Category: Middle East

Palestinian Gunman Kills 3 at West Bank Checkpoint

Photo Bullet holes riddled an Israeli security post at the entrance to Har Adar after a Palestinian man opened fire on security personnel there on Tuesday. Credit Menahem Kahana/Agence France-Presse…

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American Oil Worker Is Kidnapped in Yemen

In recent years, Yemen has been locked in a war between the Houthis in the north and forces nominally loyal to the internationally recognized president in the south. Since 2015,…

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Supreme Court Cancels Hearing on Previous Trump Travel Ban

Photo The Supreme Court canceled a hearing set for Oct. 10 and asked lawyers in the travel ban case to submit briefs by Oct. 5 discussing the effect of President…

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Iraqi Kurds Vote on Independence, Angering Neighbors and U.S.

Even as Kurds flashed ink-stained forefingers certifying they had voted, the referendum was fraught with risks that could further isolate and marginalize the landlocked enclave. The Iraqi prime minister, Haider…

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Syrian War Drags On, but Assad’s Future Looks as Secure as Ever

These developments do not suggest that Mr. Assad has an easy road ahead. He remains a pariah in much of the world, presiding over a blasted, divided land. If he…

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Mohammed Mahdi Akef, Muslim Brotherhood Leader, Dies at 89

The Muslim Brotherhood rose to power in elections after the 2011 uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak. But the military toppled the group after widespread protests against it. Mr. Akef,…

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Israel Endorsed Kurdish Independence. Saladin Would Have Been Proud.

In the modern era, Kurdish Jews departed en masse for Israel when the Jewish state was created in 1948, leaving Kurdish civil society so bereft that some recall its leaders…

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Saudi Textbook Withdrawn Over Image of Yoda With King

“I am the one who designed it, but I am not the one who put it in the book,” said the artist, Abdullah Al Shehri, by phone from Riyadh. The…

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