Supporters of the Iran-backed Kataeb Hezbollah militia burn representations of Israeli, U.S. and British flags during a protest…
Iraq’s pro-Iran militias vow to continue fighting US until all American troops have left the oil-rich country
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Sat, 09/19/2020 - 08:42 PM
FILE - The U.S. Department of Justice headquarters building is seen in Washington, July 13, 2018.
Observers say criminal charges against Iranian companies and individual hackers behind IRGC-directed cyberattacks and data theft are likely to undercut recruitment
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Fri, 09/18/2020 - 08:15 PM
FILE - U.S. soldiers load onto a Chinook helicopter to head out on a mission in Afghanistan, Jan. 15, 2019.
But the former commander of the US Central Command, General Joseph Votel, adds that the US and its allies have 'significant military capabilities' in the region that could respond in case of increased violence in Afghanistan
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Thu, 09/17/2020 - 02:34 PM
Qatar's Ambassador to the U.S. Sheikh Meshal Bin Hamad Al-Thani is seen in an official photo posted on the website of the Qatari Embassy in Washington, D.C. (
Qatar has no objection to normalizing ties with Israel if there is a commitment to a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians, Sheikh Meshal Bin Hamad Al-Thani tells VOA
Nisan Ahmado
Wed, 09/16/2020 - 05:57 PM
Black Lives Matter protester Jaborey Burns (C) rides around with members of the Texas Guerrillas as they patrol a Black Lives…
Last December, the Department of Homeland Security issued a strategic framework on countering terrorism and targeted violence, singling out domestic terrorism as a growing threat
Masood Farivar
Wed, 09/16/2020 - 07:15 AM
Iraqi security forces carry out a raid in Basra
UN estimates more than 10,000 IS fighters are active in Iraq and Syria
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Mon, 09/14/2020 - 08:46 PM
An Afghan woman cries next to the grave of her daughter, adorned with her picture, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan,…
The deal commits all US troops to leave the South Asian country within 14 months, ending what has become America’s longest war  
Ayaz Gul
Mon, 09/14/2020 - 04:53 PM
Abdullah Abdullah, center, chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, attends the opening session of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, in Doha, Qatar, Sept. 12, 2020.
Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents continue to clash, reportedly killing scores, including civilians, in the past two days
Ayaz Gul
Sun, 09/13/2020 - 08:02 PM
Afghan Civilians: Cease-fire Top Priority for Intra-Afghan Talks
The Afghan government and the Taliban started intra-Afghan talks Saturday in Doha, Qatar. Afghan civilians say that both sides should agree to an immediate cease-fire. VOA’s Hikmat Sorosh reports from Kabul.
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Sun, 09/13/2020 - 12:40 AM
Intra-Afghan Talks Begin in Qatar
Discussions are expected to focus on a permanent cease-fire and power-sharing arrangement in Afghanistan
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Sat, 09/12/2020 - 10:53 PM
Afghans Say US Still Has Counterterrorism Goals 19 Years After 9/11
The U.S. announced Wednesday it would reduce its troop levels in Afghanistan from 8,600 to 4,500 by November. Afghans say that 19 years after 9/11, however, the U.S. has not achieved all of its counterterrorism goals in Afghanistan. VOA’s Sayed Hasib Maudoodi reports from Kabul. 
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Fri, 09/11/2020 - 06:33 PM
FILE - Russian troops with military vehicles are seen on patrol outside the town of Darbasiyah in Syria's northeastern Hasakeh province, on the border with Turkey, Nov. 1, 2019.
The local population in northeast Syria rejected attempts by Russian forces to expand their military presence in that part of the war-torn country
Sirwan Kajjo
Thu, 09/10/2020 - 09:02 PM
Map of Tripoli Lebanon
In a rare move, the Trump administration blacklisted two former Lebanese ministers, sending a message to politicians that their alliance with militant group Hezbollah comes at a risk
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Wed, 09/09/2020 - 09:34 PM
Iraqi people walk on a U.S. flag in a protest after an airstrike at the headquarters of Kataib Hezbollah militia group in Qaim,…
The US on Wednesday seized websites for Al-Etejah TV, a channel affiliated with pro-Iran radical Shiite group, Kataib Hezbollah, but the channel’s content remained accessible on TV and social media
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Sun, 09/06/2020 - 03:11 PM
A general view of Zakho, Iraq October 11, 2017. Picture taken October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
Iraqi Kurdistan, a US partner in the fight against the Islamic State, has moved against independent media amid dissent over the struggling economy
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Sat, 09/05/2020 - 10:19 PM