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NYT Middle East
Jun 21, 2018

Turkey Election Will Test Love for Erdogan's Megaprojects
A proposed canal would open a new trade route and cement President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's legacy. But critics warn that he is overreaching as the economy stalls.

NYT Middle East
Jun 21, 2018

Sara Netanyahu Indicted on Fraud Charges in Israel
The wife of the prime minister is accused of falsifying records to conceal close to $100,000 in expenses, mostly to high-end chefs for private meals.

NYT Middle East
Jun 20, 2018

Horrific Details on Syria Chemical Attacks Left Out, for Now, From U.N. Report
An early draft of a report on the recapture of rebel-held Damascus suburbs contained information about chemical attacks omitted from the final version.

NYT Middle East
Jun 20, 2018

‘Everyone Is Beautiful During Eid'
Here's how the people of Zanzibar celebrated the end of Ramadan.

NYT Middle East
Jun 20, 2018

U.N. Report Left Out Damning Details on Syria Chemical Attack
An early draft of the report on the recapture of rebel-held Damascus suburbs contained information about chemical attacks omitted from the final version.

NYT Middle East
Jun 20, 2018

U.N. Panel Condemns ‘Pervasive War Crimes' in Syria Siege
Investigators found signs of repeated use of chemical weapons and potential targeting of hospitals in the long, brutal siege of rebel-held eastern Ghouta.

NYT Middle East
Jun 19, 2018

Battle Intensifies for Yemeni Port as Dock Workers Still Unload Aid
Three ships with enough aid to feed six million people for a month were unloaded in Al Hudaydah, even as fighting around the Yemeni port raged.

NYT Middle East
Jun 19, 2018

Doors for Refugees Close as Displaced Population Soars, U.N. Says
A refugee agency's annual report shows no letup in the number of people who fled their homes in 2017.

NYT Middle East
Jun 18, 2018

Israel Charges a Former Minister With Spying for Iran
Iranian intelligence recruited the former minister in Africa, the Israeli authorities said. He already had a shady past as a convicted drug dealer.

NYT Middle East
Jun 18, 2018

Man Executed in Iran Over Officers' Deaths at Protest
The hanging of the man accused of driving a bus over three police officers was described as a warning to political dissidents.

NYT Middle East
Jun 16, 2018

Egypt Imposes Steep Fuel Price Increases
This is the third time the government has increased fuel prices since austerity measures were announced in late 2015.

NYT Middle East
Jun 16, 2018

Battles Rage Around International Airport in Strategic Yemeni City
A Saudi-led coalition fought Iran-backed Houthi rebels in the port of Al Hudaydah, the gateway for food supplies to famine-stricken Yemen.

NYT Middle East
Jun 15, 2018

Complex With New Trump Golf Club Will Get Chinese Help
The president's partner in Dubai has tapped a company controlled by the government in Beijing to help build a project featuring an 18-hole course designed by Tiger Woods.

NYT Middle East
Jun 14, 2018

As Saudis Go to War, the Crown Prince Attends a Soccer Match
Fighters backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pushed toward the Yemeni port city of Al Hudaydah. The Saudi crown prince watched the World Cup.

NYT Middle East
Jun 14, 2018

The Militia That's Threatening American Troops in Syria
There are roughly 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria. Recently, a statement went out calling for direct attacks against them. Who sent it, and why?

NYT Middle East
Jun 14, 2018

The Militia Threatening American Troops in Syria
There are roughly 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria. Recently, a statement went out calling for direct attacks against them. Who sent it, and why?

NYT Middle East
Jun 13, 2018

U.N. General Assembly Vote Castigates Israel Over Gaza Deaths
The resolution, adopted 120 to 8, was almost identical to the one blocked by the United States at the Security Council on June 1.

NYT Middle East
Jun 13, 2018

Why Iran's World Cup Team Bought Its Own Jerseys
Major brands typically pay millions of dollars to outfit national soccer teams. But international sanctions and pressure on Iran have forced its World Cup squad to take a do-it-yourself approach to its uniforms.

