Russia’s Lavrov spars with Western officials at U.N.

In a contentious meeting at the Security Council, the Russian foreign minister attempted to deflect criticism of his country’s invasion of Ukraine.

By Karen DeYoungApril 24, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: War fuels record defense spending in Europe

In February, officials in Kyiv were making plans to attack Moscow — an effort Washington worked to head off, according to leaked documents.

By Niha Masih, Jennifer Hassan and Adam TaylorApril 24, 2023

What’s behind the fighting in Sudan, and what is at stake?

Sudan's military is battling the RSF, a paramilitary group — a conflict that has unleashed countrywide violence. The United States has evacuated embassy staff.

By Niha Masih, Bryan Pietsch, Sammy Westfall and Miriam BergerApril 24, 2023

As Sudan’s capital burns, the Darfur region negotiates a fragile truce

But fighting continues elsewhere in the country between forces backed by rival generals Burhan and Hemedti

By Katharine Houreld and Hafiz HarounApril 24, 2023

A Kenyan cult preached starving for salvation, police say. Dozens have died.

Authorities believe those found dead in a Kenyan forest were followers of pastor Paul Mackenzie’s Good News International Church.

By Rael Ombuor and Frances VinallApril 24, 2023

In photos: Diplomats evacuated from Sudan as fighting continues

More foreign powers evacuated diplomatic staff from Sudan on Sunday despite continued fighting between the Sudanese army and paramilitary forces in the capital, Khartoum, that has trapped millions of civilians on the front line.

By Washington Post StaffApril 24, 2023

Prominent Chinese journalist faces espionage charges, family says

Dong Yuyu, a former Harvard University journalism fellow, was detained in February, in the latest sign of how boundaries are being redrawn in Xi Jinping’s China.

By Lily KuoApril 24, 2023
The Washington Post

At U.S. behest, Ukraine held off anniversary attacks on Russia

Kyiv’s head of military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, planned bold strikes deep behind enemy lines that unnerved officials in Washington.

By Shane Harris and Isabelle KhurshudyanApril 24, 2023

DeSantis meets with Japanese leader on first stop of international trip

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis met with Japan's prime minister, as the likely GOP presidential contender swings through four of the biggest U.S. allies.

By Michelle Ye Hee LeeApril 24, 2023

As Russians plot against Chad, concerns mount over important U.S. ally

But critics say the Biden administration is making a mistake by giving Chad a pass over violence and repression at home.

By Rachel ChasonApril 24, 2023

For protesters pardoned in Iran, freedom comes with no guarantees

The Washington Post spoke to three Iranians affected by a recent amnesty, as the authorities seek to restore order after months of anti-government protests.

By Miriam BergerApril 24, 2023

Ukraine, China main focus as South Korean president visits White House

In an interview ahead of his trip to Washington, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol spoke about his career, life and his country’s alliance with the U.S., which marks 70 years this year.

By Michelle Ye Hee LeeApril 24, 2023

Diplomats evacuated from Sudan, but tens of thousands of foreigners remain

Fighting between Sudan’s military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces has killed at least 450 people and injured 3,500, according to the United Nations.

By John Hudson, Katharine Houreld and Annabelle TimsitApril 23, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: China criticized for questioning sovereignty of ex-Soviet states

Lu Shaye, China's ambassador to Paris, falsely claimed that former Soviet Union states "don’t have actual status in international law."

By Kelsey Ables, Jennifer Hassan and Nick ParkerApril 23, 2023

Sudan slides toward civil war and state collapse

People who have navigated Sudan’s tortured politics fear an even darker turn in a nation that is no stranger to ruinous war.

By Ishaan TharoorApril 23, 2023

Indian police arrest Sikh separatist after month-long hunt

The chase for Amritpal Singh had led to a heavy police crackdown, invoking memories of an intense 1980s insurgency in Punjab.

By Karishma MehrotraApril 23, 2023

Prince William has American ancestors — dating to the Revolution

Prince William is part American through his mother, the late Princess Diana, records show. The family traces to the Revolution — and rebels against the crown.

By Stephanie GreenApril 23, 2023

Wrexham levels up: What to know about the celebrity-owned soccer club

The team in Wales, purchased by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney two years ago, is champion of the fifth tier of English soccer.

By Frances VinallApril 23, 2023
The Washington Post

Wagner Group surges in Africa as U.S. influence fades, leak reveals

THE DISCORD LEAKS | Wagner’s influence in Africa is a source of alarm to the U.S., prompting a push to find ways to hit the group, according to the documents.

By Greg Miller and Robyn DixonApril 23, 2023

In Bakhmut, Ukrainian troops cling to western edge of a destroyed city

The longest, bloodiest battle of the war now involves close combat on the streets and between apartment blocks. Russia and Ukraine continue to pour reinforcements into Bakhmut.

By Susannah George and Serhii KorolchukApril 23, 2023