Commando Raids on ISIS Yield Vital Data in Shadowy War

Risky Special Operations missions targeting midlevel figures can prove valuable for unearthing information about the Islamic State’s inner circle.

Man Charged With Stabbing Officer at Airport Had Tried to Buy a Gun, F.B.I. Says

By CHRISTOPHER MELE and MATTHEW HAAG June 22, 2017 A Montreal man charged with stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport on Wednesday tried to buy a gun before the attack but was denied, the authorities said on Thursday. The man,...

Police Officer Stabbed at Michigan Airport in ‘Act of Terrorism’

By JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH and MATT STEVENS June 21, 2017 A 50-year-old Canadian man stabbed a transit police officer in the neck and back on Wednesday morning at an airport in Flint, Mich., in what the authorities called an “act of...

Saudi Arabia Tries to Ease Concerns Over Civilian Deaths in Yemen

Riyadh is training its military to help prevent civilian casualties and taking other steps that amount to conditions on $110 billion in proposed weapons sales.

Year After Pulse Massacre, Blessings and Frustrations Abound

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ June 10, 2017 ORLANDO, Fla. — Leonel Melendez leans in as he sips coffee at his bagel shop here, and politely asks: “What? I couldn’t hear you.” He is deaf in his left ear, and a hearing aid turbocharges his right...

Trump Has Busy Day in Vortex of Middle East Relations

The president’s bid to be a peacemaker between Qatar and neighbors, and a daylong effort to express sympathy to Iran, show the region’s complexities.