Sri Lankans storm government office, impatient for president’s resignation

Demonstrators entered the prime minister's office hours after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country on a military plane.

By Niha Masih and Hafeel FariszJuly 13, 2022

Putin to visit Tehran; Russia, Ukraine to discuss Black Sea ‘grain corridor’

Experts say Tehran’s move to send drones, which a senior White House official disclosed Monday, suggests that Moscow is running out of precision weapons.

By Amy Cheng, Annabelle Timsit, Andrew Jeong, Praveena Somasundaram, Ellen Francis, Karina Tsui and Reis ThebaultJuly 13, 2022

As Biden visits, Palestinians reminded of their descent into autocracy

For Palestinians who have never known a peace process, never participated in elections, and seen their cause sidelined — Biden's visit holds little hope.

By Shira RubinJuly 13, 2022

Corruption cases tarnish image of Iran’s hard-line president

The cases — including the collapse of the Metropol building that killed dozens — have added to popular anger at a moment when Iranians are reeling from rising prices and an economic downturn.

By Babak DehghanpishehJuly 13, 2022

Ukrainians from occupied Luhansk struggle to make new lives elsewhere

The eastern region, the first to fall under near-total Russian control, reckons with its new reality.

By Dalton Bennett and Anastacia GalouchkaJuly 13, 2022

Two killings haunt Biden’s Middle East trip

The shadow of two slain journalists — Jamal Khashoggi and Shireen Abu Akleh — will hang over President Biden's trip.

By Ishaan TharoorJuly 13, 2022

Russia holding 400 passenger jets hostage in global sanctions fight

A court battle in Sri Lanka illustrates the lengths Russia will go to to hold onto commercial aircraft owned by Western leasing companies.

By Jeanne Whalen, Ellen Nakashima and Hafeel FariszJuly 12, 2022

Next U.K. prime minister? 8 candidates jockey to replace Boris Johnson.

Rishi Sunak, Penny Mordaunt and Liz Truss are among the contenders.

By Karla Adam, Adela Suliman and Annabelle TimsitJuly 12, 2022

Disgraced Sri Lankan president flees in predawn hours before resignation

The drama capped another tumultuous 24 hours after the president's brother also tried to leave the economically devastated country but was blocked at the airport.

By Hafeel Farisz, Niha Masih and Bryan PietschJuly 12, 2022

Mexico’s president meets Biden amid tension over migration, fentanyl

A month after boycotting Biden’s Western Hemisphere summit, Andrés Manuel López Obrador goes to the White House for a make-up meeting.

By Mary Beth Sheridan and Ashley ParkerJuly 12, 2022

Move faster to help global food crisis, senators urge

Move faster in aiding global food crisis, senators urge as the war in Ukraine pushes more nations closer to famine.

By Missy RyanJuly 12, 2022

The euro is nearly equal to the dollar. Here’s why it matters.

The euro and the U.S. dollar are exchanging at a 1-to-1 rate for the first time since the early years of the European currency’s creation.

By Aaron Gregg, Ellen Francis and Bryan PietschJuly 12, 2022

Macron defends his support for Uber after leak of company files

"I would do it again tomorrow and the day after tomorrow," the French president said.

By Rick NoackJuly 12, 2022

Key Islamic State figure killed in Syria drone strike, U.S. says

Maher al-Agal, who worked to build Islamic State networks outside of Iraq and Syria, was targeted along with an associate, the U.S. military said.

By Karoun Demirjian and Kareem FahimJuly 12, 2022

How the next U.K. prime minister will be chosen

Most of Britain will be sitting on the sidelines while the Conservative Party chooses its new leader.

By Marisa BellackJuly 12, 2022

How Abe and Japan became vital to Moon’s Unification Church

Suspect in Abe assassination was upset with Unification Church's involvement with his mother, authorities say.

By Marc FisherJuly 12, 2022

What to know about the upheaval in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's president is set to resign after demonstrators stormed his home and office to protest the government's handling of a dire economic crisis.

By Claire Parker and Miriam BergerJuly 12, 2022

U.K.’s elite Cambridge University opens inquiry into student deaths

Students at the university have reported a "mental health crisis" after several suspected suicide deaths.

By Adela SulimanJuly 12, 2022

Photos: Japan bids farewell to Shinzo Abe

TOKYO — Four days after former prime minister Shinzo Abe was gunned down by an assassin, Japan paused on Tuesday to remember one of the country’s most influential leaders, as his family and friends gathered for a private funeral at a Tokyo temple.

By Washington Post StaffJuly 12, 2022