Second Jerusalem shooting targeting Israelis puts region on high alert

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gathered his security cabinet after a Palestinian gunman killed at least seven at an East Jerusalem synagogue.

By Shira Rubin and Kelsey AblesJanuary 28, 2023

Retired Gen. Pavel defeats billionaire Babis in Czech election

The Czech election was framed by some as a contest between constitutional democracy and populism, with Russia’s war in Ukraine looming in the background.

By Ladka Bauerova and Emily RauhalaJanuary 28, 2023

Facing hardest election yet, Turkey’s Erdogan woos voters with ‘good news’

Despite his stature, at home and abroad, Erdogan is more vulnerable than ever before, as the public is battered by historically high inflation.

By Kareem Fahim and Zeynep KaratasJanuary 28, 2023

U.S. general warns troops that war with China is possible in two years

Gen. Michael Minihan cited presidential elections in both Taiwan and the United States in 2024 as part of his rationale.

By Dan LamotheJanuary 27, 2023

Syrian army responsible for Douma chemical weapons attack, watchdog confirms

Syrian troops were responsible for the 2018 chemical weapons attack that killed 43 civilians, the OPCW said Friday, countering years of Russian disinformation.

By Louisa LoveluckJanuary 27, 2023

At least 7 killed in East Jerusalem synagogue shooting

Children were among those killed, according to Israeli media, and at least three others were injured.

By Shira Rubin, Adam Taylor and Erin CunninghamJanuary 27, 2023
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As fentanyl boomed, DEA removed Mexico director amid misconduct probe

Turmoil in one of the agency's most important offices was an embarrassing distraction as agents tried to work with Mexican counterparts to deter drug trafficking.

By Mary Beth SheridanJanuary 27, 2023

After deadly Israeli raid in Jenin, fears of escalation in West Bank

Security experts warn of a return to the brutal guerrilla warfare that claimed thousands of lives in the region two decades ago.

By Shira Rubin and Sufian Taha January 27, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Power outages hit Ukraine after strikes; U.S. to send newer Abrams tanks

The latest Russian missile and drone attacks knocked out electricity in cities around the country.

By Andrew Jeong, Ellen Francis, Natalia Abbakumova and Claire HealyJanuary 27, 2023

Russia says it will impose Moscow time in occupied areas of Ukraine

Pushing its illegal annexation claims, Russia said it would move the clocks an hour ahead in occupied areas of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia

By Francesca EbelJanuary 27, 2023

Business empire of Asia’s richest man hit by sell-off after fraud report

The sell-off came after Hindenburg Research in New York accused Adani of artificially boosting his share prices over the course of several decades.

By Gerry ShihJanuary 27, 2023

China, speeding through phases of covid, gets on with living with virus

Covid ripped through China following the end of all pandemic restrictions last month. Now, after three difficult years, many Chinese are ready to get on with their lives.

By Christian Shepherd and Pei-Lin WuJanuary 27, 2023

Marshall Islands, feeling neglected by the U.S., enjoys new leverage

The Pacific nation long felt the United States hadn't adequately compensated it for nuclear testing. Then along came China, and the Marshalls suddenly had power.

By Pete McKenzieJanuary 27, 2023

Trudeau appoints first representative for fighting Islamophobia

Amira Elghawaby, a journalist and human rights advocate, will act as an adviser to Justin Trudeau's government. Muslims in Canada have been targeted in hate-motivated attacks.

By Niha MasihJanuary 27, 2023

‘This is our exchange fund’: Inside Ukraine’s POW detention center

The Washington Post recently visited a detention center where Ukraine is holding prisoners of war.

By Kamila Hrabchuk and Heidi LevineJanuary 27, 2023

Africa is less democratic and safe than a decade ago, study says

A new study found that democratic participation and “security and rule of law” deteriorated at an accelerated pace in much of Africa, pointing to 23 successful or attempted coups since 2012, and eight takeovers by juntas since 2019.

By Ishaan TharoorJanuary 27, 2023

Ukraine faces logistics hurdles ahead of tank deliveries

Ukraine has called the pledged tank deliveries a game-changer — but operating multiple types of tanks on the battlefield could create bigger logistical snags.

By Loveday Morris, Emily Rauhala, Dan Lamothe and David L. SternJanuary 26, 2023

Haitian police, angered by officer killings, attack PM’s home, airport

Police in the beleaguered Caribbean nation are protesting the killings of more than a dozen officers this month.

By Widlore Mérancourt and Claire ParkerJanuary 26, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Deadly Russian strikes hit Ukraine; U.S. names Wagner Group a ‘transnational criminal’ entity

Ukrainian officials welcomed the news that the United States, Germany and other allies will send M1 Abrams and Leopard 2 tanks, and they called for fighter aircraft.

By David L. Stern, Niha Masih, Adela Suliman and Adam TaylorJanuary 26, 2023

Winter temperatures in Afghanistan plunge to deadly low

Afghanistan's coldest winter in more than a decade has killed at least 162 people in about two weeks, officials said.

By Sammy WestfallJanuary 26, 2023