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Chinese President Xi Jinping invites Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to view an honor guard.
Chinese President Xi Jinping invites Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to view an honor guard.

China and Saudi Arabia Reinforce Economic Ties

The two nations’ economies have become increasingly intertwined.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen holds a press conference.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen holds a press conference.

What to Know About the Russian Oil Price Cap

The global oil market has entered largely uncharted territory.

People protest against the Iranian regime in Istanbul.
People protest against the Iranian regime in Istanbul.

Did Iran Actually Abolish Its Morality Police?

Vague remarks made by Iran’s attorney general have been met with confusion and skepticism.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa attends a World Economic Forum breakfast.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa attends a World Economic Forum breakfast.

In South Africa, a Scandal Threatens Ramaphosa’s Presidency

An independent panel’s findings have thrown the embattled leader’s political future into jeopardy.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attends a mini plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attends a mini plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels.

EU Pushes for Special Tribunal Over Ukraine

More than nine months of war have inflicted a devastating humanitarian toll.

French President Emmanuel Macron walks on the deck of a helicopter.
French President Emmanuel Macron walks on the deck of a helicopter.

What to Expect From Macron’s State Visit

The high-profile trip marks the first state visit of U.S. President Joe Biden’s presidency.

Protesters hold up white pieces of paper in Beijing.
Protesters hold up white pieces of paper in Beijing.

Beijing Scrambles to Quell Mass Protests

The sweeping demonstrations posed a major challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s authority.

Protesters in New York call on the United Nations to take action against the treatment of women in Iran.
Protesters in New York call on the United Nations to take action against the treatment of women in Iran.

Iran’s Protesters Dig in Their Heels

As the regime’s violence intensifies, the protest movement is still gaining strength and global visibility.

Workers dismantle an autotransformer in central Ukraine.
Workers dismantle an autotransformer in central Ukraine.

Ukraine Faces Dark and Brutal Winter

As temperatures drop, Russia’s strikes on Ukrainian energy infrastructure have left the country in a dangerous position.

An illuminated sign in the plenary hall at the COP27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Nov. 7.
An illuminated sign in the plenary hall at the COP27 climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Nov. 7.

What Came Out of COP27?

Grueling debates forced negotiations to drag on, leading to a landmark agreement on loss and damage.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak holds a press conference after meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden and a phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak holds a press conference after meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden and a phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.

Britain Braces for More Economic Agony

Britain unveiled its new plan as a cloud of economic gloom descends over the country.

Damaged vehicles are seen in Tripoli.
Damaged vehicles are seen in Tripoli.

Libya’s Enduring Political Chaos

The U.N. Libya envoy has warned that the country will be “at risk of partition” if it continues to delay elections.

Polish officials make a statement on the missile crisis.
Polish officials make a statement on the missile crisis.

What to Know About the Poland Missile Blast

NATO leaders have been racing to piece together what happened.

(L-R) Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany, President Emmanuel Macron of France, President Joe Biden of the United States, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India chat ahead of a working session on food and energy security during the G-20 Summit in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.
(L-R) Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany, President Emmanuel Macron of France, President Joe Biden of the United States, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India chat ahead of a working session on food and energy security during the G-20 Summit in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.

G-20 Convenes Amid Economic Gloom

The group of nations remains deeply fractured over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Ethiopian government and TPLF leaders shake hands.
Ethiopian government and TPLF leaders shake hands.

Ethiopia’s Perilous Path to Peace

A recent peace deal could bring critical humanitarian relief after nearly two years of war.

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