitting a low point, and Russia is planning to exploit the crisis to interfere in the U.S. election.

The U.S. Department of State.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Trump loyalist moves to the State Department, the United Arab Emirates prolongs the conflict in Libya, and Orthodox churches turn into coronavirus hotspots.

Fighters from the UAE-trained Security Belt Force, which seeks independence for South Yemen.

Our Top Weekend Reads

No global cease-fire, big government is here to stay, and the misuse of accurate disaster predictions.

A tourist wearing a protective mask tours outside the Colosseum.

Our Top Weekend Reads

History lesson in pandemics, Iraqi militias becoming more aggressive, and the danger facing India’s sanitation workers.

Stock trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Market response to the coronavirus, China deflecting blame, and the dawn of post-democratic Europe.

A craftsman works at a workshop in Tehran

Our Top Weekend Reads

Democrats pushing back on sanctions, the use of colonial-era quarantine laws, and blaming China for the coronavirus.

The al-Nour refugee camp in Arsal, Lebanon, on June 10, 2019.

Our Top Weekend Reads

The limits of social distancing, the Middle East’s lackluster coronavirus response, and the dark underbelly of whistleblowing.

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a news conference about the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic in Washington on March 13.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Trump’s credibility is collapsing, government officials are hiding information about the coronavirus, and Putin is set to become Russia’s president for life.

Italian Col. Lorenzo Cucciniello

Our Top Weekend Reads

Stories on the European role in Iraq, Islamophobic pogroms in India, and possible Iranian threats to U.S. interests in Latin America.

Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Bernie Sanders’s stance on Israeli settlements, Emmanuel Macron’s fight against Islamism, and elections in Slovakia.

Workers set up beds at an exhibition center that was converted into a hospital in Wuhan, China.

Our Top Weekend Reads

China’s response to the coronavirus, the EU pushing refugees into Rwanda, and fears of another civil war in Afghanistan.

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