Iran Releases British-Australian Academic Imprisoned on Espionage Charges

SYDNEY—Iran released a British-Australian academic imprisoned on espionage charges, ending an ordeal that lasted more than two years and strained diplomatic ties. Australian Prime Minister…

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CIA Officer Is Killed in Fighting in Somalia

WASHINGTON—A CIA officer was killed recently in combat in Somalia, according to current and former U.S. officials, his death coming as the Trump administration debates…

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Ethiopian Forces Surround Tigray’s Capital as a Decisive Battle Looms

Ethiopian government forces have encircled the capital of the rebel-run northern region of Tigray and vowed to finish their military operation there, a crucial battlefield…

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Saudi Women’s Rights Activist Championed in the West to Face Terrorism Charges

RIYADH—Saudi Arabia transferred the case of women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to a terrorism court, raising fears among supporters that she could remain in prison…

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WSJ News Exclusive | European Powers Won’t Push Biden for Swift U.S. Return to Iranian Nuclear Deal

European powers are looking to the incoming Biden administration to swiftly reduce nuclear tensions with Tehran but won’t press Washington to re-enter the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran quickly, according…

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U.S., Other Foreign Donors Pledge Billions in Aid to Afghanistan

LONDON—The U.S., European Union and other international donors pledged billions of dollars in aid to war-torn Afghanistan, but said disbursement would depend on progress in…

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Befriended by Trump, Populists in Europe’s East Brace for Change

Populist and authoritarian politicians in Central Europe, who viewed President Trump as a valuable ally, are bracing for the incoming Biden administration’s new stress on…

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Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Faces Jail After Admitting He Incited Protest

HONG KONG—Joshua Wong and two other prominent young activists face jail terms after pleading guilty to inciting a large protest outside police headquarters last year,…

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G-20 Leaders Vow to Cooperate as Coronavirus Cases Surge in the U.S., Europe

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—Leaders of the world’s major economies on Sunday urged strenuous efforts to combat the coronavirus and revive the global economy after a two-day…

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