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Israel-Hamas War: Talks in Qatar Focus on Extending Truce as Deadline Looms

Watching the arrival of a helicopter transporting Israeli hostages released by Hamas at the Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel, on Tuesday.

West Bank Residents Praise Hamas for Palestinian Prisoners’ Release

Freed Palestinian prisoners, exchanged for Israeli hostages on Sunday, were paraded through the streets of Ramallah.

Germany’s Much-Vaunted Strategic Pivot Stalls

German soldiers near a Panzerhaubitze 2000 at the artillery school in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

Kenya’s Leader Lifts His Global Profile. At Home, the Public Fumes.

President William Ruto of Kenya at the Africa Climate Summit 2023 in Nairobi, in September.

1 Dead as U.S. Air Force Osprey Crashes in Southern Japan

Japan’s Coast Guard conducting a rescue operation near where a U.S. military Osprey aircraft was believed to have crashed in the sea off Yakushima, Japan, on Wednesday.

Sierra Leone Announces Arrest of 14 in ‘Attempted Coup’

Residents remained on edge in Freetown, Sierra Leone, following a failed coup attempt on Sunday.

Reports Say Pope Francis Is Removing Cardinal Burke’s Vatican Home and Salary

Cardinal Raymond Burke has been Pope Francis’ leading critic from the traditionalist wing of the Catholic Church.

In Canada, a Judge Sentences an Incel Killer as a Terrorist

The massage parlor in Toronto where a 17-year-old carried out a deadly knife attack in 2020, killing one woman and seriously injuring another.

Wife of Ukraine’s Spy Chief Was Poisoned, Officials Say

Marianna Budanova, left, and her husband, Kyrylo Budanov, Ukraine’s military intelligence chief, at a memorial service in January.

NATO Leaders Try to Pin Down U.S. on Ukraine Aid as Republicans Waver

Ukrainian soldiers near Karlivka, a village in the country’s east, last month. Russia has been seeking to capture the nearby town of Avdiivka.

Finland to Close the Last Border Crossing With Russia for Two Weeks

Border guards and a customs official checking a truck at the Raja-Jooseppi international border crossing station in northern Finland on Tuesday.

Palestinians Fleeing to Southern Gaza Face Horrors

Palestinians evacuating the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, a fraught decision.

Americans Love Avocados. It’s Killing Mexico’s Forests.

Avocados are process inside the Aztecavo packing house in Uruapan. Demand for avocados has skyrocketed since Mexico began importing them to the United States.

Vietnam Is Jailing Environmentalists Who Helped It Secure Billions

Solar panels at the Sao Mai power plant in An Giang Province, Vietnam, last year. The country has been awarded $15.5 billion in grants and loans in exchange for a commitment to renewable energy.

Some in Netanyahu’s Government Pressure Him to Reject Longer Cease-Fire

Israel’s national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, center, in Jerusalem earlier this month.

NATO Ministers Vow to Maintain Support for Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Wednesday. This week, diplomats drew up a list of reforms Kyiv should embrace before it gains full membership in NATO.

Aunt of 4-Year-Old Israeli Hostage Talks About Her Time in Captivity

In a Shaky Oil Market, OPEC Has Bitter Decisions to Make

An oil refinery in Omsk, Russia, which is among the countries cutting production.

As Congress Weighs Aid to Israel, Some Democrats Want Strings Attached

Democrats’ dispute could come to a head when the Senate takes up a security package for Israel as soon as next week.

The truce between Israel and Hamas held for another day.

Yocheved Lifshitz, center, a former Hamas prisoner, at a rally in Tel Aviv for her husband, Oded Lifshitz, and others still held hostage, on Tuesday.

Wednesday Briefing

To many in the Arab community, President Biden’s words and actions after the Oct. 7 attacks made them — and Palestinian civilians in Gaza — feel like an afterthought in the war.

Hamas Releases 12 More Hostages as Nations’ Spy Chiefs Go to Qatar for Talks

Armed fighters accompanied two newly released hostages before handing them over to the Red Cross in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday.

Here Are the Statuses of 240 Israeli Hostages Taken Into Gaza on Oct. 7

Freed Israeli Hostages Feel Cycles of Emotion After Captivity, Families Say

In this photo provided by the government of Israel, Natalie Raanan, 17, left, and her mother, Judith Raanan, 59, right, are being returned to Israel on Oct. 20.

Pope Francis Cancels Trip to COP28 Climate Summit After Getting Sick

Pope Francis reciting the Angelus prayer on Sunday, as people watched on a large screen in St. Peter’s Square.

Wednesday Briefing: What to Watch at the U.N. Climate Talks

A Gaza Truce Aids Both Israel and Hamas. Until the Calculus Changes.

Palestinians on their way from the north of Gaza to the south passing through an Israeli checkpoint on Sunday.

Hamas Releases Fifth Group of Hostages on Tuesday: What We Know

Clara Marman.

Relatives describe the trauma of child hostages freed by Hamas.

A photo released by the Israeli military showing Eitan Yahalomi with his mother on Tuesday.

