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He patted a man’s butt in Dubai and faced months in prison — until a royal pardon freed him

Tuesday  10:41,   24 october 2017
MSN

Jamie Harron was trying to stop his drink from spilling. Now he is the subject of the latest anecdote illustrating just how different things are in Dubai. Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington[...]

Russia Overtakes Saudi Arabia as Top Jihadi Exporter

Tuesday  09:50,   24 october 2017
Newsweek

Russia has long warned of the threat of returning foreign fighters. New figures show why.Russia has replaced Tunisia as the top exporter of foreign fighters to the ranks of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, according to new[...]

China's Communist Party inserts Xi into party constitution

Tuesday  09:50,   24 october 2017
Associated Press

China's ruling Communist Party moved Tuesday to confirm Xi Jinping's rise to becoming the country's most powerful leader in decades by amending its constitution to add his name and ideology. Xi's concept of "socialism with Chinese[...]

Analysis | Parts of Niger and Mali are already lawless. U.S. strategy might make it worse.

Tuesday  07:10,   24 october 2017
MSN

"You’re going to see more actions in Africa, not less,” says Sen. Lindsey O. Graham.The United States has about 800 troops in Niger, a number which has been steadily increasing since they first deployed there in 2012. And while their operations [...]

One Meeting. Two Photos. Many Questions.

Tuesday  07:10,   24 october 2017
The New York Times

<p>It was Kabul and it wasn’t Kabul. There was a clock and there wasn’t a clock.</p>Soon after a two-hour secret visit to Afghanistan by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson on Monday was publicly disclosed, the American Embassy and the office[...]

Women on trial visit airport where Kim Jong Nam was attacked

Tuesday  06:00,   24 october 2017
Associated Press

The two women accused of killing the North Korean leader's half brother are visiting the crime scene at the Malaysian airport as part of a re-enactment of the fatal attack.The entourage also at the Kuala Lumpur airport Tuesday includes the[...]

Russia’s Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped.

Tuesday  05:20,   24 october 2017
The New York Times

RT was early to embrace the video site. Now that relationship is drawing scrutiny as investigators look into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.SAN FRANCISCO — When the state-backed Russian news channel RT became the first news[...]

U.S. says it is considering sanctions over Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya

Tuesday  04:51,   24 october 2017
Reuters

The United States is taking steps and considering a range of further actions over Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, including targeted sanctions under its Global Magnitsky law, the State Department said on Monday. "We express[...]

Britain to gift Arctic shipwrecks to Canada

Tuesday  04:36,   24 october 2017
AFP

Britain will gift to Canada the two shipwrecks from explorer Sir John Franklin's storied Arctic expedition.The defence ministry said Monday that ownership of the ill-fated HMS Erebus and HMS Terror -- in their era the crown jewels of the Royal[...]

Putin critic cleared to travel to US

Tuesday  02:20,   24 october 2017
The Hill

The Department of Homeland Security says that a critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin can travel to the United States following outcry over the revelation that his travel privileges had been revoked. Bill Browder, a British financier and[...]

IS came with a hit list, left Syria town in a trail of blood

Tuesday  02:20,   24 october 2017
Associated Press

The Islamic State militants came into the Syrian town with a hit list. By the time they left three weeks later, more than 70 civilians had been killed — shot or beheaded, their bodies dumped in farms and ditches.The apparent revenge killings in the[...]

Spanish government takeover in Catalonia could spark civil disobedience, Catalan officials say

Tuesday  01:31,   24 october 2017
Los Angeles Times

Catalonia's leaders have no divine right to stay in power, Spain's deputy prime minister asserted Monday, hardening a threat to oust the northeastern region's independence-minded president as the two sides moved closer to a showdown. A[...]

As China’s Xi Jinping Unveils New Leaders, Will He Include an Heir?

Tuesday  01:31,   24 october 2017
The New York Times

If no successors-in-waiting appear, that would raise speculation that Mr. Xi may try to keep power in some form after his second five-year term as president ends.BEIJING — When President Xi Jinping of China walks into the Great Hall of the People[...]

Ankara mayor quits in Erdogan purge of local government

Tuesday  00:36,   24 october 2017
Reuters

The mayor of Ankara said on Monday he will step down this week, the fifth mayor from the ruling party to quit in recent weeks in the face of demands for a purge of local politics by President Tayyip Erdogan. Melih Gokcek, a staunch Erdogan[...]

Pence says 1983 bombing was opening salvo in 'war on terror'

Tuesday  00:20,   24 october 2017
AFP

US Vice President Mike Pence described the 1983 bombing of a Marine Corps barracks in Beirut as the opening shots of the "war of terror" Monday, as he issued fresh warnings to Iran and Hezbollah. Speaking during a ceremony at another[...]