Hezbollah and allies lose majority in Lebanon’s parliamentary elections

Lebanon is in the midst of a crippling economic crisis, and more than a dozen independent candidates won seats.

By Sarah Dadouch and  Nader DurghamMay 17, 2022

Amid global anger, Israel says it will investigate police assault on funeral

Video of Israeli police beating mourners at a Palestinian American journalist's funeral reverberated around the world.

By Shira RubinMay 15, 2022

In high-stakes Lebanon election, Sunni party’s absence adds uncertainty

A major Lebanese party is sitting out Sunday's election: the Future Movement, headed by former prime minister Saad Hariri, traditionally one of Saudi Arabia’s and the United States’ most prominent allies.

By Sarah DadouchMay 13, 2022

Massive crowds, police beatings as journalist’s funeral is held in Jerusalem

Israeli police beat mourners with batons as Shireen Abu Akleh's funeral procession got underway Friday.

By Steve Hendrix and Sufian TahaMay 13, 2022

Stories of 5 journalists killed covering Israeli-Palestinian conflict

At least 19 journalists have been killed in Israel and the Palestinian territories since 1992, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

By Miriam BergerMay 13, 2022

For Palestinian journalists, a colleague’s death hits close to home

For Palestinian journalists, the death of Shireen Abu Akleh was a reminder of the regular dangers they face covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Steve Hendrix and Shira RubinMay 13, 2022

Israel, in shift, investigates possibility IDF soldier killed American journalist

The acknowledgement that one of Israel’s soldiers might have been culpable marked a significant backtrack from Israel’s initial explanation for the shooting.

By Shira Rubin and Steve HendrixMay 12, 2022

American reporter killed by IDF, network says; Israel calls for inquiry

The network and Palestinian officials said journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli fire. Israel said Palestinian gunmen may have been responsible.

By Steve Hendrix,  Sufian Taha and Shira RubinMay 11, 2022

Taliban orders head-to-toe coverings for Afghan women in public

The announcement was the latest move to constrain the lives of women since the Taliban took control of the country last year.

By Susannah GeorgeMay 7, 2022

A tragedy at sea shakes the poorest city in Lebanon

At least seven people died last month after a boat carrying migrants capsized.

By Sarah Dadouch and Suzan HaidamousMay 6, 2022

Three people killed in ax attack near Tel Aviv, Israeli medics say

The attacks were the latest in a recent string of deadly assaults on civilians, according to public safety officials and Israeli media.

By Steve HendrixMay 6, 2022

As Egypt frees prisoners, fears grow for prominent activist left behind

Egypt has recently freed some prisoners. But Alaa Abdel Fattah, one of Egypt’s most famous imprisoned dissidents and a symbol of the country’s 2011 revolt, has yet to win a reprieve.

By Siobhán O'GradyMay 3, 2022

Some Eid celebrations marred by war, others return to pre-covid scale

In Ukraine, some members of a small and diverse Muslim community gathered amid the devastation of the war for morning prayers at the Kyiv Islamic Cultural Center.

By Sammy WestfallMay 2, 2022

Israel wants apology after Russia’s Lavrov compares Zelensky to Hitler

Israel demanded an apology from the Russian government for employing a discredited antisemitic trope.

By Steve HendrixMay 2, 2022

Bedlam at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport after family packs unexploded shell

There was no explosion, but a 32-year-old man was hospitalized for injuries he received when he tried to run along a luggage conveyor belt

By Steve HendrixApril 29, 2022

Turkey’s Erdogan travels to Saudi Arabia as rift over Khashoggi killing eases

Erdogan was relentless in chastising Saudi Arabia, but now is searching for ways to ease Turkey’s crippling economic crisis

By Kareem FahimApril 28, 2022

Turkish philanthropist sentenced to life term after widely criticized trial

The prosecution of Osman Kavala, who was not especially well known in Turkey before his arrest in late 2017, became a source of escalating tension with Ankara’s Western allies.

By Kareem FahimApril 26, 2022

Experts urge return to Iran nuclear deal as prospects dim

Forty former government officials and nonproliferation experts urged President Biden to complete negotiations, warning that Tehran is a week or two away from producing sufficient weapons-grade uranium to fuel a bomb.

By Karen DeYoungApril 25, 2022