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World Briefing: Israel: Airstrike Hits Gaza Site

Retaliating for a rocket fired into Israel on Friday, the Israeli military said it carried out an airstrike on a Hamas site in southern Gaza early Saturday in what was its first aerial bombing in Palestinian territory since an August cease-fire that ended this summer0s 50-day Gaza war.

End of Presidential Race Leaves Tunisia Divided

Supporters at a rally Thursday for Moncef Marzouki, Tunisia0s interim president, who is in a runoff election on Sunday.

Open Source: Israeli Politician Stars in YouTube Satire Mocking Tel Aviv Liberals

A screen shot from a campaign video in which the Israeli politician Naftali Bennett plays a Tel Aviv peacenik.

Former Marine Held in Iran Protests to Tehran Officials

Amir Hekmati, in a letter to the Iranian ministers of justice and intelligence, described deteriorating conditions in prison and deplored the lack of progress in his case.

News Analysis: Pakistan0s Old Curse

A boy in an army uniform wept on Friday in front of the Army Public School in Peshawar, which was attacked by Taliban gunmen.

Panel to Advise Against Penalty for C.I.A.0s Computer Search

John O. Brennan, the C.I.A. director, has enraged senators by refusing to answer questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about who had authorized a computer intrusion.

Crucible of Cuban Zeal Redefines Revolutionary

C0rdenas, Cuba, home to Eli0n Gonz0lez, is a growing city of contrasts and contradictions, where some still celebrate Che Guevara.

Obama Vows a Response to Cyberattack on Sony

The headquarters of Sony Pictures in Culver City, Calif. The F.B.I. said that some of the methods employed in the Sony cyberattack were similar to ones that were used by the North Koreans against South Korean banks.

Obama Defends Actions on Cuba and Promises Some Compromise With Congress

President Obama said the reopening of relations with Cuba would give the United States more sway there, and promised to 0respond proportionally0 to a cyberattack on Sony.

For Russians Abroad, a Ruble Doesn0t Go as Far as It Used To

The collapse of the Russian ruble 0 down more than 45 percent this year 0 has jangled nerves in Russia, but the reverberations are being felt in tourist destinations across Europe.

U.S. Tightens Crimea Embargo to Pressure Russia

President Obama signed an executive order barring new investment and trade with Crimea and freezing the property of people or businesses operating in the region or helping its leadership.

Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant for a Rival of Its President

The cleric Fethullah Gulen at his Pennsylvania home last March.

World Briefing | Asia: China: Korean-American Arrested

China has arrested a Korean-American aid worker working near the border with North Korea on charges of embezzlement and possession of fake invoices, his lawyer said Friday.

World Briefing: Colombia: A Clash Before a Truce

Colombian guerrillas killed five government soldiers in a clash on Friday, the Defense Ministry said.

Hawkish Russian Emissary To Visit Cuba0s Leaders

Dmitri O. Rogozin, an outspoken deputy prime minister, had already panned the Washington0s supposed change of heart toward Havana as a calculated change in tactics.

Mandy Rice-Davies, Figure In Sex Scandal, Dies at 70

Mandy Rice-Davies leaving court after testifying on her relationship with Lord Astor in 1963.

Resolve Hardened by Massacre at School, Pakistani Forces Kill Dozens of Militants

Pakistani forces stepped up operations against insurgents near the Afghan border after 148 students and staff members died in a siege in Peshawar.

Chinese Court Sides With Gay Man in 0Conversion0 Suit

Yang Teng, the plaintiff, on his way to court in Beijing on Friday. The ruling stated that homosexuality is not a mental illness.

The Saturday Profile: Israeli Army Still Poses Obstacles for Women

Maj. Gen. Orna Barbivai reached the highest ranks of the Israeli Army. After 34 years in the service, she retired in the fall.

FIFA Agrees to Release Redacted Ethics Report

FIFA President Sepp Blatter said at a news conference Friday that the votes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups would not be reopened.

Sinking Oil Price Is Hard on North Sea Producers

A BP oil platform in the North Sea, about 100 miles east of Aberdeen.

China Protests Planned U.S. Sale of Warships to Taiwan

A Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman said President Obama0s approval of the transfer of four used frigates 0brutally interferes in China0s domestic affairs.0

Investigating Murder Claims, London Police Bolster Rumors of Pedophile Ring

Detectives have reinforced suspicion of sex abuse among prominent Britons in the 1970s and 1980s after questioning a man who says he was victimized as a boy.

Ukraine Crisis in Mind, Lithuania Establishes a Rapid Reaction Force

Maj. Linas Pakutka leads the two main units that make up the rapid-reaction force.

Scientist Who Had Claimed Stem Cell Breakthrough Resigns From Japanese Research Institute

The institute said the researcher had failed in the three months it gave her to replicate what she had portrayed as a simple way to make stem cells.

8 Children Found Dead Near Cairns, Australia

Their bodies were discovered in Manoora, a suburb of Cairns, and a woman believed to be the mother of seven of the children was arrested after being treated for stab wounds.

Putin Critic in Graft Trial Could Face 10-Year Sentence

Aleksei A. Navalny, a prominent opposition figure, and his brother, Oleg, were accused of stealing almost $500,000 from two firms.

Ex-City Official and Property Tycoon Are Convicted in Hong Kong Graft Trial

The trial suggested the cozy ties between the city0s business elite and career officials who rose through the ranks of the British colonial government.

Sinosphere Blog: Under Xi, China0s Wave of 0Weird Architecture0 May Have Peaked

An artist's rendition of the Chaoyang Park Plaza development, left, which developers have warned may be the last oddly shaped buildings constructed in Beijing for some time.

South Korea Disbands Party Sympathetic to North

The court ruling against the United Progressive Party marked a political victory for President Park Geun-hye, who had sought to have the party dissolved.

Sinosphere Blog: With Families Refusing to Return, 0Naked0 Officials Are Demoted

A protest outside a courthouse in Langfang, China, where a former senior official, Liu Tienan, was sentenced to life in prison for bribery this month. China's anticorruption initiatives have wide public backing.

Liberia Will Proceed With Senate Vote Delayed by Ebola

An election repeatedly delayed because of the epidemic and other challenges will be held on Saturday, but critics worry whether voting will fair and safe.

News Analysis: A Diplomatic Triumph in Cuba Comes With a Challenge in North Korea

Kim Jong-un, center, at a ceremony Wednesday for the third anniversary of his father0s death.

Op-Ed Contributor: Yoani S0nchez: A New Era for Cuba and the United States

Havana, Cuba.

Historic Shift in Cuba-U.S. Relations, as Told by Newspapers Around the World

Sinosphere Blog: Q. and A.: John Osburg on China0s Wealthy Turning to Spiritualism

John Osburg, author of "Anxious Wealth."

Op-Ed Contributor: Hectoring Venezuela on Human Rights

Instead of punishing my country, the U.S. should check its own record.

The Top 10 Videos of the Year

Our top ten videos of the year range from one man0s incredible tale of surviving an ISIS massacre to a charming 0 and very kid-friendly 0 dinner experiment.

Chemical Weapons in Iraq: Revealing the Pentagon0s Long-Held Secrets

Explore the Times investigation on secret casualties of Iraq0s abandoned chemical weapons, and the Pentagon0s response, including follow-up care for those exposed.