Middle East

Israeli soldiers drive military vehicles during an exercise in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights near the border with Syria,…
Israel last week acknowledged attacking Iran-linked targets in Syria along the Golan Heights after spotting a squad planting roadside bombs near one of its positions
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Tue, 11/24/2020 - 08:18 PM
A man carries a table near a destroyed house in the country side outside the town of Kalbajar on November 23, 2020. -…
Armenia agreed to hand over three districts around Karabakh – Aghdam, Kalbajar and Lachin – as part of the deal that stopped an Azerbaijani offensive
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Tue, 11/24/2020 - 06:56 PM
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a joint news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (not pictured) at…
Prime Minister Khan recently admitted his government is under diplomatic pressure to establish relations with Israel
Ayaz Gul
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 05:38 PM
A woman holds the hand of a Yemeni child suffering from malnutrition as he lies in a bed at a treatment centre in the country's…
Starvation is an "agonizing and humiliating death," says official
Heather Murdock
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 03:26 PM
(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on October 23, 2020 shows (L to R) an Israeli flag during a rally in the coastal…
Sudan is the third Arab government looking to improve relations with Israel with Washington's support
Naba Mohiedeen
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 01:28 PM
FILE - A man holds a placard during a vigil in memory of Giulio Regeni, who was found murdered in Cairo, Egypt, in January of 2016, in downtown Rome, Italy, Jan. 25, 2017.
Italian prosecutors investigating 2016 death of Giulio Regeni are reportedly set to request authorization for a trial-in-absentia of several Egyptian security officials
Jamie Dettmer
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 11:30 AM
Undated image of U.S.-based Iranian-German dissident Jamshid Sharmahd with members of his family. (Courtesy, Sharmahd family)
In VOA Persian interview, US-based daughter of dissident Jamshid Sharmahd said an Iranian lawyer hired by her family in October has been barred by Iran from meeting her father
Michael Lipin
Tue, 11/24/2020 - 10:05 AM
A police officer walks by the nose of Pan Am flight 103 in a field near the town of Lockerbie, Scotland where it lay after a bomb aboard exploded on Dec. 21, 1988.
Pam Am Flight 103 was blown up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in December 1988 en route from London to New York, an attack that killed 270 people
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By Reuters
Mon, 11/23/2020 - 11:24 PM
FILE - In this April 25, 2019, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves the Tokyo Detention Center in Tokyo. A Japanese court…
Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found that Ghosn's detention in Japan in late 2018 and early 2019 was 'arbitrary' and called on Japan's government to 'take necessary steps to remedy situation'   
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Mon, 11/23/2020 - 07:06 AM
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2020, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits a new coronavirus lab at Ben-Gurion…
Saudi officials deny the reports; Netanyahu himself refuses to comment
Linda Gradstein
Mon, 11/23/2020 - 04:52 AM
FILE PHOTO: Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al Mekdad speaks during a news conference in Damascus, Syria March 10, 2018…
Mekdad, 66, had been deputy foreign minister since 2006
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By Reuters
Sun, 11/22/2020 - 11:53 AM
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan takes part in a video conference during the G20 Leaders' Summit 2020 hosted by Saudi Arabia,…
Turkey's drilling activities in a disputed part of the eastern Mediterranean have raised tensions with the EU as Turkey locked in a dispute with and Greece and Cyprus over the extent of their continental shelves and hydrocarbon resources
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Sun, 11/22/2020 - 09:35 AM
This handout photo provided by G20 Riyadh Summit, shows Saudi King Salman, center, and the rest of world leaders during a…
World leaders pledged to ‘spare no effort’ to ensure broad access to vaccine  
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Sun, 11/22/2020 - 08:10 AM
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
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets with the Taliban's Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (C-R) and members of his negotiating team, in the Qatari capital Doha, Nov. 21, 2020.
Top diplomat says US will help negotiators ‘where we can’ to reach peace deal in Afghanistan
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Sat, 11/21/2020 - 10:59 AM

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