Beyond Borders

Delving into International Top Stories, Headlines, and Features

U.S. Military Faces Reality in Gaza as Aid Project Struggles

Palestinians carrying boxes of aid after trucks loaded with supplies from the U.S.-built pier arrived in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip last week.

Israel Expands Rafah Offensive Amid International Pressure Over Gaza War

A deserted camp for displaced Palestinians on the border with Egypt in Rafah, southern Gaza, on Wednesday.

In a City of Ancient Jewish Mysticism, Israelis Arm for a Fight

Advancing Russian Troops Threaten to Reverse Some of Ukraine’s Hard-Won Gains

Destroyed artillery on a road near the town of Vovchansk, in the northeastern Kharkiv region of Ukraine, this week.

Biden Honors Kenya as the East African Nation Prepares to Send Forces to Haiti

President Biden welcomed President William Ruto of Kenya to the White House on Wednesday and will host him for a state dinner on Thursday.

Restaurant Collapse Kills at Least 4 and Injures More Than 20 in Majorca

Emergency responders looked through the building collapse in Majorca on Thursday.

Far-Right E.U. Lawmakers Remove Germany’s AfD Party Before Elections

A group of far-right lawmakers said it excluded the Alternative for Germany party because of comments by Maximilian Krah, the party’s lead candidate for the European Parliament.

Sunak Says Rwanda Deportation Flights Won’t Take Off Before U.K. Election

Demonstrators outside 10 Downing Street this month during an antiracism rally denouncing the British government’s Rwanda bill.

Sports Betting Company Drops Boris Johnson From Soccer Ad

Boris Johnson, Britain’s former prime minister, last year. Mr. Johnson was tapped to star in an ad campaign for a sports betting company.

Stage Collapses at Campaign Rally in Mexico, Killing at Least 9

Emergency workers responding after a stage collapsed during a campaign event in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico, on Wednesday.

China Launches Military Drills Around Taiwan as ‘Punishment’

As Slovakia’s Prime Minister Recovers, Its Politics Remain Divisive

People placed flowers last week in front of the hospital in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, where Prime Minister Robert Fico is being treated.

Russia Detains Another Defense Official, in New Sign of Putin Shake-Up

A photograph of General Shamarin, released by the Russian Defense Ministry.

Foreign Interventions in Haiti: A Brief History

Kenyan police officers, seen here in Nairobi, are soon heading to Haiti to help restore order.

Friday Briefing: Aid Trickles Through Gaza Pier

Palestinians stormed trucks carrying humanitarian aid last week.

CIA Director Burns to Try Reviving Cease-Fire and Hostage Negotiations in Europe

William J. Burns, the C.I.A. director, in March. He plans to travel to Europe for talks with his Israeli counterpart to try to revive cease-fire talks.

As Israel’s Hard Line Stokes Anger Abroad, Netanyahu May Get Benefits at Home

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel arriving for a party meeting in Jerusalem on Monday.

Israeli forces raided a major hospital in northern Gaza, forcing patients and staff to evacuate.

Damage to the facade of Al Awda Hospital in March, in a frame from a video by the World Health Organization.

What to Know About the UK General Election on July 4

Nigel Farage to Skip U.K. Election So He Can Focus on Helping Trump

Nigel Farage speaking at a conference of conservative America in National Harbor, Maryland, in February.

Iran Buries President Raisi in His Hometown

A funeral ceremony in Tehran on Wednesday for President Ebrahim Raisi and the others who died in a helicopter crash last weekend.

Fate of Retired Research Chimps Still in Limbo

Carlee, a chimpanzee living in Chimp Haven, a 200-acre sanctuary in Louisiana that serves as the designated retirement home for federally owned chimps.

Here’s What to Know About Canada’s Wildfire Season

Fire has reduced some fields in northern Alberta to stubble. After a record wildfire season last year, officials are preparing for blazes again.

British Archaeologists Search for American Pilot Missing Since World War II

A group of archaeologists is leading an excavation effort in Suffolk, a county in eastern England, searching for the remains of an American pilot still listed as missing in action after his B-17 crashed in 1944.

Thursday Briefing

Fazul Rahman in Kandahar, Afghanistan, last year.

Is Modi Worried? India’s Long-Deflated Opposition Finds Some Momentum.

Mallikarjun Kharge, center right, the president of Indian National Congress, the main opposition party, and his coalition partner, Uddhav Thackeray, the leader of the Shiv Sena party.

Can European Recognition Bring Palestinian Statehood Any Closer?

An Israeli tank along the border with northern Gaza in January. The resurgence of Hamas militants in the area has cast doubt on Israel’s goal of eliminating the group as a military threat.

Macron Arrives in New Caledonia, French Territory on Brink of Civil War

Police forces pushed back rioters near a shopping center in Dumbéa Sur Mer, New Caledonia, on Wednesday.

