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NYT Middle East
Oct 16, 2018

Trump Says Saudi Prince Again Denies Knowledge of Khashoggi's Fate
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with top officials in Riyadh amid international outrage over the reported killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi leadership.

NYT Middle East
Oct 16, 2018

Saudis Issued Dire Warnings Against U.S. Sanctions. But How Much Leverage Do They Have?
The Saudis have a powerful tool in their ability to raise oil prices but are loathe to use it. And they could not easily switch to China or Russia for defense.

NYT Middle East
Oct 16, 2018

DealBook: When Business Executives Become Reluctant Statesmen
Without a strong stance from Washington to give them cover, top executives have been on their own dealing with Saudi Arabia, a country that has shown itself capable of holding a grudge.

NYT Middle East
Oct 16, 2018

Pompeo Meets With Saudi Leaders to Discuss Khashoggi Case
The secretary of state met with top officials in Riyadh amid international outrage over the reported killing of Mr. Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi leadership.

NYT Middle East
Oct 16, 2018

Australian Leader Considers Moving Embassy to Jerusalem From Tel Aviv
Prime Minister Scott Morrison echoed many of the points President Trump gave for a similar decision. The announcement drew criticism as a political gambit to win a local election.

NYT Middle East
Oct 16, 2018

Syria Reopens Border Link to Jordan, as Assad Reasserts Control
Syrian officials celebrated the reopening of the crossing with Jordan, hoping it would foster trade and lead to normalization with other Arab states.

NYT Middle East
Oct 15, 2018

Saudis May Admit Khashoggi Was Killed in Interrogation by Mistake
President Trump echoed the possibility that Jamal Khashoggi was victim to "rogue killers." The explanation shields the Saudi crown prince, who has cast himself as a moderate.

NYT Middle East
Oct 15, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance: What We Know and Don't Know
The confusing case of the Saudi journalist has set off an international diplomatic storm and raised important questions, including some that cannot be answered yet.

NYT Middle East
Oct 15, 2018

For Khashoggi, a Tangled Mix of Royal Service and Islamist Sympathies
Jamal Khashoggi had both an affinity for Islamist political movements and close ties to the Saudi royal family — until they were cut by a new crown prince.

NYT Middle East
Oct 15, 2018

Saudi Arabia and U.S. Clash Over Khashoggi Case
President Trump vowed "severe punishment" if the Saudis were behind a dissident's disappearance. The Saudis said they would "respond with greater action."

NYT Middle East
Oct 14, 2018

At Least 22 Migrants Killed in Truck Crash in Turkey
The vehicle, which had been traveling from Aydin to Izmir, was said to have veered off the road, crashed through a barrier and toppled from a highway.

NYT Middle East
Oct 13, 2018

At West Bank Factories, Keeping the Peace Is a Mutual Interest
Some see the Israeli-run factory where a Palestinian opened fire on his co-workers as a model of coexistence. Others see occupation.

NYT Middle East
Oct 13, 2018

‘Davos in the Desert,' a Saudi Prince's Glittering Showcase, Is Stained by a Grisly Accusation
A conference for big investors started last year by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has become a symbol of the West's deepening disillusionment with him after the disappearance of a Saudi journalist.

NYT Middle East
Oct 13, 2018

How Saudi News Media Is Spinning Khashoggi's Disappearance
The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and Saudi dissident, made international headlines. From jet conspiracies to blaming Qatar, here's how Saudi Arabia's news media is portraying the story.

NYT Middle East
Oct 13, 2018

7 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Fire in Gaza Border Clashes
In an unusual episode, four of the Palestinians were fatally shot after crossing the fence and approaching an Israeli sniper's position.

NYT Middle East
Oct 12, 2018

Museums Forced to Reassess Saudi Ties Amid Uproar Over Journalist's Fate
Cultural institutions in the United States have welcomed relationships with Saudi Arabia to help build understanding and fund ambitious programs.

NYT Middle East
Oct 11, 2018

Egypt Sentences 17 to Death in Attacks on Christians
Rights groups say Egypt is handing out mass punishments indiscriminately.

