Beyond Borders

Delving into International Top Stories, Headlines, and Features

Middle East Crisis: Spain, Norway and Ireland Recognize a Palestinian State, a Blow to Israel

America’s Monster

The New York Times documented the disappearances of more than 300 Afghans under the reign of a top police official during the war. The actual toll is likely far higher.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Leads Funeral Prayers for President

Mourning President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran in Tehran on Wednesday.

Iran’s Use of Axis of Resistance Likely to Persist After Crash

A billboard in Tehran with a picture of President Ebrahim Raisi, the president of Iran who died in a helicopter crash.

Kenyan President’s State Visit: An Antidote to U.S. Troubles in Africa?

President William Ruto of Kenya in an interview with The New York Times on Sunday, before his state visit this week to the United States.

Investigating a Monster: What We Found and How We Did It

Gen. Abdul Raziq at his home in Kandahar City in 2015, shadowed by one of his many bodyguards.

In One Image: The Moment the Fighting Got Too Close

Under Relentless Russian Assault, Ukraine Adopts a Defensive Crouch

Ukrainian Police evacuate an elderly resident from the town of Kozacha Lopan on the Russian border in the northern Kharkiv region.

In Interview, Zelensky of Ukraine Challenges West Over Hesitations

President Volodymyr Zelensky in the presidential offices after an interview with The New York Times in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Monday.

France’s Macron to Visit New Caledonia After Deadly Protests

President Emmanuel Macron of France boarding a plane to New Caledonia, on Tuesday.

Vietnam Names Security Chief Lam as President

Gen. To Lam being sworn in as the new president of Vietnam at the National Assembly in Hanoi on Wednesday.

Haiti’s Gangs Grow Stronger as Kenyan-Led Force Prepares to Deploy

Jimmy Chérizier, a former police officer also known as Barbecue, is now one of Haiti’s most powerful gang leaders and a key part of a new gang coalition.

Top Oceans Court Says Nations Must Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Outside the main courtroom at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg, Germany, last year.

ICC’s Warrant Request Appears to Shore Up Netanyahu’s Support in Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel arriving for a party meeting in Jerusalem on Monday.

Ireland’s Palestinian State Recognition Nods to Its Own History

Simon Harris, Ireland’s prime minister, center, spoke alongside Eamon Ryan, left, the environment minister, and Michael Martin, the foreign minister, after Ireland recognized the state of Palestine in Dublin on Wednesday.

Why Norway’s Recognition of a Palestinian State Carries Significance

Prime Minister Yitzahk Rabin of Israel, President Bill Clinton and Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, at the signing of the Oslo Accords in Washington in 1993. Norway hosted the clandestine meetings that led to the signing that year.

U.K. Inflation Falls to 2.3 Percent, Lowest in Three Years

Shoppers on Oxford Street in London.

Wednesday Briefing

“I would like to believe that there will be a victory for Ukraine,” President Volodymyr Zelensky told The Times.

No Gaza Aid Delivered Through U.S.-Built Pier Has Been Distributed, Pentagon Says

People intercept a truck with humanitarian aid coming from a U.S.-built temporary pier.

Security Warnings for Pride Month Events: What to Know

The Austrian authorities foiled a plot to attack the L.G.B.T.Q. Pride parade in Vienna last June, arresting three men accused of being Islamic State sympathizers.

Wednesday Briefing: Zelensky Speaks to The Times

“I would like to believe that there will be a victory for Ukraine,” President Volodymyr Zelensky told The Times.

U.K. Man Charged With Aiding Hong Kong’s Intelligence Service Is Found Dead

Matthew Trickett was found dead on Sunday in Grenfell Park in Maidenhead, England.

Russia Starts Tactical Nuclear Drills, in a Warning to Ukraine’s Allies

The Russian Defense Ministry in Moscow in May. The ministry said it carried out exercises near Ukraine for using tactical nuclear weapons.

Greek Court Drops Shipwreck Case Against Nine Egyptians

Two of nine men who were accused of causing a shipwreck reacted after a court in Kalamata, Greece, dropped the charges on Tuesday.

Pro-Palestinian protesters heckle Blinken as he testifies on Capitol Hill.

Pro-Palestinian protesters on Capitol Hill as Secretary of State Antony Blinken testified on Tuesday.

