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Middle East Crisis: Live Updates: Muted Reactions to Israeli Strikes on Iran Hint at De-Escalation

Iranians at an anti-Israel rally after Friday prayers in Tehran on Friday.

Worried About Trump’s Support for Ukraine, Eastern Europe Tries Outreach

Former President Donald J. Trump at the CPAC Convention in February. European leaders are seeking to plan for a possible second Trump presidency.

Ukrainians Wait, Nervously, to See if U.S. Will Provide Critical Aid

Soldiers of Ukraine’s 32nd Mechanized Brigade in the Kharkiv region this month.

Turkey Earthquake Trial Opens Amid Anger and Tears

A new trial aims to seek accountability for the deadly collapse of Renaissance Residence, near the Turkish city of Antakya, during an earthquake last year.

Forbidden to Watch Films as a Child, He Now Directs Somalia’s Top Shows

Abshir Rageh, in red shirt and cap, on the set of a TV drama he’s filming in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Why India’s Opposition Can’t Get It Together

An Indian National Congress rally in Mandya, India, on Wednesday. The party governed India for decades, but those days are long gone.

Modi’s Power Keeps Growing, and India Looks Sure to Give Him More

To Narendra Modi’s legions of supporters, he is a magnetic figure and a powerful orator, with an image as a tireless, incorruptible worker for India.

Miscalculation Led to Escalation in Clash Between Israel and Iran

The Iranian Embassy complex in Damascus, Syria, a day after an airstrike by Israel.

U.S. Restarts Deportation Flights to Haiti

Cars burned in gang violence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, last month.

Rainstorms Kill More Than 130 in Afghanistan and Pakistan

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, the area of Pakistan that appeared to be hardest hit by the rainfall, on Tuesday.

Germany Arrests 2 Men Suspected of Spying for Russia

Outside a court in Karlsruhe, Germany, on Thursday. Federal prosecutors based in the city said one of the men had considered a U.S. military base as one of several potential targets.

Dubai’s Extraordinary Flooding: Here’s What to Know

Abandoned vehicles in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday.

3 Reasons This Country Is a Top ISIS Recruiting Ground

People gathered outside Crocus City Hall outside Moscow after the terrorist attack there last month. Russia charged four migrant laborers from Tajikistan with the assault.

Takeaways From a Trove of ByteDance Records

The ByteDance offices in Shanghai last year.

Scotland Made Big Climate Pledges. Now They’re ‘Out of Reach.’

In 2021, Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, called the country’s climate targets “amongst the toughest” in the world.

How France Is Fighting ‘Shrinkflation’

At a Carrefour supermarket in Paris, orange signs indicate snacks that have been downsized.

Chinese Export Surge Clouds U.S. Hopes of a Domestic Solar Boom

A surge of cheap solar panels from China is posing problems for American manufacturers and the Biden administration’s plans to jumpstart U.S. manufacturing.

Why Don’t More People Resent Manchester City?

The five trophies won by Manchester City in 2023. Don’t worry, they have more in the back.

Iran-Israel Shadow War Timeline: A History of Recent Hostilities

Mourners in Tehran carried the coffin of Brig. Gen. Sayyed Razi Mousavi, a senior adviser to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps who was killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria in 2023.

Drones Believed to Have Been Used in Iran Attack Are a Common Israeli Weapon

This satellite image from Planet Labs PBC shows damage on the roof of an Iranian military workshop, center, after a drone attack in Isfahan, Iran, Feb. 2, 2023.

Israel’s Strike Was Smaller Than Expected, and So Was Iran’s Reaction

A mural of missiles in Tehran celebrating Iran’s attack against Israel on Wednesday.

What We Know About Israel’s Strike in Iran

A poster depicting missiles in Tehran on Thursday.

Isfahan Is Home to Iranian Missile and Nuclear Facilities

Visitors at the Si-o-Se Pol bridge in Isfahan last year.

The Magnetic Heart of the Milky Way

Reaction to Israel’s Strike in Iran Plays Down Significance

Iranian state media showing what it said was a live picture of Isfahan early on Friday.

What I Learned From an Act of Violence in Sydney That Hit Too Close to Home

A makeshift memorial to victims of the stabbing attack in a Sydney shopping mall.

Friday Briefing

Iranian soldiers marched in front of the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (C) during the annual Army Day celebration on Tuesday.

Apple Says It Was Ordered to Pull WhatsApp From China App Store

A recently-opened Apple Store in Shanghai’s Jing’an district in March. Apple said it removed WhatsApp and Threads, which are owned by Meta, from its app store in China.

