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As Overdoses Surge, a Canadian Province Is Giving Out Drugs

VANCOUVER—The Canadian province of British Columbia is responding to a surge in overdose deaths with a novel strategy: It is giving out opioids. The province’s...

A Generation of Afghan Professionals Flees Ahead of Taliban Advance

KABUL—Afghanistan’s professional class of men and women, part of a generation that came of age under the shield of the U.S. military, are weighing the...

Panama Canal Tackles Climate-Change Puzzle: Too Little Rainwater or Too Much

PANAMA CITY—The Panama Canal faces a creeping threat from climate change, including droughts so intense that ships sometimes reduce their cargo so as not to...

Discoveries of Canada Burial Sites Stir Painful Memories for Indigenous People

SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER TERRITORY, Ontario—When 215 unmarked graves were found near a former boarding school for Indigenous children last month, Sherlene Bomberry...

France’s Macron Pushes Controls on Religion to Pressure Mosques

PARIS—President Emmanuel Macron is redrawing the line that separates religion and state, in a battle to force Islamic organizations into the mold of French secularism....

Iranian Hard-Liner Ebrahim Raisi Set to Win Presidency Amid Nuclear Talks

TEHRAN—A hard-line Iranian judge opposed to the country’s outreach to the West was headed for victory Saturday in Iran’s presidential election after a politically moderate...

The Cost of Covid-19 Treatment Has Left Families Destitute Around the World

The continuing spread of Covid-19 in poor countries hasn’t only truncated hopes for an economic recovery. It has also bankrupted families who had to spend...

Inside the Israel-Hamas Conflict and One of Its Deadliest Hours in Gaza

GAZA CITY—Before 1 a.m., Zainab Al-Kolak’s apartment started to shake as bombs thudded into her Gaza neighborhood. She and her family ran downstairs to seek...

Israel, Hamas Cease-Fire Begins After 11 Days of Conflict

TEL AVIV—Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas agreed to a cease-fire that began early Friday following pressure from the U.S. and its allies to end...

Food Prices Soar, Compounding Woes of World’s Poor

A surge in food prices is deepening the pain caused by Covid-19 across the developing world, forcing millions into hunger and contributing to social problems...