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Middle East Crisis: Israel and Hezbollah Play a Risky Tit-for-Tat, Leaving Region on Edge

A view from a Spanish armored vehicle of a UNIFIL mission along the border with Israel in Kfarkila, Southern Lebanon on Tuesday.

Israel Pauses Daytime Offensive in Part of Gaza, Raising Hopes for More Aid

An Israeli tank moving along the border with the Gaza Strip on Monday.

Putin Arrives in North Korea as Ukraine War Redefines Ties With Kim

A screenshot from a video released by the Kremlin showing President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, during a welcoming ceremony at an airport in Pyongyang early on Wednesday.

In Ukraine, Narrowing Press Freedoms Cause Growing Concern

Preparing a broadcast of Telemarathon in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, in December. Since Russia’s invasion, the broadcast has replaced the country’s raucous and competitive prewar television news landscape.

Putin to Visit North Korea and Meet With Kim Jong-un

Kenya Tax Bill Draws Fire From Protesters

Protesters rallied against Kenya’s proposed finance bill in Nairobi on Tuesday.

Thaksin, Thai Ex-Premier, Indicted in Royal Defamation Case

Thailand’s former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra waving as he walked out from a beauty salon in Bangkok, in June.

North Korea Has Lost ‘Many’ Troops to Mines in DMZ, South Says

South Korea’s Defense Ministry says this image, which it released on Tuesday, shows North Korean soldiers working near the countries’ border.

Heavy Rains Lash Southern China, Killing at Least 9

Flood waters inundating low-lying areas in Quanzhou county, Guilin city, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous region, on Tuesday.

A Russian City Adapts to War: Blast Shelters and Drone Jamming

Alina, front right, waiting at a bus stop in Belgorod, Russia, that has been fortified to protect from shelling.

‘A Hellscape’: Dire Conditions in Gaza Leave a Multitude of Amputees

An amputee at Nasser Hospital in the city of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip in November.

Ukraine’s Soldiers Cheer National Soccer Team in Euro 2024

Ukrainian soldiers gathered in a bunker to watch their country’s team play Romania on Monday. Romania won, 3-0.

More Doctors Walk Off the Job in South Korea

Doctors at Seoul National University Hospital on Monday. The signs read, “Expanding medical schools without any basis will ruin medical education.”

Turning Against Orban, Peter Magyar Soars in Hungary

Peter Magyar greeting supporters in Felcsut, Hungary, in May. Felcsut is Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s home village.

Wednesday Briefing: Biden’s Plan to Help 500,000 Immigrants

President Biden’s election-year move will give some 500,000 people a pathway to citizenship.

Euro 2024: Georgia Falls to Turkey in Thrilling Debut

Georgia fans ahead of its match against Turkey on Tuesday. The game was the country’s debut in the European Championship.

Israel’s Daily Combat Pause in Part of Gaza: How Is It Working?

Displaced Palestinians in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, on Tuesday, after evacuating from Rafah.

Should Hundreds of Millions in Seized Assets Go to ISIS Victims?

A refugee camp in Iraq’s Duhok province for displaced Yazidis in 2021.

On Titan Submersible Anniversary, World Rethinks Deep Sea Exploration

A 2001 expedition by a piloted submersible to the wreckage of the Titanic on the sea floor, as documented in the James Cameron film “Ghosts of the Abyss.” A pair of robots are scheduled to revisit the site next month.

French Court Strikes Down Ban of Israeli Companies at Arms Show

Protesters outside the Eurosatory exhibition, an event for the defense and security industry, in Villepinte, France, on Monday.

Thailand’s Legislature Approves Same-Sex Marriage Measure

Supporters of Thailand’s same-sex marriage bill standing outside Thailand’s Parliament building in Bangkok on Tuesday.

Tuesday Briefing

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed the war cabinet in October.

U.S.D.A. Suspends Avocado Inspections in Mexico, Citing Security Concerns

An avocado packing plant in Uruapan, a city in the Mexican state of Michoacán, in 2023.

War Crimes Hearing Gives Public Virtual Look Inside a Secret C.I.A. Prison

Record Number of NATO Allies Hit Military Spending Targets

The reassurances from President Biden and the NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, came as questions have arisen anew about the alliance and the commitment to Ukraine.

U.S. Treasury Imposes New Sanctions to Cut Off Weapons to Houthis in Yemen

Houthi supporters chanting slogans while holding up weapons during a protest against the United States and Israel in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, on Friday.

Israeli Protesters Mass in Jerusalem to Call for Elections

Protesters gathered in front of the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, on Monday, calling for elections and the immediate return of hostages captured in the Hamas-led attack on Oct. 7.

Dozens of Groups Push FEMA to Recognize Extreme Heat as a ‘Major Disaster’

Construction in Phoenix last July. Labor groups and workers’ rights organizations hope to build up protections for the tens of millions of people working outside or without air-conditioning during heat waves.

Tuesday Briefing: Netanyahu Disbands His War Cabinet

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed the war cabinet in October after the Hamas-led assault on Israel.

