Hikers ascends the stairs at the Mt. Odaesan National Park. (SeongJoon Cho/Washington Post)

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

The country was ordered to pay the compensation to the former majority shareholder.

10 dead as explosions hit hospital, neighborhood in Gaza

Hamas blames Israel; Israeli forces say militants misfired. The blasts come after the U.N. urged cease-fire.

Ukraine captures rebel territory close to plane crash site

The U.S. says it will impose additional sanctions against Russia this week, along with the European Union.

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For Europe, punishing Russia’s economy may hurt its own

For Europe, punishing Russia’s economy may hurt its own

Possible new sanctions on Moscow could harm cities across the region reliant on economic ties to Russia.

Pakistani mob attacks minority Muslims, kills 3

A Pakistani mob burned down several homes belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in the country’s east.

Fighting resumes in Gaza as Obama appeals for cease-fire

Fighting resumes in Gaza as Obama appeals for cease-fire

As truce offers from Hamas and Israel fail, Israel denies responsibility for the recent deaths at a U.N. school.

Fierce fighting in east Ukraine as military presses offensive

Fierce fighting in east Ukraine as military presses offensive

Surveillance images allegedly show that Russia has acted to support the rebels.

After downed flight, little changes in Ukraine’s conflict

After downed flight, little changes in Ukraine’s conflict

Locals don’t blame rebels for shooting down Flight 17, and Russia appears to be stepping up support.

Boko Haram kidnaps Cameroon official’s wife

Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister and killed at least 3 Sunday.

New U.S. help arrives for Syrian rebels as government, extremists gain

New U.S. help arrives for Syrian rebels as government, extremists gain

The United States and its allies have begun accelerating the supply of arms and ammunition to a small number of groups.

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U.N. Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

U.N. Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

The U.N. Security Council called for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire” in the conflict between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting early Monday morning.
Violent clashes break out between Libyan militias

Violent clashes break out between Libyan militias

Rival Libyan militias battled for control of the capital's international airport Saturday.
Israel and Hamas fail to agree on a cease-fire

Israel and Hamas fail to agree on a cease-fire

Israel and Hamas have each launched new attacks after failing to agree to a 24-hour truce that had been proposed by both sides at different times.
Militants release video claiming to show American suicide bomber in Syria

Militants release video claiming to show American suicide bomber in Syria

An Al Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria posted a video of 22-year-old Florida native Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha before he was reported to have carried out a suicide attack on May 25.
Wreckage of Air Algerie plane found in Mali

Wreckage of Air Algerie plane found in Mali

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people that disappeared from radar en route to Algeria on Thursday was found in Mali, 80 miles north of Burkina Faso.
Parents of MH17 victim visit the crash site

Parents of MH17 victim visit the crash site

The family of a woman who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 traveled from Australia to pay respects at the crash site in eastern Ukraine.
Families travel to Taiwan crash site

Families travel to Taiwan crash site

After a jet carrying 58 people crashed into a residential area in Taiwan’s Penghu Island, family members of victims were flying on Thursday to the small Taiwanese island.
Israel mulls cease-fire amid Gaza offensive

Israel mulls cease-fire amid Gaza offensive

Israel's security cabinet meets on Friday. A top Israeli official says cease-fire efforts and the possibility of expanding the Gaza offensive are both on the table.
Wounded victims of U.N. school shelling arrive at hospital

Wounded victims of U.N. school shelling arrive at hospital

Editor’s Note: This video contains graphic content. At least 15 people were killed and dozens wounded when a U.N.-run school in Gaza sheltering Palestinian evacuees came under shelling on Thursday.
FAA lifts flight ban but Gaza fighting rages on

FAA lifts flight ban but Gaza fighting rages on

Israeli tanks and warplanes slammed Gaza on Thursday, as Hamas stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade, despite U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire.
Plane leaves Ukraine with more bodies of crash victims

Plane leaves Ukraine with more bodies of crash victims

A Dutch police spokewoman said 74 coffins are leaving Ukraine, destined for Eindhoven on Thursday. Esther Naber said it’s impossible to say if all bodies will be recovered and identified.
Ukrainians flee Donetsk

Ukrainians flee Donetsk

Three days after fighting resumed between separatists and the Ukrainian army, residents of the eastern rebel-held city of Donetsk continue to leave.
Kerry arrives in Tel Aviv

Kerry arrives in Tel Aviv

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Israel on Wednesday, to push for a cease-fire to end the fighting between Israel and Hamas.
Typhoon Matmo brings heavy wind, rain to Taiwan

Typhoon Matmo brings heavy wind, rain to Taiwan

Typhoon Matmo made landfall in eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, damaging homes and property with strong winds and relentless rain.
Diplomatic push intensifies for cease-fire in Gaza

Diplomatic push intensifies for cease-fire in Gaza

Secretary of State John Kerry met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday as part of a multi-national effort to end fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.
Bodies of MH17 victims leave Ukraine

Bodies of MH17 victims leave Ukraine

Ukraine held a departure ceremony before putting the bodies of Malayia Airlines Flight MH17 victims on a plane to be flown to the Netherlands. Most of those killed were Dutch citizens.

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Israel mourns three teens at public funeral

The students who went missing in the West Bank in June were laid to rest in the city of Modiin.

Hopes fade for a break in Gaza conflict

Explosions rocked a major hospital in Gaza, causing numerous casualties.

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Bog snorkeling, Commonwealth Games, cliff diving, shelling resumes in Gaza and more.

Marking Eid al-Fitr around the world

With prayer and festivals, Muslims celebrate the three-day holiday at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

Slides indicate multiple rocket launches

Images from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence suggest evidence that Russian forces have fired across the border at Ukrainian military forces.

Fierce fighting near rebel-held Donetsk

Kiev government officials are optimistic after Ukraine’s military ousts pro-Russian forces near the separatist bastion.

Gaza violence triggers protests worldwide

Activists on both sides come out as fighting continues to engulf the region.

Taiwan, China feel tropical storm Matmo’s strength

Floodwaters strand commuters as heavy rains and winds batter eastern China.

Best news photos of the week

Images from the Gaza conflict, Malaysia Airlines crash, Typhoon Matmo and more top photography this week.

Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

Photos of the day

A Croatian underwater park, Comic-Con, giant puppets, intensifying Gaza conflict and more.

Visitors center tells the story of King Richard III

The center, at the site in Leicester, England, where his remains were discovered, will open July 26.

Mourning victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash

People around the world gather to grieve for those who died when the plane was shot down above eastern Ukraine.

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Commonwealth Games, ketchup bottle-shaped water tower, Wyoming’s Natural Trap cave and more.

18 children, 1 man die in train-bus crash in India

Eighteen children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India.

Picking up the pieces from Flight 17

As volunteers combed the crash site for bodies and debris, friends and family members tried to cope with their loss.