Global Dispatch

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Middle East Crisis: Israeli Strikes, One on a School Building Turned Shelter, Kill More Than 20

Israel in Talks Over Withdrawing From Egypt-Gaza Border, Officials Say

A view of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, seen from the Egyptian side of the border, this month.

The Poet Who Commands a Rebel Army

Ko Maung Saungkha, center, a poet who is a rebel commander in Myanmar, on the first day of training for new recruits in Karen State, in May.

Masoud Pezeshkian Promises Change in Iran. Can He Deliver?

Masoud Pezeshkian at a rally in Tehran on the last day of campaigning before the election. He ended up winning in an upset.

Dysfunction Sidelines Ukraine’s Parliament as Governing Force

Independence Square in Kyiv. Ukraine’s Constitution assigns more power to the Parliament than the presidency. But the balance in wartime has been different.

Rare Attack in Oman on Shiite Worshipers Leaves 6 People Dead

A screen grab from a video posted on social media purporting to show people fleeing the scene of a shooting near a mosque in Oman’s capital, Muscat.

Bangladesh Deploys Border Force to Try to Quell Student Protests

The student wing of the ruling party, Bangladesh Awami League, fighting with students protesting job quotas in the Dhaka College area in Bangladesh on Tuesday.

Pushing Quick End to Ukraine War, Orban Plays Trump’s Messenger to E.U.

Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary on Thursday at Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in a photograph released by Mr. Orban’s office.

Taiwan’s Blunt-Talking Leader Faces China’s Backlash

President Lai Ching-te of Taiwan has used direct language to reject China’s claim to the island. “According to international law, we are already a sovereign and independent country,” he told Time magazine.

Masha Gessen Sentenced in Absentia by Russian Court to 8 Years in Prison

Masha Gessen, shown in Germany last December, was found guilty of spreading “false information” about the Russian military by a court in Moscow.

Vaughan Gething, First Minister of Wales, Resigns

Vaughan Gething in Cardiff in March, when he became the first Black person to lead a national government in Europe.

North Korean Diplomat Defects to the South, Talks of Execution

A file image of Ri Il-kyu, a senior North Korean diplomat who defected to the South last November, was aired on a news program in the South on Tuesday.

Heavy Downpours and Flooding Kill Dozens Across South Asia

Flooding in Assam, India, earlier this month.

Gareth Southgate Resigns as England Coach

Gareth Southgate coached England to the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup and the finals of two straight European Championships.

Trump Says Taiwan Should Pay for U.S. Defense

Former President Donald Trump backstage before entering the Convention Hall on the first day of the RNC Convention in Milwaukee on Monday.

Heat Wave in Ukraine Further Strains Its Electricity Grid

Generators powering a row of shops in the Podil neighborhood of Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, on Tuesday.

How France Blocked the Far Right

Posters showing candidates for France’s second round legislative elections outside the City Hall in Saintes last week.

Traces of Cyanide Found in Bangkok Hotel Room Where Six Died

A news conference Wednesday at a Bangkok police station about the six bodies found in a downtown hotel room.

Flash Flooding in Toronto Leads to Rescues and Power Outages

Cars are partially submerged in flood waters in the Don Valley following heavy rain in Toronto on Tuesday.

Wednesday Briefing

The Democratic Party is still deeply divided about President Biden’s electoral prospects.

Russian Orthodox Church Wages a ‘Holy War’ Against Satanism, and the West

A Sunday mass at the church in Rautel, Moldova. The community has been divided by differences over the Russian Orthodox Church.

A Guide to the King’s Speech: Crown Jewels, Black Rod and a Mace

In 2022, then-Prince Charles read the Queen’s Speech, filling in for Queen Elizabeth II, who missed the ceremony.

Israeli Strikes Kill Over 20 and Hit Another U.N. Building in Gaza

A U.N. school now used as a shelter in Nuseirat refugee camp in Gaza after an Israeli strike on Tuesday.

Vineyard Wind Turbine Breaks a Blade, Sending Pieces Ashore on Nantucket

Workers moved turbine blades for the Vineyard Wind offshore facility at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal in Massachusetts last year.

Wednesday Briefing: A Turbulent Moment in U.S. Politics

President Biden has said repeatedly that he is not leaving the race.

Former Syrian Official in Charge of Notorious Prison Is Arrested in Los Angeles

Adra prison on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria, in 2010. Former prisoners describe being starved, beaten, tortured and raped at the complex.

U.S. Detected Potential Iranian Plot to Kill Trump Separate From Saturday’s Shooting

Mr. Trump ordered a strike in 2020 that killed Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, the Iranian security and intelligence commander responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American troops in Iraq over the years.

Fact-Checking the Republican National Convention on Energy Claims

Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee speaking at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee on Monday.

Six People Found Dead in Bangkok Hotel Under Mysterious Circumstances

The police were blocking members of the media from entering the Grand Hyatt Erawan in central Bangkok, where three men and three women were found dead on Tuesday.

