Iran Accelerates Nuclear Program, but Offers Path Back From Confrontation

WASHINGTON — Days after President Trump asked for options to take military action against Iran’s major nuclear site, the government in Tehran has sent conflicting signals, taking a major step to speed... Read more »

Israel Strikes Syria and Iranian Forces as Pompeo Flies In

JERUSALEM — Israeli forces struck Syria early Wednesday, a day after finding antipersonnel mines in Israeli-held territory along the boundary between the two countries and just hours before a visit by Secretary... Read more »

Israel and Palestinians Resume Security Agreement

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. JERUSALEM — The Palestinian Authority said Tuesday that it was resuming its cooperation with Israel, ending six months of financial hardship for... Read more »

Biden Wants to Rejoin Iran Nuclear Deal, but It Won’t Be Easy

BRUSSELS — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has promised to move quickly to rejoin the nuclear deal with Iran so long as Iran also comes back into compliance. But that vow is... Read more »

Trump Sought Options for Attacking Iran to Stop Its Growing Nuclear Program

WASHINGTON — President Trump asked senior advisers in an Oval Office meeting on Thursday whether he had options to take action against Iran’s main nuclear site in the coming weeks. The meeting... Read more »

Iran Denies That Al Qaeda Leader Was Killed in Tehran

Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday denied a report that Israeli agents had fatally shot Al Qaeda’s second-ranking leader on the streets of Tehran, likening it to a “Hollywood” scenario manufactured by “American... Read more »

Al Qaeda’s No. 2, Accused in U.S. Embassy Attacks, Is Secretly Killed in Iran

WASHINGTON — Al Qaeda’s second-highest leader, accused of being one of the masterminds of the deadly 1998 attacks on American embassies in Africa, was killed in Iran three months ago, intelligence officials... Read more »

Helicopter Crash Kills 7 Peacekeepers From Multinational Force in Sinai

JERUSALEM — A helicopter carrying members of a multinational peacekeeping force crashed on Thursday near Sharm el Sheikh in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt, killing five Americans, a French citizen and a... Read more »

Natan Zach, Blunt and Cherished Israeli Poet, Dies at 89

Natan Zach, a cherished Israeli poet who helped revolutionize Hebrew poetry by spurning the formality of his more established contemporaries in favor of plain-spoken, loose-limbed verse, died on Nov. 6 in Ramat... Read more »

Khalifa Bin Salman al-Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain, Dies at 84

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Prince Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, who ran Bahrain’s government during nearly five decades as prime minister while staunchly defending the ruling dynasty and quashing opposition, died on Wednesday, according... Read more »