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Israel-Hamas War: Blinken Returns to Middle East as U.S. Tries to Shape Next Phase of War

Palestinians warming themselves next to the ruins of damaged homes in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

How a Book Publishing ‘Mistake’ Reignited the U.K.’s Royal Racism Furor

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, in New York last month. She made the initial allegation in a 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey.

An Alleged Plot’s Burning Question: Why Would India Take the Risk?

An indictment unsealed this week described a plot to kill a Sikh activist in New York, months after a Sikh leader was killed in Canada. Both called for the creation of a Sikh state.

Russia Asks Court to Label Gay Rights Movement as ‘Extremist’

Russian police officers blocking L.G.B.T.Q. protesters in St. Petersburg in 2019.

Some in Netanyahu’s Government Pressure Him to Reject Longer Cease-Fire

Israel’s national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, center, in Jerusalem earlier this month.

Kissinger Death: Diplomat Who Long Held the Global Stage Was Both Celebrated and Reviled

Henry A. Kissinger at a news conference in Salzburg, Austria, in 1974.

The Dilemmas of the U.A.E., a Petrostate, Preparing to Host COP28

Participants arriving for the United Nations climate summit, COP28, in Dubai on Wednesday.

Government Offices in E.U. Can Ban Wearing of Religious Symbols

Hijabs for sale in Brussels in 2016. The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on Tuesday that public-sector offices could bar workers from wearing religious garments such as head scarves.

Paul Whelan Attacked in Russian Prison, His Family Says

The penal colony IK-17, where Paul Whelan, an American, has been serving out his sentence on espionage charges, in Mordovia, Russia.

Google Agrees to Pay Canadian Media for Using Their Content

Canadian Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge speaking about a deal with Google, in Ontario, on Wednesday.

Pope’s Critics Feel the Sting After His Patience Runs Out

Pope Francis watching circus performers spinning and flipping in front of him at his weekly general audience in the Vatican on Wednesday.

Éric Dupond-Moretti, France’s Justice Minister, Is Cleared of Abuse of Power

Justice Minister Éric Dupond-Moretti leaving the Paris courthouse after he was cleared of abuse of power on Wednesday.

India Ignored Repeated Warnings Before Tunnel Trapped 41 Men

The entrance to the tunnel in Uttarakhand, India, where workers were rescued after being trapped by a collapse for 17 days.

West Bank Residents Praise Hamas for Palestinian Prisoners’ Release

Freed Palestinian prisoners, exchanged for Israeli hostages on Sunday, were paraded through the streets of Ramallah.

Emirati Fund to Invest Billions in U.S. Firms for Climate Projects

Sultan al Jaber, right, president of the U.N. climate conference, with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the U.A.E. president.

Henry Kissinger’s Life and Work in Photos

Henry Kissinger in Paris in 2006.

Climate Change Drives New Cases of Malaria, Complicating Efforts to Fight the Disease

A doctor tended to a malaria patient affected by flooding in a hospital in Sehwan, Pakistan, last year.

Kissinger’s Legacy Still Ripples Through Vietnam and Cambodia

The aftermath of a bombing in Snuol, Cambodia, during the Vietnam War, in May 1970.

Hostages Freed From Gaza Recount Violence, Hunger and Fear

COP28 Begins With Fossil Fuels, and Frustration, Going Strong

Preparations underway for the opening of the United Nations Climate Summit in Dubai on Wednesday.

Where the World Is (and Isn’t) Making Progress on Climate Change

Jerusalem Shooting Kills at Least 3 People, Israeli Officials Say

Israeli officials working at the scene of a shooting on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Thursday.

Thursday Briefing

President Biden touring a wind turbine factory in Colorado, on Wednesday.

Henry Kissinger, Who Shaped U.S. Cold War History, Dies at 100

Henry A. Kissinger in 1979. He sought to strike and maintain balances of power in a dangerously precarious world.

Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi Freed From Israeli Prison in Hostage Exchange

The recently freed Palestinian activist, Ahed Tamimi, center, with her mother, Nariman Tamimi, left, in the West Bank city of Ramallah early Thursday.

What We Know About Israeli Hostages Hamas Released on Wednesday

Ra'aya Rotem

Britain Says Bye-Bye to Its Only Pandas as They’ll Soon Depart for China

A large panda seen in its enclosure at the Edinburgh Zoo in Britain in 2020. The country will return its pandas to China after about 12 years of having them as zoo residents.

Daisaku Ikeda, Who Led Influential Japanese Buddhist Group, Dies at 95

Daisaku Ikeda in 1985. He led Soka Gakkai beginning in 1960 when he was 32 and broadened its reach to include more followers outside of Japan.

Gaza Mediators Seek Cease-Fire Extension

With a temporary cease-fire in effect, Gaza residents came out to look at the damage in Khan Younis on Wednesday.

