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India’s Muslim activists face trial by fire

Astha Rajvanshi

As the Hindu nationalist government cracks down, student organizers are fighting back.

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Lebanon is collapsingLebanon is collapsing

Lebanon is collapsing

David Kenner
The catastrophic blast at Beirut’s port is the latest example of the country’s institutions falling apart.

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Tropical storms compound <br>El Salvador’s pandemic miseryTropical storms compound <br>El Salvador’s pandemic misery

Tropical storms compound
El Salvador’s pandemic misery

Elizabeth Hawkins
The beginning of hurricane season tests the Bukele administration’s ability to respond in a crisis.

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Hungary’s Orbán hands back emergency powers, leaving the door open for moreHungary’s Orbán hands back emergency powers, leaving the door open for more

Hungary’s Orbán hands back emergency powers, leaving the door open for more

Emily Schultheis
But much of what he did during the height of the pandemic went under the radar abroad.

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Saudi Arabia had big plans for 2020. Then the pandemic struckSaudi Arabia had big plans for 2020. Then the pandemic struck

Saudi Arabia had big plans for 2020. Then the pandemic struck

David Kenner
The coronavirus is challenging the kingdom’s social and economic order.

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Poland vote a test for populism in Europe

Emily Schultheis
Accused of attempting a power grab several months ago, the ruling nationalist party has seen a dramatic reversal in fortune.

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A (tentative) return to normalcy in AustriaA (tentative) return to normalcy in Austria

A (tentative) return to normalcy in Austria

Emily Schultheis
As Americans grapple with a massive spike in coronavirus infections, Austrian life feels almost like it did before the pandemic.

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