Amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran, the agency directed airliners to exercise caution when flying in the region to avoid “misidentification.”
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Missiles have been unloaded from at least two small boats in Iranian waters, a move that American officials said could help defuse a brewing confrontation.
Shamel Pitts and Bobbi Jene Smith, veterans of Ohad Naharin’s company, showed their distinctive dance voices in New York performances.
Saudi Arabia spent heavily to protect its oil production lines but rapid changes in technology may mean ports and pipelines are increasingly exposed in the turbulent region.
Anne Barnard, our former Beirut bureau chief, took to Reddit to share additional insights into her Times investigation of the cruel tactics President Bashar al-Assad uses to crack down on opposition.
Israel has quietly played an instrumental role in the escalating tensions in the Middle East. But analysts say it wants to pressure Iran, not start a war.
Here’s what to know about the long-strained relationship that poses the risk of a broader conflict.
The president’s statement came during a briefing on the rising tensions with Tehran, and officials said he was firm in saying he did not want a military clash.
A sudden profusion of incidents and warnings has stirred fears that the Trump administration is trying to gin up a flawed case for war, like the Bush administration did in Iraq in 2003.
The professional basketball season resembles an election campaign, with party colors adorning team jerseys and banners of political patrons hanging in stadiums. Then there are the insults and riots.
Suhair had to decide whether leaving Syria was worth risking her children’s lives. Now she is coming to terms with the opportunities and costs of her decision.
The photographs fueled fears that Iran would fire missiles at U.S. naval ships in the Persian Gulf. But some said the moves could be defensive acts against Washington provocations.
The latest conflict breached a cease-fire and was likely to complicate peace talks aimed at ending the four-year war.
Cardinal Sfeir, the Maronite Catholic patriarch, supported a compromise that ended Lebanon’s 15-year civil war but resulted in 15 years of Syrian occupation.
American warnings and threats about Iran echo those before the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Iraqi militias tied to Iran are a concern.
The decision came after the Trump administration warned of an increased threat linked to Iran. Officials in Iraq and elsewhere doubted that such a threat existed.
The Trump administration is laying the groundwork for major military action against Iran, but it may have a hard time rallying domestic and international support.
Ambassador David M. Friedman’s comments were the latest sign of the Trump administration’s partiality in the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
The attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis came after reports of attacks on oil tankers. The incidents stoked fears of a military clash with Iran.
Hosting an annual international song contest, Tel Aviv has tried to remain an island of secular liberalism divorced from Israel’s troubles.
A research group at the University of Toronto has untangled look-alike websites and bogus news stories that appear to echo the Iranian government’s positions.
The plans call for up to 120,000 American troops but not a land invasion of Iran. They were updated at the request of John R. Bolton, the national security adviser.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and a private company said four ships were struck as the United States ordered forces to the region to counter Iran. But officials did not say who was to blame.
President Hassan Rouhani likened the impact of the sanctions to the economic pain Iran suffered during its long war with Iraq.
The commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces hopes U.S. forces will stay in Syria. But if they don’t, he is prepared to defend his militia’s hard-fought gains.