- American Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti, Officials Sayby Maria Abi-Habib on 17 October 2021 at 06:52
Up to 17 missionaries and their family members were taken by gangs in the capital of a country where kidnappings have become increasingly common.
- U.S. Arrests Alex Saab, Deal Maker for Nicolás Maduro of Venezuelaby Julie Turkewitz on 17 October 2021 at 04:52
Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman, is accused in the U.S. of siphoning millions from programs intended to help the needy in Venezuela.
- With Lawmaker’s Killing, U.K. Confronts a New Episode of Terrorismby Mark Landler, Megan Specia and Stephen Castle on 17 October 2021 at 04:05
The police conducted searches and questioned the suspect as Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other leaders paid respects to David Amess, who was fatally stabbed while meeting with constituents.
- Syria Accuses Israel of Assassinating Official Near Golan Heightsby Ronen Bergman on 17 October 2021 at 02:44
Midhat Saleh, who oversaw the strategic Golan Heights boundary for Syria, was shot and killed by a sniper, the government said.
- National Guard Called Up to Ease Crowding at Minnesota Hospitalsby Lauren McCarthy on 17 October 2021 at 02:39
Staffing shortages at long-term care facilities are preventing hospitals from discharging patients and admitting new ones.
- Robert Durst, Millionaire Convicted of Murder, on Ventilator With Covidby Charles V. Bagli on 16 October 2021 at 23:19
The 78-year-old millionaire and former real estate mogul was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the murder of a friend in 2000.
- Airlines in Japan and South Korea Try Novel Ideas to Lure Fliersby John Yoon on 16 October 2021 at 23:17
How about inexpensive passes good for a month of domestic flights? Or popular in-flight meals to on-the-ground customers?
- In Venezuela, a Rum Maker Offers Gangsters a Life Outside of Crimeon 16 October 2021 at 21:23
In the process, the family running the company, Ron Santa Teresa, has gone from bankruptcy to exporting an award-winning vintage rum.
- After Iraqi Election, a Shiite Leader Emerges as an Unlikely U.S. Allyby Jane Arraf on 16 October 2021 at 21:19
The U.S. once threatened to kill Muqtada al-Sadr as his militia battled occupying forces. Now, the powerful cleric is helping Washington by keeping Iran at bay.
- China's Scripted Homicides Become a Popular Pastimeby Azi Paybarah and Isabelle Niu on 16 October 2021 at 20:40
“Scripted homicide” clubs have opened around the country as young people look for ways to escape and connect. Naturally, the government has questions.
- Yukon Territory Imposes Vaccine Mandate Amid Rise in Casesby Vjosa Isai on 16 October 2021 at 18:09
Health care workers and others in the Yukon must be fully vaccinated by Nov. 30. The territory is also starting a vaccination passport program.
- David Amess, Conservative Lawmaker in U.K., Is Fatally Stabbedby Megan Specia, Mark Landler and Stephen Castle on 16 October 2021 at 17:51
David Amess, a Conservative member of Parliament, was holding a meeting in his constituency at the time. He is the second politician killed in an attack in just over five years.
- Catholic Church in Sicily Bans Godparents For Nowby Jason Horowitz on 16 October 2021 at 17:41
Part of the Catholic church in Sicily has imposed a three-year prohibition on naming godparents, arguing that the tradition has become merely a way to fortify family ties — and mob ties, too.
- How 3 Strangers a World Away Came to the Rescue of a Badly Burned Afghan Girlby Helene Cooper on 16 October 2021 at 17:18
The story of 8-year-old Asma, injured by a U.S. tear-gas canister, echoes the heartbreak and heroism of the 20-year American misadventure in Afghanistan.
- Mixing and Matching Covid Vaccines Is Examined by F.D.A. Panelby Noah Weiland, Carl Zimmer and Sharon LaFraniere on 16 October 2021 at 16:44
The agency’s expert advisers discussed the data on the approach, which is limited.
- Lebanon Observes Day of Mourning After Deadly Sectarian Clashesby Asmaa al-Omar and Vivian Yee on 16 October 2021 at 15:31
The death toll rose to seven a day after gun battles between Christian and Shiite Muslim militias erupted amid tensions over an investigation into the port explosion last year.
- Deadly Clashes in Beirut Escalate Fears Over Lebanon’s Dysfunctionby Ben Hubbard and Marc Santora on 16 October 2021 at 15:29
The fighting further traumatized the small Mediterranean country, a patchwork of sects that has tumbled into an abyss of devastating political and economic crises.
- Macron Commemorates 1961 Paris Police Killing of Algerian Protestersby Constant Méheut on 16 October 2021 at 15:23
President Emmanuel Macron of France is the country’s first head of state to attend an event marking the deaths, which officials ignored for decades.
- Beirut, a City Where Everyone Gets By, Revisits Sectarian Violenceby Ben Hubbard and Hwaida Saad on 16 October 2021 at 14:09
Lebanon’s capital thrives on its religious diversity, but sectarian tensions and memories of civil war lurk just beneath the surface.
- Quebec Language Debate Spurs Eerie Sense of Déjà-Vuby Dan Bilefsky on 16 October 2021 at 13:30
For a Montreal-based Times correspondent, proposed language legislation brings back memories of the 1970s.