WASHINGTON — Special Operations troops killed a senior Islamic State leader in a helicopter raid in a remote area of Somalia on Thursday, a U.S. official said. A U.S. official identified the man as Bilal al-Sudani, an Islamic State leader operating in Somalia. United States Africa Command said in a news release that the U.S. […]
CARACAS, Venezuela — The opposition legislature in Venezuela voted on Friday to terminate its interim government, ending the leadership of Juan Guaidó, who for years had served as the face of resistance to the country’s authoritarian government. The vote was a blow to the United States, which had steadfastly backed Mr. Guaidó. It was the […]
The former leader of a decade-long Maoist rebellion was elected prime minister by Nepal’s Parliament on Monday, a move that kept the old guard in power despite growing calls for change and was welcomed in China as it competes for influence in the Himalayan nation. The former rebellion leader, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, 68, emerged as […]
MEXICO CITY — Around 11 p.m. last Thursday, one of Mexico’s most famous news anchors was driving home from work through his bucolic neighborhood in the capital when gunmen on a motorcycle pulled up and started shooting at him. They hit his car several times before racing off. The anchor, Ciro Gómez Leyva, escaped unharmed, […]
Canada announced sanctions on a slew of powerful politicians in Haiti over the weekend, part of a broad push to punish officials believed to have ties to the increasingly dominant gangs terrorizing the Caribbean nation. Among those targeted by the measures was Michel Martelly, who was president from 2011 to 2016 and remains influential in […]
Alaa Abd El Fattah during his 2015 trial. Credit…Khaled Desouki/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt — The world leaders, government negotiators, climate scientists and other dignitaries are unlikely to see his name anywhere in Sharm el Sheikh, the beach resort city hosting the COP27 summit. But Alaa Abd El Fattah, Egypt’s most […]
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be the country’s next president, officials confirmed, after a long and bitter campaign between the former president and the current far-right leader. It was a rejection of Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right movement and his divisive four years in office.
The opposition’s lines of attack, starting with Mr. Sunak’s choice of home secretary and his wife’s wealth, gave a glimpse of where it sees vulnerabilities in the governing Conservatives.
President Cyril Ramaphosa presented measures that would place even himself and his cabinet under scrutiny. But some analysts question whether the plan will be carried out.
Xi Jinping is expected to secure a third term as leader during a pivotal meeting of the Communist Party, extending his authoritarian rule over the country.