Middle East

FILE - in this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 file photo, an Iraqi army soldier stand guard near a U.S.- made Iraqi Air Force F-16 fighter jet at the Balad Air Base, Iraq.
Iraqi Security Media Cell says security forces are taking measures to deter attacks
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June 19, 2019
Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London, Sept. 29, 2018.
Report says dissident journalist critical of Mohammed bin Salman was 'victim of a deliberate, premeditated execution' carried out by Saudi Arabia
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June 19, 2019
U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook speaks to VOA Persian at the State Department in Washington, May 9, 2019.
The U.S. special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook says President Donald Trump's Iran policy is ultimately aimed at bringing Tehran to the negotiating table
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June 19, 2019
FILE - The Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph, Oct. 14, 2014.
By global Netflix standards, its first original Arabic series "Jinn" hardly pushes the envelope, but when the show debuted last week, many Jordanians were shocked by cursing and kissing
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June 19, 2019
Getting ready for a street wedding, a worker in a Cairo neighborhood hangs a string of lights that is hooked up to overhead power lines. (H. Elrasam/VOA)
Egypt has been working to diversify its sources of electricity, building wind, solar and nuclear plants, in addition to boosting traditional oil and gas-fired energy production in a bid to end chronic power shortages.
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June 19, 2019
A person holds a picture of the late former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi during a symbolic funeral ceremony, June 18, 2019 at Fatih mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.
UN human rights office calls for prompt, impartial, transparent investigation into sudden death of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi in Cairo court, where he was on trial on espionage charges
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June 19, 2019
Protesters burn a representation of the U.S. flag during a rally against the U.S.'s decision to designate Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organization, after their Friday prayers at the Enqelab-e-Eslami (Islamic…
Hostilities are heating up between the United States and Iran and while President Donald Trump says he's not looking to go to war with Tehran, it's unclear how the standoff can be resolved
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June 19, 2019