India Monsoon Flooding Death Toll Climbs

NEW DELHI—The head of a village on India’s west coast was celebrating his birthday last week when a few local boys ran to his house with a message: The river that flowed through the village was so high that houses were being

As Taliban Advance, Thousands of Afghans Seek Refuge in Turkey

VAN, Turkey—When the Taliban swept across northern Afghanistan in June, burning shops and executing government soldiers, Jamal Naser and Farida Kohi fled with their four children. Instead of heading to Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul or on to Pakistan—the destination for many Afghan

Chinese Officials Blame U.S. for Stalemate in High-Level Talks

TAIPEI—Senior U.S. and Chinese officials sparred over Covid-19, human rights and cybersecurity during a tense exchange Monday in the highest-level meetings between the two countries on Chinese soil since Joe Biden became president. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng, meeting with U.S.

China Orders Tech Companies to Fix Anticompetitive, Security Issues

China’s main technology-sector regulator ordered the country’s internet giants to fix certain anticompetitive practices and data security threats, building on a regulatory campaign to reform how China’s largest tech companies operate. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which oversees China’s telecommunication

China Orders Tech Companies to Fix Anticompetitive, Security Issues

China’s main technology-sector regulator ordered the country’s internet giants to fix certain anticompetitive practices and data security threats, building on a regulatory campaign to reform how China’s largest tech companies operate. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which oversees China’s telecommunication

Chinese Officials Blame U.S. for Stalemate in High-Level Talks

Senior U.S. and Chinese officials sparred over Covid-19, human rights and cybersecurity in a tense exchange Monday in the highest-level meetings between the two countries on Chinese soil since Joe Biden became president. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng, meeting with U.S.

Aon, Willis Towers Scrap Roughly $30 Billion Merger

Aon PLC and Willis Towers Watson PLC said they have agreed to terminate their roughly $30 billion deal and end litigation with the Justice Department, which alleged the tie-up would lead to higher prices and reduced innovation for U.S. businesses. The deal

U.S. Intensifies Airstrikes as Taliban Offensive Nears Kandahar

The U.S. has stepped up airstrikes in southern Afghanistan amid growing apprehension over a Taliban offensive threatening Kandahar, the country’s second-largest city and spiritual capital of the Taliban movement. The fall of Kandahar would deal a heavy blow to the U.S.-backed government

Covid-19 Vaccine Scams Hit India

NEW DELHI—One morning in late May, hundreds of people from an upscale housing complex in a Mumbai suburb lined up to receive their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Unbeknown to them, they got a shot of saline solution. Authorities say the

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