World News (NY Times)

Iranians Prayed for Rain, but Were Covered in Snow

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 - 1:51pm
The country has been gripped by a terrible drought, so a blizzard brought joy — although the relief was most likely only temporary.

Oil Boom Gives the U.S. a New Edge in Energy and Diplomacy

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 - 1:39pm
Having survived a slump, shale drilling is surging as prices recover, limiting market upheaval and providing Washington with strategic leeway.

Billionaire Saudi Prince, Alwaleed bin Talal, Is Freed From Detention

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 - 10:25am
Saudi Arabia’s most prominent investor, he had been detained in the Ritz-Carlton in the capital after a mass crackdown on corruption.

Pakistan Army ‘Has Greatly Increased Its Clout’ Under New Chief

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 - 2:00am
Since assuming what may be the most powerful position in Pakistan, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa has left no doubt about who is in charge, even as he deals with a freeze in aid from the Trump administration.