NYT Middle East
Oct 11, 2018

Khashoggi Case Raises Tensions Between Saudi Prince and Turkish President
Turkey's president and Saudi Arabia's crown prince have not had the easiest relationship. A mysterious disappearance at a Saudi consulate has not helped.

NYT Middle East
Oct 11, 2018

Syrian Rebels Withdraw Heavy Weapons to Spare Idlib From Assault
Turkey secured the rebels' agreement to pull back the weaponry, staving off a Syrian government offensive on the heavily populated rebel stronghold.

NYT Middle East
Oct 10, 2018

Naming Names, Turks Turn Up Heat on Saudis in Consulate Case
Turkish officials say 15 Saudis, including an autopsy expert, killed a Saudi dissident inside the consulate in Istanbul and dismembered his body.

NYT Middle East
Oct 10, 2018

Overlooked No More: Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Author, Photographer and ‘Ravaged Angel'
A Swiss heiress, she was an adventurous traveler whose writings, along with her androgynous glamour and troubled life, made her a gay cult figure after her death.

NYT Middle East
Oct 09, 2018

U.S. Student, Barred From Israel Over Boycott, Goes to Court
Lara Alqasem once belonged to a group perhaps most notable for backing an Israel hummus boycott. Now Israel says she can't study in Jerusalem.

NYT Middle East
Oct 09, 2018

The Long Journey of the Aleppo Pepper
The signature Syrian spice, caught up in conflict, became scarce in the United States just as its popularity boomed. But importers and vendors are finding new ways to get it.

NYT Middle East
Oct 09, 2018

Iran Widens an Already Huge Rift Between Europe and U.S.
Since President Trump announced that he would pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, European leaders are actively working to help Tehran get around new sanctions.

NYT Middle East
Oct 09, 2018

In Jamal Khashoggi Case, Turkey Focuses on Movements of Saudi Officials
Two jets carrying Saudi intelligence agents are said to have flown to Istanbul the day the dissident journalist disappeared, and to have left hours later.

NYT Middle East
Oct 08, 2018

‘Our Hands Can Reach You': Khashoggi Case Shakes Saudi Dissidents Abroad
Saudi Arabia has increasingly reached across borders to keep dissidents in line. But if the critic Jamal Khashoggi has been killed, it would be a startling escalation.

NYT Middle East
Oct 08, 2018

Palestinian Kills 2 Israelis in West Bank Attack
The Israeli authorities were hunting for a man who shot two co-workers in an industrial park considered an oasis of coexistence. They described the events as terrorism.

NYT Middle East
Oct 07, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi Disappears, a Mystery Rattling the Middle East
A Saudi dissident has not been seen since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday. Turkey says he was killed there. Saudi officials deny it.

NYT Middle East
Oct 07, 2018

Turkey Demands ‘Convincing Explanation' on Missing Saudi Journalist
Turkish officials stepped up pressure on Riyadh to explain what happened to Jamal Khashoggi but did not publicly endorse reports that he was dead.

NYT Middle East
Oct 07, 2018

Turkey Demands ‘Convincing Explanation' on Missing Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Turkish officials stepped up pressure on Riyadh to explain what happened to the dissident but did not publicly endorse reports that he was dead.

NYT Middle East
Oct 07, 2018

Palestinian Killed 2 Israelis in West Bank Attack
The Israeli authorities were hunting for a man who shot two co-workers in an industrial park considered an oasis of coexistence. They described the events as terrorism.

NYT Middle East
Oct 07, 2018

Israel Says Palestinian Killed 2 Israelis in West Bank Attack
The Israeli authorities were hunting for a man who shot two co-workers in an industrial park considered an oasis of coexistence. They described the events as terrorism.

NYT Middle East
Oct 06, 2018

Turkey Believes Prominent Saudi Critic Was Killed in Saudi Consulate in Istanbul
The critic, Jamal Khashoggi, entered the consulate on Tuesday to obtain a document he needed to get married and never emerged.

