Ukraine live briefing: Zelensky hints at an early ‘result’ in Ukraine counteroffensive

Ukraine, armed with Western weapons, is stepping up its bid to retake land. “Bakhmut — well done. Step by step,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said.

By Andrew Jeong and Victoria BissetJune 9, 2023

India’s girl wrestlers watch in dismay as their heroes are crushed by police

The treatment of India's top female wrestlers protesting sexual harassment is discouraging to the girls pursuing the sport.

By Karishma Mehrotra and Anant GuptaJune 9, 2023

A Russia-Ukraine timeline: Key moments, from attack on Kyiv to counteroffensive

Here are some of the pivotal events in the course of the conflict, leading up to Ukraine's counterattack.

By Sammy WestfallJune 9, 2023

Sudan’s rapid decline into war evokes Somalia’s catastrophic collapse

Regional analysts warn of ominous parallels between Sudan and Somalia of 30 years ago.

By Katharine Houreld and Hafiz HarounJune 9, 2023

The potent U.S. arsenal for Ukraine’s counteroffensive

The U.S. and Western allies have laid out a deliberate approach to arming Ukraine, focusing on systems that complement one another on the battlefield.

By Alex Horton and Samuel GranadosJune 9, 2023

Ukraine launches counteroffensive against Russia

Ukraine's military advanced on Russian positions in the southern Zaporizhzhia region, kicking off a long-anticipated counterattack to reclaim occupied territory from Russia.

By Samantha Schmidt, Adela Suliman, Leo Sands, Rachel Pannett, Claire Parker, Sarah Dadouch, Isobel Koshiw and Ben BraschJune 8, 2023

Ukrainian military begins counteroffensive to oust Russian occupiers

Ukrainian soldiers, including specialized attack units armed with Western weapons and trained in NATO tactics, advanced on Russian positions in Zaporizhzhia.

By Samantha SchmidtJune 8, 2023

Texas to install floating barriers in Rio Grande to block migrants

Texas Gov. Abbott announced plans to install floating barriers in the middle of the Rio Grande to block migrants from reaching the U.S. side of the river.

By Nick MiroffJune 8, 2023

Saudi crown prince threatened ‘major’ economic pain on U.S. amid oil feud

THE DISCORD LEAKS | Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman threatened to upend U.S.-Saudi relations amid a dispute over oil cuts last year, leaked intelligence shows.

By John HudsonJune 8, 2023

Four toddlers, two adults injured in French playground knife attack

Police said the suspect, who was arrested at the scene, is a 32-year-old Syrian national, whom they identified by the first name Abdalmasih.

By Annabelle Timsit, Loveday Morris and Beatriz RíosJune 8, 2023

USAID cuts food aid supporting millions of Ethiopians amid charges of massive government theft

Ethiopian officials have been diverting aid from the needy to feed soldiers and selling it on the open market for reexport, according to an investigation by the U.S. Agency for International Development that was summarized to The Post.

By Katharine HoureldJune 8, 2023

Air quality hits hazardous levels Wednesday from Canadian wildfire smoke

Toxic haze from wildfires ravaging Canada has blown into major urban areas. New York, Detroit and Toronto were among the 10 cities with the world's worst air quality.

By Andrew Jeong, Victoria Bisset, Justine McDaniel and Dan Rosenzweig-ZiffJune 8, 2023

The smoke will fade in the U.S. But cities across the globe aren’t so lucky.

The burning of fossil fuels and wildfires exacerbated by climate change have created what some experts describe as the biggest danger to global public health.

By Claire Parker, Christian Shepherd and Gabriela MartinezJune 8, 2023

Ukraine’s counteroffensive is underway. Here’s what’s at stake.

While Russia has gained little territory since the fall, it has had time to fortify.

By Ruby Mellen and Samuel GranadosJune 8, 2023

Satellite images show the devastation from the Kakhovka dam collapse

The damage from the dam collapse in Ukraine can be seen from the sky.

By Samuel Granados, Ruby Mellen and Júlia LedurJune 8, 2023

What to know about the Canadian wildfires causing poor air quality in the U.S.

The Canada forest wildfires are not yet under control. Smoke and haze have prompted alerts from New York to Minnesota.

By Amanda Coletta, Victoria Bisset and Annabelle TimsitJune 8, 2023

In scramble for EV metals, health threat to workers often goes unaddressed

South Africa is the world’s largest producer of manganese, but the EV industry has done little to protect miners from the neurological hazards of the mineral.

By Rachel Chason and Ilan GodfreyJune 8, 2023

Being a combat officer in Hebron damaged him. Protesting Netanyahu helps him heal.

After guarding settlers in Hebron, he left the military with a severe case of PTSD. Now he is healing himself and, he hopes, his country through protests.

By Steve HendrixJune 8, 2023

They were flying to the U.S. Then they spent 40 hours stranded in Russia.

Air India Flight 173, from New Delhi to San Francisco, made an emergency landing in a remote city, where passengers slept in a school gymnasium.

By Kelsey AblesJune 8, 2023

Hong Kong prisons work to compel loyalty to China among young activists

Former activists in Hong Kong’s 2019 fight for greater democratic freedoms are now the latest subjects in China’s decades-long experiment in political control.

By Shibani MahtaniJune 8, 2023