An Iraqi Town Where Muslims, Jews and Christians Coexist, in Theory

AMADIYA, Iraq — This once-pretty picture postcard town, on its own 4,000-foot high mesa nestling between a pair of much higher mountain ranges, is in a bad neighborhood when...

Mosque Attack Draws Furious Response but Exposes Egypt’s Failing Strategy

CAIRO — After militants massacred 305 people at a packed mosque on Friday in a stunning assault on a sacred place, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi responded as he knows...

4 Arab States Break Ties With Qatar, Complicating U.S. Coalition-Building

SYDNEY, Australia — Hours after four Arab countries broke diplomatic relations with Qatar, a key U.S. ally, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson offered Monday to broker the impasse...

Iranians Are Outraged Over Shoddy Construction in Earthquake Zone

ESLAMABAD, Iran — The opening of the new wing of the Imam Khomeini hospital last year was a big deal in this provincial Iranian town. The health minister cut...

Ritz-Carlton Has Become a Gilded Cage for Saudi Royals

From the stately rows of palm trees on its 52-acre grounds to the grand double staircase to the glittering ballroom chandeliers, it is easy to see why the six-year-old...

Saudis Intercept Missile Fired From Yemen That Came Close to Riyadh

SANA, Yemen — A ballistic missile fired from Yemen came close to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on Saturday and was intercepted by the Saudi military over the city’s international...

Sabbath Railway Work in Israel May Unravel Netanyahu’s Coalition

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, already embroiled in corruption scandals, scrambled on Sunday to stabilize his governing coalition after an ultra-Orthodox minister in his cabinet, citing...

Saad Hariri Quits as Lebanon Prime Minister, Blaming Iran

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon said on Saturday that he had quit his post, blaming Iran for interference in Arab affairs and surprising a country...

The Hunt for ISIS Pivots to Remaining Pockets in Syria

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — Secretive drones and surveillance jets are boring down on an estimated 3,000 remaining Islamic State fighters, who are hiding in Syria along a...

Marked for ‘De-escalation,’ Syrian Towns Endure Surge of Attacks

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A resurgence of deadly attacks by pro-government forces in so-called de-escalation zones in Syria, including a triple airstrike on a busy marketplace that killed more than...