Protesters chant slogans and hold a placard reading in Farsi "Your mistake was unintentional, your lie was intentional," during an anti-govenrnment rally outside Amir Kabir University, in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 11, 2020.
Iran’s news coverage of a public backlash to the government’s false denials of responsibility for downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet this month has exposed a growing split in state media ranks
Michael Lipin
Tue, 01/28/2020 - 23:24
Iran Plane Crash Cover-Up Shows Widening Split in State Media
IRIB, Iran’s giant state broadcaster, made no apology for disseminating the false denials and found itself under severe criticism from smaller, officially licensed news websites that acknowledged being misled by Iranian officials and asked readers for forgiveness
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Tue, 01/28/2020 - 22:52
FILE PHOTO: A soldier from Burkina Faso participates in a simulated raid during the U.S. sponsored Flintlock exercises in…
As African region battles extremism, trafficking and ethnic violence, countries ask for help from the US and European allies
Sirwan Kajjo
Tue, 01/28/2020 - 01:47
FILE - Protesters deface an American flag during an anti-U.S. rally over the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 3, 2020.
While the world was bracing for a major confrontation between the two longtime foes, some experts say Twitter messages from both sides helped mitigate a potentially explosive situation and allowed for some back-channel diplomacy to take its course
Sirwan Kajjo
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 21:05
Image shows two Kwai app users accused of violating the app rules and called to the Dagkar County office under Tsolho Tibetan Pr
Sinicization is a term used by China critics referring to a process by the Communist Party to bring groups that are traditionally non-Chinese under the influence of the ruling Han Chinese
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 23:57
Afghan women wearing burqas from a polio immunisation team walk together during a vaccination campaign in Kandahar on October…
The World Health Organization says Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria are the only countries in the world where polio has not been eliminated
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 03:03
Police anti-terror unit Special Detachment 88 escort suspected militants before a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia,…
Government is discussing ways to deal with hundreds of citizens — foreign fighters and their family members — with alleged ties to terrorism who have been detained abroad
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Wed, 01/22/2020 - 21:44
Afghan Government Says Full Cease-fire Key to Peace Talks
Afghan Taliban announced a 7 - 10-day cease-fire with US troops and a reduction in violence against Afghan forces but government is skeptical
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Wed, 01/22/2020 - 08:16
FILE - Taliban delegation leaving after peace talks with Afghan senior politicians in Moscow, Russia May 30, 2019.
Sediq Sediqqi, spokesperson for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, says Taliban’s commitment to anything short of full cease-fire will not produce desired outcome
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Wed, 01/22/2020 - 07:59
Blackhawk helicopters are parked at a U.S. military base at undisclosed location in Eastern Syria, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. A…
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor that has researchers inside the country, reported that US forces didn’t allow Russian military vehicles to use a major road between two Kurdish-held towns in Syria’s northeast
Sirwan Kajjo
Tue, 01/21/2020 - 20:07
FILE - People walk past debris following airstrikes by government forces, in the town of Ariha, Idlib province, Syria, Jan. 15, 2020.
Syrian government forces, backed by Russia, and rebel fighters in the in the country's northwestern province remain engaged in fighting after truce brokered last week by Russia and Turkey
Sirwan Kajjo
Sun, 01/19/2020 - 16:31
This picture shows Yahya Kurban and Amina Kurban standing in the garden of their apartment complex in Urumqu, the capital city of Xinjiang, China. (Photo courtesy Hankiz Kurban)
VOA interviewed several ethnic Uighurs of different nationalities who said they or their family members faced detention upon arriving in China
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Sat, 01/18/2020 - 02:06
Kosovo police officers escort a man (C) suspected of having fought with Islamist insurgents in Syria and Iraq as they arrive at…
Some experts say Kosovo's proactive approach is a unique example with considerable success in facing the dilemma of IS foreign fighters
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Wed, 01/15/2020 - 20:53
Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr delivers a sermon to worshippers during Eid al-Fitr prayers marking the end of the fasting…
Al-Sadr, whose political list won the most seats in the Iraqi 2018 legislative elections, has used his popularity in the past to draw thousands of zealous supporters to the streets
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Tue, 01/14/2020 - 19:37
Protesters chant slogans and hold a placard reading in Farsi "Your mistake was unintentional, your lie was intentional," during an anti-govenrnment rally outside Amir Kabir University, in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 11, 2020.
Protests enter third day in several cities across country, as anger shifts from United States for killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani January 3, to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which admitted its role in the downed airliner after days of denial
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Mon, 01/13/2020 - 19:40