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Middle East Crisis: More Than 800,000 Have Fled City in Gaza’s South, U.N. Official Says


Iran Begins Funeral Events for President Raisi


After Raisi’s Death, Elections Pose Tricky Test for Iran’s Rulers

Gathering to pray in Tehran on Monday, a day after President Ebrahim Raisi died in a helicopter crash.


Haiti’s Gangs Grow Stronger as Kenyan-Led Force Prepares to Deploy

Jimmy Chérizier, a former police officer also known as Barbecue, is now one of Haiti’s most powerful gang leaders and a key part of a new gang coalition.


Russian Forces Close In on Ukrainian Town in Northeast

A Ukrainian artillery crew firing toward Russian positions in the town of Vovchansk on Sunday.


One Dead After Severe Turbulence on Singapore Airlines Flight

A Singapore Airlines plane taking off at Changi Airport in Singapore in 2018.


In Germany, Far-Right Plotters of an Improbable Coup Go on Trial

Members of the “United Patriots” went on trial on Tuesday in Frankfurt.


ICC’s Warrant Request Appears to Shore Up Netanyahu’s Support in Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel arriving for a party meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem on Monday.


For Old Ukrainians, Russia’s Invasion Echoes World War II Trauma

Among Ukrainians whose homes have been overrun by the Russian invasion, Halyna Semibratska, 101, is one of a small group who also survived Nazi occupation.


In China, Deepfakes of ‘Russian’ Women Point to ‘Nationalistic Sexism’


Sunak Apologizes After Damning Report on U.K. Infected-Blood Scandal

People affected by the contaminated-blood scandal gathered at a vigil in London on Monday.


Back From War, These I.D.F. Soldiers Demand New Leadership


Taiwan’s President Vows to Keep Island Safe Amid Chinese Pressure

President Lai Ching-te of Taiwan taking his oath during the inauguration ceremony in Taipei on Monday.


South Africa’s Highest Court Says Jacob Zuma Can’t Serve in Parliament

Jacob Zuma, center, the former South African president and leader of the uMkhonto weSizwe Party, waved to supporters as he arrived for the People’s Mandate Launch at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday.


Gazans Say ICC Prosecutor’s Pursuit of Hamas Leaders Is Misguided


Tuesday Briefing

Mourning in Tehran yesterday.


The Disease Detectives Trying to Keep the World Safe From Bird Flu

Members of a team from Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture took a swab from a duck during surveillance of the poultry section of the Orussey market in Phnom Penh this month.


Biden says there is ‘no equivalence between Israel and Hamas.’


Former Trump Officials Meet With Netanyahu in Israel

Robert O’Brien served as national security adviser to former President Donald J. Trump.


Who is Karim Khan, the ICC Prosecutor?

International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Khan in 2022.


Iran Moves to Project Stability After President Raisi Dies in Helicopter Crash

People gathering in Tehran on Monday to say prayers after the deaths of the country’s president, foreign minister and other officials in a helicopter crash.


Tuesday Briefing: What’s Next for Iran

Mourners gathered in Tehran yesterday.


Biden and Blinken Accuse ICC Prosecutor of Falsely Equating Israel and Hamas

President Biden and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, pictured at the White House in April, sharply criticized the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor for seeking arrest warrants for two top Israeli leaders.


How the Cockroach Took Over the World

A genomic analysis of 281 cockroaches collected from 17 countries around the world suggests that Blattella germanica, the German cockroach, originated in India or Myanmar around 2,100 years ago.


Iran President Raisi Is Latest Prominent Figure to Die in a Helicopter Crash

The scene of a helicopter crash in Brovary, Ukraine, in January 2023 that killed more than a dozen people, including the interior affairs minister, Denys Monastyrsky.


After Raisi’s Death, Speculation Over Iran’s Next Supreme Leader Turns to Khamenei’s Son

Mojtaba Khamenei, the son of Iran’s supreme leader, for years has been considered to be a potential candidate to succeed his father, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.


Dublin-New York Portal Reopens After Flashing and Other Shenanigans

The Portal, which connects Dublin and New York via a livestream, was back up and running on Monday after bad behavior by people on both sides of the Atlantic forced organizers to shut it off temporarily.


