Middle East

Israel Says It Hit Bombers on Syrian Boundary

Israel Says It Hit Bombers on Syrian Boundary

Israel Says It Hit Bombers on Syrian Boundary Israel Says It Hit Bombers on Syrian Boundary JERUSALEM — Troops ambushed four militants as they planted bombs along Israel’s boundary with Syria around midnight, the Israeli military said early Monday, amid heightened tensions along Israel’s frontiers. The militants, whose identity or affiliation were not immediately known, were assumed to have been …

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Israeli Court Rebukes Prime Minister’s Son Over Harassing Protest Leaders

Israeli Court Rebukes Prime Minister’s Son Over Harassing Protest Leaders

Israeli Court Rebukes Prime Minister’s Son Over Harassing Protest Leaders Israeli Court Rebukes Prime Minister’s Son Over Harassing Protest Leaders TEL AVIV — An Israeli court on Sunday ordered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s older son to stop harassing three people helping to lead protests against his father’s administration after he tweeted out their home addresses and cellphone numbers. Judge Dorit …

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U.A.E. Becomes First Arab Nation to Open a Nuclear Power Plant

U.A.E. Becomes First Arab Nation to Open a Nuclear Power Plant

U.A.E. Becomes First Arab Nation to Open a Nuclear Power Plant U.A.E. Becomes First Arab Nation to Open a Nuclear Power Plant BEIRUT, Lebanon — The United Arab Emirates became the first Arab country to open a nuclear power plant on Saturday, raising concerns about the long-term consequences of introducing more nuclear programs to the Middle East. Two other countries …

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Iran Says It Detained Leader of California-Based Exile Group

Iran Says It Detained Leader of California-Based Exile Group

Iran Says It Detained Leader of California-Based Exile Group Iran Says It Detained Leader of California-Based Exile Group TEHRAN — Iran on Saturday said it had detained an Iranian-American leader of a little-known, California-based opposition group for allegedly planning a 2008 attack on a mosque that killed 14 people and wounded over 200 others. Iran’s Intelligence Ministry also asserted that …

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Trump Officials Reconsider Prosecuting ISIS ‘Beatles’ Without Death Penalty

Trump Officials Reconsider Prosecuting ISIS ‘Beatles’ Without Death Penalty

Trump Officials Reconsider Prosecuting ISIS ‘Beatles’ Without Death Penalty Trump Officials Reconsider Prosecuting ISIS ‘Beatles’ Without Death Penalty WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is trying again to find a way to resolve the cases of two British Islamic State detainees who are notorious for their roles in the torture and killing of Western hostages, and who have been held in …

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Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations

Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations

Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations Scorching Temperatures Bake Middle East Amid Eid al-Adha Celebrations BAGHDAD — A sweltering 125 degrees Fahrenheit in Baghdad on Tuesday; a record 115 degrees in Damascus on Wednesday. And extreme levels of heat in Israel and Lebanon. Several countries in the Middle East experienced record high temperatures this week as many …

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The Romans Called it ‘Alexandrian Glass.’ Where Was It Really From?

The Romans Called it ‘Alexandrian Glass.’ Where Was It Really From?

The Romans Called it ‘Alexandrian Glass.’ Where Was It Really From? The Romans Called it ‘Alexandrian Glass.’ Where Was It Really From? Glass was highly valued across the Roman Empire, particularly a colorless, transparent version that resembled rock crystal. But the source of this coveted material — known as Alexandrian glass — has long remained a mystery. Now, by studying …

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Saudi Arabia Withdraws Bid to Buy Newcastle United

Adviser to Manchester City Owner Has Role in Newcastle Sale

Saudi Arabia Withdraws Bid to Buy Newcastle United Saudi Arabia Withdraws Bid to Buy Newcastle United Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund on Thursday withdrew its bid to become the latest foreign owner in England’s Premier League, pulling out of an agreement to buy Newcastle United after a tumultuous takeover process and significant pressure on the league to block the sale. …

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In Afghanistan, a Rarely Seen Anti-Tank Weapon Destroys a Helicopter

In Afghanistan, a Rarely Seen Anti-Tank Weapon Destroys a Helicopter

In Afghanistan, a Rarely Seen Anti-Tank Weapon Destroys a Helicopter In Afghanistan, a Rarely Seen Anti-Tank Weapon Destroys a Helicopter Images from the attack on Monday, verified by a U.S. military officer familiar with the incident, show the burning U.S.-supplied Black Hawk along with a bundle of guiding wire, a distinct feature on some types of anti-tank guided missiles. For …

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Omar Hassan al-Bashir Is Gone, but the Killing Goes On in Darfur

Omar Hassan al-Bashir Is Gone, but the Killing Goes On in Darfur

Omar Hassan al-Bashir Is Gone, but the Killing Goes On in Darfur Omar Hassan al-Bashir Is Gone, but the Killing Goes On in Darfur CAIRO — On camels, horses and motorbikes, dozens of Arab militiamen stormed into the remote village in Darfur, in western Sudan, firing wildly, witnesses said. Houses were pillaged, animals stolen and water tanks smashed. Villagers ran …

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