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Middle East Crisis: U.S. Defends Israel’s Policies Toward Palestinians

Palestinians arriving in Rafah after they were evacuated from the Nasser hospital in Khan Younis, last week.


What a Tel Aviv Plaza Means to Hostage Families and Supporters

A model tunnel in a square outside the Tel Aviv Museum of Art on Saturday has been built to simulate situations described by some hostages taken on Oct. 7.


Russian Forces Press On With Attacks in Southern Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers fire at Russian targets in the direction of Avdiivka, this month. The weekend assaults around Robotyne came as Russian forces took the frontline city of Avdiivka, about 100 miles to the east.


Russia May Have Captured Hundreds of Ukrainian Soldiers

Ukrainian soldiers firing a howitzer at Russian targets near Avdiivka, Ukraine, last week.


As Latin America’s Prison Population Explodes, Gangs Seize Control

Gang members at a prison in El Salvador. Over the last two decades, prisons have become recruitment centers for Latin America’s cartels and gangs, experts say, strengthening their grip on society.


An Election Shatters the Image of Pakistan’s Mightiest Force

Supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan at a protest in Karachi, Pakistan, on Saturday. The country’s military is accused of rigging vote counts in this month’s election.


Why a Small Island Has Been Fighting to Reclaim .nu on the Web

A village on Niue, a South Pacific island of about 100 square miles, roughly the same area as Lincoln, Neb.


Assange Extradition Case Returns to UK Court

Supporters of Julian Assange protested on Tuesday outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London.


What’s Causing Cape Town to Smell? A Ship Full of Cows.

Cape Town in 2021. The livestock carrier that was the source of this week’s foul odor in the city was expected to leave by Wednesday.


Can the Olympics Rejuvenate One of France’s Poorest Corners?

Seine-Saint-Denis, a dense, 90-square-mile department northeast of Paris, will be home to an Olympic Village that, it is hoped, will provide an economic jolt and lasting revitalization.


Russian Pilot Who Defected to Ukraine Is Believed Dead in Spain

Maksim Kuzminov, a Russian pilot who defected to Ukraine, speaking in Kyiv in September, after he landed a Russian military helicopter in Poltova, Ukraine the previous month.


Yulia Navalnaya, Aleksei Navalny’s Widow, Takes Center Stage

Yulia Navalnaya walking past journalists and supporters at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, in January 2021, shortly after the arrest of her husband, the Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny.


Inside Aleksei Navalny’s Final Months, in His Own Words

Flowers and a photo of Aleksei A. Navalny at a memorial near the Russian consulate in Frankfurt on Saturday.


4 Ways Autocrats Have Used Interpol to Harass Faraway Enemies

The opening of Interpol’s general assembly last year in Vienna.


Syria Blames Israel for Deadly Airstrike on Damascus

A residential building in the Kafr Sousa district of Damascus, Syria, that was reportedly hit by an Israeli airstrike on Wednesday.


Ameen Sayani, Pioneering Radio Star in India, Dies at 91

Ameen Sayani at his recording studio in Mumbai, India, in 2014.


A Missing Highland Games Trophy Will Be Awarded Again After 95 Years


Israeli Raid in West Bank Kills 3 in Jenin, Military Says

A room damaged during an overnight Israeli raid in the city of Jenin in the West Bank on Wednesday.


Wednesday Briefing

Ukrainian soldiers firing a howitzer at Russian targets near Avdiivka, Ukraine, last week.


Small Businesses Sound Alarm Over Weakening German Economy


At 70, This Instagram Influencer Shows That It’s Never Too Late

Lyn Slater, 70, a style influencer, recounts her triumphs, transformations and troubles in her book, “How to Be Old: Lessons in Living Boldly From the Accidental Icon,” to be published in March.


U.S. Vetoes U.N. Call for Gaza Cease-Fire

The U.N. Security Council voting on a cease-fire resolution for the Israel-Hamas war, on Tuesday.


Wednesday Briefing: Hundreds of Ukrainian Soldiers Are Missing

Ukrainian soldiers from the 71st Jaeger Brigade firing a howitzer last week at Russian targets in the direction of Avdiivka, Ukraine, this month.


Protesting Polish Farmers Block Much of Ukraine’s Western Border

Polish farmers blocking the Dorohusk Polish-Ukrainian border crossing on Tuesday.


Israel Orders New Evacuations in Northern Gaza as U.N. Suspends Food Deliveries

The World Food Program said that an convoy on Monday “faced complete chaos and violence due to the collapse of civil order,” with several trucks looted and a driver being beaten.


Why Women Outnumber Men in South Korea’s Sports Stadiums

A woman among cheering fans at a game of the Korean Basketball League in Goyang, South Korea, in October. South Korean women generally outnumber men at sports events.