Amal Clooney Was Among the Experts Consulted on I.C.C. Warrants

Amal Clooney speaking in New York in September.


Faced With a Russian Onslaught, Ukraine Struggles to Keep the Lights On

A worker in a burned-out control room last month at a DTEK power plant that was destroyed in an attack, in an undisclosed location in Ukraine.


What to Know About the ICC Arrest Warrants for Israeli and Hamas Leaders

The International Criminal Court prosecutor, Karim Khan, said in a statement that he was applying for arrest warrants for Israeli leaders and members of Hamas for war crimes and crimes against humanity.


What We Know About the Helicopter Crash That Killed Iran’s President

An image released by Iranian state media shows rescue workers at the scene of the crash of a helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran on Monday.


After Raisi’s Death, Hard-Liners Are Expected to Keep Grip on Power

A banner with a picture of President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran on Monday in Tehran. He had been seen as a top candidate to be the country’s next supreme leader.


Israel Should Expect Little Change After Iranian President’s Death, Experts Say

President Ebrahim Raisi at a news conference near the border between Iran and Azerbaijan on Sunday.


Assange Can Appeal Extradition to U.S., British Court Rules

Supporters of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange protesting outside of Britain’s High Court in London on Monday.


A top Biden aide meets with Israeli military officials, and other news.


ICC Prosecutor Requests Warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas Leaders


Who Was Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir Abdollahian?

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran’s foreign minister, speaks during a U.N. Security Council meeting last month.


What to Know About Mohammad Mokhber, Iran’s Acting President

Mohammad Mokhber, who is acting president, had held senior positions in some of Iran’s most powerful conglomerates.


Is Biodegradable Plastic Really a Thing?


Proud to Serve Israel, but Not Its Government


Monday Briefing

Ebrahim Raisi at the United Nations last year.


Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s President, Is Dead at 63

President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran, who was with the country’s foreign minister on a helicopter that crashed on Sunday, according to Iran’s state media.


Europe Wants to Build a Stronger Defense Industry, but Can’t Decide How

An assault brigade in Ukraine firing a 122-milimeter howitzer D-30 at a Russian target last month.


Julian Assange’s Extradition Appeal Hearing: What Could Happen?

Mr. Assange leaving court in a security van in London in 2019.


Monday Briefing: Iran’s President Is Missing After a Helicopter Crash

President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran last year.


Helicopter Crash Increases Pressure as U.S. and Iran Face Crises

A man held an image of Qassim Suleimani, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force, who was killed by an American drone strike in 2020, during an anti-Israel rally in Tehran last month.


Congolese Army Says It Foiled a Coup Involving Americans

Security forces blocking streets on Sunday in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Toxic Political Culture Has Even Some Slovaks Calling Country ‘a Black Hole.’

The presidential palace in Bratislava, Slovakia. Many people in Slovakia view liberal democracy as a threat to their identity and values.


Ed Dwight Goes to Space 63 Years After Training as 1st Black Astronaut

Edward Dwight was one of six people who went to space aboard the Mission NS-25 crew capsule from Blue Origin on Sunday. Upon exiting, he raised his arm and said, “Long time coming.”


Who Was Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi?

Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran in 2021.


Helicopter Carrying Iran’s President Has Crashed, State Media Reports

President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran, who was with the country’s foreign minister on a helicopter that crashed on Sunday, according to Iran’s state media.


Russia and Ukraine Engage in Dueling Air Assaults Behind the Front Lines

Police officers and emergency workers inspecting a resort compound hit by a Russian missile strike, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Sunday.


Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk Becomes World’s Undisputed Heavyweight Champion

The Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk celebrating his victory on Sunday at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Gazans Flee Jabaliya as Israel’s Military Launches New Offensive

Bombardment in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip last week.


Dominican President Set to Win Re-Election as Voters Eye Crisis in Haiti

President Luis Abinader of Dominican Republic waving to supporters after voting in Santo Domingo on Sunday.


The Technocrat Who’s Taking Control of Putin’s War Effort

Andrei R. Belousov discussing Russia’s international exports at a forum in October in Moscow. He recently became defense minister, after President Vladimir V. Putin shuffled his cabinet.


Benny Gantz threatens to leave Israel’s government, and other news.


Thousands march in Tel Aviv to call for a hostage deal.