1. Russia Exerts Growing Influence in Africa, Worrying Many in the West World, Yesterday

    The Kremlin is increasing arms sales, security pacts and training programs as the American defense secretary weighs withdrawing troops from the continent.

  2. France Judges Dead Jihadists but Refuses to Repatriate the Living World, January 26

    With public opinion firmly against allowing the return of those who left to fight in Syria and Iraq, the French justice system finds itself facing the strange concept of the “ghost trial.”

  3. The Wrong Track for Confronting Iran Opinion, January 20

    The Arab Middle East is far too weakened and divided to support a Trump administration strategy for containing the Islamic republic’s ambitions.

  4. ISIS Wife’s Return to Norway Divides Government World, January 20

    A woman and her children were retrieved from a detention camp in Syria, spurring debate at home after she was charged with being part of a terrorist organization.

  5. Why ISIS Is Delighted That Suleimani Is Dead Opinion, January 14

    The jihadists are poised for a comeback.

  6. France Summons African Leaders, Threatening Troop Pullout World, January 12

    Facing hostility in five former colonies over a stalled fight against extremists, President Emmanuel Macron has taken a harsh public stance. Few expect him to follow through.

  7. As U.S.-Iran Tensions Flare, Iraq Is Caught in the Middle World, January 10

    After U.S. airstrikes killed an Iranian leader, Iraq’s Parliament voted to expel American forces. Some Iraqi officials say that would be disastrous for Iraq.

  8. Bomb Blast Claimed by ISIS Kills at Least 15 in Pakistan Mosque Used by Taliban World, January 10

    The bomb, which tore through Friday evening prayers at a mosque in Quetta, Pakistan, also injured at least 18 more, with many in critical condition.

  9. Trump Has a Bizarre Idea of Winning Opinion, January 8

    Let’s tally up the results of his efforts with Iran.

  10. Missile Strike Damage Appears Limited, but Iran May Not Be Done World, January 8

    Iran said its bombings in Iraq had “concluded proportionate measures” against the United States, but officials around the region said that did not mean it was done maneuvering.

  11. Trump Falsely Claims That Ukraine Aid Arrived ‘Ahead of Schedule’ U.S., January 7

    The president also made inaccurate claims on Tuesday about ISIS fighters and his record on the Iraq war.

  12. A One-Word Accusation Swirls Around Trump’s Deadly Strike: Assassination World, January 7

    Allegations that killing Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani crossed a line draw on two definitions of the term — one legal, one colloquial — whose dissonance reveals how far executive power has expanded.

  13. The Nightmare Stage of Trump’s Rule Is Here Opinion, January 6

    Unstable and impeached, the president pushes the U.S. toward war with Iran.

  14. How U.S. Troops Are Preparing for the Worst in the Middle East World, January 6

    The Pentagon has directed about 4,500 troops to the region atop the roughly 50,000 already there as tensions rise with Iran. They are reinforcing their outposts, bases and airfields.

  15. Qasem Soleimani, maestro de la intriga de Irán, creó un eje chiita de poder en Medio Oriente en Español, January 6

    ¿Quién era el general iraní asesinado el 3 de enero? Como figura clave en los esfuerzos expansionistas de su país, su muerte podría instaurar un nuevo capítulo de tensiones geopolíticas en la región.

  16. Trump Hurts an Ally and Helps the Terrorists Opinion, January 5

    The administration has sacrificed a crucial relationship with Iraq at the altar of a dangerous policy on Iran.

  17. Pompeo Warns Iran’s Leaders U.S. Could Attack Them if They Retaliate World, January 5

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo added to President Trump’s earlier message that the U.S. might attack Iran if it took hostile actions against American interests for the strike on Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani.

  18. U.S.-Led Coalition Halts ISIS Fight as It Steels for Iranian Attacks U.S., January 5

    American forces in Iraq and Syria will now focus on protecting themselves.

  19. Conflict With Iran Threatens Fight Against ISIS World, January 4

    The American assassination of a top Iranian commander may make it impossible for American forces to stay in Iraq. That could ease an ISIS comeback.

  20. Qassim Suleimani, Master of Iran’s Intrigue and Force, Dies at 62 Obituaries, January 3

    The commander helped direct wars in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, and he became the face of Iran’s efforts to build a regional axis of Shiite power.

  21. Qassim Suleimani, Master of Iran’s Intrigue, Built a Shiite Axis of Power in Mideast Obituaries, January 3

    The commander helped direct wars in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, and he became the face of Iran’s efforts to build a regional bloc of Shiite power.

  22. After Embassy Attack, U.S. Is Prepared to Pre-emptively Strike Militias in Iraq World, January 2

    Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, who issued the warning after an American contractor was killed by an Iranian-supported militia, said, “The game has changed.”

  23. Shock Waves From American Airstrikes in Iraq May Have Just Begun Opinion, January 1

    Retaliation against an Iran-backed militia set off anti-American protests that could strengthen Iran’s hand.

  24. U.S. Intelligence Agencies Prepare to Pull Back Officers From Africa U.S., December 30

    An expected withdrawal of military forces would lead the C.I.A. and other agencies to reduce their presence, leaving some officials and experts fearful of a gap in stopping terrorist threats.