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Russia and the U.S. engage in name-calling — over the U.S. Embassy's Moscow address

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

In response to the West's support of Ukraine, Moscow is renaming streets where the U.S. and British Embassies are located. The new names honor pro-Kremlin separatists fighting to break from Ukraine.


How world leaders are reacting to the Uvalde school shooting

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Officials around the world are responding to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the deadliest such incident to take place in the U.S. in nearly a decade.


Read the impassioned plea from Ukraine's U.N. ambassador to Russia to stop the war

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Ukraine's U.N. Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya delivered a charged address at the Security Council, demanding the Russian representative phone Moscow to call off the war.


A rebel in east Ukraine accused Kyiv of planning an attack. The U.S. says he's lying

Friday, February 18, 2022

A Russian-backed separatist leader in eastern Ukraine announced an evacuation to Russia, alleging the Ukrainian military was preparing an offensive in the area. The U.S. says it's "disinformation."


4 Things To Know About Iran's Election On Friday

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Iran is holding a presidential election on Friday. If polls are right, a hard-liner close to the supreme leader will win, with an exceptionally low voter turnout.


'The Beautiful Dreams That Are Burnt': Portraits From Iran Under Sanctions

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Here is a look inside the lives of Iranians from different walks of life — including a fitness trainer, butcher and carpet seller — and how they're coping with an economy battered by U.S. sanctions.


Saudi Oil Giant Aramco Reports 44% Profit Slump In 2020 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Saudi Arabia's state-backed oil company earned $49 billion last year as the pandemic slashed fuel demand around the globe, in what its CEO called "one of the most challenging years in history."


U.S. Defense Chief Austin Goes To Afghanistan Amid Questions Over Withdrawal Date

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Lloyd Austin arrived in Kabul on his first visit as defense secretary as the Biden administration discusses when to pull U.S. forces out of Afghanistan.


International Stories You Loved In 2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020

The coronavirus, the rescue of an abused elephant, harassment of Black diplomats and the hunt for Nazi-looted instruments are some of the subjects of the year's most popular NPR international stories.


Pope Francis Calls For Same-Sex Civil Union Law In New Documentary

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

"What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered," the pope said in an interview in the film Francesco, which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival.


U.S. Arrests Mexico's Ex-Defense Chief, Accused Of Helping Drug Cartel

Friday, October 16, 2020

Retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos was allegedly known as "El Padrino" and worked on behalf of a deadly criminal organization while he was defense chief from 2012 to 2018, according to a court filing.


'Lots Of Destruction, But This Is The Future': Photos Inside The Homes Of Beirut

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

After explosions convulsed Beirut, here is a selection of photos showing Beirut residents in their destroyed house or workplace, along with a glimpse of their experiences, in their own words.


Italian Fitness Coach With COVID-19: 'Feels Like Your Head Is Being Held Underwater'

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Fausto Russo has been hospitalized with COVID-19 for over two weeks. On Wednesday, he spoke to NPR and other media by video in Italy.


Recommended Reads Of 2019 From NPR's International Correspondents

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

As we enter 2020, our far-flung journalists take a look back at the past year of reporting and recommend some of their favorite online stories.


Trump Angers China By Signing Law Backing Hong Kong Protesters

Thursday, November 28, 2019

China summoned the U.S. ambassador and issued a sharp response over the legislation, which allows the U.S. to sanction individuals who violate Hong Kong residents' rights.


'We Didn't See A Body': Baghdadi's Death Draws Doubts In Lands Where ISIS Ruled

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

In Iraq and Syria, the ISIS leader's death has stirred a mix of responses — from joy to disbelief to dread that the militants will rise again.


Losing The Eternal Blue Sky In Mongolia

Monday, August 05, 2019

Its environment and population are enduring major shifts as the country goes big on mining and as effects of climate change set in. See Mongolia's changes close up in this immersive photo essay.


Trump's Venezuela Moves Follow Long History Of Intervention In Latin America

Friday, February 22, 2019

History suggests that if the U.S. takes too large a role in the South American country's crisis, it could spark a worse backlash than the original issue, experts and former diplomats warn.


Stories From Around The World You May Have Missed This Year

Monday, December 31, 2018

Here is a selection of original reporting from NPR's international correspondents that may have slipped under your radar amid the heavy barrage of news in 2018.


Trump Administration's Support For Iran Protests May Backfire, Experts Warn

Monday, July 23, 2018

The administration has ramped up rhetoric about what it calls Iran's "malign" behavior, and seems to be trying to encourage Iranians to rise up against their government.