Saba Mahmood, 57, Dies; Traced Intersection of Feminism and Islam

Saba Mahmood, a professor, theorist and author from Pakistan whose work focused on the intersection of Islam and feminist theory, died on March 10 at her home in Berkeley,...

The Life and Death of a Raqqa Landmark

It was never just a traffic circle. Not before Syria fell into civil war and the Islamic State moved into Raqqa, when there was lush grass and a fountain at...

Iran’s President Threatens to Restart Nuclear Program

TEHRAN — Iran’s nuclear program could be restarted in a matter of “hours,” if the American government imposes any further sanctions on Tehran, the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, said...

Trump’s Threat to Cut Palestinian Aid Worries Many in Israel

JERUSALEM — If President Trump’s goal with a pair of tweets threatening to cut their funding was to compel Palestinians, one way or another, to return to peace negotiations,...

No Extra Forces Needed in Gulf Now, Defense Chief Says

TOKYO — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis described Iran as the world’s greatest sponsor of terrorism on Saturday, but he emphasized that there was no pressing need for the United...

In Graft Inquiry, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Worst Enemy May Be Himself

JERUSALEM — He has dominated the Israeli political scene for years, outmaneuvering or outlasting one opponent after another, the ultimate survivor in a system that has chewed up many...

Where’s Saad Hariri? Lebanon Wants to Know

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon is used to affronts to its sovereignty. Israel occupied part of the country for years. Syrian troops stayed even longer. Then the Lebanese militant group...

‘One Last Try’: Diplomats Attempt to Save Syria Chemical Weapons Panel

Diplomats tried to find a compromise at the United Nations Security Council on Friday to keep alive a panel investigating chemical weapons use in Syria, one day after it...

America’s Three Bad Options in Syria

Chemical weapons are again suspected to have been used in Syria, apparently by government forces, circumstantial evidence suggests. Again, many Americans, particularly in Washington, have responded with calls to...

Trump Says He’s Made a Decision on Iran Nuclear Deal

President Trump said on Wednesday that he had made a decision on whether to withdraw the United States from the nuclear agreement his predecessor negotiated with Iran, but declined...