The kingdom hopes that building an entertainment industry for its 29 million people will help its struggling, oil-based economy and make life more enjoyable.
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Amid a boom in Viking-related TV shows and films, there is increasing tension in Nordic countries over the use of emblems and rituals from that era.
The underdog sentiment and distrust of Israel’s old, liberal elite still run deep among Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s supporters, who are sticking firmly by him, despite graft accusations.
Tifanny Abreu, a top-ranked player in Brazilian professional volleyball, is transgender. She is setting records and plans to play in the Tokyo Games in 2020.
Meeting American supporters for St. Patrick’s Day, Gerry Adams passed the torch to Mary Lou McDonald, the first woman to lead the party in modern times.
The tumult in Slovakia has now distinguished the country from others in the region, where disillusioned voters have sided with illiberal populists.
The order came days after Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain expelled the same number of Russian diplomats.
After years of austerity, the National Health Service is under enormous strain, so it is paying French doctors to perform some operations on its behalf.
Aid workers worry that the Afghan government’s latest attempt to control financing for shelters would make them vulnerable in a culture still brutal for women.
For spies, politicians and gangsters, there are any number of grim ways to die. Poison is a favorite.
Satellite imaging, astronomy and a smart hunch about North Korea propaganda confirmed the launching site of the North Korean missile and a new monument.
President Xi Jinping’s new vice president, Wang Qishan, is likely to have a powerful say in grappling with the United States over trade disputes.
The pope visited the sites where St. Pio, better known as Padre Pio, lived and died, and paid homage to his enduring legacy.
A publisher came under fire for featuring the dictator as one of 11 world figures said to have “devoted their lives for the betterment of their country and people.”
President Vladimir Putin’s real challenge in Sunday’s presidential election is not winning the race, but getting enough turnout to show the world his victory is legitimate.
Huge demonstrations in Slovakia, the largest in Central Europe since the fall of communism, followed the murder of an investigative journalist and led to the resignation of the prime minister.
The Swedish and North Korean foreign ministers concluded three days of talks, discussions which may help facilitate a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.
The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents related to Russia. The company has a three-decade relationship with Moscow.
China, Russia, North Korea and Iran are relying on smuggling rings to secure equipment that can be used for weapons, satellites and fighter jets.
Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from a huge swath of the electorate to develop techniques that were later used in the Trump campaign.
It was the first such mass casualty in several months on a route once taken by thousands of desperate people each day.
The crash of an American military helicopter killed seven service members, including the two firefighters attached to an Air National Guard unit.
Corporations and foreign leaders are pressing to meet with White House officials and hiring lawyers and lobbyists to push for exemptions that could be worth billions of dollars in trade.
“Hippocratic,” a documentary about Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, who helps India’s dying, shows the desperate need for the same drugs maligned for causing overdoses.
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Ms. Nasrallah defied a civil war to remain in Beirut, where she campaigned for women’s rights and illuminated the vacuum left by immigration to other countries.
Mr. Harris used his experience as a surveyor in unexplored areas of his native country to fashion dense stories full of history, metaphor and myth.
A special refugee program mostly for Yazidis, a tiny religious minority, is testing Canada’s celebrated resettlement system.
The best-selling detective novelist says she’d like to be defined, not as a Canadian writer, but as “a writer who happens to be Canadian.”
Asked who were the most effective secretaries of state, experts we talked to picked George P. Shultz and Madeleine K. Albright.
The cascade of ecological benefits that followed wolves’s return to Yellowstone National Park and Idaho suggests opportunities for similar efforts around the planet.
Sajid Javid, a government minister, was among those who received the “Punish a Muslim Day” parcels. Some contained a noxious substance.
In his new memoir, which shot to the top of Amazon’s best-seller list last week, Jean-Marie Le Pen still shocks and, apparently, titillates.
How to unlock Quebec’s identity? One way is through its food, Dan Bilefsky finds.
The cub, born in Scotland around Christmas, will be the subject of a documentary on Sunday.
The September 2017 attack left dozens of people wounded but no one died. It was the fifth terrorist attack to hit Britain that year.
A protest figure, the Communist Party candidate, has shown growing strength in the Russian presidential vote, particularly in the cities.
The charges against the former South African leader were the latest chapter in a long-running corruption case that tarnished the country’s governing African National Congress for years.
A cargo plane dropped 3.4 tons of gold-silver alloy after a hatch sprung open on takeoff in Yakutsk, in the country’s Far East, setting off a frenzy.
With smuggled luxury goods and illicitly purchased oil, Kim Jong-un’s government maneuvers around measures meant to inhibit its nuclear program.
The helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff, according to residents of the town of Qaim, near the Syrian border.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made the remarks just hours before the police in London said they were treating the death of another Russian expatriate as a murder.
The court ruled that Constantin Reliu, 63, who was officially registered as dead after going to Turkey for work, had appealed his case too late.
The arrests highlighted how organized gangs, known as triads, wield power over the territory’s sex industry.
In “The Mechanism,” José Padilha tackles Operation Car Wash, Brazil’s investigation of looting and kickbacks among the political and business elite.
Xi Jinping’s subordinates are quick to follow his orders, but that may limit the second-guessing that prevents bad policy and overzealous enforcement.
Chancellor Angela Merkel says, “You shouldn’t categorize people like this.” But Germans call the man who runs the food bank a “people’s hero.”
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, “We have worrisome evidence that Iran is trying to influence — using money — the Iraqi elections.”