Middle East

    Handout photo showing Mullah Mansur at Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) immigration office on the Pakistan-Iran-Afghan border. He passed through the usual entry/exit booth in front of a computer, five hours before his killing.

    Iran Denies Ties to Slain 'Terrorist' Taliban Leader

    Iranian envoy says cooperation with terrorist group like Taliban is out of the question 

    Syrian torture survivor Jalal Nofal. (Photo: Jamie Dettmer for VOA)

    Syrian Torture Victim Recounts Horrors

    'You make them think you have surrendered' says Jalal Nofal, a doctor who was jailed and survived repeated interrogations in Syria 

    FILE - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

    IAEA: Iran Complying with Nuclear Pact

    International Atomic Energy Agency says stockpiles of heavy water and uranium are within limits that were agreed upon last year 

    Internally displaced civilians from Fallujah flee their homes during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State group during a military operation to regain control of the city, outside Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, May 26, 2016.

    Escapees from Besieged Fallujah Get Emergency Aid

    Thousands of civilians in besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah have been caught between IS brutality and Iraqi government bombardment 

    FILE - Islamic State militants stand behind what are said to be Ethiopian Christians in Libya, in this still image from an undated video posted to a social media website on April 19, 2015.

    Islamic State's Ability to Inspire Violence Worries US Officials

    Homeland Security official tells lawmakers of 'new phase in the global terrorist threat' 


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