OPEC and its allies move to slash oil production by 2 million barrels a day

The cut, led by Russia and Saudi Arabia, could add to inflation pressures and undercut efforts to help Ukraine.

By Jeff Stein, Evan Halper, Adela Suliman and John HudsonOctober 5, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Putin formalizes annexation claims as Kyiv advances in the south and east

The Luhansk and Donetsk militias will be incorporated into Russia’s military, while residents will become Russian citizens upon taking an oath of loyalty, new documents claim.

By Rachel Pannett, Jennifer Hassan, Robyn Dixon and Adam TaylorOctober 5, 2022

How a viral song became the unofficial anthem of Iran’s protests

Singer Shervin Hajipour's "Baraye" — "Because Of" — is composed of lyrics strung together from tweets by demonstrators.

By Miriam Berger and Sanam MahooziOctober 5, 2022

‘I refuse to comply’ says Russian journalist, days after escaping house arrest

In her first remarks since escaping house arrest, Marina Ovsyannikova — who protested the war in Ukraine live on state television — takes aim at President Vladimir Putin.

By Jennifer Hassan and Robyn DixonOctober 5, 2022

The E.U. is preparing for blackouts this winter, amid an energy crisis

The European Union is shoring up its resources as temperatures drop and energy supplies remain tight because of the Ukraine war.

By Annabelle Timsit and Emily RauhalaOctober 5, 2022

In chess, a long history of cheating, chicanery and Cold War shenanigans

Accusations by Magnus Carlsen and Chess.com against Hans Niemann have renewed attention on cheating in chess, a tradition as old as the game.

By Adam TaylorOctober 5, 2022

South Korea apologizes for missile crash during drill with U.S.

The crash, which alarmed residents in Gangneung, happened during drills conducted with the United States and intended as a warning to North Korea.

By Ellen FrancisOctober 5, 2022

Many children died in Indonesia’s stadium disaster. Her 3-year-old was one.

The number of children who died in Kanjuruhan stadium, one of the world's worst sports-related disaster, as risen to 40.

By Aisyah Llewellyn and Rebecca TanOctober 5, 2022

U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss defends first month in office amid protests

Truss, speaking at the annual Conservative Party conference, sought to shore up her authority after precipitating a financial panic with her new policies.

By Karla AdamOctober 5, 2022

Ambush killing of journalist underscores threat to Philippines press freedoms

Filipino radio host Percival Mabasa, also known as Percy Lapid, was a critic of the Rodrigo Duterte and Ferdinand Marcos Jr. governments.

By Kelly Kasulis Cho and Jhesset O. EnanoOctober 5, 2022

Supply chain woes boost meat substitutes in Asia, and investors are biting

The pandemic and the war in Ukraine upended global meat supply, spurring interest in products like plant-based protein that save on costs and time.

By Marina LopesOctober 5, 2022

Xi Jinping’s quest for total control of China is just getting started

As the Chinese president prepares to complete his elevation to uncontested paramount leader, he is poised to ramp up, not tamp down, his policy ambitions.

By Christian Shepherd and Eva DouOctober 5, 2022

North Korea is turning up the heat again. Here’s why.

Kim Jong Un is rocketing ahead with his weapons program, putting the region on edge. Many experts expect he will soon conduct another nuclear test.

By Michelle Ye Hee LeeOctober 5, 2022

Putin faces limits of his military power as Ukraine recaptures land

Russia’s leader is betting an impending infusion of drafted troops can change the dynamic on the battlefield in Ukraine, but he is losing time.

By Paul SonneOctober 5, 2022

Annexations show the depth of Putin’s imperial delusion

Russian President Vladimir Putin's calls for “a liberation anti-colonial movement against unipolar hegemony” seem weak against his overarching colonial project of using brute force to bring Ukrainians to heel while denying their nation-state’s very right to exist.

By Ishaan TharoorOctober 5, 2022

Tactics of repression: How Iran is trying to stop Mahsa Amini protests

A visual forensics analysis shows authorities using indiscriminate force, making violent arrests, and throttling internet service to crush demonstrations.

By Joyce Sohyun Lee, Stefanie Le, Atthar Mirza and Babak DehghanpishehOctober 5, 2022

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, influential Islamic scholar, dies at 96

Yusuf al-Qaradawi portrayed himself as a voice of moderation in Islam, but also angered the West and allies for once supporting attacks against Israelis.

By Brian MurphyOctober 4, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Kyiv breaks through in south and east; U.S. authorizes new military aid

Russia's upper house finalized the so-called annexation of Ukrainian regions, as Ukraine's president hailed battlefield gains.

By Andrew Jeong, Jennifer Hassan and Sammy WestfallOctober 4, 2022

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan, prompting evacuation order

The missile prompted Japanese authorities to urge residents in Tokyo to take shelter.

By Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Ellen Nakashima and John HudsonOctober 4, 2022

Elon Musk tweets ‘peace plan’ for Ukraine. Chaos ensues.

Musk’s proposal set off a firestorm online, drawing in Ukrainian diplomats, Russian officials, fans of the billionaire entrepreneur and even a couple of presidents.

By Sammy Westfall and Missy RyanOctober 4, 2022