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Middle East Crisis : A Second Day of Aid Airdrops Underscores the Urgency of Gazans’ Need


Iran’s Proxies Curtail Attacks on American Bases in Iraq and Syria After U.S. Strikes

Houthi supporters during a protest on Friday in Sana, Yemen, against the United States and Israel.


In Ukraine, Russia Is Inching Forward Death by Death

Damaged buildings in Avdiivka, Ukraine, in October. The Russian army took control of the city this month after months of intense fighting and heavy losses.


Somalia Faces Potential Conflict With Ethiopia in a ‘Pivotal Year’

A busy street in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. Rising tensions between Somalia and neighboring Ethiopia could plunge an already turbulent region into further chaos, some experts say.


Germany Arrests Red Army Faction Fugitive

The building in Berlin where Daniela Klette, 65, was believed to have been living. Neighbors told the Bild tabloid that she had tutored children, walked her dog and was unfailingly polite.


Ego, Putin or Jets? Reasons for Orban’s Stance on Sweden Perplex Many.

Hungarian lawmakers approved Sweden’s bid to join NATO on Monday after months of delays.


Lead-Tainted Applesauce Highlights Failings in Food Safety System

WanaBana apple-cinnamon fruit purée pouches were among three products made in a plant in Ecuador that were found last year to be contaminated with lead.


Russia Warns Against NATO Ground Intervention in Ukraine


Zoo Official In India Is Punished For Giving Lions Revered Names

The Bengal Safari park in 2020. Names given to a pair of lions have been drawn into a religious and legal debate.


Macron Not Ruling Out Western Troops on the Ground in Ukraine

President Emmanuel Macron of France speaking at a conference in support of Ukraine in Paris on Monday.


Hungary Approves Sweden’s Accession to NATO

Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary in Parliament in Budapest on Monday.


The NATO Welcoming Sweden Is Larger and More Determined

British soldiers during a NATO exercise this month in Poland.


Russian Court Sentences Leader of Memorial Rights Group to Prison

Police officers escorted Oleg Orlov, center, on Tuesday after he was taken into custody in a Moscow court.


Developers Who Leveled ‘Britain’s Wonkiest Pub’ Ordered to Rebuild

The Crooked House, a pub in Dudley, in England’s West Midlands, after a fire in August.


Hamas Rejects Cease-Fire Proposal, Dashing Biden’s Hopes of Near Term Deal

Parachutes carrying aid dropped by Jordanian aircraft fell along the Gaza coast on Tuesday.


Australian Police Officer Charged With Murdering Jesse Baird and Luke Davies

Luke Davies, left, and Jesse Baird from Mr. Baird’s Instagram account.


Biden and Netanyahu Seek Opposing Goals in Cease-Fire Talks

Israeli soldiers standing in the central Gaza Strip. President Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel have offered vastly different views on the future of the battle in Gaza.


Wednesday Briefing: Russia Warned Against NATO Troops in Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers firing at a Russian target in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine last week.


At Willy Wonka Event in Glasgow, Police Called and Families Outraged

The event was abruptly canceled a day early, while families were still arriving, prompting someone to call the police.


North Carolina ‘Forever Chemical’ Plant Violates Human Rights, U.N. Panel Says

The Chemours chemical plant in Fayetteville, N.C., at the edge of the Cape Fear River, in 2021.


‘Mary Poppins’ Gets New Age Rating in Britain for Racist Language

Dick Van Dyke, left, and Julie Andrews, right, starred in “Mary Poppins,” which originally received a “U,” or universal, rating in Britain.


‘Saltburn’ Mansion Has Film’s Fans Flocking to the English Countryside


2024 Israeli Municipal Elections May Offer a Glimpse of the Political Mood

Voting in municipal elections in Jerusalem on Tuesday.


Yellen Urges Israel to Restore Economic Ties to West Bank

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen has been focused on tracking the economic implications of the war in Gaza.


Pankaj Udhas, Bollywood Singer and Maestro of the Ghazal, Dies at 72

The singer Pankaj Udhas at an award ceremony in Mumbai last year.


Why Is Mercury Stubbornly High in Tuna? Researchers Might Have an Answer.

Skipjack tuna in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, in October. Thousands of tuna samples collected around the world from 1971 to 2022 showed mercury levels almost unchanged.


What to Know About Lead Poisoning in Children

Three children’s applesauce products, WanaBana apple-cinnamon fruit purée pouches, Schnucks- and Weis-brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches, were found to contain toxic levels of lead.


Tuesday Briefing

Many Gazans have been uprooted by the war, and many are struggling to get food and other supplies.


Israelis Broach a Concession in Hostage Talks With Hamas

Palestinians being given food aid in Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip, on Monday.


Tuesday Briefing: Hungary Approved Sweden’s NATO Bid

Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary in Parliament in Budapest on Monday.


Unopened Case of More Than 10,000 Hockey Cards Sells for $3.7 Million

Collectors who buy unopened cases of sports cards might never open the packages, instead treating them as investments to be sold as is at a later date.


How a Slow-Moving Court Became the Center of the World’s Hottest Debate

The International Court of Justice, the United Nations’ top court, is hearing two matters related to Israel and the Palestinians.


