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Middle East Crisis: Israel Welcomes Senate Passage of Aid Bill

Israeli military vehicles near Israel’s border with Gaza this month.


Israel’s Invasion of Rafah Is All but Inevitable, Experts Say

The rubble of a building this month after Israeli strikes in Rafah, in southern Gaza, where more than a million displaced people have fled.


‘Kharkiv Is Unbreakable’: A Battered Ukrainian City Carries On


Here’s How U.S. Aid to Ukraine Might Help on the Battlefield

In the direction of Bakhmut in January.


Horses Run Loose Through Central London in Surreal Spectacle

Two horses bolt through the streets of London near Aldwych, on Wednesday.


Blinken Goes to China With Potential Trouble on Horizon

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is greeted in Shanghai on Wednesday by Kong Fuan, the director general of the Shanghai Foreign Affairs Office, and by two American diplomats — R. Nicholas Burns, the ambassador to China; and Scott Walker, the U.S. consul general in Shanghai.


Luton Learns the Power of Premier League Status

Luton, which has a busy airport, is perhaps best known as a transport hub. It has also been ranked the worst place to live in Britain.


2 Starving Families in Gaza Try to Keep Their Children Alive

Waiting for donated food in Rafah, Gaza, last month.


Myanmar’s Young Rebels Find the Bright Sides to an Internet Blackout

A commander with the Karenni Nationalities Defense Force playing guitar and singing with fellow resistance members in Karenni State, in February.


Italy’s New Abortion Law Is a Lesson in How Meloni Governs

Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s measure, which draws on provisions in a 1978 law legalizing abortion in Italy, could bring more anti-abortion activists into counseling centers.


Why Narendra Modi Called India’s Muslims ‘Infiltrators’


What Is the Rwanda Policy? U.K.’s Plan for Asylum Seekers Explained

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of Britain at a meeting with ministers in London on Monday.


Germany Arrests Far-Right Lawmaker’s Aide on Suspicion of Spying for China

The Chinese Embassy in Berlin on Monday. The German authorities arrested four people in two days on suspicion of spying for China.


Modi Calls Muslims ‘Infiltrators’ Who Would Take India’s Wealth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at a rally in Bengaluru on Saturday, a day before a speech in which he attacked Muslims.


Myanmar’s Junta Recaptures Town That Was a Significant Gain for Rebels

Crossing the Moei River, fleeing from Myawaddy, Myanmar, to Mae Sot, Thailand, on Saturday.


In Photos: The Skies in Athens Turn Orange From Sahara Dust Storm

Taking pictures from the Tourkovounia hills on Tuesday.


Germany Will Resume Funding for UNRWA After a UN Report

Displaced Palestinians cooking as they shelter in a UNRWA-affiliated school in Deir al Balah, central Gaza, on Tuesday.


Wednesday Briefing

The approved aid package has given a much-needed boost of morale for Ukrainian soldiers on the front and civilians living under threat.


Timur Ivanov, Russian Deputy Defense Minister, Is Detained on Bribery Charges

A photograph released by Russian state media showed Timur Ivanov in Moscow in 2018. Mr. Ivanov is known as a protégé of Sergei K. Shoigu, the Russian defense minister.


Israel Plans to Expand ‘Humanitarian Zone’ if It Invades Rafah

A street scene in Rafah in the Gaza Strip, where a million displaced Palestinians are sheltering and which Israel still said it is planning to invade.


Wednesday Briefing: Senate Votes on Ukraine Aid

Activists waving Ukrainian flags outside the US Capitol in Washington on Tuesday.


New Study Bolsters Idea of Athletic Differences Between Men and Trans Women

The swimmer Lia Thomas is challenging her sport’s ban on transgender athletes, which was created after she won a college championship in 2022.


Court in Russia Rejects Evan Gershkovich’s Appeal Against Detention

The Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, inside a glass cage in a courtroom in Moscow on Tuesday, must stay in a prison there, a court ruled.


UN Calls for Inquiry After Mass Graves Found at 2 Gaza Hospitals

The Palestinian Civil Defense recovering bodies on Sunday from what it is calling a mass grave at Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis.


Belgian Man’s Drunken Driving Defense: His Body Made the Alcohol

These beers, as well as any other alcoholic drinks, were not involved in a Belgian man’s drunken-driving charge.


Hezbollah Claims Drone Attack 10 Miles Inside Israel


At Least 5 Die Trying to Cross English Channel, Including a Young Girl

A rescue ship on Tuesday off the coast of Audresselles, France, just north of the area where an overcrowded inflatable boat was located.


