| Apr 7, 2015
| 6:30 PM
Obama administration officials are promising a major strengthening of U.S. defense commitments to Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies, possibly including a nuclear commitment to their security, in an intensifying effort to win their support for the...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 11:38 AM
Ominous new signs emerged Tuesday that Yemen’s Al Qaeda affiliate was capitalizing on fighting between Shiite rebels and a Saudi-led military coalition to extend its own territorial reach.
Suspected militants from Al Qaeda in the Arabian...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 7:15 AM
Leading Muslim leaders are speaking out against terrorism as a deadly misinterpretation of the Quran. The head Imam of Egypt's leading Islamic institution, addressing a Middle East conference on terrorism, called for better education of Muslims to the...
| Feb 21, 2015
Saudi King Salman: In the Jan. 24 Section A, an article about King Salman, the new ruler of Saudi Arabia, said that he was reported to have Alzheimer's disease. The Times has no independent evidence of the king's mental health. Lawyers for the Royal Court...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 5:59 PM
As a Saudi Arabia-led air coalition continued to strike rebel targets across Yemen, Russia and the International Committee of the Red Cross on Saturday called for a pause in the bombardment to enable the evacuation of foreigners and the delivery of aid to...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 8:47 AM
U.S. officials continue to insist that our Middle Eastern allies are crucial to the fight against Islamic State and to other Middle Eastern conflicts. But are they? To judge by the chaos their help has created in Syria, we'd be better off without them....
| Apr 2, 2015
| 3:02 PM
Seizing an opportunity amid the chaos, Al Qaeda fighters early Thursday staged a prison break in a city in southeastern Yemen, freeing about 300 prisoners thought to include several dozen of their comrades, officials and residents said.
At the same...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 8:40 AM
Amid a burst of harsh new rhetoric from Iran, the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition on Tuesday staged a sixth day of airstrikes against Shiite Muslim Houthi rebel targets across the country.
Naval bombardment struck Houthi positions on the outskirts...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 8:25 PM
The meltdown in Yemen is pushing the Middle East dangerously closer toward the wider regional conflagration many long have feared would arise from the chaos unleashed by the Arab Spring revolts.
What began as a peaceful struggle to unseat a Tunisian...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 3:46 PM
As airstrikes and ground battles continued across Yemen on Saturday, defiant words were uttered by regional leaders at an Arab summit in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheik.
Ousted Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi said Saudi Arabia-led...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 10:59 AM
As U.S. negotiators raced to reach an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program before this week’s Tuesday deadline, Saudi Arabian ambassador Adel al-Jubeir expressed hope that a deal would be reached that would ensure regional stability.