‘A day of gas’ inside a Gaza ambulance

Palestinian medics pray during a protest at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel. (Wissam Nassar/For The Washington Post) ZEITOUN, GAZA — The first patients don’t come until 5:39 p.m. They crowd around the ambulance, choking on tear gas. Israeli soldiers, just a few hundred yards away on the other side of the boundary fence, had […]

Royal wedding 2018 live coverage

5:05 a.m. The rings Kensington Palace just told us hacks: Harry and Meghan chose Cleave and Company to make their wedding rings. Markle’s ring “has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh Gold, gifted by Her Majesty The Queen. Prince Harry’s ring will be a Platinum Band with a textured finish.” 4:58 a.m. Prayer for the day The Church […]

WHO says Ebola outbreak in Congo is not yet a global health emergency

Members of a Red Cross team head out May 14 to look for suspected victims of Ebola in Mbandaka, Congo. (Karsten Voigt/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies/AP) NAIROBI —  The World Health Organization said Friday that criteria had not yet been met to declare a public health emergency of international concern in […]

Saudi Arabia detains women’s rights advocates who challenged driving ban

Loujain al-Hathloul is seen driving toward the border between the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia before her arrest Dec. 1, 2014. (Loujain al-Hathloul/AP) ISTANBUL — Authorities in Saudi Arabia have in recent days detained at least seven prominent human-rights activists, including women who for years campaigned to win Saudi women the right to drive, […]

Russia’s parliament to consider proposal to allow Putin to run for reelection again in 2024

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in Sochi, Russia, on May 18. (Sergei Chirikov/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Russia’s parliament is expected to consider a constitutional amendment that would allow Russian President Vladimir Putin to run in the 2024 election — a move that could potentially extend his rule until he is 77, if not older. The proposal would change Russia’s constitution […]

Trump’s ‘recklessness’ spurs jitters in the Middle East

BEIRUT — President Trump’s moves to open a new embassy in Jerusalem and withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal are destabilizing an already volatile Middle East, risking a wider regional war that the United States will be unable or unwilling to contain. Scenes of the bloodshed in Gaza have been twinned on television screens across […]

Reports: Plane crashes after takeoff from airport in Cuba

The crash scene Friday. (Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images) A passenger jet with more than 100 people on board crashed shortly after takeoff from Havana’s international airport Friday, according to Cuban media and witnesses. The Cuban state-run newspaper Granma reported that the plane, a Boeing 737-200 leased by the national airline, Cubana de Aviacion, was carrying 104 […]

South Korea asks: Who is that mystery man with Pompeo and Kim?

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, is greeted by senior North Korean officials on his arrival in Pyongyang on May 9. That mystery man in the rear, with white hair, is Andrew Kim. (Pool photo by Matthew Lee/AFP/Getty Images) SEOUL — He was, according to the South Korean press, the “scene stealer” at the latest […]