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Middle East Crisis: As Diplomats Visit, Israel Signals It Will Answer Iran’s Attack


U.S. Restores Oil Sanctions on Venezuela as Hopes Dim for Free Election

President Nicolás Maduro after signing up as a candidate for Venezuela’s presidential elections.


Russian Missile Attack North of Kyiv Kills at Least 17, Ukraine Says

The site of a building destroyed by a Russian missile strike, according to Ukrainian officials, in Chernihiv, Ukraine, on Wednesday.


For Israel’s Allies, Iranian Missile Strike Scrambles Debate Over Gaza

A rocket booster that fell near Arad, Israel, after Iran launched drones and missiles over the weekend.


How London Became a ‘Hot Spot’ for Threats Against Iranian Journalists


Nine People, Including Air Canada Worker, Arrested in $14.5 Million Gold Heist

Nick Milinovich, the deputy chief of the Peel Regional Police, speaking on Wednesday about arrests in connection with last year’s theft of gold bars and bank notes at Toronto Pearson Airport.


What Can ‘Green Islam’ Achieve in Indonesia?

Inspecting solar panels that provide electrical power to Istiqlal Mosque in December in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Aung San Suu Kyi Moved to Unknown Location Amid Heat Wave

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in 2019. The ousted former leader of Myanmar was relocated from prison this week to an unknown location.


A Timeline of Britain’s Troubled Plan to Send Asylum Seekers to Rwanda

A protest against the British government’s plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda, outside the Home Office, in central London, in December.


Dubai Airport Floods as Heavy Rainfall Kills 19 in Oman

Men gesture trying to tow a vehicle out of standing water in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday. Heavy rains lashed the Emirates on Tuesday, flooding major highways and leaving vehicles abandoned on roadways across Dubai.


Ukraine’s Big Vulnerabilities: Ammunition, Soldiers and Air Defense

A member of Ukraine’s 17th Tank Brigade near the front line in the Donetsk region in January.


Mayor Orders Police to Interrupt Conservative Conference in Brussels

Belgian police blocking the entrance of the Claridge, where the National Conservatism Conference was being held in Brussels on Tuesday.


The 2024 Paris Olympics Prepares For Cyberattacks

The head of cyberattack preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympics said he expected to face billions of probing attacks against the Games’ computer networks.


Germany’s Leader, Olaf Scholz, Walks a Fine Line in China

Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany with Xi Jinping, China’s leader, in Beijing on Tuesday.


Colorado Bill Aims to Protect Consumer Brain Data

The law takes aim at data collected by consumer-level brain technologies, like the Muse headband pictured here.


Mount Ruang Volcano Erupts in Indonesia, Forcing Hundreds to Evacuate


Long-Acting Drugs May Revolutionize H.I.V. Prevention and Treatment

Kenneth Davis, a patient in an H.I.V. treatment trial, undergoes a routine exam with the assistance of Phoebe Bryson-Cahn, a research clinician, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.


UN Report Describes Abuse and Dire Conditions in Israeli Detention

Israeli soldiers with Palestinian detainees in Gaza in December. The Israeli military reviewed this image as part of the conditions of allowing the photographer to accompany soldiers.


Attack by Hezbollah Injures 14 Israeli Soldiers in Border Village

An Israeli soldier near Arab al-Aramashe in northern Israel after a strike by Hezbollah on Wednesday.


Inflation in U.K. Slows to 3.2%, Lowest in More Than 2 Years


Israel’s Offensive in Gaza: An Update on Where the Conflict Stands

Buildings destroyed in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, on Tuesday.


Israel ponders a response to Iran’s attack, with each choice a risk.

An Israeli tank on the Gaza border.


Wednesday Briefing

“We cannot stand still from this kind of aggression,” said Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, standing next to one of the Iranian ballistic missiles Israel intercepted over the weekend.


The Global Turn Away From Free-Market Policies Worries Economists

Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has pushed back against the growing use of industrial policies.


In Ukraine With Soldiers From the International Legion

A Ukrainian soldier after firing a rocket-propelled grenade at a Russian position in the Serebrianka Forest.


Why Elections Take So Long in India

A poll official working on electronic voting machines at a distribution center.


Israel Weighs Response to Iran Attack, With Each Choice a Risk

An Israeli tank on the Gaza border.


Heavy Rainfall Kills 18 in Oman as Dubai Airport Floods

The deluge dumped nearly five inches of rain in Dubai by Tuesday evening, or about as much as the United Arab Emirates typically receives in a year.


Wednesday Briefing: China’s Economy Grew Faster Than Expected

A clothing store in Shenzhen. Retail sales in China have picked up.


High Winds Scuttle Burning of Snowman in Zurich, Disappointing the Swiss

The ceremonial burning of a pyre topped with a fake snowman whose head is packed with fireworks is the centerpiece of Sechseläuten, Zurich’s spring festival. On Monday, the burning was called off because of strong winds.


