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In Panjshir, Few Signs of an Active Resistance, or Any Fight at All

Torn posters of martyrs from previous wars at the entrance to the Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan, this week.

As Populists Decline, the Center-Left Sees Hints of a Comeback

A New Democratic Party supporter at a campaign event Wednesday in Welland, Ontario.

The Sharp U.S. Pivot to Asia Is Throwing Europe Off Balance

(L-R) Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton, Foreign Minister Marise Payne, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday at the State Department in Washington, D.C.

Taliban Seize Women’s Ministry Building for Use by Religious Police

The new Ministry of Invitation, Guidance and Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, formerly the Ministry for Women’s Affairs, in Kabul. The compound still has murals depicting women, some now with desecrated faces, on the perimeter blast walls.

Apple and Google Remove ‘Navalny’ Voting App in Russia

The “Navalny” app is key to a protest vote strategy that the opposition leader calls “smart voting.”

From TV to the French Presidency? Éric Zemmour Eyes Trump's Path

Éric Zemmour, center, in Paris on Wednesday. Though not yet a candidate for president, he has attracted the bulk of the media’s attention. 

A Celebrated Virtuoso on an Instrument She Wasn’t Meant to Play

Sona Jobarteh with a kora in Manchester, England, this summer. In addition to her musical career, she has founded a school in Gambia.

Hong Kong Forces Tiananmen Square Group to Delete Facebook Page

Democracy activists in Hong Kong on June 4 observing the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing. The activists gathered on the streets even after the authorities closed the park they had traditionally used.

South African Court Rejects Zuma's Plea to Overturn Sentence

Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa, appeared in court in May.

How Russian Officials 'Manage' Elections With Deceitful Tactics

Election campaign billboards in Moscow last month.

Biden Threatens New Ethiopia Sanctions as Tigray War Widens

Wheat being distributed in northern Ethiopia on Wednesday. In the region at the heart of the conflict, just 10 percent of aid is getting through, U.S. officials said.

Two Men Charged With Murder of Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland

A mural of the journalist Lyra McKee, who was killed in 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

As Russian Election Nears, Voters Voice Resignation, Anger and Fear

A war memorial park with a jet fighter in Murmansk, Russia.

Why 'Shang-Chi' Isn't a Hit in China

Michelle Yeoh and Simu Liu in a scene from "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."

I.M.F. Chief Kristalina Georgieva Denies Claims She Inflated China Data

“I would ask staff to please check, double-check, triple-check, but never change, never manipulate what the data tells us,” Kristalina Georgieva, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, told staff on Friday.

Britain Signals Intent to Revert to the Imperial System

The British government said it would pursue plans to allow shops and market stalls to sell fruits and vegetables labeled solely in imperial units of measurement.

India Gives 25 Million Covid Vaccine Shots on Modi's Birthday

A health worker administering a Covid-19 vaccine in Hyderabad, India, on Friday.

Black Irish, Mariah Carey’s New Liquor, Can’t Be Sold in Ireland

The singer Mariah Carey in Los Angeles in 2019. She and other celebrities, including George Clooney, Ryan Reynolds and Kendall Jenner, have started liquor brands in recent years.

Valorizing Jan. 6

Rioters climbing the walls of the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

Australia to Allow Some Returnees to Quarantine at Home

Arriving passengers being taken from the plane to quarantine hotels in Melbourne, Australia, in May.

As Germany Election Nears, Merkel Leaves a Strong But Vulnerable Economy

During Chancellor Angela Merkel’s tenure, economists say, Germany has neglected digital infrastructure, bungled an exit from nuclear power and become dependent on exporting to China.

Why Reviving the Right to Picnic Offers Hope in Melbourne

Your Friday Briefing

Emmanuel Macron met with Australian officials in 2018 to discuss cooperation in the Pacific.

Russia to Shoot First Full-Length Movie in Space, 'The Challenge'

The Russian science module of the International Space Station, where the shoot will take place.

Venezuela’s Judicial System Abets Repression, Says U.N. Rights Panel

A roadblock in front of the Helicoide, a notorious prison in Caracas, Venezuela.

With Fuel from Iran, Hezbollah Steps In Where Lebanon Has Failed

People waved Hezbollah flags as a convoy of tanker trucks carrying Iranian fuel arrived in Baalbek, Lebanon, on Thursday.

Death of Jihadist Behind Attack on U.S. Soldiers Is Latest Blow for Militants

Malian soldiers working as trackers with the Barkhane counterterrorism operation last February.

Your Friday Briefing

President Emmanuel Macron of France, second from left, and Malcolm Turnbull, then prime minister of Australia, third from left, on an Australian submarine in 2018.

Inquiry finds World Bank officials, including now-I.M.F. chief, pushed staff to inflate China data.

Kristalina Georgieva, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, in August.

Ida Nudel, ‘Angel’ to Soviet Jews Seeking to Flee, Dies at 90

Ida Nudel arrived at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv in October 1987, 16 years after she began fighting to be allowed to leave the Soviet Union.

Haiti Faces Floods, Hunger, Violence and a Spiraling Power Struggle

A view of downtown Port-au-Prince last month shortly before a tropical storm, which came just days after an earthquake struck the country. These and other overlapping crises that Haitians have faced in recent months have tested their resilience.

Italy Requires Covid Green Pass for Most Workers

A teacher, left, presented her health certificate, known as a Green Pass, to be checked by a school worker at the Isacco Newton high school in Rome on Monday. 

