Lack of Plan for Governing Gaza Formed Backdrop to Deadly Convoy Chaos
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 17:01:06 +0000
Israel has no clear plan for governing Gaza. That is a particular problem in the north, where the fighting has ebbed, and where a deadly stampede occurred on Thursday around an aid convoy.
How a ‘Body Farm’ Might Help Tackle Fentanyl Abuse
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 15:26:45 +0000
The U.S. government brought Mexican coroners to America to learn how to detect fatal overdoses, hoping to show that fentanyl kills in Mexico, too.
Migration Through Darien
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 16:14:50 +0000
On Friday, boat companies began operating in Colombia after a five-day pause, allowing migrants to once again make their way through the notorious jungle terrain and continue toward the U.S. border.
Israel Helped Organize Convoy That Ended in Disaster
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 00:01:57 +0000
It was one of four convoys put together by local Palestinian businessmen this week at the behest of Israeli officials, who promised to provide security.
Vaccination Rates Dipped for Years. Now, There’s a Measles Outbreak in Britain.
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 15:52:22 +0000
After a national incident was declared in January, officials have been scrambling to address problematically low levels of immunization.
Kamala Harris to Meet With Top Israeli Official as Cease-Fire Talks Continue
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 21:47:11 +0000
The vice president expects to discuss the urgency of a hostage deal and getting food and supplies to Palestinian civilians with a member of Netanyahu’s war cabinet.
Blasphemy Is a Crime in Pakistan. Mobs Are Delivering the Verdicts.
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 09:46:23 +0000
Being convicted of the charge can bring a death sentence in the country. But simply being accused of disrespect toward Islam can also be enough to get a person killed.
King Harald V of Norway Receives Temporary Pacemaker in Malaysia
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 15:47:09 +0000
Implanted after the monarch, 87, contracted an infection, the device is intended to aid in transporting him back to Norway, his royal house said.
South Korea Is Desperate for Foreign Workers
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 05:01:23 +0000
Though a shrinking population makes imported labor vital, migrant workers routinely face predatory employers, inhumane conditions and other abuse.
Navalny Funeral Image Reveals Textures of Faith and State in Russia
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 01:26:11 +0000
The opposition leader Aleksei Navalny called himself “a typical post-Soviet believer” of Russian Orthodox faith. But the institution of the church bound itself closely to President Vladimir V. Putin.
Thousands Turn Out for Navalny’s Funeral in Moscow
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 22:41:23 +0000
The police presence appeared heavy for the service. Some attendees shouted, “No to war” and “Russia will be free” as they marched to the cemetery where the opposition leader was to be buried.
Pre-Wedding Ceremony for an Indian Billionaire’s Son Draws Big-Name Guests
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 21:36:58 +0000
A three-day pre-wedding ceremony for the son of one of India’s richest men raises the bar for extravagant festivity.
Calls for a Boycott Roil Iran’s Parliamentary Elections
Thu, 29 Feb 2024 20:14:10 +0000
Voters enraged by a violent crackdown on protesters and disaffected by the failure of elections to yield substantive changes are vowing to make a statement by staying home during Friday’s elections.
Deaths of Children in Gaza Likely to Rise Amid Aid Snarls, U.N. Warns
Mon, 04 Mar 2024 00:29:10 +0000
Delivering supplies into Gaza, especially the north, has taken on increased urgency as the United Nations has warned that many Gazans are on the edge of famine.
Kamala Harris Calls for ‘Immediate Cease-Fire’
Mon, 04 Mar 2024 01:12:00 +0000
The vice president urged Hamas to agree to a six-week cease-fire proposal currently on the table, and also called on Israel to increase the flow of aid into the enclave.
Monday Briefing: Fears of Anarchy Grow in Gaza
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 20:53:14 +0000
Also, Pakistan’s newly elected prime minister and a bard of China’s rust belt
Inmates Escape After Attacks on 2 Prisons in Haiti’s Capital
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 23:09:28 +0000
The assault on prisons is the latest in a wave of violent episodes in the past few days staged by gangs who have vowed to oust the prime minister.
U.N. Aid Agency Researchers Allege Abuse of Gazans in Israeli Detention
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 16:26:08 +0000
UNRWA, the aid agency for Palestinians, is preparing to publish an investigation based on testimony from more than 100 detainees that accuses Israeli troops of abuse.
The U.N. Says Gaza Is Close to Famine. What Does That Mean?
