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NYT Middle East
May 27, 2022

Iran Seizes Two Greek Tankers in Persian Gulf
Tensions remain high between Iran and the West over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers, as Tehran enriches more uranium.

NYT Middle East
May 27, 2022

Iraqi Parliament Expands Law Against Normalizing Ties With Israel
The legislation, based on a similar law dating back to 1969, makes it a crime punishable by death. It makes Iraq an outlier in the Arab world, where more countries are forging diplomatic relations with Israel.

NYT Middle East
May 27, 2022

Sensitive Iranian Military Site Was Targeted in Attack
A drone exploded at a structure in the Parchin military technology complex on Wednesday. The attack fit a pattern of past Israeli strikes on Iran.

NYT Middle East
May 26, 2022

Palestinian Inquiry Accuses Israel of Intentionally Killing Al Jazeera Journalist
The Palestinian Authority reported its final findings from a two-week investigation into the killing of the journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Israel said it was still conducting its own inquiry.

NYT Middle East
May 25, 2022

Israel Tells U.S. It Killed Iranian Officer, Official Says
Israeli officials say the officer, Sayad Khodayee, was a leader of a covert unit tasked with abductions and killings of Israelis and other foreigners around the world. Iran does not acknowledge that the unit exists.

NYT Middle East
May 22, 2022

Israel's Political Crisis Is Resolved, but Governing Remains a Strain
A lawmaker who quit the coalition last week reversed her decision on Sunday, averting the government's imminent collapse.

NYT Middle East
May 22, 2022

In Iran, a New Wave of Repression Hits Acclaimed Filmmakers
The authorities in the Islamic Republic like to take credit for the country's achievements in film, but are warning those who make them not to cross red lines at home.

NYT Middle East
May 20, 2022

Chaos in Israel Gives New Chance to Old Face: Benjamin Netanyahu
Mr. Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving prime minister, lost office last summer. Now the coalition that replaced him is crumbling — potentially leading to new elections that could return him to power.

NYT Middle East
May 19, 2022

Israeli Government Loses Majority, Raising Prospect of Election
Increasing tensions between Israeli authorities and Palestinians have put pressure on the government, leading to the possibility of a fifth election in three years.

NYT Middle East
May 19, 2022

Dolphin Skincare: How These Sea Mammals Seem to Self-Medicate Their Skin
For skin care like a cetacean, you're going to need corals, sponges and the ability to hold your breath for a long time.

NYT Middle East
May 19, 2022

Israeli Government Loses Parliament Majority, Raising Prospect of Election
A second lawmaker has defected from the government coalition. The move edges Israel closer to the polls for the fifth time in three years.

NYT Middle East
May 17, 2022

Pentagon Faults Review of Deadly Airstrike but Finds No Wrongdoing
The military's inquiry followed a New York Times investigation describing allegations that officials sought to conceal dozens of civilian casualties.

NYT Middle East
May 17, 2022

Hezbollah Loses Majority Bloc in Lebanon Election, Results Show
Voters drove out vital parliamentary allies of the militant faction, though not Hezbollah candidates themselves. A dozen new independents won seats.

NYT Middle East
May 17, 2022

In Bucha, a Symbol of Death and Atrocity, Life Returns
About 10,000 residents have come back to this eastern Ukrainian city, which is racing to repair the physical and psychological damage from Russia's occupation.

NYT Middle East
May 17, 2022

An Iranian Artist Focuses on Gardens Under Siege
For her presentation in the Frame section at Frieze New York, Homa Delvaray combines digital prints with poetry to evoke the loss of tranquil spaces.

NYT Middle East
May 16, 2022

The War in Ukraine Could Empower Qatar
As the United States and Europe seek to deprive Russia of its oil and gas income, their leaders hope Qatar can help fill the void.

NYT Middle East
May 15, 2022

After Lebanon's Collapse, Can an Election Fix the Country?
On Sunday, Lebanese voters get their first chance to pass judgment on lawmakers since the economy fell apart. Few expect things to improve.

NYT Middle East
May 14, 2022

Mohammed Bin Zayed Becomes U.A.E. President
Sheikh Mohammed has used his small country's oil wealth to exert great influence across the Middle East and in Washington.

NYT Middle East
May 13, 2022

Israeli Police Attack Mourners Before Funeral for Shireen Abu Akleh
As hundreds gathered to witness the start of Shireen Abu Akleh's funeral procession, riot police assaulted the people carrying her coffin.

NYT Middle East
May 13, 2022

Video captures the moments after Shireen Abu Akleh was shot.


NYT Middle East
May 13, 2022

The killing occurred amid weeks of violence.


