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A confident and upbeat Putin goes on Mideast ‘victory’ tour

The Russian president declared victory against the Islamic State in Syria and then celebrated Moscow’s growing ties to the region.

Saudi Arabia lifts decades-long ban on movie theaters

Cinemas were shut down in the 1980s during a wave of ultraconservatism in the country.

Putin’s reelection assured, but real question is who will succeed him

The real contest is over who will come after the Russian president at the end of his next six years in office, in 2024.

EU leaders rebuff Netanyahu on Jerusalem recognition

Netanyahu made the first visit to the European Union headquarters by an Israeli prime minister in 22 years.

North Korean submarine missile threat prompts drills

There are fears that the North is rapidly developing its submarine-launched ballistic missile technology.

American escapes from prison on Indonesia’s Bali

The man is believed to have escaped at around 4 a.m. by sawing through a ceiling and then climbing over a 20-foot wall.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | George J. Mitchell and Alon Sachar

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There’s no other option: A two-state solution is still necessary.

Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes

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Federal data obtained by the Globe show many nursing homes make heavy use of antipsychotic drugs to pacify residents.

Globe Investigations

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.