The Washington Post : Middle East
22h23 27  février
Libya risks losing control of its destiny as planeloads of fighters and arms flood the country
Greg Miller
Libyans ousted a dictator, but an ensuing civil war has drawn in Russia, Turkey and others with a thirst for control.
20h22
FAQ: What Biden did and didn’t do after U.S. report on Khashoggi’s killing by Saudi agents
Miriam Berger
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that the U.S. will not impose any direct punishment on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
14h23
They dream of reaching America. Their forced service in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard locks them out.
Kareem Fahim
The Trump administration designated the IRGC as terrorists. Its ranks are filled with military conscripts.
22h23
Libya risks losing control of its destiny as planeloads of fighters and arms flood the country
Greg Miller
Libyans ousted a dictator, but an ensuing civil war has drawn in Russia, Turkey and others with a thirst for control.
20h22
FAQ: What Biden did and didn’t do after U.S. report on Khashoggi’s killing by Saudi agents
Miriam Berger
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that the U.S. will not impose any direct punishment on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
14h23
They dream of reaching America. Their forced service in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard locks them out.
Kareem Fahim
The Trump administration designated the IRGC as terrorists. Its ranks are filled with military conscripts.
09h00
After dissident vanishes in Canada, Saudi exiles fear they are in jeopardy
Sarah Dadouch
Ahmed Abdullah al-Harbi resurfaced in Saudi Arabia after telling other activists he’d revealed their names to Saudi authorities.
20h40 26  février
What to know about Jamal Khashoggi as the U.S. releases intelligence report on his killing
Miriam Berger
A U.S. intelligence report made public Friday implicates Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the 2018 killing of the Washington Post contributing columnist.
17h05 24  février
German court convicts Syrian ex-intelligence officer in historic torture trial
Loveday Morris
A court in Koblenz on Wednesday sentenced the former officer to four-and-a-half years in prison.
16h57
Israel doles out small batches of vaccine as diplomatic perks
Steve Hendrix
Among the recipients of the symbolic donations were doctors and nurses in the West Bank.
18h59 23  février
Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Saudi minister and symbol of the new age of oil,’ dies at 90
Jon Gambrell
He led the kingdom through the 1973 oil crisis and the nationalization of its state energy company.
17h00
Lebanese lawmakers violate coronavirus vaccine rollout plan
Sarah Dadouch
The head of the country’s vaccine committee and the World Bank said the vaccination of lawmakers on Tuesday was in breach of the World Bank-supported national plan.
05h00
What comes after maximum pressure’ on Iran
Ishaan Tharoor
There’s no clear timeline, but a pathway toward a diplomatic entente has now opened.
15h49 22  février
Israel places gag order on probe into oil spill that closed beaches and devastated wildlife
Shira Rubin
A suspected offshore oil tanker leak has shuttered Israel’s more than 100-mile coastline and caused an ecological disaster that could require years of cleanup.
15h11
Iran deal with U.N. nuclear inspectors buys time for diplomacy as Biden pursues negotiations
Kareem Fahim
A vote by Iran’s parliament Monday condemning the agreement highlighted domestic resistance to the nuclear deal in Tehran and Washington.
05h52
Pensacola Navy base mass shooter had accomplices, help from Saudi Arabia, victims claim in terror lawsuit
Spencer S. Hsu
Families of 16 killed or wounded say President Donald Trump and Riyadh reneged on a vow to compensate victims of longtime al-Qaeda operative and Saudi air force officer Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani.
20h43 21  février
As Biden seeks end to Yemen war, rebels press offensive for strategic province
Ali Al-Mujahed
Marib province is the last government stronghold in the north with lucrative oil and gas reserves. It’s also a safe haven for nearly a million Yemenis fleeing war.
12h00
Six months after massive Beirut explosion, official investigation has been upended
Sarah Dadouch
The judge running the probe was fired after he brought charges against senior politicians for negligence.
20h03 17  février
Rare snow blankets the Middle East, casting a quiet magic
Sarah Dadouch
In a region associated with desert stretches and warm winters, the blanket of white creates a silencing charm.
20h02
First coronavirus vaccines arrive in Gaza Strip following blockage by Israel
Steve Hendrix
A first attempt at delivery was stopped Monday as some Israelis called for a vaccine-for-hostages swap.
15h25
U.N. says it will question UAE after new footage emerges of hostage’ Princess Latifa, daughter of Dubai ruler
Adam Taylor
Latifa was detained by commandos on a yacht near India in 2018 during what her supporters said was an escape attempt.
05h00
Biden’s Middle East woes are already piling up
Ishaan Tharoor
It was the latest attempt to silence the Sissi government’s critics abroad.
20h30 16  février
Defying Biden administration, Egypt again arrests relatives of Egyptian American activist
Sudarsan Raghavan