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Middle East Crisis: German and British Diplomats Visit Israel, Hoping to Head Off Escalation

Israeli army vehicles drive along the border with Gaza on Tuesday.

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.

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.

Heavy Rain and Floods Disrupt Dubai Airport and Kill 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.

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.

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.

Copenhagen’s Old Stock Exchange Building Partly Collapses in Fire

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

On Himalayan Hillsides Grows Japan’s Cold, Hard Cash

Workers cleaning argeli bark in the Ilam district of eastern Nepal. Thousands of miles away, in Japan, the bark will be used to make yen notes.

One Year of Civil War in Sudan: What We Know About the Conflict

The aftermath of an aerial bombardment, during clashes between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese army in Khartoum North, Sudan, in May 2023.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Here are the latest developments.

With Iran’s Strikes, Arab Countries Fear an Expanding Conflict

The interior of a house near Arad, Israel, that was struck in the Iranian missile attack.

Monday Briefing

Missile debris that was collected by the police outside Arad, Israel, on Sunday.

Israel Questions What’s Next for the Gaza War

Residents removing possessions and inspecting their homes after Israeli airstrikes in Khan Younis, Gaza, on Saturday.

Far Right’s Ties to Russia Sow Rising Alarm in Germany

A protest against the Alternative for Germany party, or AfD, in January in Rostock, Germany. It was one of many around the country.

Gazans Trying to Return Home Say Israeli Troops Fired on Them

Displaced Palestinians passing through the central Gaza Strip as they try to return to northern Gaza on Sunday.

A 7-Year-Old Girl Is the Lone Serious Casualty of Iran’s Barrage

At Amina al-Hasoni’s house in the village of al-Fur’ah, Israel, the Iranian attack wounded her and ripped holes in the roof and floor.

Monday Briefing: Israel Weighs a Response to Iran

Holes in the roof and floor at the home of 7-year-old girl who was injured by missiles sharpnel outside Arad, Israel, on Sunday.

Johnson Says the House Will Vote on an Israel Bill in the Coming Days

“We’re going to try again this week,” Speaker Mike Johnson said on Sunday about voting on a bill to aid Israel.

Iran Attack Tests Netanyahu’s Political Staying Power

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presenting Iranian nuclear program documents in Tel Aviv in 2018.

Strikes Upend Israel’s Belief About Iran’s Willingness to Fight It Directly

Iran’s attacks were in response to a strike by Israel in Syria that killed seven Iranian officials, including three top military commanders. Attendees at a rally in Tehran this month donned masks representing the officials who were killed.

Jordan Says It Shot Down Iranian Drones As Act of Self-Defense

An image taken from video shows people standing around the debris of a missile that the Jordanian forces intercepted over Amman during Iran’s bombardment of Israel early Sunday.

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