Leaders Who Caught Virus: Boris Johnson, Jair Bolsonaro and Now Trump

As the coronavirus has spread around the globe, world leaders have not been spared. With his positive coronavirus test, President Trump joins the ranks of others like Prime Minister Boris Johnson of... Read more »

Jamal Khashoggi's Killing is Focus of 'Kingdom of Silence' and 'The Dissident'

His death horrified the world. On Oct. 2, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist and outspoken critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate... Read more »

Lebanon and Israel, Officially Enemies, Agree to Talks on Sea Border

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon and Israel have agreed to open their first negotiations on nonsecurity issues in three decades, a rare if limited breakthrough between hostile neighbors that are technically at war... Read more »

Meron Benvenisti Dies at 86; Urged One State for Jews and Palestinians

Meron Benvenisti, a prominent Israeli-born political scientist who argued that the profusion of Jewish settlements on the West Bank precluded the possibility of a separate Palestinian state and that Palestinians and Jews... Read more »

Basking in New Ties to Arab States, Netanyahu Says More Are Coming

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel predicted on Tuesday that more Arab and Muslim nations would “soon, very soon” establish diplomatic relations with his country, following the agreements signed this month with... Read more »

Coronavirus Deaths Pass One Million Worldwide

More than H.I.V. More than dysentery. More than malaria, influenza, cholera and measles — combined. In the 10 months since a mysterious pneumonia began striking residents of Wuhan, China, Covid-19 has killed... Read more »

Sudan Is Focus of U.S. Efforts to Improve Ties With Israel

American efforts to persuade more Arab countries to normalize relations with Israel before the November election are focused on Sudan, where negotiations have stalled over the amount of a financial incentive promised... Read more »

Options Dwindling, Palestinian Leader Calls for U.N. Peace Conference

Weary of repeating his people’s longstanding grievances with Israel, the Palestinian leader used his United Nations General Assembly speech on Friday to request an international conference in early 2021 “with the participation... Read more »

Gaza Peace Activists Face Prison for Holding Video Call With Israelis

JERUSALEM — Palestinian military prosecutors in Gaza have charged three Palestinian peace activists with “weakening revolutionary spirit” for their role in holding a video call with Israelis in April. The activists belong... Read more »

With Coronavirus on the Rampage, Israel Tightens Holiday Lockdown

JERUSALEM — The Israeli government said on Thursday that it was tightening its second national lockdown after coronavirus infection rates soared this week to about 7,000 new cases a day, among the... Read more »