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From Ataturk to Erdogan: Five things to know about modern Turkey

The modern state of Turkey emerged out of the wreckage of the Ottoman Empire to become a powerful strategic nation that borders Greece to the west …

Middle East

Over 700 killed in crush of hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Two giant waves of Muslim pilgrims collided at an intersection Thursday near a holy site in Saudi Arabia, and more than 700 people were crushed and trampled to death in the worst disaster at the hajj in a quarter-century.<p>"People were climbing over one another just to …

Saudi Arabia

Rudy Giuliani danced to EDM at a restaurant in Israel, and, well, you just need to see it

• <b>Rudy Giuliani is visiting Israel for a business conference in Tel Aviv.</b>• <b><br>He also went to Jerusalem, where he danced to EDM music with some women at a</b> …

Donald Trump

Qatar says it wants to join NATO

Qatar's defence minister said on Tuesday that his country's long-term strategic "ambition" is to join the Western military defence alliance …

Foreign Policy

Qatar Bans Saudi, U.A.E. Goods Days Before Embargo Anniversary

Almost a year after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar, the gas-rich country decided to stop consuming …

International Monetary Fund

Saudi Arabia to exclude German firms from government tenders: Spiegel

FRANKFURT/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered that no more government contracts be awarded to German companies, in a sign of continued irritation over Berlin's foreign policy in the Middle East, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday.<p>Citing no sources, it …

Saudi Arabia

Is Saudi Arabia’s 32-Year-Old Crown Prince Dead?

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the 32-year-old media-savvy leader of the oil kingdom, has been unnaturally quiet recently, so much …

Middle East

Collusion Happened

Despite what the president says, the question is answered.<p>Trump aides colluded with foreign governments.<p>This is a simple, straightforward statement, and by this point, it ought to be an uncontroversial one. There’s ample evidence on many fronts, from legal documents to reliable reporting. This …

Donald Trump

Israeli military shot over 500 Palestinians in the head during Gaza protests

<b>Gaza</b><b>Health Ministry: ‘Israeli army killed 112 Palestinians, injured 13,190 since March 30th’</b><br>IMEMC 21 May — Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of …

A big shoe drops in the Mueller probe, as the Taxi King flips

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>When it comes to seminal moments in the Russia investigation that we will one day look back upon, Tuesday could be one.<p>The Post's Rosalind S. Helderman confirms that Michael Cohen's one-time business partner, Evgeny "Gene" Freidman (a.k.a. the "Taxi King"), has reached a …

Corruption

Call for coup in Saudi: Dissident prince urges uncles to seize power

LanguageUndefined Prince Khaled: I have received a large number of emails from within the police and army in support of my call

David Brooks: Mueller Probe "Investigating What Looks Like Real Crimes," But No "Actual Evidence Of Real Collusion"

PBS NEWSHOUR: Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including a …

Kushner Companies nearing bailout deal with Qatar-linked firm: report

Kushner Companies is reportedly nearing an agreement that would give control of one of its most prominent properties to a company with links to the …

Iran minister: Neither Iran nor Saudis can dominate Mideast

Iran's foreign minister said Monday that neither Iran nor Saudi Arabia can be the dominant power in the Middle East and what's needed most is for …

Airstrike by Saudi and U.S.-backed coalition kills more than 20 at Yemen wedding gathering

SANAA, Yemen — An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen’s civil war killed more than 20 people at a wedding party late Sunday night, Yemeni officials said.<p>Most of the victims of the attack in northwestern Yemen appeared to be children, according to officials and photos posted by …

Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria

(This April 17 story corrects to change the media source in paragraph 8 to The Israeli News Company.)<p>JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel released details on Tuesday about what it described as an Iranian "air force" deployed in neighboring Syria, including civilian planes suspected of transferring arms, a …

In call with Saudi king, Trump demanded quick end to Gulf rift: U.S. officials | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a telephone call this month with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, President Donald Trump demanded that the kingdom and its Arab partners quickly end a nearly year-old dispute with Qatar that has left U.S. allies in the region fractured, according to two U.S. officials briefed …

Donald Trump

Saudis begin investigating detainees who did not settle, newspaper reports | Reuters

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor has begun investigations and opening arguments in the corruption cases of princes, top officials and businessmen who were detained late last year, an official told pan-Arab newspaper Al Sharq Al Awsat on Sunday.<p>Authorities rounded up dozens of …

Mohammed bin Salman

Oprah, Rupert Murdoch, Harvard: Saudi Prince’s U.S. Tour

LOS ANGELES — He talked about the movie business with Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Dwayne Johnson over dinner at Rupert Murdoch’s house. He discussed space travel with Richard Branson in the California desert, and philanthropy with Bill Gates and technology with Jeff Bezos in Seattle. He …

Kushner handed US Intel to Saudi Crown Prince: what being in a pocket looks like

Waiting for that barrel, asking what treason might look like.<p>After recent news that Jarvanka tried to bribe Planned Parenthood to give up abortion …

Negotiating with Israel would be big mistake: Iran's Supreme Leader | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Any move to negotiate with Israel would be an “unforgivable mistake”, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said Israelis were entitled to live peacefully on their own land.<p>Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei …

Once Again, a Massive Group of Whales Strands Itself

The deaths of around 150 pilot whales on an Australian beach is just the latest in a long line of mass casualties.<p>The short-finned pilot whale is a large species of dolphin with a dark-grey body and a bulbous head. It’s an intensely social animal that spends its life in the company of others. And …

Whales

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Homework

Making your own baby food is cheaper and healthier — here’s how to do it

It’s definitely cheaper, but more importantly, making your own baby food means knowing exactly what your child is putting in his or her mouth (at …

Qataris opted not to give info on Kushner, secret meetings to Mueller

WASHINGTON — Qatari officials gathered evidence of what they claim is illicit influence by the United Arab Emirates on Jared Kushner and other Trump associates, including details of secret meetings, but decided not to give the information to special counsel Robert Mueller for fear of harming …

Donald Trump

It’s not just Russia — Mueller is digging into Trump associates’ potentially corrupt foreign ties

He’s looking at Trump associates’ dealings with investors or governments in Qatar, the UAE, Turkey, and China.<p>It’s now clear that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is looking into a whole lot more than just Russia.<p>A set of recent reports citing witnesses interviewed in Mueller’s …

Donald Trump

Analysts: Israel’s headed to a war in Syria, and only Russia can stop it

As Syrian dictator Bashar Assad fights to regain control over the last holdouts of rebel resistance, the seven-year-old civil war is entering a new …

Abbas cancels peace negotiations due to Saudi leaked Jerusalem plan

According to reports, the Trump plan would create a Palestinian entity that is less than a state, and would not be based on the pre-1967 lines.<p>Saudi …

Is time running out for the 'world's richest Arab' to secure his freedom in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible …

Qatari royal says he's being held against his will in UAE

Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani has released a video claiming he is being detained in the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Abdullah had acted as a …