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Aung San Suu Kyi Makes First Visit to Rohingya Area in Myanmar

BANGKOK — For the first time since Myanmar’s military unleashed violence against Rohingya Muslims in August, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate who heads the civilian government, on Thursday visited the state where the atrocities have been taking place. The United Nations and international rights groups have laid ...

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Catalonia Leader Turns Up in Belgium After Spain Seeks Prosecution

BARCELONA, Spain — Hours after the Spanish authorities announced that they would seek to prosecute Catalonia’s separatists for rebellion, Carles Puigdemont, the region’s dismissed leader, turned up on Monday in Belgium, where he may seek asylum. Mr. Puigdemont’s reputation for unpredictability has grown with every turn of Catalonia’s secessionist drama. ...

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North Korea Rouses Neighbors to Reconsider Nuclear Weapons

As North Korea races to build a weapon that for the first time could threaten American cities, its neighbors are debating whether they need their own nuclear arsenals. The North’s rapidly advancing capabilities have scrambled military calculations across the region, and doubts are growing the United States will be able ...

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Spain Dismisses Catalonia Government After Region Declares Independence

BARCELONA, Spain — Spain’s leader fired the government of the rebellious Catalonia region Friday, dissolved the regional parliament and ordered new elections after Catalan lawmakers illegally declared an independent nation. The showdown escalated the biggest political crisis in decades to hit Spain, which is just emerging from a prolonged economic ...

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As ISIS Is Driven From Iraq, Sunnis Remain Alienated

KARMAH, Iraq — After the Islamic State was finally driven from the central Iraqi city of Karmah last year, Sirhan Sallom returned to his home to find it demolished. Mr. Sallom, 70, has since waited in vain for help. In Iraq’s deeply sectarian system, he doesn’t expect much from the ...

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