Israeli Military Releases Videos It Says Show Bibas Family Members in Captivity on Oct. 7

The path where the Bibas family was kidnapped on Oct. 7 in Kibbutz Nir Oz, Israel.


Genetic Signature of Down Syndrome Found in Ancient Bones


Yulia Navalnaya’s X Account Restored After Brief Suspension

Yulia Navalnaya in Brussels, on Monday.


Prince William Calls for End to Gaza Fighting ‘as Soon as Possible’

Britain’s Prince William visiting the British Red Cross at its headquarters in London on Tuesday.


At ICJ Hearing, South Africa Says Palestinians Endure ‘More Extreme Form of Apartheid’

South Africa’s ambassador to the Netherlands, Vusi Madonsela, right, during a hearing at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Tuesday.


Russia Arrests U.S. Citizen, Accusing Her of Treason by Aiding Ukraine

The woman was arrested in the central Russian city of Yekaterinburg, according to the Federal Security Service.


Motaz Azaiza Captured Gaza’s Suffering. But ‘Nothing Changed.’


Tuesday Briefing


Despite Interpol Fixes, Strongmen Find New Ways to Abuse It

The opening of Interpol’s general assembly last year in Vienna. The organization’s secretary general is due to leave in November.


Why Some South Korean Doctors Have Walked Off the Job

Young doctors at the Korean Medical Association headquarters in Seoul on Tuesday. South Korean officials have warned of legal repercussions for doctors who walk off the job.


Israel May Add Restrictions to Al Aqsa Mosque Access for Ramadan

Worshipers near the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem on Monday.


The Wife of Haiti’s Assassinated President Is Accused in His Killing

Martine Moïse in Miami, in July 2021, the same month that armed men killed her husband and shot her.


Tuesday Briefing: Navalny’s Widow Speaks Out


Two Hospitals in Southern Gaza Are Left Barely Functioning


Brazil’s President Lula Recalls Ambassador to Israel, Escalating a Dispute

The Brazilian ambassador to Israel, Frederico Meyer, foreground right, with Israel’s foreign minister, Israel Katz, at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, on Monday.


Houthis Say They Shot Down a U.S. Drone Off Yemen

MQ-9 Reaper drones are the mainstay of the American military’s aerial surveillance fleet.


The Taliban Refuses to Come the U.N. Conference on Afghanistan

Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the U.N., spoke at the organization’s conference on Afghanistan. But the Taliban boycotted the event.


Ursula von der Leyen Seeks Second Term as Top E.U. Official

Ursula von der Leyen on Monday in Berlin as she announced she would seek a second term as president of the European Commission.


Navalny’s Widow Pledges to Carry On Opposition Leader’s Work


U.N. Court Hearings on Israel’s Occupation of Palestinian Territories: What to Know

The International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, last month.


U.S. Strike Killed Afghans Recruited to Fight for Iran

Family members at the graves in Tehran of fighters from the Fatemiyoun Brigade.


Olympic Equestrian Shane Rose Rode a Horse in a Mankini. Australia Loves Him.

Shane Rose, of Australia’s Olympic team, during the Tokyo Summer Games in 2021. He wore considerably less clothing during a recent event.


Shaken by Grisly Killings of Women, Activists in Africa Demand Change

A photograph of Grace Wangari Thuiya, a 24-year-old beautician who was killed in Nairobi, Kenya, in January. Her boyfriend assaulted and repeatedly stabbed her, police told her mother.


Monday Briefing

Laying flowers at a memorial for Aleksei Navalny in Moscow on Saturday.


Let Tesla Expand? Three German Teens Have a Few Thoughts.

From left, Moritz Tezky, Silas Heineken and Tariq Löber putting up a poster in Grünheide, Germany. They are campaigning to allow an expansion of Tesla’s presence in the area.


Dozens Killed in Papua New Guinea After Clashes Between Tribes

This handout picture released by the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary on Monday shows officials patrolling near the town of Wabag, Papua New Guinea.


Overwhelmed by War, Another Gazan Hospital Is Declared ‘Not Functional’

Khan Younis, in southern Gazam on Sunday.


Russian Arrests of Navalny Mourners Lead to Fears of Big Crackdown

A police officer stood guard at the Wall of Sorrow in Moscow, where Russians paid tribute to Alexei A. Navalny on Sunday.


U.S. Says it Struck Houthi Targets, Including Underwater Drone, in Yemen

Houthi supporters in Sana, Yemen, on Friday attending a rally against American strikes on Houthi targets.


Hungary Snubs U.S. Senators Pushing for Sweden’s Entry Into NATO

Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary delivering his state of the nation address on Saturday in Budapest, the capital.


Brazil’s Lula Angers Israel After Comparing War in Gaza to the Holocaust

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Saturday.


Monday Briefing: Avdiivka Falls to Russia

Russia’s army is using its sheer size to overwhelm the smaller Ukrainian military.