NYT Middle East
Jun 13, 2018

Why Iran's World Cup Team Had to Buy Its Own Jerseys
Major brands typically pay millions of dollars to outfit national soccer teams. But international sanctions and pressure on Iran have forced its World Cup squad to take a do-it-yourself approach to its uniforms.

NYT Middle East
Jun 13, 2018

Iran's World Cup Team Is Pretty Good. Its Jerseys Are Not.
Major brands typically pay millions of dollars to outfit national soccer teams. But international sanctions and pressure on Iran have forced its World Cup squad to take a do-it-yourself approach to its uniforms.

NYT Middle East
Jun 13, 2018

Humanitarian Crisis Worsens in Yemen After Attack on Port
United Nations officials and others said that hundreds of thousands could starve if the assault drags on, closing a vital gateway for relief supplies.

NYT Middle East
Jun 13, 2018

How Yemen Became a Humanitarian Nightmare: Untangling a Complex War
Yemen's war has already killed thousands of civilians and left three million people internally displaced.

NYT Middle East
Jun 13, 2018

Iranians Wonder: Why Won't Trump Talk to Us?
Actually, President Trump has said he would. It's Iran's clerical leaders who, as a matter of ideology and pride, would never consider a summit meeting with the president.

NYT Middle East
Jun 13, 2018

Why Won't Trump Talk to Us, Some Iranians Wonder
Actually, President Trump has said he would. It's Iran's clerical leaders who, as a matter of ideology and pride, would never consider a summit meeting with the president.

NYT Middle East
Jun 13, 2018

For Some in Tunisia, Ramadan Is a Test of Personal Freedom
A rare protest against the closing of cafes and restaurants during the holy month highlighted a debate about law, social pressure and individual liberties.

NYT Middle East
Jun 13, 2018

Fears of New Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen After Attack on Port
United Nations officials and others said that hundreds of thousands could starve if the assault drags on, closing a vital gateway for relief supplies.

NYT Middle East
Jun 13, 2018

Leading Iranian Lawyer Arrested as Hard-Liners Flex New Strength
Nasrin Sotoudeh, internationally known as a rights activist, was taken on Wednesday to the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran, her husband said.

NYT Middle East
Jun 13, 2018

Who Is Behind Trump's Links to Arab Princes? A Billionaire Friend
The connections nurtured by the financier Tom Barrack look to have paid off handsomely for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — and for his business.

NYT Middle East
Jun 13, 2018

Arab Coalition Attacks Yemeni City in Bid to Oust Rebels
United Nations officials and others said they feared an assault on the city of Al Hudaydah would worsen what is already the world's worst humanitarian disaster.

NYT Middle East
Jun 11, 2018

U.N. and Red Cross Pull Out of Yemeni City, Fearing Assault by Arab Coalition
Diplomats say the United Arab Emirates plans to attack Hudaydah, a rebel-held port that is an entry point for humanitarian aid.

NYT Middle East
Jun 11, 2018

How Orin Wolf Orchestrated a Tony Coup With ‘The Band's Visit'
He wasn't a big-league producer. But he fell in love with a small Israeli film and spent years getting it to the stage. His musical won 10 awards on Sunday.

NYT Middle East
Jun 11, 2018

U.N. Pulls Out of City in Yemen, Fearing Bloody Assault by Arab Coalition
Diplomats say the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia will lead an attack on Al Hudaydah, a rebel-held port that is an entry point for humanitarian aid.

NYT Middle East
Jun 09, 2018

U.N. Imposes Sanctions on 6 for Trafficking Libyan Migrants
The Security Council action, believed to a first, came after a video last year appeared to show African migrants being sold as slaves, sparking worldwide outrage.

NYT Middle East
Jun 08, 2018

At Gaza Protests: Kites, Drones, Gas, Guns and the Occasional Bomb
A Times reporter sees new tactics and new destruction, but few reasons to think the border fence clashes would end anytime soon.

