Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Zelensky defiant despite Donbas setbacks, possible retreat from Severodonetsk

The Pentagon compared clashes in eastern Ukraine to a “knife fight” and noted that control of territory has shifted rapidly.

By Julian Duplain,  Amy Cheng,  Victoria Bisset and Andrew JeongMay 28, 2022

Founder of Japanese Red Army militant group leaves jail after 20 years

“I have hurt innocent people I did not know," Shigenobu said upon her release.

By Adela SulimanMay 28, 2022

Putin’s war grinds on, with dissent from Russian hawks and peace-seekers

A Russian court recently approved the dismissal of more than 100 National Guard members for refusing to participate in the invasion.

By Amy ChengMay 28, 2022

An ‘unprecedented’ effort to document war crimes in Ukraine. But what chance of justice?

It could be years before any high-level Russian officials are held to account — if they ever are.

By Loveday MorrisMay 28, 2022

Facing a power crisis and searing heat, India falls back on coal

Although India has pledged to be a leader in renewable energy, recent weeks have shown the country is still heavily reliant on coal to meet soaring power demand.

By Gerry ShihMay 28, 2022

U.S. is preparing to send long-range rocket systems to Ukraine

U.S. to send long-range artillery systems to Ukraine

By John HudsonMay 27, 2022

Israel faces test of anti-terror tactics with planned flag march

Officials have refused to delay or change the provocative route of the Jerusalem Day march, which could mark a turning point in recent tensions.

By Steve Hendrix and Shira RubinMay 27, 2022

Russia takes territory in eastern Ukraine; U.S. to send long-range rocket systems

Russian-backed forces seized the railway hub of Lyman Friday and advanced on the city of Severodonetsk.

By Jonathan Edwards,  María Luisa Paúl,  Jaclyn Peiser,  Claire Parker and Erin CunninghamMay 27, 2022

Canadian Supreme Court rules all killers must have chance at parole

The highly anticipated decision means 2017 Quebec mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette will get a hearing at 25 years.

By Amanda ColettaMay 27, 2022

Russia has incited genocide in Ukraine, independent experts conclude

An analysis signed by more than 30 independent experts concludes that Russia is responsible for inciting genocide and perpetrating atrocities that show an “intent to destroy” the Ukrainian people.

By Claire ParkerMay 27, 2022

Former Louvre president charged in art trafficking case

Among the artifacts in question is a pink granite stele bearing the seal of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen.

By Miriam BergerMay 27, 2022

Police in Brazil gas man to death in trunk of car, video appears to show

Relatives of Genivaldo de Jesus Santos, 38, say a video shared widely on social media captures his brutal death at the hands of the PRF, Brazil's Federal Highway Police.

By Gabriela Sá Pessoa and Miriam BergerMay 27, 2022

Economic protests challenge Iran’s leaders as hopes for nuclear deal fade

A violent crackdown by the authorities on the protests, sparked by rising food prices, has resulted in at least five deaths.

By Babak DehghanpishehMay 27, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II shares rare home movie footage of ‘precious moments’

"Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen" will air on the BBC ahead of the platinum jubilee.

By Adela SulimanMay 27, 2022

Al Jazeera to refer killing of American journalist to war crimes court

The news network accused Israeli forces of fatally shooting the reporter while she was covering a West Bank raid and is taking its case to the International Criminal Court.

By Ellen FrancisMay 27, 2022

As China mines more coal, levels of a more potent greenhouse gas soar

China is mining more coal than ever and releasing more methane into the atmosphere.

By Christian ShepherdMay 27, 2022

U.K. imposes windfall tax on oil and gas company profits as inflation bites

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's measure comes as inflation hits multi-decade highs following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

By Andrew JeongMay 27, 2022

Kharkiv residents emerge from underground to find their city in ruins

After living for months in an underground metro station, a mother and her young son are going home. But they know the war is not yet over.

By Fredrick KunkleMay 27, 2022

Russians push to encircle Ukrainian troops, Pentagon says

Russia could soon make a direct assault on Severodonetsk, one of the largest eastern cities still under Ukrainian control.

By Ellen Francis,  Rachel Pannett,  Amy Cheng,  Jennifer Hassan,  Mary Ilyushina,  Paulina Firozi,  Alex Horton and Sammy WestfallMay 26, 2022

Russia’s grain blockade may require U.S. intervention, general suggests

The Kremlin said commercial ships carrying Ukrainian grain would not be allowed to leave from any of Black Sea ports until Western governments lifted their sanctions on Russia. Western officials have accused Moscow of using food as a form of blackmail.

By Karoun Demirjian,  Alex Horton and Stefano PitrelliMay 26, 2022