Europeans open the door to Libyan chaos and migration

Since 2011, the political, social and economic crisis continues in Libya and there is no elementary sanitation. Instability is growing. Out of six million Libyan citizens, three million are...

Lawsuit Claims Three U.S. Companies Funded Terror in Iraq

WASHINGTON — A lawsuit filed in federal court on Tuesday contends that major American corporations doing business with the Iraqi government during the Iraq War also provided it with...

Iran and Saudis’ Latest Power Struggle: Expanding Rights for Women

BEIRUT, Lebanon — They call each other meddlers, warmongers, religious hypocrites, zealots and sponsors of terrorism. Now Iran and Saudi Arabia, the archrivals of the Middle East, are competing...

Tillerson Calls on Allies to Do More in Fight Against ISIS

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson told an international conference here that considerable progress had been made against the Islamic State but much remained to be done...

Russia, Iran and Turkey Agree to Create 4 Safe Zones in Syria

Russia, Iran and Turkey signed a memorandum Thursday to create four safe “de-escalation zones” in Syria, which if successful would be one of the most far-reaching steps to halt...

Gas Attack Is Said to Kill Dozens in Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A toxic gas attack killed dozens of people in northern Syria on Tuesday morning, including women and children, and sickened scores more, according to medics, rescuers...

Trump to Arm Syrian Kurds, Even as Turkey Strongly Objects

WASHINGTON — President Trump has approved a plan to provide Syrian Kurds with heavier weapons so they can participate in the battle to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State,...

‘I Am Alive’: Survivors of Iran Earthquake Mourn as Government Scrambles to Help

KUIK-E HASAN, Iran — In Kuik-e Hasan, a village of 800 people in the foothills of the Zagros Mountains, Moadel Yari, 35, stood biting his lip as he recited...

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...

Trump Gifts From Saudi Arabia: Tiger Fur Robes and Chiffon Dresses

When he was a presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump took a hard line against Saudi Arabia, criticizing its human rights record and slamming his opponent, Hillary Clinton, for the...