Israel-Gaza war live updates: Netanyahu rejects Hamas’s terms for release of hostages

Health officials said the Gaza death toll passed 25,000. Netanyahu rejected what he said were Hamas’s hostage release terms, including the withdrawal of Israeli forces.

By Niha Masih and Annabelle TimsitJanuary 22, 2024

Modi’s consecration of controversial Hindu temple caps years-long campaign

The destruction of a mosque on the site in Ayodhya, India, triggered deadly religious riots.

By Gerry Shih and Karishma MehrotraJanuary 22, 2024

They were ready to give up on Israel. Now they’re all in.

The Hamas attack of Oct. 7 has spurred many liberal Israelis to reassess their relationship with the state.

By Steve Hendrix and Itay SternJanuary 22, 2024

What Netanyahu sees from the river to the sea

The original party platform of Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party insists that “between the Sea and the Jordan there will be only Israeli sovereignty.”

By Ishaan TharoorJanuary 22, 2024

Search ends for Navy SEALs lost at sea on mission to seize Iranian arms

After an exhaustive search scouring 21,000 square miles off the coast of Somalia, two Navy SEALs reported missing during the boarding of a ship carrying Iranian weapons to Houthi fighters were declared dead by the Pentagon.

By Alex HortonJanuary 21, 2024

Gaza Health Ministry says 25,000 dead; U.S. prepares for military campaign against Houthis

The Biden administration is planning a sustained military campaign targeting the Houthis in Yemen, administration officials told The Washington Post.

By Niha Masih, Leo Sands and Nick ParkerJanuary 21, 2024

Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 27, Russian-backed authorities say

Officials in the city of Donetsk said the shells landed in a busy shopping area and blamed the strikes on Ukraine’s military.

By Mary IlyushinaJanuary 21, 2024

Iranian-linked militants strike Iraqi base housing U.S. troops

The attack against Ain al-Asad Air Base injured at least one Iraqi service member, Centcom said. Some U.S. personnel were evaluated for traumatic brain injuries.

By Justine McDaniel, Annabelle Timsit, Louisa Loveluck and Mustafa SalimJanuary 21, 2024

Growing Oct. 7 ‘truther’ groups say Hamas massacre was a false flag

Denial of Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel is spreading. The untrue narrative seeded on social media from TikTok to Reddit is bleeding into the real world.

By Elizabeth DwoskinJanuary 21, 2024

American teen killed in West Bank, leaving mosque ‘devastated’ back home

Tawfic Hafeth Abdel Jabbar, a 17-year-old who grew up in the New Orleans area, was killed Friday in the West Bank, according to a relative.

By Heidi Pérez-Moreno, Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff and Sufian TahaJanuary 21, 2024

Iran accuses Israel of deadly Syria strike

Most of the missiles fired at al-Assad Air Base in Iraq were intercepted by air defenses, while others landed on the base, according to U.S. officials.

By Andrew Jeong, Kelsey Ables, Victoria Bisset, Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff and Justine McDanielJanuary 21, 2024

War in Gaza is making childbirth a nightmare

Doctors and aid workers say infant and maternal mortality have spiked.

By Louisa Loveluck, Heba Farouk Mahfouz and Hajar HarbJanuary 21, 2024

As Houthis vow to fight on, U.S. prepares for sustained campaign

U.S. officials say they don’t expect operations in Yemen to last years, but they acknowledge it’s unclear when the Houthis’ military capability will be eroded.

By Missy Ryan, John Hudson and Abigail HauslohnerJanuary 20, 2024

How Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea threaten Israel’s economy

In just a few months, Yemen’s Houthis have taken an outsize bite out of global shipping — and have begun to threaten economically their stated target, Israel.

By Bryan PietschJanuary 20, 2024

A kitchen table amputation without anesthetic in Gaza is one of many

The gruesome procedure highlights the daily horrors facing Gazans amid the collapse in their health-care system.

By Heba Farouk Mahfouz and Loveday MorrisJanuary 20, 2024

A Belgian port seized tons of cocaine. Criminals tried to take it back.

Belgian customs officers seized three times as much cocaine in the port of Antwerp last year as U.S. customs and border officials seized in all of the United States.

By Gerrit De VynckJanuary 20, 2024

‘Succession’ creator Jesse Armstrong says there’ll be no spinoffs

Armstrong also told the BBC that while “Succession” characters did “reprehensible” things, he didn’t “think of them as irredeemable.”

By Adela SulimanJanuary 20, 2024

Breaking protection pledge, Russian regions reinstate animal kill shelters

The dog-loving Russian leader changed the constitution to keep himself in power and added an animal protection provision. But now regions have new authority to kill strays.

By Mary IlyushinaJanuary 20, 2024

Zvi Zamir, Israeli spy chief amid war and tragedy, dies at 98

Mr. Zamir directed Mossad operations against Palestinian militants after 11 Israeli Olympic team members were killed at the 1972 Games in Munich.

By Brian MurphyJanuary 19, 2024

U.S. launches more strikes on Houthis; communications restored in Gaza after week-long outage

U.S. strikes in Yemen Friday targeted “Houthi missile launchers that were ready to launch attacks,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters.

By Kelsey Ables, Victoria Bisset, Itay Stern, Adam Taylor and Karen DeYoungJanuary 19, 2024