As his troops retreat, Russian defense chief comes under pressure at home

Sergei Shoigu has been on Vladimir Putin's leadership team for more than two decades, but growing criticism of military defeats suggests that he could soon be dismissed.

By Robyn DixonOctober 6, 2022

Canadian police say mass stabbing suspect acted alone, killed brother

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Saskatchewan believe Myles Sanderson alone was responsible for the attack that left 11 dead last month.

By Amanda ColettaOctober 6, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: Evidence points to Nord Stream sabotage, Swedish investigation finds

“We do not think that any objective investigation is possible without the participation of the Russian side,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

By Kelly Kasulis Cho, Jennifer Hassan, Maite Fernández Simon, Robyn Dixon and James BikalesOctober 6, 2022

Thai ex-officer attacks day-care center, killing dozens, including 24 children

Police say the gunman is a former officer who shot himself, his wife and child following the rampage in northeastern Thailand.

By Wilawan Watcharasakwej, Rebecca Tan, Annabelle Timsit and Maite Fernández SimonOctober 6, 2022

Russians flee by boat to Alaska after Putin’s military mobilization

The incident underscores the lengths to which some Russians have gone to avoid being called up as Ukraine's military inflicts heavy losses.

By Alex HortonOctober 6, 2022

USAID chief makes case for rebuilding Ukraine

Samantha Power highlighted American funding for efforts to rebuild Ukrainian infrastructure.

By Missy RyanOctober 6, 2022

U.S. to redirect travelers from Uganda to five airports for Ebola screening

There are no known cases here and the government believes the risk to the public is low.

By Lenny BernsteinOctober 6, 2022

Macron’s European Political Community brings in skeptical Ukraine and U.K.

Delegations from 44 countries participated in an inaugural gathering at Prague Castle.

By Beatriz Rios, Rick Noack and Marisa BellackOctober 6, 2022

OPEC Plus cut in oil production fuels fears of recession in Europe

European economists worried about a heightened risk of recession and a bolstered Russia, after OPEC Plus said it will slash oil production.

By Rick Noack and Emily RauhalaOctober 6, 2022

Canada’s top court hears that U.S. is unsafe for asylum seekers

Lawyers say a border deal leaves those who are sent back to the United States vulnerable to possible detention and removal to the countries they sought to flee.

By Amanda ColettaOctober 6, 2022

Taiwan, looking to Ukraine, pursues internet backup

Ukraine has used Starlink, a satellite broadband service created by Elon Musk’s company SpaceX, to ensure internet connectivity in the face of Russian attacks.

By Karina TsuiOctober 6, 2022

Death of 16-year-old protester adds new fuel to Iran uprising

Nika Shakarami disappeared in Tehran on Sept. 20 after burning her headscarf in protest and being followed by security forces, her family says.

By Miriam BergerOctober 6, 2022

French actresses cut their hair in solidarity with Iranian women

Actresses including Juliette Binoche and Marion Cotillard cut their hair to show support for Iranian demonstrators protesting the death of Mahsa Amini.

By Adela SulimanOctober 6, 2022

As Ukraine war falters, Russians ask a risky question: Could Putin fall?

The Russian president seems to have a tight grip on power but as military setbacks pile up, there is new speculation about who might want the Kremlin's top job

By Robyn DixonOctober 6, 2022

The scene after a Thai ex-cop killed dozens at a day-care center

A former police officer attacked a day-care center in northeastern Thailand with a pistol and a knife Thursday in a rampage that left dozens — including more than 20 children — before he killed himself and his family, police said.

By Washington Post StaffOctober 6, 2022

Here are the nuclear weapons Russia has in its arsenal

How many nuclear weapons does Russia have? What are tactical weapons? We have your answers here.

By Karoun DemirjianOctober 6, 2022

U.S. tourist smashed ancient Roman sculptures at Vatican, authorities say

Italian media reported that the man who knocked down the ancient Roman busts was upset because he was not allowed to see the pope.

By Stefano Pitrelli, Natalie B. Compton and Ellen FrancisOctober 6, 2022

In Lebanon’s ‘forgotten north,’ despair drives people to the sea

In the northern city of Tripoli, many people now live without electricity and running water — and are going to desperate lengths to escape.

By Sarah Dadouch and Suzan HaidamousOctober 6, 2022

He escaped North Korea, then risked everything to go back for his mom

In their first interview with a news outlet, defector Kim Kang-woo and his mother recall their terrifying and winding journey to be together again.

By Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Min Joo KimOctober 6, 2022

A look at the top contenders for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

Activists in China and Russia, the International Court of Justice and an Indian advocate of interfaith cooperation have been mentioned as front-runners.

By Paul SchemmOctober 6, 2022