African Public Health Experts Call on U.N. to Speed Vaccine Delivery

A Kenyan man received a dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, donated by Britain, at the Makongeni Estate in Nairobi in August.

In Submarine Deal With Australia, U.S. Counters China but Enrages France

President Emmanuel Macron of France, second from left, and Malcolm Turnbull, then prime minister of Australia, third from left, on an Australian submarine during a 2018 visit by Mr. Macron to Sydney.

At Least 9 Drown Swimming Off the Coast of Southern France

A firefighter patrolling a beach on Thursday in La Grande Motte, near Montpellier, in southern France. The waters along the Mediterranean coast can be deceptively treacherous.

Nicholas, Big and Slow

A sanitation worker drags a trash bag through standing water after Hurricane Nicholas in Galveston, Texas on Tuesday.

China Says It Has Vaccinated 1 Billion People

University students waited to receive a coronavirus vaccine at a university in Wuhan, China, in April.

U.S. and Egypt Put Improving Egypt’s Human Rights on the Agenda

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken at the United States Embassy in Cairo in May. On Tuesday, the State Department notified Congress that it was withholding $130 million in military aid until Egypt meets specific human rights benchmarks.

Thousands of Afghans on American Military Bases Await Resettlement

Temporary living facilities for Afghan evacuees at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Tens of thousands of Afghans hoping to be resettled in the United States remain on bases.

Duterte Defiant as I.C.C. Announces Full ​Inquiry of ​Philippines Drug War

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has said he will never be tried by the International Criminal Court.

Why Australia Bet the House on Lasting American Power in Asia

Australia has entered an agreement with the United States and Britain to acquire nuclear-powered submarines to bolster its fleet of conventional diesel-powered vessels.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo Found Negligent Over Jakarta Pollution

The Indonesian capital, Jakarta, is one of the world’s most polluted cities.

Your Thursday Briefing

The United States last shared the nuclear propulsion technology with an ally in 1958.

Struggle for Control of Afghanistan Comes to K Street

The fight Ahmad Massoud is leading faces long odds, with resistance fighters surrounded by the Taliban and armed with dwindling supplies and no visible outside support.

French Forces Kill an ISIS Leader in Sahara, Macron Says

President Emmanuel Macron at a news conference in July after a video summit held with leaders of five countries in the Sahel region.

Bolsonaro’s Ban on Removing Social Media Posts Is Overturned in Brazil

President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil at a ceremony this week in Brasília, the capital.

Study of Covid Booster Shot Benefits Fans Debate Over Extra Doses

A dose of coronavirus vaccine is administered at a clinic in Jerusalem. 

Biden Announces Defense Deal With Australia in a Bid to Counter China

President Biden spoke Wednesday about a new initiative with Britain and Australia to add to the Western presence in the Pacific.

Pentagon Asks Personnel to Report Any Symptoms of Mysterious Ailments

The first batch of cases occurred at the American Embassy in Havana in 2016 and 2017.

In Catalonia Secession Talks, 2 Leaders in Spain Try to Bridge Divide

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez of Spain and the Catalonian regional president, Pere Aragonès, right, at the headquarters of the Catalonian government in Barcelona on Wednesday.

Your Thursday Briefing

People at the Seoul Railway station watched a tv showing a file image of a North Korean missile launch on Wednesday.

North and Central America Are Driving a Hemispheric Coronavirus Surge

A Covid-19 patient being prepared for a hospital transfer in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

Could Navalny’s ‘Smart Voting’ Strategy Shake Up Russia’s Election?

Municipal workers painting over an image of Alexei Navalny, Russia’s imprisoned opposition leader, in April in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Sri Lankan Minister Accused of Abusing Political Prisoners Resigns

The Welikada Prison in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Lohan Ratwatte, the state minister for prison management and prisoners’ rehabilitation, was accused of entering it this month while intoxicated.

Cho Yong-gi, South Korean Megachurch Leader, Dies at 85

The Rev. Cho Yong-gi in 2013. His reputation as the charismatic founder of one of the world’s largest megachurches was tainted by scandals.

Prince Andrew Suffers Setback in Bid to Avoid Epstein Accuser’s Lawsuit

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has denied the accusations in the lawsuit, which include sexual abuse of a minor.

1,400 Dolphins Were Killed in Faroe Islands. Even Hunting Supporters Were Upset.

In this photograph made available by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, dead white-sided dolphins lay on a beach on the island of Eysturoy, in the Faroe Islands, on Sunday.

Pope Francis Weighs In on Calls to Deny Communion to Biden Over Abortion

“Communion is not a prize for the perfect,” Pope Francis said  Wednesday while returning to Rome after a visit to Hungary and Slovakia.

Basking in Vaccine Success, E.U. Promises to Donate More Covid Shots

Ursula von der Leyen addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Wednesday. She praised E.U. actions during the pandemic while acknowledging inconsistencies and imperfections.

Canada Election: In Bid to Unseat Trudeau, O’Toole Leans Left

Erin O'Toole, the leader of Canada’s Conservative Party speaking at a news conference following last week’s French language debate in Gatineau, Quebec.

U.S. Makes Covid Vaccinations Mandatory for New Immigrants

A vaccination center in New York in April.

Boris Johnson Moves Foreign Secretary in Cabinet Reshuffle

Britain’s foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, arriving at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday. He was reassigned in a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

A Covid Referendum

Gov. Gavin Newsom avoided a recall and will remain Governor of California.