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.
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
Inside a nation in crisis • Jonathan Freedland talks to survivors, displaced people and senior political and military figures about life in Israel before and after 7 October, and considers what might happen next
Soft power What is behind Qatar’s role as a mediator?
Captured and freed How the hostage release deal was done • A network that established a link between President Biden and Hamas was at the heart of talks that led to freeing of captives
Spotlight • Violence, race and the end of the ‘Irish welcome’
Dutch dismay Wilders triumph continues the rise of Europe’s far-right parties
Home truths Berlin shows how private renting can work better
King’s estate changes investment policy after revelations
World is on frontline of disaster, says UN climate chief • Leaders urged to ‘stop dawdling’ and take action, as crucial summit on tackling climate crisis opens in Dubai
Heat mapping What to look out for in Dubai
Flood fallout Missing migrants’ families still wait for news • Relatives fear they may never know what happened to their undocumented loved ones in Derna when Storm Daniel hit
Civilians caught in an endless ‘cycle of violence’
Deep sea bubbles The rise of underwater champagne
The sleepy town that won a place on Unesco’s food map
SpatGPT Behind the scenes of the OpenAI power struggle • The surprise sacking of tech startup’s CEO was followed by a near mutiny at the company and his reinstatement
Pit start Plutonium production is on the rise. But why?
Lachlan must face up to Fox’s legal perils – and Murdoch Sr
First person singular • Uncoupled doesn’t have to mean incomplete. Writers from Annie Lord to Joan Bakewell celebrate sex toys, freedom and being alone as its own destination
‘Try not to look at them with pity’ • Daniel Melnyk is one of up to 50,000 Ukrainians who have lost limbs during the Russian invasion. With photographer Marta Syrko, the army veteran is sharing his story to battle stigma around disability. By Charlotte Higgins
Adam Tooze • A triple inequality lies at the heart of the climate emergency
Ranjana Srivastava • My patient refused all treatment. After her death, I learned why
Sonia Sodha • With rights in peril, women have to fight just to stand still
The Guardian View • Expert testimony casts a harsh light on Sunak’s judgment in the pandemic
Toil and trouble • Exploding mice, gory heads and 20 shades of pink: how London’s National Theatre has brought Roald Dahl’s terrifying classic The Witches to life
Stuffed with fun and wit
After Edna The hidden art of Barry Humphries • David Dridan, a close friend of the late Australian comic actor, accumulated 20 of his portraits and landscapes, which are on display for the first time
A country road to redemption • The genre-swapping singer Jelly Roll is up for a Grammy, having broken a cycle of jail time and drug abuse. He discusses how he turned his life around
Viveur pitch • An exhilarating exploration of the intrigues and extravagances that culminated in the French revolution
Gospel truth • A provocative masterpiece set in a Rwandan village that explores famine and the insidious legacy of Christianisation
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