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NYT Middle East
Aug 17, 2018

Amid an Anti-Muslim Mood, a Museum Appeals for Understanding
An exhibition at the Uffizi gallery in Florence shows how the city benefited from dialogue with the Muslim world.

NYT Middle East
Aug 17, 2018

Palestinian Mail Reaches the West Bank, 8 Years Late
Ten tons of letters and packages, which Israel had prevented from entering the Palestinian territory of the West Bank, have finally been released.

NYT Middle East
Aug 16, 2018

Archaeologists Find 3,200-Year-Old Cheese in an Egyptian Tomb
The cheese was found in a tomb that had been thought lost to shifting sands until it was rediscovered in 2010.

NYT Middle East
Aug 16, 2018

Turkish Airstrike in Iraqi Territory Kills a Kurdish Militant Leader
The attack killed Zaki Shingali, a leader of a group that Turkey calls a terrorist organization, but he was considered a hero to the Yazidi minority in Iraq for his efforts to help them.

NYT Middle East
Aug 15, 2018

ISIS Member Arrested in Sacramento, U.S. Says
Omar Ameen, 45, who is also a longtime member of Al Qaeda, lied to obtain refugee status in 2014, prosecutors say.

NYT Middle East
Aug 15, 2018

ISIS Member Wanted in Murder in Iraq Is Arrested in Sacramento, U.S. Says
Omar Ameen, 45, who is also a longtime member of Al Qaeda, lied to obtain refugee status in 2014, prosecutors say.

NYT Middle East
Aug 15, 2018

Qatar Comes to Aid of Turkey, Offering $15 Billion Lifeline
The sum is a small fraction of what Turkey needs to shore up its faltering economy, but it was a symbolically important sign of international support.

NYT Middle East
Aug 15, 2018

Israeli Military Clears Itself of Wrongdoing in 2014 Gaza War's ‘Black Friday'
The military said its inquiry into one of the war's bloodiest episodes found no criminal wrongdoing by Israeli forces.

NYT Middle East
Aug 15, 2018

44 Small Graves Stir Questions About U.S. Policy in Yemen
An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition on a bus carrying Yemeni children casts new light on the United States' role in the war there.

NYT Middle East
Aug 15, 2018

Sacks of Mail Reach the West Bank, 8 Years Late
Ten tons of letters and packages, which Israel had prevented from entering the Palestinian territory of the West Bank, have finally been released.

NYT Middle East
Aug 15, 2018

Moshe Mizrahi, 86, Who Won an Oscar for ‘Madame Rosa,' Is Dead
Born to a Jewish family in Egypt, Mr. Mizrahi was the first Israeli filmmaker to win an Academy Award and is still the only one.

NYT Middle East
Aug 15, 2018

Israel Eases Restrictions on Gaza Imports After Days of Relative Calm
Moving to stabilize a shaky cease-fire with the Hamas-governed enclave, the Israelis lifted the five-week ban on all goods other than food, medicine and humanitarian equipment.

NYT Middle East
Aug 15, 2018

Turkey Rejects 2nd Appeal to Release U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson
Ankara also sharply raised tariffs on American-made alcohol, cars and tobacco, ramping up the trade dispute between the countries.

NYT Middle East
Aug 15, 2018

Syria Dispatch: ‘There Are No Girls Left': Syria's Christian Villages Hollowed Out by ISIS
While calm has returned to a Christian area of Syria ravaged by the Islamic State, the traumatized people have not, with whole villages emptied. "There are so few of us," says a church official.

NYT Middle East
Aug 14, 2018

U.S.-Turkey Tensions Could Stall Progress Against ISIS, Officials Say
Joint operations between American and Turkish troops are still being planned. But officials worry about Turkey's reliability as a battlefield partner.

NYT Middle East
Aug 14, 2018

Parents of Austin Tice, Journalist Seized in Syria, Are Confident He's Alive
Marc and Debra Tice, whose son, Austin, has been missing in Syria since Aug. 14, 2012, said the Trump administration was committed to bringing him home.

