Category: Middle East

Trump Stops Short of Reimposing Iran Sanctions but Sets Deadline to Overhaul Deal

Mr. Trump, officials said, would not waive the sanctions again in May unless the Europeans agreed to a “follow-on” deal that eliminates the “sunset clauses” in the current agreement, under…

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The Saturday Profile: Cairo’s Lawsuit King Sues Actors, Belly Dancers, Even Puppet Shows

A tireless vigilante who wields the law like a cudgel to enforce his prickly, often paranoid, brand of Egyptian nationalism, Mr. Sabry claims to have filed more than 2,700 such…

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Boycott Drive Put Israel on a Blacklist. Now Israel Has One of Its Own.

Also on the list are other American groups like the Quakers’ American Friends Service Committee, the feminist group Code Pink and the United States Campaign for Palestinian Rights. Organizations in…

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Aharon Appelfeld, Israeli Novelist Haunted by the Holocaust, Dies at 85

“The ingenuous person is always a shlimazl, a clownish victim of misfortune, never hearing the danger signals in time, getting mixed up, tangled up and finally falling in the trap,”…

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Europe Resists Trump’s Call for Tougher Measures on Iran

The nuclear deal “is in the background of all this for the Europeans and for Rouhani, too, especially given sanctions renewal in mid-January,” Ms. Geranmayeh said. So far, the European…

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Iranians, Like Their Leaders, See Foreign Hand in Protests

American intelligence officials and Iran watchers say the protests appear to have started organically. The demonstrations, which are widespread and amorphous, do not match the playbook that Western intelligence agencies…

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As Iran Erupts in Protest, Tehran Is Notably Quiet

There have been some gatherings, but relatively few and drawing only a few hundred at a time, a lack of interest that has confounded many residents. About 500 people have…

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Lawrence Stager, Creative Biblical Archaeologist, Dies at 74

Dr. Stager believed that by condemning the worship of calf deities, the early Israelites were seeking to purge their forebears’ Canaanite influence and establish themselves as a separate people. In…

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