NYT Middle East
Jun 08, 2018

Russian Airstrike Kills Dozens in Rebel-Held Village in Syria, Monitors Say
The attack was said to be the deadliest this year in Idlib Province, the Syrian opposition's last major stronghold. The toll, which includes women and children, could rise.

NYT Middle East
Jun 08, 2018

Iraqi Council to Oversee Manual Recount Amid Post-Election Chaos
Nearly a month after the vote, the results have still not been ratified, and politicians have made an array of charges about irregularities and fraud.

NYT Middle East
Jun 07, 2018

Israeli Video Portrays Medic Killed in Gaza as Tool of Hamas
The young woman who was killed by Israeli forces last week, Rouzan al-Najjar, is seen throwing what appears to be a tear-gas canister.

NYT Middle East
Jun 07, 2018

Jordan Withdraws Tax Bill That Fueled Nationwide Protests
The prime minister and cabinet resigned this week over opposition to the measure, which proposed increasing the tax rates for workers and businesses.

NYT Middle East
Jun 07, 2018

Iraqi Court to Oversee Manual Recount Amid Post-Election Chaos
Nearly a month after the vote, the results have still not been ratified, and politicians have made an array of charges about irregularities and fraud.

NYT Middle East
Jun 06, 2018

Rahat Dispatch: Israelis Play Tourists in a Bedouin Town in the Negev
A Ramadan Nights tour aimed to introduce Israeli Jews to the real Rahat, a Bedouin city known for poverty, polygamy and lawlessness.

NYT Middle East
Jun 06, 2018

Tunisia Truth Commission Brings One Court Case in Four Years
Chief of Truth and Reconciliation Commission says government hampered efforts to bring justice to victims of decades-long dictatorship.

NYT Middle East
Jun 05, 2018

Israel Says Palestinian Medic's Death in Gaza Was Unintentional
Commenting on a killing that has created an international outcry, the Israeli military said its soldiers did not deliberately shoot the young woman.

NYT Middle East
Jun 05, 2018

Iran Moves to Lift Its Nuclear Enrichment Capacity
Tehran pledged to stay within limits set by the 2015 nuclear accord, but the action hinted at a resumption of industrial-scale production if the pact unravels.

NYT Middle East
Jun 04, 2018

U.S. and Turkey Agree on Kurds' Withdrawal From Syrian Town
Turkey objected to the presence of U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in the city of Manbij. Turkey threatened to invade the city in January.

NYT Middle East
Jun 04, 2018

Making History, Saudi Arabia Issues Driver's Licenses to 10 Women
The kingdom had planned to lift its longstanding ban on women driving on June 24. It is unclear why it issued some licenses ahead of the schedule.

NYT Middle East
Jun 04, 2018

Jordan's Prime Minister Quits as Protesters Demand an End to Austerity
It was unclear if the government, squeezed by Persian Gulf kingdoms and Western lenders, would drop plans to raise taxes and prices.

NYT Middle East
Jun 04, 2018

Jordan's Prime Minister Quits, as Protesters Demand an End to Austerity
Prime Minister Hani Mulki resigned after days of nationwide protests over tax and price increases, but there was no sign the unpopular policies would be dropped.

NYT Middle East
Jun 03, 2018

North Korea Says Syria's Assad Will Visit With Kim
The announcement that President Bashar al-Assad plans to visit North Korea, which was not confirmed by Syria, came just days after President Trump announced a summit with the North was back on.

NYT Middle East
Jun 03, 2018

Assad Said to Plan Meeting With North Korea's Leader
The announcement, reported by the North's state-run news media, set up potentially the first meeting between Kim Jong-un and another head of state in Pyongyang.

NYT Middle East
Jun 02, 2018

Saudi Arabia Names New Ministers Close to Powerful Crown Prince
The new ministers will help push the crown prince's efforts to diversify the economy away from oil and make life more enjoyable for ordinary citizens.

