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People’s freedom of peaceful assembly, expression face more restrictive government measures during pandemic, activists say
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Wed, 11/25/2020 - 09:23 PM
FILE - A tattoo is seen on a hand of a supporter of Italy's far-right Forza Nuova party during a demonstration in Rome, Italy, Nov. 4, 2017.
Global Terrorism Index cites significant rise in killings by far-right extremists, decline in lethality of attacks by radical Islamists
Namo Abdulla
Wed, 11/25/2020 - 06:52 PM
Afghan security checks a car destroyed in a rocket attack in Kabul, Afghanistan,Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Multiple rockets were…
James Stavridis, retired US Navy admiral, former military commander of NATO, talks to VOA about the US policy toward Afghanistan under a Biden administration
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Tue, 11/24/2020 - 08:06 PM
A Syrian boy holds the Iranian flag as a truck carrying aid provided by Iran arrives in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor on…
Experts say Iran broadening its presence in Iraq, Syria and beyond
Sirwan Kajjo
Mon, 11/23/2020 - 09:12 PM
In this Saturday, July 7, 2019, photo, Iranians take selfie around of the Persian Gulf Martyrs lake, west of Tehran, Iran.  A…
Nasibeh Shemsai left the Islamic Republic for Turkey and was arrested trying to flee into Spain illegally
Ezel Sahinkaya
Sat, 11/21/2020 - 08:46 PM
Portraits of Syrian detainees are seen at Koblenz court in Germany where trials started last June of two people alleged to be former Syrian intelligence officials involved in crimes against humanity inside Syrian prisons.  (Courtesy: Maimouna al-Ammar)
Maimouna al-Ammar, a Syrian activist says her two brothers have been imprisoned by the Syrian regime since 2012 and fears a COVID-19 outbreak will add to the agony of detained Syrians
Nisan Ahmado
Sat, 11/21/2020 - 09:59 AM
A member of the Iraqi security forces inspects the damage outside the Zawraa park in the capital Baghdad, Nov. 18, 2020, after volley of rockets slammed into the Iraqi capital breaking a month-long truce on attacks against the U.S. embassy.
Iraqi officials say at least three of seven rockets fired were intercepted by C-Ram system installed near embassy but some of them fell in nearby civilian areas, killing at least one child and injuring several others
Namo Abdulla
Thu, 11/19/2020 - 06:03 PM
Security forces inspect a damaged vehicle at the site of a bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov 16, 2020.
White House announcement heightens uncertainty among locals concerned about fate of peace process with Taliban militants
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Thu, 11/19/2020 - 09:53 AM
Tens of Thousands of Iraqi IDPs Could End Up Homeless as Government Shuts Camps
The Iraqi government has decided to close several camps for tens of thousands of internally displaced persons who had fled the war against Islamic State
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Tue, 11/17/2020 - 08:27 PM
Kurdish Authorities Release More Syrians From Al-Hol Camp
Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria have released a second group of Syrian nationals from a camp that also holds thousands of families of Islamic State fighters. VOA’s Zana Omer reports from al-Hol, Syria.
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Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence said in a statement last week that Habib Chaab, an Iranian Arab dissident, is now in the Iranian government’s custody
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Sun, 11/15/2020 - 09:47 PM
Vice President Joe Biden steps off a C-17 military transport plane upon his arrival in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, April 28, 2016…
While Iraqi leaders from across political spectrum welcome Biden's victory, some Iraqis fear return of Democrats may translate into greater influence for Iran and its violent proxy groups
Namo Abdulla
Fri, 11/13/2020 - 06:55 PM
Afghan families leave their houses after fighting between the Afghan military and Taliban insurgents in Helmand province,…
Officials say the approaching cold season could create 'a human tragedy' for thousands of residents who have fled the recent fighting between government forces and the Taliban
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Thu, 11/12/2020 - 10:25 PM
Displaced Afghans Worry About Living Conditions as Winter Approaches
Internally displaced families in the eastern Khost province are deeply concerned about their living conditions as temperatures plunge and weather conditions become rough
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Thu, 11/12/2020 - 12:40 PM
A policeman investigates a damaged car following a sticky bomb attack in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Nov. 12, 2020.
A roadside bomb ripped through a car carrying Azadi Radio reporter Elyas Dayee in Helmand province
Ayaz Gul
Thu, 11/12/2020 - 05:33 AM