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  1. PhotoRecent security breaches in Iran have some officials calling for an overhaul of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, whose intelligence wing is responsible for guarding nuclear sites and scientists.
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    Iran Rattled as Israel Repeatedly Strikes Key Targets

    Recent attacks suggest that Israel has a clandestine network inside Iran and that Iranian security services have been powerless to break it.

    By Ben HubbardFarnaz Fassihi and

    1. PhotoPresident Idriss Déby of Chad in 2018. He enjoyed the support of France and the United States because his military forces were seen as key to battling Islamist extremism in the central Sahel region.
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      President of Chad Is Killed as Soldiers Clash With Rebels

      Idriss Déby, who ruled with an iron fist for three decades and had just secured his sixth term in office, was considered by the West a linchpin in the fight against Islamist extremism in central Africa.

      By Mahamat AdamouRuth MacleanDeclan Walsh and

  1. PhotoProtesters entered the Montreal metro with face coverings in protest of Quebec’s religious neutrality law in 2017.
    CreditCole Burston for The New York Times

    Quebec’s Ban on Public Religious Symbols Largely Upheld

    The ruling exempts English-speaking schools and effectively allows provincial legislators to wear turbans or head scarves, but it angered civil liberties advocates as discriminatory.


  2. PhotoBramblings in flight. An official who wants to remove protections for some songbirds called the species “a delicacy.”
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    On the Menu at a Lunch in Italy: Protected Songbirds

    The Italian police were called to investigate a luncheon for a potential violation of coronavirus rules. They found a feast of migrating finches.


  3. PhotoAn image from a video released in February in which Sheikha Latifa said she feared for her life.
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    Is Dubai Princess, Unseen in Public, Still Alive?

    A United Nations panel is demanding that Dubai produce “evidence of life” for Sheikha Latifa, two months after the princess said in dramatic video footage that she was being held prisoner.


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  1. PhotoFidel Castro, entonces presidente de Cuba, y su hermano Raúl, entonces vicepresidente, en La Habana en 1978.
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    Cuba sin un Castro en el poder

    Raúl Castro renunció como líder del Partido Comunista de Cuba, lo que deja a la isla en un terreno desconocido.

    By Maria Abi-Habib and

  2. Photo Una vista de Kabul, el año pasado.
    CreditJim Huylebroek para The New York Times

    Seis preguntas críticas sobre el futuro de Afganistán

    ¿Qué pasará con las mujeres y las minorías? ¿Es posible que el presidente afgano se aferre al poder? Estas y otras dudas apremiantes surgen en un país temeroso al empezar a retirarse el ejército de Estados Unidos.


  3. PhotoPuestos que venden decoraciones para el Ramadán en el suburbio Shubra de El Cairo.
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    Ramadán 2021: una celebración un poco más normal

    En comparación con el año anterior, cuando las mezquitas de todo el mundo estaban cerradas debido al coronavirus, esta vez habrá restricciones —pero también familiares y amigos— en el mes santo.

    By Vivian Yee and


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  1. PhotoBayan Tanapima, a Bunun hunter, firing his homemade hunting gun in the woods of eastern Taiwan last month.
    CreditAshley Pon for The New York Times

    Taiwan Hunters Contend With Taboos, and Trials, to Uphold Tradition

    The island’s Indigenous hunting cultures are circumscribed by ancient rituals and modern legal restrictions. We join a hunt as Taiwan’s constitutional court considers a case on Indigenous rights.

    By Amy Qin and

  2. PhotoA boar crossing in Haifa, which stopped shooting the animals in 2019.
    CreditDan Balilty for The New York Times

    Where Boars Hog the Streets

    Groups of boars have become an unavoidable presence in Haifa. Some human residents are charmed, but others are annoyed or frightened and now carry sticks on walks.