As Prince Accelerates Changes for Women, Saudis Adapt at Varied Pace

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Saudi Arabia has long been known as one of the world’s most restrictive environments for women, where they could not travel alone, hold a wide range...

Palestinian Rivals Talk Unity but Show Divisions

JERUSALEM — As the rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas began unity talks on Tuesday in Cairo, one detail stood out as emblematic of the challenges they face: The...

In Egypt, a Contender Emerges to Challenge President Sisi

CAIRO — A prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer stepped forward on Monday as a candidate in next year’s presidential election, emerging as the first open challenger to President Abdel...

Iran Nuclear Deal Will Remain, for Now, White House Signals

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration signaled on Wednesday that it would not, for now, jettison the Iran nuclear deal, despite the president’s harsh criticisms of the agreement during the...

Mickey Gurdus, Who Eavesdropped on the World, Dies at 73

Mickey Gurdus was always a good listener. For decades he commanded a battery of shortwave and FM radios, UHF and VHF receivers, tape recorders and other devices from a swivel...

U.S. Sends Civilian Team to Syria to Help the Displaced Return Home

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is sending a civilian team into Syria to try to bring stability to areas that American-backed forces have retaken from the Islamic State and...

U.S. Isn’t Saying How Much Damage the ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Did

KABUL, Afghanistan — Since the United States dropped the “mother of all bombs” on an Islamic State cave complex in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, American military officials have been...

An Israeli Chef Looks to the Landscape

MATTAT, Israel — The winding path to the chef Erez Komarovsky’s home, overlooking a village here in the Upper Galilee in Israel, is lined with a wild mix of...

Trump’s Shift to ‘Outside-In’ Strategy for Mideast Peace Is a Long Shot

HAMAD CITY, Gaza Strip — Wail al-Gatshan, 44, a mechanical engineer, is grateful for his new apartment here in a growing neighborhood in southern Gaza. For just $140 a...

Aide to Iran’s Nuclear Team Is Imprisoned on Spying Conviction

A Canadian-Iranian accountant who helped advise Iran’s negotiation team in talks that led to the 2015 nuclear agreement with the United States and other big powers has been sentenced...