NYT Middle East
Oct 04, 2018

As Tensions Rise With Israel, Hamas Chief Calls for Cease-Fire in Gaza
In a rare interview with an Israeli newspaper, the Hamas leader in Gaza, Yehya Sinwar, sent a message to Israelis that war was in "no one's interest."

NYT Middle East
Oct 04, 2018

Hamas Chief Calls for Cease-Fire in Gaza as Tensions Rise With Israel
In a rare interview with an Israeli newspaper, the Hamas leader in Gaza, Yehya Sinwar, sent a message to Israelis that war was in "no one's interest."

NYT Middle East
Oct 03, 2018

Iraq's New Leaders Seen as Technocrats, in a Break From Sectarian Politics
The new president and prime minister were consensus candidates chosen for their competence and ability to get along.

NYT Middle East
Oct 03, 2018

What Happened to Jamal Khashoggi? Conflicting Reports Deepen a Mystery
The Saudi journalist has not been seen since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday afternoon. Friends fear he has been detained or worse.

NYT Middle East
Oct 03, 2018

U.S. Withdraws From 1955 Treaty Normalizing Relations With Iran
The largely symbolic move comes after the International Court of Justice ordered the United States to ease some sanctions on Iran.

NYT Middle East
Oct 03, 2018

International Court Orders U.S. to Ease Some Iran Sanctions
The International Court of Justice said in a nonbinding ruling that Washington should lessen restrictions that affect humanitarian aid and civilian aviation safety.

NYT Middle East
Oct 03, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Journalist, Detained in Consulate in Istanbul
Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent journalist and critic of Saudi leaders, entered the consulate Tuesday and has not emerged since.

NYT Middle East
Oct 02, 2018

Journalist Detained in Saudi Consulate in Istanbul
Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent journalist and critic of Saudi leaders, entered the consulate Tuesday afternoon and has not emerged since.

NYT Middle East
Oct 02, 2018

Tainted Bootleg Alcohol Kills Dozens and Poisons Hundreds in Iran
More than a dozen were blinded and hundreds hospitalized across the country, which has recently begun trying to combat drinking problems.

NYT Middle East
Oct 01, 2018

Iran Fires a Ballistic Missile at ISIS in Syria, Avenging an Earlier Attack
Iran fired several missiles across neighboring Iraq at the last remaining ISIS stronghold, in an area where the American military is active.

NYT Middle East
Oct 01, 2018

From Orwell to ‘Little Mermaid,' Kuwait Steps Up Book Banning
Responding to political pressure, Kuwait has outlawed more than 4,000 books in the last five years.

NYT Middle East
Sep 30, 2018

Egypt Sentences Activist to Jail for ‘False News' Over Sexual Harassment Video
Amnesty International called the verdict against the activist, Amal Fathy, an "outrageous case of injustice."

NYT Middle East
Sep 29, 2018

A Social Media Star Is Shot Dead in Baghdad. Iraqis Fear a Trend.
Tara Fares was gunned down in broad daylight, the latest outspoken woman killed in a series of attacks that Iraqi officials are investigating as possibly linked.

NYT Middle East
Sep 28, 2018

Blaming Iran, U.S. Evacuates Consulate in Southern Iraq
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the employees were being temporarily relocated and the United States would respond to attacks by militias supported by Iran.

NYT Middle East
Sep 28, 2018

Yemen War Investigation Is Extended by U.N. Council
An expert panel will continue to look into whether a Saudi-led coalition is guilty of war crimes in the world's poorest country.

NYT Middle East
Sep 28, 2018

Seven Palestinians Killed in Gaza Border Clash
The dead included two boys who were among thousands of people who thronged to the border as part of weekly protests.

NYT Middle East
Sep 27, 2018

Israeli-Palestinian Divide Deepens, With No Sign of Compromise at U.N.
In their General Assembly speeches, the Palestinian and Israeli leaders offered starkly opposing appraisals of an intractable dispute.

NYT Middle East
Sep 27, 2018

Israeli Leader Claims Iran Has ‘Secret Atomic Warehouse'
Benjamin Netanyahu said intelligence agents had found the facility in Tehran, setting up a challenge to Iran to prove it's not violating the nuclear deal.

