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07/27/2017 01:52 AM
U.N. Report Says Saudi-Led Coalition Attacked Migrant Boat Off Yemen
The attack in March killed more than 40 people when a helicopter fired on a boat of migrants fleeing the fighting in Yemen.
07/26/2017 11:04 PM
Fact Check: One Day, Three Events, Seven Falsehoods From Trump
President Trump repeated misstatements about the Iran deal, jobs and health care — and uttered new falsehoods about Lebanon and veterans.
07/26/2017 08:49 PM
Aleppo Has Little Food or Water, but for a Night, Music
The war-torn Syrian city held a concert at its famed citadel, even as residents rely on aid agencies for basic supplies in parts of the devastated city.
07/26/2017 04:37 PM
German Islamic Extremist Is Convicted of Supporting Terror Group
Sven Lau was sentenced to more than five years in prison for recruiting people to fight with a pro-Islamic State group in Syria.
07/26/2017 02:15 PM
E.U. Court Urged to Punish Hungary and Slovakia for Resisting Migrant Plan
The nations were criticized for hampering efforts to relieve the burden on Greece and Italy, where refugees arrived in huge numbers in 2015 and 2016.
07/25/2017 10:44 PM
Metal Detectors Vanish, but Tensions in East Jerusalem Remain
Muslim worshipers prayed outside the compound of the Aqsa Mosque holy site, where security devices had prompted days of violent clashes.
07/25/2017 08:21 PM
U.S. Soldier Who Survived Shootout in Jordan Tells His Story
A Special Forces sergeant who was the only one of four Americans to escape spoke publicly for the first time about that day.
07/25/2017 04:05 AM
For China’s Global Ambitions, ‘Iran Is at the Center of Everything’
Iran’s strategic location makes it a focus, and Chinese investments and entrepreneurs are pouring into the country.
07/25/2017 01:00 AM
Video Shows U.S. Soldiers Surrendering Before Fatal Shooting in Jordan
Newly released footage of a gunfight that left three Americans dead in November shows a deliberate attack that was initially explained as a mistake.
07/25/2017 01:43 AM
Israel Agrees to Remove Metal Detectors at Entrances to Aqsa Mosque Compound
After days of violent protests and a diplomatic crisis with Jordan over the placement of metal detectors at the entrances to the Aqsa Compound, the Israeli government said it would remove them.
07/24/2017 12:34 PM
Iran’s Top Diplomat Discusses Economic Impact of Nuclear Deal
Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, spoke to The New York Times as he wrapped up a trip to the United States at a time when the nuclear deal — and the economic benefits that it brings to his country — is in limbo.
07/23/2017 08:09 PM
U.S. Army Sergeant Is Charged With Trying to Aid Islamic State
Sgt. First Class Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, is accused of trying to provide equipment, training and classified military information to ISIS.
07/23/2017 10:45 PM
Mosque Crisis and Jordan Attack Raise Fears of Escalating Violence in Israel
Violence now appears to have spread across the border, with the report of a gun attack inside the Israeli Embassy in Jordan’s capital.
07/22/2017 07:36 PM
German Teenager Suspected of Trying to Join ISIS Is Found in Iraq
The 16-year-old, missing since last summer, was found in a basement in Mosul. She may face criminal charges in Iraq. Some reports say she worked with the Islamic State police.
07/22/2017 10:25 AM
One by One, Marry-Your-Rapist Laws Are Falling in the Middle East
Women’s rights groups are making bold efforts to change loopholes that allow accused and convicted rapists to evade punishment by marrying their victims.
07/21/2017 11:59 PM
Hezbollah and Syrian Army Attack Islamists on Lebanon Border
A joint operation by the Lebanese militant group and Syrian forces seeks to dislodge Islamists hiding among refugees near the border between Lebanon and Syria.
07/21/2017 08:32 PM
Iraq’s Hardball Tactics to Root Out ISIS
Some of the methods Iraqi authorities are using to weed out ISIS supporters among Sunni civilians in newly liberated Mosul have heightened concerns over human rights abuses.
07/21/2017 09:23 PM
Turkey’s Erdogan Refuses to Back Down in Feud With Germany
"You do not have the power to scare us,” the president said in response to German criticisms.
07/21/2017 09:23 PM
Deadly Violence Erupts in Standoff Over Mosque in Jerusalem
Six people ended up dead after an apparent terrorist attack in the West Bank and clashes in Jerusalem over metal detectors at entrances to the Aqsa Mosque compound.
07/21/2017 01:42 AM
Saudi Official Who Was Thought to Be Under House Arrest Receives a Promotion
Abdulaziz al-Huwairini, a veteran security officer, has been chosen to lead a new organization that will aim to combat domestic terrorism “with a high degree of flexibility and readiness.”
07/20/2017 08:21 PM
Israeli Aid Gives an Unexpected ‘Glimmer of Hope’ for Syrians
Israel has been sending in truckloads of supplies and treating thousands of sick and wounded Syrians, denting its reputation in Syria as “the devil who wants to kill us.”