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Four American college educators attacked in park in China

Educators from Cornell College in Iowa were visiting Beihua University in Jilin when they were attacked. The State Department said it was aware of reports of a stabbing.

By Adela SulimanJune 11, 2024

Israel-Gaza War

Hamas leader’s decision on cease-fire is what counts, says Blinken

Blinken said he was confident Netanyahu would stick with the deal, which begins with a six week cease-fire, if Hamas agreed to it.

By John Hudson and Sarah DadouchJune 11, 2024

Israel-Gaza War

On the Israel-Lebanon border, a war is unfolding in slow motion

Israel is under growing domestic pressure to halt Hezbollah rocket fire and allow more than 60,000 displaced civilians to return to their homes in the north.

By Steve Hendrix and Mohamad El ChamaaJune 11, 2024


Search underway for missing plane carrying Malawi vice president

A plane carrying Vice President Saulos Chilima and nine others went missing in bad weather, putting the East African country’s Defense Force on alert.

By Kelly Kasulis ChoJune 11, 2024

Modi’s election setback surprises Indian Americans in the DMV

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s and the BJP setback became clear, reaction from Indian Americans in the DMV ran the gamut: shock, hope, worry, resignation.

By Anumita KaurJune 11, 2024

National Security

U.S. lifts weapons ban on Ukrainian military unit

Ukraine’s Azov Brigade, a one-time militia whose founders Washington deemed problematic, are now allowed to use U.S. weapons, the State Department said.

By Michael Birnbaum, Siobhán O'Grady and Alex HortonJune 10, 2024

Israel-Gaza War

U.N. Security Council adopts resolution on permanent Gaza cease-fire

Russia abstained in the vote, which is designed to push both Hamas and Israel toward an immediate cease-fire and release of hostages.

By Karen DeYoungJune 10, 2024

Israel-Gaza War

Death toll from Israeli hostage rescue adds to legal scrutiny of Gaza war

The daytime raid in the Nuseirat refugee camp freed four Israeli hostages and killed at least 274 Palestinians, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

By Miriam Berger, Hajar Harb and Loveday MorrisJune 10, 2024

Israel-Gaza War

Blinken ramps up pressure on Hamas amid doubts about cease-fire deal

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is back in the Middle East to push for a Gaza cease-fire, despite concerns that Hamas and Israel will seek to scuttle the proposal.

By John Hudson and Karen DeYoungJune 10, 2024

Israel-Gaza War

Aid groups warn they face looting, danger in Gaza after Israeli raid

The concerns about aid came as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in the Middle East to push for a cease-fire.

By Sarah Dadouch, Jennifer Hassan, Adam Taylor, Claire Parker, Dan Lamothe, Sammy Westfall and Karen DeYoungJune 10, 2024

Battered by far right, France’s Macron bets big on risky snap election

Macron may figure that voters are angry at him, but are not truly prepared to allow a far-right prime minister to head a new French government.

By Emily Rauhala, Anthony Faiola, Ellen Francis and Annabelle TimsitJune 10, 2024


5 key takeaways after far right surges in European Parliament elections

Many far-right parties surged, centrists stumbled, and Greens took a pounding: What the European Parliament election results mean, including for the Ukraine war.

By Leo SandsJune 10, 2024


In Putin’s wartime Russia, military corruption is suddenly taboo

To be sure government spending reaches the battlefield in Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin is suddenly putting high priority on purging Defense Ministry officials accused of corruption.

By Robyn DixonJune 10, 2024


European Parliament tilts right; Macron calls snap elections in France

Disastrous results for French President Emmanuel Macron’s coalition prompted him to dissolve the National Assembly and call early elections.

By Emily Rauhala, Annabelle Timsit, Anthony Faiola and Kate BradyJune 9, 2024

Israel-Gaza War

Gantz to leave emergency government in rebuke of Netanyahu

Benny Gantz’s resignation may not bring down the government, but it increases the pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept a cease-fire proposal.

By Niha Masih, Rachel Pannett, Sarah Dadouch, Leo Sands, Ben Brasch, Praveena Somasundaram and Daniel WuJune 9, 2024

Israel-Gaza War

Moderates quit Netanyahu’s emergency government, call for elections

The resignations do not immediately threaten Netanyahu’s coalition, but they could lead to more defections and embolden the prime minister’s many critics.

By Shira RubinJune 9, 2024


Modi sworn in as prime minister for third term alongside familiar allies

Analysts are waiting to see if Narendra Modi will relinquish key ministries to satisfy his coalition partners and whether his power will be curtailed heading into the new term.

By Gerry ShihJune 9, 2024

Israel-Gaza War

Who is Benny Gantz, Israeli official who resigned from war cabinet?

What to know about Benny Gantz, the member of Israel’s war cabinet who resigned after warning he would do so if a postwar plan did not materialize by the weekend.

By Bryan PietschJune 9, 2024

Israel-Gaza War

Inside Israel’s hostage rescue: Secret plans and a deadly ‘wall of fire’

This account is based on more than a dozen interviews with former and current Israeli military officials, family members of hostages and Palestinian eyewitnesses.

By Steve Hendrix, Shira Rubin, Loveday Morris, Heba Farouk Mahfouz and Hajar HarbJune 9, 2024

Today's WorldViewAnalysis

A right-wing Europe is here to stay

The European Union, long hailed as a post-national bastion of liberal values, is not just hospitable to illiberal nationalism, but possibly a crucible for a new age of right-wing politics in the West.

By Ishaan TharoorJune 9, 2024

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