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NYT Middle East
Nov 19, 2019

U.S. Reversal on Settlements Shows Pro-Israel Bias, Palestinians Say
Palestinian leaders reacted angrily to news that the Trump administration considers West Bank settlements legal, counter to decades of U.S. policy.

NYT Middle East
Nov 19, 2019

Lebanon Protesters Shut Down Parliament and Clash With Police
Crowds blocked roads leading to government buildings to stop lawmakers from discussing a package of controversial laws.

NYT Middle East
Nov 19, 2019

Israel Intercepts Four Rockets Launched From Syria
Days after a clash between Israel and militants in Gaza to the south, tensions rose across the northern frontier.

NYT Middle East
Nov 18, 2019

Iraq Officials, Responding to Times Report, Deny Aiding Iran
Several current and former Iraqi officials, named in leaked spy cables, said they had not provided Tehran with sensitive information.

NYT Middle East
Nov 18, 2019

Are West Bank Settlements Illegal? Who Decides?
The United States declared that Israeli settlements on the West Bank are "not inconsistent with" international law, despite decisions by world bodies like the International Court of Justice.

NYT Middle East
Nov 18, 2019

In Shift, U.S. Says Israeli Settlements in West Bank Do Not Violate International Law
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the reversal of decades of American policy that may doom any peace efforts.

NYT Middle East
Nov 18, 2019

Marine Vet Freed by Iran in 2016 Sues U.S. Over Unpaid Compensation
Amir Hekmati, an American imprisoned and mistreated by Iran, was found eligible for $20 million from a special United States government fund. The government has withheld payment, and now he is suing.

NYT Middle East
Nov 18, 2019

Israel's West Bank Settlements Do Not Violate International Law, U.S. Says
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the shift, which may doom peace efforts, on Monday afternoon.

NYT Middle East
Nov 18, 2019

Leaked Iran Cables: Key Findings From Secret Documents
Leaked spy cables reveal how Iran came to dominate the political and military spheres in Iraq. Here's what the hundreds of documents tell us.

NYT Middle East
Nov 18, 2019

Iran Intel Leak: Main Takeaways From Secret Cables
Leaked spy cables reveal how Iran came to dominate the political and military spheres in Iraq. Here's what the hundreds of documents tell us.

NYT Middle East
Nov 18, 2019

Takeaways From the Iran Cable Leak
Leaked spy cables reveal how Iran came to dominate the political and military spheres in Iraq. Here's what the hundreds of documents tell us.

NYT Middle East
Nov 17, 2019

Iran Blocks Nearly All Internet Access
Anti-government protests spread as the supreme leader supports a gas price increase.

NYT Middle East
Nov 17, 2019

Turkey's Deportations Force Europe to Face Its ISIS Militants
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's decision to send back foreign citizens who supported the Islamic State is handing Western Europe a problem it had hoped to avoid.

NYT Middle East
Nov 17, 2019

Iran's Supreme Leader Condemns Protesters as ‘Thugs'
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's support of a gas price increase signals a potential crackdown on demonstrations.

NYT Middle East
Nov 16, 2019

Protests Incited by Gas Price Hike Grip Iran
The unrest put renewed pressure on the government as it struggles to overcome U.S. sanctions.

NYT Middle East
Nov 16, 2019

Protests Sparked by Gas Price Hike Grip Iran
The unrest put renewed pressure on the government as it struggles to overcome the U.S. sanctions.

NYT Middle East
Nov 16, 2019

Protests Grip Iran Over Gas Prices Hike
The protests put renewed pressure on Iran's government as it struggles to overcome the U.S. sanctions.

NYT Middle East
Nov 16, 2019

Millions of Ibises Were Mummified. But Where Did Ancient Egypt Get Them?
DNA analysis of the preserved birds found in many catacombs undercuts the explanation that there were large-scale ibis breeding farms.

NYT Middle East
Nov 15, 2019

Iran Abruptly Raises Fuel Prices, and Protests Erupt
The timing of the announcement suggested an urgent scramble to fill a budget gap caused partly by severe American sanctions. Angry protests over the price increases soon followed.

NYT Middle East
Nov 15, 2019

In Strike That Killed 5 Children, Israel Said It Took Out Gaza Militant. Now It Isn't Sure.
The Israeli military said it has begun an investigation into who was actually killed in an airstrike that Palestinians said caused the deaths of eight civilians.

NYT Middle East
Nov 15, 2019

Economic Crisis Looms as Protests Rage in Lebanon
After a monthlong political crisis, Lebanon faces an economic one too, as the effects of long-term policies crash into citizens' lives.

