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 — Istanbul’s top prosecutor on Wednesday filed arrest warrants for two senior Saudi officials who are close to the Saudi crown prince, accusing them of masterminding the killing of the dissident Jamal Khashoggi, according to […]

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 Shutterstock CAIRO — A delegation of Houthi rebels flew from the capital of Yemen to Sweden on Tuesday, the biggest step toward peace in the country’s civil war since 2016. Houthi officials said that preliminary […]

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 a roughly seven-mile stretch of its border with Lebanon since 2015.CreditCreditSebastian Scheiner/Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel announced on Tuesday that it had begun a military operation to expose and thwart offensive tunnels it said Hezbollah […]

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 will happen next.CreditCreditRonen Zvulun/Reuters JERUSALEM — For the third time this year, the Israeli police have recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery, fraud and other charges. But Mr. Netanyahu, who denies […]

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 Schalit/Associated Press JERUSALEM — In a fiery Hanukkah speech to his fellow Likud party stalwarts a year ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed the Israeli left for the corruption investigations engulfing him, saying that because […]

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 of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.CreditCreditFranck Fife/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images BEIRUT, Lebanon — The tiny, wealthy Persian Gulf state of Qatar will withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in January, the country’s […]