U.S. and Allies Penalize Iran for Striking Israel, and Try to Avert War

Iranian medium-range missiles during the annual Army Day celebration at a military base in Tehran on Wednesday. The United States imposed sanctions on Iranian armed forces and weapon makers.

U.S. Vetoes Palestinian Bid to Be Full U.N. Member State

The United Nations Security Council met in New York on Thursday to address issues in the Middle East, including the Palestinian bid for statehood.

Friday Briefing: India’s Election Begins

These Indian polling officials took a boat to a remote polling location.

C.I.A. Director Blames Hamas for Stalled Cease-Fire Talks

A rally in Jerusalem this month calling for the release of hostages held by Hamas.

Nicola Sturgeon’s Husband Charged in Embezzlement Case in Scotland

Peter Murrell became the Scottish National Party’s chief executive in 1999 and married Nicola Sturgeon, who went on to become its leader, in 2010.

South Africa’s 2024 National Election: What to Know

Satellite Data Reveals Sinking Risk for China’s Cities

Sidewalk construction in Tianjin. Last year thousands of residents were evacuated from apartments in the city after nearby streets split apart.

Land Under B.L.M. Management to Get New Protections

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland in 2021. She said the new rule announced on Thursday “helps restore balance to our public lands.”

Scotland Pauses Gender Medications for Minors

The Sandyford Central Gender Services clinic in Glasgow, Scotland.

Amsterdam’s Latest Effort to Fight Excessive Tourism: No New Hotels

A hotel in Amsterdam’s red-light district, where the city has tried to limit crowds.

Chinese Exports Are Threatening Biden’s Industrial Agenda

“I’m not looking for a fight with China,” President Biden said during a visit to the United Steelworkers Union in Pittsburgh on Wednesday. “I’m looking for competition — and fair competition.”

How Israel’s Conflicts Could Escalate

Iranians on Monday expressing support for their government’s missile and drone attack on Israel over the weekend.

Prince Harry Now Officially Resident in U.S., Documents Show

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, were in Florida on Friday. The online filing dated his U.S. residency to June 2023.

Qatar Says It Is Reviewing Its Mediator Role as Israel-Hamas Talks Stall

The Qatari prime minister, right, with the foreign minister of Turkey, at a news conference in Doha, Qatar, this week.

Millions of Girls in Africa Will Miss HPV Shots After Merck Production Problem

On the way to class in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The delayed vaccines means that girls in countries such as Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Mozambique who are now 14 will no longer be eligible for vaccination when these campaigns finally start.

Croatia’s Election Result Makes a Far-Right Party a Possible Kingmaker

The inconclusive outcome of the parliamentary vote on Wednesday signaled a new era of messy political uncertainty in the Balkan nation

After Months of Cocaine Washing Ashore, Australian Police Make an Arrest

W.H.O. Broadens Definition of Airborne Diseases

Drought Pushes Millions Into ‘Acute Hunger’ in Southern Africa

A farmer in Zimbabwe last month. Several countries have declared national emergencies.

A Japanese Village Wants Tourists to Come for Heat, Soot and Steel

An ISIS Terror Group Draws Half Its Recruits From Tiny Tajikistan

Muyasser Zargarova, the mother of one of the Tajik suspects in the terrorist attack outside Moscow, said her son had never exhibited signs of extremism.

The E.U. says it will impose new sanctions on Iran’s drone and missile programs.

Charles Michel, president of the European Council, at an E.U. summit in Brussels on Thursday.

Thursday Briefing

Members of the Israeli military showing the remnants of an Iranian ballistic missile that fell on Israel over the weekend.

Björn Höcke of the AfD Goes on Trial in Germany

Björn Höcke heads the far-right Alternative for Germany party in the state of Thuringia.

How A.I. Tools Could Change India’s Elections

Dubai Flooding Photos and Video: Heavy Rains in UAE and Oman Kill at Least 19

Sheikh Zayed Road highway in Dubai, United Arab Emirates was flooded and shut down following the heaviest rain recorded in the country.

Thursday Briefing: Israel Seems Poised to Retaliate

The top diplomats from Germany and Britain met with the Israeli president, Isaac Herzog (middle), in Jerusalem yesterday.

Netanyahu Says Israel Will Make Its Own Decisions in Response to Iran’s Attack

Members of the Israeli military showing the remnants of an Iranian ballistic missile that fell on Israel over the weekend.

U.S. Reimposes Oil Sanctions on Venezuela as Hopes Dim for Free Election

President Nicolás Maduro after signing up as a candidate for Venezuela’s presidential elections.

How London Became a ‘Hot Spot’ for Threats Against Iranian Journalists

Mount Ruang Volcano Erupts in Indonesia, Forcing Hundreds to Evacuate

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