Mehdi Karroubi, Iranian Opposition Leader, Ends Hunger Strike

TEHRAN — One of Iran’s most prominent opposition leaders ended a one-day hunger strike on Thursday, after the government agreed to meet some of his demands, his son reported...

U.S. Army Sergeant Is Charged With Trying to Aid Islamic State

WASHINGTON — An Army sergeant stationed in Hawaii was charged with trying to provide equipment, training and classified military information to the Islamic State, after undercover F.B.I. agents documented...

ISIS Releases Recording Said to Be of Its Leader

The Islamic State has issued what appears to be the first recording in nearly a year of its reclusive leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in a move that seems equally...

Iran Reaches Deal With Renault Despite New U.S. Sanctions

TEHRAN — The French carmaker Renault signed a multimillion-dollar deal in Tehran on Monday, agreeing to raise vehicle production in Iran just days after President Trump signed into law...

Trump Tells Saudi King That He Supports Modernization Drive

TOKYO — President Trump has spoken with the king of Saudi Arabia to offer a wholehearted endorsement of a drive to modernize the kingdom, as the Saudi authorities arrested...

Pence Visit Was a Balm to Israelis. Now Back to Reality.

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel positively basked in the glow of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit here, though it may yet turn out to be the...

A Ruined Farmer and a Love Letter: Remnants From Fighting in Western Mosul

I’m in northern Iraq and spent the day traveling to the front lines of western Mosul, where Iraqi government forces are battling the Islamic State for complete control of...

President Trump on Syria Strikes: Full Transcript

President Trump addressed the nation on Friday night about his decision to order strikes on Syria, following a suspected chemical attack. The following is the complete text of his...

The Toys They Carried: Syrian Children Under Siege

The airstrikes have been unrelenting in a Damascus suburb, where frames of bombed buildings loom over ghostly streets. Hundreds of lives have been lost in less than two weeks of...

Qatar Restores Full Relations With Iran, Deepening Gulf Feud

LONDON — Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran on Thursday, the latest volley in an 11-week-old geopolitical feud that has set the tiny yet fabulously wealthy Persian Gulf...