NYT Middle East
Sep 27, 2018

Abbas Says Trump Administration Has Undermined Two-State Solution
At the United Nations, President Mahmoud Abbas criticized the Trump administration for what he described as its pro-Israel decisions.

NYT Middle East
Sep 26, 2018

Trump Vows to Release Mideast Peace Plan Within 4 Months
Mr. Trump said he favored a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His administration has been working on a peace plan for nearly two years.

NYT Middle East
Sep 26, 2018

Trump Speech at U.N.: Scorn for Iran, Praise for Kim
The president, at the General Assembly, doubled down on his "America First" foreign policy. He did have a few kind words for Kim Jong-un of North Korea.

NYT Middle East
Sep 25, 2018

Bolton Warns of ‘Terrible Consequences' for Those Doing Business with Iran
Senior members of the Trump administration promised harsh penalties for European governments and companies that defy Iran sanctions.

NYT Middle East
Sep 25, 2018

Trump Boasts and Scorns Globalism to Skeptical U.N. Crowd
The president, speaking at the General Assembly, doubled down on his "America First" foreign policy. He did have a few kind words for North Korea.

NYT Middle East
Sep 25, 2018

U.N. General Assembly Updates: Trump Speaks Out on Globalization
Leaders from around the world have gathered in New York to deal with a host of nettlesome issues, ranging from Iran's nuclear program to North Korea to wars in the Middle East.

NYT Middle East
Sep 25, 2018

Trump, at U.N., Scorns ‘Unaccountable Global Bureaucracy'
The president, speaking at the General Assembly, doubled down on his "America First" foreign policy. He did have a few kind words for North Korea.

NYT Middle East
Sep 25, 2018

Trump Addresses U.N. General Assembly: Live Updates
Leaders from around the world have gathered in New York to deal with a host of nettlesome issues, ranging from Iran's nuclear program to North Korea to wars in the Middle East.

NYT Middle East
Sep 25, 2018

United Nations General Assembly: Live Updates
Leaders from around the world have gathered in New York to deal with a host of nettlesome issues, ranging from Iran's nuclear program to North Korea to wars in the Middle East.

NYT Middle East
Sep 25, 2018

The Newest Curse of the Mummy: Bad Drainage
Engineers and architects working together to save an ancient riverside temple in Egypt have discovered rare treasures, including a sphinx.

NYT Middle East
Sep 25, 2018

ScienceTake: In the Garden of Eels
Garden eels anchor themselves in the sand, which helps them feed on drifting plankton in strong currents.

NYT Middle East
Sep 24, 2018

Iran's Terms to Reopen Nuclear Talks? Trump Has to Back Down
President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said Monday he would consider new talks with Washington only if President Trump reversed himself and honored the 2015 nuclear accord.

NYT Middle East
Sep 24, 2018

Russia Promises Advanced Missiles to Syria After Rift With Israel
Blaming Israel for the loss of a Russian plane in Syria, Russia will modernize Syria's missile arsenal. The move could complicate the air war in Syria.

NYT Middle East
Sep 24, 2018

Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Humiliated by Attack, Vow to Retaliate
As its neighbors refuse to condemn an attack on a military parade that killed 25, the country said it would strike back against what it sees as a campaign to undermine its government.

NYT Middle East
Sep 23, 2018

Iran's President Condemns Gulf State, and U.S., After Deadly Attack
President Hassan Rouhani said that a Persian Gulf country allied with the United States was behind the strike against a military parade, that killed 25 people and wounded nearly 70 others.

NYT Middle East
Sep 22, 2018

Attack on Military Parade in Iran Kills at Least 25
Some officials blamed Arab separatists, while others blamed the United States and Persian Gulf states for the assault.

NYT Middle East
Sep 22, 2018

Gunmen Kill Dozens at Military Parade in Iran
At least 25 people were killed on Saturday in an attack on a military parade in Ahvaz, the center of recent antigovernment protests in Iran.