NYT Middle East
Aug 14, 2018

Iraqi Leader Offers to Help Family of Spy Who Infiltrated ISIS
Relatives of the spy, who was killed behind enemy lines, have struggled to receive death benefits without his body as legal proof of death.

NYT Middle East
Aug 14, 2018

Turkish President Calls for Boycott of U.S. Electronics Including the iPhone
The remarks by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan come as the country grapples with a worsening economic crisis and a widening diplomatic dispute with the United States.

NYT Middle East
Aug 14, 2018

Turkey's Erdogan Fought a Coup With His iPhone. Now, He Wants to Boycott U.S. Goods.
The remarks by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan come as the country grapples with a worsening economic crisis and a widening diplomatic dispute with the United States.

NYT Middle East
Aug 14, 2018

Turkey's Erdogan, Who Fought a Coup With His iPhone, Rails Against Apple
The remarks by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan come as the country grapples with a worsening economic crisis and a widening diplomatic dispute with the United States.

NYT Middle East
Aug 14, 2018

Nonfiction: On the Ground in Afghanistan and Iraq
C.J. Chivers's "The Fighters" provides gut-wrenching descriptions of the battles in the Middle East

NYT Middle East
Aug 13, 2018

Iran's Top Leader Faults Rouhani for Crisis, Saying He Crossed ‘Red Lines'
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei went further than he had before in blaming President Hassan Rouhani for the failing nuclear deal and Iran's economic travails.

NYT Middle East
Aug 12, 2018

In Jordan, Shootout Kills 4 From Security Forces and 3 Militants
In a huge security operation, Jordanian forces laid siege to a building in a residential part of the city of Salt in search of those responsible for an earlier bomb attack on a police van.

NYT Middle East
Aug 12, 2018

In Syria, Explosion in Residential Building Kills Dozens in Rebel-Held Area
An explosion in a residential building thought to be storing weapons and ammunition in the rebel-held province of Idlib killed at least 39 people, including 12 children, a war monitor said.

NYT Middle East
Aug 12, 2018

Tehran Dispatch: Funerals in Iran Follow Strict Script, With Final Ride in a Mercedes
When a neighbor dies, our Tehran correspondent attends the funeral at one of the world's largest cemeteries, where mourning rituals are carried out on an industrial scale.

NYT Middle East
Aug 12, 2018

The Iraqi Spy Who Infiltrated ISIS
The story of the mole who posed as a jihadist in the Islamic State, and the most important antiterrorism agency that most people have never heard of.

NYT Middle East
Aug 10, 2018

Tensions Between Turkey and U.S. Soar as Trump Orders New Sanctions
Frustrated by Turkish delays in releasing an American pastor, President Trump announced economic sanctions as Turkey's currency plummets.

NYT Middle East
Aug 10, 2018

British Museum to Return Looted Antiquities to Iraq
The items, which include clay cones with cuneiform inscriptions, were seized by the British police in 2003 from a now-defunct London art dealer.

NYT Middle East
Aug 10, 2018

Turkey Emerges as Economic Flash Point as Tensions With U.S. Soar
An angry tweet from President Trump ramping up tariffs worsened the lira's fall. The consequences for Turkey and its neighbors could be severe.

NYT Middle East
Aug 10, 2018

Turkish Lira Drops as Political Turmoil Takes its Toll
The loss of confidence in the currency reflects tension between Ankara and Washington, as well as concerns among foreign investors over domestic policies.

NYT Middle East
Aug 09, 2018

Saudi Coalition Airstrike Hits School Bus in Yemen, Killing Dozens
The attack drew new attention to the great human toll of Yemen's war. The Saudi-led coalition said it was part of a "legitimate military operation."

NYT Middle East
Aug 09, 2018

Israel and Hamas Trade Blows Again. Was That a Negotiating Tactic?
Experts on both sides of the lines said Israel and Hamas might be trying to improve their negotiating positions for a truce by letting their guns talk.

NYT Middle East
Aug 09, 2018

Saudi Coalition Bombs School Bus in Yemen, Killing Dozens
The attack drew new attention to the great human toll of Yemen's war. The Saudi-led coalition said it was part of a "legitimate military operation."

