Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Former President of Tunisia, Dies at 83

Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s former autocratic president whose extravagant life and oppressive rule inspired the…

Trump National Security Team to Meet on Possible Iran Options

WASHINGTON — Senior national security officials from across the government are scheduled to meet Thursday to…

Trump Wants Big Diplomatic Wins. Here Are the Odds.

WASHINGTON — John R. Bolton has left the Situation Room, and President Trump is left at…

Jason Greenblatt, a Designer of Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan, Is Leaving the Administration

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s special envoy for Middle East peace, Jason Greenblatt, will leave the administration,…

Ally Attacks Ally in Yemen’s War Within a War

CAIRO — Yemen’s government accused the United Arab Emirates of bombing its troops on Thursday as…

Pompeo Concedes Challenges on ISIS and North Korea

The Islamic State has gained ground in some areas, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged on…

Pompeo Concedes Challenges on ISIS and North Korea, but Says Iran Policy Is Working

The Islamic State has gained ground in some areas, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged on…

Blackface, Staple of Arab Comedy, Faces Surge of Criticism

CAIRO — On the Libyan comedy show, the punch line was in the baby carriage. An…

Federal Inquiry of Trump Friend Focused on Foreign Lobbying

WASHINGTON — As Donald J. Trump was preparing to deliver an address on energy policy in…

DNA Begins to Unlock Secrets of the Ancient Philistines

For thousands of years, the story of the Philistines has been told through the lens of…

Son of an Ohio Steelworker, now Palestinian Envoy to the U.N.

UNITED NATIONS — The life of Riyad H. Mansour, the Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations,…

Trump’s Iran Reversal Raises Allies’ Doubts Over His Tactics, and U.S. Power

BERLIN — Some framed it as another empty threat from a leader whose bark is consistently…

Allies See a Familiar U.S. Pattern in Trump’s Iran Reversal

BERLIN — Some framed it as another empty threat from a leader whose bark is consistently…

Iran Shoots Down a U.S. Drone, Escalating Tensions

Iran shot down a United States surveillance drone early Thursday, both nations said, but they differed…

Iran Says It Shot Down a U.S. Drone, Escalating Tensions

Iran said Thursday that it had shot down a United States drone, days after American officials…