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 14:07:45 +0000
Several criteria, including acute malnutrition in at least 30 percent of children, go into determining that a famine exists. It is not clear who has the authority to officially declare a famine in Gaza.
Israel Opts Out of Cease-Fire Talks as Hamas Delegation Arrives in Cairo
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 19:05:06 +0000
Israeli officials did not attend after Hamas was said to have refused a request from Israel to provide a list of the hostages who were still alive.
Russian Strike’s Toll Rises to 12 as Zelensky Blames Air Defense Delay
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 20:54:00 +0000
President Volodymyr Zelensky did not refer to the United States, but his words appeared to reflect frustration over a stalled American aid package.
German Police Conduct Raid in Hunt for Red Army Fugitives
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 15:46:32 +0000
Ten people were arrested and later released. The action in Berlin came after one of three wanted members of the militant group was arrested last week.
Pakistan’s New Leader, Shehbaz Sharif, Installed
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 23:31:05 +0000
Parliament’s election of Shehbaz Sharif for a second term follows a month of political turmoil. The new government faces economic troubles and questions of legitimacy.
Kremlin Seeks to Suppress Navalny’s Influence, in Death as in Life
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 12:55:24 +0000
The Russian authorities vilified the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny with a viciousness that suggested he was more influential than Moscow would admit. Little has changed since he died.
The Rubymar Carried Fertilizer That Threatens Red Sea, U.S. Says
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 20:06:42 +0000
The U.S. Central Command said the 21,000 metric tons of ammonium phosphate sulfate fertilizer presented “an environmental risk,” while the vessel posed an “impact risk.”
Israeli Strike Near Rafah Hospital Kills at Least 11, Gaza Officials Say
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 16:01:39 +0000
Dozens of other displaced Palestinians who had been sheltering nearby were also injured, the officials said.
U.S. Makes First Airdrop of Aid Into Gaza
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 00:59:03 +0000
Three Air Force cargo planes dropped 38,000 ready-to-eat meals in Gaza, but critics called that insufficient. A U.S. official said it was the beginning of a broader campaign.
Why We Can’t Stop Rushing
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 11:26:13 +0000
We know that happiness is to be found in taking our time and being present. How can we slow down?
Brian Mulroney Divided and Reshaped Canada Through Free Trade With the U.S.
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 11:00:02 +0000
The former prime minister, who died this week, brought dramatic changes, good and bad, to the country’s economy with the pact.
Colombia’s Special Word for ‘You’
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 10:02:24 +0000
Two centuries after independence from Spain, many Colombians still use “sumercé,” meaning “your mercy” as an everyday address.
Bohemians: The Irish Team Selling Soccer With a Side of Activism
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 05:01:27 +0000
The Dublin club Bohemians has made support for social causes a crucial part of its identity. Critics say the hipsters have taken over, but the approach has attracted fans around the world.
Many Iranians Boycott Elections, Despite Pleas and Roses
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 01:19:25 +0000
Ordinary Iranians, fed up with a faltering economy and the government’s oppressive rules and violent crackdowns on peaceful protests, heeded calls to stay home.
News Leaders Around the World Pledge Support for Journalists in Gaza
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 00:47:28 +0000
Leaders from The Associated Press, Reuters and others called for the safety of the Palestinian media workers doing the on-the-ground reporting.
Biden Unites With Italy’s Prime Minister to Champion Ukraine
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 00:28:13 +0000
In a visit to the White House by Italy’s far-right prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, the president declared that “we have each other’s backs” and “we also have Ukraine’s back.”
Witnesses to Deaths Near Gaza Aid Convoy Describe Shooting and Panic
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 22:27:29 +0000
“I saw people falling to the ground after being shot,” said one witness, “and others simply took the food items that were with them and continued running for their lives.”
For Navalny’s Followers, a ‘Surge of Inspiration’ at a Sad Event
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 21:59:48 +0000
Although the funeral of Aleksei Navalny seemed to underline Vladimir Putin’s dominance of Russia, it was also a day when pent-up dissent, and optimism, re-emerged, if only briefly.
Photos From the Funeral of Aleksei Navalny
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 21:46:42 +0000
In a striking display of dissent, thousands gathered in Moscow to bid farewell to the Russian opposition leader on Friday.
Nuclear Power Bill Passed by House, Support Grows in Congress
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 23:11:00 +0000
Measures moving through Congress to encourage new reactors are receiving broad bipartisan support, as lawmakers embrace a once-contentious technology.
