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Members of a humanitarian aid agency disinfect Ibn Sina hospital as prevention against coronavirus in the city of Idlib, Syria,…
Opposition-controlled Idlib has limited number of hospital facilities to deal with pandemic
Edward Yeranian
Sat, 03/28/2020 - 17:20
People in protective clothing walk past rows of beds at a temporary 2,000-bed hospital for COVID-19 coronavirus patients set up…
The poisonings come as fake remedies spread across social media in Iran
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 07:22
Houthi troops ride on the back of a police patrol truck after participating in a Houthi gathering in Sanaa, Yemen February 19,…
Talks collapsed between Yemen's warring sides, leading to conflict escalation
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 22:30
In this Sept. 22, 2011 photo, members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard march in front of the mausoleum of the late Iranian…
Treasury Department officials sanction 20 companies and individuals as part of Iranian 'web' of illicit activity in Iraq, Syria and Yemen
Jeff Seldin
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:06
In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, Saudi King Salman chairs a video conference of world leaders from the Group of 20 and other international bodies and organizations, from his office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 26, 2020.
Summit of G-20 leaders follows virtual meeting of G-20 finance ministers on Monday
Edward Yeranian
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 13:44
Turkish Vocational Students Step-up to Help Amid Disinfectants and Masks
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A handful of Turkish vocational school students are trying to deal with that shortage by making masks and disinfectant materials themselves.
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 11:53
More than 11 million Syrians are displaced at home or abroad, with many having fled their homes several times. Some are pictured here in Manbij, Syria, Feb. 21, 2020. (Heather Murdock/VOA)
Crises and stories are being missed as aid workers and journalists are isolated at home or unable to travel
Heather Murdock
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 12:14
French President Emmanuel Macron, right, attends a videoconference with G20 leaders to discuss the coronavirus disease outbreak…
The virus has shuttered businesses and forced well over a quarter of the world's population into home isolation
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 10:04
TOPSHOT - A picture taken on March 17, 2020, shows a billboard displaying protective measures against the Coronavirus in the…
While residents of many other countries are counting on a government bailout, that's not an option in the country teetering on the edge of bankruptcy 
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 08:56
 FILE- An FBI poster showing a composite image of former FBI agent Robert Levinson (right) of how he would look like now after five years in captivity, and an image (center) taken from the video, released by his kidnappers, and a picture before he wa...
A White House says that the U.S. administration believes Bob Levinson may have passed away in Iran 'some time ago' 
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 08:33
In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali…
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's comments come as Iran faces crushing U.S. sanctions blocking the country from selling its crude oil and accessing international financial markets
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 07:44
People queue in line to receive packages for precautions against COVID-19 coronavirus disease provided by the Basij, a militia loyal to Iran's Islamic republic establishment, from a booth outside Meydane Valiasr metro station in Tehran, March 15, 2020.
American companies have been blocked from doing business with Iran and Venezuela for almost two years, after the Trump administration unilaterally pulled out of Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 07:42
COVID-19 Diaries: Life Gets Harder for World’s Most Vulnerable People
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As journalists, our duty is often to witness the suffering of families torn apart by wars and other disasters.  Now, as millions of people around the world stay home to try to slow the spread of coronavirus, for many of the world’s most vulnerable people, life is getting even harder.  Humanitarian and government workers cannot help if they cannot leave their homes and more often than ever before in modern history, journalists are not on the scene.  VOA’s Heather Murdock reports from Istanbul.
Heather Murdock
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 03:21
US Cites Possible Break in Levinson Case
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Levinson disappeared on March 9, 2007, when he was scheduled to meet a source on the Iranian island of Kish.
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Wed, 03/25/2020 - 20:44
In this Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 photo, Israeli Parliament Speaker Yuli Edelstein, left, speaks with Oklahoma businessman Steve…
Resignation of Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein clears way for opposition to move forward with efforts in parliament to topple Benjamin Netanyahu as PM
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Wed, 03/25/2020 - 16:25

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