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Middle East Crisis: Biden’s Message to Iran Over Impending Attack: ‘Don’t’

A view of Tel Aviv last month. New U.S. guidelines bar American personnel from traveling to locations outside the Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Beersheba metropolitan areas.

What We Know About Iran’s Military as It Threatens Israel

A military parade in Tehran last year. The Iranian armed forces are among the biggest in the Middle East, with 580,000 soldiers and officers and also 200,000 reservists.

War or No War, Ukrainians Aren’t Giving Up Their Coffee

In Kyiv, Ukraine, coffee kiosks staffed by trained baristas serving tasty mochas for less than $2 have become a fixture of the streetscape.

How the War in Gaza Mobilized the American Left

Activists have urged voters to “vote uncommitted” to protest President Biden’s support of Israel.

U.S. Targets May Not Be on List in Possible Iran Attack, Officials Say

A funeral procession in Tehran last week included photos of seven Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps members killed during an airstrike by Israeli forces on Iran’s Embassy complex in Syria.

China Feels Boxed In by the U.S. but Has Few Ways to Push Back

President Biden with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. of the Philippines and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan at the White House on Thursday.

Even Before the Olympics, a Victory Lap for a Fast-Moving French Mayor

Karim Bouamrane in his office in St.-Ouen, France. “I’m using the Olympic Games as a political weapon,” he said.

Myanmar Rebels Take Key Trading Town, but Counteroffensive Looms

Myanmar residents after crossing into the Thai border town of Mae Sot on Thursday.

Ukraine’s Parliament Passes Mobilization Bill as Russia Strikes Kyiv Power Plant

Ukrainian military recruits training in Kyiv in October.

What the Election Loss Means for President Yoon of South Korea

President Yoon Suk Yeol of South Korea casting his early vote for the parliamentary election, in Busan, this month. Voters delivered a decisive defeat for his party.

Vietnamese Real Estate Tycoon Sentenced to Death in $12 Billion Fraud Case

Truong My Lan during her trial in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Thursday.

In Ancient Pompeii, Fresco Dining Room With Trojan Decor Offers New Insights

What a Terror Attack in Israel Might Reveal About Psychedelics and Trauma

This photo of Yuval Tapuhi was taken at the Tribe of Nova festival on Oct. 7, before the Hamas-led terrorist attack.

Haiti Sets Up Transitional Council, Clearing Way for an Acting Leader

An improvised barricade in a road last month in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Argentine Court Blames Iran for 1990s Bombings of Israeli Embassy and Jewish Center

Emergency personnel at the site of the bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994.

Iran’s Retaliation Likely to Be Limited, but Errors Could Lead to War, Experts Say

Iranians gathered at the funeral last week for the military officers killed by an Israeli airstrike in Damascus, Syria.

Iran Likely Will Strike Israel, Not U.S. Forces, U.S. and Iranian Officials Say

A photograph released by Iranian state news shows Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader. Iran has vowed revenge for the April 1 airstrike on its embassy complex in Damascus, Syria.

Back From Ukraine, a House Republican Makes the Case for More Aid

Representative Chuck Edwards, Republican of North Carolina, is willing to join Democrats to approve more aid for Ukraine.

Coaches Have to Be Salesmen, Too

David Moyes has twice taken over a troubled West Ham and guided it out of danger.

Bank of England Will Overhaul Its Forecasting After Inflation Surprises

Britain had managed economic shocks well under existing policy until a series of events, including Brexit and pandemic lockdowns, disrupted the economy.

Autopsy’s Ketamine Error Compounds Grief After Balloon Pilot’s Death

Cornelius van der Walt, a hot-air balloon pilot, died with three others in a crash in Arizona.

U.S. Issues New Travel Restrictions Over Possible Iranian Strike

Jerusalem earlier this month. New State Department guidelines bar U.S. personnel from leaving the Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Beersheba metropolitan areas in Israel.

Friday Briefing

Smoke billowing during Israeli bombardment in Gaza City on Thursday.

Indigenous Authors and the Challenge of Telling Their Own Story

A view of the University of Melbourne.

Europe’s A.I. ‘Champion’ Sets Sights on Tech Giants in U.S.

“The issue with not having a European champion is that the road map gets set by the United States,” Mr. Mensch said.

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Friday Briefing: U.S. General Visits Israel Amid Fears of Iranian Attack

Trucks carrying the coffins of seven Iranian commanders killed in an Israeli airstrike in Syria passed by mourners in Tehran on Friday.

Here’s What to Know About the Hunger Crisis in Gaza

A group receiving food aid last month in Jabaliya, in northern Gaza.

U.S. Sends a Top General to Israel Amid Fears of Iranian Strikes

Smoke billowing during Israeli bombardment in Gaza City on Thursday.

The Push for a Better Dengue Vaccine Grows More Urgent

A nurse attending to a patient with dengue at Chulucanas Hospital in Peru in February.

