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Iran and Israel Weren’t Always Enemies

“History is littered,” the British writer and politician Enoch Powell said, “with the wars which everybody knew would never happen.”…

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Iran Says It Released Crew of Israel-Linked Ship It Detained

Iran has released the crew of a container ship with links to Israel that it had detained last month, but…

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Israel and Saudi Arabia Are Trading Places

Saudi Arabia and Israel are America’s two most important Middle East allies, and the Biden administration is deeply involved with…

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Court in Iran Sentences Prominent Rapper to Death, His Lawyer Says

The rapper, Toomaj Salehi, was initially arrested after releasing music in support of the protests that roiled the country in…

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Alfonso Chardy, Who Helped Expose Iran-Contra Scandal, Dies at 72

A Miami Herald correspondent, he powered a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting and helped snare three…

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Monday Briefing

The implications of Israel’s attack on Iran.

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Israel Planned Bigger Attack on Iran, but Scaled It Back to Avoid War

The strike on Iran on Friday was originally intended to be much broader in scope, but after intense pressure from…

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Biden’s Small Win — and Bigger Failure — in the Middle East

President Biden’s behind-the-scenes crisis management appears to have helped stop a wider war from igniting in the Middle East —…

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Crackdowns, Attacks and Threat of War Put Iranians on Edge

Facing deep economic troubles and a restive population, the government seems to have adopted a policy of declaring victory over…

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Israel’s Strike on Iran Highlights Its Ability to Evade Tehran’s Air Defenses

The retaliatory attack damaged a defense system near Natanz, a city in central Iran that is critical to the country’s…

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