Morning Brief

Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks during a press conference on Nov. 10 in La Paz, Bolivia.

Bolivia’s Morales Steps Down Under Pressure

Leftist leaders in the region have decried the series of events following the disputed presidential election as a coup.

Banners cover an abandoned high-rise building in Baghdad on Nov. 6.

Why Iraq’s Protesters Are Still in the Streets

Despite a promise of early elections, the government in Baghdad has yet to address demonstrators’ demands.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at the Heritage Foundation on Oct. 22 in Washington.

After Sondland Bombshell, Pompeo Heads to Germany

As career diplomats testify in the U.S. impeachment inquiry, the Secretary of State faces looming political fallout.

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists while departing the White House on Nov. 4.

Who Will Save the Paris Agreement?

With the United States withdrawing from the climate pact, other big carbon emitters may have to step up their emission pledges.

Pro-democracy protesters react as police fire tear gas on Nov. 2 in Hong Kong.

China Warns Hong Kong After Weekend of Violence

After violent unrest, Beijing calls on authorities to take a “tougher line” against pro-democracy protesters.

People take part in the second week of civic strike against the results of the Oct. 20 presidential election in La Paz, Bolivia on Oct. 31.

Bolivia’s Democracy Faces a Test

An audit of the contested elections results is underway amid protests, with President Evo Morales confident he has nothing to lose.

Anti-government protesters demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, on Oct. 30.

Canceled Climate Summit Could Inflame Chile’s Protests

President Sebastián Piñera’s decision to back out of hosting the U.N. COP25 summit may aggravate tensions with protesters in Santiago.

An anti-government protester waves a Lebanese flag in Martyrs' Square on Oct. 29 in Beirut, Lebanon.

What Does Hariri’s Resignation Mean for Lebanon?

After two weeks of unprecedented protests, Lebanese activists have made clear that they have lost trust in the political system.

Turkish soldiers and Turkey-backed Syrian fighters walk during a raid in a village in northeastern Syria, on Oct. 28.

U.N. Syria Envoy Prepares for Talks in Geneva

The first meeting between the Syrian government and the opposition in years comes after a dramatic shift on the ground.

An aerial view on Oct. 27 shows the site that was hit by helicopter gunfire which reportedly killed nine people in Idlib province along Syria's border with Turkey.

What Remains of the Islamic State?

After ISIS leader Baghdadi’s death, the terrorist group still poses a threat in Syria and Iraq.

Argentine presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez and his running mate Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner greet supporters during the closing rally of their campaign in Mar del Plata, Argentina on Oct. 24.

Argentina Braces for Election—and Markets React

The Peronists are predicted to take the presidency, inheriting an economic crisis.

Anti-government protesters wave national flags and shout slogans in the northern outskirts of Beirut on Oct. 23.

Around the World, Protesters Take to the Streets

Mass protests flare from Chile to Lebanon, Russia deploys on the Syrian-Turkish border, and British police investigate the deaths of 39 migrants.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to speak to the media during a two-day summit of EU leaders on Oct. 17 in Brussels.

Will Boris Johnson Seek an Election?

EU leaders consider a Brexit delay after another day of Parliamentary drama.

A Turkish-backed Syrian fighter sits on the side of the road south of the border town of Tal Abyad, Syria, on Oct. 18.

Turkey’s Cease-Fire Set to Expire

Turkey and Russia’s leaders meet today as the clock winds down in northern Syria.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a campaign rally ahead the federal election, on Oct. 18 Vaughan, Canada.

Can Justin Trudeau Win Again in Canada?

Voters head to the polls in an election characterized by unusual divisiveness.

A displaced Syrian woman receives humanitarian aid on Oct. 12 in Syria's northeastern Hasakeh province.

Turkey’s Incursion in Syria Is Driving a Humanitarian Crisis

Even as Erdogan agrees to a temporary cease-fire, aid agencies have suspended operations.

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, on Oct. 7.

Pence and Pompeo Meet Erdogan

The negotiations over Turkey’s incursion into Syria could be undermined by Trump’s recent comments.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson comes out of Number 10 Downing Street in London on Oct. 15.

Is Boris Johnson About to Get a Brexit Deal?

Britain is close to reaching a last-minute agreement with the European Union, but doubts remain.

Turkey-backed Syrian fighters gather around a tank in the outskirts of Manbij near the Turkish border on Oct. 14 in northeastern Syria.

Turkey Faces Sanctions Over Syria Incursion

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