NYT Middle East
Jun 02, 2018

A Woman Dedicated to Saving Lives Loses Hers in Gaza Confrontation
Razan al-Najjar, who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers on Friday, wanted to prove that women could play an important role in Gaza society.

NYT Middle East
Jun 02, 2018

A Woman Dedicated to Saving Lives Loses Hers in Gaza Violence
Razan al-Najjar, who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers on Friday, wanted to prove that women could play an important role in Gaza society.

NYT Middle East
Jun 02, 2018

As Taboos Break Down, Iranians Party On
Laws governing personal behavior are being roundly ignored, particularly in the exploding business of providing Western-style weddings.

NYT Middle East
Jun 01, 2018

Female Palestinian Medic Killed at Gaza Protest
Razan al-Najjar, 20, was trying to help an injured protester near the border fence when she was fatally shot by Israeli soldiers, witnesses say. Last month, she spoke to The Times about the challenges she faced as a female medical volunteer.

NYT Middle East
Jun 01, 2018

Palestinian Medic Killed at Gaza Protest
Razan al-Najjar, 20, was trying to help an injured protester near the border fence when she was fatally shot by Israeli soldiers, witnesses say. Last month, she spoke to The Times about the challenges she faced as a female medical volunteer.

NYT Middle East
Jun 01, 2018

Palestinian Medic Killed by Israeli Soldiers at Gaza Protest
Razan al-Najjar, 20, was trying to help an injured protester near the border fence when she was fatally shot by Israeli soldiers, witnesses say. Last month, she spoke to The Times about the challenges she faced as a female medical volunteer.

NYT Middle East
Jun 01, 2018

The Palestinian Medic Killed by Israeli Soldiers
Razan al-Najjar, 20, was trying to help an injured protester near the border fence when she was fatally shot by Israeli soldiers, witnesses say. Last month, she spoke to The Times about the challenges she faced as a female medical volunteer.

NYT Middle East
Jun 01, 2018

U.S. Vetoes U.N. Resolution on Gaza, Fails to Win Second Vote on its Own Measure
The vote on the resolution, which the United States called unfair to Israel, offered insight into America's isolation on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

NYT Middle East
Jun 01, 2018

U.S. Vetoes U.N. Resolution on Gaza
The vote on the resolution, which the United States called unfair to Israel, offered insight into America's isolation on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

NYT Middle East
Jun 01, 2018

Egypt Hands Over Video in Murder Case — Damaged and 2 Years Late
Italians hope the surveillance video will help solve the murder of Giulio Regeni, an Italian student killed in Cairo. The delay is emblematic of the halting progress in the case.

NYT Middle East
Jun 01, 2018

Vogue Arabia Hails Saudi Reform, Ignoring Jailed Activists
A Saudi princess appears behind the wheel of a car on the magazine's cover, even as activists who fought for the right of Saudi women to drive remain detained.

NYT Middle East
May 31, 2018

Vogue Arabia Puts Princess in Driver's Seat, With Not a Word About Jailed Activists
A Saudi princess appears behind the wheel of a car on the magazine's cover, even as activists who fought for the right of Saudi women to drive remain detained.

NYT Middle East
May 31, 2018

Cambridge Analytica's Parent Company Helped Shape Saudi Arabia's Reform Movement
The government of Saudi Arabia, trying to diversify its economy and open up its society, called in the SCL Group, a secretive consulting firm, to help plot the kingdom's reform plans.

NYT Middle East
May 30, 2018

Hamas Declares Cease-Fire With Israel After a Day of Fighting
A fragile calm prevailed along the Gaza border on Wednesday after the fiercest bout of cross-border violence since the end of the 2014 war.

NYT Middle East
May 30, 2018

Battle to Stamp Out ISIS in Syria Gains New Momentum, but Threats Remain
The return of top Syrian Kurdish commanders, a surge in French commandos, the arrival of Navy fighter jets and sleuthing by Iraqi spies have revived an effort that had stalled out.

