The Guardian Weekly magazine is a round-up of the world news, opinion and long reads that have shaped the week. Inside, the past seven days' most memorable stories are reframed with striking photography and insightful companion pieces, all handpicked from The Guardian and The Observer.
Israel-Gaza spirals, Russia recruits Serbs, and the Stones roll on
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
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One false move • The high-level visits and diplomacy of recent days have all been to one end: containment. Because if the conflict spills over, the consequences will be global
‘The strikes are everywhere’ The terrified Gazans who have been pushed south
‘A lot of pain’ Europe’s Jews fear rising antisemitism after Hamas attack
Tel Aviv’s dilemma Peacekeepers, Fatah or anarchy: what would follow an Israeli ‘victory’ in Gaza?
Fast tracked The young Serbs signing up to fight in Putin’s war • Anti-war whistleblowers’ leaked list and first-hand accounts appear to show plan to enlist fighters from Serbia
UN reveals more details of Russian war crimes
Eyewitness United States
Double despair Byelection routs portend calamity for Sunak’s Tories
Sir Bobby Charlton 1937–2023 • Prolific midfielder and part of English football folklore with Manchester United and the 1966 World Cup-winning team
Can market gardens help rewilding take root?
In deep water Glacier loss brings fears for the future • Water surplus from melting ice has opened up short-term opportunities for a poor community. But what happens when it runs out?
‘There is no hope here’ Young Africans explain why they would risk death to leave home • Five African reporters talk to people from their home countries about why they are willing to chance everything to start a new life abroad
Super-rich seek an exit plan as Xi cracks down on elites
Youngest MP looks to ancestors to build new future
Billionaire space race Can Kuiper dim Starlink’s dominance? • As Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos chest-thump in low-Earth orbit, others wonder how all the debris will eventually be cleaned up
Bleak House Deadlock lays bare Republican dysfunction
Machado, the outsider hoping for an electoral tilt at Maduro
Inside the Taliban’s luxury hotel • Once the site of legendary parties, the Intercontinental in Kabul is still a potent symbol of who rules Afghanistan – and what its future might hold
‘They call me Lucky Jim’ • Photographer James Barnor documented Ghana’s move to independence, but was only recognised in his 80s. Now 94, he has been reflecting on a body of work spanning eight decades
Warning: Netanyahu is walking right into the trap set by Hamas
The Arab world has its eyes on Gaza. And they are filled with rage
Poland has kicked out the populists. Soon it will be Britain’s turn
Ukraine stands strong, but knows that maintaining support will be difficult
WRITE TO US
Diamond geezer • Mick Jagger on life at 80 and a new Rolling Stones album
Secrets of a YouTube chess king • Levy Rozman has racked up more than a billion views on his GothamChess channel, introducing the game he loves to new audiences
Stories from the edge • Film-maker Gessica Généus kept her cameras rolling through Haiti’s deadly upheavals of 2019 and is working on her next film as the violence continues
Magical thinking • Film-maker Werner Herzog allows his fans a bracing dive into his darkly beguiling mind in this jumbled-up, yet glorious, book
Back to the 80s • This ambitious retelling of Nineteen Eighty-Four gives Winston Smith’s lover the...