Good morning. We’re covering booster shots in France, Peng Shuai’s piercing accusations in China and the Pakistani madrasa that has educated many Taliban leaders. A French rush for boosters Thousands rushed to book appointments for coronavirus booster shots on Thursday after the French government said that health passes would soonContinue Reading

NAIROBI, Kenya — A large explosion outside a school in Somalia’s capital on Thursday killed at least eight people and injured 17 others, the police said. It was the latest in a series of deadly attacks as Somalia experiences a tense election period and an enormous humanitarian crisis. A vehicleContinue Reading

NAIROBI, Kenya — A large explosion outside a school in Somalia’s capital on Thursday killed at least eight people and injured 17 others, the police said. It was the latest in a series of deadly attacks as Somalia experiences a tense election period and an enormous humanitarian crisis. A vehicleContinue Reading

AKORA KHATTAK, Pakistan — The Taliban have seized Afghanistan, and this school couldn’t be prouder. Darul Uloom Haqqania madrasa, one of Pakistan’s largest and oldest seminaries, has educated more Taliban leaders than any school in the world. Now its alumni hold key positions in Afghanistan. The school’s critics call itContinue Reading

It is not clear what the motivation for this incident is. Our inquiries indicate that an improvised explosive device has been manufactured, and our assumption, so far, is that it was built by the passenger in the taxi. The reason why he then took it to the Women’s Hospital isContinue Reading

Three men were arrested under Britain’s Terrorism Act after a taxi exploded outside a hospital in Liverpool, England, on Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring another, the authorities said. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. About eight hours after it was reported, the authorities announced thatContinue Reading

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — When Masooma Rajabi saw her relatives flooding into the family’s courtyard, she broke down in sobs. Her family had congregated there twice over the past two weeks: First to mourn the loss of her husband, who had been killed in a suicide attack on a Shiite mosqueContinue Reading

The Times investigation found that the bombing had been called in by a classified American special operations unit, Task Force 9, which was in charge of ground operations in Syria. The task force operated in such secrecy that at times it did not inform even its own military partners ofContinue Reading

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A cease-fire between Pakistan and the Pakistani Taliban went into effect Tuesday, weeks after Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that his government was in talks with some militant groups that were willing to lay down arms in return for amnesty. The Pakistani authorities say that the monthlongContinue Reading

Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III has approved General Said’s findings and recommendations, the chief Pentagon spokesman, John F. Kirby, said last week, and has left it up to the four-star generals leading the military’s Central and Special Operations commands to decide, probably in the next few weeks, whether anyoneContinue Reading