Ancient pharaohs rowed the Nile. Now Egyptians have rediscovered the practice, finding a new perspective on the river that shaped their country.
After six years of quiet diplomacy as the U.N.’s Middle East envoy, Nickolay Mladenov leaves his post to a chorus of praise from an unlikely choir.
After weeks of escalation and threatening language, the Defense Department is sending mixed messages as the anniversary of the death of an Iranian general nears.
Badly hit by the coronavirus, Israel has distributed the first of two vaccine doses to more than 10 percent of its population. Prime Minister Netanyahu is leading the charge, bolstering his own battered image along the way.
Tehran said it will pay $150,000 to the family of each victim, but Ukraine said it expects more, including a thorough investigation.
The flights came a week after President Trump warned Tehran following rocket strikes on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.
The attack occurred just as a plane carrying several cabinet officials landed. The cabinet’s formation was supposed to be a step toward resolving Yemen’s civil war.
The administration and military officials blame Tehran for recent rocket attacks in Iraq, adding to the growing tensions between the United States and Iran.
Mr. Pollard, who gave a range of classified documents to Israel starting in 1984, recently completed his parole. His case was a longstanding irritant to American-Israeli ties.
The court convicted Ahmed Bassam Zaki, a former student at American University in Cairo, of blackmailing and sexually harassing two women, in a case that has fueled the country’s #MeToo movement.
A skilled multi-instrumentalist, Mr. Saba co-founded the New York Arabic Orchestra and directed Lebanon’s national conservatory of music. He died of complications of Covid-19.
Even challenged by extraordinary travel restrictions, our correspondents explored the world’s most compelling places, in 49 countries, although their journeys often became more local, and personal.