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Thousands of ISIS Fighters Flee in Syria, Many to Fight Another Day

Advertisement WASHINGTON — Thousands of Islamic State foreign fighters and family members have escaped the American-led military campaign in eastern Syria, according to new classified American and other Western military and intelligence assessments, a flow that threatens to tarnish American declarations that the militant group has been largely defeated. As ...

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Kenya’s About-Face: Fear for Democracy as Dissent Is Muzzled

Advertisement NAIROBI — The most widely watched television stations in Kenya are shuttered, and the government has defied a court order to return them to the air. Opposition politicians are under arrest, and journalists have also been threatened with jail. And the government has officially designated some of its opponents ...

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Israel Moves to Expel Africans. Critics Say That’s Not Jewish.

Advertisement JERUSALEM — On a recent weeknight, about two dozen Israelis, mostly in their 20s, gathered in a Jerusalem basement to hear the story of an Eritrean man who is facing deportation. Like thousands of Eritreans, Frezgi Ketef Tehehaymanut, 27, fled his country to avoid the draft into slave-like national ...

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Leda Journal: When Is a Refugee Story Real, and Why Does It Matter?

Advertisement LEDA, Bangladesh — The four young sisters sat in a huddle, together but alone. Their accounts were dramatic: Their mother had died when their home was burned by soldiers inRakhine State in western Myanmar. Their father was one of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had disappeared into official custody ...

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BBC Managers Face Barrage of Criticism in Gender Pay Dispute

Advertisement LONDON — Months of turmoil over gender inequities in pay at the BBC spilled into Parliament on Wednesday, when a former editor blasted managers for operating a “caste” system and lawmakers described the organization as being in crisis. “If we’re not prepared to look at ourselves honestly, how can ...

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Dangerously Low on Water, Cape Town Now Faces ‘Day Zero’

Advertisement CAPE TOWN — It sounds like a Hollywood blockbuster. “Day Zero” is coming to Cape Town this April. Everyone, be warned. The government cautions that the Day Zero threat will surpass anything a major city has faced since World War II or the Sept. 11 attacks. Talks are underway ...

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Strava Fitness App Can Reveal Military Sites, Analysts Say

Advertisement A fitness app that posts a map of its users’ activity has unwittingly revealed the locations and habits of military bases and personnel, including those of American forces in Iraq and Syria, security analysts say. The app, Strava, which calls itself “the social network for athletes,” allows millions of ...

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