U.S. Levels Sanctions on 17 Saudis for Alleged Involvement in Khashoggi Killing

The Trump administration announced sanctions on 17 Saudis accused of involvement in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.CreditCreditErdem Sahin/EPA, via Shutterstock WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced sanctions on Thursday against 17 Saudis accused of involvement in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi dissident and journalist. The sanctions come just hours after Saudi Arabia’s public […]

Saudi Arabia to Seek Death Penalty for 5 Accused in Khashoggi Killing

Protesters outside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, where the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi was killed last month.CreditCreditChris Mcgrath/Getty Images BEIRUT, Lebanon — Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Thursday that he was requesting the death penalty for five people suspected of involvement in the killing of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi at the country’s consulate […]

Lieberman’s Colorful Career Reaches a Fork. Again.

Israel’s defense minister Avigdor Lieberman visits the Israel-Syria border in September. He resigned on Wednesday.CreditCreditJalaa Marey/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images JERUSALEM — As a youngster in the Soviet Union, he once won a playwriting prize. And as a politician in Israel, Avigdor Lieberman has shown a flair for the dramatic, time and again bursting onto […]

Behind a Saudi Prince’s Rise, Two Loyal Enforcers

Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, right, pictured with Saad Hariri, the prime minister-designate of Lebanon, in Riyadh last month. The Saudis briefly kidnapped Mr. Hariri last year.CreditCreditTasneem Alsultan for The New York Times BEIRUT, Lebanon — When Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia convened an outdoor banquet this spring […]

A Battle in Gaza Neither Side Wanted Ends Quickly

A home in Gaza was one of dozens destroyed in the 24-hour battle. This house was close to Al Aqsa television, a Hamas-owned station that Israel bombed on Monday.CreditCreditMohammed Saber/EPA, via Shutterstock ASHKELON, Israel — The woman emerged dazed from the rubble, suffering from multiple injuries and barely able to speak. Her new husband, Mahmoud […]

‘Tell Your Boss’: Recording Is Seen to Link Saudi Crown Prince More Strongly to Khashoggi Killing

A commemoration for the journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Sunday in Istanbul.CreditCreditOzan Kose/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images WASHINGTON — Shortly after the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated last month, a member of the kill team instructed a superior over the phone to “tell your boss,” believed to be Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, […]

Deadly Israeli Gaza Raid Threatens Nascent Cease-Fire

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in Paris on Sunday for the Armistice Day centennial. He cut short his trip in response to the Gaza hostilities.CreditCreditChristophe Ena/Associated Press JERUSALEM — A covert Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip apparently went bad on Sunday, leaving at least seven Palestinians dead, including one senior Hamas military commander, […]