NYT Middle East
May 13, 2022

Sheikh Khalifa, U.A.E. Ruler, Is Dead at 73
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan was a key figure in his country's history and one of the world's richest monarchs. But he had a stroke in 2014 and had stepped back from many public duties.

NYT Middle East
May 13, 2022

A Rabbi's Contentious Quest for Religious Pluralism in Israel
There is more than one way to be Jewish, says Gilad Kariv, the first Reform rabbi in Israel's Parliament. The idea poses a challenge to the country's Orthodox establishment.

NYT Middle East
May 12, 2022

Why a Bullet Is the Focus of Investigations In Journalist's Killing
The Palestinian Authority said it would not let Israeli officials examine the bullet that killed Shireen Abu Akleh. Israel said that is the only way to determine who fired it.

NYT Middle East
May 12, 2022

F.B.I. Told Israel It Wanted Pegasus Hacking Tool for Investigations
A 2018 letter from the bureau to the Israeli government is the clearest documentary evidence to date that the agency weighed using the spyware for law enforcement operations.

NYT Middle East
May 12, 2022

While Building a House, They Dug Up a Chamber for Ancient Gods
The discovery in Turkey led to a looting charge against the homebuilders and captured a time when the Neo-Assyrian Empire was the region's dominant power.

NYT Middle East
May 11, 2022

Israel's Teetering Government Breathes Again as Arab Party Rejoins
A small Islamist party decided to end its freeze on participating in the fragile eight-way coalition, granting it at least a temporary reprieve.

NYT Middle East
May 11, 2022

Shireen Abu Akleh, Palestinian Journalist, Dies, Aged 51
Ms. Abu Akleh, a Palestinian American reporter who was killed in the West Bank on Wednesday, was a household name across the Middle East.

NYT Middle East
May 11, 2022

Shireen Abu Akleh of Al Jazeera Is Killed in West Bank
The circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian American journalist, were not immediately clear.

NYT Middle East
May 11, 2022

Al Jazeera Journalist Is Killed During Clashes in West Bank
The circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of Shireen Abu Akleh, a veteran journalist, are still unclear.

NYT Middle East
May 10, 2022

Iran Says It Will Execute Ahmadreza Djalali, Swedish-Iranian Accused of Spying
Ahmadreza Djalali denies he spied for Israel or helped it kill Iranian nuclear scientists.

NYT Middle East
May 10, 2022

Crowdfunding a War: How Online Appeals Are Bringing Weapons to Ukraine
A campaign to crowdfund donations and weapons is producing millions of dollars as well as a bounty of smaller weapons and other military equipment for the Ukrainian military.

NYT Middle East
May 10, 2022

Crowdsourcing a War: How Online Appeals Are Bringing Weapons to Ukraine
A campaign to crowdsource donations and weapons is producing millions of dollars as well as a bounty of smaller weapons and other military equipment for the Ukrainian military.

NYT Middle East
May 09, 2022

A Woman Alone in Oman: Three Weeks Along the Arabian Coast
In December, a photographer set off on a 2,600-mile road trip, traveling from the Yemeni border to the Strait of Hormuz. Here's what she saw.

NYT Middle East
May 08, 2022

Israel Captures 2 Palestinians Suspected in Deadly Ax Attack
The two men were caught hiding in a forest not far from where the killings were carried out, ending an intensive search. But the country remains on high alert.

NYT Middle East
May 08, 2022

Israel Captures 2 Palestinian Suspects Linked to Deadly Ax Attack
The two men were caught hiding in a forest not far from the central town of Elad, where the killings were carried out. The detentions ended an intensive search.

NYT Middle East
May 07, 2022

Militants Kill 11 Egyptian Troops in Sinai
The militants ambushed troops guarding a water-pumping facility, before fleeing to the desert in Northern Sinai.

NYT Middle East
May 07, 2022

As Tunisia's Democratic Experiment Unravels, Economic Collapse Looms
The president is consolidating one-man rule while the economy, sapped by mismanagement, the pandemic and war in Ukraine, flails. Groups that helped avert a past crisis are largely silent.

NYT Middle East
May 06, 2022

‘We're exhausted': Palestinians decry Israeli raids into their towns.


NYT Middle East
May 06, 2022

Marjan Neshat on Her ‘Kind of Miraculous Season' Onstage
Now starring in "Wish You Were Here," the Iranian-born actress has made her mark in three works by playwrights of Middle Eastern descent.

NYT Middle East
May 06, 2022

Israel Searches for Assailants Who Killed 3 People in Stabbing Rampage
The deadly attack on Thursday night fueled Israeli-Palestinian tensions that have been building for more than a month.

