Beyond Borders

Delving into International Top Stories, Headlines, and Features

Middle East Crisis: Gaza Offensive Will Last at Least Through End of Year, Israeli Official Says

Russia-Ukraine Border That Separates Families Is Now Also a Front Line

Valentina in front of a shelled store in Grayvoron.

South Africa’s Black Elites Sour on the President They Championed

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa, center, after attending a luncheon with business leaders in Centurion, north of Johannesburg, in May.

Can South Africa’s Opposition Parties Break Through?

Supporters of the opposition Democratic Alliance party sang before the arrival of John Steenhuisen, the party leader, at a rally in Evaton township, south of Johannesburg, last year.

North Korea’s Latest Offensive: Dumping Trash on South Korea

A balloon believed to have been sent from North Korea, carrying various objects including what appeared to be trash and human waste, over a rice field at Cheorwon, South Korea, on Wednesday.

South Africa’s Young Democracy Leaves Its Young Voters Disillusioned

Logging in Banff to Save it from Canada’s Wildfires

Park crews left woody material to break down naturally and a few trees standing for birds to perch when they cleared the fire guard.

Divisions Set to Deepen in Georgia After Foreign Influence Law Passes

Outside the Parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Tuesday. Nightly protests have seethed for weeks.

A Show That Makes Young Japanese Pine for the ‘Inappropriate’ 1980s

Sadao Abe as Ichiro, a grumpy father and physical education teacher, and Yumi Kawai as Junko, his rebellious teenage daughter, in “Extremely Inappropriate!”

Hold the French Fries! Paris Olympics Chart a New Gastronomic Course.

Charles Guilloy, left, and Stéphane Chicheri will be responsible for serving about 45,000 meals a day as the chefs in charge of dining in the Olympic Village this summer.

Briefly Open to a Fair-Looking Election, Venezuela Reverses Course Again

Venezuelan election officials, led by Elvis Amoroso, center, said that they had rescinded an invitation to E.U. election observers because of “unilateral and genocidal coercive sanctions.”

Georgia’s Ruling Party Secures a Contentious Law on Foreign Influence

A Pro-Western crowd protested a proposed foreign-agent law on Tuesday outside Georgia’s Parliament in Tbilisi, the capital, where the bill has set off night after night of protests.

War-Weary Iraqis Feel for Gaza, but Fear Spread of the Conflict

A cemetery in Falluja, Iraq, where graves for Iraq war casualties were first dug in 2004.

Biden Moves to Open U.S. Banks to Cuba’s Private Sector

Workers cutting wood in the production workshop of Dforja Creations, a private furniture company, on the outskirts of Havana.

‘All Eyes on Rafah’ Meaning and Origins

The phrase “All Eyes on Rafah” was on display at a protest in Naples, Italy, earlier this month.

In This English Countryside Race, the Winner Takes the … Cheese

The site of the Gloucestershire Cheese Roll in England, which was softened by rain before the competition on Monday.

So Close to Sicily, So Far From the Crowds

Visitors can get close to the rock formation known as Arco dell’Elefante, a lava arch that resembles an elephant drinking water, when touring Pantelleria by boat.

Israel Used U.S.-Made Bombs in Strike That Killed Dozens Near Rafah

Wednesday Briefing

Donald Trump sitting in a courtroom during his trial in New York yesterday.

As Interest in Clean Energy Grows, Saudi Arabia Eyes a Future Beyond Oil

Arrays of solar panels help power the Jazlah Water Desalination plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Haiti Names New Prime Minister to Try to Lead Country Out of Crisis

Garry Conille will assume responsibility for running Haiti as prime minister alongside a presidential transition council.

Israel Pushes Into Rafah as Displaced Palestinians Search for Safety

Palestinians fleeing from the southern Gaza city of Rafah during an Israeli ground and air offensive in the city on Tuesday.

U.S. Pier for Gaza Aid Damaged by Rough Seas

Rough seas over the weekend broke four U.S. Army ships free of their moorings and damaged the temporary pier the Army had built to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Blinken Travels to Eastern Europe as Russia Presses War in Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is expected to fly into Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, on Wednesday.

U.S. Officials Say Deadly Rafah Airstrike Did Not Cross Biden’s Red Line

Vice President Kamala Harris, center, said “the word tragic doesn’t even begin to describe” the deaths from an Israeli strike in Rafah.

At Least 21 Killed in Strike on a Tent Camp in Al-Mawasi, Gazan Officials Say

Palestinians transport the bodies of people killed in a strike on a tent encampment for the displaced in Al-Mawasi, a coastal community near the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Damages From PFAS Lawsuits Could Surpass Asbestos, Industry Lawyers Warn

A 3M plant on the Mississippi River. The company has faced legal action over manufacturing the chemicals.

