Zelensky Removes Gen. Yurii Sodol Amid Criticism of Excessive Casualties

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine removed one of his top generals from his post on Monday amid public criticism that the commander’s decisions had led to excessive casualties. The dismissal…

Israeli Strike Kills Health Official, Gazans Say, as Gallant Visits U.S.

An Israeli strike killed a top official in charge of ambulance services in the Gaza Strip, local health officials said on Monday, as the Israeli defense minister met with top…

Assange Agrees to Plead Guilty in Exchange for Release, Ending Standoff With U.S.

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, agreed to plead guilty on Monday to a single felony count of illegally disseminating national security material in exchange for his release from a…

4 Scenarios for Next Phase in Gaza War, With ‘Intense’ Fighting Set to End

Israel’s prime minister says the war in the Gaza Strip will soon enter a new phase. “The intense stage of the war with Hamas is about to end,” Prime Minister…

Deadly Attacks in Russia’s Dagestan Region: What to Know

Two bloody attacks in Dagestan, in southern Russia, on Sunday ignited fears of extremist violence on the home front, as the Kremlin pours resources and bodies into its sprawling war…

Tuesday Briefing: Dagestan Attack Revives Terrorism Fears in Russia

Dagestan attacks revive terrorism fears in Russia At least 20 people were killed on Sunday in a seemingly coordinated assault in the Dagestan region of southern Russia. It was the…

More Than 1,300 Die During Extremely Hot Hajj Pilgrimage

A Saudi official said most of the deaths involved unregistered pilgrims who lacked access to certain amenities available to those with permits, such as air-conditioned buses and tents. Source link

Scotland Yard Had Doubts About Will Lewis’ Cooperation

Winning the company’s voluntary cooperation seemed more expedient. ‘Green Light’ As Mr. Cheesbrough described a long-planned email upgrade in that Feb. 9 meeting, police minutes indicate and detectives say that…

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

Jordan Bardella, the president of France’s far-right National Rally, insisted at a news conference on Monday that he would be a prime minister for all French people if his party…

Israeli Strike Kills Director of Ambulance Services, Gaza Officials Say

A senior official in charge of coordinating ambulance movements in Gaza was killed by an Israeli strike, the health ministry in the enclave said in a statement on Monday. The…

Extreme Wildfires Have Doubled in 2 Decades, Study Finds

The hottest year on record, 2023, was also the most extreme for wildfires, according to new research. Both the frequency and intensity of extreme wildfires have more than doubled in…

In Greece, Another Tourist Found Dead Amid Scorching Heat Wave

Greek authorities said on Monday that the body of a missing German man was recovered near a gorge on the island of Crete, the latest in a series of fatal…

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

Iranian officials insisted for decades that the law requiring women to cover their hair and dress modestly was sacrosanct and not even worth discussion. They dismissed the struggle by women…

‘It’s All Happening Again.’ The Supply Chain Is Under Strain.

Stephanie Loomis had hoped that the chaos besieging the global supply chain was subsiding. The floating traffic jams off ports. The multiplying costs of moving freight. The resulting shortages of…

Monday Briefing

Benjamin Netanyahu said the intensive phase of Israel’s war with Hamas “is about to end.” Source link

Unlikely Wild Animals Are Being Smuggled Into U.S. Ports: Corals

You might imagine that when federal wildlife inspectors search for illegally trafficked animal goods, they’d be on the lookout for elephant ivory or tiger skins. But other creatures are frequently…

Princess Anne Hospitalized With Minor Injuries

Princess Anne, the younger sister of King Charles III, was hospitalized on Sunday evening after sustaining a concussion and other minor injuries in an unspecified accident, Buckingham Palace said on…

Deadly Fire Breaks Out at South Korean Lithium Battery Plant

The blaze at the factory in Hwaseong, South Korea, was one of the deadliest in the country in years. Source link

Death Sentence Reversed for Iranian Rapper Toomaj Salehi, Lawyer Says

Iran’s supreme court has overturned the death sentence of a dissident rapper who backed nationwide protests, according to his lawyer, reversing an April decision that had brought widespread criticism and…

Death Toll in Dagestan Attack Rises, Officials Say

At least 15 law enforcement officers and four civilians were killed in two seemingly coordinated attacks by gunmen in Russia’s southern republic of Dagestan, Russian investigators said on Monday. Wielding…

Former Colonies Want France Out. This African Nation Says, Bienvenue!

After decades of wielding political, military and economic power across Africa, France is scaling back its presence on the continent as it faces significant resentment in many of its former…

The Deadly Flooding Tearing Through Southern China, in Photos

At least 47 people have died in southern China’s Guangdong Province after torrential rains set off flooding and landslides, according to the Chinese authorities. The city of Meizhou, home to…

How Support for Britain’s Conservative Party is Collapsing

The Conservatives have dominated British politics for 14 years, holding onto power through crisis after crisis, including some of their own making. Now, as unhappy Britons prepare to go to…

Former Colonies Want France Out. This African Nation Says, Bienvenue!

After decades of wielding political, military and economic power across Africa, France is scaling back its presence on the continent as it faces significant resentment in many of its former…