NYT Middle East
Nov 15, 2019

Protests Erupt in Iran as Fuel Prices Are Abruptly Raised
The timing of the announcement suggested an urgent scramble to fill a budget gap caused partly by severe American sanctions.

NYT Middle East
Nov 15, 2019

Iran Abruptly Raises Fuel Prices and Rationing
The timing of the announcement suggested an urgent scramble to fill a budget gap caused partly by severe American sanctions.

NYT Middle East
Nov 15, 2019

Civilian Toll in Israel-Gaza Clashes Comes Under Scrutiny
The two-day conflict has killed 16 civilians, including two 7-year-old boys and two toddlers, according to human rights investigators.

NYT Middle East
Nov 14, 2019

Iraqi Protesters Cheer Victory Over Iran, at Least on the Soccer Field
The police and the politicians joined protesters in celebrating Iraq's defeat of Iran in a World Cup qualifying match. Tensions between the countries are running high.

NYT Middle East
Nov 14, 2019

U.N. Query on Syria Hospital Bombings May Be Undermined by Russia Pressure, Limited Scope
The United Nations is investigating attacks on seven humanitarian sites in Syria. Diplomats say Russia is trying to keep the U.N. findings secret.

NYT Middle East
Nov 14, 2019

Experts Divided on Authenticity of Islamic State Receipts
A Times article based on documents recovered by a researcher reported that ISIS made payments to members of a rival group.

NYT Middle East
Nov 14, 2019

These Artists Refuse to Forget the Wars in Iraq
A powerful new show at MoMA PS1, featuring artists from the U.S. and the Persian Gulf, revisit two conflicts most Americans have tuned out.

NYT Middle East
Nov 14, 2019

ISIS Suspect Trapped at Turkish-Greek Border Is to Be Deported to U.S.
Turkey said it had received assurances from Washington that the American, whose fate had been in limbo, would not be refused entry.

NYT Middle East
Nov 14, 2019

As Islamic Jihad and Israel Battled, Hamas, in a Twist, Sat on the Sidelines
With Israel exchanging blows with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas faced a stark choice: Join the fight or redouble efforts to keep the Gaza border quiet.

NYT Middle East
Nov 13, 2019

‘I'm a Big Fan': Trump Gives Warm Welcome to Turkey's Erdogan
President Trump seemed unbothered by Turkey's recent invasion of Syria, which prompted outrage in Congress and among some in his administration.

NYT Middle East
Nov 13, 2019

As Islamic Jihad Bombards Israel, Hamas Has to Choose Sides
With Israel exchanging blows with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas faces a stark choice: Join the fight or redouble efforts to keep the Gaza border quiet.

NYT Middle East
Nov 13, 2019

U.S. Struggles to Keep Allies in Fight Against ISIS in Syria
Trump praises mission to protect oil fields while top national security aides seek to retain allies in Syria after death of top ISIS leader.

NYT Middle East
Nov 13, 2019

Saudi Anti-Extremist Force Names Feminists as a Target. Briefly.
The appearance and disappearance of an inflammatory official video is likely to reflect divisions within the government, experts said.

NYT Middle East
Nov 13, 2019

Exchanges of Fire Continue Across Israel-Gaza Border
A clash set off by Israel's killing of an Islamic Jihad commander teetered between containment and escalation into a broader conflict.

NYT Middle East
Nov 12, 2019

Erdogan Warns That Turkey Will Keep Deporting ISIS Detainees
The Turkish leader is preparing to travel to Washington to meet with President Trump.

NYT Middle East
Nov 12, 2019

Israel Kills Senior Islamic Jihad Commander in Gaza
The Israeli strike is likely to prompt a fierce response by Gaza militants after a period of relative calm.

NYT Middle East
Nov 11, 2019

Uber C.E.O. Backtracks After Comparing Khashoggi's Killing to an Accident
Dara Khosrowshahi compared the killing of Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives to the death of a woman who was hit by a self-driving car. Later, he said the murder "was reprehensible and should not be forgotten or excused."

NYT Middle East
Nov 11, 2019

James Le Mesurier, Backer of Syrian White Helmets, Is Found Dead in Turkey
The death of Mr. Le Mesurier, a Briton who provided training and equipment for the civil defense group, is under investigation.

NYT Middle East
Nov 11, 2019

Turkey Starts Sending Captured Foreign Fighters Home From Syria
One of the first repatriated was an American said to be an Islamic State fighter. Western countries have strongly resisted taking back militants who went to fight in the region.

NYT Middle East
Nov 10, 2019

Jordan Reclaims Land Israelis Used Under '94 Peace Accord
Israelis see the step as a reflection of the dismal state of relations a quarter century after the treaty was reached.