Biden Officials Debate Letting Ukraine Shoot U.S. Weapons Into Russia

The aftermath of what Russia said was a Ukrainian attack on Belgorod, Russia, earlier this month.

Spain, Norway and Ireland Recognize Palestinian State, Further Isolating Israel

A makeshift Palestinian shop next to buildings destroyed in an Israeli strike, in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

Thursday Briefing: How ‘America’s Monster’ Operated in Afghanistan

Fazul Rahman in Kandahar City last year.

The War Is Shifting Europe’s Politics Away From Israel

Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, left, being applauded by members of Parliament in Madrid last week after announcing that Spain would recognize Palestine as a state.

New Video Shows Hamas Fighters Taking Israeli Soldiers Hostage

Why the ICC Prosecutor Went Public With Arrest Warrants for Hamas and Israeli Leaders

Karim Khan, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor, has been both praised and lambasted by world leaders for his decision to seek warrants this week.

Holocaust Death Toll on English Channel Island Is Raised by Hundreds

A panel of historians examining the Nazi occupation of the island of Alderney during World War II settled on a range of deaths that surpassed a previous estimate. It also documented the lack of prosecution after the war.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Announces UK General Election for July 4

Recognizing a Palestinian State: What to Know

A pro-Palestinian demonstration in front of the Parliament building in Oslo on Sunday.

Dominican President Abinader Wins Re-election in a Landslide

The Dominican Republic’s president, Luis Abinader, after voting in Santo Domingo on Sunday.

Belgium’s 2024 Election: What to Know

Leaflets for the Belgian far-right party Chez Nous are distributed in the campaign for local elections.

Israel Responds to Move to Recognize a Palestinian State by Withholding Funds

The Israeli finance minister, Bezalel Smotrich, left, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said that Israel will no longer send tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority.

What Turbulence Did to Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321

Ireland’s Palestinian State Recognition Nods to Its Own History

Simon Harris, Ireland’s prime minister, center, spoke alongside Eamon Ryan, left, the environment minister, and Micheál Martin, the foreign minister, after Ireland recognized the state of Palestine in Dublin on Wednesday.

Kenyan President’s State Visit: An Antidote to U.S. Troubles in Africa?

President William Ruto of Kenya in an interview with The New York Times on Sunday, before his state visit this week to the United States.

America’s Monster

The New York Times documented the disappearances of more than 300 Afghans under the reign of a top police official during the war. The actual toll is likely far higher.

Investigating a Monster: What We Found and How We Did It

Gen. Abdul Raziq at his home in Kandahar City in 2015, shadowed by one of his many bodyguards.

Why Norway’s Recognition of a Palestinian State Carries Significance

Prime Minister Yitzahk Rabin of Israel, President Bill Clinton and Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, at the signing of the Oslo Accords in Washington in 1993. Norway hosted the clandestine meetings that led to the signing that year.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Leads Funeral Prayers for President

A funeral ceremony in Tehran on Wednesday for President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran and Hossein Amir Abdollahian, the country’s foreign minister, both of whom were killed in a helicopter crash over the weekend.

U.K. Inflation Falls to 2.3%, Lowest in 3 Years

Shoppers on Oxford Street in London.

France’s Macron to Visit New Caledonia After Deadly Protests

President Emmanuel Macron of France boarding a plane to New Caledonia, on Tuesday.

Wednesday Briefing

“I would like to believe that there will be a victory for Ukraine,” President Volodymyr Zelensky told The Times.

Under Relentless Russian Assault, Ukraine Adopts a Defensive Crouch

Ukrainian Police evacuate an elderly resident from the town of Kozacha Lopan on the Russian border in the northern Kharkiv region.

Iran’s Use of Axis of Resistance Likely to Persist After Crash

A billboard in Tehran with a picture of President Ebrahim Raisi, the president of Iran who died in a helicopter crash.

In One Image: The Moment the Fighting Got Too Close

Vietnam Names Security Chief Lam as President

Gen. To Lam being sworn in as the new president of Vietnam at the National Assembly in Hanoi on Wednesday.

No Gaza Aid Delivered Through U.S.-Built Pier Has Been Distributed, Pentagon Says

People intercept a truck with humanitarian aid coming from a U.S.-built temporary pier.

Security Warnings for Pride Month Events: What to Know

The Austrian authorities foiled a plot to attack the L.G.B.T.Q. Pride parade in Vienna last June, arresting three men accused of being Islamic State sympathizers.

Wednesday Briefing: Zelensky Speaks to The Times

“I would like to believe that there will be a victory for Ukraine,” President Volodymyr Zelensky told The Times.

U.K. Man Charged With Aiding Hong Kong’s Intelligence Service Is Found Dead

Matthew Trickett was found dead on Sunday in Grenfell Park in Maidenhead, England.

Russia Starts Tactical Nuclear Drills, in a Warning to Ukraine’s Allies

The Russian Defense Ministry in Moscow in May. The ministry said it carried out exercises near Ukraine for using tactical nuclear weapons.

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