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Lebanese Prime Minister Meets Macron in France After Mysterious Saudi Stay

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:03:26 GMT

Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon, who has announced his resignation, with President Emmanuel Macron of France, at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Saturday.Questions are swirling about why Saad Hariri spent two weeks in Saudi Arabia, where he announced his resignation.

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Crimes of the Caliphate: Iraqi Shepherd Bears Witness to ISIS Massacre

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:46:39 GMT

Iraqi forces searched the site of a mass grave near Hawija, Iraq, this month. Officials have found more than 70 mass graves in territory once held by the Islamic State.As Iraq liberates the last territory from the Islamic State, the country is starting to grapple with the extent of the group’s destruction.

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A Close-Up on Mysteries Made of Stone in Saudi Arabia’s Desert

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:55:17 GMT

A group of 19 "keyholes" at Al Wadi, in the Saudi Arabian desert, observed by archaeologist David Kennedy from a helicopter. Dr. Kennedy took more than 6,000 aerial photographs of these mysterious, ancient structures.Structures that may have been created by ancient tribes could only be studied using Google Earth. Saudi officials finally invited an archaeologist to observe them via helicopter.

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Russia Vetoes Stopgap Resolution to Preserve Syria Chemical Weapons Panel

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:23:34 GMT

Vassily A. Nebenzia, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations, voted for a Russian resolution on renewing an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria.It was Russia’s second veto in 24 hours aimed at protecting the Syrian government and Russia’s 11th veto to shield Syria since the war began in 2011.

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In U.N. Showdown, Russian Veto Kills Syria Chemical Arms Panel

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:34:40 GMT

Bodies in the parking area of a hospital in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, after a chemical attack in April.It was the 10th time Russia had used its veto power to protect the Syrian government in the nearly seven-year-old war.

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France Invites Lebanon’s Prime Minister for a Visit. Or Is It Exile?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:48:12 GMT

A billboard in Beirut bearing a portrait of Saad Hariri, Lebanon’s missing prime minister.Saad Hariri’s long absence in Saudi Arabia remains a mystery. Now his brother has spoken up, raising speculation that he could be the Saudis’ next man in Beirut.

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A Joke About the Nile Lands an Egyptian Pop Queen in Court

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:38:51 GMT

The Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab performing in Carthage, Tunisia, in July.The singer Sherine Abdel-Wahab has been charged with incitement and harming the public interest after joking about a waterborne disease transmitted by parasitic worms.

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Iranians Are Outraged Over Shoddy Construction in Earthquake Zone

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:50:10 GMT

The newly constructed wing of the Imam Khomeini hospital in Eslamabad, Iran, partly crumpled during Sunday’s earthquake. The original building, 40 years old, was relatively unscathed.The largest hospital in the earthquake zone nearly collapsed. Iran’s president wants to investigate.

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What’s Behind Saudi Arabia’s Political Crisis?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 03:32:30 GMT

A crown prince. An epic purge. A proxy war. Saudi Arabia's political crisis, explained.

Lebanese Christian Leader Makes Rare Visit to Saudi Arabia

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 03:20:52 GMT

Bechara Boutros al-Rai, center, the Maronite Christian patriarch of Lebanon, and other Maronite leaders were in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday for a meeting with King Salman.The Maronite Christian patriarch of Lebanon met the Saudi king during a visit overshadowed by political tensions between the two nations.

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The Upstart Saudi Prince Who’s Throwing Caution to the Winds

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 02:20:24 GMT

President Trump and King Salman joined Arab leaders for a family photo in Riyadh in May.Prince Mohammed bin Salman is taking on all comers — the royal family, wealthy Saudis, Iran and Hezbollah. But is he ambitious or simply reckless?

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

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:42:33 GMT

Most houses in the village of Kuik-e Hasan, Iran, were severely damaged or destroyed in the earthquake.A New York Times correspondent visited villages in western Iran near the epicenter of Sunday night’s earthquake.

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Beirut Journal: A Missing Prime Minister Is the Antihero of Beirut’s Marathon

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:59:46 GMT

Runners competing in the eight-kilometer race at the Beirut Marathon on Sunday.A Times correspondent reflects on Lebanon’s feelings, earnest and ironic, for Saad Hariri.

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Airstrikes Kill Dozens of People in Syrian Market

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:11:56 GMT

People searched for survivors after a reported airstrike on the rebel-held town of Atareb in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo on Monday.At least three airstrikes struck a market in the town of Atareb, near Aleppo, and estimates of the dead ranged from 47 to 53.

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Iran-Iraq Quake: Digging Through the Rubble

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:59:08 GMT

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck the area Sunday evening. More than 500 are dead and thousands injured.

U.K. Foreign Secretary Regrets Remarks on Briton Imprisoned in Iran

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 04:10:53 GMT

Britain’s foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, apologized Monday for remarks that threatened further jail time for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian aid worker held by Iran.After resisting for days, Boris Johnson conceded that he had badly compromised a British-Iranian aid worker by saying she had been teaching journalism.

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Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More Than 500

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:14:18 GMT

The Iranian city of Pol-e Zahab was particularly hard hit by the earthquake that struck on Sunday near the Iraqi border.Rescuers and residents spent the night digging through rubble in a frantic search for survivors after a quake near the countries’ shared border.

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Earthquake Kills Over 100 at Iran-Iraq Border

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:31:52 GMT

An earthquake victim at a hospital in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, on Sunday.The 7.3 magnitude quake, which was centered in eastern Iraq, killed over 100 people in Iran, according to the country’s National Medical Emergency Service.

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Lebanon’s Leader, Still in Saudi Arabia, Claims He’s Free to Go

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:39:26 GMT

Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s television interview, seen at a coffee shop in Beirut, Lebanon, on Sunday evening.Prime Minister Saad Hariri tells an interviewer that he will return home, and that his resignation may not be final. But many Lebanese remain skeptical.

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With Iraqi-Kurdish Talks Stalled, Phone Diplomacy Averts New Clashes

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 21:56:48 GMT

Iraqi security forces last month fired a rocket launcher at Kurdish pesh merga positions near the Fish Khabbour border crossings with Turkey and Syria.Informal talks continue amid public acrimony, but the precise roles of some of the participants are elusive. So is a breakthrough.

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Trump Team Begins Drafting Middle East Peace Plan

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:53:38 GMT

President Trump with Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and a senior adviser, at the White House in July. Mr. Kushner is leading efforts to broker a Middle East peace deal.Led by the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the White House team hopes to develop an American blueprint for resolving Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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