China and Philippines Trade Blame After Ships Collide in South China Sea

The collision occurred near a disputed archipelago in the South China Sea. The nearby Second Thomas Shoal is home to a crumbling Philippine warship, the Sierra Madre.

Gaza Is World’s Deadliest Place for Aid Workers, UN Says

Palestinians inspecting a vehicle carrying World Central Kitchen workers who were killed during a strike in Deir al Balah, in central Gaza, in April.

Traveling During a Heat Wave: Tips and Precautions

A woman cools off at Domino Park, in Brooklyn, during a previous heat wave. New York is among the many places preparing for high temperatures this week.

What Weapons Is North Korea Accused of Supplying to Russia?

In a photo provided by Russian state media, President Vladimir V. Putin, center left, and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, center right, at a space launching site in eastern Russia last year.

Sailors Recount Houthi Attack and U.S. Navy Rescue

Christian Domrique, center, the captain of a ship attacked by Houthi fighters in the Red Sea, on Monday. All surviving crew members were from the Philippines.

Train Crash in India Leaves at Least 8 Dead and Dozens Injured

The aftermath of a collision of two trains in West Bengal, India, on Monday.

Netanyahu Dissolves War Cabinet After 2 Key Members Quit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has disbanded the small war cabinet that made key decisions about the war in Gaza.

Russia Sets Date for Start of Evan Gershkovich Trial

Evan Gershkovich in a courtroom in Moscow in February. The first hearings in his espionage trial are set to start June 26, the Russian authorities said.

More Women in Africa Are Using Long-Acting Contraception, Changing Lives

Sandra Dadjan, left, administering a three-month contraceptive injection to her client Mary Amoako at Kwapong Health Centre in the Ahafo Region of Ghana.

Biden Adviser Visits Israel as Military Warns of ‘Wider Escalation’ With Hezbollah

People attending the funeral of Taleb Abdallah, a senior Hezbollah commander, in Beirut, Lebanon, last week.

Monday Briefing

Humanitarian aid making its way into the Gaza Strip, through a border crossing.

America’s Voice in Taiwan Has Some Parting Advice About China

Sandra Oudkirk, who for three years as director of the American Institute in Taiwan has been the leading U.S. diplomat based on the island, gave a farewell speech of sorts in Taipei on Friday.

Monday Briefing: Israel Plans for a Daily Pause in Some Fighting

A view of the Gaza skyline from southern Israel.

More Than 80 Nations Back Talks to Ease Path to Peace in Ukraine

During a conference in Switzerland on Sunday, President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine reiterated his view that a lasting peace in the war could be achieved only with Russia’s full withdrawal from his country.

14 Jordanians Die in Intense Heat During Hajj Pilgrimage

Muslim pilgrims on Sunday near Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca, where temperatures reached nearly 110 degrees.

Russian Forces Quash Prison Mutiny Led by Terrorism Suspects, State Media Reports

Russian police officers standing guard near a pretrial detention center in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Sunday.

Deadly Toll in Greece as Heat Waves Sweep the Country

A sun-scorched archaeological site on Delos island in Greece.

Italians Respond to Pope’s Slur by Taking Francis to Pride

People passing the Colosseum during Rome’s Pride parade on Saturday.

Euro 2024 Shooting: Police in Hamburg Shoot Man With Ax

An ambulance carrying the attacker driving away after the shooting on Sunday in Hamburg, Germany.

Iran’s Hostage Swapping: A Brief History

A Belgian aid worker, detained in Iran for more than a year, greeted relatives in Belgium after his release last year.

Inside the Chechen Units Helping to Fight Russia’s War

Russia’s fighters are waging bloody battles in Ukraine’s east to add to its captured territory.

Belgian Campus Protests Over War in Gaza Take Different Tone

A meeting last month at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, or V.U.B., where student protests related to the war in Gaza have played out more calmly than those on U.S. campuses.

On Eid al-Adha, Gazans Find Little to Celebrate

Palestinians performing the Eid al-Adha morning prayer on the first day of the Muslim holiday in the courtyard of Gaza City’s Omari Mosque, which was heavily damaged in Israel’s military offensive.

A Restaurant Challenges Venezuela’s President by Selling Empanadas

Corina, left, and Nazareth Hernandez making empanadas in their restaurant, Pancho Grill, during a power outage this month.

The Greens Are Dead. Long Live the Greens!

The European Green Party Extended Congress in February in Lyon, France.

Will Lewis Is Said to Have Used Stolen Records as Editor in U.K.

‘We Need to Unite’: Protests Against the Far Right Are Held Across France

Demonstrators denouncing the rise of the National Rally, a far-right party, during a rally in Paris on Saturday.

Western Anxiety Makes for an Unexpectedly Smooth G7 Summit

President Biden at the G7 in Savelletri, Italy, on Friday. On important issues of geopolitics, there was little that divided the group.

Sweden and Iran Exchange Prisoners in a Breakthrough Swap

Johan Floderus, reunited with his family at Arlanda Airport, in Stockholm, on Saturday.

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