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In the West Bank, release of prisoners deepens support for Hamas

The two cousins spotted each other on the bus leaving the prison, as shocked to see the other as they were by their sudden freedom. “Pinch me,” Anwar Atta, 18, told his younger cousin. “I need to know if this is a dream.”

NATO ministers vow to maintain support for Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and top Western diplomats vowed Wednesday to sustain support for Ukraine and its bid to join NATO despite dwindling military supplies and competing crises.

A US-Iranian miscalculation could lead to a larger war, officials say

National security officials fear a miscalculation amid tit-for-tat attacks, combined with each side’s belief that the other does not want a larger fight, could trigger exactly that: a regional conflict, just two years after the United States ended 20 years of war in the Middle East and South Asia.

Germany’s much-vaunted strategic pivot stalls

Just days after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Chancellor Olaf Scholz vowed to revitalize a German military that had fallen into disrepair since the end of the Cold War.

India ignored repeated warnings before tunnel trapped 41 men

As the trapped workers came out of the under-construction road tunnel after 17 days, the happy end to a rescue effort that had riveted India set off celebrations across the country.

The world economy will slow next year because of inflation, high rates and war, OECD says

The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development estimated Wednesday that international growth would slow to 2.7 percent in 2024 from an expected 2.9 percent pace this year.

Gay couple in Nepal becomes the 1st to officially register same-sex marriage in the country

A gay couple in Nepal on Wednesday became the first in the nation to receive official same-sex marriage status. The Himalayan nation is one of the first in Asia to allow it.

Blinken seeks a new extension of the Gaza cease-fire as he heads again to the Middle East

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that the Biden administration believes it is also imperative to discuss ideas about the future governance of Gaza if Israel achieves its stated goal of eradicating Hamas.