NYT Middle East
Nov 10, 2019

Iran Finds Oil Field With Over 50 Billion Barrels, Rouhani Says
The discovery, if verified, could bolster the country's proven reserves by a third as it struggles to sell energy abroad in the face of U.S. sanctions.

NYT Middle East
Nov 09, 2019

Iraq Cracks Down on Protests as Prime Minister Gains Support
With six demonstrators killed, the government's tough tactic could backfire.

NYT Middle East
Nov 09, 2019

Saudi Aramco Offers Some Details on Coming Stock Offering
Aramco, the world's largest oil company, said it would set a price for its shares on Dec. 5.

NYT Middle East
Nov 09, 2019

For First Time, Iran Says Case Is Open on Missing C.I.A. Consultant
The country's Revolutionary Court has proceedings "ongoing" over Robert A. Levinson, a former F.B.I. agent who vanished in Iran in 2007, a filing to the United Nations revealed.

NYT Middle East
Nov 08, 2019

As Deaths Mount in Iraq Protests, a Rocket Attack Raises New Questions
Nearly 300 Iraqis have died in antigovernment demonstrations in the south and in the capital. A rocket attack in the north has added yet another level of uncertainty.

NYT Middle East
Nov 08, 2019

Turkey Vows to Send ISIS Militants Home
The interior minister declared that Turkey was "not a hotel" for captured Islamic State fighters as it began to pressure reluctant European states to take back their citizens.

NYT Middle East
Nov 08, 2019

Turkish Military Vehicle Runs Over and Kills Syrian Protester
Kurdish residents of northeastern Syria opposed to the Turkish invasion have thrown rocks at Turkish and Russian vehicles patrolling the area.

NYT Middle East
Nov 08, 2019

In Reversal, Saudi Court Grants U.S. Woman Shared Custody of Daughter
Bethany Vierra, an American who married a Saudi, said a court ruling gave her joint custody of their daughter and the right to travel with her abroad.

NYT Middle East
Nov 08, 2019

Pompeo and Netanyahu Push to Scrap Iran Nuclear Pact
The Israeli leader claimed international inspectors knew Iran had hidden a secret nuclear site, and the American secretary of state accused Iran of ‘nuclear extortion.'

NYT Middle East
Nov 07, 2019

Iran Earthquake Kills at Least 5, Injures 300
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northwestern Iran early Friday, killing at least five people and injuring over 300 others, officials said.

NYT Middle East
Nov 07, 2019

In Reversal, Saudi Court Grants U.S. Woman Custody of Daughter
Bethany Vierra, an American who married a Saudi, said a court ruling will allow her to retain custody of their daughter and travel with her abroad.

NYT Middle East
Nov 07, 2019

Marcelle Ninio, Spy for Israel Imprisoned in Egypt, Dies at 89
She was the only woman in an espionage ring of about a dozen Egyptians that engineered bombings. Their mission did not go well.

NYT Middle East
Nov 07, 2019

Why Spy on Twitter? For Saudi Arabia, It's the Town Square
The indictment of two former Twitter employees accused of spying for the Saudis highlights the platform's power and the kingdom's efforts to control it.

NYT Middle East
Nov 07, 2019

In a Reversal, Saudi Court Grants U.S. Woman Custody of Daughter
Bethany Vierra, an American who married a Saudi, said a court ruling will allow her to retain custody of their daughter and travel with her abroad.

NYT Middle East
Nov 07, 2019

Pompeo and Netanyahu Escalate Pressure on Europeans to Scrap Iran Nuclear Pact
The Israeli leader claimed international inspectors knew Iran had hidden a secret nuclear site, and the American secretary of state accused Iran of ‘nuclear extortion' by accelerating its ability to enrich nuclear fuel.

NYT Middle East
Nov 07, 2019

U.S. Envoy in Syria Says Not Enough Was Done to Avert Turkish Attack
In an internal memo, the senior American diplomat in northern Syria criticized the Trump administration for failing to try harder to deter Turkey from invading northern Syria last month.

NYT Middle East
Nov 07, 2019

Pompeo Urges the World to Counter Iran's ‘Nuclear Extortion'
Iran has been scaling back compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal while pressing for relief from American sanctions.

NYT Middle East
Nov 07, 2019

Gunmen in Burkina Faso Attack Canadian Mining Company Convoy, Killing 37
The ambush, which also wounded 60 people, was the third deadly attack on the Semafo mining company in 15 months.

NYT Middle East
Nov 06, 2019

Attack on Canadian Mining Company Convoy in Burkina Faso Kills 37
The ambush, which also wounded 60 people, was the third deadly attack on the Semafo mining company in 15 months.

