The Stabbing of Salman Rushdie Renews Free Speech Debates

After the attack, writers and world leaders hailed Rushdie as a symbol of free expression. But the battle lines around his novel “The Satanic Verses” were never cleanly drawn.

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In Japan, Abe Suspect’s Grudge Against Unification Church Is a Familiar One

The man accused of killing Shinzo Abe said his mother’s huge donations to the church bankrupted his family. Many others in Japan have similar stories.

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Stop Praising Shinzo Abe and His Divisive Nationalism

Abe’s demise offers Japan a chance to turn away from his military obssession and repair relations with neighbors angered by his nationalist agenda.

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Stop Praising Shinzo Abe and His Divisive Nationalism

Abe’s demise offers Japan a chance to turn away from his military obssession and repair relations with neighbors angered by his nationalist agenda.

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What We Know About the Shinzo Abe Assassination

The police in Nara, Japan, say a 41-year-old man was responsible for the fatal shooting of the former prime minister, but have given few details about the suspect.

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Shinzo Abe’s Influence Was Still Evident Long After He Left Office

Japan’s longest-serving prime minister became perhaps the most transformational politician in the country’s post-World War II history.

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Assassination of Shinzo Abe Shatters Image of Gun-Free Japan

Stringent rules on gun ownership had all but eradicated gun violence in the country.

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Man Who Used a Homemade Gun Admits to Killing Abe, Police Say

Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, 67, Japan’s longest-serving democratic leader, was fatally shot while stumping for a candidate ahead of elections.

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A Year After President’s Murder, Haitians Keep Waiting to Hit Rock Bottom

In the year since President Jovenel Moïse was killed, the country’s despair has deepened. Gangs now vie with the government for control.

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Assassinations Become Weapon of Choice for Guerrilla Groups in Myanmar

A movement to restore democracy has evolved into deadly warfare between a ruthless military and a resistance force with limited weaponry.

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Explosion Hits Russian-Occupied Melitopol

Pro-Kremlin authorities in the city blamed Ukrainian partisans for the blast, which they said had injured two people.

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Ukraine’s Battlefield Is Haunted by Putin’s Chemical Weapons Legacy

While the risk remains ambiguous, the Russian leader’s long infatuation with the toxic arms fuels worries that the deadly poisons could be deployed in Ukraine.

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Turkey Transfers Khashoggi Murder Trial to Saudi Arabia

The move will almost certainly end the last trial aimed at serving justice for a heinous crime that caused global outrage.

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Ex-Leader of Burkina Faso Convicted in Killing of Predecessor

A military tribunal sentenced former President Blaise Compaoré, who is now in exile, to life imprisonment for his role in the 1987 killing of Thomas Sankara.

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Prosecutor Asks Turkey to Turn Khashoggi Murder Case Over to Saudis

All 26 suspects accused in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the dissident Saudi journalist, in Istanbul in 2018 are Saudi nationals.

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Assassinated in His Prime, an Iconic African Leader Haunts a Trial and His Country

Thirty-five years after the killing of President Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso, his supporters hope for justice. But the full truth about the murder, including any foreign role, is elusive.

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In Russia, I Learned, Threats Were Always Real

A sense of menace floats long enough to make you think you’re paranoid. Sooner or later, what was feared happens. And nobody makes a secret of it.

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U.S. to Charge Suspect in Haiti President’s Murder, Widening Investigation

The case could help U.S. prosecutors get closer to the people who plotted the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti.

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Sirhan Sirhan Is Denied Parole as Newsom Rejects Board’s Recommendation

Gov. Gavin Newsom was not swayed by a California panel that had advocated the release of Mr. Sirhan, who was convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.

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The U.S. and Iran Move Closer to a Nuclear Deal

As negotiations reach a critical stage, neither side wants to betray weakness by seeming too eager to reach a deal.

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Haitian Prime Minister Had Close Links With Murder Suspect

New evidence suggests the man who took over from Haiti’s murdered president had close links to a prime suspect in the assassination — and that the two stayed in contact even after the crime.

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U.S. Seizes a Suspect in Assassination of Haiti’s President

A former Colombian commando is the first to face U.S. prosecution in the killing of Jovenel Moïse, after agents flew him to Miami from Panama.

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Haiti Prime Minister Survives Assassination Attempt, His Office Says

Prime Minister Ariel Henry was the target of an unsuccessful attempt on his life over the weekend by gunmen in the northern city of Gonaïves, his office said Monday night.

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California Man on Deadly Mission to White House Is Arrested, Officials Say

Kuachua Brillion Xiong, 25, is being held in the Pottawattamie County Jail in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on charges of making threats against a former president.

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Man Exonerated in Malcolm X Murder Files Lawsuit Against New York State

Muhammad A. Aziz filed the claim on Tuesday, along with a notice seeking a settlement with the city, for the toll that being “unjustly branded as a convicted murderer” for 55 years took on his life.

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Why Was Haiti’s President Assassinated?

