Allan A. Ryan, who hunted down Nazis hiding in America, dies at 77

Mr. Ryan served as director of a Justice Department unit designated to find and expel anyone in the United States who had assisted the Nazis.

By Michael S. RosenwaldFebruary 3, 2023

American killed in Ukraine was working as humanitarian medic

Pete Reed, 33, served as a Marine Corps infantryman in Afghanistan, and then went to work saving lives in Iraq and Ukraine.

By Dan LamotheFebruary 3, 2023

Zelensky urges E.U. to send weapons faster as Russians close grip on Bakhmut

With senior E.U. officials visiting Kyiv, Russian fighters pushed to seize control of Bakhmut and Zelensky said Ukraine would fight as long as it could.

By David L. SternFebruary 3, 2023

How do stratospheric balloons work? Here’s a visual guide.

How do balloons similar to the Chinese balloon work? How do these balloons fly? Where is China's balloon headed? We put together a visual explainer.

By Derek Hawkins, William Neff and Dylan MoriartyFebruary 3, 2023

Hong Kong offers 500,000 free plane tickets to lure tourists back

The "Hello Hong Kong" campaign will start doling out free plane tickets on March 1, for the airlines Cathay Pacific, HK Express and Hong Kong Airlines.

By Joyce LauFebruary 3, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: E.U. leaders in Kyiv make no promises for membership; U.S. announces $2.17B in aid

Ukraine’s prosecutor general is pressing criminal charges against the head of the Wagner Group, Yevgeniy Prigozhin.

By Andrew Jeong, Ellen Francis, Kate Brady and Claire HealyFebruary 3, 2023

U.S. rocket artillery for Ukraine will double its explosive reach

Ukraine will receive ground-launched, small diameter bombs, which have a range of roughly 95 miles.

By Alex HortonFebruary 3, 2023

Paco Rabanne, fashion designer who distilled ’60s spirit, dies at 88

Mr. Rabanne's designs included the green catsuit worn by Jane Fonda in the 1968 sci-fi cult classic "Barbarella."

By Brian MurphyFebruary 3, 2023

Essential insects in East Asia have declined massively, study finds

Insects that play a key role in East Asia's ecosystems declined sharply over the past two decades, according to new research — a trend also seen elsewhere.

By Meaghan TobinFebruary 3, 2023

Pope Francis tells leaders of troubled South Sudan: Enough!

For a pope who has prioritized outreach, majority-Catholic South Sudan has long represented an ultimate test in the church’s ability to help in nation-building.

By Chico Harlan and Katharine HoureldFebruary 3, 2023

What China wanted out of Blinken’s now postponed visit

China appears to be trying to lower tensions with the U.S. after several rancorous years. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit will show just how amenable Beijing is willing to be.

By Lily KuoFebruary 3, 2023

North Korea, family and soup: The inspiration for a 26-year odyssey

To come to terms with her family's decision to send her brothers to North Korea, Yang Yonghi made three films — and found understanding along the way.

By Michelle Ye Hee LeeFebruary 3, 2023

Killing of top ISIS militant casts spotlight on group’s broad reach in Africa

U.S. Special Forces targeted Bilal al-Sudani, who allegedly played a central role in ISIS financial networks from the Horn of Africa to the continent's southern tip.

By Katharine HoureldFebruary 3, 2023

In the shadow of Ukraine, Myanmar’s crisis gets worse

This week marked two years since Myanmar’s generals interrupted their nation’s fitful experiment in democracy. Close to 3,000 civilians have been killed in that time, humanitarian groups say.

By Ishaan TharoorFebruary 3, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: E.U. leaders arrive in Kyiv for wartime summit; Putin evokes past on Stalingrad anniversary

"The EU stands by Ukraine as firmly as ever,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tweeted after she arrived in Kyiv.

By Andrew Jeong, Victoria Bisset, Emily Rauhala, Natalia Abbakumova, Meaghan Tobin, Sammy Westfall and Kyle RempferFebruary 2, 2023

Celebrating Stalingrad, Putin tries to justify his Ukraine war

Thursday’s commemoration was an eerie throwback to the Soviet era.

By Mary IlyushinaFebruary 2, 2023

Tate rape allegations, text exchanges with women detailed in court document

Andrew Tate, the self-styled “king of toxic masculinity,” is being investigated for two counts of rape, according to a Romanian court order obtained by The Washington Post.

By Loveday MorrisFebruary 2, 2023

Jewish settler population in West Bank passes half a million

More than 500,000 Jewish residents live in the occupied West Bank, according to a new report, as the settlement movement gains momentum.

By Claire ParkerFebruary 2, 2023

Iran blames Israel for drone strike on Isfahan military site

“Early investigations suggest that the Israeli regime was responsible for this attempted act of aggression,” reads a letter published by Iran’s U.N. mission.

By Sarah DadouchFebruary 2, 2023

In visit to wartime Kyiv, E.U. sells ‘European dream’ that remains distant

E.U. officials trekking to Kyiv this week are unlikely to address Ukraine’s many requests.

By Emily RauhalaFebruary 2, 2023