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Middle East Crisis: The Next Phase of Israel’s War on Hamas May Shift Focus to Hezbollah

In Greece, Another Tourist Found Dead Amid Scorching Heat Wave

A woman fanning someone on a bench in front of the Parthenon at the ancient Acropolis in Athens this month. Because of the extreme heat, Greek authorities took the unusual steps earlier this month to temporarily restrict visiting hours to the Acropolis and several other ancient sites.

Iran’s Onerous Hijab Law for Women Is Now a Campaign Issue

Women in Tehran on Thursday, a week before the presidential election, none wearing the required hijab covering their hair.

Scotland Yard Had Doubts About Will Lewis’ Cooperation

Will Lewis

France’s Far-Right Leader Says the National Rally Is Ready to Govern

Jordan Bardella, president of the National Rally party, speaking at a news conference in Paris on Monday ahead of legislative elections.

Princess Anne Hospitalized With Minor Head Injury After Incident

Princess Anne, left, attended the Royal Ascot horse races last week. Her son Peter Phillips is at right and Lady Gabriella Kingston is at the center.

Fire at Lithium Battery Plant in South Korea Kills at Least 22

The fire at the factory in Hwaseong, South Korea, was one of the country’s deadliest in years.

Pilgrim Deaths in Mecca Put Spotlight on Underworld Hajj Industry

Hajj pilgrims near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia this month.

Death Toll in Dagestan Church and Synagogue Attacks Rises, Officials Say

A still from a video released by the Russian National Antiterrorism Committee on Monday of officers after the attacks in Dagestan, Russia.

The Deadly Flooding Tearing Through Southern China, in Photos

The death toll from heavy rains in Meizhou, China, has jumped in recent days.

Many African Nations Want France Out. This Country Wants It In.

Mashauri Muhindo Memcan, the head of the French department at the Good Haven International School in Kigali, Rwanda, in April. The French language, once snubbed, is back in classrooms in the Central African nation.

Death Sentence Reversed for Iranian Rapper Toomaj Salehi, Lawyer Says

Demonstrators at a rally in Berlin in April condemning the death sentence for Toomaj Salehi and supporting women in Iran.

Euro 2024 Tournament Runs Smoothly in Germany, but the Trains Do Not

A crowded station in Gelsenkirchen, in western Germany, where train problems inconvenienced fans before and after a game between England and Serbia.

Tuesday Briefing: Dagestan Attack Revives Terrorism Fears in Russia

A still from a video released by the Russian government yesterday of officers after the attacks in Dagestan.

Hajj Deaths in Saudi Arabia: What to Know

A pilgrim being evacuated by medics this month at the base of Mount Arafat, one of the sites of pilgrimage in the hajj.

Israeli Strike Kills Director of Ambulance Services, Gaza Officials Say

Relatives and medical workers praying over the body of Hani al-Jafarawi, the director of ambulance and emergency services in Gaza, at a hospital in Gaza City on Monday.

Philippines Drops Charges Against Leila de Lima, Prominent Duterte Critic

Leila de Lima, a former senator, leaving a court in suburban Manila on Monday. Detained in 2017, she was released on bail in 2023 after witnesses recanted their testimony.

Monday Briefing

The aftermath of an Israeli airstrike on Rafah yesterday.

Monday Briefing: Among Some Israelis, Muted Sympathy for Gaza

Netivot is a bastion of political and religious conservatism in Israel.

Gunmen Attack Synagogues and Churches in Russian Republic

Ukraine Urges West to Allow Use of Weapons to Hit Russian Air Bases

The site of a Russian airstrike that hit a residential building in Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine, on Saturday.

After Escaping China by Sea, Dissident Kwon Pyong Faces His Next Act

Kwon Pyong gazes out at the mud flat in Incheon, South Korea, where he arrived last year.

A Times Reporter on His Father’s Years in Mao’s Army in China

Yook Kearn Wong, then a member of the Chinese military, in 1953.

Many Israelis Blame Hamas for Gaza Suffering, and Feel Little Sympathy

In Netivot, Israel, in April. The city is a bastion of political and religious conservatism.

The Nation Resurgent, and Borders, Too

Campaign posters showing the National Rally’s Marine Le Pen and Jordan Bardella.

The Man Softening the Ground for an Extremist Germany

Not long ago, Björn Höcke stood at the fringe of a fringe party, the Alternative for Germany. Over time, he has made the party even more extreme, tilting Germany’s political landscape with him.

‘Make Millions Before Grandma Dies’ Brings Tears to Southeast Asia

Pat Boonnitipat, 33, the director of the film “How to Make Millions Before Grandma Dies,” this month in Bangkok.

