As Ukraine Orders Civilians to Evacuate the East, Residents Face a Grim Choice

The president’s announcement is the broadest government directive issued thus far in the war, coming after months of relentless Russian bombardment.

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Explosion Kills Dozens of Ukrainian Captives at Russian-Held Prison

At least 50 captured fighters died in a blast at a prison in eastern Ukraine, with no clarity on exactly what happened and each country blaming the other.

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100 Days of War in Ukraine: Death, Destruction and Loss

The grinding conflict in Ukraine has rocked the global order, wrought destruction that “defies comprehension” and shows little sign of ending soon.

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Evacuees From Mariupol’s Steel Plant Tell of Horrors and Survival

Nearly 130 people reached relative safety after sheltering for weeks in dark bunkers under the Azovstal plant, under constant bombardment, with dwindling food.

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Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill Scores at Prison in Yemen, Officials Say

The strikes, which also knocked out the country’s internet, came after Iran-backed Houthi rebels attacked the U.A.E., a key partner in the Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting in Yemen for years.

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Guantánamo Bay Navy Base Raises Health Alert and Closes Facilities

Residents received little information about the source of the health scare that halted activities at the outpost in Cuba.

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5 Were Cleared to Leave Guantánamo. Then Trump Was Elected.

The president reversed Obama-era policies on detainees, leaving in limbo five prisoners who had been judged eligible for transfer to other countries. Their fate could rest on the 2020 election.

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Red Cross Cancels Guantánamo Visit Over Coronavirus Cases

The pandemic has forced the longest absence of the humanitarian organization from the remote military prison in Cuba since it opened in January 2002.

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ISIS Prisoners Threaten U.S. Mission in Northeastern Syria

Overcrowded, makeshift prisons and camps and fears of Covid-19 have led to two riots by hardened fighters.

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