The article discusses Iranian missile strikes that targeted alleged Israeli “spy headquarters” in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. The strikes were in retaliation for bombings in Iran that killed around 95 people. The article also covers China’s response to Taiwan’s recent elections and humanitarian shortfalls in Yemen. The Chinese Communist Party is shown to have published excerpts of a speech by President Xi Jinping, emphasizing opposition to Taiwan independence. Meanwhile, in Yemen, escalating military operations are disrupting the delivery of critical aid to millions of people in need. The article also addresses gender-based violence, with the killing of transgender activist Samantha Gómez Fonseca in Mexico City, and a Quebec man who pleaded guilty to starting forest fires.