North Korea fires suspected ICBM after Biden’s Asia trip

The test came hours after the president concluded a trip reinforcing U.S. alliances with South Korea and Japan.

By Min Joo Kim and Julia Mio InumaMay 25, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Russia makes limited gains in the east, is mocked by Zelensky for ineptitude

Swedish and Finnish delegations are also in Turkey to discuss their NATO membership bids.

By Rachel Pannett,  Amy Cheng and Andrew JeongMay 25, 2022

The mosque at the center of India’s battle over religious identity

A 17th century mosque in Hinduism’s holiest city has emerged as the latest flash point in the escalating struggle between the country's Hindu nationalists and its Muslim minority.

By Niha MasihMay 25, 2022

Biden visit showcases hardened stances on North Korea

The Biden administration appears to be returning to the Obama-era "strategic patience" of not engaging in North Korea.

By Min Joo Kim and Michelle Ye Hee LeeMay 25, 2022

In Davos, the Ukraine war brings an unusual moral edge

For Davos regulars, more accustomed to talking about global interconnectedness than geopolitical ruptures, it’s a strange new world.

By Ishaan TharoorMay 25, 2022

U.S. intelligence document shows Russian naval blockade of Ukraine

Newly declassified U.S. intelligence shows that a Russian naval blockade has halted maritime trade at Ukrainian ports, in what world leaders call a deliberate attack on the global food supply chain.

By Shane HarrisMay 24, 2022

Monkeypox: Should we be worried?

Today on Post Reports, what to know about monkeypox and how prepared the United States is for future pandemics. Plus, in New Orleans, the return of a beloved Mardi Gras tradition.

By Maggie Penman,  Alexis Diao,  Reena Flores,  Jordan-Marie Smith,  Rennie Svirnovskiy,  Ariel Plotnick,  Emma Talkoff,  Sabby Robinson,  Sean Carter,  Julie Depenbrock and Charla FreelandMay 24, 2022

The White House keeps walking back Biden’s remarks

President Biden regularly makes unscripted, pithy remarks that violate the rules of diplomacy and get a lot of attention. His staff always walks them back — but should they?

By Ashley Parker and Tyler PagerMay 24, 2022

Trove of damning Xinjiang police files leaked as U.N. rights chief visits China

Michelle Bachelet's trip comes as "Xinjiang Police Files" on the internment of Uyghurs and other minorities in China become public.

By Lily Kuo and Cate CadellMay 24, 2022

Who are the Uyghurs, and what’s happening to them in China?

China’s crackdown on the Muslim ethnic minority in Xinjiang, explained.

By Eva Dou and Erin CunninghamMay 24, 2022

Russia, China conduct first joint military drill since Ukraine invasion

Russia and China flew strategic bombers over the Sea of Japan and East China Sea while President Biden was in Tokyo on Tuesday.

By Ellen Nakashima,  Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Min Joo KimMay 24, 2022

Taliban ordered female newscasters to cover up. Men joined in protest.

“We are in a deep grief today,” Khpolwak Sapai, deputy director of Afghanistan’s ToloNews, said in a Facebook post Sunday, the day after the Taliban’s edict went into effect.

By Miriam BergerMay 24, 2022

Europe accepts Putin’s demands on gas payments to avoid more shut-offs

The European Union gives Putin a public relations victory while continuing to fund his war effort in Ukraine.

By Chico Harlan and Stefano PitrelliMay 24, 2022

Putin made ‘big strategic mistake,’ NATO chief says

The eastern city of Severodonetsk remains under Ukrainian control but is being pummeled by nearby Russian forces that are “destroying the city completely,” a local official said.

By Paulina Firozi,  Annabelle Timsit,  Amy Cheng,  Adela Suliman,  Andrew Jeong and Rachel PannettMay 24, 2022

Kissinger says Ukraine should cede territory to Russia to end war

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kissinger urged the West to not seek an embarrassing defeat for Russia in Ukraine, warning it could worsen Europe’s long-term stability.

By Timothy BellaMay 24, 2022

As monkeypox panic spreads, doctors in Africa see a double standard

Doctors and infectious-disease experts across the continent have worked to contain monkeypox outbreaks for years. Few seemed to care, or even notice, until people in the West started getting sick.

By Danielle Paquette and Rael OmbuorMay 24, 2022

Putin made ‘big strategic mistake’ in Ukraine, NATO chief says in Davos

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen accused Russia of “trying to trample the aspirations of an entire nation with tanks.”

By Adela Suliman and Annabelle TimsitMay 24, 2022

Hong Kong Catholic church cancels Tiananmen memorial Mass

The church memorials were the last organized marking on Chinese territory of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.

By Theodora YuMay 24, 2022

Nations eye vaccines for monkeypox, but WHO says mass immunization not urgent

Health authorities are urging careful assessment before expanding the use of smallpox vaccines to protect against monkeypox.

By Ellen FrancisMay 24, 2022

Along Ukraine’s northern border with Russia, fears of a new invasion

Having beaten back Russian troops, the border guards of Ukraine’s Chernihiv region are watching warily as their adversaries again amass troops and equipment.

By Max BearakMay 24, 2022