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Bombing in Afghanistan Kills at Least 68 at Peaceful Protest

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Extremists in eastern Afghanistan bombed a peaceful protest on Tuesday, killing at least 68 people, officials said, the deadliest in a series of attacks in Nangarhar Province over the day. The bombings, which also struck three schools, Read more…


Catalonia Separatists Urge a Show of Strength on the Streets

MADRID — Almost a year after failing to secede from Spain, the separatist politicians who govern Catalonia plan another show of force on Tuesday, with the celebration of the region’s national day. In a defiant speech this past week, Catalonia’s Read more…


In Strategic Iraqi City, a Week of Deadly Turmoil

BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces stepped up patrols Saturday in the southern city of Basra, a strategically important oil port on the border with Iran where longstanding protests about quality of life have escalated into days of rioting and violence. Read more…


Egypt Court Sentences 75 to Death Over Deadly 2013 Protests

CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death, including leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest in Cairo that spiraled into violence and resulted in the death of hundreds Read more…


Mob Protests in Germany Show New Strength of the Far Right

CHEMNITZ, Germany — Waving German flags, with some flashing Nazi salutes, the angry mob made its way through the streets, chasing after dark-skinned bystanders as police officers, vastly outnumbered, were too afraid to intervene. A Syrian refugee and father of Read more…


German Far-Right and Counterprotesters Clash in Chemnitz

BERLIN — Protesters flashing Nazi salutes and shouting “Foreigners out” clashed Monday night with counterdemonstrators chanting “Refugees welcome,” in a second night of violence in the east German city of Chemnitz that left several people injured and a country dismayed Read more…


Aleksei Navalny, Kremlin Critic, Is Jailed Ahead of Pension Protests

MOSCOW — Russia’s highest-profile opposition leader, Aleksei A. Navalny, was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Monday for a protest that happened seven months ago — a move that he maintained was intended to prevent him from organizing nationwide Read more…


In Brazil, ‘Queer Museum’ Is Censored, Debated, Then Celebrated

RIO DE JANEIRO — Had it gone as planned, an exhibition that opened last year in Brazil — which included a drawing of smiling children with the words “transvestite” and “gay child” stenciled across them — would likely have been Read more…


Protesters Accuse Russia of Entrapping Young Critics Online

Those caught up in such cases tend to be dismissive of such remarks from the Kremlin. They noted that both the human rights ombudswoman appointed by Parliament, Tatyana Moskalkova, and the chairman of the Presidential Human Rights Commission, Mikhail Fedotov, Read more…


Talk on Hong Kong Independence Goes Ahead, Despite Criticism

HONG KONG — The head of a political party calling for Hong Kong’s independence from China said Tuesday that government efforts to ban his group were a sign of eroding freedoms in the city. Andy Chan, the founder of the Read more…