Erdogan claims lead amid contested vote count in Turkey election

A pivotal election between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu was thrown into chaos late Sunday amid a dispute over the vote count.

By Kareem Fahim, Murat Oztaskin and Zeynep KaratasMay 14, 2023
The Washington Post

Wagner chief offered to give Russian troop locations to Ukraine, leak says

Yevgeniy Prigozhin offered to tell Ukraine where Russian troops were located if they pulled back from Bakhmut, where Wagner mercenaries were taking heavy losses

By Shane Harris and Isabelle KhurshudyanMay 14, 2023

Thai opposition leads vote count, spelling possible end to military rule

With the majority of the votes counted, Pheu Thai and Move Forward had garnered well over 50 percent of the popular vote, according to the Election Commission.

By Rebecca Tan and Vasapa WanichwethinMay 14, 2023

Ukraine’s Zelensky visits Germany, turning a page on fragile ties

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's trip to Berlin follows Germany's announcement of a $2.95 billion package of military aid for his country.

By Loveday Morris and Kate BradyMay 14, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: France to train and equip several Ukrainian battalions with armored vehicles and light tanks

Germany’s latest military package is likely to include Leopard tanks, other armored vehicles and reconnaissance drones, a top Ukrainian official said.

By Loveday Morris, Kate Brady, Niha Masih, Annabelle Timsit, Leo Sands, Maham Javaid and Brittany ShammasMay 14, 2023

NATO races to bridge divisions over Ukraine membership

Discussions have intensified in the weeks before NATO leaders gather to cement plans for strengthening the alliance's defenses against Russia.

By Missy Ryan and Emily RauhalaMay 14, 2023

Cyclone Mocha makes landfall in Myanmar; region braces for devastation

The cyclone hit near the border with Bangladesh, close to the world’s largest refugee camp. Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated.

By Niha Masih, Annabelle Timsit and Ian LivingstonMay 14, 2023

Sweden wins Eurovision contest marked by kitsch and tributes to Ukraine

At the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool, wartime tributes jostle against kitsch and extreme silliness.

By Karla AdamMay 14, 2023

How one family escaped the war in Sudan — and what they carried with them

“We have a big desert, they can use it. But they didn’t," one resident said. "They chose to fight in the middle of the city.”

By Siobhán O'Grady and Heba Farouk MahfouzMay 14, 2023

Crossing jungle and desert, migrants navigate a sea of misinformation

As migrants head for the U.S. border, social media surges with conflicting information on what the end of Title 42 will mean for them.

By Juan Arturo Gómez Tobón and Samantha SchmidtMay 14, 2023

From Rahmbo to Rahm-bassador: How an unlikely diplomat has wooed Japan

He's hard-charging and sweary even by Washington standards, but super-polite Japan has taken a surprising shine to Ambassador Rahm Emanuel.

By Michelle Ye Hee LeeMay 14, 2023

Mexico faces humanitarian crisis as Biden migration policy kicks in

The desperation at a migrant camp in Matamoros, a half-mile from the U.S. border, underscored the questions swirling around Biden's new migration policy.

By Mary Beth SheridanMay 13, 2023

Kemal Dervis, taskmaster who helped rescue Turkey’s economy, dies at 74

Kemal Dervis was known for his blunt assessments of the Turkish economy, forcing through unpopular austerity measures.

By Brian MurphyMay 13, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Zelensky meets pope, hails ‘important meeting for approaching victory’ alongside Italian PM

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was in Rome to meet the Italian prime minister and the pope Saturday.

By Stefano Pitrelli, Andrew Jeong, Victoria Bisset, Claire Parker and Nick ParkerMay 13, 2023

Israel and Islamic Jihad agree to cease-fire, ending five-day conflict

Israel and Islamic Jihad, the Gaza-based militant group, agreed to a cease-fire Saturday night, ending a five-day bout of violence that killed at least 35 people.

By Shira Rubin, Steve Hendrix and Hazem BaloushaMay 13, 2023

Zelensky says ‘peace plan must be Ukrainian’ after meeting Pope Francis

Zelensky is rallying his European allies this weekend ahead of a planned counteroffensive on the battlefield.

By Stefano Pitrelli and Claire ParkerMay 13, 2023

Zelensky interview transcript: ‘Ukraine must win’

In an interview with The Washington Post, Ukraine's president discussed the much anticipated counteroffensive, leaked U.S. intelligence documents and the U.S. presidential election.

By Washington Post StaffMay 13, 2023
The Washington Post

Zelensky, in private, plots bold attacks inside Russia, leak shows

THE DISCORD LEAKS | Intercepts reveal Zelensky's aggressive instincts, a marked contrast to his image as the stoic statesman weathering Russia’s onslaught.

By John Hudson and Isabelle KhurshudyanMay 13, 2023

Cyclone Mocha rapidly intensifies ahead of devastating landfall in Myanmar and Bangladesh

The storm had sustained winds of 150 mph late Saturday, or just shy of Category 5. Massive storm surge is likely near landfall in northern Myanmar.

By Ian LivingstonMay 13, 2023

How Truman, who was known to disparage Jews, became godfather of Israel

Harry Truman used antisemitic slurs in private. But his surprise decision 75 years ago to recognize Israel, launching a fierce alliance, was a long time coming.

By Gordon F. SanderMay 13, 2023