Administration Proposes Arms Deal for U.A.E., but Some in Congress Already Object

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration formally notified Congress on Tuesday that it plans to sell F-35 stealth fighters, advanced armed drones and other sophisticated weaponry to the United Arab Emirates, setting up... Read more »

Saeb Erekat, Longtime Palestinian Chief Negotiator, Dies at 65

JERUSALEM — Saeb Erekat, a senior Palestinian official and negotiator who passionately advocated the establishment of an independent Palestinian state as a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, died at an Israeli hospital... Read more »

U.A.E. Changes Laws to Attract Foreign Tourists and Investment

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The United Arab Emirates announced a series of legal changes over the weekend that improved protections for women, loosened regulations on alcohol consumption and expanded the ability of noncitizens... Read more »

Biden’s Win Means a Demotion for Netanyahu and Less Focus on Israel

JERUSALEM — President Trump’s defeat has left Israel and its longtime prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on the receiving end of an abrupt demotion. Overnight, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory effectively downgraded... Read more »

‘It’s Like Falling in Love’: Israeli Entrepreneurs Welcomed in Dubai

DUBAI — For years, Israeli entrepreneurs slipped in and out of the United Arab Emirates incognito, traveling on second passports or doing business through third parties. So when more than two dozen... Read more »

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Lebanese Politician Allied With Hezbollah

WASHINGTON — The United States imposed sanctions on Friday on a prominent Lebanese politician and key ally of Hezbollah, the militant group and political party backed by Iran, for accusations of corruption.... Read more »

A Transfixed World Awaits What’s Next in America

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A Riveted World Waits to See What’s Next in America

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Robert Fisk, Intrepid War Correspondent, Dies at 74

Robert Fisk, a dauntless journalist who was widely praised by colleagues and competitors alike for relentlessly chronicling the Middle East’s many agonies, but who was also faulted by some critics as insufficiently... Read more »

As the U.S. Election Nears, the World Holds Its Breath

JERUSALEM — If the world could vote in Tuesday’s presidential election, Israel would be one of the reddest places on the globe. Israel’s right-wing government has been showered with political favors by... Read more »