World - The Washington Post (2024)

Prince Harry loses bid to include Rupert Murdoch in hacking lawsuit

Judge rules, however, that plaintiffs may air allegations involving some of his former top executives, including Washington Post CEO William Lewis.

By Karla Adam, Aaron C. Davis and Sarah EllisonMay 21, 2024

Israel-Gaza War

Middle East conflict live updates: European countries back ICC after arrest warrant request; UNRWA says it has run out of food for Rafah

President Biden criticized the International Criminal Court for seeking arrest warrants for Israeli officials including Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as Hamas leaders.

By Kelly Kasulis Cho, Leo Sands, Bryan Pietsch and Sammy WestfallMay 21, 2024


1 dead, 30 injured on Singapore Airlines flight during ‘severe turbulence’

The Boeing 777 was carrying more than 200 passengers and diverted to Thailand after the incident, which killed one person.

By Rebecca Tan, Robin Vochelet, Adela Suliman and Regine CabatoMay 21, 2024

Israel-Gaza War

Under pressure from all sides, Netanyahu refuses to change course in Gaza

As the ICC seeks an arrest warrant for Netanyahu, critics in Israel say he is prioritizing his political survival over Israel’s hostages and the war effort.

By Shira Rubin and Loveday MorrisMay 21, 2024


E.U. sets precedent with plan to use profits from frozen Russian assets

Since the earliest weeks of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Western allies have debated how to make the Kremlin pay without exposing themselves to legal challenges.

By Emily Rauhala and Beatriz RíosMay 21, 2024


A German prince is on trial for an alleged coup plot. Here’s what to know.

Prosecutors said Heinrich XIII, Prince of Reuss, and his co-conspirators planned to violently overthrow the German government and impose a new state order.

By Kate BradyMay 21, 2024


As U.S. influence in Africa wanes, Kenya bucks the trend

William Ruto’s visit to Washington comes as a coups and wars, the use of Russian mercenaries, and Chinese loans have eroded Washington’s influence in Africa.

By Katharine HoureldMay 21, 2024


Riots are flaring on a French archipelago in the South Pacific. Here’s why.

France declared a state of emergency in New Caledonia, where several people have died and hundreds have been injured. Discontent over voting rights sparked unrest.

By Andrew Jeong and Annabelle TimsitMay 21, 2024

Israel-Gaza War

Mapping the damage to Gaza’s hospitals: Battered, abandoned and raided

Of 36 hospitals in Gaza, four have not been damaged by munitions, raided by the Israel Defense Forces or gone out of service, according to a Post analysis.

By Frances Vinall and Mohamad El ChamaaMay 21, 2024

Middle East

Amal Clooney was among the experts who advised on the ICC arrest warrants

The human rights lawyer was part of a team convened by the ICC prosecutor that recommended war crimes charges against the leaders of Israel and Hamas.

By Rachel PannettMay 21, 2024


With Europe’s support, North African nations push migrants to the desert

Europe backs aggressive operations by governments in North Africa that lead to migrants being dumped in barren deserts, a joint investigation shows.

By Anthony Faiola, Imogen Piper, Joyce Sohyun Lee, Klaas van Dijken, Maud Jullien and May BulmanMay 20, 2024

Israel-Gaza War

Biden criticizes ‘outrageous’ ICC arrest warrant ask for Israeli leaders

Warrants are sought for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, and Hamas leaders Yehiya Sinwar, Mohammed Deif and Ismail Haniyeh.

By Louisa Loveluck, Rachel Pannett, Adela Suliman and Leo SandsMay 20, 2024

Post Reports

The death of Iran’s president

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, along with other top officials. Today on “Post Reports,” the reactions to his death from within Iran and worldwide – and what it will mean for the country’s leadership.

By Bishop Sand, Sabby Robinson, Sean Carter and Monica CampbellMay 20, 2024

Israel-Gaza War

ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for top Israeli, Hamas figures

The International Criminal Court will now consider the application and if it agrees, the arrests can be carried out by the court’s 124 member states.

By Louisa LoveluckMay 20, 2024

Middle East

Who is Mohammad Mokhber? Iran taps acting president after Raisi’s death.

Mohammad Mokhber, as Iran’s first vice president since 2021, assumes interim presidential powers after Ebrahim Raisi’s death in a helicopter crash in Iran.

By Kim Bellware and Leo SandsMay 20, 2024

Middle East

Helicopter crash that killed Iran’s president caused by ‘technical failure,’ state media says

The Middle Eastern nation declared five days of national mourning after the helicopter crashed in thick fog in East Azerbaijan province. Mohammad Mokhber will be acting president.

By Niha Masih, Kelly Kasulis Cho, Jennifer Hassan, Leo Sands and Maham JavaidMay 20, 2024

Middle East

Raisi’s death adds to volatility as conflict shakes the Middle East

The Iranian president’s death comes at a time of uncertainty as the Islamic republic and Israel remain engaged in an escalating confrontation.

By Kareem Fahim, Nilo Tabrizy and Susannah GeorgeMay 20, 2024

Middle East

Iran’s president was flying in U.S.-designed helicopter when it crashed

The Bell 212 aircraft is a widely used civilian version of the Vietnam-era Huey military helicopter, operated by armed forces and businesses around the globe.

By Ian Duncan, Joyce Sohyun Lee, Samuel Granados, Nilo Tabrizy and Sammy WestfallMay 20, 2024

Middle East

What we know about the helicopter crash that killed Iranian President Raisi

First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber has assumed the duties of president and will hold an election within 50 days.

By Susannah GeorgeMay 20, 2024

By The Way

The race up a Hong Kong tower covered in 40 feet of buns

An annual Bun Festival turns the fishing island of Cheung Chau into a staging ground for a traditional parade and a climb up a tower lined with steamed buns.

By Andrew Genung and Billy H.C. KwokMay 20, 2024

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