1. U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Against Iranian Proxies in Iraq World, November 21

    The airstrikes followed an earlier exchange in which a U.S. gunship spotted and fired on militants after they launched missiles at Al Asad Air Base.

  2. U.S. Strikes Iranian-Linked Facilities in Iraq Washington, November 21

    The airstrikes followed an earlier exchange in which a U.S. gunship spotted and fired on militants after they launched missiles at Al Asad Air Base.

  3. The Man Who Blazed a Trail for Dictatorship in the Middle East Book Review, November 14

    In “We Are Your Soldiers,” Alex Rowell shows how the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser inspired and fostered autocracy among his Arab neighbors in the 20th century and beyond.

  4. New Video Suggests Israeli-Russian Academic Kidnapped in Iraq Is Alive Foreign, November 14

    Elizabeth Tsurkov, who is believed to be held by a pro-Iranian Shiite militia, was shown in an unauthenticated video speaking about the Israeli hostages held in Gaza.

  5. U.S. Carries Out Another Round of Airstrikes on Targets Tied to Iran Washington, November 12

    Airstrikes hit two facilities in eastern Syria, most likely killing or injuring Iran-backed militia personnel. The United States has blamed such groups for recent attacks against its troops.

  6. An Epic Pilgrimage Across Three Great Religions Interactive, November 9

    Before there was tourism, there was pilgrimage. One writer’s 40,000-mile journey through Bolivia, Mongolia and Iraq reveals the ritual’s enduring transformational power.

  7. Behind the Story: How a Writer Prepared for a 40,000-Mile Trip T Style, November 9

    The dozens of books that T writer Aatish Taseer read before his journey through Bolivia, Mongolia and Iraq, and what he learned from each pilgrimage.

  8. The Enduring, Transformational Power of Pilgrimage T Style, November 9

    The writer Aatish Taseer embarked on a journey through Bolivia, Mongolia and Iraq. What he learned was less a life-altering revelation and more a lesson in curiosity itself.

  9. Houthi Rebels Shot Down a U.S. Drone Off Yemen’s Coast, Pentagon Says Washington, November 9

    The downing of a Reaper drone, the mainstay of the American military’s aerial surveillance fleet, was the latest escalation of violence between the U.S. and Iran-backed groups in Yemen, Iraq and Syria.

  10. U.S. Strikes Iran-Linked Facility in Syria in Round of Retaliation Washington, November 8

    Drone and rocket attacks on U.S. forces have continued in recent weeks, prompting a second round of retaliatory airstrikes in eastern Syria.

  11. Cuestionado por las muertes en Gaza, Israel señala el saldo civil de las guerras de EE. UU. En español, November 8

    Las autoridades israelíes afirman que es imposible derrotar a Hamás sin matar inocentes, una lección que, según ellos, deberían comprender los estadounidenses y sus aliados.

  12. Climate Change Is Causing Severe Drought in a Volatile Mideast Zone, Study Finds Climate, November 8

    Syria, Iraq and Iran were parched by high temperatures that would have been “virtually impossible” without the effects of global warming, scientists said.

  13. Lesiones extrañas de una guerra secreta: los efectos de las explosiones de artillería En español, November 8

    Estados Unidos dirigió un feroz bombardeo contra el Estado Islámico en Siria e Irak que hizo mella en sus propias tropas. Estas son las claves de los hallazgos de una investigación del Times.

  14. Under Scrutiny Over Gaza, Israel Points to Civilian Toll of U.S. Wars Washington, November 7

    Israeli officials say it is impossible to defeat Hamas without killing innocents, a lesson they argue Americans and their allies should understand.

  15. Israel’s ‘Large Attack’ on Gaza, and More Podcasts, November 6

    Plus, Trump faces questioning in his fraud trial and a Times poll finds Biden trailing in swing states.

  16. Your Friday Briefing: Russia Doubles Down N Y T Now, May 5

    Moscow wants victories before its Monday holiday.