Carol Klinger What Russia Stands To Gain By Backing Belarus By Ari Shapiro, Mia Venkat, Connor Donevan & Carol Klinger • May 26, 2021 Updated May 26, 2021 at 6:14 PM ET A growing number of European countries are blocking access to Belarusian airlines. The response comes after Belarus intercepted a commercial flight and removed and arrested Roman Protasevich, an opposition journalist who was on board. What Does A Path Forward Look Like For Israel And Palestinians? By Audie Cornish, Karen Zamora, Patrick Jarenwattananon & Carol Klinger • May 15, 2021 Overnight, violence in the Gaza Strip and Israel accelerated to the brink of all-out war. Israel deployed artillery and warplanes to attack the tunnel systems of Hamas. The Palestinian Health Ministry reports at least 126 dead.