Pope Francis Apologizes After Reports That He Used an Anti-Gay Slur

Pope Francis has been credited with urging the Roman Catholic Church to be more welcoming to the L.G.B.T.Q. community, but he is reported to have used an offensive term at a recent meeting.

Calls Mount to Let Ukraine Strike Russia With Western Weapons

Artillery in the Donetsk region in January. Requests to allow Ukraine to fire Western weapons into Russia are mainly aimed at the United States, its largest arms supplier.

Why Lawmakers Are Brawling and People Are Protesting in Taiwan

Supporters of President Lai Ching-te at a protest in Taipei, Taiwan, last week.

What We Know About the Papua New Guinea Landslide

A view of the landslide in Yambali village, in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, on Monday.

Spain, Norway and Ireland Formally Recognize Palestinian Statehood

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez of Spain announcing Spain’s recognition of a Palestinian state, on a television in a bar in Madrid on Tuesday.

Carbon Offsets, a Much-Criticized Climate Tool, Get Federal Guidelines

Seedlings at a carbon offset partnership in Zimbabwe.

Climate Change Added a Month’s Worth of Extra-Hot Days in Past Year

Receiving treatment for heatstroke in a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, on Thursday.

Cyclone Remal Tears Through India and Bangladesh, Killing at Least 23

Kuakata, a coastal city in Bangladesh, on Monday, after Cyclone Remal made landfall.

Tuesday Briefing

The destruction after an Israeli strike on a camp for displaced people in Rafah.

Leaflet by Leaflet, a Few Aging Activists Fight India’s Tide of Bigotry

Roop Rekha Verma, 80, talking to women at a home in Lucknow, India, about their right to vote.

Facing Global Outrage, Netanyahu Calls Civilian Deaths in Rafah Strike ‘Tragic Accident’

Palestinians on Monday inspected damage after an Israeli strike near a camp for displaced people in Rafah set off a fire that killed at least 45 people.

World Leaders Denounce Deadly Strike in Rafah

Mourners at a funeral in Rafah, in southern Gaza, on Monday.

Shooting Near Rafah Border Crossing Kills a Member of Egypt’s Security Forces

North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket Carrying Satellite

Watching a news broadcast of North Korea’s rocket launch in Seoul on Monday.

U.S. Lawmakers Visit Taiwan and Vow Support in Face of Chinese Military Drills

President Lai Ching-te of Taiwan, right, with Representative Michael McCaul, Republican of Texas, in Taipei, Taiwan, on Monday.

Macron says Israeli operations in Rafah ‘must stop,’ and more news.

Onstage, Witches and Cossacks Strike a Chord With Ukrainians

“The Witch of Konotop,” at the Ivan Franko theater in Kyiv, Ukraine, last month.

China, Japan and South Korea Hold Talks Overshadowed by U.S.

President Yoon Suk Yeol of South Korea, center, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan, left, and Chinese Premier Li Qiang at a joint news conference in Seoul on Monday.

Inside the Factory Supplying Half of Africa’s Syringes

Papua New Guinea Landslide Has Buried 2,000 People, Officials Say

The aftermath of a landslide in Enga Province, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday.

Monday Briefing

A hardware superstore was hit in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Saturday.

The Deadly Prelude to South Africa’s First Free Elections

Spying Arrests Send Chill Through Britain’s Thriving Hong Kong Community

Simon Cheng, an activist from Hong Kong now living in Britain, last week in the offices of Hongkongers in London. The painting behind him depicts protesters in Hong Kong carrying their iconic yellow umbrellas.

This Island Wants to Round Up Its Wild Goats. Catching Them Won’t Be Easy.

12 Injured on Qatar Airways Flight From Turbulence

Qatar Airways flight QR017 was flying over Turkey when turbulence injured a dozen passengers.

Deadly Fires Highlight India’s Safety Shortfall

Damaged buildings on Sunday after a fire in an amusement park that killed at least 27 people in Rajkot, India.

Russia Plans New Ukraine Offensive as Zelensky Urges Biden and Xi to Join Peace Summit

Emergency workers at a hardware superstore that was hit by a Russian strike, according to Ukrainian officials, on Sunday in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Death Toll in Papua New Guinea Landslide Estimated to Be at Least 670

Villagers searching in the aftermath of a landslide in Yambali, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday.

Aid Deliveries From Egypt Into Gaza Resume

Egyptian trucks carrying humanitarian aid bound for the Gaza Strip waiting on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing on Sunday.

Peru’s New Rule on Transgender Health Care Draws Backlash

Police officers guarding the entrance of the Ministry of Health during a protest this month in Lima, Peru, that was staged by L.G.B.T.Q. groups against a new government decree listing transgender identity as a “mental disorder.”

Putin Shakes Up Things at Home as His Optimism About Ukraine War Rises

A military parade this month in Moscow.

The Hamas Chief and the Israeli Who Saved His Life

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