U.S. ski-climber Hilaree Nelson missing after fall on Himalayan peak

The adventurer, who set records and climbed Mount Everest, fell near the summit of Manaslu, a peak in the Nepalese Himalayas.

By Rachel PannettSeptember 28, 2022

Putin’s gambles lead to chaos and risk of escalation

In a week since President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization of Russian forces, hundreds of thousands of men have fled the country to avoid the war in Ukraine.

By Ishaan TharoorSeptember 28, 2022

Cuba suffers total electrical outage as Hurricane Ian roars through

Crews were working through the night to restore service. “It’s a process that is going to take a while,” the head of the Electrical Union told state television.

By Matthew Hay Brown and Ana Vanessa HerreroSeptember 27, 2022

Aicha Ech-Channa, ‘Moroccan Mother Teresa,’ dies at 81

A "secular in my head and Muslim in my heart," she founded a group that helped thousands of unwed mothers and their babies overcome stigma and build new lives.

By Emily LangerSeptember 27, 2022

Prosecutor quits case of 43 missing Mexican students amid new turmoil

Veteran human rights lawyer Omar Gómez Trejo won judicial approval for 83 arrest warrants, but the attorney general’s office got a judge to vacate 21 of them.

By Mary Beth Sheridan and Alejandra Ibarra ChaoulSeptember 27, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Final day of staged referendums; ‘sabotage’ investigation after Nord Stream explosions

Tuesday marks the final day of referendums staged by Kremlin-aligned officials in Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson areas.

By Annabelle Timsit, Rachel Pannett, Mary Ilyushina, Adam Taylor and Praveena SomasundaramSeptember 27, 2022

Staged referendums yield expected result as Russia readies annexations

With the Russian president's impending announcement, and fears that it could be accompanied by a declaration of martial law, the exodus of fighting-age Russian men trying to flee military mobilization appeared to be reaching critical levels.

By Mary Ilyushina and Isabelle KhurshudyanSeptember 27, 2022

European leaders blame Russian ‘sabotage’ after Nord Stream explosions

The damage did not have an immediate impact on Europe’s energy supplies, but some officials blamed the Kremlin, suggesting the blasts were intended as a threat.

By Meg Kelly, Michael Birnbaum and Mary IlyushinaSeptember 27, 2022

Zelensky urges Western nations to act as Russia surges troops

Zelensky delivered his remarks in an appearance by video link at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, as Ukraine faces a critical moment on the battlefield.

By Paul SonneSeptember 27, 2022

The British pound just plummeted: What it means for the U.K., tourists

Gas and food prices are expected to rise after the British pound's sharp decline, though the fall could also draw more tourists to the country.

By Kelly Kasulis ChoSeptember 27, 2022

King Charles III makes his mark (literally) with new royal insignia

After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III unveiled his cipher, “CRIII,” to be used on royal documents, with coins and banknotes to follow.

By Adela SulimanSeptember 27, 2022

Photos show 10-mile line at Russian border as many flee mobilization

A line of vehicles stretched for 10 miles at Russia’s border with Georgia after President Vladimir Putin’s partial military mobilization for the war in Ukraine.

By Ellen FrancisSeptember 27, 2022

As Brazil’s election day approaches, fear of violence grows

Since throwing off the dictatorship in 1985, Latin America’s largest country has enjoyed relative calm during its elections. This year, many say, is different.

By Paulina Villegas and Gabriela Sá PessoaSeptember 27, 2022

A divided Japan sends off Shinzo Abe, its polarizing former leader

Dignitaries including Vice President Harris attended the ceremony, as controversy swirled in Japan over the ruling party’s links to a religious group.

By Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Julia Mio InumaSeptember 27, 2022

As the world moves on, Myanmar confronts a mounting, hidden toll

Since Myanmar's military seized control in a coup, the losses suffered by rebels, activists and ordinary citizens have gone beyond the front-line casualties.

By Rebecca Tan and Aung Naing SoeSeptember 27, 2022

The mainstreaming of the West’s far right is complete

The victory of Giorgia Meloni's far-right party in Italy marks a significant moment not just in European politics, but for the West’s liberal democracies.

By Ishaan TharoorSeptember 27, 2022

Japanese diplomat detained in Russia is released, officials say

The diplomat, identified by Russia’s Tass news agency as Tatsunori Motoki, was declared persona non grata and given 48 hours to leave.

By Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Julia Mio InumaSeptember 26, 2022

What’s behind the protests in Iran?

The death of Mahsa Aminia in the custody of Iran’s so-called morality police has sparked days of anti-government demonstrations — and a violent crackdown.

By Miriam BergerSeptember 26, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Gunman attacks Russian military center; Snowden granted Russian citizenship

The United States will send $457.5 million in additional civilian security aid to Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Monday.

By Annabelle Timsit, Kelly Kasulis Cho, Adam Taylor, Karina Tsui and Nick ParkerSeptember 26, 2022

Putin grants citizenship to Edward Snowden, who exposed U.S. surveillance

The Russian president had previously granted asylum to the former American security consultant and refused to allow his extradition.

By Mary Ilyushina and Ellen NakashimaSeptember 26, 2022