Live updates: Biden says Putin is trying to ‘wipe out’ Ukrainian culture, identity

President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of executing “an obvious policy of genocide” in eastern Ukraine as a mayor of one of the cities under attack warned it risked becoming a second Mariupol.

By Jonathan Edwards,  María Luisa Paúl,  Jaclyn Peiser and Claire ParkerMay 27, 2022

U.S. is preparing to send long-range rocket systems to Ukraine

U.S. to send long-range artillery systems to Ukraine

By John HudsonMay 27, 2022

Israel faces test of anti-terror tactics with planned flag march

Officials have refused to delay or change the provocative route of the Jerusalem Day march, which could mark a turning point in recent tensions.

By Steve Hendrix and Shira RubinMay 27, 2022

Canadian Supreme Court rules all killers must have chance at parole

The highly anticipated decision means 2017 Quebec mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette will get a hearing at 25 years.

By Amanda ColettaMay 27, 2022

Russia has incited genocide in Ukraine, independent experts conclude

An analysis signed by more than 30 independent experts concludes that Russia is responsible for inciting genocide and perpetrating atrocities that show an “intent to destroy” the Ukrainian people.

By Claire ParkerMay 27, 2022

Former Louvre president charged in art trafficking case

Among the artifacts in question is a pink granite stele bearing the seal of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen.

By Miriam BergerMay 27, 2022

Police in Brazil gas man to death in trunk of car, video appears to show

Relatives of Genivaldo de Jesus Santos, 38, say a video shared widely on social media captures his brutal death at the hands of the PRF, Brazil's Federal Highway Police.

By Gabriela Sá Pessoa and Miriam BergerMay 27, 2022

Economic protests challenge Iran’s leaders as hopes for nuclear deal fade

A violent crackdown by the authorities on the protests, sparked by rising food prices, has resulted in at least five deaths.

By Babak DehghanpishehMay 27, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II shares rare home movie footage of ‘precious moments’

"Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen" will air on the BBC ahead of the platinum jubilee.

By Adela SulimanMay 27, 2022

Al Jazeera to refer killing of American journalist to war crimes court

The news network accused Israeli forces of fatally shooting the reporter while she was covering a West Bank raid and is taking its case to the International Criminal Court.

By Ellen FrancisMay 27, 2022

U.K. imposes windfall tax on oil and gas company profits as inflation bites

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's measure comes as inflation hits multi-decade highs following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

By Andrew JeongMay 27, 2022

Kharkiv residents emerge from underground to find their city in ruins

After living for months in an underground metro station, a mother and her young son are going home. But they know the war is not yet over.

By Fredrick KunkleMay 27, 2022

As China mines more coal, levels of a more potent greenhouse gas soar

Amid fears of an energy crunch, China is mining more coal than ever and releasing more methane, a greenhouse gas more dangerous than carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere.

By Christian ShepherdMay 27, 2022

Russians push to encircle Ukrainian troops, Pentagon says

Russia could soon make a direct assault on Severodonetsk, one of the largest eastern cities still under Ukrainian control.

By Ellen Francis,  Rachel Pannett,  Amy Cheng,  Jennifer Hassan,  Mary Ilyushina,  Paulina Firozi,  Alex Horton and Sammy WestfallMay 26, 2022

Russia’s grain blockade may require U.S. intervention, general suggests

The Kremlin said commercial ships carrying Ukrainian grain would not be allowed to leave from any of Black Sea ports until Western governments lifted their sanctions on Russia. Western officials have accused Moscow of using food as a form of blackmail.

By Karoun Demirjian,  Alex Horton and Stefano PitrelliMay 26, 2022

Ukrainian volunteer fighters in the east feel abandoned

In a rare interview, a Ukrainian military commander and his top lieutenant describe disillusionment, deprivations and a sense of certain death among their troops on the front lines in Donbas.

By Sudarsan RaghavanMay 26, 2022

Sandstorm wave sweeps Middle East, sending thousands to hospitals

Climate change and land-use practices are increasing the frequency of such storms across the region

By Claire Parker and Kasha PatelMay 26, 2022

Lebanese spy chief says U.S. wants his help freeing Americans in Syria

Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim said he received an invitation to the White House soon after President Biden met with the parents of journalist Austin Tice.

By Sarah Dadouch,  Kareem Fahim and Suzan Haidamous May 26, 2022

History haunts the global elites at Davos

The World Economic Forum is known for its forward-looking optimism. But this year's meeting of global elites was dominated by gloomy invocations of the past.

By Ishaan TharoorMay 26, 2022

WHO members condemn Russia, warn its voting rights could be stripped

Ukraine’s successful resolution raises the possibility that Russia could be suspended from the assembly if attacks on hospitals and clinics continue.

By Adam TaylorMay 26, 2022