NYT Middle East
May 05, 2022

The recent spike in violence has posed a test for Israel's fragile government.


NYT Middle East
May 05, 2022

3 People Reported Killed in Attack in Israel
The deadly attack was the first in Israel since a wave of them killed 14 people in March and April.

NYT Middle East
May 05, 2022

Iraqis Choke Under a Blanket of Dust as Sandstorms Sweep the Country
Orange skies signaled yet another dusty day for millions of Iraqis. It was the seventh such storm in recent months, and experts say more are on the way.

NYT Middle East
May 04, 2022

Turkey's Plan to Draw Refugees Back to Syria: Homes for 1 Million
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will build homes, schools, hospitals and more in northern Syria, but experts question whether refugees will return willingly.

NYT Middle East
May 04, 2022

In Pakistan, Violence by Baluch Separatists Destabilizes Region
A government plagued by volatility is trying to quell a separatist movement in Baluchistan while also fighting other insurgencies and striving for economic development.

NYT Middle East
May 04, 2022

Rising Violence by Separatists Adds to Pakistan's Lethal Instability
A government plagued by volatility is trying to quell a separatist movement in Baluchistan while also fighting other insurgencies and striving for economic development.

NYT Middle East
May 03, 2022

Israel Plans Zip Line for Ancient Jerusalem
A Jewish settler group is promoting projects that opponents say will change the delicate historic, religious and political balance in highly symbolic areas around Jerusalem's Old City.

NYT Middle East
May 02, 2022

Wary of Human Rights Issues, World Cup Sponsors Edge Away from Qatar
Troubled by worker abuse and human rights, some World Cup sponsors are distancing themselves from the host nation. But not everyone is backing away.

NYT Middle East
May 01, 2022

In Egypt's Big Ramadan TV Drama ‘The Choice', the President Is the Hero
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says "The Choice" tells the truth about his rise. Critics say it's a rewriting of recent history from an industry increasingly cowed under his rule.

NYT Middle East
May 01, 2022

In Egypt's Big Ramadan TV Drama, the President Is the Hero
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says "The Choice" tells the truth about his rise. Critics say it's a rewriting of recent history from an industry increasingly cowed under his rule.

NYT Middle East
Apr 30, 2022

Some Muslims Are Using Digital Rings to Count Recitations
Much like the fitness tools that count steps, these electronic devices help keep a record of the day's religious recitations.

NYT Middle East
Apr 30, 2022

Mi'ilya, Christian Village in Israel, Digs Into Crusader Past
The residents of Mi'ilya long wondered what archaeological treasures lay beneath a crumbling castle. Now, some are excavating their homes to find out.

NYT Middle East
Apr 29, 2022

During Ramadan, Palestinians Barred From Aqsa Turn to Smugglers
For Palestinian Muslims, praying at the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is an important part of Ramadan. Those barred by Israel are finding ways to get there anyway.

NYT Middle East
Apr 29, 2022

During Ramadan, Palestinians Denied Access to Aqsa Mosque Turn to Smugglers
For Palestinian Muslims, praying at the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is an important part of Ramadan. Those barred by Israel are finding ways to get there anyway.

NYT Middle East
Apr 29, 2022

Palestinians Denied Access to Aqsa Mosque Turn to Smugglers
For Palestinian Muslims, praying at the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is an important part of Ramadan. Those barred by Israel are finding ways to get there anyway.

NYT Middle East
Apr 28, 2022

Turkey's Erdogan Heads to Saudi Arabia to Ease Tensions
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting the kingdom for the first time in nearly five years, signaling a mending of relations over the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

NYT Middle East
Apr 27, 2022

Former U.S. Ambassador to Plead Guilty to Illegal Lobbying and Hiding Gifts
Richard Olson lobbied for the government of Qatar soon after retiring and took gifts from a businessman while serving as ambassador to Pakistan, according to prosecutors.

NYT Middle East
Apr 27, 2022

Questions Over Death of Ayman Hadhoud, an Egyptian Economist
Ayman Hadhoud, a well-known liberal economist and critic of the government, was researching corruption before he disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

NYT Middle East
Apr 26, 2022

Baking Challah in Dubai: A Jewish Community Heads Out Into the Open
The increasing openness of Jewish life in the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai is another sign of an emerging new reality in the Middle East, where Israel's isolation by the Arab world is ebbing.

NYT Middle East
Apr 25, 2022

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NYT Middle East
Apr 25, 2022

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NYT Middle East
Apr 24, 2022

Demolishing City of the Dead Will Displace a Lively Quarter of Cairo
Cairo's oldest cemetery is being razed, and thousands of families living amid the grand mausoleums face eviction. "You're not at ease when you're living. You're not at ease even when you're dead."

