Army Overturns Convictions of Black Soldiers Charged With Mutiny in 1917 Houston Riot

Army Overturns Convictions of Black Soldiers Charged With Mutiny in 1917 Houston Riot

The U.S. Army has overturned the convictions of 110 Black soldiers charged over a century ago with mutiny, murder and assault in a Texas riot. Nineteen of the Black Army soldiers convicted were sentenced to death and executed following the riot in 1917, when members of the 24th Infantry Regiment clashed with police and white … Read more

The Day After Israeli Victory

The Day After Israeli Victory

While Israel focuses on winning the war against Hamas, the U.S. has been pressing for commitments on what will come next. Speaking in Tokyo last week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken laid out five “Nos”: “No forcible displacement of Palestinians from Gaza. . . . No use of Gaza as a platform for terrorism or … Read more

Stricken Gaza Hospital Reports Deaths of Newborns as Israel, Hamas Clash Nearby

Stricken Gaza Hospital Reports Deaths of Newborns as Israel, Hamas Clash Nearby

Updated Nov. 12, 2023 3:46 pm ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Israeli troops and Hamas militants fought intense street battles Sunday around the Gaza Strip’s biggest hospital, leaving the medical facility with dwindling supplies for thousands sheltering there while a power outage led to the death of two newborns, according to doctors there. Doctors … Read more

Israel Rebuffs Calls for Palestinian Authority to Rule Gaza

Israel Rebuffs Calls for Palestinian Authority to Rule Gaza

Updated Nov. 12, 2023 1:29 pm ET Israel is diverging from the U.S. and Arab world on a postwar solution for Gaza, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ruled out a role for the Palestinian Authority, which Washington and some Arab leaders prefer to take over from Hamas. Netanyahu, under pressure from his right-wing political base, … Read more

The Militia at the Center of the Darfur Genocide Kills Hundreds in Sudan

The Militia at the Center of the Darfur Genocide Kills Hundreds in Sudan

Listen to article (2 minutes) The gunmen arrived on motorcycles and in the backs of Toyota pickups, brandishing Kalashnikovs and dressed in the telltale sand-colored uniforms of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces militia. Over three days they killed hundreds of men and teenage boys in a Darfur refugee camp, according to witnesses, local human-rights groups and … Read more

Hamas Needed a New Way to Get Money From Iran. It Turned to Crypto.

Hamas Needed a New Way to Get Money From Iran. It Turned to Crypto.

Nov. 11, 2023 11:00 pm ET In mid-2019, Israel’s military used a precision strike on a narrow street to kill a Hamas commander whom it called Iran’s money man in Gaza. The commander ran an off-the-books system of remittances in which trusted agents shuttled physical cash and goods across borders to settle customers’ balances. This … Read more

Ordinary Russians Feel Wrath of Putin’s Repression

Ordinary Russians Feel Wrath of Putin’s Repression

In a city in southern Siberia, security forces detained a man in October for reading antiwar poetry at a literary event. Authorities in Novosibirsk fined a woman 15,000 rubles around the same time for tearing down a poster exalting Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine. In St. Petersburg, a man was briefly detained in September for holding a … Read more

Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital Crippled as Israeli Forces Move Closer

Gaza’s Al-Shifa Hospital Crippled as Israeli Forces Move Closer

Updated Nov. 11, 2023 2:32 pm ET Listen to article (1 minute) Israeli forces said they were engaged in fierce fighting Saturday around Gaza City’s Al-Shifa Hospital, where Israel says Hamas has positioned fighters near thousands of displaced people and hundreds of patients amid worsening conditions at the facility. As the battle in the area … Read more

Iran’s President Joins Saudi Summit, Criticizes U.S. Support for Israel

Iran’s President Joins Saudi Summit, Criticizes U.S. Support for Israel

Updated Nov. 11, 2023 11:40 am ET DUBAI—Iran’s president joined dozens of Arab and Muslim leaders at a summit in Saudi Arabia on Saturday—the first such visit to the kingdom in more than 15 years—as the Islamic world sought to project unified opposition to Israel’s military operations in Gaza. The meeting in Riyadh of the … Read more

Push to Free Israeli Hostages in Gaza Hindered by Mistrust, Anger, Confusion

Push to Free Israeli Hostages in Gaza Hindered by Mistrust, Anger, Confusion

Updated Nov. 11, 2023 12:48 am ET In the days after Hamas militants stormed into Israel, killing at least 1,200 people and kidnapping scores of others, Egyptian officials spent hours on the phone with the Islamist group’s leaders pressing a seemingly simple question: How many Israeli hostages did they hold? Hamas didn’t have an answer. … Read more