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Israeli Weapon Damaged Iranian Air Defenses Without Being Detected, Officials Say

Fears Over Iran Buoy Netanyahu at Home. For Now.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, this week.

Myanmar’s Rebels See Possibility of Victory

Resistance soldiers riding in the back of a pickup truck in southern Karenni State, in Myanmar, in January.

Why the War in Myanmar Matters

Fighters from the Karen ethnic group patrol next to an area destroyed by Myanmar’s airstrike in Myawaddy, on the Thai border this month. In recent weeks, Karen fighters captured a trading town.

Do Tanks Have a Place in 21st-Century Warfare?

Abrams tanks, like this one at a training ground in Poland in 2022, have looked vulnerable on the drone-heavy battlefields of Ukraine.

Takeaways From Our Chinese Swimming Investigation

Chinese swimmers celebrating their gold medal in the women’s 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the Tokyo Olympics.

A Bill to Limit Canada’s Trade Negotiators on Farm Goods Edges Nearer to Law

Supply management brings stability, but at a price.

Top Chinese Swimmers Tested Positive for Banned Drug, Then Won Olympic Gold

Zhang Yufei, center, was one of 23 top Chinese swimmers who tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug months before the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The Crookie Delights Paris

The crookie joins a long list of popular fusion bakes, including the brookie, the cronut and the cruffin.

Israel Strikes an Iranian Military Base, but Damage Appears Limited

Iranians at an anti-Israel rally in Tehran after Friday Prayer. An Israeli strike on Iran appeared limited, and the reaction from both Israel and Iran was muted.

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.

U.S. Military to Withdraw Troops From Niger

The flags of the United States and Niger fly side by side at the base camp for military personnel supporting the construction of Niger Air Base 201 in 2018.

What Would $60 Billion in Ukraine War Aid Buy?

Ukrainian service members training in the Donetsk region earlier this month.

Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Kill at Least 10 Palestinians in Rafah

People mourning relatives in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday.

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Strike Was Meant to Show Iran that Israel Could Paralyze Its Defenses

An S-300 antiaircraft system displayed in Tehran in 2017. Two Iranian officials said an Israeli weapon had struck one of the country’s systems.

House Approves $95 Billion Aid Bill for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan

House Speaker Mike Johnson took an extraordinary political risk to defy the anti-interventionist wing of his party and push through the foreign aid package.

Explosion Damages Iraqi Military Base Used by Iran-backed Armed Group

Fighters from the Popular Mobilization Forces earlier this year during a funeral for a commander killed by a U.S. airstrike, in Baghdad.

Israel’s Strike on Iran: A Limited Attack but a Potentially Big Signal

A woman walks past a mural showing Iranian missiles in Tehran on Friday. Iranian officials downplayed the explosions in Isfahan, even suggesting that Israel may not have been responsible.

Arrests of Europeans for Aiding Russia Raise Fears of Kremlin’s Reach

Lithuanian police officers near the home of Leonid Volkov, a close associate of Aleksei A. Navalny who was assaulted with a hammer last month in Vilnius.

At G7 Meeting in Capri, Blinken Tackles Rough Seas and Global Crises

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, center, and Evan Ryan, his wife, at the Group of 7 meeting on Capri in Italy. The group has grown more active and ambitious in recent years

Israel Launched Missiles as Well as Drones at Iran, Officials Say

An Israeli air force F-15 warplane landing at an air base in central Israel on Monday.

Battle of the Beaches: Greece Has New Plan to Keep Its Coasts Pristine

Greece is full of unspoiled beaches, like this one on the small southern island of Elafinissos.

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.

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.

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, on Feb. 2.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

U.S. Restarts Deportation Flights to Haiti

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

South Africa’s 2024 National Election: What to Know

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

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

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

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