NYT Middle East
Nov 06, 2019

Attack on Canadian Mining Company in Burkina Faso Kills 37
The attack, which also wounded 60 people, was the third deadly attack on the Semafo mining company in 15 months.

NYT Middle East
Nov 06, 2019

Head of U.N. Palestinian Agency Resigns Amid Inquiry
Pierre Krahenbuhl stepped down after being told that he would be temporarily replaced while a misconduct investigation was pending.

NYT Middle East
Nov 06, 2019

A Wife of al-Baghdadi Is Captured by Turkey, Erdogan Says
The Turkish president said his forces had taken in several family members of the ISIS leader who died during a raid.

NYT Middle East
Nov 06, 2019

Jordan Stabbing Attack Leaves 8 Wounded at Roman Site
The motive for the attack at Jerash, an archaeological site and tourist draw in northern Jordan, remained unknown.

NYT Middle East
Nov 06, 2019

Stabbing Attack at Archaeological Site in Jordan Wounds at Least 8
The motive for the attack at Jerash, a tourist draw in northern Jordan known for its Roman ruins, remained unknown.

NYT Middle East
Nov 05, 2019

Yemen's Government Signs Peace Deal With Southern Rebels
The agreement aims to mend a rift between the Saudi-backed government and Emirati-backed rebels so they can focus on fighting the Iran-backed Houthis.

NYT Middle East
Nov 05, 2019

Russian Snipers, Missiles and Warplanes Try to Tilt Libyan War
Moscow is plunging deeper into a war of armed drones in a strategic hot spot rich with oil, teeming with migrants and riddled with militants.

NYT Middle East
Nov 05, 2019

Israel to Expel Human Rights Worker, Citing Anti-Boycott Law
Rejecting an appeal by a United States citizen, Israel's Supreme Court ruled that his visa should not be renewed.

NYT Middle East
Nov 05, 2019

Russia Dominated Syria's War. Now It's Sending Mercenaries to Libya.
Moscow is plunging deeper into a war of armed drones in a strategic hot spot rich with oil, teeming with migrants and riddled with extremists.

NYT Middle East
Nov 05, 2019

Iran Steps Further From Nuclear Deal With Move on Centrifuges
The country has been backing away from the agreement it signed with six countries four years ago, after the United States withdrew and imposed economic sanctions.

NYT Middle East
Nov 05, 2019

Is Aramco Worth $2 Trillion? And Other Crucial I.P.O. Questions
The valuation of the giant oil producer remains a critical question in the wake its decision to go public.

NYT Middle East
Nov 04, 2019

Turkey Captures Sister of Islamic State Chief Killed in Raid
The authorities hope al-Baghdadi's sister may provide a trove of intelligence.

NYT Middle East
Nov 04, 2019

Fear and Sport Imperil Lebanon's Striped Hyenas
Poisoned, run over and shot on sight, the country's national animal finds itself threatened by frightened humans and dated myths.

NYT Middle East
Nov 04, 2019

Iraqis Rise Against a Reviled Occupier: Iran
The Islamic Republic's heavy-handed interventions in regional affairs are provoking growing resentments, particularly in Shiite-led Iraq.

NYT Middle East
Nov 04, 2019

Turkey Sentences, Then Frees, 2 Journalists Jailed in Crackdown
A Turkish court sentenced two journalists, Ahmet Altan and Nazli Ilicak, on charges of aiding a terrorist group. It then released them on the basis of time served.

NYT Middle East
Nov 04, 2019

Is Aramco Worth $2 Trillion and Other Crucial I.P.O. Questions
The valuation of the giant oil producer remains a critical question in the wake its decision to go public.

NYT Middle East
Nov 04, 2019

Iran Adds Advanced Centrifuges, Further Weakening Nuclear Deal
The government in Tehran has been scaling back compliance in retaliation for President Trump's withdrawing from the 2015 deal.

NYT Middle East
Nov 04, 2019

With Israel in Limbo, Benny Gantz Vows to Seek a ‘Peace Within'
As he tries to form a government, the would-be prime minister has focused on healing divisions inside his country, even more than on building bridges with the outside world.

NYT Middle East
Nov 03, 2019

The Hyena's Main Fear Is Fear Itself
Poisoned, run over and shot on sight, the country's national animal finds itself threatened by frightened humans and dated myths.

NYT Middle East
Nov 02, 2019

Explosion in Syrian Town on Turkish Border Kills 13
At least 13 people were killed and more than 30 injured in the Syrian town of Tal Abyad after a car bomb exploded in a market on Saturday.

