After Resisting, McConnell and Senate G.O.P. Back Election Security Funding

WASHINGTON — Facing mounting criticism for blocking proposals to bolster election security, Senator Mitch McConnell on…

Taliban Blast Kills at Least 20 in Latest Spasm of Violence in Afghanistan

A Taliban truck bomb killed at least 20 people and injured 95 others when it exploded…

After a Divisive Israeli Election, Calls for Unity

JERUSALEM — The near-final results of Israel’s intensely fought election gave rise on Wednesday to a…

Israel Elections: Netanyahu Is in Trouble, and Other Takeaways

A day after Israel’s general election — the second in five months — there is still…

Your Wednesday Briefing: Israel, Iran, Spain Elections

Good morning. We’re covering a neck-and-neck race in Israel, Trump’s big challenge in dealing with Iran…

After Tight Israeli Election, Netanyahu’s Tenure Appears Perilous

JERUSALEM — Israel’s election was too close to call early Wednesday, with neither Prime Minister Benjamin…

Spain Heads to 4th Election in 4 Years After Failure to Form Government

MADRID — Spain was plunged on Tuesday into another round of political uncertainty after King Felipe…

Israel Election Live Updates: Exit Polls Show Tight Race

The latest developments: ImageLikud party campaign headquarters in Tel Aviv setting up for a rally tonight.CreditSergey…

Little-Known Professor and a Media Mogul Advance in Tunisia’s Presidential Election

ISTANBUL — Two populists who have never held political office advanced to the final round in…

Israel Votes in Do-Over Election: Live Updates

The latest developments: ImageVoting in Rosh Haayin, Israel, on Tuesday.CreditSergey Ponomarev for The New York Times…

Israeli Election Hinges on a Mosaic of Competing Groups

Israeli politics can be tribal, with loyalties to ethnic groups, religious factions and ideologies as strong…

Israeli Vote Hinges on a Mosaic of Competing Groups

Israeli politics can be tribal, with loyalties to ethnic groups, religious factions and ideologies as strong…

Israel’s Do-Over Election: Déjà Vu or a Chance for Change?

JERUSALEM — Israelis are voting Tuesday in the second election in five months. The last one…

Ugly Breakup of Israel’s Odd Couple Could Turn an Election

JERUSALEM — They joined forces three decades ago, rising to power as a political odd couple…

Biden Has Deep Connection to Black Voters. Will It Translate Into Votes?

BIRMINGHAM — At the Democratic primary debate last week, Joseph R. Biden Jr. prompted some distress…