NYT Middle East
Aug 09, 2018

Airstrike Hits School Bus in Yemen, Killing Dozens
The attack drew new attention to the great human toll of Yemen's war. The Saudi-led coalition said it was part of a "legitimate military operation."

NYT Middle East
Aug 08, 2018

Lebanon Dispatch: In Lebanon Town, Refugees and Locals Agree on 1 Thing: Time for Syrians to Go
Residents of Arsal, which had four times as many Syrians as local residents, hope the winding down of the Syrian war will allow refugees to return.

NYT Middle East
Aug 08, 2018

Renewed Clashes Between Israel and Gaza Interrupt Talk of Cease-Fire
Israel and Hamas exchanged blows across the Gaza border as Egypt and the United Nations tried to broker a long-term cease-fire.

NYT Middle East
Aug 08, 2018

Renewed Fire Between Israel and Gaza Interrupts Talk of Cease-Fire
Israel and Hamas exchanged blows across the Gaza border as Egypt and the United Nations tried to broker a long-term cease-fire.

NYT Middle East
Aug 08, 2018

Saudi Arabia Escalates Feud With Canada Over Rights Criticism
To push back against rights complaints, the kingdom is pulling patients, doctors and students from Canadian institutions and refusing to buy Canadian grain.

NYT Middle East
Aug 08, 2018

Lebanon Dispatch: Lebanese Town Flooded by Refugees Hopes for Return to Normal
Residents of Arsal, which had four times as many Syrians as local residents, hope the winding down of the Syrian war will allow refugees to return.

NYT Middle East
Aug 07, 2018

Nonfiction: The Failure of Egypt's Revolution
David D. Kirkpatrick's "Into the Hands of the Soldiers" describes the heady days when democracy seemed a possibility in Egypt.

NYT Middle East
Aug 07, 2018

A Top Syrian Scientist Is Killed, and Fingers Point at Israel
The car bombing was said to be at least the fourth Israeli assassination attempt against an enemy weapons engineer on foreign soil in the last three years.

NYT Middle East
Aug 06, 2018

A Top Syrian Rocket Scientist Is Blown Up, and Fingers Point at Mossad
The car bombing was said to be at least the fourth Israeli assassination of an enemy weapons engineer on foreign soil in the last three years.

NYT Middle East
Aug 06, 2018

U.S. to Restore Sanctions on Iran, Deepening Divide With Europe
The Trump administration is betting that the sanctions, which had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord that the president abandoned, will force Iran to curb its weapons program.

NYT Middle East
Aug 06, 2018

Iran and Its Leaders Brace for Impact of New U.S. Sanctions
New passenger planes landed at Tehran's airport, Iranians bought gold and other bulwarks against economic distress and the government introduced measures to ease the hardship.

NYT Middle East
Aug 06, 2018

Iranians and Their Leaders Brace for Impact of New U.S. Sanctions
New passenger planes landed at Tehran's airport, Iranians bought gold and other bulwarks against economic distress and the government introduced measures to ease the hardship.

NYT Middle East
Aug 06, 2018

Saudi Arabia Assails Canada Over Rights Criticism, Sending Message to West
With a harsh response to statements from Canada's Foreign Ministry, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signals that while he may be a social reformer, he will strike hard at critics at home and abroad.

NYT Middle East
Aug 06, 2018

U.S. to Restore Sanctions on Iran After Withdrawal From Nuclear Deal
The sanctions, which had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord that the Trump administration abandoned, will be reimposed at midnight.

NYT Middle East
Aug 06, 2018

Dozens of Dead in Yemen, and Blame Pointing in Both Directions
As Saudi-led forces try to wrest a crucial port city in Yemen from Houthi rebels, each side blamed the other for an escalation in fighting.

NYT Middle East
Aug 06, 2018

Dozens of Dead Civilians, and Blame Pointing in Both Directions
As Saudi-led forces try to wrest a crucial port city in Yemen from Houthi rebels, each side blamed the other for an escalation in fighting.

NYT Middle East
Aug 06, 2018

Dozens of Dead Civilians, and Fingers Pointing in Both Directions
As Saudi-led forces try to wrest a crucial port city in Yemen from Houthi rebels, each side blamed the other for an escalation in fighting.

