The New York Times pieced together a chronology of those three days by interviewing Iranian diplomats, current and former government officials, ranking members of the Guard, and people close to the supreme leader’s inner circle and by examining official public statements and state media reports.
The markets are fixtures in scores of Chinese cities, and now, for at least the second time in two decades, they are the source of an epidemic that has spread fear, taxed the Communist Party bureaucracy and exposed the epidemiological risks that can spawn in places where humans and wildlife converge.
The repercussions from a mysterious virus that has spread fear and sickened hundreds began reverberating far from its epicenter in central China on Saturday as Hong Kong closed its schools for several weeks, Beijing began limiting bus travel in and out of the capital, and the country’s travel association suspended tour groups of Chinese citizens heading overseas.
The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. But their noise-making does little to stop the voracious insects from feasting on their crops in this rural community.
In the capital, Baghdad, an early-morning assault sent ripples of fear through a central square. In the southern cities of Basra, Nasiriyah, and Diwaniyah, police burned tents and shot at fleeing crowds.
Even before the gas chambers were destroyed and the savage toll of years of industrialized mass murder revealed to the world, prisoners at the largest Nazi concentration camp were already repeating two words: Never again.