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The Washington Post World section provides information and analysis of breaking world news stories. In addition to our world news and video, Post World News offers discussions and blogs on major international news and economic issues.



 






U.N. officials criticize fatal U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan
The U.S. said the strike by an unmanned aircraft was targeting Islamic State fighters, but local leaders said the victims were all civilians, including children.


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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to attend Shimon Peres’s funeral
Bill Clinton and other world leaders joined thousands of ordinary Israelis to view the flag-draped casket.


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Egyptian president's solution for crumbling economy: Spare change
President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi wants to take change left over from bank transactions by Egyptians to fund development projects. A social media storm has followed.


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Amnesty alleges Sudan army used chemical weapons in Darfur
Amnesty International accused the Sudanese military on Thursday of using chemical weapons against civilians, including very young children, in one of the most remote corners of the Darfur region over the past eight months.


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Darkness and fear in Aleppo as the bombs rain down
The horrors of an intensified bombing campaign in Aleppo include swamped hospitals, overwhelmed rescue workers — and now there is no escape.


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The world mourns Shimon Peres as Israel considers his legacy
Peres lived through all of Israel’s history and was an architect of the peace process with the Palestinians.


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The Latest: Obama to speak at Peres funeral
The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel’s ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local):


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US Treasury head touts trade, security in Mexico visit
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew made a strong pitch for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact in a visit to Mexico Thursday.



World figures to attend funeral of Israel’s Shimon Peres
The following world figures have confirmed attendance at Shimon Peres’ funeral in Jerusalem on Friday:


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Israel’s Supreme Court rejects former PM Olmert’s appeal
Israel’s imprisoned former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert faces an additional eight months behind bars after the country’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal.



UN rights council seeks greater monitoring of Yemen abuses
The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution calling for greater U.N. monitoring of rights abuses in war-torn Yemen, while shrugging off calls from the U.N. human rights chief and others for an independent investigation of abuses.



Scientists bid farewell to Rosetta space probe before crash
Scientists began saying their final farewells to the Rosetta space probe Thursday, hours before its planned crash-landing on a comet, but said that data collected during the mission would provide discoveries for many years to come.


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