This Is the Beirut We Wish You Could See

From 1975 to 1990, the world watched as Beirut was decimated by a complex, sectarian civil war that left, by some estimates, 150,000 people dead and a million Lebanese...

With Electricity in Short Supply, 10,000 Protest in Gaza, Defying Hamas

JABALIYA, Gaza Strip — The nearly two million residents of Gaza have been suffering through a cold winter of crippling power cuts, receiving electricity for only three or four...

Defeated in Syria, ISIS Fighters Held in Camps Still Pose a Threat

WASHINGTON — American-backed Kurdish militias in northern Syria are detaining hundreds of Islamic State fighters and family members in makeshift camps, raising fears among United States military officials of...

‘You Have Let Us Down, Trump’: Iraqis See U.S. Relations Recast

Hidden in homes across Iraq are gifts and mementos given to Iraqis by American friends. Medallions. Certificates. Toys. Guns. Letters. Countless photographs. “One of my best memories was that there...

Trump Administration to Open Embassy in Jerusalem in May

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to formally move the United States Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May to mark the 70th anniversary of the...

After Threat of War, Iraq and Kurds Lower the Temperature

ERBIL, Iraq — The world could be excused for thinking that another war was about to break out in Iraq. After Iraq’s Kurds voted in favor of independence, they took...

Iran and U.S. Discuss Issue of Americans Imprisoned by Tehran

Iran said Monday that it had discussed the issue of Americans with dual citizenship held in Iranian prisons during a meeting last week with the United States. The discussion, during...

New Hamas Charter Would Name ‘Occupiers,’ Not ‘Jews,’ as the Enemy

CAIRO — Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that has governed the Gaza Strip for a decade, is drafting a new platform to present a more pragmatic and cooperative face...

Russia Threatens to Target U.S. Warplanes Over Syria

MOSCOW — Russia condemned on Monday the American military’s downing of a Syrian warplane and suspended the use of a military hotline that Washington and Moscow have used to...

Cuomo, Citing ‘Wave of Anti-Semitism,’ Pays Impromptu Visit to Israel

JERUSALEM — When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo arrives here early on Sunday, he will bring a message of solidarity with the Israeli people, a smattering of economic announcements and...