World Expo 2030: Saudi Arabia Captures Another Prize

Promoting the Riyadh Expo 2030 in Paris on Tuesday.

France to Ban Smoking in Forests, on Beaches and Near Schools

An ashtray with cigarette butts at a beach in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, in southwestern France.

Documents Show Plan for Leader of COP28 Climate Talks to Promote Fossil Fuels

Sultan Al Jaber heads Adnoc as well as a smaller state-owned renewables company, Masdar.

Germany to Override Debt Limit to Resolve Budget Crisis

Olaf Scholz, Germany’s chancellor, addressing lawmakers Tuesday. The budget crisis has threatened his three-party coalition.

C.I.A. Director Arrives in Qatar for Talks on Hostage Releases

William J. Burns, the C.I.A. director, arrived in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday, his second visit to the country this month in pursuit of securing the release of more hostages from Gaza.

Russian Court Extends Detention of Evan Gershkovich

Evan Gershkovich, an American journalist, before a court hearing in Moscow, in October.

In India, Rescue Arrives for Workers Trapped in Tunnel

Ambulances transporting workers who were rescued from the collapsed tunnel in Uttarkashi, India, on Tuesday.

U.S. Has Warned Israel to Fight More Surgically in Gaza, Officials Say

The United States is helping to provide a surge of humanitarian aid to Gaza during the temporary truce.

Can U.S.-China Student Exchanges Survive Geopolitics?

At a college fair in Beijing organized by the American Embassy.

New Zealand’s New Government Says It Will Scrap Smoking Ban

New Zealand’s new prime minister, Christopher Luxon, leads a government that is the country’s most right-wing in a generation.

Tuesday Briefing

Palestinians walking on Monday amid buildings hit by Israeli strikes in Gaza City.

In New Zealand, Maori Wardens Take a Different Approach to Crime

Maori Wardens, a group of Indigenous volunteers, patrolling the streets to check on store owners and residents in Auckland, New Zealand.

Could Longevity Drugs for Dogs Extend Your Pet’s Life?

Egypt Wiped Out Hepatitis C. Now It Is Trying to Help the Rest of Africa.

Dr. Nartey, a physician at Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, joined the Coalition of Global Hepatitis Elimination to make a plan for Ghana’s new response.

Hamas and Israel Extend Cease-Fire for 2 Days, Qatar Says

Palestinians walking on Monday amid buildings hit by Israeli strikes in Gaza City.

Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi Faces Indefinite Detention in Israel

Ahed Tamimi, who became an international symbol of Palestinian resistance as a teenager, was arrested by Israeli forces in a predawn raid earlier this month.

Missing COP28 Summit Complicates Biden’s Climate Credentials

President Biden waved goodbye as he boarded Air Force One in Nantucket, Mass., to return to Washington following Thanksgiving on Sunday.

What We Know About Israeli Hostages Hamas Released on Monday

Tuesday Briefing: A Deal to Extend the Gaza Truce

Women and Leadership: 7 Women Discuss Their Journeys

Dr. Tiffani Jenae Johnson, a pediatric emergency physician and professor at UC Davis Children’s Hospital in California, has been a leader in raising awareness within the medical community about inequities in care and outcomes for children.

Eurostar to Suspend Amsterdam to London Service for 6 Months

A Eurostar train at Amsterdam Centraal Station in 2018.

Former Coal Towns Get Money for Clean-Energy Factories

Demolition at Weirton Steel in West Virginia in 2018. A Boston company plans to build a plant there to produce metals for the clean energy industry.

A Three-Year Cruise Is Canceled for Lack of a Ship

A cruise line in March announced a three-year round-the-world cruise and began signing up travelers but it had to cancel because it did not have a ship.

Warnings Emerge Over Emirati A.I. Firm G42’s Ties to China

After 9 Years in Limbo, Treasures From Crimea Return to Ukraine

A visitor looking at artifacts on display at the “Crimea: Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea” exhibition at the Allard Pierson Museum in 2014.

Trial Starts in France for Teenagers Accused of Helping Teacher’s Killer

A memorial portrait of Samuel Paty in 2020 at a bus stop in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, the Paris suburb where he taught.

Biden Hopes to Alter the Trajectory of the War as Hostages Are Released

President Biden spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Sunday in efforts to extend the temporary cease-fire.

Elon Musk Meets With Netanyahu in Israel Amid Backlash Against Social Media Post

In this handout image provided by the Israeli government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, center, takes Elon Musk, left, on a tour of Kibbutz Kfar Aza, on Monday.

Storm Batters Southern Ukraine, Spreading Misery for Civilians and Soldiers

A snowstorm blanketed Odesa, Ukraine, on Sunday night.

Russian Women Protest Long Deployments for Soldiers in Ukraine

Russian conscripts in the Moscow region last year. New protests against long deployments are a rare example of public displeasure with the war.

Trapped in a Tunnel for 15 Days, With No End in Sight

The rescue effort on Sunday outside the collapsed tunnel in India.

Monday Briefing

A helicopter carrying hostages released by Hamas arriving in Israel on Sunday.

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