NYT Middle East
Aug 06, 2018

U.S. to Restore Sanctions on Iran Following Withdrawal From Nuclear Deal
Sanctions on Iran had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord, which the Trump administration abandoned, and will be reimposed at midnight.

NYT Middle East
Aug 06, 2018

Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Ambassador Over Rights Criticism
It also froze new business with Canada over what it called "overt and blatant interference" in its internal affairs.

NYT Middle East
Aug 04, 2018

Protests Pop Up Across Iran, Fueled by Daily Dissatisfaction
While the government is not threatened, more demonstrators have been expressing anger on the streets, and they are not complaining about America.

NYT Middle East
Aug 03, 2018

Saudis Deny Role in Attacks That Killed Civilians in Yemeni Port
The Red Cross said strikes on Al Hudaydah left 55 people dead, nearly double the initial tally reported Thursday. The Saudi-led coalition blamed the Houthis.

NYT Middle East
Aug 03, 2018

An Ancient River in Syria Sections Off a Modern War
A trip along the Euphrates reveals damaged and depopulated towns, and an uneasy front held by a tenuous American presence.

NYT Middle East
Aug 03, 2018

The Shortlist: Personal Stories From the Refugee Experience
Three books relate the individual accounts of people caught up in events larger than themselves.

NYT Middle East
Aug 02, 2018

Saudis Escalate Siege of Port in Yemen, Alarming Aid Groups
Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition on Al- Hudaydah, occupied by Houthi rebels, killed at least 30 people, medical workers said.

NYT Middle East
Aug 02, 2018

Fields Medal Is Stolen Minutes After It's Given in Brazil
Caucher Birkar, a Cambridge University professor, was one of four winners of the award, which is regarded as the world's most prestigious prize for math.

NYT Middle East
Aug 01, 2018

Tech We're Using: Gaza and Google Translate: Covering the Conflict When You Don't Speak the Language
David M. Halbfinger, The Times's Jerusalem bureau chief, found Google Translate useful in Israeli and Palestinian territory, but Waze sometimes reaches a dead end.

NYT Middle East
Jul 31, 2018

Ordinary Iranians on Trump Talks Offer: ‘Why Not Try the Americans?'
As the economic pressure on ordinary Iranians intensifies, many seem to be questioning their leadership's resolve not to talk with President Trump.

NYT Middle East
Jul 31, 2018

They're ‘Blood Brothers' With Israel's Jews. But Druse Call New Law a Betrayal.
The Druse minority have long fought for the Jewish state. Now they are fighting for equality, which is missing from a law declaring Israel "the nation-state of the Jewish people."

NYT Middle East
Jul 29, 2018

15 Years of Covering the Detention of Terrorism Suspects
Our national security law expert in Washington made his first of many reporting trips to Guantánamo Bay in 2003. Earlier this month, he toured ISIS fighter prisons in Syria.

NYT Middle East
Jul 29, 2018

After Protests, Iraq's Leader Suspends Electricity Minister Over Blackouts
Despite billions of dollars spent since the 2003 United States-led invasion, many Iraqi cities and towns experience severe power cuts and rolling blackouts.

NYT Middle East
Jul 29, 2018

Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian Teenager Who Slapped Israeli Soldier, Is Released From Jail
The 17-year-old was greeted with banners, cheers and flags in her West Bank home after her eight-month sentence. "Resistance is continuing," she said.

NYT Middle East
Jul 27, 2018

Mai Skaf, Syrian Actress Who Defied Assad Regime, Dies at 49
Ms. Skaf fled to Paris after being arrested and harassed and receiving death threats when she spoke out against the Syrian government.

NYT Middle East
Jul 27, 2018

I've Been Covering the Detention of Terrorism Suspects for 15 Years. What Have We Learned?
Our national security law expert in Washington made his first of many reporting trips to Guantánamo Bay in 2003. Earlier this month, he toured ISIS fighter prisons in Syria.

NYT Middle East
Jul 26, 2018

From Guantánamo Bay to ISIS Fighter Prisons in Syria: 15 Years of Wartime-Detention Reporting
Our national security law expert in Washington has been writing about legal and policy problems related to the government's handling of captured terrorism suspects since 2003.

