Hundreds of buildings collapsed and millions of people in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and Israel felt the earth shake.
After more than a decade of conflict, northern Syria will be ill-equipped to recover from Monday’s earthquake amid a collapsing economy.
Experts fear that the quake in Turkey on Monday was strong and shallow enough to be lethal on a devastating scale.
Turkey, a hotbed of seismic activity, sits on the Anatolian Plate, which borders two major faults as it grinds northeast against Eurasia.
Inside the mind of Juan Tamariz, the godfather of close-up card magic.
The expected move against Oleksii Reznikov comes amid a widening corruption scandal, although he was not implicated in wrongdoing.
Ukrainians have flocked to resorts nestled in the Carpathian Mountains, largely spared the worst of the war, for a respite. One soldier recuperating there explored what it means to heal.
An outspoken American who became a model for Coco Chanel, she partied with Europe’s elite before starting her own clothing line for stars and socialites.
Pope Francis ended his trip to Africa on Saturday by meeting with displaced people and urging his clergy not to “remain neutral before the pain caused by acts of injustice and violence.”
American officials worry that commercial activities in Turkey and the United Arab Emirates could be fueling Russia’s war machine and have threatened to punish those involved.
Ukraine has used the strategic town of Vuhledar to launch attacks disrupting transit on a critical rail link between the war’s southern and eastern fronts.
Despite expectations that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine would force Europe to bolster its military strength, it has instead reinforced dependency on U.S. leadership, intelligence and might.
In the Austrian state of Carinthia, where the law favors light-colored local bees, those honey producers judged “too dark” risk eradication.
The iconic one-day world championship event has outgrown the small town on the island of Hawaii. But will triathletes follow the race outside of Kona?
Poor neighborhoods that have been hit hardest by austerity have also seen violence among young people surge or remain stubbornly high. Residents say that’s no coincidence.
European Union leaders met in Kyiv with President Volodymyr Zelensky, who said Ukraine would not give up on Bakhmut, the eastern city caught in a fierce battle with Russian forces.
Kyiv has been promised scores of tanks and other armor, and the longest range munitions yet. But with a looming Russian offensive, a race is on to get the matériel to the battlefield.
He burst onto the French fashion scene in 1966 and, with dresses made from metal, plastic and paper, changed the definition of couture.
A Chinese balloon seen floating over the northwestern United States this week was a reminder of how governments have used balloons for reconnaissance for more than a century.
Researchers say the jewelry, found in a field outside Birmingham, England, is an extraordinary piece of treasure.
The British musician spent years writing for other artists, eventually sharing her frustrations online. After speaking her truths about the industry, she shares personal revelations on her debut.
The disgraced former glam rock singer was found guilty in 2015 of sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s. He had been given a 16-year sentence.
Though the music label ultimately backed out, the deal illustrates the temptations and risks faced by corporations seeking to capitalize on the notoriety of pop-culture figures.
Since the 18th century, Russians have flocked to the healing waters of Karlovy Vary. Now, the Czech government has barred them from visiting the country, and the town must reinvent itself.
Edgardo Greco, 63, was arrested as he was about to start a night shift at a restaurant in France. Investigators identified him through online photographs.
Jean-Luc Martinez, who led the museum from 2013 to 2021, is fighting charges of complicity in fraud and money laundering, part of an inquiry into the illegal sale of Egyptian artifacts.
An older model than the already approved Leopard 2, the tanks will need refurbishment and could face ammunition shortages.
The conviction, the first on such a charge in Britain in more than 40 years, came after officers stopped a man at a gate leading to the monarch’s private quarters on Christmas Day in 2021.
Stanislas Eskenazi volunteered with Brussels’ legal aid service, typically helping petty criminals. But now he is representing Belgium’s most-wanted man.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s strategy of caution surely won’t hold.
Invoking World War II on the 80th anniversary of victory at Stalingrad, Mr. Putin repeated his false justifications for an invasion that has taken a staggering toll.
The stance differs from the full ban demanded by Ukraine and supported by some of its allies.
A study of butchered bones from 125,000 years ago offers what researchers call “the first clear-cut evidence of elephant-hunting in human evolution.”
President Volodymyr Zelensky is eager to highlight his crackdown on corruption, ahead of E.U. accession talks and possible Western investigations of war aid.
Ahead of a MoMA retrospective, the actress reflected on her career, which includes over 100 films and many classics of Italian cinema.
The decision is a big victory for the families of the 29 people who died in the attack in August 1998, four months after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.
Francis has been slowed by age. But his enthusiastic welcome in Africa has proved a shot in the arm and provided a reminder of the papacy’s global reach.
The European Parliament’s move is likely to prompt the arrest of Marc Tarabella of Belgium and Andrea Cozzolino of Italy in connection with claims of influence-peddling involving Qatar and Morocco.
The bank raised rates by half a point and said it expected to do the same in March, but traders are betting there will not be many more increases after that.
Meta’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, called 2023 the “year of efficiency,” a pronouncement that is reassuring investors and sparking a wider rally in tech stocks.
The record haul, pushed by high energy prices and a hunger for liquefied natural gas, came as a new chief signaled a more “balanced approach” to renewable energy.
