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Ukraine Carries Out Wide Anticorruption Raids Ahead of Visit From E.U. Leaders


Pakistan Grapples with Terrorist Attack That Left 101 Dead

The bombing of a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, knocked the city back in time, to an era where terrorist attacks were more prevalent.


Pope Francis, in Africa, Urges an End to Congo’s Cycle of Violence

Pope Francis greeting crowds at an airfield in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Wednesday. He was met by about a million people, a turnout not seen in years.


Russia Floods Ukrainian City of Bakhmut With Troops

A resident on the eastern side of Bakhmut, Ukraine, receiving food from a Ukrainian soldier in January.


India’s Right Wing Tried to Scuttle the Film ‘Pathaan.’ Fans Helped It Set Records.

A poster for the Bollywood movie “Pathaan," at a cinema hall in Prayagraj, India, in January.


Why Iran’s Missile Program Alarms Its Regional Rivals

A Ghadr-H missile, center, a solid-fuel surface-to-surface Sejjil missile and a portrait of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on display in Tehran in 2017.


As China’s Covid Tsunami Recedes, Relief, Grief and Anxiety Follow

A closed PCR testing booth sits idle in Shanghai. China’s Covid cases fell dramatically and case numbers peaked in December, according to Chinese public health officials.


Netanyahu Juggles Competing Goals Over Palestinian Attacks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arriving at a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday.


Pope Francis Visits Congo: What to Know

Internally displaced Congolese carry charcoal from the forest at the foot of Nyiragongo Volcano in Virunga National Park to the market in Kibati, this month.


Radioactive Capsule Is Found in Australia After 6-Day Search

Searching for a radioactive capsule that had vanished in the Australian outback.


Asia Is Loosening Rules on Masks. Here’s Why People Still Wear Them.

A bookstore in Seoul on Monday, after South Korea lifted its indoor mask mandate as Covid cases dwindle.


Support for Tunisian President Slipping After Parliament Vote

Farouk Bouasker, president of the Tunisian electoral authority, announced some turnout results on Sunday for the second round of the parliamentary elections the capital, Tunis.


Sri Lanka Is Calm Again. That Doesn’t Mean Things Are Any Better.

Economic data paints a picture of starkly diminished lives in Sri Lanka, with inflation at nearly 60 percent.


France’s Pension Plan Strikes, Explained

Protesters in Nantes, France, during a nationwide strike in late January to voice their anger over proposed changes to the pension system.


Your Thursday Briefing: Rising Militancy in Pakistan

The bombing of a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, knocked the city back in time, to an era where terrorist attacks were more prevalent.


A Couple Danced in Tehran’s Streets. Now They Are in Prison.

Images from a video posted on social media showing Astiyazh Haghighi and Amir Mohammad Ahmadi dancing in front of Tehran’s Azadi Tower.


Russian Troop Buildup Signals Big New Assault, Ukraine Says

Ukrainian forces training in the Zaporizhzhia region on Monday.


Navalny Says He Is Being Further Isolated in Russian Prison


Memphis’s Scorpion Unit Is the Latest Special Unit to Come Under Fire

The Memphis Police Department’s Scorpion unit in 2021.


Covid Vaccine Makers Kept Prepayments for Canceled Shots for Poor Nations

Nepalese health workers prepared Covid vaccines, obtained through the Covax program, for storage in Kathmandu, Nepal, in 2021.


Green Comet Watching and More February Space and Astronomy Events

The International Space Station will have a busy month, receiving an empty Russian Soyuz capsule and a SpaceX spacecraft with a fresh crew of four astronauts.


Your Wednesday Briefing

A Volkswagen factory in Dresden, Germany. Although there are signs that Europe may avoid a recession, the German economy contracted in the fourth quarter.


Administration Expected to Endorse Limited Drilling in Alaska Project

Environmentalists have criticized the project as counter to President Biden’s climate pledges. Supporters say it would create jobs and support the state financially.


U.S. Charges Four in Connection With the Assassination of Haiti’s President

A portrait of President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti at his memorial service in Port-au-Prince. The charges outlined a sprawling conspiracy to assassinate him.


Air Force Says Proposed Chinese-Owned Mill in North Dakota Is ‘Significant Threat’

The proposed site of the Fufeng mill in Grand Forks, N.D.


U.S. Courts India as Technology Partner to Counter China

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and President Biden said in May that they would begin talks about critical technology.


Your Wednesday Briefing: China Rebounds

Villages across China are returning to normal.


Brexit Turns 3. Why Is No One Wearing a Party Hat?

The International Monetary Fund said this week that Britain would be the world’s only major economy to contract in 2023, performing even worse than blacklisted Russia.


