Erdogan claims lead amid contested vote count in Turkey election

A pivotal election between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu was thrown into chaos late Sunday amid a dispute over the vote count.

By Kareem Fahim, Murat Oztaskin and Zeynep KaratasMay 14, 2023

How one family escaped the war in Sudan — and what they carried with them

“We have a big desert, they can use it. But they didn’t," one resident said. "They chose to fight in the middle of the city.”

By Siobhán O'Grady and Heba Farouk MahfouzMay 14, 2023

Israel and Islamic Jihad agree to cease-fire, ending five-day conflict

Israel and Islamic Jihad, the Gaza-based militant group, agreed to a cease-fire Saturday night, ending a five-day bout of violence that killed at least 35 people.

By Shira Rubin, Steve Hendrix and Hazem BaloushaMay 13, 2023

Erdogan’s political path from mayor to one-man rule of Turkey

Sunday’s election could decide the future of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has moved toward one-man rule while wielding power on the world stage.

By Mikhail KlimentovMay 13, 2023

What is Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the militant group Israel is targeting in Gaza?

Stakes are high as a new phase of the Israeli-Palestinian crisis unfolds, with Islamic Jihad emerging as an influential force in Gaza and the West Bank.

By Miriam BergerMay 12, 2023

Facing toughest election in years, Turkey’s Erdogan lashes out

Erdogan's rancorous rhetoric reflects the pressures and peril of an election unlike any other during his two decades as Turkey's dominant political figure.

By Kareem FahimMay 12, 2023

Israel and Gaza militants face off for fourth day amid scramble for truce

At least 31 people have been killed in Gaza, a Palestinian enclave blockaded by Israel and Egypt, since Israeli airstrikes began Tuesday against the Islamic Jihad.

By Louisa LoveluckMay 12, 2023

Will Turkey’s elections be free and fair? Here’s what to know.

Even as their country sinks deeper into authoritarianism, Turks love to vote — and have a real chance of reshaping their country’s politics.

By Claire ParkerMay 12, 2023

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A chronology

The recent flare-up of violence between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip has brought new attention to an old problem.

By Brian Murphy, Adam Taylor and Sammy WestfallMay 11, 2023

Here’s how rockets from Gaza test Israel’s Iron Dome

Amid intensifying tensions, a familiar sound returned to southern Israel: the blare of rocket sirens and the explosions of Iron Dome interceptors.

By Adam Taylor and Brittany ShammasMay 11, 2023

Israel deals new blows to Islamic Jihad as Gaza violence rages on

Cease-fire negotiations remain suspended as Israeli forces have targeted members of the Islamic Jihad leadership with 25 Palestinians killed so far, and Gaza militants lobbed rockets into southern and central Israel.

By Steve Hendrix, Shira Rubin and Hazem BaloushaMay 11, 2023

Gaza militants launch rockets toward Tel Aviv after deadly Israeli strikes

The rocket attacks by Gaza militants were the first sign of promised retaliation for Israeli airstrikes that have killed at least 20 people over the past two days.

By Steve Hendrix, Shira Rubin and Hazem Balousha May 11, 2023

Here’s how rockets from Gaza test Israel’s Iron Dome

Amid spiraling violence sparked by clashes in Jerusalem, a familiar sound has returned to southern Israel: the blare of rocket sirens and the explosions of Iron Dome interceptors.

By Adam TaylorMay 10, 2023

Turkey elections: Erdogan’s challenger vows to end ‘authoritarian rule’

“Turkey is a country of prohibitions," Kemal Kilicdaroglu told The Post in an interview this week. "When we are in power, Turkey will be a country of freedom.”

By Kareem Fahim and Zeynep KaratasMay 10, 2023

An Erdogan defeat would mark a victory for liberal democracy worldwide

“If [President Recep Tayyip Erdogan] loses power via elections, that will give a lot of people hope that the autocratic surge can be reversed,” Turkish politics expert Gonul Tol said.

By Ishaan TharoorMay 10, 2023

3 militant leaders, 12 others reported killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza

Israel said the commanders were responsible for recent terrorist attacks. The Palestinian Health Ministry said women and children were among the dead.

By Steve Hendrix, Shira Rubin and Niha MasihMay 9, 2023

A year after journalist’s killing, report finds pattern of Israeli inaction

The killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, likely by an Israeli soldier, has become another example of Israel’s ability to sidestep accountability, according to a new report.

By Steve HendrixMay 9, 2023

Why Turkey’s upcoming elections matter so much for the world

On May 14, Turks head to the polls in a pivotal election that could unseat President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after 20 years in power.

By Sarah DadouchMay 8, 2023

Israel readies ‘kosher electricity’ for ultra-Orthodox households

The special program would construct massive battery banks in and around Heradi communities to provide them power without violating Sabbath restrictions.

By Steve HendrixMay 7, 2023

Iran hid weapons among earthquake aid to target U.S. troops, leak says

THE DISCORD LEAKS | Iran and its affiliates moved swiftly to capitalize on the February earthquake that left tens of thousands dead, U.S. intelligence alleges.

By Alex Horton, Mustafa Salim and Steve HendrixMay 7, 2023