Rare Protests in Beijing Condemn Forced Evictions


Migrant workers held a rare demonstration in China’s capital on Sunday, with several hundred protesting outside a local government office that recent forced evictions across the city violated human rights.

Israel Carries Out Airstrikes on Hamas Following Fire From Gaza


Israel launched airstrikes at Hamas positions in response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, as tensions simmer over a White House policy change on Jerusalem.

China Celebrates Xi With Fervor Not Seen Since Mao


After China’s Communist Party party revised its charter in October to crown leader Xi Jinping as its greatest living theorist, an army of Marxist propagandists has gone to unusual lengths to spread their leader’s philosophy.

Indonesians Protest Trump's Jerusalem Decision


Thousands of people in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation protested the U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Iraqi Forces Drive Islamic State From Its Remaining Territory


Iraq claimed victory over Islamic State on Saturday after retaking the last pockets of territory in the country, more than three years after the insurgents overran about a third of Iraq and threw the wider region into chaos.

Russia Skirts U.S. Sanctions With $27 Billion Arctic Gas Plant


Russia is launching Yamal LNG, a $27 billion Arctic gas project that is a symbol of its efforts to overcome Western sanctions and strengthen ties with China.

Philippines Faces Steep Task Rebuilding City Won From Islamic Militants


The Philippine military scored a victory when it drove Islamic State-linked fighters from Marawi in October, but that success is now in peril as the government discovers as many pitfalls in rebuilding Marawi as in liberating it.

Mexican Opposition Alliance Shakes Up Election Scene


Two of Mexico’s main opposition parties have agreed to run together in next year’s presidential election, shaking up the political landscape less than seven months before the vote.

U.K., EU Reach an Agreement on Brexit Divorce Terms


The U.K. and the European Union reached an agreement Friday on Brexit divorce terms after six months of tense talks, opening the way for negotiations to advance on a trade deal.

Da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' Is Likely a Gift From Saudi Arabia to the U.A.E.


The Leonardo da Vinci painting acquired for $450.3 million by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince will be displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum—a gift from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.