NYT Middle East
May 29, 2018

Libyan Factions Agree to Elections Despite Deep Divisions
France's president got competing Libyan leaders to agree on a political framework and elections, but the Libyans stopped short at signing an accord.

NYT Middle East
May 29, 2018

Gaza Militants Barrage Israel With Mortars and Rockets
Israel responded with retaliatory airstrikes on Palestinians in Gaza in a sharp escalation of clashes between the two sides.

NYT Middle East
May 29, 2018

Gaza Militants Fire Barrage of Mortars Into Israel
Palestinian militants sharply raised the stakes of the conflict with an early-morning operation along the border.

NYT Middle East
May 28, 2018

Anger Spreads as Syria Leads Global Disarmament Body
Western officials expressed outrage as the country took its turn in the alphabetical rotation, pointing to the government's attacks on its own citizens.

NYT Middle East
May 27, 2018

At Least 4 Russians Killed in Syria in Firefight With ISIS
The clash in Deir al-Zour left 43 militants from the Islamic State dead, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

NYT Middle East
May 26, 2018

Europeans in Iran Bitterly Denounce the U.S. as ‘Caesar' Amid New Sanctions
Big European companies are weighing whether to rapidly end operations there, leaving many executives angry and some Iranians unemployed.

NYT Middle East
May 24, 2018

Pakistan to Give Equal Rights to Millions in Tribal Areas, Ending a British Legacy
Laws dating from the colonial era have long denied people in the region basic rights and authorized the use of collective punishment against tribes or families.

NYT Middle East
May 24, 2018

‘Be Very Careful': Conversation Cited to Link Qatar to Hack of G.O.P. Donor
A document filed Thursday in a federal court says that an exchange between two influential men amounted to an admission of Qatar's guilt.

NYT Middle East
May 24, 2018

Pakistan Moves to Extend Rights and Remake Its Tribal Areas
Parliament's lower house passed a measure giving equal rights to people in its restive tribal regions and bringing the area into the political mainstream.

NYT Middle East
May 24, 2018

How a 4-Hour Battle Between Russian Mercenaries and U.S. Commandos Unfolded in Syria
Interviews and newly obtained documents provide the Pentagon's first public on-the-ground accounting of one of the bloodiest battles the military has faced in Syria since deploying to fight ISIS.

NYT Middle East
May 23, 2018

Saudis Toughen Crackdown, Blunting Good Publicity Over Letting Women Drive
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to ensure the reform is seen as his idea, not a concession to activists or the West.

NYT Middle East
May 23, 2018

As Sisi Silences Critics, Hopes Fade that Egypt's Crackdown Will Ease
Egyptian security officials raided the home of a well-known activist early Wednesday, the latest arrest in a wave of post-election repression.

NYT Middle East
May 23, 2018

The Interpreter: Deep in the Desert, Iran Quietly Advances Missile Technology
Iran's long-range missile program was thought to be dormant, but researchers see evidence that it may have resumed.

NYT Middle East
May 22, 2018

Palestinians Ask I.C.C. to Open Full Inquiry Into Israel
Israel immediately challenged the request, which came a week after at least 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in protests at the Gaza border.

NYT Middle East
May 22, 2018

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Is Reported Hospitalized
Palestinian officials and doctors gave conflicting accounts of the condition of Mr. Abbas, who is 82.

NYT Middle East
May 22, 2018

Palestinians Ask Hague Court to Open Full Inquiry Into Israel
Israel immediately challenged the request, which came a week after at least 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in protests at the Gaza border.

NYT Middle East
May 21, 2018

In Hard-Line Speech, Pompeo Criticizes Iran's Behavior
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a remarkably hard-line speech about Iran, offering no concessions to European leaders who want to do business with Tehran.

NYT Middle East
May 21, 2018

Syria Regains Control of Damascus, After Seven Years of Fighting
With the last of 1,600 militants departing from the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk, fighting around the capital is over. Peace, though, remains elusive.

