• Israel and the UAE just struck a historic peace deal. It’s a big win for Trump.
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    President Donald Trump announced the Israel-UAE peace deal, which he helped broker, on August 13 at the White House. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images A lot of details remain to be worked out, but this is still a really big agreement. Israel and the United Arab Emirates just agreed…
  • How a homemaker with no political experience took on Europe’s longest-serving dictator
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    Presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya casts her vote into a ballot box during the 2020 Belarusian presidential election. | Valery Sharifulin/TASS/Getty Images Svetlana Tikhanovskaya became a symbol for the democratic future Belarus could have, not the autocratic one it has now. One of Europe’s last remaining dictators held onto power after…
  • A top Hong Kong pro-democracy figure was arrested. Beijing isn’t playing around.
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    A handout photo from Apple Daily showing Hong Kong business tycoon Jimmy Lai led by police officers during a search at the headquarters of Apple Daily. Lai was arrested at his home on August 10, 2020, in Hong Kong, China. | Handout via Getty Images Jimmy Lai, a media executive,…
  • Lebanon’s entire government has resigned after a weekend of violent protests
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    Lebanese protesters, enraged by last week’s deadly Beirut explosion, hurl stones at security forces amid clashes in the vicinity of the parliament building in central Beirut on August 10, 2020. | Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty Images The government clearly felt the public pressure after last week’s deadly explosion in Beirut.…
  • The American right’s favorite strongman
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    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán delivers a speech in Budapest in February. | Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images Viktor Orbán dismantled Hungary’s democracy. Conservatives love him. At dawn on a Tuesday in May, the police took a man named András from his home in northeastern Hungary. His alleged crime? Writing a Facebook…
  • Protesters across Thailand call for new elections following the arrest of pro-democracy activists
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    Pro-democracy protesters gather in Bangkok on August 8, 2020, to call for the dissolution of Thailand’s military government. | Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images Protests against the post-coup government are continuing through the summer. Pro-democracy activists participated in a new round of protests across Thailand this weekend, demanding both new elections and…
  • Thousands of protesters in Beirut call for “the fall of the regime” in the wake of the blast
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    Protesters gather in Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square to demand sweeping political changes. | AFP/Getty Images Protesters demanded change following a massive explosion that exacerbated an existing economic crisis. Thousands of demonstrators faced tear gas and rubber bullets in clashes with police in Beirut, Lebanon, on Saturday in protests sparked by a…
  • What Lebanon needs to recover from the explosion
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    A man walks by a restaurant, heavily damaged by Tuesday’s explosion, on August 6, 2020, in Beirut, Lebanon.  | Marwan Tahtah/Getty Images The people of Lebanon kindly request you do not send aid money to their government. As Lebanon recovers from a deadly explosion in its capital city, Beirut, much…
  • A new study finds that giving kids deworming treatment still benefits them 20 years later
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    Children take deworming tablets as part of India’s National Deworming Program. | Noah Seelam/AFP via Getty Images Kids who were treated for intestinal worms in 1999 earn far more now than kids who weren’t. In 1998 and 1999, public health workers in Kenya set out to treat children in Kenyan…
  • Lebanon was already in crisis. Then came the Beirut explosion.
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    Aid teams mobilize at the site of a deadly explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4. | Fadel Itani/NurPhoto via Getty Images There’s a good chance the blast will make the spiraling economic situation worse — and potentially kick-start a widespread popular uprising. Before a deadly blast rocked Lebanon’s capital…