NYT Middle East
Sep 22, 2018

Gunmen Strike at Military Parade in Iran
The attack came in Ahvaz, a center of antigovernment protests.

NYT Middle East
Sep 22, 2018

Attack on Iran Military Parade Leaves at Least 25 Dead
Some officials blamed Arab separatists, while others blamed the United States and Persian Gulf states for the assault.

NYT Middle East
Sep 22, 2018

Attack on Iran Military Parade Leaves Dozens Dead
Some officials blamed Arab separatists, while the foreign minister said the U.S. was behind the assault in a region that has been troubled by unrest.

NYT Middle East
Sep 22, 2018

At Least 25 Killed in Attack on Military Parade in Iran
Some officials blamed Arab separatists, while the foreign minister said the U.S. was behind the assault in a region that has been troubled by unrest.

NYT Middle East
Sep 22, 2018

At Least 24 Killed in Attack on Military Parade in Iran
Some officials blamed Arab separatists, while the foreign minister said the U.S. was behind the assault in a region that has been troubled by unrest.

NYT Middle East
Sep 22, 2018

At Least 10 Killed in Attack on Military Parade in Iran
Some officials blamed Arab separatists, while the foreign minister said the U.S. was behind the assault in a region that has been troubled by unrest.

NYT Middle East
Sep 21, 2018

U.S. Weighs Next Steps as Syria's Civil War Enters Climactic Phase
The Trump administration insists on Geneva-based peace talks as Russia and Turkey promote a truce in Syria. And it wants to keep U.S. troops in the east.

NYT Middle East
Sep 21, 2018

The Saturday Profile: A ‘Hillbilly' From Arkansas, Doing Life in Qatar
John Wesley Downs, 62, says he was convicted on an inflated charge of spying. After 13 years, he is hoping President Trump will intervene on his behalf.

NYT Middle East
Sep 20, 2018

Hackers Went After a Now-Disgraced G.O.P. Fund-Raiser. Now He Is After Them.
Elliott Broidy, an ally of President Trump, was disgraced by sordid revelations and hacked emails. His legal team is going after the hackers — and blames Qatar.

NYT Middle East
Sep 20, 2018

Hackers Went after Now-Disgraced GOP Fundraiser. Now He Is After Them.
Elliott Broidy, an ally of President Trump, was disgraced by sordid revelations and hacked emails. His legal team is going after the hackers — and blames Qatar.

NYT Middle East
Sep 20, 2018

Hackers Went after Disgraced GOP Fundraiser. Now He Is After Them.
Elliott Broidy, an ally of President Trump, was disgraced by sordid revelations and hacked emails. His legal team is going after the hackers — and blames Qatar.

NYT Middle East
Sep 20, 2018

U.S. Retreats on Publicizing Body Count of Militants Killed in Afghanistan
The American military in Kabul was publicizing the number of killed enemy fighters. The propaganda tactic with echoes of the Vietnam War was stopped on Thursday.

NYT Middle East
Sep 19, 2018

Salt Bae Serves Maduro as Venezuela Suffers
The celebrity chef drew Mr. Rubio's ire for serving a lavish meal to the authoritarian president of Venezuela, known for his extravagant lifestyle amid crushing poverty.

NYT Middle East
Sep 18, 2018

Salt Bae Serves Meat to Maduro, to Rubio's Disgust
The celebrity chef drew Mr. Rubio's ire for serving a lavish meal to the authoritarian president of Venezuela, known for his extravagant lifestyle amid crushing poverty.

NYT Middle East
Sep 18, 2018

Salt Bae Serves Meat to Maduro, and Rubio Puts Them on Blast
The celebrity chef drew Mr. Rubio's ire for serving a lavish meal to the authoritarian president of Venezuela, known for his extravagant lifestyle amid crushing poverty.

NYT Middle East
Sep 18, 2018

Why Marco Rubio Attacked Salt Bae Over His Dinner With Maduro
The celebrity chef drew Mr. Rubio's ire for serving a lavish meal to the authoritarian president of Venezuela, known for his extravagant lifestyle amid crushing poverty.

