Middle East

Exiled Iranian crown prince Reza Pahlavi gives an exclusive TV interview to VOA Persian in Washington about his vision for a future governmental system for the Islamist-ruled nation on April 14, 2021. (VOA Persian)
Iranian monarchists, republicans welcome comments by US-based Reza Pahlavi in VOA Persian interview, but say he also raised new questions about his political future
Siamak Dehghanpour
Tue, 04/20/2021 - 03:29 AM
European External Action Service (EEAS) Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora and Iranian Deputy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs…
Iran and the world powers have been meeting in Vienna since early April to work on steps that must be taken to bring back Tehran and Washington into full compliance with the accord
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By Reuters
Mon, 04/19/2021 - 07:46 PM
People gather at the site where a passenger train derailed injuring at least 100 people, near Banha, Qalyubia province, Egypt, April 18, 2021.
Kamel el Wezir, seen on video inspecting rails at site of accident, says that someone removed metal rail and replaced it with a piece of wood
Edward Yeranian
Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:23 PM
Children walk out of a building during the handover of orphaned children, whose parents were suspected of belonging to the Islamic State group, to a Russian delegation by Syrian Kurdish officials, in Syria's northeastern city of Qamishli, April 18, 2021.
Handover of children, between ages of three and 14, took place after meeting in city of Qamishli between local officials and Russian government delegation  
Sirwan Kajjo
Mon, 04/19/2021 - 09:29 AM
FILE - Brig. Gen. Mohammad Hosseinzadeh Hejazi attends a military parade in Tehran, Iran, Nov. 26, 2006.
Brig. Gen. Mohammad Hosseinzadeh Hejazi served as deputy commander of the Quds force of Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard
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Sun, 04/18/2021 - 07:31 PM
FILE - A Greek national flag flutters as a formation of fighter jets fly over Athens, Greece, April 4, 2017. Israel and Greece on Sunday signed their biggest ever defense procurement deal.
Israel says agreement would strengthen political and economic ties between the two countries as their air forces launched a joint exercise
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Sun, 04/18/2021 - 07:17 PM
FILE - An Iraqi army soldier stand guard near a U.S.-made Iraqi Air Force F-16 fighter jet, at the Balad Air Base, Iraq, Feb. 13, 2018.
Two foreign contractors and three Iraqi soldiers injured in attack north of Baghdad; no immediate claim of responsibility; US routinely blames Iran-linked militias
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Sun, 04/18/2021 - 06:58 PM
An increasing number of deadly rail accidents in recent years in Egypt have been blamed on poor maintenance and infrastructure, April 18, 2021. (Hamada Elrasam/VOA)
Railway authorities say that at least four train wagons ran off their tracks at the city of Banha in Qalyubia province Sunday
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Sun, 04/18/2021 - 03:50 PM
Parliament Speaker Hammouda Sabbagh heads a parliament session to discuss upcoming presidential election in Damascus, Syria…
Second election in the shadow of civil war seen as likely to keep President Bashar Al-Assad in power   
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Sun, 04/18/2021 - 07:28 AM
Map of Earthquake in Iran
There are no immediate reports of casualties
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Sun, 04/18/2021 - 04:05 AM
Syrian refugee Ayesha al-Abed, 21, holds and kisses her daughter Rayan, 18 months old, before she breaks her fast on the first…
Half the Syrian refugee families surveyed suffer from food insecurity
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Sun, 04/18/2021 - 03:55 AM
FILE - Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, attends a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna, Austria, Sept. 1, 2020.
Tehran's chief negotiator says ‘new understanding’ apparently emerging among participants
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Sat, 04/17/2021 - 12:00 PM
FILE - Fighters ride in pickup trucks as forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed government clash with Houthi rebels in al-Jadaan, in Yemen's Marib governorate, Nov. 22, 2020.
Airstrikes, shelling and crossfire in the northern governorate have killed and injured scores of people, and badly damaged civilian infrastructure and property
Lisa Schlein
Sat, 04/17/2021 - 11:10 AM
Oscar-Nominated Documentary ‘Hunger Ward’ Chronicles Child Famine in Yemen 
Filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald, chronicles doctors’ struggle to save lives of starving children
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Sat, 04/17/2021 - 03:29 AM
Bayern's Lucas Hernandez, left, is challenged by Tigres' Andre Gignac during the Club World Cup final soccer match between FC…
The Persian Gulf nation is facing a resurgence of virus cases and deaths despite progress in its mass vaccination programme, forcing authorities to impose a nationwide lockdown
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Fri, 04/16/2021 - 10:03 PM

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