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The president and prime minister are being called on to step down even by supporters. Waiting in the wings is the family of the former strongman president, Mahinda Rajapaksa.
For Sri Lanka’s Bickering Leaders, Terrorist Attack Dims Election Hopes
The State Department cited an attack on Sunday in which the Syrian military might have used chemical weapons as part of a broader offensive in the Idlib area, the final rebel stronghold.
U.S. Says Syria’s President May Be Using Chemical Weapons Again
American officials said Iran had threatened to target missiles at Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure to drive up oil prices and disrupt international trade.
U.S. Officials Work to Convince Divided Congress of Iran Threat
In a report, the Syria Justice and Accountability Center said that documents from President Bashar al-Assad’s government detailed systematic human rights violations by the nation’s security agencies.
Syrian Government Documents Show Widespread Abuses, Rights Center Says
With Brexit looming and nationalism on the rise, Europe goes to the polls this week to elect the European Parliament.
European Elections 2019: How the System Works and Why It Matters
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Donald McGahn, Vermont, Wanda Sykes: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
Can China survive without American chips?
Huawei, India, Indonesia: Your Wednesday Briefing
To “do a shoey” is to pour alcohol (usually beer) into a shoe (yours or someone else’s) and chug it. A growing number of celebrities have taken part in the Australian trend.
Behold Australia’s Grossest Drinking Tradition: The Shoey
Colombia’s army, which had ordered officers to pledge to double the number of militants they killed, captured or forced to surrender, said it would change the commitment.
Colombia’s Army Changes Pledge to Carry Out Killings
Juan Guaidó remains upbeat in public. But he acknowledged in an interview that the opposition’s capacity to operate is hurting.
Deflated, Venezuela’s Opposition Considers Negotiating With Maduro