Iran ‘Needs Nuclear Power,’ Supreme Leader Insists

TEHRAN — Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday hinted at stepping up his country’s nuclear program, signaling a possible escalation in an already volatile relationship with Washington after President Trump...

Europe, Again Humiliated by Trump, Struggles to Defend Its Interests

BRUSSELS — It is by now a familiar, humiliating pattern. European leaders cajole, argue and beg, trying to persuade President Trump to change his mind on a vital issue...

European Companies Rushed to Invest in Iran. What Now?

FRANKFURT — European companies moved quickly to invest in Iran after it agreed in 2015 to mothball its nuclear weapons program in return for an end to economic sanctions. Automakers...

For Netanyahu, Vindication and New Risk After Trump’s Iran Decision

JERUSALEM — He offended the last United States president by trying to sink the Iran nuclear deal in Congress, antagonized the countries that had negotiated it, and helped make...

Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

WASHINGTON — President Trump told President Emmanuel Macron of France on Tuesday morning that he plans to announce the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal,...

Army Special Forces Secretly Help Saudis Combat Threat From Yemen Rebels

WASHINGTON — For years, the American military has sought to distance itself from a brutal civil war in Yemen, where Saudi-led forces are battling rebels who pose no direct...

Iraqi Artifacts Once Bought by Hobby Lobby Will Return Home

WASHINGTON — The line of people snaked around the blue tablecloth, as government officials and archaeology scholars paused to admire the ancient clay tablets and seals lined in rows. Here,...

A Mummy Turned Up in Iran. Could It Be the Former Shah?

TEHRAN — Deep in the pit, liberated from its tomb beneath a thick slab of concrete, lay a mud-colored mummy. It was discovered near the shrine to a Shiite...

With 3 Rapid Strokes, Netanyahu Advances Israel’s Agenda Against Iran

JERUSALEM — In three bold moves this week — with F-15s, a PowerPoint presentation and the passage of a contentious new law — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has strengthened...

Flaming Kites From Gaza Thwarted by Winds

BUREIJ, Gaza Strip — Gaza’s flaming-kite squadrons had worked for days to prepare for Friday’s protest along the border with Israel, building hundreds of flimsy-framed sails with tails meant...