Freya the walrus, who charmed crowds in Norway, is killed by authorities

Norwegian authorities said that Freya was a threat to human safety and that moving her was not considered viable.

By Rachel PannettAugust 15, 2022

In Afghanistan, a legacy of U.S. failure endures

One year after the Taliban takeover, there’s plenty of lamentation in Washington over what went wrong. Many Afghans, meanwhile, are only looking ahead with despair.

By Ishaan TharoorAugust 15, 2022

Ukraine Live Briefing: Shelling near nuclear plant kills worker as world leaders call on Russia to retreat

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russian forces of using the nuclear plant as a shield in a “blackmail operation."

By Reis Thebault, Rachel Pannett, Annabelle Timsit and Meena VenkataramananAugust 14, 2022

Zofia Posmysz, whose Holocaust story reached opera stage, dies at 98

Her semi-autobiographical novel, “The Passenger,” centered on the reunion of an Auschwitz survivor and her former Nazi guard and inspired a noted opera.

By Emily LangerAugust 14, 2022

New Afghanistan report an investigative roadmap, if GOP wins the House

The report contains new details about the number of Americans left behind and the paucity of State Department staff to process Afghans trying to flee.

By Karoun Demirjian and Tim CraigAugust 14, 2022

U.S. lawmakers visit Taiwan after Pelosi trip angers China

Five members of Congress, led by Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), will discuss U.S.-Taiwan relations as well as investments such as semiconductors.

By Anna Phillips and Sammy WestfallAugust 14, 2022

At least six explosions hit Crimea air base in nearly an hour

The Post analyzed videos, spoke to witnesses and consulted experts, confirming that at least six explosions rocked the air base in the span of almost an hour.

By Samuel Oakford and Joyce Sohyun LeeAugust 14, 2022

U.S. citizens among 8 injured in attack in Jerusalem’s Old City

A gunman opened fire on a bus and vehicles by a parking lot near the entrance to the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s holiest sites, according to Israeli police.

By Miriam BergerAugust 14, 2022

Billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, known as ‘India’s Warren Buffett,’ dies at 62

An “investor with a Midas touch” and a passion for “everything Indian,” he went on to create the wide-reaching asset management firm Rare Enterprises.

By Annabelle TimsitAugust 14, 2022

War? Ordinary life? In Ukraine, it depends on where you call home.

Some parts of the country are suffering the daily brutality of war, while in other places, life feels relatively peaceful.

By Miriam BergerAugust 14, 2022

Ukraine Live Briefing: Shelling near Zaporizhzhia plant; Ukraine strikes last key bridge

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wants Europe to halt visas for Russians. Fighting near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant raises alarm.

By Ellen Francis, Katerina Ang, Meena Venkataramanan and Praveena SomasundaramAugust 13, 2022

Australian ex-hostage returns to Kabul to ‘celebrate’ Taliban rule

Australian Timothy Weeks said he had returned to Afghanistan to “celebrate” the upcoming one-year anniversary of Taliban rule.

By Pamela Constable and Susannah GeorgeAugust 13, 2022

U.S. allies most vulnerable to Russia press for more troops, weapons

About 100,000 U.S. troops are deployed across Europe, with a growing center of gravity in the east. But for those on Russia’s doorstep, it’s not yet enough.

By Alex Horton, Karoun Demirjian and Michael BirnbaumAugust 13, 2022

Poland deploys troops as dead fish pile up on river bank in toxic disaster

Poland says the Oder River disaster could have been caused by an intentional dumping of chemicals, although scientists say climate change may have had a role.

By Marina LopesAugust 13, 2022

Tensions flare between Israel and Hezbollah over disputed gas fields

As negotiators try to resolve a dispute over suddenly lucrative offshore gas reserves, Hezbollah has launched drones and erected new border posts.

By Steve Hendrix and Shira RubinAugust 13, 2022

In Lukashenko’s dictatorship, enemies are shamed and the West is shunned

Sanctioned as a co-aggressor in the war on Ukraine, the president of Belarus is crushing dissent at home.

By Robyn DixonAugust 13, 2022

Ukraine Live Briefing: U.S. doesn’t know what hit Crimea base, official says

The U.N. chief called for military forces to leave the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant site. The Brave Commander ship is carrying Ukrainian grain to the Horn of Africa.

By Karina Tsui, Ellen Francis, Katerina Ang, Karoun Demirjian and Praveena SomasundaramAugust 12, 2022

To save their home, an Indigenous community turns to the skies

An eagle could save an indigenous community who says its way of life is at risk of being overcome by tourism and modernization.

By Regine Cabato and Martin San DiegoAugust 12, 2022

Raging fire destroys forests, displaces thousands in southwest France

Firefighters from several European countries have deployed to France to help battle a raging wildfire that has torn through the country’s southwest.

By Robin Shulman Agüeros and Karina TsuiAugust 12, 2022

Baghdad gripped by protests as political rivals vie for power

Supporters of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and his rival, former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, gathered in Iraq's capital amid an intensifying political stalemate.

By Louisa Loveluck and Mustafa SalimAugust 12, 2022