Iran Nuclear Talks at Critical Stage

Negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program in Switzerland entered a critical stage Monday as top diplomats from six world powers and Tehran tried to reach agreement on key details of a possible accord. “We’re working very hard,” [...]

Airstrike Kills at Least 45 in Yemeni Refugee Camp

Since last Thursday, a Saudi-led coalition has conducted an aerial bombardment throughout the country against Yemen’s Houthi Shi’ite rebels, but Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyadh Yaseen blamed a Houthi artillery strike for the refugee [...]

Lebanon Takes the Lead in Monitoring Donor Pledges

BEIRUT— Weighed down by a refugee crisis that shows no signs of abating, Lebanon’s government aims to step out from the shadows of the United Nations and prove to potential big-money donors that it can take a role in saving not just [...]

Turkish President Warns Iran About Trying to Dominate Middle East

ISTANBUL— Turkey’s president warned it will not tolerate Iran dominating the Middle East, amid growing concerns inside the country that it will be sucked into a sectarian conflict with its neighbor. Observers warn that Turkey’s [...]

Iran Targets Ex-President’s Son in Selective Corruption Probe

In hard-line regimes, punishment can sometimes be dealt out under the guise of sweeping out corruption. Such appears to be the case in Tehran where the regime has punished the son of a prominent ex-president, who analysts say is being targeted [...]

Yemen’s President Calls Houthis ‘Iran’s Puppet’

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has called the Shi’ite Houthi rebels that have taken over much of the country “Iran’s puppet,” at an Arab League summit that opened Saturday in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. In [...]

Al-Qaida in Syria Claims Capture of Northern City

Al-Qaida’s Syrian affiliate and its allies seized the Syrian city of Idlib on Saturday from government forces for the first time in the country’s civil war, according to Islamic fighters and a monitoring group. The Britain-based [...]

Iran Nuclear Deal Would Start Untangling Web of Sanctions

U.S. and Iranian negotiators have launched a final round of talks on Iran’s nuclear program as the March 31 deadline to reach a preliminary agreement rapidly approaches. Both the United States and Iran say tough decisions still need to [...]

Captured IS Militants Explain Why They Fought

AL-MALIKIYAH, SYRIA— The Islamic State fighter spoke softly, his voice unbroken by adolescence. A prisoner of Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Units) forces, he sent a message to his family asking for forgiveness. “I destroyed myself [...]

UN on Syria: Humanitarian Situation ‘Dramatically Worsened’

UNITED NATIONS— As the Syrian conflict moves into its fifth year with no sign of ending, the U.N.’s top humanitarian official said Thursday that the inability of the international community to stop the war means millions of Syrians will [...]




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