Biden Says U.S. Will Begin Aid Airdrops in Gaza
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 02:45:24 +0000
The president said that the United States would work with Jordan and other allies to deliver aid by air and that supplies could eventually be delivered by sea.
International Condemnations of Killings Near Gaza Aid Convoy Multiply
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 18:58:58 +0000
The British foreign secretary and the governments of India, South Africa and Brazil were among those denouncing the melee surrounding an aid convoy in northern Gaza that left scores of Palestinians dead.
When the Stands Speak, the Premier League Should Listen
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 03:57:12 +0000
A few decisions against a handful of teams do not make the Premier League corrupt. But that doesn’t mean the fans’ grievances aren’t valid.
Alderney Is a Small Island With a Dark History
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 03:00:22 +0000
It’s 10 miles from France, but Alderney feels like a windswept remote haven. During World War II, Nazi atrocities happened on its soil.
New E.P.A. Rules Aim to Minimize Damage From Chemical Facilities
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 14:29:24 +0000
The rules require facilities to explicitly address threats such as wildfires or flooding, including those linked to climate change.
Kenya Signs Deal With Haiti to Send 1,000 Police to Caribbean
Sun, 03 Mar 2024 19:27:19 +0000
The two countries are pushing ahead with the plan despite criticism from Kenyan rights groups and opposition from a Kenyan court.
Gaza Aid Dropped Significantly in February
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 12:25:05 +0000
The deaths of dozens of people amid a rush for aid trucks in Gaza City showed the degree of hunger in the territory.
How Germany’s Most Wanted Criminal Hid in Plain Sight
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 12:47:13 +0000
Daniela Klette, a militant from the Red Army Faction, was on the run for decades. Yet with publicly available digital recognition tools, German police could probably have found her much sooner.
Claudia Sheinbaum Is Turning Mexico’s Presidential Election Into a Blowout
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 23:17:54 +0000
Claudia Sheinbaum, a protégée of Mexico’s current president, holds a commanding lead in the polls. But to many in Mexico, she is still an enigma.
Why More American Weapons Will Soon Be Made Outside America
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:03:05 +0000
With the wars in Ukraine and Gaza straining U.S. arsenals, Washington is seeking to expand production with global partners like Australia.
Murder and Magic Realism: A Rising Literary Star Mines China’s Rust Belt
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:02:15 +0000
In gritty tales from China’s northeast, Shuang Xuetao chronicles a traumatic chapter of Chinese history with fresh resonance today: the mass layoffs that afflicted the region in the 1990s.
He Wants Oil Money Off Campus. She’s Funded by Exxon. They’re Friends.
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 00:39:54 +0000
The two friends, both climate researchers, recently spent hours confronting the choices that will shape their careers, and the world. Their ideas are very different.
Celebrating Classic Australian Picture Books
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 09:28:20 +0000
Stories about distinctive wildlife, Aboriginal mythology and idyllic Australian childhoods.
Cease-Fire Demand Grows Amid Questions Around Gaza Aid Convoy Deaths
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 20:42:59 +0000
The Israeli military and Gazan officials have offered diverging accounts of one of the deadliest known disasters involving civilians in the nearly five-month war.
Friday Briefing
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 05:24:19 +0000
Gazans are killed near an aid convoy.
White Island Volcano Victims Awarded Compensation
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:27:12 +0000
Dozens of tourists and guides were killed or injured when a volcanic island erupted in 2019. The disaster was ruled to be a violation of New Zealand’s workplace safety rules.
‘This Is For Gaza’: George Galloway, Leftist Firebrand, Wins Rochdale By-Election
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 05:02:48 +0000
As the Mideast conflict reverberates through British politics, the politician with a history of inflammatory statements about Israel won a special election in northern England.
Bangladesh Fire Kills at Least 44 in Shopping Mall
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 07:27:22 +0000
Officials said the multistory fire broke out just before 10 p.m. on Thursday. The blaze left dozens injured, many in critical condition.
As Palestinians Crowd an Aid Convoy, Israeli Gunshots and a Deadly Toll
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 14:36:31 +0000
Palestinian and Israeli officials offered differing accounts of a deadly scene in northern Gaza, in which local health officials said more than 100 people were killed.
Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister Who Led Canada Into NAFTA, Dies at 84
Sat, 02 Mar 2024 06:43:57 +0000
He signed the historic free trade agreement with the United States and Mexico but was shadowed by scandal.