NYT Middle East
Nov 02, 2019

Under Trump, Iraqis Who Helped U.S. in War Are Stalled in Refugee System
Just 4,000 have been deemed eligible to enter the United States over the next year, and a slowdown in the screening process means far fewer are likely to come.

NYT Middle East
Nov 01, 2019

Iraq Demonstrations Grow, and Government Scrambles to Respond
Shiite authorities and Iraq's president offered support for peaceful protesters, a move that emboldened more Iraqis to join antigovernment demonstrations.

NYT Middle East
Nov 01, 2019

White House Freezes Military Aid to Lebanon, Against Wishes of Congress, State Dept. and Pentagon
The indefinite hold halts a $105 million package that the State Department and Congress had approved. Analysts say the winners could be Iran, Russia, the Islamic State and Al Qaeda.

NYT Middle East
Nov 01, 2019

Uber Driver in Lebanon Is Sentenced to Death in Killing of U.K. Diplomat
Rebecca Dykes, who was last seen leaving a bar in Beirut, was found strangled with a rope in 2017.

NYT Middle East
Nov 01, 2019

Turkey Hands Over 18 Captured Syrian Soldiers
The announcement came as Russian and Turkish forces began their first joint patrol along the Syrian border.

NYT Middle East
Nov 01, 2019

Turkey Wants Refugees to Move to a ‘Safe Zone.' It's a Tough Sell.
With forces from the Assad regime deploying in their old lands, Syrians are afraid to go back home.

NYT Middle East
Oct 31, 2019

Iran's Leaders See Threats in Iraq and Lebanon Protests
Enormous antigovernment demonstrations in Iraq and Lebanon, some tinged with hostility toward Iran, have suddenly put Iran's interests at risk.

NYT Middle East
Oct 31, 2019

ISIS Names New Leader and Confirms al-Baghdadi's Death
The announcement, days after President Trump said that the Islamic State leader had died in an American raid, warned America not to be happy.

NYT Middle East
Oct 31, 2019

Isis Names New Leader as It Confirms Al-Bagdadi's death
The announcement came four days after President Trump announced that the Islamic State leader had blown himself up during a raid by American forces in Syria.

NYT Middle East
Oct 31, 2019

Baghdadi and Aide Dead, ISIS Confirms
The announcement came five days after President Trump announced that the Islamic State leader had blown himself up during a raid by American forces in Syria.

NYT Middle East
Oct 30, 2019

Hundreds of U.S. Troops Leaving, and Also Arriving in, Syria
Once the comings and goings are done, the number of U.S. forces in Syria is expected to reach about 900 — close to the 1,000 troops on the ground when President Trump ordered the withdrawal.

NYT Middle East
Oct 30, 2019

Iraq Prime Minister Pressed to Quit as Protests Clog Streets
A powerful Shiite cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr, is playing a leading role in negotiations to name a new Iraqi leader.

NYT Middle East
Oct 30, 2019

ISIS Leader Paid Rival for Protection but Was Betrayed by His Own
The world's most wanted terrorist, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was so worried about security that he only trusted a handful of aides and family members. One of them betrayed him.

NYT Middle East
Oct 30, 2019

Jordan-Israel Ties Strained by Detentions
Israel is holding two Jordanian citizens without charges on vague security grounds; Jordan has detained an Israeli and recalled its ambassador for consultations.

NYT Middle East
Oct 30, 2019

Israeli Soldier Gets One-Month Sentence Over Killing of Gaza Teenager
It was the first conviction of a soldier in connection with the shootings of Palestinians during mass protests along the border.

NYT Middle East
Oct 30, 2019

In Lebanon, the Hyena's Main Fear Is Fear Itself
Poisoned, run over and shot on sight, the country's national animal finds itself threatened by frightened humans and dated myths.

NYT Middle East
Oct 30, 2019

Israeli Soldier Gets One-Month Sentence Over Death of Gaza Teenager
It was the first conviction of a soldier in connection with the shootings of Palestinians during mass protests along the border.

NYT Middle East
Oct 29, 2019

Lebanon's Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, Steps Down in Face of Protests
With no clear alternative to the current leadership and the economy veering toward collapse, his resignation only threw the country into further political uncertainty.

NYT Middle East
Oct 29, 2019

Lebanon's Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, to Step Down
Pressured by enormous antigovernment protests over corruption and dysfunction, Saad Hariri said he and his cabinet would resign.

NYT Middle East
Oct 29, 2019

Lebanon's Prime Minister Stepping Down
Pressured by massive antigovernment protests over corruption and dysfunction, Saad Hariri said he and his cabinet would resign.

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