NYT Middle East
Apr 22, 2022

A Site Holy to Jews and Muslims Returns as the Nexus of Conflict
The skirmishes between Palestinians and Israeli police at the Aqsa Mosque, known to Jews as Temple Mount, are laden with national and religious symbolism.

NYT Middle East
Apr 21, 2022

Gazan Militants and Israeli Air Force Exchange Fire
The flare-up followed a rise in tensions over holy places in Jerusalem and a deadly wave of Arab attacks in Israel, answered by a lethal Israeli crackdown in the occupied West Bank.

NYT Middle East
Apr 19, 2022

How Memes Are Driving Ukraine's Fundraising Efforts
A campaign using internet memes and merchandise has rallied international public support for Ukraine in its war with Russia.

NYT Middle East
Apr 18, 2022

New Rocket Fire From Gaza Follows Rising Tensions in Israel
The first strike from Gaza in several months came just days after clashes in and around the Aqsa Mosque compound, a sacred site for both Muslims and Jews.

NYT Middle East
Apr 18, 2022

New Rocket Fire From Gaza Follows Rising Tensions in Jerusalem
The first strike from Gaza in several months came just days after clashes in and around the Aqsa Mosque compound, a sacred site for both Muslims and Jews.

NYT Middle East
Apr 17, 2022

Yemen's Houthis Went From Ragtag Militia to Force Threatening Gulf Powers
Iran's cultivation of the Houthis over the years of war in Yemen has armed them with missiles and drones, endangering Washington's partners and Tehran's rivals, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

NYT Middle East
Apr 17, 2022

Rare Overlap of Holy Days Shows Jerusalem's Promise and Problems
In its Old City, a Christian, a Jew and a Muslim marked Easter, Passover and Ramadan. To some, it's a "symphony." To others, a reminder of division.

NYT Middle East
Apr 17, 2022

Israeli Police Stop Muslim Worshipers From Entering Holy Site
Brief clashes broke out Sunday in side streets near the Aqsa Mosque compound, two days after violence at the site left more than 150 people injured.

NYT Middle East
Apr 16, 2022

Overlooked No More: Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff, Writer of Levantine Identity
In her books and essays, she developed a social model and a vision for how various groups could find their place in a modern Middle East.

NYT Middle East
Apr 16, 2022

Israel Steps Up Raids in Palestinian Territories in Response to Attacks
At least 14 Palestinians have been killed in a widespread Israeli military operation in the West Bank, launched in response to a string of attacks in Israel that killed 14 people.

NYT Middle East
Apr 15, 2022

Jerusalem Tattoo Artist Inks Pilgrims, Priests and Those Scarred by Conflict
For Wassim Razzouk, Holy Week is his busiest time as Christians seek a reminder of their visit to Jerusalem. But his family's centuries-old tattoo business caters to all faiths.

NYT Middle East
Apr 15, 2022

What to Know About 2022 World Cup Travel to Qatar
Tickets are on sale for the world's most popular sporting event, but concerns over worker exploitation and laws against homosexuality have complicated the decision to attend for some fans.

NYT Middle East
Apr 15, 2022

Israeli-Palestinian Clashes Erupt in Jerusalem as Holidays Converge
The violence broke out at the Aqsa Mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, on the first day of a rare concurrence of Ramadan, Passover and Easter.

NYT Middle East
Apr 13, 2022

Israel's Oldest Museum Takes a New Look at Israeli Art
For decades, museums presented Israeli art as a companion to the country's history. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art breaks away from that approach — with surprising results.

NYT Middle East
Apr 11, 2022

No More ‘Have a Nice Day': Lviv Learns to Live With War
Ukraine's cultural capital, the western city of Lviv, is trying to adjust to being on the fringes of war and at the center of massive displacement.

NYT Middle East
Apr 10, 2022

Israel's Ukraine Policy Prompts Scrutiny of Russian-Israeli Oligarchs
Israel has expressed solidarity with Ukraine but avoided direct criticism of Russia, raising questions about Russian-Israeli businessmen close to the Kremlin.

NYT Middle East
Apr 10, 2022

In a Village Divided, Palestinians See Their Hold on Territory Eroding
Carved up over decades, the village of Walaja sits partly in the occupied West Bank and partly in Jerusalem. Palestinians say this type of fragmentation undermines prospects for a state.

NYT Middle East
Apr 09, 2022

Wave of Terrorism in Israel Defies a Simple Narrative
Four recent deadly attacks have highlighted Palestinian anger over vanishing prospects of a Palestinian state, but the assailants' diverse backgrounds have left many questions unanswered.

