Talk of a Peace Plan That Snubs Palestinians Roils Middle East

Talk of a Peace Plan That Snubs Palestinians Roils Middle East

Even if the account proves incomplete, it has gained currency with enough players in the Middle East to deeply alarm Palestinians and raise suspicions about Mr. Trump’s efforts. On top of that, advisers have said the president plans to give...
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Lebanon’s Vanishing Prime Minister Is Back at Work. Now What?

Lebanon’s Vanishing Prime Minister Is Back at Work. Now What?

Now Mr. Hariri is at home once again — and everyone is trying to figure out what comes next. “Where do we go from here?” said Nadim Munla, senior adviser to Mr. Hariri. “Everybody is monitoring Iran and Hezbollah, and...
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The Upstart Saudi Prince Who’s Throwing Caution to the Winds

The Upstart Saudi Prince Who’s Throwing Caution to the Winds

But analysts around the region debate whether the headlong rush might be driven more by a desire to consolidate power before a possible royal succession, desperation for cash to pay for his plans or simply unchecked ambition to put his...
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Ritz-Carlton Has Become a Gilded Cage for Saudi Royals

Ritz-Carlton Has Become a Gilded Cage for Saudi Royals

Advertisement From the stately rows of palm trees on its 52-acre grounds to the grand double staircase to the glittering ballroom chandeliers, it is easy to see why the six-year-old Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, has played...
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Trump’s Bid to End Saudi-Qatar Stalemate Ends in Recriminations

Trump’s Bid to End Saudi-Qatar Stalemate Ends in Recriminations

But Friday’s phone call between the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, and the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, seemed to underscore only how hard it might be to settle the angry, often petty, dispute....
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Saudi King’s Son Plotted Effort to Oust His Rival

Saudi King’s Son Plotted Effort to Oust His Rival

And the collection of so much power by one young royal, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has unsettled a royal family long guided by consensus and deference to elders. “You may have now such a concentration of power within one branch...
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