Prince Harry Cannot Include Rupert Murdoch in Lawsuit, Court Rules

Prince Harry entering court last year. The case, which is scheduled to go to trial in January, will mark one of the final chapters of a sprawling litigation that flowed out of a phone-hacking scandal.

Read a Transcript of Volodymyr Zelensky’s Interview With The Times

During the interview on Monday, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Russia was massing more troops and forces on the border.

1899: No More Exile To Siberia

Israel Says It Will Return Camera It Seized From AP

A screenshot of The Associated Press’s broadcast from northern Gaza. The news organization said on Tuesday that Israeli officials had seized some of its broadcasting equipment and cut its video feed.

Russian Forces Close In on Ukranian Town in Kharkiv

A Ukrainian artillery crew firing toward Russian positions in the town of Vovchansk on Sunday.

Gazans Say ICC Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas Leaders Are Misguided

‘Extreme Turbulence’ on Singapore Airlines Flight Kills 1 and Injures Dozens

After President Raisi’s Death, Iran’s Elections Pose Tricky Test for Rulers

Gathering to pray in Tehran on Monday, a day after President Ebrahim Raisi died in a helicopter crash.

Iran Begins Funeral Events for President Raisi After Helicopter Crash

In Germany, Far-Right Plotters of an Improbable Coup Go on Trial

Members of the “United Patriots” went on trial on Tuesday in Frankfurt.

Tuesday Briefing

Mourning in Tehran yesterday.

The Disease Detectives Trying to Keep the World Safe From Bird Flu

Members of a team from Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture took a swab from a duck during surveillance of the poultry section of the Orussey market in Phnom Penh this month.

Biden says there is ‘no equivalence between Israel and Hamas.’

Former Trump Officials Meet With Netanyahu in Israel

Robert O’Brien served as national security adviser to former President Donald J. Trump.

Who is Karim Khan, the ICC Prosecutor?

International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Khan in 2022.

Iran Moves to Project Stability After President Raisi Dies in Helicopter Crash

People gathering in Tehran on Monday to say prayers after the deaths of the country’s president, foreign minister and other officials in a helicopter crash.

Tuesday Briefing: What’s Next for Iran

Mourners gathered in Tehran yesterday.

Biden and Blinken Accuse ICC Prosecutor of Falsely Equating Israel and Hamas

President Biden and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, pictured at the White House in April, sharply criticized the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor for seeking arrest warrants for two top Israeli leaders.

How the Cockroach Took Over the World

A genomic analysis of 281 cockroaches collected from 17 countries around the world suggests that Blattella germanica, the German cockroach, originated in India or Myanmar around 2,100 years ago.

Iran President Raisi Is Latest Prominent Figure to Die in a Helicopter Crash

The scene of a helicopter crash in Brovary, Ukraine, in January 2023 that killed more than a dozen people, including the interior affairs minister, Denys Monastyrsky.

After Raisi’s Death, Speculation Over Iran’s Next Supreme Leader Turns to Khamenei’s Son

Mojtaba Khamenei, the son of Iran’s supreme leader, for years has been considered to be a potential candidate to succeed his father, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Dublin-New York Portal Reopens After Flashing and Other Shenanigans

The Portal, which connects Dublin and New York via a livestream, was back up and running on Monday after bad behavior by people on both sides of the Atlantic forced organizers to shut it off temporarily.

Amal Clooney Was Among the Experts Consulted on I.C.C. Warrants

Amal Clooney speaking in New York in September.

Faced With a Russian Onslaught, Ukraine Struggles to Keep the Lights On

A worker in a burned-out control room last month at a DTEK power plant that was destroyed in an attack, in an undisclosed location in Ukraine.

Sunak Apologizes After Damning Report on U.K. Infected-Blood Scandal

People affected by the contaminated-blood scandal gathered at a vigil in London on Sunday.

What to Know About the ICC Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu and Hamas Leaders

The International Criminal Court prosecutor, Karim Khan, said in a statement that he was applying for arrest warrants for Israeli leaders and members of Hamas for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Iran’s President, Ebrahim Raisi, Killed in Helicopter Crash: What We Know

An image released by Iranian state media shows rescue workers at the scene of the crash of a helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran on Monday.

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