An investigation into the killing of the Caribbean nation’s leader points to corruption and drug trafficking at the highest levels of government.

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Haiti’s Leader Kept a List of Drug Traffickers. His Assassins Came for It.

In the months before his murder, President Jovenel Moïse took a number of steps to fight drug and arms smugglers. Some officials now fear he was killed for it.

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Le président haïtien dressait une liste de narco-trafiquants. Ses tueurs l’ont saisie.

Dans les mois précédant son meurtre, Jovenel Moïse avait entrepris de lutter contre des trafiquants d’armes et de drogues. Certains responsables craignent aujourd’hui que ce fut sa perte.

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Wrong Man Arrested Over Khashoggi Killing, France Says

The French authorities released a Saudi man who shared the name and age of a suspect in the murder of the dissident writer, saying it was a case of mistaken identity.

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French Police Arrest Man in Connection With Khashoggi Killing

A man with the same name, Khalid Alotaibi, is wanted in connection with the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A Saudi official says France arrested the wrong man.

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56 Years Ago, He Shot Malcolm X. Now He Lives Quietly in Brooklyn.

Mujahid Abdul Halim is the one man who confessed to his role in the assassination. He long insisted that the two men convicted with him were innocent.

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Malcolm X Assassination: Questions About the Case Linger

Scholars have never accepted the official explanation for the murder. That is unlikely to change.

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Exoneration Is ‘Bittersweet’ for Men Cleared in Malcolm X’s Murder

An emotional crowd burst into applause in a packed Manhattan courtroom Thursday after the judge threw out the convictions of Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam.

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Iraq Says Drone Strike Was Aimed at Prime Minister

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was unharmed in the attack on his residence early Sunday, the government said.

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Syria Accuses Israel of Assassinating Official Near Golan Heights

Midhat Saleh, who oversaw the strategic Golan Heights boundary for Syria, was shot an killed by a sniper, the government said.

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Who Killed Thomas Sankara? Trial Opens, 34 Years After His Death.

The president of the West African nation of Burkina Faso, an anticolonial leader celebrated across the continent, was assassinated in 1987. Now 14 men, including the president who took his place, are on trial.

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Mark Rutte, Dutch Prime Minister, Gets Extra Security

Signs of concern for the country’s leader have rattled many in the Netherlands, but experts are split on whether criminal organizations there would really risk targeting politicians.

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John Hinckley Jr. to Be Unconditionally Released in June

Mr. Hinckley, 66, who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, will be “untethered to the court” next year after a judge’s ruling on Monday, his lawyer said.

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Navalny to the Russian Opposition: ‘Be Discouraged, a Little Bit’

Emblematic of the beleaguered state of the opposition, a forlorn group of volunteers maintains a 24-hour vigil at the spot where a prominent democracy advocate was killed in 2015.

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Top Adviser to Ukrainian President Targeted in Assassination Attempt

The adviser, Serhiy Shefir, was unharmed, but his driver was shot and wounded in an attack in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital.

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U.K. Police Charge 3rd Man in Effort to Kill Russian Dissident Skripal

The authorities added a suspect in the attempted assassination of Sergei V. Skripal in 2018. Separately, a European court blamed Russia for Alexander V. Litvinenko’s murder in 2006.

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E.U. Court Rules Russia Was Behind 2006 Assassination in the U.K.

The European Court of Human Rights said Russia was responsible for the murder of Alexander V. Litvinenko, who was poisoned with a rare isotope.

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Haiti Faces Floods, Hunger, Violence and a Spiraling Power Struggle

In a country where food is scarce and the land can shake underfoot at any moment, political infighting is just one crisis among many.

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Haiti Prosecutor Forbids Prime Minister to Leave Amid Questions Over President’s Death

The country’s chief prosecutor wants Ariel Henry, the acting prime minister, to answer questions about the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse this summer.

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Haiti’s Leader Is Forbidden to Leave Amid Questions Over President’s Killing

The country’s chief prosecutor wants Ariel Henry, the acting prime minister, to answer questions about the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse this summer.

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The Man Who Murdered My Father Doesn’t Deserve Parole

Sirhan Sirhan killed the father I never knew. Why should he go free?

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Rory Kennedy: Don’t Parole Sirhan Sirhan, My Father’s Assassin

Sirhan Sirhan killed the father I never knew. Why should he go free?

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Israel’s Spy Agency Snubbed the U.S. Can Trust Be Restored?

Israel’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, heads to Washington promising better relations and seeking support for covert attacks on Iran’s nuclear program.

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Assassination Mastermind May Still Be at Large, Haiti’s Caretaker Leader Says

Prime Minister Ariel Henry says he believes that none of the more than 40 people detained in the killing of President Jovenel Moïse have the capacity to organize the complex plot.

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As Haitian Leader’s Funeral Nears, Anger Burns in the Streets

The unrest exposed the nation’s deep divisions ahead of a moment many had hoped would help mend a fractured nation.

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