An arbitration panel will meet next week to weigh whether the European Tour may penalize the men who played on the Saudi-backed circuit.
David Pressman, a gay human rights lawyer, has been accused by pro-government media in Hungary of undermining traditional values, violating diplomatic conventions and meddling in the judiciary.
The bank raised rates half a point to the highest level since 2008, but softened its tone on future increases.
Homs was the capital of the Syrian revolution. Now it is a footnote, but not to me.
The Mozart Group was training Ukrainian soldiers and evacuating frontline residents until the money ran out. Its collapse sheds light on the stresses faced by such groups.
Russia is massing hundreds of thousands of troops and stepping up its bombardment, perhaps signaling the biggest assault since the start of the war. “I think it has started,” Ukraine’s leader says.
“Even maniacs and serial killers serving life sentences have the right to receive a visit, but I don’t,” the Russian opposition leader wrote on Twitter.
The city’s art market is shrinking and some major players have left. But young dealerships presenting work by emerging artists are springing up in their place.
For years, tourists could look from the top of London’s most popular art museum into the apartments opposite. Soon, they may be permanently stopped from doing so.
Stocks and bonds are on an impressive run so far this year, driven by hopes the Federal Reserve will slow down, or even pause, its interest rate increases.
Angry protests over a plan to raise France’s retirement age pile uncertainty on small businesses, but most are siding with the demonstrators.
The battle in the eastern Ukraine city of Bakhmut is growing in importance, as both sides pour forces into the battle.
A Styles photographer captures the fashion inside and out at the couture shows.
The divorce between Britain and the European Union has become the dark thread that, to many, explains why Britain is suffering more than its neighbors.
Persistent reports point to “horrific executions” and other atrocities possibly committed by the Kremlin-affiliated mercenary force and the Malian military, according to human rights experts.
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had long been cautious about deepening ties to Iran, but his calculus has changed during the course of the war.
The dancers in the United Ukrainian Ballet have found a home in the Netherlands. This week the company makes its U.S. debut in Alexei Ratmansky’s “Giselle.”
President Emmanuel Macron is forging ahead with plans to raise the legal age of retirement to 64, from 62, despite strikes, street demonstrations and a looming parliamentary battle.
A surge in trade by Russia’s neighbors and allies hints at one reason its economy remains so resilient after sweeping sanctions.
The pope is planning to spend three days in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the most populous and most Catholic nations in Africa. While it has extensive natural riches, its people have long been buffeted by conflict and exploitation.
Russia’s invasion has disrupted the social services that help reduce harm to the women and men who sell sex, threatening public health.
Ukraine’s allies have supplied Kyiv with an ever-growing list of weaponry, but many countries are wary of its recent requests for military jets.
“We have to make time our weapon,” President Volodymyr Zelensky declared as Ukrainians girded for an expected Russian offensive.
With the closing of Le Castiglione comes the end of an era for a certain slice of Parisian life.
Italy’s population of elder Italians is soaring as its birthrate plummets, putting the country at the forefront of a global demographic trend that experts call the “silver tsunami.”
NATO’s secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, urged South Korea to increase its support for Ukraine in the face of Russia’s invasion.
Ann-Helén Laestadius grew up among the Sámi, an Indigenous people living near the Arctic Circle, in Europe. Her novel, “Stolen,” a success in her native Sweden, reflects that culture to a broad audience.
As he faces a tough fight for re-election, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has been raising fresh objections to Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership bids.
The former British prime minister said the Russian leader made the remark during a phone call in the weeks before Putin’s forces invaded Ukraine.
The Adani Group, the Indian conglomerate run by Asia’s wealthiest man, has gone on the offensive to fight fraud allegations by an American investor.
The automakers said they would resolve a yearslong dispute that became the backdrop to Carlos Ghosn’s downfall as head of the alliance.
The first comprehensive survey of a 7,000-year-old burial tradition reveals an often violent final ritual.
Tens of thousands of inmates have joined a mercenary group fighting with the Kremlin’s decimated forces in Ukraine. Some of them are returning to civilian life with military training and, in many cases, battlefield traumas.
Known as the father of Indian independence, his concept of nonviolent resistance to fight injustice has inspired political movements around the world.
The early signs for Rishi Sunak are not good.
The vivid characters and the infectious melodies of the 1983 musical prove remarkably durable in Barrie Kosky’s madcap production at Komische Oper Berlin.
The country has dropped restrictions on overseas journeys for its citizens, but once-popular destinations are still waiting for the flood of vacationers to arrive.
The public release of a map from the 1940s has drawn fortune seekers with shovels and metal detectors to a small Dutch village. Not everyone is excited.
The area is a flash point in an offensive that Moscow views as crucial for its goal of seizing the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.
In trying to bring “integrity” back to Downing Street, Rishi Sunak fired Nadhim Zahawi, the chairman of the governing Conservatives, over his personal tax affairs.
French workers are outraged by raising the retirement age. But is laziness driving the outrage or something deeper?
One of the last surviving Black pilots from that celebrated group, he was surrounded by an angry mob after parachuting from his P-51 over Austria during World War II.
A new agreement is expected to expand the reach of U.S. technology restrictions on China issued last year.