I.M.F. Sees Signs of Cooling in U.S. Economy

A line for a South Florida job fair. “The United States shows increasing signs of cooling, especially in the labor market, after a strong 2023,” wrote Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, the I.M.F.’s chief economist.

J.D. Vance’s Chance

Senator J.D. Vance and his wife, Usha, at the convention last night.

Surge in Violence by West Bank Settlers Draws Ire of Israel’s Allies

Inspecting damage at a construction material depot after a reported overnight attack by Israeli settlers, near the village of Bazariya in the West Bank on Friday.

What Trump 2.0 Could Mean for the Environment

Former president Trump has promised to repeal federal regulations designed to cut greenhouse gases.

NASA Sends a Missy Elliott Song to Space

Missy Elliott performing at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles last year.

J.D. Vance’s Opposition to U.S. Support for Ukraine: In His Own Words

J.D. Vance has been one of Congress’s most vocal opponents of U.S. aid for Ukraine.

Tuesday Briefing: Donald Trump’s Running Mate

J.D. Vance, once a critic of Donald Trump, is now his running mate.

South Korea Bans Everything Bagel Seasoning

J.D. Vance Is an Oil Booster and Doubter of Human-Caused Climate Change

Mr. Vance has accused the Biden administration of “wanton harassment of fossil fuel companies.”

Kenyan Police Arrest Suspected Serial Killer of 42 Women

Rescuers carry sacks with human remains after being removed from a quarry in Mukuru Kwa Njenga area in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday.

Gambia Votes to Keep Ban on Female Genital Cutting, in Dramatic Reversal

Gambian National Assembly members voted to continue the ban on female genital mutilation on Monday.

Spanish Police Find Body Where British Teenager Jay Slater Disappeared

The Masca ravine on Tenerife, where Jay Slater went missing in June.

Pakistan Says It Will Ban Party of Jailed Former Leader Imran Khan

Supporters of Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, celebrating after a court verdict overturned his illegal marriage conviction, in the capital, Islamabad, on Saturday.

Ukraine Battles to Contain Russian Advances Across the Front

A soldier from an artillery unit of Ukraine’s 95th Separate Air Assault Brigade preparing to fire at Russian troops trying to capture the city of Toretsk, in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, on Saturday.

China Will Host Senior Officials of Hamas and Fatah, Longtime Adversaries

Fatah’s delegation will include Mahmoud al-Aloul, left, the deputy chairman of the party. Ismail Haniyeh, the political leader of Hamas, will lead Hamas’s delegation.

Bodies in Suitcases Prompt 2-Day Manhunt and Murder Arrest in U.K.

Investigators at a home in London, where two murder victims had lived.

The R.N.C. Begins

Law enforcement outside the arena that will host the Republican National Convention.

The Book Bag That Binds Japanese Society

Nearly every elementary school student in Japan carries a book bag known as a randoseru, a staple of Japanese childhood for close to 150 years.

What’s Greenest and Cleanest When Nature Calls?

Each Year Flying Ants Emerge Across the U.K. And Yes, They’re Annoying.

Flying ants erupting from the ground to start their nuptial flight, in Kettlestone, England, on Aug. 23, 2016.

Monday Briefing

After shots rang out, Donald Trump was swarmed by Secret Service agents.

They Were Told They Were in a Safe Area. Then Came the Missiles.

Gaza health officials said that more than 90 people were killed in the strike on Saturday and more than 300 injured.

With Rivals Restricted, Kagame Looks Set for Another Term in Rwanda

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda greeting supporters at a campaign rally in the capital, Kigali, on Friday. Mr. Kagame, 66, is widely expected to win a fourth term.

Euro 2024 Final: Spain Beats England to Claim Fourth Title

Spain’s European Championship was its fourth, a record for the competition.

Israel Struck Twice in Its Attack on Al-Mawasi, Videos and Photos Show

Monday Briefing: An Assassination Attempt on Donald Trump

After shots rang out, Donald Trump was swarmed by Secret Service agents.

Israel’s Attempted Assassination of Hamas Leader Followed Surveillance of Deputy

The strike, which the Israeli military says targeted a Hamas leader, took place in an area designated as a humanitarian zone.

Olympic Torch Reaches Paris in Elegant Style

Thierry Henry, left, a soccer legend in France, next to the Olympic torch that he would soon carry through the streets of Paris on Sunday. At right are Tony Estanguet, a top Olympics official, and Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris.

Nepal’s New Prime Minister Is Named After Government Collapses

The veteran politician K.P. Sharma Oli, center, at Parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Friday.

Kate, Princess of Wales, Plans to Attend Wimbledon Final

Catherine, Princess of Wales, presented the winning trophy to Carlos Alcaraz of Spain, who won the men’s singles final on Sunday at the Wimbledon tennis championship.

From Exile in London, a Crime Novelist Works to Transform Russia

Boris Akunin left Russia in 2014 to protest his country’s illegal annexation of Crimea. He has lived in Britain ever since.

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