NYT Middle East
Sep 18, 2018

Putin Calls Downing of Russian Plane in Syria ‘Tragic' and Absolves Israel
Tensions briefly flared after the plane was destroyed by Syrian antiaircraft missiles that were countering Israeli warplanes striking targets in Syria.

NYT Middle East
Sep 18, 2018

Ehsan Yarshater, Iran Scholar With a Monumental Vision, Dies at 98
He worked on his magnum opus, an encyclopedia of Iranian history and culture, for more than 40 years, retiring at the letter "K." The work goes on.

NYT Middle East
Sep 18, 2018

Putin Calls Downing of Russian Plane in Syria ‘Tragic,' Absolves Israel
Tensions briefly flared after the plane was destroyed by Syrian antiaircraft missiles that were countering Israeli warplanes striking targets in Syria.

NYT Middle East
Sep 18, 2018

Syria Shoots Down a Russian Military Plane, and Moscow Blames Israel
Moscow said the plane was destroyed by Syrian antiaircraft missiles that were aimed at Israeli warplanes operating in the area and using it as a "shield."

NYT Middle East
Sep 18, 2018

Russian Military Aircraft Shot Down off Syria Coast
The Il-20 plane was apparently shot down by Syrian antiaircraft missiles, and disappeared from radar screens as it was returning to a Russian base in Syria, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said.

NYT Middle East
Sep 18, 2018

Russian Military Aircraft Is Said to Be Missing off Syria Coast
The Il-20 plane disappeared from radar screens on Monday night as it was returning to a Russian base near the Syrian port city of Latakia, the Defense Ministry said.

NYT Middle East
Sep 17, 2018

Russia and Turkey Announce Demilitarized Zone in Last Rebel-Held Part of Syria
The announcement by Russia and Turkey about Idlib Province appeared to forestall what had been widely feared as a brutal offensive by Syrian forces.

NYT Middle East
Sep 17, 2018

Russia and Turkey Announce Demilitarized Zone in Last Part of Rebel-Held Syria
The announcement by Russia and Turkey about Idlib Province appeared to forestall what had been widely feared as a brutal offensive by Syrian forces.

NYT Middle East
Sep 15, 2018

Egypt Detains Mubarak Sons in Stock Manipulation Case
Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, whose father was ousted as president in 2011, were arrested as part of an investigation into unlawful trading that began in 2012.

NYT Middle East
Sep 14, 2018

Rachid Taha, 59, Algerian Rocker Who Spoke for Immigrants, Dies
Mr. Taha, who led the group Carte de Séjour before beginning a solo career, melded his Arabic heritage with punk, funk and electronic beats.

NYT Middle East
Sep 14, 2018

Pompeo Calls a Former Diplomat's Meetings with Iranians ‘Unseemly and Unprecedented'
The secretary of state criticized John Kerry for discussing the jettisoned nuclear deal with Iranian diplomats. Mr. Kerry shrugged it off and plugged his new book.

NYT Middle East
Sep 14, 2018

U.S. Is Ending Final Source of Aid for Palestinian Civilians
An American aid agency is blocking Palestinian access to $10 million intended for peace programs with Israelis because of President Trump's policy.

NYT Middle East
Sep 13, 2018

Kushner Says Punishing Palestinians Won't Hurt Chance for Peace Deal
Speaking 25 years after the Oslo peace accords were signed, Jared Kushner said President Trump had stripped away the "false realities" that surround Middle East peacemaking.

NYT Middle East
Sep 13, 2018

Netanyahu Aide Steps Aside After Sexual Assault Allegations
A top aide to the Israeli prime minister is taking a leave of absence in the wake of allegations that he sexually assaulted several women.

NYT Middle East
Sep 13, 2018

Defying Erdogan, Turkey's Central Bank Raises Interest Rates
The bank's move, to ramp up the benchmark rate by 6.25 percentage points, had long been resisted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

NYT Middle East
Sep 13, 2018

Turkey's Central Bank Raises Interest Rates to Curb Inflation
The bank's move, to ramp up the benchmark rate by 6.25 percentage points, had long been resisted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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