U.S. universities struggle to calm campuses torn by the Gaza war.


In Ukraine, New American Technology Won the Day. Until It Was Overwhelmed.

Congress is about to provide billions more dollars to Kyiv, mostly in the form of ammunition and long-range artillery, but questions remain whether new artificial intelligence technology will be enough to help turn the tide of the war.


Malaysian Navy Helicopters Collide Midair, Killing 10

Rescue crews inspecting the crash site of two helicopters in Lumut, Malaysia, on Tuesday.


Tuesday Briefing

Donald Trump walks out after the first day of opening arguments on Monday at Manhattan Criminal Court in his trial for falsifying documents related to hush money payments.


Taiwan Quakes: Aftershocks From Deadly Temblor Hit Island

Two buildings in the city of Hualien partially toppled in the quakes that hit Taiwan on Monday and early Tuesday.


U.K. Pushes Through Rwanda Deportation Bill


‘Patriots’ Review: What Happened to the Man Who Made Putin?

Will Keen as Vladimir Putin in “Patriots,” Peter Morgan’s wild story of makers switching places with the made, at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in Manhattan.


Tuesday Briefing: The Trump Trial Opens

Former U.S. president and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in court Monday.


Biden Official Calls for Investigation in Chinese Swimming Doping Case

Zhang Yufei won two gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.


Earth Day 2024: A Look at 3 Places Adapting Quickly to Fight Climate Change


The Stark Reality of Israel’s Fight in Gaza

Six months into the conflict in Gaza, the question of what Israel has achieved is creating ever more intense global strains.


Huw Edwards, a Top BBC Anchor, Resigns After 40 Years

Huw Edwards was suspended by the BBC in July after The Sun tabloid newspaper reported that an unnamed anchor from the broadcaster had paid a teenager $45,000 for sexually explicit images.


Israel Hasn’t Offered Evidence Tying Many U.N. Workers to Hamas, Review Says

Employees of the main U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees distributing aid in Khan Younis last year.


TikTok Faces E.U. Inquiry Over ‘Addictive’ Features

The action announced on Monday is the second E.U. investigation against TikTok.


Palestinian Baby Delivered After Mother Killed in Israeli Strike

A Palestinian baby girl was born 10 weeks premature and weighed three pounds after her mother was killed in Rafah on Sunday.


FIFA Said to Be Close to TV Deal With Apple for New Tournament

The tournament, which will feature teams from around the world, will take place for the first time next summer, in the United States.


Everton Seeks Alternative Buyer as Deal With 777 Partners Falters

Fans outside Goodison Park, Everton’s aging stadium in Liverpool.


Germany Arrests 3 Suspected of Passing Secrets to China

The Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, with Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany in Beijing last week in a photo released by the Chinese state media.


1974: Leftists Threaten to Kill Official in Genoa Kidnap


Car Attack in Jerusalem Injures at Least 3

The Israeli police cordoned off the site of a ramming attack in Jerusalem on Monday.


India and Bangladesh Reel from Extreme Heat

A rickshaw passing by a water fountain during an ongoing heat wave in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Saturday.


Israelis Prepare to Mark Passover With Hostages Still in Gaza

Ultra-Orthodox Jews burn leavened items in preparation for the Passover holiday in Jerusalem on Monday.


Bird Flu Is Infecting More Mammals. What Does That Mean for Us?

Checking a dead otter for bird flu infection last year on Chepeconde Beach in Peru.


Monday Briefing

Despite shows of support, like this anti-Israel rally, many in Iran are deeply concerned about all-out war with Israel.


Israel Planned Bigger Attack on Iran, but Scaled It Back to Avoid War

After the Iranian strike on Israel, a billboard in Tehran celebrated the assault.


U.S. Considers Imposing Sanctions on Israeli Military Unit

Mourners gathered Sunday for the funeral for Palestinians killed the day before during an Israeli raid on the Nur Shams refugee camp in the northern part of the West Bank.


Monday Briefing: U.S. Poised to Resume Aid to Ukraine

House Speaker Mike Johnson after the House passed the foreign aid bills to fund Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan on Saturday.


‘Cheated’: Chinese Doping Case Roils Swimming

Zhang Yufei won four medals for China at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.


India to Redo Election Voting at Polling Stations Hit by Violence

The interior of a polling station that was damaged by a crowd during the first phase of the general election, in Imphal East, Manipur, India, on Friday.


Palestinians in West Bank Protest Israeli Raid That Killed at Least 10

Palestinians inspecting damage on Sunday after an Israeli raid in the Nur Shams refugee camp in the West Bank.