A Tourist From New Mexico Is Killed by an Elephant in Zambia

Elephants navigating traffic in Kazungula, Botswana, west of the Zambian city of Livingstone. An American tourist from New Mexico died after an elephant charged at her in Livingstone.

After Hajj Deaths, Egypt Suspends 16 Companies

Muslim pilgrims shading themselves during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia last week.

Israeli Military Says Troops Tied a Wounded Palestinian to a Vehicle

Toxic Moonshine Leaves at Least 53 Dead in India’s South

Family members performed last rites on Thursday during a funeral for victims who died after consuming toxic bootleg alcohol in India’s Tamil Nadu State.

As War Stretches On, Gaza’s High School Students Put Their Dreams on Hold

A United Nations-run school in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, in May. Most such schools are now being used as shelters.

Consider the Beach

Amid the Stanley Cup Excitement, Edmonton’s Downtown Struggles

Amarjeet Sohi, the mayor of Edmonton, wants more help from higher levels of government.

Hezbollah Has Threatened Cyprus. Here’s Why.

President Nikos Christodoulides of Cyprus in Brussels. He said that his country was “not involved in the war conflicts in any way.”

Sheinbaum’s American Experience Offers Clues to Her Approach to U.S. Relations

Claudia Sheinbaum, who has strong ties to the United States, was elected this month to be the first female president of Mexico.

Piping Up at the Gates of Dawn

The newly discovered galaxy, known as JADES-GS-z14-0, emanates light that is 13.5 billion years old.

Drag Takes Off in the Philippines, a Bastion of Christianity

Butterboy, a cafe in Quezon City, the Philippines, has started hosting drag shows.

Are We Loving Our Pets to Death?

The proliferation of dog strollers is one sign of a trend in which pets’ lives have become constrained and dependent on humans.

U.S.D.A. Avocado Inspectors Will Start Returning to Mexican Packing Plants

Putin Came to Asia to Disrupt, and He Succeeded

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Thursday.

Why Turkey Is Euro 2024’s Second Home Team

The flags in Dortmund were Turkish. The fans? The beer? The chatter? Mainly German.

Pope’s Anti-Gay Slur Lays Bare Church’s Contradictions

Pope Francis speaking on Wednesday during the weekly general audience at the Vatican.

Iran’s 2024 Presidential Election: What to Know

Watching a presidential debate on a screen this month in Tehran.

Gilead Shot Provides Total Protection From HIV in Trial of Young African Women

A self-test for H.I.V. in Harare, Zimbabwe. The every-six-months injection was found to provide better protection than the current oral drug for what’s called pre-exposure prophylaxis, also taken as a daily pill.

UN Chief Warns Israel and Hezbollah of the Risk of a Wider War

Secretary General António Guterres, the chief of the United Nations, said on Friday that “the people of the region and the people of the world cannot afford Lebanon to become another Gaza.”

Putin Shows He Can Antagonize the U.S. Far Afield From Ukraine

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday, in a photo released by Russian state media.

Hundreds of Hajj Pilgrims Reported Dead Amid Extreme Heat

Muslim pilgrims performing the farewell circumambulation or “tawaf,” on Tuesday, circling seven times around the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca.

U.S. Unveils Rules to Curb Investments in Chinese Technology

Chinese officials have expressed concern to their U.S. counterparts, including Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen, about the new investment curbs.

Ángeles Flórez Peón, Spanish Civil War’s Last Militiawoman, Dies at 105

Oil Projects Must Consider Full Climate Impact, Top U.K. Court Rules

The Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station, one of Britain’s few remaining coal-fired stations, in Nottingham, England, in January.

Israeli Official Describes Secret Government Bid to Cement Control of West Bank

An Israeli soldier at a guard post in the West Bank, in December.

Israel says it struck a missile launch site in a Gaza ‘humanitarian zone.’

Euro 2024: Success of Albania and Others Yields Euros for All of Europe

Albania’s prime minister, Edi Rama, center, at his country opening’s game at the Euros.

1924: Trial Trip Date Set for Zeppelin

A Chemical-Sniffing Van Shows How Heat Amps Up Pollution

Mobile labs that measure airborne pollutants drove around New York City and New Jersey during the recent heat wave.

Ukraine Military Draft Causes Some Men to Hide

Military officials stopping men in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, this month to check whether they have updated their information with the draft office.

Amid Gaza War, Netanyahu Feuds With Military, His Coalition and Washington

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Knesset, Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem this month.

Swiss Court Convicts U.K.’s Richest Family of Exploiting Domestic Staff

Prakash Hinduja, pictured in 2016, and other members of his family were acquitted of human trafficking.

What the Mood Is Like in Iran Ahead of Presidential Elections

The Iranian presidential candidates in Valiasr Square in Tehran this month.

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