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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on March 20.
WORLD / Politics
May 3, 2024
U.S. and Saudi Arabia finalizing details of security pact, sources say
For now, negotiators have prioritized a bilateral security accord that would then be part of a wider package presented to Israel.
A Houthi fighter stands on the Galaxy Leader cargo ship in the Red Sea in this photo released Nov. 20.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 21, 2023
Saudi Arabia holds back as U.S. Red Sea task force tests ties
Riyadh's priorities include extricating itself from both a messy war in Yemen and a destructive feud with the Houthis' principal backer, Iran.
Smoke billows over the northern Gaza Strip during Israeli bombardment on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Oct 19, 2023
Israel's endgame? No sign of postwar plan for Gaza
Israel has vowed to wipe out Hamas, but it has no clear plan for how to govern the ravaged Palestinian enclave even if it triumphs on the battlefield.
A woman sits near debris in the earthquake-hit village of Ardouz, in Morocco's Amizmiz region, on Thursday.
WORLD / Society
Sep 15, 2023
Isolated Morocco quake survivors feel forgotten by state
Reporters have described survivors camped out in small tents or under plastic sheets, scared that aftershocks could destroy their damaged houses.
A man rides his donkey to receive donations near the village of Ighil Ntalghoumt, Morocco on Monday.
WORLD / Society
Sep 14, 2023
Morocco quake survivors journey on donkeys to reach cut-off villages
Ordinary Moroccans have delivered many of the supplies reaching mountain villages. The rugged terrain and roads have made the official response patchy.
An injured earthquake survivor is carried into a military helicopter to be transported to a hospital after a deadly earthquake in Talat N'Yaaqoub, Morocco, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Society
Sep 13, 2023
Frustration mounts over Morocco earthquake aid as death toll rises
Villagers in devastated mountain areas voiced frustration at having received no help from the authorities.
Mohamed Sebbagh, 66, stands in front of his destroyed house on Sunday, in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, in Amizmiz, Morocco.
WORLD / Society
Sep 11, 2023
Morocco survivors seek aid as earthquake toll passes 2,100
Relief workers face the challenge of reaching hard-hit villages in the High Atlas, where settlements are often remote and where many houses crumbled.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 9, 2021
The West owes Qatar a favor over Afghanistan. That was the point.
Qatar can bring real value through the relationships it maintains, especially across Western and Islamic parties
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 28, 2020
As world passes 10 million COVID-19 cases, doctors see hope in new treatments and lessons learned
Nearly 30 doctors around the world, from New Orleans to London to Dubai, said in interviews that they feel more prepared should cases surge again in the fall.

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Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
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