NYT Middle East
May 21, 2018

Bernard Lewis, Influential Scholar of Islam, Is Dead at 101
Mr. Lewis's views on the connection between Islam and terrorism inspired controversy but also helped shape American foreign policy under George W. Bush.

NYT Middle East
May 21, 2018

In Speech, Pompeo Piles on Against Iran After Nuclear Deal Withdrawal
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a remarkably hard-line speech about Iran, offering no concessions to European leaders who want to do business with Tehran.

NYT Middle East
May 21, 2018

British Woman Serving 5-Year Sentence in Iran Faces New Charges
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could have more time tacked on to her conviction for spying, possibly because of a gaffe by Boris Johnson, the British foreign minister.

NYT Middle East
May 20, 2018

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Reported Hospitalized
Palestinian officials and doctors gave conflicting accounts of the condition of Mr. Abbas, who is 82.

NYT Middle East
May 20, 2018

Once Hated by U.S. and Tied to Iran, Is Sadr Now ‘Face of Reform' in Iraq?
Moktada al-Sadr, the upset winner of Iraq's election, has undergone a reinvention, from a militant Shiite to an anticorruption champion whose "Iraq First" message appeals across religious divides.

NYT Middle East
May 20, 2018

Over 10,000 Moroccans Protest U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem
Chanting "death to Israel," marchers carried Palestinian flags and placards that called Jerusalem "Palestine's eternal capital."

NYT Middle East
May 19, 2018

Israel and Evangelicals: New U.S. Embassy Signals a Growing Alliance
The opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem marks the increasing importance of conservative Christians to Israel, at the risk of upsetting American Jews.

NYT Middle East
May 18, 2018

U.S. Wants to Restart Nuclear Talks with Iran, but Hasn't Budged on Demands
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants to broaden negotiations to other nations, but European allies will most likely balk at his demand to forever limit Iran's nuclear program.

NYT Middle East
May 18, 2018

After Deadly Protests, Gazans Ask: What Was Accomplished?
With scores dead and the border still intact, many extend criticism beyond Israel to Hamas, the militant group that governs Gaza.

NYT Middle East
May 18, 2018

Saudi Arabia Detains Activists Who Pushed to End Ban on Women Driving
At least five people connected to the campaign to end the longtime ban have been detained, despite the government's promise to lift the ban next month.

NYT Middle East
May 18, 2018

Of Crowns and Rings: Images of Royal Weddings Over a Century
Rita Hayworth and Prince Aly Khan. Crown Prince Akihito of Japan and Michiko Shoda. Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III. Browse royal wedding history with these images of ceremonies past.

NYT Middle East
May 17, 2018

Anti-American Cleric's Power Grows, Upending Pentagon's Plans for Iraq
A political party led by Moktada al-Sadr, whose militia once targeted American troops, will wield considerable power in setting up Iraq's next government.

NYT Middle East
May 17, 2018

Assad Meets Putin in a Surprise Visit to Russia
President Vladimir V. Putin says "foreign armed forces" will be withdrawn from Syria as part of peace settlement, a possible reference to Iran's military presence.

NYT Middle East
May 16, 2018

A Child of Gaza Dies. A Symbol Is Born. The Arguing Begins.
Layla Ghandour, an 8-month-old Palestinian girl whose grandmother carried her to Monday's protest in Gaza, died after they were engulfed by a cloud of tear gas.

NYT Middle East
May 16, 2018

What Is the Gaza Fence and Why Has It Set Off Protests Against Israel?
A look at the politics and history of the border fence dividing Israel and the Palestinian territory.

NYT Middle East
May 16, 2018

Lebanon Is Known as Gay Friendly. But Pride Week Was Shut Down.
The arrest and the cancellation of the celebration highlight the opposition to homosexuality in one of the Arab world's most socially liberal countries.

NYT Middle East
May 16, 2018

Israelis Reflect on Gaza: ‘I Hope at Least That Each Bullet Was Justified'
A day after their soldiers killed 60 mostly unarmed Palestinians in Gaza, Israelis were defiant, defensive or blasé.

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