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What Meghan Markle Means to Black Britons

LONDON — In the days to come, anyone wishing to criticize Meghan Markle, the American actress set to marry into Britain’s royal family, will have to contend with Tshego Lengolo, an 11-year-old black girl and newly minted monarchist. Tshego is a child of southeast London. She has taught herself “road,” ...

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U.S. Takes a Risk: Old Iraqi Enemies Are Now Allies

MOSUL, Iraq — Iraq’s interior minister, Qassim al-Araji, has a troubled history with the United States. He was detained twice by the Americans at the notorious Camp Bucca prison during the Iraq war and held for 23 months, accused of smuggling Iranian-made bombs that had become effective killers of American ...

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Israel and Iran, Newly Emboldened, Exchange Blows in Syria Face-Off

Israel and Iran, Newly Emboldened, Exchange Blows in Syria Face-Off Image Missiles seen from Damascus, Syria, on Thursday.CreditOmar Sanadiki/Reuters JERUSALEM — The tense shadow war between Iran and Israel burst into the open early Thursday as Israeli warplanes struck dozens of Iranian military targets inside Syria. It was a furious ...

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Malaysia Opposition, Led by 92-Year-Old, Wins Upset Victory

Malaysia Opposition, Led by 92-Year-Old, Wins Upset Victory Image Supporters of Mahathir Mohamad, who is poised to lead Malaysia after his opposition coalition claimed victory in the country’s general election, gathered in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday to watch a broadcast of the election results.CreditUlet Ifansasti/Getty Images KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — ...

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Trump Withdraws U.S. From ‘One-Sided’ Iran Nuclear Deal

Trump Withdraws U.S. From ‘One-Sided’ Iran Nuclear Deal Video President Trump said pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal sends a message that “the United States no longer makes empty threats.”Published OnMay 8, 2018CreditImage by Doug Mills/The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump declared on Tuesday that he was ...

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Quebec Mosque Shooter Was Consumed by Refugees, Trump and Far Right

Quebec Mosque Shooter Was Consumed by Refugees, Trump and Far Right Image Evening prayer at the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec City last week, a little more than a year after Alexandre Bissonnette killed six people there.CreditRenaud Philippe for The New York Times QUEBEC — When Alexandre Bissonnette learned of ...

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Citing ‘Crisis of Confidence,’ Academy Calls Off Nobel Literature Prize

Citing ‘Crisis of Confidence,’ Academy Calls Off Nobel Literature Prize Image Before the announcement of the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature. The Swedish Academy, rocked by turmoil, will not award the prize this year.CreditJonathan Nackstrand/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images STOCKHOLM — Faced with a sexual-abuse scandal, accusations of financial wrongdoing ...

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