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Israel-Hamas War: U.S. Vetoes Security Council Resolution Demanding Cease-Fire in Gaza

The aftermath of an explosion on Thursday in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Iran Looks to Houthi Proxies to Escalate Fight With Israel

Houthi fighters who have volunteered to fight in Gaza against Israel during a parade this month in Sana, Yemen.

Teenagers Convicted in France in Connection With Teacher Samuel Paty’s Killing

A mourner laying down flowers near a school in Eragny-sur-Oise in 2021 during a ceremony held one year after Samuel Paty, a French history and geography teacher, was beheaded by an extremist.

Putin Says He Will Seek Another Term as Russia’s President

A photograph released by Russian state media showed President Vladimir V. Putin speaking in Moscow on Friday during a medal ceremony for military personnel.

Notre-Dame’s Fire-Damaged Spire Rises Again

After a devastating fire in 2019, President Emmanuel Macron of France vowed Notre-Dame would be rebuilt within five years — an ambitious deadline that officials are increasingly confident will be met.

Life for the Lowest Class in Ancient Pompeii? It Was Awful.

The site of a “bakery-prison” in the ruins of Pompeii, where slaves and donkeys were locked up to grind the grain needed to make bread.

Athletes From Russia and Belarus Are Cleared to Compete at Paris Olympics

Russian athletes at the Beijing Olympics in 2022. While its athletes will be permitted to compete in Paris next year, they must do so without their national colors and flag.

How Much Can Forests Fight Climate Change? A Sensor in Space Has Answers.

Thomas Mayo on What Comes After Australia Rejected the Voice

Thomas Mayo, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leader, spent more than a year campaigning for an aboriginal voice to be added to the Australian constitution.

Greece and Turkey, Long at Odds, Vow to Work Together Peacefully

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of Greece, center, greeted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey in Athens on Thursday before the two leaders signed a “declaration of friendship” pact.

Israel Is Targeting Hamas With Battlefield Intelligence

An Israeli soldier near a tank in Gaza City last month in a photograph taken while New York Times journalists were escorted in the enclave by the Israeli military.

What Kevin McCarthy and Rishi Sunak Have in Common: Unmanageable Parties

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of Britain with Kevin McCarthy, the former House speaker, in Washington in June.

Ukrainian Troops Feel the Bite of Polish Truckers’ Protest

Trucks stuck near a border crossing between Poland and Ukraine in November. The blockade action is entering its second month and shows no signs of nearing a resolution.

China and E.U. Leaders Met as Tensions Rise Over Russia

Xi Jinping, China’s leader, met with Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, and Charles Michel, the European Council president. The European leaders were planning to urge Beijing to use its influence on Russia to end the war in Ukraine.

How ‘India’s Daughters’ Became a Times Series

Friends and family preparing Arti for her wedding night in Sasaram, India.

Israel Defends Mass Detention of Gazan Men Amid Outrage

The Israeli military arrested hundreds of men in Jabaliya, seen here in October, and Shujaiya.

New Sickle Cell Therapies Will Be Out of Reach Where They Are Needed Most

Nasra Gwoto, 10, and her brother, Ramadhani, 12, traveled with their mother from Tanzania to India to get a bone-marrow transplant for sickle cell disease. The procedure is risky, and their mother wishes they could have received a new gene therapy instead.

Premier League TV Rights Deal Steps Back From Streaming

World’s Stinkiest Cheese Hits Supermarket Shelves in Britain

Highland Fine Cheeses in Scotland bills the Minger as the most putrid-smelling cheese on earth.

The Year in ‘Sensitive Content’

White House Disavows U.S. Islamic Group After Leader’s Oct. 7 Remarks

Nihad Awad, the national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, in 2021. He said his remarks in a recent speech were being misconstrued.

Friday Briefing

Palestinians strike the concrete of a destroyed building while looking for survivors following Israeli airstrikes in Khan Younis.

Biden Tied Ukraine Aid to Border Security, and It Backfired on Him

A U.S. Border Patrol boat passing a large group of migrants crossing a razor wire barrier into the United States at Eagle Pass, Texas, in September. Republican lawmakers want the United States to impose policies that would make most migrants ineligible for asylum.

Israel Says It Detained Hundreds of Terrorism Suspects in Gaza

Explosions in Khan Younis as seen from Rafah on Thursday.

Israel Says Hamas Fired Rockets From Near Gaza Shelters

Palestinians evacuating a wounded woman after an explosion on Thursday in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Denmark Bans Quran Burning

Justice Minister Peter Hummelgaard, second from the left, presenting a bill banning Quran burning, in August.

In Israel, Hanukkah Begins in the Shadow of Two Months of War

Family members and friends of the people held hostage in Gaza at a candle lighting ceremony in Tel Aviv on Thursday.

Friday Briefing: Israel Says Hamas Fired Rockets From Near Shelters

Displaced Palestinians who fled Khan Yunis set up camp in Rafah further south near the border with Egypt, on December 7, 2023, amid continuing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Son of Israeli War Cabinet Member Killed in Action in Gaza

Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, a former chief of staff of the Israeli army, near Jerusalem in February. His son Gal was killed in action in Gaza on Thursday.

