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Middle East Crisis: Surge in West Bank Violence Raises Further Concerns Among Israel’s Allies


Israel in Talks Over Withdrawing From Egypt-Gaza Border, Officials Say

A view of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, seen from the Egyptian side of the border, this month.


A Poet Goes to War

Ko Maung Saungkha, center, a poet who is a rebel commander in Myanmar, on the first day of training for new recruits in Karen State, in May.


Masoud Pezeshkian Promises Change in Iran. Can He Deliver?

Masoud Pezeshkian at a rally in Tehran on the last day of campaigning before the election. He ended up winning in an upset.


Dysfunction Sidelines Ukraine’s Parliament as Governing Force

Independence Square in Kyiv. Ukraine’s Constitution assigns more power to the Parliament than the presidency. But the balance in wartime has been different.


Pushing Quick End to Ukraine War, Orban Plays Trump’s Messenger to E.U.

Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary on Thursday at Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in a photograph released by Mr. Orban’s office.


Taiwan’s Blunt-Talking Leader Faces China’s Backlash

President Lai Ching-te of Taiwan has used direct language to reject China’s claim to the island. “According to international law, we are already a sovereign and independent country,” he told Time magazine.


Masha Gessen Sentenced in Absentia by Russian Court to 8 Years in Prison

Masha Gessen, shown in Germany last December, was found guilty of spreading “false information” about the Russian military by a court in Moscow.


Vaughan Gething, First Minister of Wales, Resigns

Vaughan Gething in Cardiff in March, when he became the first Black person to lead a national government in Europe.


North Korean Diplomat Defects to the South, Talks of Execution

A file image of Ri Il Kyu, a senior North Korean diplomat who defected to the South last November, was aired on news program in the South on Tuesday.


Heavy Downpours and Flooding Kill Dozens Across South Asia

Flooding in Assam, India, earlier this month.


Gareth Southgate Resigns as England Coach

Gareth Southgate coached England to the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup and the finals of two straight European Championships.


Poisoning Suspected as 6 Are Found Dead in a Bangkok Hotel Room, the Police Say

Police block members of the media from entering the Grand Hyatt Erawan in central Bangkok where three men and three women were found dead on Tuesday, apparently by poisoning.


Kenyan Police Arrest Suspected Serial Killer of 42 Women

Rescuers carry sacks with human remains after being removed from a quarry in Mukuru Kwa Njenga area in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday.


I.M.F. Sees Signs of Cooling in U.S. Economy

A line for a South Florida job fair. “The United States shows increasing signs of cooling, especially in the labor market, after a strong 2023,” wrote Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, the I.M.F.’s chief economist.


J.D. Vance’s Chance

Senator J.D. Vance and his wife, Usha, at the convention last night.


What Trump 2.0 Could Mean for the Environment

Former president Trump has promised to repeal federal regulations designed to cut greenhouse gases.


NASA Sends a Missy Elliott Song to Space

Missy Elliott performing at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles last year.


J.D. Vance’s Opposition to U.S. Support for Ukraine: In His Own Words

J.D. Vance has been one of Congress’s most vocal opponents of U.S. aid for Ukraine.


Tuesday Briefing: Donald Trump’s Running Mate

J.D. Vance, once a critic of Donald Trump, is now his running mate.


South Korea Bans Everything Bagel Seasoning


J.D. Vance Is an Oil Booster and Doubter of Human-Caused Climate Change

Mr. Vance has accused the Biden administration of “wanton harassment of fossil fuel companies.”


Gambia Votes to Keep Ban on Female Genital Cutting, in Dramatic Reversal

Gambian National Assembly members voted to continue the ban on female genital mutilation on Monday.


Spanish Police Find Body Where British Teenager Jay Slater Disappeared

The Masca ravine on Tenerife, where Jay Slater went missing in June.


Pakistan Says It Will Ban Party of Jailed Former Leader Imran Khan

Supporters of Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, celebrating after a court verdict overturned his illegal marriage conviction, in the capital, Islamabad, on Saturday.


Ukraine Battles to Contain Russian Advances Across the Front

A soldier from an artillery unit of Ukraine’s 95th Separate Air Assault Brigade preparing to fire at Russian troops trying to capture the city of Toretsk, in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, on Saturday.


China Will Host Senior Officials of Hamas and Fatah, Longtime Adversaries

Fatah’s delegation will include Mahmoud al-Aloul, left, the deputy chairman of the party. Ismail Haniyeh, the political leader of Hamas, will lead Hamas’s delegation.


Bodies in Suitcases Prompt 2-Day Manhunt and Murder Arrest in U.K.

Investigators at a home in London, where two murder victims had lived.


The R.N.C. Begins

Law enforcement outside the arena that will host the Republican National Convention.


The Book Bag That Binds Japanese Society

Nearly every elementary school student in Japan carries a book bag known as a randoseru, a staple of Japanese childhood for close to 150 years.


What’s Greenest and Cleanest When Nature Calls?


Each Year Flying Ants Emerge Across the U.K. And Yes, They’re Annoying.

Flying ants erupting from the ground to start their nuptial flight, in Kettlestone, England, on Aug. 23, 2016.


