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A Palestinian man walks between scorched cars in a scrapyard, in the town of Hawara, near the West Bank city of Nablus, Feb. 27, 2023.

Israel beefs up troops after unprecedented settler rampage

Conflict & Justice

Israel sent hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank on Monday, a day after a Palestinian gunman killed two Israelis and settlers rampaged through a Palestinian town, torching homes and vehicles in the worst such violence in decades.

Zehra Kurukafa walks past a destroyed house in the village of Polat, Turkey, Feb. 12, 2023.

Turkey earthquake survivors face despair, as rescues wane

Natural disasters
People and rescue teams try to reach trapped residents inside collapsed buildings in Adana, Turkey, Feb. 6, 2023.

Powerful quake rocks Turkey and Syria, kills more than 2,300

Natural disasters
Security officials and rescue workers gather at the site of suicide bombing, in Peshawar, Pakistan

Suicide bomber kills 34, wounds 150 at mosque in NW Pakistan

Shopkeepers and workers wait for electric power at a market following a power breakdown across the country, in Lahore, Pakistan, Jan. 23, 2023.

Lights out in Pakistan as energy-saving move backfires

Rescuers scour the crash site in the wreckage of a passenger plane in Pokhara, Nepal, Jan.16, 2023.

Flight data, voice recorders retrieved from Nepal crash site


Rescuers are still searching the debris of a passenger plane that crashed in Nepal’s Himalayan foothills for three missing people, who are believed to be dead.

Protesters, supporters of Brazil's former President Jair Bolsonaro, clash with the police after they stormed the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan. 8, 2023.

Brazil authorities seek to punish pro-Bolsonaro rioters


Brazilian authorities say they will punish the thousands supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro’s who stormed Congress, the Supreme Court and presidential palace over the weekend.

Smoke rises from a hotel building after an explosions and gunfire in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 12, 2022.

Taliban: Assailants attack hotel in Afghan capital Kabul


Three Afghan locals have been killed, with others injured — including two foreigners — after gunmen attacked a Kabul hotel frequented by Chinese nationals on Monday.

Sudanese demonstrators attend a rally to demand the return to civilian rule a year after a military coup, Khartoum, Sudan

Sudanese generals, pro-democracy group sign framework deal


Sudan’s ruling generals and the main pro-democracy group have signed a framework deal to establish a new, civilian-led transitional government to guide the country to elections and offer a path forward in the wake of Sudan’s stalled transition to democracy following last year’s coup.

A giant inflatable copy of the trophy is displayed prior to the start of the World Cup group A soccer match between Qatar and Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar, Nov. 20, 2022.

Qatar opens World Cup with lavish half-hour ceremony


Qatar kicked off the World Cup with its opening ceremony on Sunday. The country has spent more than $200 billion in preparation, building seven new stadiums.