Though Deadly, Gaza Protests Draw Attention and Enthusiasm

JERUSALEM — The “Friday of Tires” protest ended with another nine Palestinians killed along the Gaza border fence despite a smokescreen of burning rubber and a second round of...

Earthquake Kills Dozens at Iran-Iraq Border

An earthquake struck the border region of Iran and Iraq on Sunday, killing dozens of people and injuring hundreds, the authorities say. The quake was centered about 19 miles outside...

In a Syria Refuge, Extremists Exert Greater Control

BEIRUT, Lebanon — After surviving a siege by Syrian forces, Firas al-Rahim and his family were removed from a rebel-held area of Homs province in central Syria and taken...

Iran to Trump: Nuclear Pact Is ‘Not Renegotiable’

TEHRAN — Iranian officials, responding to President Trump’s call to revise the nuclear agreement, said they would reject any changes to the 2015 deal, saying it was “not renegotiable.” Iran’s...

A Wary Response, So Far, on Trump’s Expected Declaration on Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — There were warnings of a new Palestinian uprising and calls for protests at United States embassies, dire predictions that hopes for peace would be dashed irretrievably —...

Iran’s Leader Calls Trump ‘Psychotic,’ Warns of Revenge

TEHRAN — In a furious series of Twitter posts and statements on his website on Tuesday, Iran’s supreme leader called President Trump “psychotic” and repeated accusations that the United...

A Star Veterinarian and a ‘Hero Pilot’: The Colorful Candidates for Tehran’s City Council

TEHRAN — With his campaign posters displayed all across Tehran, Payam Mohebi, the city’s star veterinarian, figures he is either on his way to victory in Friday’s local elections...

Saudi King’s Son Plotted Effort to Oust His Rival

AMMAN, Jordan — As next in line to be king of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Nayef was unaccustomed to being told what to do. Then, one night in June,...

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Ex-President of Iran, Files to Run Again

TEHRAN — The race for the presidency of Iran expanded unexpectedly on Wednesday, when former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a maverick politician who was sidelined over tensions with the political...

Is Israel a Model When It Comes to Guns, as Mike Huckabee Says?

JERUSALEM — Nir Barkat, the mayor of Jerusalem, knows a thing or two about taking on assailants. A former Israeli paratrooper with combat experience, he packs a Glock 23...