A top White House official recently traveled to Damascus for secret meetings with the Assad regime, marking the first time such a high-level U.S. official has met in Syria with the isolated government in more than a decade, according to Trump...
Dion NissenbaumSemi-official Syrian newspaper confirms @wsj reporting and says White House official and Trump’s point man on hostages met with Syrian intel chief. Paper says US officials have made repeated trips to Damascus in recent months.
U.S. and Saudi Arabian officials say Americans held by Houthi militants in Yemen were liberated as part of a U.S.-backed trade that will return more than 200 of the group’s loyalists to the fractured Middle East country.
After an Aug. 4 explosion rocked Lebanon’s capital, a reporter wonders if he made a mistake by bringing his daughter into harm’s way.
Dion NissenbaumOur four-year-old daughter will forever have scars from the Beirut blast imprinted on her body. People say we’re heroes for protecting her that day. But are we? Will she ever forgive us for taking the risk to move to Lebanon?
I turned back to the injured girl. Never in my medical career had I ever left a patient in need. I have been in war zones, from Afghanistan to Gaza to Iraq, but never with my four-year-old daughter. The reality of the situation was swimming into...
The Trump administration is preparing to impose anticorruption sanctions against prominent Lebanese politicians and businessmen in an effort to weaken Hezbollah’s influence in the aftermath of last week’s explosion in Beirut’s port, according to...
WSJ’s Dion Nissenbaum returned to his apartment in Beirut to assess the damage from the deadly explosion that injured his daughter and ripped through his neighborhood. In this video, he shares what he went through and reports on the aftermath....
Dion NissenbaumAs Beirut began to clean up today after the deadly blast, I returned home to see what happened to our neighbors. Our neighbor across the hall took the full brunt of the blast in his face. Here's a look at life in one of the hardest hit neighborhoods
In a desperate attempt to preserve their life savings, many well-off Lebanese are sinking money into Land Rovers, ski chalets and expensive artworks, triggering an unlikely boom at the top end of the luxury market.
A United Arab Emirates commercial airline flew its first publicly acknowledged direct flight from its capital of Abu Dhabi to Israel, a milestone in relations between two Middle East nations with no formal diplomatic ties.
The U.S. military in Afghanistan carried out an airstrike against Taliban militants, the first since the Trump administration signed a deal with the militant group aimed at extricating America from 18 years of war.
Dion NissenbaumHours after Trump said he had a "good chat" with a Taliban leader, the US military accused the group of "squandering" an opportunity for peace by resuming major attacks in Afghanistan. The uptick in violence is imperiling a four-day-old US-Taliban deal
The U.S. and the Taliban signed a historic deal meant to end America’s longest war and pave the way for Afghan factions to bring 18 years of costly fighting in their country to an end. President Trump says he will meet personally with Taliban...
The U.S. has formed ties with Houthi rebels who seized control of Yemen’s capital, in the clearest indication of a shift in the U.S. approach there as it seeks to maintain its fight against a key branch of al Qaeda.
Iran demonstrated its willingness to directly confront American military might in the Middle East, with a pre-dawn attack on U.S. forces in Iraq that appeared calibrated to avoid further escalation and presented Washington with a decision about how...
U.S. military officials watched live drone feeds last month that appeared to show Turkish-backed Arab gunmen targeting civilians during their assault on Kurdish fighters in Syria, attacks the Americans reported to their commanders as possible war...
Dion NissenbaumEXCLUSIVE: US forces watched drone feeds with alarm as Turkish-backed forces in Syria appeared to target civilians. The reports of possible war crimes went to top US military and diplomatic leaders in DC, where Trump meets Erdogan tomorrow.
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham weighs in on Syria's invasion of Turkey, a State Department report finding hundreds of violations in Hillary Clinton's email scandal and the Trump-Ukraine controversy.
Dion NissenbaumSen. Graham says US is looking to launch a joint-venture with the Kurdish forces in Syria and run the oil fields together. Also says US wants a DMZ between Turkey and Kurds, patrolled by international forces, with US air support
President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops left thousands of Kurdish allies alone and outgunned, upended Middle East policy and empowered Washington’s adversaries.
Dion NissenbaumWhen Kurdish families turned up at main US base in Syria seeking sanctuary from Turkish invasion, soldiers turned them away. Inside Trump administration’s attempts to avoid its Fall of Saigon moment in Syria. @IsabelColes @nancyayoussef