Paris, 1919: History’s Slingshot

Delegates at the Paris Peace Conference, which led to the Treaty of Versailles, in 1919.

Thursday Briefing: A Race to Extend the Gaza Truce

Palestinians receive flour distributed by the United Nations on Wednesday in Khan Younis, Gaza, during a temporary truce between Hamas and Israel.

Israeli Raid Kills 4 in West Bank, Palestinian Officials Say

Iranian and U.S. Attacks Could Lead to Larger War, Officials Say

Artillery fire from an Israeli position lands in southern Lebanon earlier this month. Clashes between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon risk drawing the U.S. and Iran into a larger conflict.

London’s Black Cabs Can Soon Join Uber. But Will They?

London’s black cabs, also known as hackney carriages, have traversed the capital in one form or another since 1634. When Uber came to the city more than a decade ago, the company rocked the industry.

Scottish Country Music Venue Ends Display of Confederate Flag

The club voted 50 to 48 to maintain a ban agreed to by the venue’s committee last month.

Fears Grow Over Fate of Bibas Family in Gaza

A shirt shows the Bibas family, including boys 4 years old and 10 months, who were kidnapped on Oct. 7.

NATO Ministers Vow to Maintain Support for Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Wednesday. This week, diplomats drew up a list of reforms Kyiv should embrace before it gains full membership in NATO.

Aunt of 4-Year-Old Israeli Hostage Talks About Her Time in Captivity

In a Shaky Oil Market, OPEC Has Bitter Decisions to Make

An oil refinery in Omsk, Russia, which is among the countries cutting production.

As Congress Weighs Aid to Israel, Some Democrats Want Strings Attached

Democrats’ dispute could come to a head when the Senate takes up a security package for Israel as soon as next week.

Germany’s Much-Vaunted Strategic Pivot Stalls

German soldiers near a Panzerhaubitze 2000 at the artillery school in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

1 Dead as U.S. Air Force Osprey Crashes in Southern Japan

Japan’s Coast Guard conducting a rescue operation near where a U.S. military Osprey aircraft was believed to have crashed in the sea off Yakushima, Japan, on Wednesday.

The truce between Israel and Hamas held for another day.

Yocheved Lifshitz, center, a former Hamas prisoner, at a rally in Tel Aviv for her husband, Oded Lifshitz, and others still held hostage, on Tuesday.

Wednesday Briefing

To many in the Arab community, President Biden’s words and actions after the Oct. 7 attacks made them — and Palestinian civilians in Gaza — feel like an afterthought in the war.

Kenya’s Leader Lifts His Global Profile. At Home, the Public Fumes.

President William Ruto of Kenya at the Africa Climate Summit 2023 in Nairobi, in September.

Hamas Releases 12 More Hostages as Nations’ Spy Chiefs Go to Qatar for Talks

Armed fighters accompanied two newly released hostages before handing them over to the Red Cross in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday.

Here Are the Statuses of 240 Israeli Hostages Taken Into Gaza on Oct. 7

Freed Israeli Hostages Feel Cycles of Emotion After Captivity, Families Say

In this photo provided by the government of Israel, Natalie Raanan, 17, left, and her mother, Judith Raanan, 59, right, are being returned to Israel on Oct. 20.

Reports Say Pope Francis Is Removing Cardinal Burke’s Vatican Home and Salary

Cardinal Raymond Burke has been Pope Francis’ leading critic from the traditionalist wing of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis Cancels Trip to COP28 Climate Summit After Getting Sick

Pope Francis reciting the Angelus prayer on Sunday, as people watched on a large screen in St. Peter’s Square.

Wednesday Briefing: What to Watch at the U.N. Climate Talks

A Gaza Truce Aids Both Israel and Hamas. Until the Calculus Changes.

Palestinians on their way from the north of Gaza to the south passing through an Israeli checkpoint on Sunday.

Hamas Releases Fifth Group of Hostages on Tuesday: What We Know

Clara Marman.

Relatives describe the trauma of child hostages freed by Hamas.

A photo released by the Israeli military showing Eitan Yahalomi with his mother on Tuesday.

World Expo 2030: Saudi Arabia Captures Another Prize

Promoting the Riyadh Expo 2030 in Paris on Tuesday.

France to Ban Smoking in Forests, on Beaches and Near Schools

An ashtray with cigarette butts at a beach in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, in southwestern France.

Sierra Leone Announces Arrest of 14 in ‘Attempted Coup’

Residents remained on edge in Freetown, Sierra Leone, following a failed coup attempt on Sunday.

Finland to Close the Last Border Crossing With Russia for Two Weeks

Border guards and a customs official checking a truck at the Raja-Jooseppi international border crossing station in northern Finland on Tuesday.

In Canada, a Judge Sentences an Incel Killer as a Terrorist

The massage parlor in Toronto where a 17-year-old carried out a deadly knife attack in 2020, killing one woman and seriously injuring another.