Taliban raid suspected IS hideout after bombing in capital

KABUL, Afghanistan  — Taliban forces raided an Islamic State affiliate’s hideout in the Afghan capital and killed several insurgents, hours after a… Read more

Distribution problems, hesitancy slow Uganda vaccination bid

GULU, Uganda  — The light bulb hanging from the ceiling flickered on and off, infuriating the technician in this remote Ugandan town as he checked… Read more

Dubai’s Expo 2020 reveals 3 worker deaths from COVID-19

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  — Dubai’s Expo 2020 acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that three workers had died from the coronavirus over the… Read more

Israel tightens COVID ‘green pass’ rules, sparking protest

JERUSALEM — Israel restricted its COVID Green Pass on Sunday to allow only those who have received a vaccine booster dose or recently recuperated from… Read more

Virus surge hits New England despite high vaccination rates

Despite having the highest vaccination rates in the country, there are constant reminders for most New England states of just how vicious the delta… Read more

Pope praises youth climate activists for challenging adults

MILAN, Italy  — Pope Francis on Wednesday praised young environmental activists for challenging global leaders to make good on promises to curb emissions… Read more

Singapore strategy of living with COVID raises concern, hope

SINGAPORE  — Living through the coronavirus pandemic in Singapore, Joys Tan followed the rules that helped the city-state keep its cases low: keeping… Read more

Red Cross director says “crisis” ahead in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan  — Severe financial shortfalls and the coming of winter could spell a “major humanitarian crisis” for Afghanistan if money isn’t… Read more

North African migrants, adrift, tell of last-minute rescue

ABOARD GEO BARENTS  — The small fiberglass boat had begun to take on water not long after the engine stopped working. Its six passengers started bailing… Read more