Global Stockpile of Cholera Vaccine Is Gone as Outbreaks Spread

A health worker administering a dosage of the cholera vaccine during an immunization campaign in Harare, Zimbabwe, in January.

Mexico’s 2024 General Election: What to Know

Julian Assange’s Family React to Biden Suggesting U.S. Might Drop Case

Julian Assange leaving a London court in a prison van in 2019. He has been asking Britain’s courts to prevent his extradition to the United States.

Deborah Feldman, the Author of ‘Unorthodox,’ Touches a Nerve in Germany

The author Deborah Feldman has been outspoken about German politics since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war.

3 Men Rescued from Pacific Island After Writing ‘Help’ With Palm Leaves

In this image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, the word “help” is written in palm fronds on the beach of a small island in Micronesia.

European Central Bank Signals Coming Rate Cut, Setting Up Split With Fed

The European Central Bank, its headquarters in Frankfurt, has been trying to work out the delicate timing of when to cut interest rates.

Israel Announces New Attack on Hamas After Killing Top Leader’s Sons in Airstrike

Ismail Haniyeh, who leads the political wing of Hamas from exile, on a visit to Tehran last month. He said three of his sons had been killed in an Israeli airstrike.

In Warning to China, Biden Hosts Summit With Leaders of Japan and Philippines

President Biden with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. of the Philippines and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan at the White House on Thursday. “I want to be clear, the United States defense commitments to Japan and to the Philippines are ironclad,” Mr. Biden said.

Thursday Briefing

President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden greeted Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Mrs. Yuko Kishida of Japan.

Ukraine’s New Draft Unsettles the Young

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Akebono, Hawaii-Born Sumo Champion in Japan, Dies at 54

The sumo wrestler Akebono at a ceremony in Japan in 1998.

Driven by China, Coal Plants Made a Comeback in 2023

The coal terminal at the port in Lianyungang, China, in December.

Hamas Says It Doesn’t Have 40 Hostages Who Meet the Terms of Cease-Fire Deal

A rally on Sunday in Jerusalem calling for the release of the remaining hostages as the war in Gaza reached the six-month mark.

Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh Defiant After Israeli Strike Kills 3 of His Sons

The car in which three sons of the Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh were reportedly killed during an Israeli strike in Al-Shati camp, west of Gaza City, on Wednesday.

Thursday Briefing: Japan’s Leader Visits Washington

President Biden and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida celebrated the U.S.-Japan relationship.

Biden Says U.S. Is Considering Dropping Assange Case

Julian Assange in London in 2011. He has been jailed for nearly five years after being indicted by the United States with 18 counts of violating the Espionage Act.

Biden Says Israel Has Improved Aid Flow to Gaza but Must Do More

President Biden said that Israel had done more to provide aid but that he expected additional action.

Nijole Sadunaite, Lithuanian Nun Who Opposed Soviet Rule, Dies at 85

Death Toll Likely to Rise After Explosion at Hydroelectric Plant in Italy

The Enel hydroelectric power plant, after a fatal explosion and fire south of Bologna on Wednesday.

Jacob Zuma Will Run Again in South Africa’s Presidential Election

Former South African President Jacob Zuma, in blue, at an event near Cape Town, last month. He has broken with the governing African National Congress, and is heading a new political party.

Floods in Russia and Kazakhstan Force Thousands to Evacuate

Emergency workers near a flooded street in Orsk, Russia, on Monday after a dam burst on the Ural River, near Russia’s border with Kazakhstan.

Few Signs of Progress on Aid to Gaza After Israeli Pledges

Aid was unloaded at Kamal Adwan Hospital in northern Gaza on Saturday.

In Latin America, From Nasty Personal Insults to an Embassy Raid

Police and military officials outside the Mexican Embassy on Friday in Quito, Ecuador, where they forcibly removed a former Ecuadorean vice president, Jorge Glas.

E.U. Migration Overhaul Clears Final Hurdle

Members of the European Parliament voting on the migration overhaul in Brussels on Wednesday.

Hong Kong Detains and Expels Journalism Advocate, Group Says

Reporters outside the entrance to the Hong Kong court where Jimmy Lai began standing trial last year.

Ocean Heat Has Shattered Records for More Than a Year. What’s Happening?

A Reverse Art Heist? Museum Finds Employee’s Painting on Its Wall

The Pinakothek der Moderne in 2020. The museum said the worker had hung the painting when he was helping install an exhibition in the architecture section.

Which Countries Fund and Supply Israel’s Military?

Israeli soldiers in Gaza last month.

Croatia 2024 General Election: What to Know

Biden Says Netanyahu Is Making ‘a Mistake’ in Gaza

President Biden’s frustration over Israel’s conduct in the war has hit a peak in recent weeks, an administration official has said.

Roger, a Rescue Dog, Becomes Taiwan Earthquake Hero

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