Thursday's world stories


Dave Lawler
Sep 22, 2022 - World

Putin's escalation gamble

Putin glances at his defense minister, Sergei Shoigu. Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images
Han Chen
Sep 22, 2022 - World

Japan to ease travel restrictions as pandemic wanes

Masked travelers at the Tokyo International Airport
Mask-wearing passengers at the Tokyo International Airport last month. Photo: James Matsumoto/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Barak Ravid
Updated Sep 22, 2022 - World

Israeli Prime Minister Lapid backs two-state solution in UN speech

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Nobel laureate says she's hopeful despite Guatemalan government crackdown

Photo illustration of Rigoberta Menchú
Photo illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios. Photo: Horacio Villalobos/Corbis via Getty Images

U.S. sanctions Iran's morality police over death of woman in custody

Dozens of people stage a demonstration to protest the death of a 22-year-old woman under custody
Protesters in Iran rally to demand justice for Mahsa Amini. Photo: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Despite pandemic, U.S. Latinos’ output eclipses U.K. and India GDPs

Jacob Knutson
Sep 22, 2022 - World

Fugitive in $500K U.S. Navy bribery scheme arrested in Venezuela

Rescue crews in Puerto Rico struggle to reach residents cut off by Fiona

Firefighters from the DOE Barceloneta carried rescue a 91-year-old woman who was trapped in her home after a flood.
Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, firefighters rescue a 91-year-old woman on Tuesday after flooding from Hurricane Fiona. Photo: Puerto Rico Firefighters Corps/Twitter

IADB president allegedly threatened to "burn" down bank over affair charges

Mauricio Claver Carone
Photo: Tarina Rodriguez/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Axios
Sep 21, 2022 - World

Internet restricted in Iran as anti-government protests intensify

Protesters in Iran rally to demand justice for Mahsa Amini.
Protesters in Iran rally to demand justice for Mahsa Amini. Photo: AFP via Getty Images
Sareen Habeshian
Sep 21, 2022 - World

Zelensky calls for special tribunal to punish Russia in UN speech

Delegates listen to a pre-recorded speech by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 21 in New York City. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images
Barak Ravid
Sep 21, 2022 - World

Lapid expresses "cautious optimism" on talks to end Israel-Lebanon maritime dispute

Israeli navy vessels are pictured off the coast of Rosh Hanikra, an area at the border between Israel and Lebanon (Ras Al-Naqoura), on June 6. Photo: Jalaa Marey/AFP via Getty Images
Israeli navy vessels are pictured off the coast of Rosh Hanikra, an area at the border between Israel and Lebanon (Ras Al-Naqoura), on June 6. Photo: Jalaa Marey/AFP via Getty Images
Jacob Knutson
Updated Sep 21, 2022 - Economy & Business

Over 1,300 Russians detained in protests against partial military mobilization

Police detaining a person in Moscow on Sept. 21 for participating in a demonstration against the mobilization order.
Police detaining a person in Moscow on Sept. 21 for participating in a demonstration against the mobilization order. Photo: Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images
Barak Ravid
Sep 21, 2022 - World

Scoop: Some Israeli officials worry war hurt Israel's image in Ukraine

A Tel Aviv demonstrator holds an Israeli flag on March 20 during a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Photo: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images
A Tel Aviv demonstrator holds an Israeli flag on March 20 during a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Photo: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images
Barak Ravid
Sep 21, 2022 - World

Iran's Raisi: "America trampled upon the nuclear accord"

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Barak Ravid
Sep 21, 2022 - World

Scoop: Ukraine asks Israel to share intel on Iranian support to Russian military

An Iranian Shahed-129 drone on display in Tehran.
An Iranian Shahed-129 drone on display in Tehran. Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images

Biden rebukes Russia's "outrageous" invasion of Ukraine in UN speech

President Biden addressing the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly
President Biden addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 21. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images
Rebecca Falconer
Updated Sep 21, 2022 - World

Putin announces partial military mobilization for Russian citizens

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting on the military-industrial complex at the Kremlin, September 20, 2022, in Moscow.
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on Tueday. Photo: Contributor/Getty Images
Han Chen
Sep 21, 2022 - Health

WHO: World "off track" in goal to reduce premature deaths from chronic diseases

Illustration of a health plus with darts all around it, as if they've missed the target.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Sareen Habeshian
Sep 21, 2022 - World

Elton John to perform at White House

Elton John performs at Hyde Park on June 24 in London. Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images