NYT Middle East
Jul 26, 2018

Despite Egypt's Dismal Human Rights Record, U.S. Restores Military Aid
The State Department released $195 million in aid to Egypt, a year after it was blocked over concerns about President Sisi's human rights record.

NYT Middle East
Jul 26, 2018

Iranian General Locks Horns With Trump, Escalating Threat-Filled Feud
Qassim Suleimani, the shadowy commander of Iran's paramilitary Quds Force, ridiculed President Trump's Twitter warning as "cabaret-style rhetoric."

NYT Middle East
Jul 26, 2018

Hundreds Died in Syrian Custody, Government Acknowledges
Syrian families have suddenly learned that missing relatives have been registered as dead by the government. Rights groups call it an admission that they were killed in prison.

NYT Middle East
Jul 26, 2018

An Iranian General's Message to Trump
Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani, an influential Iranian military leader, ridiculed President Trump for his tweets threatening Iran's president.

NYT Middle East
Jul 25, 2018

Iran's Top Banker Is Dismissed in Shake-Up as U.S. Sanctions Take a Toll
The head of Iran's central bank since 2013 was fired as the country grappled with a weakened currency, tied in part to renewed U.S. sanctions.

NYT Middle East
Jul 25, 2018

U.N. Palestinian Agency Will Trim 267 Jobs, Citing U.S. Funding Cut
The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees is also curtailing mental health services and mobile health clinics.

NYT Middle East
Jul 25, 2018

ISIS Bombings Shatter Quiet in Southern Syria, Killing More Than 200 People
In a series of attacks in Sweida Province, jihadists from the Islamic State proved that they could still inflict damage, despite having lost territory.

NYT Middle East
Jul 25, 2018

Andrew Brunson, U.S. Pastor, Moved to House Arrest in Turkey
The U.S. said the move was ‘not enough.' Mr. Brunson, who was arrested after the failed 2016 coup in Turkey, is the focus of an intensive campaign by American officials seeking his freedom.

NYT Middle East
Jul 25, 2018

U.S. Pastor Moved to House Arrest in Turkey. Pompeo Says It's ‘Not Enough.'
Andrew Brunson, who was arrested after the failed 2016 coup in Turkey, is the focus of an intensive campaign by U.S. officials seeking his freedom.

NYT Middle East
Jul 25, 2018

Tech We're Using: How Syrians Pioneered Digital Tools to Stand Up to Authorities
Smartphone video, now used to document abuses across the globe, has been crucial in telling the outside world about Syria's war, says Anne Barnard, Beirut bureau chief for The Times.

NYT Middle East
Jul 25, 2018

ISIS Bombings Shatter Quiet in Southern Syria, Killing Dozens
In a series of attacks in Sweida Province, jihadists from the Islamic State proved that they could still inflict damage, despite having lost territory.

NYT Middle East
Jul 25, 2018

Fact-Checking Pompeo on Iran
The secretary of state, in a speech to Iranian-Americans, sought their support in an indictment of Iran's leaders, whom he likened to Mafia gangsters.

NYT Middle East
Jul 24, 2018

Palestinians to Lead U.N.'s Biggest Bloc of Developing Countries
The largest bloc of developing countries at the United Nations has chosen Palestine, an observer state, as its next leader.

NYT Middle East
Jul 24, 2018

Israel Downs Syrian Fighter Jet Over Golan Heights
The Syrian jet crossed into Israeli-controlled airspace, Israel said, in a rare incursion. Israel last shot down a Syrian warplane in 2014.

NYT Middle East
Jul 24, 2018

Should We Be Anticipating War With Iran? No, but It Could Get Nasty
The military capabilities of the United States dwarf those of Iran, and the Iranians know it. Still, they will not back down from a confrontation.

NYT Middle East
Jul 23, 2018

Should We Be Anticipating War With Iran? No, but It Could Get Nasty.
The military capabilities of the United States dwarf those of Iran, and the Iranians know it. Still, they will not back down from a confrontation.

