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Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (left) and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a joint press conference following meetings at the Danish Foreign Ministry in Copenhagen on Monday.

Dogged by Mideast, Blinken aims to revive US-Denmark ties

Confronting multiple unrelated international crises, Secretary of State Antony Blinken sought Monday to revive strained ties with Denmark, pledging renewed cooperation with the country over climate change, Arctic policy, and Russia.

Israeli soldiers fire a 155mm self-propelled howitzer towards the Gaza Strip from their position along the border with the Palestinian enclave on Monday.

Israel strikes Gaza tunnels as truce efforts remain elusive

The Israeli military unleashed another heavy wave of airstrikes Monday on the Gaza Strip, saying it destroyed militant tunnels and the homes of nine Hamas commanders.

A woman watches her umbrella fly away in the wind during as a powerful cyclone made landfall in Mumbai, India, Monday.

Powerful cyclone hits land in India amid deadly virus surge

Cyclone Tauktae, the most powerful storm to hit the region in more than two decades, came ashore in Gujarat state with heavy rain, a battering storm surge and sustained winds of up to 165 kilometers per hour.

People inspected the rubble of a destroyed residential building that was hit by an Israeli airstrike, in Gaza City, on Sunday.

Israeli warplanes stage more heavy strikes across Gaza City

Israeli warplanes unleashed a new series of heavy airstrikes at several locations of Gaza City early Monday, hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war with Gaza’s Hamas rulers would rage on.

Palestinian firefighters doused a fire at the Foamco mattress factory east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday.

Grief mounts as efforts to ease Israel-Hamas fight falter

The diplomatic wrangling came as at least 42 Palestinians were killed early Sunday in an airstrike in Gaza City, the deadliest episode in the recent bloodshed.

A Palestinian boy near the ruins of his house after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, on Friday. Civilian deaths on both sides raise urgent questions about which military actions are legal, what war crimes are being committed, and who, if anyone, will be held to account.

When fighting erupts between Israel and Hamas, charges of war crimes follow

Civilians are paying an especially high price in the latest bout of violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, raising urgent questions about how the laws of war apply to the conflagration.

Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen at a news conference in Moscow, Russia, on March 19, 2021.

Afghan cease-fire ends amid calls for fresh peace talks

A three-day cease-fire marked by violent attacks — most claimed by the Islamic State group — ended Sunday in Afghanistan amid calls for renewed peace talks between the government and Taliban.

An archaeological excavation in the Czech Republic at Lany, near the border with Austria, on April 24, 2021, a few yards from where a bone scratched with Germanic runes was found.

A scratched hint of ancient ties stirs national furies in Europe

In a region long fought over by rival ethnic and linguistic groups, archaeologists in the Czech Republic have discovered something unusual in these turbulent parts: evidence that peoples locked in hostility for much of the modern era got along in centuries past.