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02/25/2018 02:32 PM
Kurdish Leader Is Arrested in Prague at Turkey’s Request
Salih Muslim, the foreign affairs spokesman for the United States’ Kurdish allies in Syria, was detained in the Czech Republic after an extradition request.
02/25/2018 10:14 AM
U.N. Security Council Votes in Favor of Syria Cease-Fire After Week of Bloodshed
The Council approved an immediate 30-day cease-fire after a recent bombardment of the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta killed hundreds of civilians.
02/25/2018 01:10 AM
Women Are Free, and Armed, in Kurdish-Controlled Northern Syria
Women wield significant authority in northern Syria — in the police, the courts and the militias — and the push for gender equality is spreading from Kurdish-majority areas to conservative Arab ones.
02/24/2018 04:11 AM
Hard-Line Supporter of Israel Offers to Pay for U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem
The State Department is reviewing whether the offer by Sheldon Adelson to donate up to an estimated $500 million is legal.
02/23/2018 06:54 AM
Iran Finally Let Her See Her Husband. He Was Dead.
The authorities say Kavous Seyed Emami, a prominent environmentalist, committed suicide in prison. His wife and sons doubt that, and are demanding answers.
02/22/2018 11:43 PM
Blocked by Russia, U.N. Fails to Pass Syria Cease-Fire Resolution
The resolution was intended to allow food and medicine to reach a besieged Damascus suburb, where conditions were described as “hell on earth.”
02/23/2018 06:19 AM
Syrian Militias Enter Afrin, Dealing a Setback to Turkey
Pro-government militias entered the northwest enclave in support of Kurdish fighters to broad welcome from residents, but not from Turkey.
02/22/2018 01:10 AM
When No Place Is Safe: Sheltering Under Siege in Syria
More than 200 people have been killed during an intense bombardment in eastern Ghouta, and underground shelters are filling up with fleeing residents.
02/21/2018 07:37 PM
Top Aide to Netanyahu Turns State Witness as Graft Cases Multiply
The aide, Shlomo Filber, could support the most damning charge of favors to an Israeli communications giant in exchange for fawning news coverage.
02/21/2018 05:27 PM
Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets
Nabeel Rajab, a leading figure of pro-democracy rallies in 2011, had criticized prison abuses and the Yemen war. He was already serving time for criticizing the government.
02/22/2018 10:01 AM
When Jokes Become a Crime: Free Speech Under Fire in Lebanon
A surge of legal cases against entertainers, journalists and activists has raised concerns about one of the Arab world’s freest environments.
02/20/2018 09:34 PM
New Netanyahu Corruption Allegations: The Details
Here is a rundown of the new allegations in the inquiry into the Israeli prime minister and his inner circle, according to the police and Israeli news reports.
02/20/2018 10:06 PM
Abbas Spars With Israel at U.N., as Kushner Listens On
President Trump’s son-in-law and the Palestinian president each made rare appearances at the Security Council.
02/20/2018 10:55 PM
Fact Check: Is Israel a Model When It Comes to Guns, as Mike Huckabee Says?
Israel has compulsory military service and firearms are a common sight, but personal gun ownership is tightly restricted.
02/20/2018 01:20 PM
5 Security Officers in Iran Killed in Clashes with Dervishes
The violence began when followers of a mystical Sufi strain of Islam gathered at a police station to demand the release of members of their sect.
02/21/2018 08:11 AM
Netanyahu Peril Grows, as Trusted Aide Agrees to Testify
Avoiding jail time, a senior official turns state’s witness, offering information about ties between Mr. Netanyahu and an Israeli media tycoon.
02/21/2018 03:52 AM
Syrian Bombardment Takes Its Deadliest Toll in Years
At least 200 were killed in a rebel-held area near Damascus, and pro-government forces tried to bolster Kurds fighting Turkish forces in Afrin.
02/19/2018 09:29 PM
Kurdish Syria, Where the Fallen Find Fame
Syria’s Kurds venerate their war dead with enthusiasm and no expense spared, building battlefield morale. The living even take the names of the fallen.
02/20/2018 03:17 AM
Iran Plane Crash Leads to Search-and-Rescue Effort at 14,500 Feet
Because of bad weather conditions, the rescue teams have been unable to use helicopters to fly over the crash site, and its members have climbed Mount Dena in search of debris.
02/19/2018 07:55 AM
Iran, Deeply Embedded in Syria, Expands ‘Axis of Resistance’
Iran is training thousands of militiamen in Syria and deploying drones and precision weapons. Its goal, say analysts: a united front in any war with Israel.
02/19/2018 12:13 AM
Swastikas Discovered at Polish Embassy in Israel
The obscene graffiti followed a remark by the Polish prime minister defending a new law criminalizing suggestions that Poland was a perpetrator of the Holocaust.
02/18/2018 10:28 PM
Netanyahu to Iran: ‘Do Not Test Israel’s Resolve’
Brandishing what he said was part of an Iranian drone shot down by the Israeli military, the prime minister warned in a speech in Munich against crossing Israel’s “red lines.”