As Myanmar Fighting Swells, a Desperate Flight to the Border

Intensifying clashes between security forces and insurgents in western Myanmar forced terrified civilians to scramble toward the Bangladesh border on Sunday in a desperate search for refuge. The civilians are...

Catalonia’s Election Yields a Crisis That Is Here to Stay

BARCELONA, Spain — Since taking charge of Spain six years ago, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has done his best to remain aloof from the gathering threat of secessionism in...

Edinburgh’s Fringe, Now 70, Is Having Growing Pains

EDINBURGH — Once a year the cobbled, medieval streets here host an extra million people, tripling the population of the Scottish capital for the nearly monthlong Edinburgh Fringe Festival,...

Pope Francis, in Egypt, Delivers a Blunt Message on Violence and Religion

CAIRO — Pope Francis delivered his most blunt and powerful message to the Muslim world on Friday when he began a papal mission to Egypt by warning against wrapping...

Fourth U.S. Soldier Is Found Dead After Ambush in Niger

WASHINGTON — A fourth American soldier has been found dead after an ambush in Niger this week that killed three United States Army Special Forces and wounded two, American...

After Agonizing Delay, Kurdish Syrian Refugees Reach New York

A hearty cheer some 50 voices strong greeted the eight members of the Khoja family Tuesday night as they wheeled their luggage into the arrivals area of Kennedy Airport. It...

China Finds Lawyer Who Exposed Torture Allegations Guilty of Inciting Subversion

BEIJING — A Chinese human rights lawyer who has supported the families of other lawyers and activists detained in a sweeping crackdown since 2015 was declared guilty on Tuesday...

U.S.-Led Force Reduces Attacks on ISIS in Syria After Airstrike

WASHINGTON — The American-led task force that is battling the Islamic State has sharply reduced airstrikes against the militants in Syria as commanders assess whether Syrian government forces or...

Kidnappers Plotted to Sell British Model Online, Italian Police Say

A Polish citizen has been charged with kidnapping a 20-year-old British model in what the Italian authorities said Saturday was part of a scheme to sell the woman on...

China’s New Limits on Money Outflows Hit a Would-Be Paradise

HONG KONG — China’s intensifying efforts to keep money from leaving the country have cast doubt over big Hollywood deals and other marquee investments. Now, they are blocking Kitty Zhu...