Middle East

Yemen Peace Talks Begin With Agreement to Free 5,000 Prisoners

A three-year war has left much of Yemen in ruins, including the northwestern city of Saada; killed tens of thousands…

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Suspected of Crimes, Netanyahu Is Also Suspected of Fear-Mongering

The military operation to expose and destroy what Israel described as enemy tunnels dug from Lebanon began two days after…

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Turkey Calls for Arrest of Aides to Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi Killing

A symbolic funeral prayer for the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month.CreditCreditBulent Kilic/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images ISTANBUL…

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Italy Says 5 Egyptian Security Officials Are Suspects in Student’s Death

A protester held a picture of Giulio Regeni outside the Egyptian Embassy in Rome in 2016, just after Mr. Regeni…

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Houthi Delegation Leaves Yemen for Talks in Sweden

Members of a Houthi rebel delegation prepare to fly to Sweden for preliminary consultations with a Saudi-led coalition.CreditCreditYahya Arhab/EPA, via…

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Israel Begins Anti-Tunnel Effort Along Its Border With Lebanon

An Israeli soldier at the border with Lebanon in northern Israel in September. Israel has been building defensive obstacles along…

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Saudis Disqualified from Hosting Chess Match After Israelis Complain

The Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, last year.CreditCreditSalah Malkawi/Getty Images Saudi Arabia has been hit with…

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What’s Next for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu?

Facing allegations of corruption, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not giving up easily, and it is far from clear what…

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Netanyahu’s Obsession With Image Could Be His Downfall

Detractors say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has an unseemly obsession with his public image, even for a politician.CreditCreditAriel…

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Qatar Says It Will Withdraw From OPEC

An oil refinery on the outskirts of Doha, Qatar. The country is one of the smallest producers in the Organization…

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