Aaron Boxerman
This photo of Yuval Tapuhi was taken at the Tribe of Nova festival before it was attacked on Oct. 7 by Hamas-led terrorists.
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 20, 2024
What a terror attack in Israel might reveal about psychedelics and trauma
Scientists are studying the ravers who were attacked to determine the effects of such drugs at a moment of extreme trauma.
A funeral procession in Tehran for seven Iranian military commanders killed by an Israeli airstrike in Syria, on April 5. American intelligence analysts and officials said Friday that they expected Iran to strike multiple targets inside Israel within the next few days in retaliation for an Israeli bombing in the Syrian capital on April 1 that killed several senior Iranian commanders.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 13, 2024
U.S. targets unlikely to be on list in possible Iranian attack, officials say
In anticipation of the strikes, several countries have issued new guidelines to their citizens about travel in Israel and the surrounding region.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres meets with a Palestinian child evacuated from the Gaza Strip at a hospital in El-Arish, Egypt, on Saturday.
Mar 24, 2024
U.N. chief calls conditions in Gaza a ‘moral outrage’
For months, aid organizations have struggled to transport and distribute sufficient food and other supplies in Gaza.
Workers unload bags of humanitarian aid that entered Gaza by truck in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 18, 2024
Netanyahu says he won’t bow to pressure to call off Rafah invasion
Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has come under international pressure to drop a threatened incursion into Rafah.
Flour is distributed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency at its headquarters in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, in November.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 28, 2024
Major donors pause funding for U.N. agency as scandal widens
One of the area's largest employers, the UNRWA is a lifeline for Palestinians in Gaza, many of whom are facing starvation after 16 weeks of war.
Israeli soldiers during tank drills in northern Israel in October. Washington wants Israel to end its large-scale ground campaign in the Gaza Strip around the end of the year and transition to a more targeted phase in its war against Hamas.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 15, 2023
Washington urges Israel to scale down its war in Gaza
U.S. officials say Biden wants Israel to switch to more precise tactics in about three weeks.
Supporters and family members of the hostages kidnapped by Hamas fighters hold a rally in Tel Aviv on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 26, 2023
Amid hostage releases, Israel faces dilemma over resuming the war
A longer pause could jeopardize the primary goal of Israel’s military campaign in Gaza: the destruction of the Hamas militant group.
Children sit in the back of an ambulance at Shifa Hospital after hundreds of Palestinians were killed in an explosion at Al-Ahli hospital in Gaza on Tuesday. Israeli and Palestinian officials blamed on each other for the blast.
Oct 18, 2023
Hundreds reported killed in blast at a Gaza hospital
Israel and Hamas traded blame for the tragedy, which inflamed the region just as U.S. President Joe Biden was set to arrive in Israel.
Members of rescue teams from the Egyptian army carry a body as they walk through mud between buildings destroyed by flooding in Derna, Libya, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Society
Sep 14, 2023
Libyan flood survivor recounts horror in Derna after dams burst
'We walked out barefoot and saw our friends and neighbors dying around us,' said Ruba Hatem Yassine. 'And we couldn’t do anything.'


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.  
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan