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NYT Middle East
Dec 16, 2017

World's Most Expensive Home? Another Bauble for a Saudi Prince
A $300 million chateau is one of a string of extravagant purchases for a prince who is cracking down on ill-gotten wealth and preaching fiscal austerity.

NYT Middle East
Dec 15, 2017

U.N. Condemns Executions of 38 Prisoners in Iraq
The United Nations called for an immediate halt to executions in Iraq, citing flaws in the country''s criminal justice system.

NYT Middle East
Dec 15, 2017

Frugal Traveler: Cairo, Vibrant and Budget-Friendly, Is Ready Again for the World Stage
The Egyptian capital is as engaging as ever — and is a particularly great destination for bargain seekers.

NYT Middle East
Dec 15, 2017

U.S. Accuses Iran of U.N. Violation, but Evidence Falls Short
American officials showcased weapons thought to be used by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen but failed to show how they proved Iran violated an international agreement.

NYT Middle East
Dec 15, 2017

Skepticism as U.S. Accuses Iran of U.N. Arms Violation
American officials showcased weapons thought to be used by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen but failed to show how they proved Iran violated an international agreement.

NYT Middle East
Dec 14, 2017

‘Golden Opportunity Missed': Syria Peace Talks Falter, Again
The United Nations mediator acknowledged that 'negotiations in reality did not take place' and said the Syrian government was not looking for a dialogue.

NYT Middle East
Dec 14, 2017

Casualties Surge From Land Mines and Improvised Explosives
Despite the international treaty that bans land mines, casualties from such weapons rose to more than 8,600 in 2016, the highest since 1999.

NYT Middle East
Dec 13, 2017

Aharon Leib Shteinman, Ultra-Orthodox Leader in Israel, Dies at 104
The rabbi''s influence was particularly felt when he reluctantly agreed that some ultra-Orthodox adherents should be eligible for Israel''s military conscription.

NYT Middle East
Dec 13, 2017

Muslim Leaders Declare East Jerusalem the Palestinian Capital
Leaders of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation called President Trump''s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel''s capital dangerous and illegal.

NYT Middle East
Dec 12, 2017

Hezbollah Leader Calls for Arab Countries to Stop Seeking New Ties With Israel
At a rally protesting President Trump''s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel''s capital, Hassan Nasrallah said, 'Today we are witnessing a true intifada.'

NYT Middle East
Dec 12, 2017

Officer Said He Fled Turkey, Carrying Evidence of Corruption
A Turkish police officer, testifying in Manhattan, said he had fled to the United States carrying what he called evidence of corruption from an investigation in Turkey.

NYT Middle East
Dec 12, 2017

Hezbollah Returns Focus to Israel After Years of Fighting in Syria
At a rally protesting President Trump''s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel''s capital, the Lebanese militant group sought to reclaim its earlier cause.

NYT Middle East
Dec 11, 2017

E.U. Leaders Reject Netanyahu on Jerusalem Recognition
After President Trump''s decision about the Israeli capital, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried, and failed, to get a similar endorsement from Brussels.

NYT Middle East
Dec 11, 2017

Whirlwind Putin Tour Highlights Moscow's New Reach in Mideast
The Russian president visited Syria and Egypt and was due in Turkey all in a day, a trip underscoring new alliances and his role as a statesman.

NYT Middle East
Dec 11, 2017

Saudi Arabia to Allow Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban
The move was seen as part of a drive by Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a broad campaign to transform Saudi society.

NYT Middle East
Dec 10, 2017

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale
When the Islamic State seized territory in Iraq and Syria, it had the time and space to industrialize advanced weapons manufacturing. The results included explosive space heaters and chemical rockets.

NYT Middle East
Dec 10, 2017

Mosul Journal: After Fall of ISIS, Iraq's Second-Largest City Picks Up the Pieces
The battle to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul left much of the city in ruins. Now, residents are pulling together to rebuild.

NYT Middle East
Dec 10, 2017

After Fall of ISIS, Iraq's Second-Largest City Picks Up the Pieces
The battle to drive the Islamic State out of Mosul left much of the city in ruins. Now, residents are pulling together to rebuild.

NYT Middle East
Dec 10, 2017

Boris Johnson Leaves Iran With Fate of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Unclear
After the British foreign minister met with President Hassan Rouhani and expressed concern about the detained British-Iranian national, her husband said he felt renewed hope.

NYT Middle East
Dec 10, 2017

In a Blow to Hamas, Israel Destroys Tunnel From Gaza
The military action came amid simmering tensions over President Trump''s Jerusalem declaration, injecting another layer of uncertainty in the area.

NYT Middle East
Dec 10, 2017

Protests in Lebanon Near U.S. Embassy After Trump's Jerusalem Decision
Lebanese Army forces fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of protesters outside the embassy near Beirut.

NYT Middle East
Dec 09, 2017

Jerusalem: It's Tense, Crowded and Can Feel Like a Jail
For residents of Jerusalem, over which the world has been battling for thousands of years, everyday frictions can be draining on both sides of the Green Line.

NYT Middle East
Dec 09, 2017

Boris Johnson Presses Iran on Detained Britons
Britain''s foreign minister, on a three-nation tour, discussed the cases of those like Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is jailed on sedition charges in Iran.

NYT Middle East
Dec 09, 2017

The Interpreter: The Jerusalem Issue, Explained
What Mr. Trump''s announcement means for the city, the conflict and the world.

NYT Middle East
Dec 09, 2017

Daily Life in Jerusalem? ‘Difficult' and ‘Intense' for Arab and Jew
For residents of Jerusalem, over which the world has been battling for thousands of years, everyday frictions can be draining on both sides of the Green Line.

NYT Middle East
Dec 09, 2017

Iraq Prime Minister Declares Victory Over ISIS
Haider al-Abadi said, 'Our forces fully control the Iraqi-Syrian border,' but analysts warned that it did not mean the end of the Islamic State threat.

NYT Middle East
Dec 09, 2017

Responding to Rocket Fire, Israel Launches Airstrikes Into Gaza
The Israeli airstrikes killed two members of the Hamas militant group.

NYT Middle East
Dec 09, 2017

Reza Zarrab Reveals a Plot to Kill Him, and Is Accused of Rape
The star witness in the trial over a billion-dollar scheme to violate United States sanctions on Iran said an inmate tried to kill him. Another inmate sued him on rape charges.

NYT Middle East
Dec 09, 2017

Boris Johnson Arrives in Iran to Press for Release for Detained Briton
Britain''s foreign minister is expected to push for the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested and jailed on sedition charges by Iran.

NYT Middle East
Dec 09, 2017

Terrorist Groups Vow Bloodshed over Jerusalem Decision. ISIS? Less So.
From Mali to Afghanistan, jihadists promised to retaliate over the decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel''s capital. But ISIS took aim, instead, at them.

NYT Middle East
Dec 09, 2017

Saudi Arabia Disputes That Crown Prince Bought ‘Salvator Mundi'
Its embassy in Washington said the crown prince merely acted as an 'intermediary purchaser' for Abu Dhabi. American officials say otherwise.

NYT Middle East
Dec 08, 2017

U.S. Faces Blunt Criticism at U.N. Over Jerusalem Decree
The denunciations on the 15-member United Nations Security Council left the United States isolated. But other than venting frustration, it is unclear what the council can do.

NYT Middle East
Dec 08, 2017

Mickey Gurdus, Who Eavesdropped on the World, Dies at 73
An Israeli, Mr. Gurdus monitored private and public communications over the air to create his own journalistic niche and score reportorial scoops.

NYT Middle East
Dec 08, 2017

In Syria's Skies, Close Calls With Russian Warplanes
American air commanders complain that the Russians are flouting their agreements aimed at avoiding midair collisions.

NYT Middle East
Dec 08, 2017

U.S. Faces Withering Criticism at U.N. Over Jerusalem Decree
The denunciations on the 15-member United Nations Security Council left the United States isolated. But other than venting frustration, it is unclear what the council can do.

NYT Middle East
Dec 08, 2017

The Fallout From Trump's Jerusalem Shift
What could go wrong in the aftermath of President Trump''s decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

NYT Middle East
Dec 08, 2017

France Investigates Lafarge Executives for Terrorist Financing
One of France''s biggest companies faces claims it helped finance the Islamic State and several armed groups when it operated in Syria between 2012 and 2014.

NYT Middle East
Dec 08, 2017

Jerusalem Largely Calm as Region Protests Trump Move
In the city at the center of the storm, Friday Prayer at Al Aqsa Mosque was largely calm. Protests were held in Gaza, the West Bank and beyond.

NYT Middle East
Dec 08, 2017

Jerusalem Largely Peaceful as Region Protests Trump Move
In the city at the center of the storm, Friday Prayer at Al Aqsa Mosque was largely calm. Protests were held in Gaza, the West Bank and beyond.

NYT Middle East
Dec 08, 2017

Tensions Build in Jerusalem and Beyond Over Trump Declaration
Security forces braced for more demonstrations against the U.S. decision to recognize the city as Israel''s capital.

NYT Middle East
Dec 08, 2017

Saudi Crown Prince Was Behind Record Bid for a Leonardo
Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman worked through a friend to buy Leonardo da Vinci''s 'Salvator Mundi' for a record $450.3 million, officials say.

NYT Middle East
Dec 07, 2017

Nearly Every Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Disagrees With Trump's Jerusalem Decision
All but two of the 11 former envoys said the decision — a departure from seven decades of U.S. policy — was foolish and even dangerous.

NYT Middle East
Dec 07, 2017

Trump's Move Departs From U.N. Resolutions on Jerusalem
The United States, which has often castigated other countries for ignoring Security Council resolutions, could now face the same criticism.

NYT Middle East
Dec 07, 2017

Palestinians Clash With Israeli Troops to Protest Trump's Jerusalem Declaration
Hamas called for a new intifada, protests erupted across the Middle East, and Arab and European leaders condemned Trump''s move.

NYT Middle East
Dec 07, 2017

Field Notes: 3 Weddings, 4 Dozen Rabbis and 1,400 Cupcakes
Three couples denied marriage in Israel for various reasons were wed in a festive ceremony in New York.

NYT Middle East
Dec 07, 2017

3 Weddings, 4 Dozen Rabbis and 1,400 Cupcakes
Three couples denied marriage in Israel for various reasons were wed in a festive ceremony in New York.

NYT Middle East
Dec 07, 2017

Palestinians Vent Their Anger After Trump's Jerusalem Declaration
Amid predictions of violence and calls by Hamas for a new intifada, protesters in the West Bank and Gaza clashed with Israeli forces.

NYT Middle East
Dec 07, 2017

Rallying Cry of Jerusalem May Have Lost Force in Arab World
The U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel''s capital deals a blow to an aspiration of the Arab world. But for many Arab leaders, the issue has been displaced by other priorities.

NYT Middle East
Dec 07, 2017

Mystery Buyer of $450 Million ‘Salvator Mundi' Was a Saudi Prince
The prince bought Leonardo da Vinci''s portrait of Christ, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times.

NYT Middle East
Dec 07, 2017

Trump Calls Jerusalem Plan Step Toward Peace, but It Puts Mideast on Edge
An Israeli minister said moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem would be 'destiny.' The leader of Hamas called it 'an unaccountable gamble.'

NYT Middle East
Dec 06, 2017

U.S. Says 2,000 Troops Are in Syria, a Fourfold Increase
The new total counts service members on short-term deployments who were not included in Obama-era troop totals.

NYT Middle East
Dec 06, 2017

Trump Urges Saudi Arabia to End Blockade of Goods into Yemen
President Trump called on the Saudi government to lift the restrictions on Yemen, saying it 'must be done for humanitarian reasons immediately.'

NYT Middle East
Dec 06, 2017

The Mysterious Buyer of the $450 Million Leonardo da Vinci? A Saudi Prince
The prince bought the 'Salvator Mundi,' a portrait of Christ, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times.

NYT Middle East
Dec 06, 2017

Palestinians Protest U.S. Embassy Plan as Israelis Brace for Violence
An Israeli minister said the move to Jerusalem would be 'destiny.' The leader of Hamas called it 'an unaccountable gamble.'

NYT Middle East
Dec 06, 2017

In the Arab World, the Rallying Cry of Jerusalem May Have Lost Its Force
The U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel''s capital deals a blow to an aspiration of the Arab world. But for many Arab leaders, the issue has been displaced by other priorities.

NYT Middle East
Dec 06, 2017

Russia Balks at Cross-Border Humanitarian Aid in Syria
Russia wants to change a Security Council-approved measure that allows U.N. agencies to deliver food and medicine to Syrians in rebel-held areas.

NYT Middle East
Dec 06, 2017

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's Capital and Orders U.S. Embassy to Move
Ignoring warnings from diplomats around the world, President Trump reverses decades of American policy toward the contested city.

NYT Middle East
Dec 06, 2017

Full Video and Transcript: Trump's Speech Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel
President Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, reversing decades of American foreign policy.

NYT Middle East
Dec 06, 2017

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's Capital
Ignoring warnings from diplomats around the world, President Trump reverses decades of American policy toward the divided city.

NYT Middle East
Dec 06, 2017

Full Video: President Trump Speaks on Jerusalem
President Trump has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The decision bucks nearly seven decades of American foreign policy.

NYT Middle East
Dec 06, 2017

Watch Live: President Trump Speaks on Jerusalem
President Trump is expected to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The decision would buck nearly seven decades of American foreign policy.

NYT Middle East
Dec 06, 2017

Trump Plans to Formally Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital
Ignoring warnings from diplomats around the world, President Trump would reverse decades of American policy toward the divided city.

NYT Middle East
Dec 06, 2017

Palestinians Protest U.S. Embassy Plan, as Israelis Brace for Violence
An Israeli minister said the move to Jerusalem would be 'destiny,' while the leader of Hamas called it 'an unaccountable gamble.'

NYT Middle East
Dec 06, 2017

Israeli-Palestinian Reflexes Take Over in U.S. Embassy Dispute
An Israeli minister said the move to Jerusalem would be 'destiny,' while the leader of Hamas called it 'an unaccountable gamble.'

NYT Middle East
Dec 05, 2017

The Conflict in Jerusalem Is Distinctly Modern. Here's the History.
The city has long been contested by Jews, Christians and Muslims, as well as by external powers, and its future remains far from clear.

NYT Middle East
Dec 05, 2017

The Conflict in Jerusalem Is Distinctly Modern: Here's the History
The city has long been contested by Jews, Christians and Muslims, as well as by external powers, and its future remains far from clear.

NYT Middle East
Dec 05, 2017

Why Jerusalem Is a Controversial Capital
President Trump is expected to declare recognition of Jerusalem as Israel''s capital. Here's why that's so fraught.

NYT Middle East
Dec 05, 2017

Why Jerusalem Is So Contested
President Trump is expected to declare recognition of Jerusalem as Israel''s capital. Here''s why that's so fraught.

NYT Middle East
Dec 05, 2017

It's Official: Lebanese Prime Minister Not Resigning After All
What happens in Saudi Arabia stays in Saudi Arabia, including the short-lived surprise resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon.

NYT Middle East
Dec 05, 2017

U.S. to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital, Trump Says, Alarming Middle East Leaders
Igniting fears of violence in the region, President Trump''s decision could derail any peace initiative, Arab and European leaders warn.

NYT Middle East
Dec 05, 2017

Son of Slain Yemen Leader Is Said to Vow Revenge
The warning by Ahmed Ali Saleh, an American-trained former military commander, could signal his emergence as a focus of opposition to Houthi rebels.

NYT Middle East
Dec 04, 2017

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Strongman Who Helped Unite Yemen, and Divide It, Dies at 75
A former president who left a legacy of corruption, he re-emerged to play a major role in his country''s civil war.

NYT Middle East
Dec 04, 2017

Yemen's Ex-President Killed as Mayhem Convulses Capital
The death of the former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, could plunge war-torn Yemen into new chaos.

NYT Middle East
Dec 04, 2017

Five Strongmen, and the Fate of the Arab Spring
Leaders of five countries at the heart of the protests that erupted in 2011 — Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen — have met very different fates.

NYT Middle East
Dec 04, 2017

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Ex-President of Yemen, Is Said to Have Died
The reports followed a rift two days ago with the Houthis, Mr. Saleh''s former allies in the fight against a Saudi-led coalition.

NYT Middle East
Dec 04, 2017

Talk of a Peace Plan That Snubs Palestinians Roils Middle East
A plan that the Saudi crown prince was said to foist on the Palestinians would offer them limited sovereignty and deny them Jerusalem as the capital.

NYT Middle East
Dec 03, 2017

Help Assad or Leave Cities in Ruins? The Politics of Rebuilding Syria
Ravaged areas in the city of Homs, which look as if punched by a giant, are a testament to President Assad''s ruthless tactics, and to the enormous task, costs and political calculation of rebuilding.

NYT Middle East
Dec 03, 2017

She Wants Independence. In Egypt, That Can Be Dangerous.
Esraa is looking to rent an apartment with her friends. In Egypt, where personal freedom can be routinely compromised in the name of religion, family and country, that makes her a rebel. Like many in her generation, she is gasping for change. Can she win?

NYT Middle East
Dec 03, 2017

She Wants Independence. In Egypt, That's Dangerous.
Esraa is looking to rent an apartment with her friends. In Egypt, where personal freedom is routinely compromised in the name of religion, family and country, that makes her a rebel. She represents a generation gasping for change and choice. Can she win?

NYT Middle East
Dec 03, 2017

She Wants Independence. Is That Dangerous?
Esraa is looking to rent an apartment with her friends. In Egypt, where personal freedom can be routinely compromised in the name of religion, family and country, that makes her a rebel. Like many in her generation, she is gasping for change. Can she win?

NYT Middle East
Dec 03, 2017

U.A.E. Denies Yemen Rebels Fired Missile at Abu Dhabi Nuclear Plant
The Houthi rebels claimed they had launched a cruise missile against the $20 billion plant in retaliation for a Saudi-led blockade.

NYT Middle East
Dec 03, 2017

Saleh's Offer to ‘Turn a New Page' in Yemen Is Welcomed by Saudi Coalition
Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former president of Yemen, said he was ready for a 'new page' in ties with the Saudi-led coalition if it stopped attacks on his country.

NYT Middle East
Dec 02, 2017

A Wary Response, So Far, on Trump's Expected Recognition of Jerusalem
Arabs and Israelis alike were impatient to see whether Mr. Trump would really declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and how he might hedge it.

NYT Middle East
Dec 02, 2017

At Iran Sanctions Trial: A Star Witness Revealed, and a Sleepy Juror
Here''s what we''ve learned in the first week of a Manhattan trial over a vast, billion-dollar conspiracy to violate United States sanctions by swapping Turkish gold for Iranian oil began

NYT Middle East
Dec 02, 2017

A Wary Response, So Far, on Trump's Expected Declaration on Jerusalem
Arabs and Israelis alike were impatient to see whether Mr. Trump would really declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and how he might hedge it.

NYT Middle East
Dec 02, 2017

Emiratis Arrest Egyptian Presidential Candidate Ahmed Shafik, Lawyer Says
The authorities planned to deport Mr. Shafik, who has been living in the United Arab Emirates, back to Egypt, his lawyer said. He could face treason charges.

NYT Middle East
Dec 01, 2017

Motives in Egypt's Deadliest Terrorist Attack: Religion and Revenge
After 311 people are killed in a packed mosque in a small Sinai town, residents say the attack was probably payback for their cooperation with Egyptian security forces.

NYT Middle East
Dec 01, 2017

Ravaged by Cholera, Yemen Faces 2nd Preventable Scourge: Diphtheria
Aid officials said the Saudi blockade of Yemen was now impeding their ability to fight diphtheria, once thought to have been largely eradicated.

NYT Middle East
Dec 01, 2017

The Saturday Profile: Pumping New Life into Israel's Labor Party, From the Right
Avi Gabbay surprised the country in July when he took control of Labor. Now, shellshocked liberals must decide whether to follow his lead.

NYT Middle East
Dec 01, 2017

Saudi Arabia Drives OPEC to Extend Oil Production Cuts
Saudi Arabia, the world''s largest oil producer and the cartel''s de facto leader, had insisted that extending the cuts was necessary.

NYT Middle East
Dec 01, 2017

Earthquake Strikes Southeastern Iran
The quake was centered 36 miles northeast of Kerman, a city of more than 821,000.

NYT Middle East
Dec 01, 2017

In Snub to U.S., Russia and Egypt Move Toward Deal on Air Bases
Moscow and Cairo signed a preliminary agreement that would give Russia its deepest presence in Egypt since Soviet times.

NYT Middle East
Nov 30, 2017

Oil Producers, Led by Saudi Arabia and OPEC, Extend Cuts
Saudi Arabia, the world''s largest oil producer and the cartel''s de facto leader, had insisted that extending the cuts was necessary.

NYT Middle East
Nov 30, 2017

Syria Talks in Geneva Overshadowed by Frustration Over Humanitarian Access
Death and starvation in a war-ravaged Syrian suburb provided a pessimistic backdrop to the troubled Syrian peace talks in Geneva.

NYT Middle East
Nov 30, 2017

Oil Producers, Led by Saudi Arabia and OPEC, Likely to Extend Cuts
Saudi Arabia, the world''s largest oil producer and the cartel''s de facto leader, has insisted that extending the cuts was necessary.

NYT Middle East
Nov 30, 2017

Russia and Egypt Move Toward Deal on Air Bases
Moscow and Cairo signed a preliminary agreement allowing Russian military aircraft the use of Egyptian air bases, in an apparent snub to Washington.

NYT Middle East
Nov 29, 2017

Ex-General Says U.A.E. Blocks His Return to Egypt to Run for President
Ahmed Shafik, who narrowly lost the 2012 election, released a video accusing the United Arab Emirates of preventing him from leaving the country to campaign again for the presidency.

NYT Middle East
Nov 29, 2017

The Stories Behind Three Anti-Muslim Videos Shared by Trump
A look at the clips retweeted by President Trump suggests that the events shown are more complex than first appears. Here is what we know about them.

NYT Middle East
Nov 29, 2017

For Westerners Imprisoned in Iran, New Signs of a Deal
A prisoner swap and the repayment of a $500 million debt could free Americans and a Briton jailed on charges of spying and sedition.

NYT Middle East
Nov 28, 2017

Saudi Arabia Releases Senior Prince Arrested in Anti-Corruption Purge
The kingdom released Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah, the former head of the National Guard, a sign it is moving to resolve corruption charges.

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