Middle East

FILE PHOTO: Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai visits the Lebanese embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 13…
Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai stressed the importance of Lebanon's neutrality, implicit criticism of the heavily armed Hezbollah over its support for Iran in conflicts with Sunni-led Gulf Arab states
Reuters logo
By Reuters
Sun, 07/12/2020 - 09:27
Security officers and Red Crescent workers are seen at the site where the Ukraine International Airlines plane crashed after…
The downing of the aircraft happened while Iran’s defense system was on high alert after one of the country’s top generals was killed in a U.S. missile attack in Iraq
VOA logo
Sun, 07/12/2020 - 08:03
FILE PHOTO: Boy holds a cardboard box of food aid received from World Food Programme in Aleppo's Kalasa district
Aid will flow through only one crossing point from Turkey into NW Syria, leaving 1.3 million people potentially without assistance
Margaret Besheer
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 20:37
A member of a humanitarian aid agency disinfects inside Ibn Sina Hospital as prevention against the coronavirus in Idlib, Syria, March 19, 2020.
The Syrian opposition and militant groups control the Idlib area, which is home to more than 3 million people, most of them displaced by the war and living in tent camps and overcrowded facilities
AP logo
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 07:21
Lawyers shout slogans outside the city's main courthouse during a protest, as the heads of Turkish lawyers' associations wait…
Critics say it will hamper lawyers' independence
AFP logo
By AFP
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 03:47
Funeral for Muslim Sect’s Spiritual Leader Draws Thousands to Sulaymaniyah
00:01:58
More than 500 Iranian Kurdish Sufis forced their way through the Iran-Iraq border to participate
Default Author Profile
Fri, 07/10/2020 - 23:06
FILE PHOTO: A man rides a motorbike past damaged buildings in the rebel-held town of Nairab
With only hours to go before authorization expires for the aid routes from Turkey to northwest Syria, two rival resolutions fail to be adopted in the Security Council, leaving the mission in limbo
Margaret Besheer
Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:12
Syria-bound trucks, loaded with humanitarian supplies, arrive at Turkish Cilvegozu border gate, located opposite Syrian…
With only hours to go before authorization expires for using two crossing points from Turkey into northwest Syria, the two powers have left aid to millions in limbo
Margaret Besheer
Fri, 07/10/2020 - 16:51
Muslims offer their evening prayers outside the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, one of Istanbul's main tourist attractions in the…
He brushes aside international warnings not to change status of nearly 1,500-year-old monument revered by Christians, Muslims alike
Reuters logo
By Reuters
Fri, 07/10/2020 - 15:37
An Israeli social worker holds a sign in Hebrew that reads, "shame," during a protest against the economic situation in the central Israeli town of Kfar Ahim, July 9, 2020.
Flippant comment by government official has become symptomatic of what is seen as a bloated and out-of-touch government, and a rallying cry for a series of anti-Netanyahu protests spreading across the country
AP logo
Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:38
FILE - A member of a non-governmental aid organization measures temperature as a preventive measure for coronavirus in Idlib, Syria.
Infection could be lethal for refugee camps in the region
VOA logo
Fri, 07/10/2020 - 07:32
Iranian Kurdish members of the Qadiriyya sect of Sufi Islam gather at the Bashmakh border crossing between Iran and Iraq on July
Video clips shared online showed hundreds of members of Muslim sect skirting health checks by running through border crossing from Iran to Iraqi Kurdish region on Thursday
Michael Lipin
Fri, 07/10/2020 - 04:35
Syrians line up to buy bread at a shop in the town of Binnish in the country's northwestern Idlib province on June 9, 2020. -…
Syrian economic crisis and new US sanctions challenge essential bread supply
VOA logo
Thu, 07/09/2020 - 18:33
A boy carries a portrait of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in the U.S. airstrike in Iraq,…
Targeted killing of Qassem Soleimani by US in drone strike January 3 at Baghdad International Airport is violation under international law, according to UN report
Lisa Schlein
Thu, 07/09/2020 - 16:41
How an Ancient Garment Has Survived and Thrived
00:03:07
USA
The caftan is perhaps one of the most traditional and enduring garments in fashion history
Julie Taboh
Fri, 07/10/2020 - 03:03

Special Project

More Coverage