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Israel-Hamas War: Israel Says Strikes Are Targeting Three Hamas Strongholds

Smoke rising above the northern Gaza Strip on Monday.

Ravaged Israeli Border Community Ponders: What’s Next?

A house that was destroyed during the Hamas attack on Kfar Aza on Oct. 7.

Will Guatemala’s President-Elect, Bernardo Arévalo, Actually Take Office?

Bernardo Arévalo, running on an anticorruption platform, won a landslide victory in Guatemala’s presidential race — but his adversaries in the legislative and judicial branches are stepping up efforts to bar him from taking office.

What It Feels Like To Be the Target of China’s Water Cannons

China Coast Guard and maritime militia vessels using a water cannon towards a boat with Philippine officials on the way to reach the Scarborough shoal Saturday.

How Israel Secretly Propped Up Hamas

Hamas fighters in 2021 in Gaza City.

Israel-Hamas War Has Buoyed Egypt’s Leader Ahead of Presidential Vote

A campaign poster in Cairo for the Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The war in Gaza has shifted attention away from economic problems that were hobbling him.

Who’s a ‘Colonizer’? How an Old Word Became a New Weapon

Children of Jailed Narges Mohammadi Accept Her Nobel Peace Prize

The ceremony awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi, shown on the screen, in Oslo, Norway, on Sunday.

Berlin’s Vegan Food Scene Is Flourishing

Preparing a maitake mushroom for a dish at Oukan, a vegan restaurant in Berlin.

A World Map With No National Borders and 1,642 Animals

Mexico Shootout Kills 14 After Town Fights Back Against Cartel

Where Did All the Hong Kong Neon Go?

COP28: At Dubai’s Climate Summit, Protesters Test the Limits

Activists demanding payments to poor countries harmed by climate change gathered on Wednesday at the COP28 conference in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

Britons Love the N.H.S. Some Will Also Pay to Avoid It.

David Haselgrove flew to a clinic in Lithuania to have hip replacement surgery, joining a growing number of British patients who have used their own money to pay for procedures.

Rishi Sunak Faces One of His Toughest Weeks as U.K. Prime Minister

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak arriving at a hearing on Britain’s Covid response, during which he denied clashing with his predecessor Boris Johnson.

As Zelensky Heads to Washington, Russia Targets Kyiv With Missiles

A destroyed house in Kyiv on Monday after Russia targeted the Ukrainian capital with a salvo of missiles.

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Misses Court Date, Raising Alarm Among Supporters

Aleksei A. Navalny, the Russian opposition leader, second from left, is seen on a TV screen standing among his lawyers, as he appears in a video link provided by the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service in August.

Kenya Hit by Third Major Blackout in Four Months

A Kenya Airways plane at a 2022 air show in Nairobi. Power outages have in recent months disrupted operations at Kenya’s biggest airport.

The Louvre Is Raising Ticket Prices Ahead of the Summer Olympics in Paris

The Louvre says its increased admission price is unconnected to the Paris Summer Olympics and is part of a broader plan already underway.

Monday Briefing

A tent camp housing displaced Palestinians near a mosque in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Saturday.

Gazans Mass at Border for Safety, but Find Only More Peril

Palestinians fleeing Khan Younis toward Rafah passing a crater caused by strikes on Sunday.

Shlomo Avineri, Israeli Scholar Skeptical About Peace, Dies at 90

Dr. Gao Yaojie, Who Exposed AIDS Epidemic in Rural China, Dies at 95

Dr. Gao Yaojie talked with students during an AIDS lecture tour in Shanghai in 2006.

Netanyahu Speaks to Putin and Criticizes Cooperation Between Russia and Iran

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, in a photo released by Russian state media, spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Sunday.

What Can You Do With an Einstein?

‘I left my good friends’: In videos shown in Tel Aviv, freed hostages share their stories.

U.S. Is Criticized After Veto of U.N. Call for Gaza Cease-Fire

Battling flames in Khan Younis after an Israeli strike on Saturday. Humanitarian aid groups warned that thousands of children in the territory were at risk of dying of starvation.

Israeli Strikes Pound Gaza a Day after U.S. Vetoes Cease-Fire Resolution.

A boy tries to salvage some objects amid the rubble of a building hit by an Israeli strike, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on Saturday.

Yemen’s Houthi Militia Threatens to Block All Ships Headed to Israel

The Houthis were still holding a commercial vessel, the Galaxy Leader, they hijacked last month.

State Department Bypasses Congress to Approve Israel’s Order for Tank Ammunition

Israeli soldiers working on their tank near the border with Gaza on Friday.

While Gazans Suffer, Hamas Reaps the Benefits

Destroyed buildings this month in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Why Fears of a Broader Middle East Conflict Are Growing in Iraq

A displaced Sunni resident walks along the border of Jurf al-Nasr in September. The area, a swath of farmland about 40 miles southwest of Baghdad, is controlled by members of an Iraqi militia linked to Iran.