U.S. Lays Out Protections for Assange if He Is Extradited

Julian Assange, 52, was the head of WikiLeaks in 2010 when it published tens of thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents leaked by Chelsea Manning, an Army intelligence analyst.


U.S. Plans New Sanctions on Iran

Oil and gas infrastructure in Khuzestan Province, Iran.


Beijing Race Under Scrutiny As Video Suggests Runners Helped Chinese Winner

Chinese runner He Jie, Ethiopian Dejene Hailu Bikila and Kenyans Robert Keter and Willy Mnangat taking part in a half-marathon in Beijing on Sunday.


UN Panel Says Israel Is Obstructing Its Investigation of the Oct. 7 Attack

Navi Pillay, right, who leads a U.N. commission created to look into possible human rights violations by Israel, with the Egyptian ambassador to the U.N., Ahmed Ihab Abdelahad Gamaleldin, in Geneva on Tuesday.


Copenhagen’s Old Stock Exchange Building Partly Collapses in Fire

Smoke billowing from the stock exchange building in Copenhagen on Tuesday.


Tuesday Briefing

The aid package that Mike Johnson is advancing mirrors the $95 billion aid bill the Senate passed two months ago.


Microsoft Makes High-Stakes Play in Tech Cold War With Emirati A.I. Deal


Israel Weighs Response to Iran’s Attack as Allies Push for Restraint

Demonstrators gathering in Tehran on Monday to show their support for Iran’s attack on Israel.


Israeli Settlers Kill Two Palestinian Men in the West Bank, Officials Say

Burned vehicles in the Palestinian village of Al Mughayir, in the West Bank, on Saturday.


Tuesday Briefing: Donald Trump’s Trial Begins

Former President Donald J. Trump in Manhattan court on Monday.


Lebanese Official Blames Israel’s Spy Agency for Killing Near Beirut

Lebanon’s interior minister, Bassam Mawlawi, said initial findings suggested that the killing of a money changer “was carried out by intelligence services.”


Expert Panel Calls on Germany to Legalize Abortion in First 12 Weeks

From left, Lisa Paus, the German minister for family affairs, senior citizens and women and youth; Karl Lauterbach, the health minister; and Marco Buschmann, the justice minister, at a news conference in Berlin on Monday.


Pro-Palestinian Protests Block Golden Gate Bridge and Other U.S. Hubs

Pro-Palestinian protesters shutting down traffic on I-880 in Oakland, Calif., on Monday.


Britain’s Leaders Condemn Iran’s Attacks but Urge Israel to Show Restraint

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak recording a statement on Iran’s attack on Israel, in London on Sunday.


Ukraine Sees ‘Hypocrisy’ After Western Allies Helped Intercept Iran’s Attack on Israel

A boy rides a donkey near one of the batteries of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system in the southern Negev desert on Sunday.


Iran’s Strike on Israel Creates Military Uncertainty, Diplomatic Opportunity

A billboard showing Iranian missiles, on a road in Tehran on Monday.


Al Gore Thinks Trump Will Lose and Climate Activists Will Triumph


Netanyahu Weighs Response to Iran, Wary of Alienating Biden

An Israeli army vehicle headed toward Gaza on Monday.


With Nuclear Deal Dead, Containing Iran Grows More Fraught

With the latest escalation of tensions between Iran and Israel, President Biden’s political opponents are now blaming the administration for having not taken a tougher line in recent years against Iran.


In Australia, a Validation of Sorts for Brittany Higgins

Bruce Lehrmann leaving court in Sydney, Australia, on Monday.


Scientists Predict Most Extensive Coral Bleaching Event on Record

Bleached coral off the Keppel Islands, Australia, at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, last month.


Tesla Will Lay Off More Than 10% of Global Workforce

Tesla reported a decline in sales this month that caught investors off guard.


Families of Manchester Bombing Victims File Lawsuit Against MI5

A memorial in 2017 for victims of the bombing, which killed 22 people.


Bishop Stabbed in Sydney Church, 2 Days After Deadly Mall Attack

In this still image from a livestreamed video posted on social media, an attacker approaches Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel during a service at an Assyrian Orthodox church on Monday.


Was It Hatred of Women? Australia Asks After Stabbing Rampage.

A memorial at Bondi Junction in Sydney, Australia, on Monday, after six people were killed last weekend.


Biden and Other Israeli Allies Urge Against Further Escalation After Iran Attack

An Israeli fighter jet taking off in central Israel on Sunday.


Oil Prices Lower After Iran’s Attack on Israel

An oil tanker off the coast of Bandar Abbas, Iran, last year. Oil prices had increased substantially in the days before Iran’s attack on Israel.


A Show of Might in the Skies Over Israel

More than 300 drones and missiles hurtled toward Israel through Iraqi and Jordanian airspace on Saturday night.