Canadian Skaters File Appeal Seeking Medals From Beijing Olympics

Vanessa James and Eric Radford, along with six other figure skaters from Canada, have filed a case demanding that they be awarded the bronze medals in the team event of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.


Premier League Cuts Everton’s Points Deduction

Everton’s successful appeal moved it five points clear of the Premier League’s relegation zone.


Navalny Was Part of Discussions on a Prisoner Exchange

Aleksei Navalny appeared via a video link from an Arctic penal colony on Jan. 11. Preliminary talks about his release are said to have also involved a swap for a Russian man convicted of killing a former Chechen fighter in Berlin.


Palestinian Authority’s Prime Minister Submits Government Resignation

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh of the Palestinian Authority during a cabinet meeting in Ramallah in the West Bank on Monday.


Israeli Airstrikes in Lebanon Are the Deepest in Years

Smoke from the site of Israeli airstrikes near the city of Baalbek in Lebanon on Monday.


ICJ Holds Last Day of Hearings on Israel’s Occupation of Palestinian Territories

Public hearings on Israel’s policies toward Palestinian territories began last week at the International Court of Justice at The Hague.


Monday Briefing

Lesia Komaritska, 41, visits the grave of her husband, who was drafted into the Ukrainian military last January 2023, and was killed in Bahmut in February 2023, and buried in the section of the cemetery reserved for soldiers in Kharkiv, Eastern Ukraine.


Senate Aide Investigated Over Unofficial Ukraine Actions

Ukrainian marines unloading ammunition at a training ground for recruits in the Zaporizhzhia region last July.


Lee Hoyang, Prolific K-Pop Producer and Songwriter, Dies at 40

Lee Hoyang, better known as Shinsadong Tiger, in Seoul in 2015.


‘Peetah’ Morgan of Reggae Band Morgan Heritage Dies at 46

Peter Anthony Morgan at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival in 2022.


Netanyahu Says Israel Will Invade Gaza City of Rafah

A young Palestinian looking Sunday at a destroyed mosque in Rafah, in southern Gaza.


Boat of Missing American Couple Hijacked by Escapees in Grenada, Police Say

Ralph Hendry and Kathy Brandel, who have been married for 27 years, participated in a recent sailing club rally and were spending the winter in the Caribbean.


Netanyahu Says a Hostage Deal Would Delay, But Not Stop a Rafah Invasion

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in Jerusalem this month.


Monday Briefing: Hostage Talks to Continue in Qatar

More than 200 hostages were taken during the Hamas-led attacks on Oct. 7, according to the Israeli authorities. Most who have returned were freed during a cease-fire deal last year.


Airman Dies After Setting Himself On Fire Outside Israeli Embassy in Washington

The protester filmed his self-immolation in front of the Israeli Embassy in Washington.


31,000 Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Two Years of War, Zelensky Says

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine in Kyiv on Sunday at a conference where officials presented plans as Ukraine moves into a third year of full-scale war with Russia.


Belarus Holds an Election, but the Outcome Is Not Hard to Predict

President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, last year. Opposition parties in Belarus have all been banned — belonging to one is a crime.


In Russia, Knowing That Her Son Is Dead, and Waiting for Him Anyway

Yulia Seleznyova, right, holding the baby of her daughter Olesya, 21, center, in her one-room apartment in 2023 in Tolyatti, Russia.


A Re-established West Bank Settlement Symbolizes Hardened Israeli Views

The ruins of the Homesh settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.


Professional Softball in Mexico: A New Frontier for Women in Latin America

The Mexico City Red Devils playing the Avila de Veracruz team last month in Mexico City.


The Spy War: How the C.I.A. Secretly Helps Ukraine Fight Putin

A Ukrainian Army soldier in a forest near Russian lines this month. A C.I.A.-supported network of spy bases has been constructed in the past eight years that includes 12 secret locations along the Russian border.


Biden Caught in a Political Bind Over Israel Policy

New buildings at the Israeli settlement of Eli in the West Bank in December.


U.S. and British Warplanes Again Strike Houthi-Linked Targets in Yemen

Houthi militants have launched attack drones and cruise and ballistic missiles at vessels in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.


Human Rights Atrocities Mount in Sudan as War Spirals, U.N. Says

Refugees from the fighting in Sudan line up to board a barge in Renk, South Sudan. A United Nations report documents horrors by both warring sides.


Henry Rono, Record-Breaking Distance Runner From Kenya, Dies at 72

Henry Rono competing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta. He won the gold medal.


Fire in Valencia, Spain, Leaves Residents Homeless After Panicked Escapes

Firefighters inspecting the aftermath of a huge fire that raged through two buildings in Valencia, Spain, on Friday.


Aleksei Navalny’s Body Was Returned to His Mother, Allies Say

Lyudmila Navalnaya, Aleksei A. Navalny’s mother. On Saturday, she was still in the northern city of Salekhard, near the Arctic prison where Mr. Navalny was reported to have died on Feb. 16.


Ukraine Marks 2nd Anniversary of Russian Invasion, Determined Despite Setbacks

People lay flowers and other items beneath the destroyed Romanivskyi Bridge in Irpin, Ukraine, on Saturday to mark the anniversary of Russia’s invasion.


Two Years After Russia’s Invasion, Ukraine Faces Deepening Fog of War

A Russian strike this week in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, damaged a water filtration plant, cutting the water supply to part of the city.