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Middle East Crisis: Senior Israeli Military Official Resigns After Oct. 7 Intelligence Failures

Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva, Israel’s director of military intelligence, resigned on Monday over security failures that preceded the Oct. 7 attacks on Israel.


Israel Planned Bigger Attack on Iran, but Scaled It Back to Avoid War

After the Iranian strike on Israel, a billboard in Tehran celebrated the assault.


Ukraine War Helped Push World Military Spending to 35-Year High, Study Says

Ukrainian soldiers with a howitzer in the country’s Donetsk region in February.


Modi Calls Muslims ‘Infiltrators’ Who Would Take India’s Wealth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India at a rally in Bengaluru on Saturday, a day before a speech in which he attacked Muslims.


Germany Arrests 3 Suspected of Passing Secrets to China

In this photo released by the Chinese state media, the Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany walked in Beijing last week.


India and Bangladesh Reel from Extreme Heat

A rickshaw passing by a water fountain during an ongoing heat wave in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Saturday.


Everton Is Back on Market as Deal With 777 Partners Falters

Fans outside Goodison Park, Everton’s aging stadium in Liverpool.


Russian Bombardment Crushes Ukraine’s Industrial Base


Ecuador Voters Back Daniel Noboa’s New Security Measures

Daniel Noboa, Ecuador’s new president, declared an “internal armed conflict” in January and ordered the military to “neutralize” drug-trafficking gangs.


A Friend of Obama Who Could Soon Share the World Stage With Trump


Iran on Edge Amid Airstrikes, Crackdowns and Fear of War

An anti-Israeli gathering in Tehran on Friday.


‘Cheated’: Chinese Doping Case Roils Swimming

Zhang Yufei won four medals for China at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.


Huw Edwards, a Top BBC Anchor, Resigns After 40 Years

Huw Edwards was suspended by the BBC in July after The Sun tabloid newspaper reported that an unnamed anchor from the broadcaster had paid a teenager $45,000 for sexually explicit images.


Israel Hasn’t Offered Evidence Tying U.N. Workers to Terrorism, Review Says

Employees of the main U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees distributing aid in Khan Younis last year.


TikTok Faces E.U. Inquiry Over ‘Addictive’ Features

The action announced on Monday is the second E.U. investigation against TikTok.


Palestinian Baby Delivered After Mother Killed in Israeli Strike

A Palestinian baby girl was born 10 weeks premature and weighed three pounds after her mother was killed in Rafah on Sunday.


FIFA Said to Be Close to TV Deal With Apple for New Tournament

The tournament, which will feature teams from around the world, will take place for the first time next summer, in the United States.


1974: Leftists Threaten to Kill Official in Genoa Kidnap


Car Attack in Jerusalem Injures at Least 3

The Israeli police cordoned off the site of a ramming attack in Jerusalem on Monday.


Israelis Prepare to Mark Passover With Hostages Still in Gaza

Ultra-Orthodox Jews burn leavened items in preparation for the Passover holiday in Jerusalem on Monday.


Bird Flu Is Infecting More Mammals. What Does That Mean for Us?

Checking a dead otter for bird flu infection last year on Chepeconde Beach in Peru.


Monday Briefing

Despite shows of support, like this anti-Israel rally, many in Iran are deeply concerned about all-out war with Israel.


U.S. Considers Imposing Sanctions on Israeli Military Unit

Mourners gathered Sunday for the funeral for Palestinians killed the day before during an Israeli raid on the Nur Shams refugee camp in the northern part of the West Bank.


Monday Briefing: U.S. Poised to Resume Aid to Ukraine

House Speaker Mike Johnson after the House passed the foreign aid bills to fund Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan on Saturday.


India to Redo Election Voting at Polling Stations Hit by Violence

The interior of a polling station that was damaged by a crowd during the first phase of the general election, in Imphal East, Manipur, India, on Friday.


Palestinians in West Bank Protest Israeli Raid That Killed at Least 10

Palestinians inspecting damage on Sunday after an Israeli raid in the Nur Shams refugee camp in the West Bank.


Heavy Rains and Potential Flooding in Guangdong, China, Force Evacuations


Vote to Resume U.S. Military Aid Is Met With Relief in Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers of the 148th Separate Artillery Brigade with a M777 howitzer at a firing position in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, in March.


Golden Visa Programs, Once a Boon, Lose Their Luster

Apartments in Madrid. Golden visa programs are being phased out or shut down around Europe.


China’s Swimmers Tested Positive. What Happens to Their Medals?

China’s 4x200-meter freestyle relay team after winning the gold medal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The two swimmers on the left, Yang Junxuan and Zhang Yufei, were among 23 Chinese swimmers who tested positive for a banned drug months before the Games.


Israel’s Strike on Iran Highlights Its Ability to Evade Tehran’s Air Defenses

An S-300 air defense system displayed in Tehran in 2017. Iranian officials said Israel had struck an S-300 antiaircraft system at a military base on Friday.


What Would $60 Billion in Ukraine War Aid Buy?