Monday Briefing

After shots rang out, Donald Trump was swarmed by Secret Service agents.


They Were Told They Were in a Safe Area. Then Came the Missiles.

Gaza health officials said that more than 90 people were killed in the strike on Saturday and more than 300 injured.


With Rivals Restricted, Kagame Looks Set for Another Term in Rwanda

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda greeting supporters at a campaign rally in the capital, Kigali, on Friday. Mr. Kagame, 66, is widely expected to win a fourth term.


Euro 2024 Final: Spain Beats England to Claim Fourth Title

Spain’s European Championship was its fourth, a record for the competition.


Israel Struck Twice in Its Attack on Al-Mawasi, Videos and Photos Show


Monday Briefing: An Assassination Attempt on Donald Trump

After shots rang out, Donald Trump was swarmed by Secret Service agents.


Israel’s Attempted Assassination of Hamas Leader Followed Surveillance of Deputy

The strike, which the Israeli military says targeted a Hamas leader, took place in an area designated as a humanitarian zone.


Olympic Torch Reaches Paris in Elegant Style

Thierry Henry, left, a soccer legend in France, next to the Olympic torch that he would soon carry through the streets of Paris on Sunday. At right are Tony Estanguet, a top Olympics official, and Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris.


Nepal’s New Prime Minister Is Named After Government Collapses

The veteran politician K.P. Sharma Oli, center, at Parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Friday.


Kate, Princess of Wales, Plans to Attend Wimbledon Final

Catherine, Princess of Wales, presented the winning trophy to Carlos Alcaraz of Spain, who won the men’s singles final on Sunday at the Wimbledon tennis championship.


From Exile in London, a Crime Novelist Works to Transform Russia

Boris Akunin left Russia in 2014 to protest his country’s illegal annexation of Crimea. He has lived in Britain ever since.


Are Games Like the Euro 2024 Final the Riskiest Gig in Music?

Lenny Kravitz performed shortened versions of three songs in a six-minute set before the Champions League final in June.


In England, a Changed Nation Hopes for a Change in Soccer Fortunes

England flags in London. As the country prepares to play Spain in the European final in Berlin on Sunday, there’s a sense of a nation turning the page, on the field and off.


Israel Launches Major Attack Against a Senior Hamas Commander

A Palestinian man carrying the body of his son, who was killed in an Israeli strike in the Mawasi area of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, on Saturday.


Acquittal for Pakistan’s Khan and Wife in Illegal Marriage Case

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan and his wife, Bushra Bibi, in court last year.


Who Is the Hamas Military Leader, Muhammad Deif?

An undated handout photo said to be Muhammad Deif, the Hamas military leader.


Over 100 United Nations member states pledge support for UNRWA, and other news.


Slowing Down Like Scarlett


Can Canada Trim Its Reliance on Foreign Labor?

Agriculture in Canada has long relied on temporary foreign workers.


Ukraine Is Targeting Crimea, a Critical Base for Russia’s Invasion

A woman paying tribute to those who died when debris from an intercepted Ukrainian missile fell on a beach last month near the Crimean city of Sevastopol.


How Janet Yellen Became an Unlikely Culinary Diplomat

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen prizes mixing in cultural experiences with the grind of government travel.


How Hamas Is Fighting in Gaza: Tunnels, Traps and Ambushes

Israeli soldiers, photographed during a tour organized by the Israeli military, standing near the entrance to what the military said was a Hamas tunnel, near the Erez border crossing in Gaza, in December.


Colombia Faces a New Problem: Too Much Cocaine

Roger Guzman, 19 years old, working harvesting coca leaves. December 2023 in, Colombia.


Big Indian Weddings Highlight Economic Divide

Mehndi artists applying their trade at the Bangalore Club, in Bengaluru, India, in July. Applying the elaborate henna designs is time-consuming, and often it is used as the excuse for a party among the overall wedding festivities.


This Soccer Player Wanted to Wear Her Hijab on the Field. France Wouldn’t Let Her.

Lina Boussaha practicing in her new home, Khobar, Saudi Arabia, in March.


Where Germany’s Immigration Debate Hits Home

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany paying tribute in June to Rouven Laur, a police officer who died after a knife attack in Mannheim.


Gaza City Neighborhood Left in Ruins After Israeli Troops Withdraw

Destroyed buildings in the Shajaiye neighborhood east of Gaza City on Thursday after the Israeli military withdrew following a two-week offensive.


Hamas Official: ‘We’re Not Obstinate’ in Cease-Fire Talks on Gaza

Husam Badran, a senior Hamas official, in Doha, Qatar, this week. He said Hamas was willing to cede civilian control in Gaza to nail down a postwar deal, but not to disband its military wing.


How Ukraine’s ‘Irreversible’ Path to NATO May Hinge on U.S. Election

President Biden and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine during the NATO summit in Washington, on Thursday.


Early Wildfires in Brazil Threaten Pantanal Wetlands and Cerrado Savanna

A fire burning in late June along the banks of the Paraguay River in the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetlands, where fires this year have burned an area about the size of Phoenix.