NYT Middle East
Apr 09, 2022

Wave of Terrorism in Israel Defies a Clear Narrative
Four recent deadly attacks have highlighted Palestinian anger over vanishing prospects of a Palestinian state, but the assailants' diverse backgrounds have left many questions unanswered.

NYT Middle East
Apr 09, 2022

Saudi Arabia will allow a million hajj pilgrims to visit Mecca, with Covid precautions.
Vaccinations and negative tests will be required for those who attend the annual ritual.

NYT Middle East
Apr 08, 2022

Palestinian Who Killed 2 in Tel Aviv Is Shot Dead After Manhunt
The gunman initially escaped after his attack outside a busy bar at the heart of Israel's most cosmopolitan city. After a nightlong search, police forces said they killed the gunman in a shootout near a mosque in Jaffa.

NYT Middle East
Apr 08, 2022

Gunman in Tel Aviv Bar Attack Is Shot and Killed
The gunman initially escaped after his attack outside a busy bar at the heart of Israel's most cosmopolitan city. After a nightlong search, police forces said they killed the gunman in a shootout near a mosque in Jaffa.

NYT Middle East
Apr 07, 2022

Tel Aviv Shooting Kills 2, Wounds 8
The shooting occurred outside a busy bar at the heart of Israel's most cosmopolitan city, at the start of the Israeli weekend. Several hours later, the shooter was still at large.

NYT Middle East
Apr 07, 2022

How the Yemen War Connects to Saudi Arabia and Iran
Yemen was already the Arab world's poorest country before its civil war began in 2014. Then a Saudi-led coalition joined the fight against the Iran-backed Houthi militia, spreading the ruin.

NYT Middle East
Apr 07, 2022

Yemen's President Steps Down, Hands Power to Presidential Council
President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi abdicated days after a two-month cease-fire took effect, signs that his Saudi allies may be looking for a path out of the bloodshed.

NYT Middle East
Apr 07, 2022

Yemen's President Hands Power to New Body as His Saudi Backers Seek to End War
Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi announced his abdication only days after a two-month cease-fire took effect, a sign that Saudi Arabia and its allies may be looking for a pathway out of the bloodshed.

NYT Middle East
Apr 07, 2022

Turkey Transfers Khashoggi Murder Trial to Saudi Arabia
The move will almost certainly end the last trial aimed at serving justice for a heinous crime that caused global outrage.

NYT Middle East
Apr 06, 2022

Israel's Government in Crisis After Senior Lawmaker Quits Coalition
Idit Silman, the de facto government whip, left the coalition, depriving the government of a parliamentary majority. But her move does not mean the opposition can win a vote of no confidence, at least for now.

NYT Middle East
Apr 05, 2022

Some Ukrainian Refugees Are Returning Home, Despite the Risks
A growing number of families, convinced the war could last for years, have decided that facing danger at home is better than life as a refugee.

NYT Middle East
Apr 04, 2022

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NYT Middle East
Apr 04, 2022

Women in Saudi Arabia Add a First: An Auto Rally
The Rally Jameel in Saudi Arabia celebrates a new first for women.

NYT Middle East
Apr 02, 2022

Yemen's Warring Parties Begin First Cease-Fire in 6 Years
The two-month truce, brokered by the United Nations, offers hope for a reduction of violence in a war that has rattled the Arabian Peninsula and caused a humanitarian crisis.

NYT Middle East
Apr 02, 2022

Israeli Troops Kill 3 Palestinian Militants in West Bank
The Israeli authorities said the men were killed in a shootout. The security forces have ramped up their operations after a wave of violence.

NYT Middle East
Apr 02, 2022

Israeli Troops Kill 3 Palestinian Militants in West Bank After Rise in Attacks
The Israeli authorities said the men were killed in a shootout. The security forces have ramped up their operations after a wave of violence.

NYT Middle East
Apr 02, 2022

Israeli Troops Kill 3 Palestinians in West Bank After Rise in Attacks
The Israeli authorities said the men were militants, killed in a shootout. The security forces have ramped up their operations after a wave of violence.

NYT Middle East
Apr 02, 2022

Yemen's Warring Parties to Begin First Cease-Fire in 6 Years
The two-month truce, brokered by the United Nations, offers hope for a reduction of violence in a war that has rattled the Arabian Peninsula and caused a humanitarian crisis.

NYT Middle East
Apr 01, 2022

Spike in Violence Poses Test for Israel's Fragile Government
A rash of terrorist attacks has spawned criticism of the government from the left and right, and for opposite reasons. But the coalition's diversity has constrained its options.

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