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A couple wearing protective masks to help stop the spread of the Wuhan virus walk in Beijing on Jan. 28.

Countries Begin Evacuating Citizens From Wuhan

Global alarm about the coronavirus outbreak is still rising as China prepares to bring in international health experts.

A view of the Israeli settlement of Maale Efrayim in the Jordan valley in the occupied West Bank on Jan. 27.

What’s Inside Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan?

U.S. officials prepare to release the details of Trump’s long-awaited proposal, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House.

Workers make dumplings wearing masks on Jan. 26, in Beijing.

WHO Chief Arrives in China Amid Growing Virus Fears

Global health experts are mounting a response to the Wuhan coronavirus, as China’s official figures rise.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem on Jan. 23.

Trump Will Unveil Middle East Peace Plan At Last

Israeli leaders get a chance to see the long-awaited peace proposal at the White House next week.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin gestures following a dinner reception at his official residence in Jerusalem, on Jan. 22.

World Leaders Mark Auschwitz Liberation Without Poland

Disagreements between Poland and Russia cast a shadow over the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem.

People wearing face masks walk in Hankou railway station in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 21.

WHO Could Declare Wuhan Coronavirus a Global Emergency

With a new respiratory illness spreading in China and beyond, the World Health Organization has called an expert panel to meet today.

U.S. President Donald Trump exits Marine One to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base on Jan. 20, as he prepares to travel to Davos, Switzerland.

Trump Set to Speak at Davos as Impeachment Trial Begins

The U.S. president’s advisors see the World Economic Forum as a chance to show that he’s committed to his duties.

Lebanese protesters throw stones at riot police in central Beirut on Jan. 19.

Lebanon’s Protests Spiral

Amid political and economic crisis, anti-government protesters and riot police clashed in Beirut over the weekend.

Libya's Foreign Minister Mohamed Taher Siala welcomes his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, in Tripoli on Oct. 27, 2019.

Germany Seeks to Broker Cease-Fire in Libya

After failed efforts in Moscow, European powers hope for a peace deal in Berlin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the Federal Assembly in Moscow on Jan. 15.

Did Putin Just Extend His Rule?

After a sudden constitutional shake-up, the Russian president is poised to keep a leading role in the country’s politics.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  shakes hands with Cornel Feruta, acting head of the U.N. atomic watchdog, upon his arrival in Tehran on Sept. 8, 2019.

European Powers Censure Iran Over Nuclear Breaches

Britain, France, and Germany trigger a last-ditch mechanism, desperate to bring Iran back in line with the 2015 nuclear deal.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido raises his fist after a rally in Caracas on Jan. 11.

U.S. Announces New Sanctions on Venezuela

The United States is again punishing Maduro’s regime, arguing it moved to take over the legislature.

A woman attends a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Ukrainian airliner downed by Iranian air defenses, in Tehran on Jan. 11.

Protests Put Iran’s Leadership on the Defensive

Iranian demonstrators are ramping up pressure on the government after it admitted the military mistakenly shot down a commercial plane last week.

Supporters wave Taiwanese flags during a campaign rally ahead of Saturday's election, on Jan. 9 in Taipei.

Taiwan Set for Critical Vote

Taiwanese voters go to the polls in an election that politicians say is all about China.

Lawyers take part in a demonstration against the French government's plan to overhaul the country's retirement system, on Jan. 6 in Lyon, France.

France Is Still on Strike

After more than a month of walkouts, French unions and the government haven’t reached a compromise over planned pension reform.

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