Middle East

The U.S. began helping the Saudis bomb their neighbor under President Barack Obama. Eighty advocacy groups asked Biden to make amends in a Monday message shared exclusively with HuffPost.
Iran's defense minister vowed to continue Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s work “with more speed and more power.”
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said there would be a "definitive punishment of the perpetrators and those who ordered it."
The scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was thought to have led the program in the early 2000s.
Well-informed observers told HuffPost they're increasingly confident a combination of progressives and hawks will send a big signal about changing U.S. foreign policy.
The State Department announced that goods produced in the settlements, which are considered illegal under international law, can be labeled as "Made in Israel."
One of the rockets struck close to the American Embassy. The attack signals an end to an informal truce announced by Iran-backed militias in October.
The president seemed to drop the idea after top advisers warned that military action may ignite a broader conflict.
The plan would run counter to military commanders’ advice, while still falling short of Trump’s much-touted goal to end America’s long wars.
Santa Claus came to the Dead Sea on Sunday ahead of the Christmas season.