The businessman Samir Khatib has withdrawn after failing to solidify backing.
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It remained unclear who killed a dozen protesters and bombed the home of the antigovernment cleric Moktada al-Sadr.
Xiyue Wang was a graduate student at Princeton who had been sentenced to 10 years in prison on two charges of espionage that U.S. officials have called groundless.
In this week’s Tripped Up column, Sarah Firshein investigates the rights that airplane passengers with allergies have when flying. (Not as many as they should.)
Indicted and embattled, Israel’s prime minister faces new calls for yet another corruption inquiry.
Qatar has for years been dogged by accusations that a corrupt vote delivered the 2022 World Cup. Now, world soccer’s governing body may have inadvertently supported those claims.
In an apparent attempt to ease anger over the killing and arrest of protesters, senior leaders urged leniency and promised compensation for peaceful demonstrators who died.
The buildup of a hidden arsenal of short-range missiles is the latest sign that American efforts to deter Iran have largely failed.
A meeting between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was also expected to gauge American support for Israeli annexation in the Jordan Valley.
Physicians for Human Rights corroborates claims that Bashar al-Assad’s government has criminalized giving care to its enemies, a violation of international law.
The government said security forces had fought back against “enemy cells” as demonstrations swept the country, but it said the death toll had been exaggerated.
The country’s perpetual refuse crisis is just one example of the government corruption and dysfunction that have brought protesters into the streets.
For travelers who first consider dinner reservations and pastry stops when planning a trip, select cookbooks celebrating the cuisine of a city or country can also serve as guidebooks.
The Trump administration will allow the $105 million aid package to flow after freezing the funding without explanation.
Thirteen civilians were killed in a strike on a market in a rebel-held town and eight children were among those killed by shelling near a school in a Kurdish town.
It is hard to discern a strategy that will accomplish the Trump administration’s objectives: renegotiating the nuclear deal with Iran or dialing back Iran’s malign behavior in the region.
What started as a protest over a surprise increase in gasoline prices turned into widespread demonstrations met with a systematic repression that left at least 180 people dead.
Anger over corruption and Iran’s influence on the country has driven weeks of unrest in Iraq’s streets. But choosing a successor may be a long, arduous task.
The announcement comes after demonstrators set fire to the Iranian Consulate and hundreds died in antigovernment unrest.
An elite Iraqi security force gunned down more than two dozen mostly unarmed people blocking bridges, in a day of violence that saw at least 35 killed.