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Pakistan to Give Equal Rights to Millions in Tribal Areas, Ending a British Legacy

Pakistan to Give Equal Rights to Millions in Tribal Areas, Ending a British Legacy

Hundreds of people from Pakistan’s tribal areas rallying in Islamabad last year against colonial-era laws, which denied basic legal rights, such as a right to a trial, to people in the northwestern regions.

‘We Are Nicaragua’: Students Revolt, but Now Face a More Daunting Task

‘We Are Nicaragua’: Students Revolt, but Now Face a More Daunting Task

Young people carrying makeshift weapons outside Nicaragua’s Polytechnic University on Wednesday.

Cutting Into Afghan Patronage: A Struggle to Make Government Younger

Cutting Into Afghan Patronage: A Struggle to Make Government Younger

Job applicants waited for interviews last month at the Civil Service Commission in Kabul.

Funerals in Iran Follow Strict Script, With Final Ride in a Mercedes

Funerals in Iran Follow Strict Script, With Final Ride in a Mercedes

An Iranian man and woman buying flowers for a funeral ceremony near Zahra’s Paradise cemetery in Tehran.

Kazakhstan Cheers New Alphabet, Except for All Those Apostrophes

Kazakhstan Cheers New Alphabet, Except for All Those Apostrophes

Erden Kazhybek, the head of the Institute of Linguistics in Almaty, Kazakhstan, illustrated different spellings of one sound in the Kazakh language.

First Cuba, Now China? An American Falls Ill After ‘Abnormal’ Sounds

First Cuba, Now China? An American Falls Ill After ‘Abnormal’ Sounds

The United States Consulate in Guangzhou, China. The State Department said a government employee posted in the city had reported “subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure.”

6 Men Were Plotting Attack on Berlin Half-Marathon, Police Say

6 Men Were Plotting Attack on Berlin Half-Marathon, Police Say

Participants running in the Berlin half-marathon on Sunday.

Emaciated by Cancer and Mistaken as a Drug Addict, Filipino Dies in Detention

Emaciated by Cancer and Mistaken as a Drug Addict, Filipino Dies in Detention

The wake of Allan Rafael in Caloocan city, Philippines, this month.

South Korea Proposes Border Talks With North Korea After Kim’s Overture

South Korea Proposes Border Talks With North Korea After Kim’s Overture

Soldiers in Panmunjom, a village straddling the inter-Korean border in the Demilitarized Zone. South Korea proposed holding talks with North Korea there next week.

Mixed Messages From U.S. as Turkey Attacks Syrian Kurds

Mixed Messages From U.S. as Turkey Attacks Syrian Kurds

Turkish soldiers around the area of Mount Bersaya, north of the Syrian town of Azaz, on Tuesday.

For Chinese Pedestrians Glued to Their Phones, a Middle Path Emerges

For Chinese Pedestrians Glued to Their Phones, a Middle Path Emerges

A shopping mall in Xi’an, China, has designated a pathway for pedestrians glued to their cellphones.

As Zimbabwe Prepares to Vote, Robert Mugabe Resurfaces With a Message

As Zimbabwe Prepares to Vote, Robert Mugabe Resurfaces With a Message

Election posters above homeless people selling produce in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Saturday.

E.U. Proposes Ban on Some Plastic Items to Reduce Marine Pollution

E.U. Proposes Ban on Some Plastic Items to Reduce Marine Pollution

Plastics and other garbage on a beach in Neo Faliro, southern Athens in January.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Is Dead at 81; Fought Apartheid

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Is Dead at 81; Fought Apartheid

Nelson Mandela with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela after his release from a South Africa prison in 1990. She often acted as a conduit to his followers during his imprisonment. They divorced in 1996.

Indonesia Sentences ISIS Recruiter to Death

Indonesia Sentences ISIS Recruiter to Death

Aman Abdurrahman, center, a leading recruiter and ideologue for the Islamic State in Indonesia, was taken from a court in Jakarta on Friday after being sentenced to death.

Australian Media Merger Stirs Fear of ‘Catastrophic’ Deal

Australian Media Merger Stirs Fear of ‘Catastrophic’ Deal

Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment have announced plans to merge to create Australia’s largest integrated media company.


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