JERUSALEM — As Orthodox Christians descended on Jerusalem this Easter week to visit the holiest site in their religion, a more earthly concern hovered over the holiday: Would rival monks keep the peace this year or again engage in clashes? In a centuries-long conflict, Egyptian Coptic monks and Ethiopian Orthodox monks have competed for the […]
JERUSALEM — The Israeli police shot dead an Arab man early Saturday in disputed circumstances in front of an entrance to the most prominent holy site in Jerusalem, in an episode that risked escalating tensions in the city at an already volatile time. A police spokeswoman said that officers had stopped the man for questioning […]
A Moscow court abolished one of Russia’s oldest rights groups. Russian prosecutors banned the work of a group of journalists in exile, labeling it an “undesirable organization.” And on Friday, President Vladimir V. Putin used the occasion of Holocaust Remembrance Day to restate false claims justifying the invasion of Ukraine, as his government used the […]
The United Nations cultural agency, UNESCO, has designated the historic center of Odesa as a World Heritage Site and classified it as being “in danger” during a committee session in Paris on Wednesday, in a nod to the historic importance of a Black Sea port that Russia has battered with missiles as it tries to […]
As the tug of war for the Orthodox faithful in Ukraine rages on, the head of the church that is loyal to Kyiv delivered a Christmas sermon for the first time at the country’s most historically significant monastery. The Mass on Saturday marked a deeply symbolic moment, showing the deep fracture with the separate Moscow-led […]
KYIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian security services on Tuesday raided one of the holiest sites for Orthodox Christians, saying they were scouring a 1,000-year-old monastery in the heart of Kyiv for Russian saboteurs among the clerics and weapons amid the relics, even as pilgrims prayed in the caves below. The hunt for Russian spies at […]
The Russian missile caused power outages far from the front lines as Moscow increasingly targets Ukraine’s infrastructure.
Investigators and prosecutors were dispatched to the site on Friday, just days after President Volodymyr Zelensky raised a flag over the reclaimed city.
The Ukrainian military said it had launched offensive operations in multiple areas in the Kherson region. United Nations experts are headed to the Russia-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, elsewhere in the south, this week.
Natasha, 46, a mother of six children, milking a cow at her home in Donetsk Province, Ukraine.Credit…Mauricio Lima for The New York Times Two of Natasha’s children by a corral for the cattle.Credit…Mauricio Lima for The New York Times Natasha’s children playing outside their house.Credit…Mauricio Lima for The New York Times DONETSK PROVINCE, Ukraine — […]