Ukrainian service members training in the Donetsk region earlier this month.


Fears Over Iran Buoy Netanyahu at Home. For Now.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, this week.


Israeli Airstrikes in Rafah Kill at Least 10 Palestinians, Including Children

Mourning relatives in Rafah, in southern Gaza, on Saturday.


Takeaways From Our Chinese Swimming Investigation

Chinese swimmers celebrating their gold medal in the women’s 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the Tokyo Olympics.


Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups


A Bill to Limit Canada’s Trade Negotiators on Farm Goods Edges Nearer to Law

Supply management brings stability, but at a price.


Strike Was Meant to Show Iran that Israel Could Paralyze Its Defenses

An S-300 antiaircraft system displayed in Tehran in 2017. Two Iranian officials said an Israeli weapon had struck one of the country’s systems.


House Approves $95 Billion Aid Bill for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan

House Speaker Mike Johnson took an extraordinary political risk to defy the anti-interventionist wing of his party and push through the foreign aid package.


Top Chinese Swimmers Tested Positive for Banned Drug, Then Won Olympic Gold

Zhang Yufei, center, was one of 23 top Chinese swimmers who tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug months before the Tokyo Olympic Games.


Do Tanks Have a Place in 21st-Century Warfare?

Abrams tanks, like this one at a training ground in Poland in 2022, have looked vulnerable on the drone-heavy battlefields of Ukraine.


Why the War in Myanmar Matters

Fighters from the Karen ethnic group patrol next to an area destroyed by Myanmar’s airstrike in Myawaddy, on the Thai border this month. In recent weeks, Karen fighters captured a trading town.


The Crookie Delights Paris

The crookie joins a long list of popular fusion bakes, including the brookie, the cronut and the cruffin.


Myanmar’s Rebels See Possibility of Victory

Resistance soldiers riding in the back of a pickup truck in southern Karenni State, in Myanmar, in January.


Israel Strikes an Iranian Military Base, but Damage Appears Limited

Iranians at an anti-Israel rally in Tehran after Friday Prayer. An Israeli strike on Iran appeared limited, and the reaction from both Israel and Iran was muted.


Explosion Hits Iraqi Military Base Used by Iran-backed Armed Group

Fighters from the Popular Mobilization Forces earlier this year in Baghdad during a funeral for a commander killed by a U.S. airstrike.


Israel’s Strike on Iran: A Limited Attack but a Potentially Big Signal

A woman walks past a mural showing Iranian missiles in Tehran on Friday. Iranian officials downplayed the explosions in Isfahan, even suggesting that Israel may not have been responsible.


Arrests of Europeans for Aiding Russia Raise Fears of Kremlin’s Reach

Lithuanian police officers near the home of Leonid Volkov, a close associate of Aleksei A. Navalny who was assaulted with a hammer last month in Vilnius.


At G7 Meeting in Capri, Blinken Tackles Rough Seas and Global Crises

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, center, and Evan Ryan, his wife, at the Group of 7 meeting on Capri in Italy. The group has grown more active and ambitious in recent years


Israel Launched Missiles as Well as Drones at Iran, Officials Say

An Israeli air force F-15 warplane landing at an air base in central Israel on Monday.


Battle of the Beaches: Greece Has New Plan to Keep Its Coasts Pristine

Greece is full of unspoiled beaches, like this one on the small southern island of Elafinissos.


Scotland Made Big Climate Pledges. Now They’re ‘Out of Reach.’

In 2021, Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, called the country’s climate targets “amongst the toughest” in the world.


How France Is Fighting ‘Shrinkflation’

At a Carrefour supermarket in Paris, orange signs indicate snacks that have been downsized.


Ukrainians Wait, Nervously, to See if U.S. Will Provide Critical Aid

Soldiers of Ukraine’s 32nd Mechanized Brigade in the Kharkiv region this month.


Chinese Export Surge Clouds U.S. Hopes of a Domestic Solar Boom

A surge of cheap solar panels from China is posing problems for American manufacturers and the Biden administration’s plans to jumpstart U.S. manufacturing.


Why Don’t More People Resent Manchester City?

The five trophies won by Manchester City in 2023. Don’t worry, they have more in the back.


Iran-Israel Shadow War Timeline: A History of Recent Hostilities

Mourners in Tehran carried the coffin of Brig. Gen. Sayyed Razi Mousavi, a senior adviser to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps who was killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria in 2023.


Drones Believed to Have Been Used in Iran Attack Are a Common Israeli Weapon

This satellite image from Planet Labs PBC shows damage on the roof of an Iranian military workshop, center, after a drone attack in Isfahan, Iran, on Feb. 2.


Israel’s Strike Was Smaller Than Expected, and So Was Iran’s Reaction

A mural of missiles in Tehran celebrating Iran’s attack against Israel on Wednesday.


Worried About Trump’s Support for Ukraine, Eastern Europe Tries Outreach

Former President Donald J. Trump at the CPAC Convention in February. European leaders are seeking to plan for a possible second Trump presidency.