U.S. and Mexico Try to Promote Trade While Curbing Flow of Fentanyl

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen had to strike a delicate balance in Mexico, pushing her counterparts there to work harder to confront fentanyl trafficking while trying to deepen economic ties.

A City-Size Iceberg Is Moving Out of Antarctic Waters

A23a is a whole lot of ice. And it’s moving.

Here is what we know about Israel’s evidence that Hamas fired rockets from safe zones.

Benjamin Zephaniah, Poet of Social Justice Issues, Dies at 65

The British writer and poet Benjamin Zephaniah in Cambridgeshire, England, in 2021.

Particle Physicists Offer a Road Map For the Next Decade

A tunnel of the Superconducting Super Collider project in 1993, which was abandoned by Congress.

Lawmakers Press Biden Administration for Tougher Curbs on China Tech

The House Foreign Affairs Committee said the administration failed to enforce restrictions on sales of advanced technology to China.

UK Accuses Russia of Yearslong Cyberattacks

Attempts by Russia “to interfere in U.K. politics are completely unacceptable,” said David Cameron, Britain’s foreign secretary, amid the accusations.

U.S. Marshal Arrested After Unruly Behavior on Flight to London

The police in London received reports of a disruptive passenger from the staff on a Delta flight from Kennedy Airport.

Strike That Killed Reuters Journalist Was ‘Apparently Deliberate’ Israeli Attack, Group Says

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on Thursday released findings from their investigations into the deadly strikes by Israel on southern Lebanon on Oct. 13.

‘Oppenheimer’ Will Be Released in Japan After Earlier Backlash

“Oppenheimer” has since grossed nearly $1 billion in box office sales worldwide, but the film has not yet been screened in Japan.

Russia Sets Date for Presidential Election

Red Square in Moscow. The contest in March will be the first presidential election since Mr. Putin ordered the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Ukraine Carries On Fight While Pondering an Erosion of U.S. Aid

Ukrainian soldiers firing a self-propelled howitzer in the Kharkiv region on Wednesday.

Climate Change Makes East Africa’s Deadly Floods Worse, Study Finds

A section of road destroyed by floods in Mororo in northeastern Kenya on Nov. 30.

Girl Kills Schoolmate and Wounds 5 in Russia Shooting

The regional governor of the Bryansk region called the shootings a “terrible tragedy.”

Key Events in Israel and Gaza Since Oct. 7 Attack

The remains of the music festival a few days after Hamas opened fire on crowds of civilians in Israel on Oct. 7.

Hundreds of thousands are sheltering in Al-Mawasi and the surrounding region, aid workers say.

An Israeli military vehicle near the Israel-Gaza border on Thursday.

Seychelles Declares State of Emergency After Blast at Explosives Depot

The explosion “has caused massive damage” to an industrial area called Providence, officials said.

Thursday Briefing

Displaced Palestinians on their way from the north of the Gaza Strip to its south.

Europe and Asia React to U.S. Push for Tech and Clean Energy

The Roseland Solar and Storage center in Riesel, Texas, has over 1.2 million solar panels on 4,263 acres. The United States has embarked on an enormous push to bolster its clean energy industry.

Ireland’s Riot Was Not a Surprise to Those Who Watch the Far Right

Russia’s Latest Disinformation Tactic Exploits American Celebrities

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine last year. Beginning in July, a Russian viral disinformation video campaign falsely accused him of having a substance abuse problem.

Despite McConnell Legacy Push, Ukraine Funding in Increasing Jeopardy

Senator Mitch McConnell, the minority leader, in the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday.

Venezuela Orders Arrest of Top Opposition Figures on Treason

María Corina Machado, a Venezuelan opposition leader, held a news conference in Caracas on Wednesday.

Israel and Hamas Battle for a City in Gaza, Sparking Another Exodus

Palestinians searching for victims in the rubble left by a strike that touched off a blaze in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday.

Arizona Man Is Arrested in Connection With Australia Shooting

Cheryl Scanlon, an assistant commissioner of the Queensland Police Service in Australia, announced the arrest of an Arizona man in connection with a shooting on a remote property on Dec. 12, 2022.

Thursday Briefing: Gazans Flee Khan Younis

Injured people arrive at Nasser Hospital, in Khan Younis, Gaza, on Tuesday.

New U.K. Asylum Bill Aims to Override Some Human Rights Law

The proposed bill by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of Britain failed to satisfy hard-liners in his Conservative Party.

Republicans Block Aid to Ukraine, Jeopardizing Its Fight Against Russia

White House and Ukrainian officials have told lawmakers that without an influx of weapons, Ukraine will run out of resources to defend against Russia by the end of the year.

Gaza Hostage Families Urge Israeli Government to Help

Photos of the Hamas hostages displayed in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

Gazans Flee Fighting to Al-Mawasi, but Find Little Shelter There

Palestinians evacuating the city of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

U.N. Secretary General Invokes Article 99, Asking to Declare a Cease-Fire in Gaza

António Guterres, the secretary general of the United Nations, at the United Nations headquarters in New York in October.

Illia Kyva Is Killed Near Moscow

Former Ukrainian lawmaker Illia Kyva, right, in Kyiv in 2021.

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