NYT Middle East
Jul 23, 2018

Court Orders U.A.E. to Let Expelled Qataris Back In
The U.N. court is the most prominent international body to rule in a bitter feud dividing the Persian Gulf.

NYT Middle East
Jul 23, 2018

Trump Threatens Iran on Twitter, Warning Rouhani of Dire ‘Consequences'
President Trump threatened Iran after the country's president, Hassan Rouhani, himself warned of a confrontation that would be the "mother of all wars."

NYT Middle East
Jul 22, 2018

Trump Threatens Iran on Twitter, Warning of Dire ‘Consequences'
President Trump threatened Iran after the country's president, Hassan Rouhani, himself warned of a confrontation that would be the "mother of all wars."

NYT Middle East
Jul 22, 2018

Israelis Protest Denial of Surrogacy Rights to Same-Sex Couples
The government extended surrogacy rights to single women, but rejected an amendment that would have included same-sex couples.

NYT Middle East
Jul 22, 2018

The Interpreter: Israel Picks Identity Over Democracy. More Nations May Follow.
Israelis are less alone than they once were in questioning the half-century-old consensus that democracy should always prevail over national identity.

NYT Middle East
Jul 22, 2018

The Interpreter:
Israel Picks Identity Over Democracy. More Nations May Follow.
Israelis are less alone than they once were in questioning the half-century-old consensus that democracy should always prevail over national identity.

NYT Middle East
Jul 22, 2018

Israel Aids Evacuation From Syria of Hundreds of ‘White Helmets' and Families
The Israeli government facilitated the passage of the rescue workers and their families through its territory to Jordan so that they could be resettled abroad.

NYT Middle East
Jul 22, 2018

Israel Aids Evacuation of Hundreds of ‘White Helmets' and Families in Syria
The Israeli government facilitated the passage of the rescue workers and their families through its territory to Jordan so that they could be resettled abroad.

NYT Middle East
Jul 21, 2018

News Analysis: Hamas and Israel Are in a Perilous Cycle. Is War a Miscalculation Away?
They stepped back from the brink of all-out conflict on Saturday, but none of the underlying tensions have been resolved.

NYT Middle East
Jul 20, 2018

Israel Cements Right-Wing Agenda in a Furious Week of Lawmaking
Parliament moved aggressively to push through a series of polarizing measures, piling up points at the expense of its already weakened foes.

NYT Middle East
Jul 20, 2018

Israel Launches Broad Air Assault in Gaza Following Border Violence
After a Palestinian sniper killed an Israeli soldier along the border fence and Israel responded with "a wide-scale attack" against Hamas military targets.

NYT Middle East
Jul 19, 2018

Inside Egypt's Mysterious Sarcophagus: Mummies, Curse-Free So Far
A black sarcophagus found in a pit in Alexandria, Egypt, last week was opened on Thursday after much speculation over who, or what, was inside.

NYT Middle East
Jul 19, 2018

Inside That Black Sarcophagus in Egypt? 3 Mummies (and No Curses)
A sarcophagus found in a pit in Alexandria last week was opened after much speculation over who, or what, was inside.

NYT Middle East
Jul 19, 2018

Inside That Black Sarcophagus in Egypt? Mummies (Curse-Free)
A sarcophagus found in a pit in Alexandria last week was opened after much speculation over who, or what, was inside.

NYT Middle East
Jul 19, 2018

American Accused of Being ISIS Fighter in Syria Faces Prosecution in U.S.
Ibraheem Musaibli, who is from Michigan, is being held in Syria. So is an Indiana woman whose husband died fighting for ISIS. The U.S. is bringing them home.

NYT Middle East
Jul 19, 2018

A Cobra Strikes. A Magician Is Stricken. Middle Eastern Foes Unite.
After an Egyptian cobra bit a famous Turkish illusionist, officials scrambled to get him to Cairo for treatment. It was a rare instance of cooperation between the countries.

NYT Middle East
Jul 19, 2018

Israeli Law Declares the Country the ‘Nation-State of the Jewish People'
Critics say that by giving a special status to Jews — and downgrading the status of the Arabic language — the legislation diminishes non-Jewish citizens.

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