Middle East

GOP Gov. Greg Abbott calls the socially conscious company "disgraceful" for its decision not to sell in the Israeli-occupied territories.
Previous efforts at a moment of silence for the 1972 athletes and coaches were rejected.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE are both accused of human rights abuses — but Biden seems to believe that should only matter for the Saudis.
The global investigation by 17 media organizations found that leaked data suggests oppressive governments use the cyberweapon Pegasus to silence dissent.
Journalist Adel Al-Hasani told HuffPost how the UAE and its allies in Yemen tried to silence him, and warned of further human rights violations.
An Iranian intelligence officer and three members of an Iranian intelligence network have been charged in Manhattan with plotting to kidnap a prominent opposition activist.
Two health officials said more than 100 people were also injured.
A Defense Department spokesperson said the actions were “necessary to address the threat and appropriately limited in scope.”
The U.S. secretary of state and Yair Lapid met in Rome as part of a push to create a lasting alliance between the two countries.
The World Health Organization is recommending that everyone, even the fully vaccinated, continue to wear masks because of the highly transmissible variant.