U.S. Says Russia Fails to Comply With Nuclear Arms Treaty

The full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February last year by the Russian military under the command of President Vladimir V. Putin makes any further negotiations over arms control difficult.


In Photos: Pope Francis Visits Africa

Pope Francis arriving on Wednesday for Mass at N’Dolo Airport in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Wagner Group May Have Committed War Crimes in Mali, UN Experts Say

Wagner operatives at the Mopti airport, in central Mali, in February last year.


Iran and Russia Move Toward Linking Their Banking Systems

The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Tehran.


Visiting Congo, Pope Francis Embraces the Poor and Exploited

Francis arriving at N’djili International Airport in Kinshasa on Tuesday. He is the first pope to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1985.


An Underused Covid Treatment

Paxlovid being manufactured in Ascoli, Italy, in 2021.


Russia Sidesteps Western Punishments, With Help From Friends

The port at Vladivostok, Russia. Analysts estimate that Russia’s imports may have already recovered to prewar levels.


Russia’s economic growth suggests Western sanctions are having a limited impact.

Lukoil oil field in the Baltic Sea, Russia. A plan to cap the price of Russian oil exports is not expected to substantially curtail its energy revenue.


Blinken Meets With Palestinian Leader After Surge in Violence

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, left, visited the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, at the Palestinian Authority’s headquarters in Ramallah, part of a whirlwind regional tour coinciding with one of the deadliest months in the West Bank in several years.


The Last Boeing 747 Leaves the Factory

The first Boeing 747 at the plant in Washington State in September 1968.


A Risky Trade in Ukraine Grows Riskier Amid the War


Ukraine Redoubles Its Efforts to Obtain Fighter Jets

A Polish F-16 during a NATO exercise over Lask last year.


IMF Upgrades Global Economic Outlook as Inflation Eases

China is projected to pick up the slack with output accelerating to 5.2 percent in 2023 from 3 percent in 2022.


Ukraine Urges Allies to Speed Up Delivery of Weaponry

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine and Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of Denmark during a visit to the city of Mykolaiv on Monday.


BBC Arabic Radio Airs Final Broadcast After 85 Years

The BBC’s leaders said that the demands of an increasingly digital media landscape preceded their decision to scale down radio services.


Your Tuesday Briefing: A Bombing in Pakistan

A suicide bomber struck Monday inside a mosque in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, killing multiple people and wounding scores of worshippers.


The Double Whammy Making Italy the West’s Fastest-Shrinking Nation

The Elderly and Children Together project in Piacenza, Italy, in December.


Golf Course or Housing? A Patch of Green Divides Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Golf Club, in the Fanling area of the city, in 2018.


NATO’s Chief Hints That South Korea Should Consider Military Aid to Ukraine

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary-general, speaking at the Chey Institute for Advanced Studies in Seoul on Sunday.


Turkey Raises Fresh Objections to Sweden and Finland’s NATO Bids

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking in Ankara this month.


Boris Johnson Claims Putin Threatened to Fire a Missile at Him

Boris Johnson visiting Borodianka, Ukraine, this month.


How the Migrant Surge Is Playing Out Beyond the Southern U.S.

Migrants arriving in New York City by bus from Texas in December.


Suicide Bombing at Pakistan Mosque Kills At Least 87

Rescue workers treated a person wounded in the attack on Monday at a mosque frequented by police officers in Peshawar, Pakistan.


Blinken Meets Netanyahu at Turbulent Moment for Israel

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel arriving for a joint news conference in Jerusalem on Monday.


Baghdad Loses Green Space to Real Estate Boom


Some Wagner Convict Fighters in Ukraine Are Returning to Russia

A poster showing a member of the Russian military near the headquarters of the Wagner private military company in St. Petersburg, Russia.


Gandhi’s Life in Photos, 75 Years After His Assassination

Mohandas K. Gandhi, affectionately called “Bapu,” or father, was killed on Jan. 30, 1948. He is still revered by many, his name a byword for a certain kind of virtue and action.


Your Monday Briefing

Checking the damage after a fire in a village near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank.


‘Squid Game’ Actor Oh Young-soo Goes on Trial on Sex Crime Charges on Feb. 3

Oh Young-soo arriving at a “Squid Game” event in Los Angeles in 2022.


Israel Launched Drone Attack on Iranian Facility, Officials Say

A video capturing what is said to be the moment a drone hit a military factory in Isfahan, Iran.


As Israelis Grieve, Some Palestinians Exult, and Some Fear What’s Next


Your Monday Briefing: The Fallout from a Police Beating

Protesters in Times Square on Friday.


The Hunt for Nazi-Buried Treasure in a Dutch Village

Annet Waalkens, an adviser at the Dutch National Archives in The Hague, with the file that includes the hand-drawn map by a Nazi soldier from the 1940s.