Israel strikes targets across the Gaza Strip.

Smoke rising over Shajaiye district as seen from Nahal Oz, Israel, on Saturday.

Canada’s Biggest Fossil Fuel Proponents Make Their Case at Climate Conference

Many at the climate summit want an end to fossil fuels.

In Soldiers’ Remains, Russia Plots a Way to Reconcile With France

Veterans with French military honored flags at the graves of Russian soldiers from World War I at the national cemetery of Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand in France in October.

Fears of a NATO Withdrawal Rise as Trump Seeks a Return to Power

Former President Donald J. Trump has made it clear that he primarily sees NATO as a drain on American resources.

The Palestinian Authority’s leader assails the U.S. veto of a U.N. cease-fire resolution.

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meeting with a delegation from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Arab League at the State Department on Friday to discuss Gaza.

Waltzing Matilda

Sunset at St. Kilda Beach in Melbourne last year.

Both Israel and Hamas Tell of Failed Attempt to Rescue Hostages in Gaza

Israeli army spokesman, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, in Tel Aviv last month.

Pro-Palestinian Protest in NYC Denounces U.S. Veto of Cease-Fire Resolution

Claudia De La Cruz leading a chant as she and other pro-Palestinian protesters demonstrate in Lower Manhattan on Friday.

U.S. Sticks to Its Position on Israel as Gaza Crisis Deepens

Damage from Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. Israel’s assault has been profoundly disproportionate to the Hamas attacks that provoked it, Arab leaders say.

E.U. Agrees on AI Act, Landmark Regulation for Artificial Intelligence

Lawmakers discussed the A.I. Act in June at the European Parliament.

U.S. Vetoes Gaza Cease-Fire Resolution at U.N. Security Council

Displaced Palestinians set up a makeshift camp in the Al-Muwasi area of the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday.

How ‘India’s Daughters’ Became a Times Series

Friends and family preparing Arti for her wedding night in Sasaram, India.

Israel Defends Detention and Stripping of Gazan Men Amid Outrage

Destroyed buildings in Jabaliya.

Teenagers Convicted in France in Connection With Teacher Samuel Paty’s Killing

A mourner laying flowers near a school in Eragny-sur-Oise in 2021 during a ceremony held one year after Samuel Paty, a teacher, was beheaded by an extremist.

New Sickle Cell Therapies Will Be Out of Reach Where They Are Needed Most

Nasra Gwoto, 10, and her brother, Ramadhani, 12, traveled with their mother from Tanzania to India to get a bone-marrow transplant for sickle cell disease. The procedure is risky, and their mother wishes they could have received a new gene therapy instead.

Life for the Lowest Class in Ancient Pompeii? It Was Awful.

The site of a “bakery-prison” in the ruins of Pompeii, where slaves and donkeys were locked up to grind the grain needed to make bread.

Premier League TV Rights Deal Steps Back From Streaming

Athletes From Russia and Belarus Are Cleared to Compete at Paris Olympics

Russian athletes at the Beijing Olympics in 2022. While its athletes will be permitted to compete in Paris next year, they must do so without their national colors and flag.

Notre-Dame’s Fire-Damaged Spire Rises Again

After a devastating fire in 2019, President Emmanuel Macron of France vowed Notre-Dame would be rebuilt within five years — an ambitious deadline that officials are increasingly confident will be met.

Biden urges more humanitarian aid for Gaza in a call with Netanyahu.

Palestinians in a camp near Rafah near the border with Egypt on Thursday.

Putin Says He Will Seek Another Term as Russia’s President

A photograph released by Russian state media showed President Vladimir V. Putin speaking in Moscow on Friday during a medal ceremony for military personnel.

Iran Looks to Houthi Proxies to Escalate Fight With Israel

Houthi fighters who have volunteered to fight in Gaza against Israel during a parade this month in Sana, Yemen.

World’s Stinkiest Cheese Hits Supermarket Shelves in Britain

Highland Fine Cheeses in Scotland bills the Minger as the most putrid-smelling cheese on earth.

Thomas Mayo on What Comes After Australia Rejected the Voice

Thomas Mayo, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leader, spent more than a year campaigning for an aboriginal voice to be added to the Australian constitution.

The Year in ‘Sensitive Content’

‘On the brink of full-blown collapse’: Fuel and aid are scarce as relief efforts falter in southern Gaza.

Displaced Palestinians in Al-Mawasi, in the southern Gaza Strip.

White House Disavows U.S. Islamic Group After Leader’s Oct. 7 Remarks

Nihad Awad, the national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, in 2021. He said his remarks in a recent speech were being misconstrued.

Friday Briefing

Palestinians strike the concrete of a destroyed building while looking for survivors following Israeli airstrikes in Khan Younis.