Middle East

A police officer stands outside Turkey's parliament near the Turkish military headquarters in Ankara, Turkey, July 16, 2016. Forces loyal to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan quashed a coup attempt in a night of explosions, air battles and gunf
The regional governor’s office blamed the early morning explosion on Kurdish rebels
AP logo
Wed, 04/08/2020 - 05:41
An Emirati trader checks the stocks on the screen at the Dubai Financial Market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 8…
OPEC countries plus Russia are expected to meet Thursday to try to reduce world production as prices plumb historic lows in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic
Edward Yeranian
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 23:33
A woman carries jerry cans to fill them up with water at the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp for the displaced where families of…
Accounts shared with humanitarian groups reveal confusion, hopelessness 
Jeff Seldin
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 19:57
People check damage in a street following an airstrike by Syrian government forces in the town Maarrat Misrin, in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, Feb. 25, 2020.
Human rights groups criticized the report as well as the United Nations for restricting the investigation to a narrow line of inquiry
RFE/RL logo
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 12:59
The streets of the Jordanian Capital are seen empty after the start of a nationwide curfew, amid concerns over the coronavirus.
Strict measures in the country protect not only citizens but also hundreds of thousands of war refugees
Default Author Profile
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 13:06
A general view shows almost empty streets, during the 24 hours lockdown to counter the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in…
The country of some 30 million has so far reported 2,795 cases and 41 deaths, the highest in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council
Reuters logo
By Reuters
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 14:26
Police arrest doctors demanding facilities and prevention kits to attend to coronavirus patients, in Quetta, Pakistan.
The 47 doctors protested in Quetta, the capital of southwestern Baluchistan, , when they were detained.
AP logo
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 12:09
Locals examine a street recently hit by a bomb in Tripoli, Libya, March 27, 2020. (Courtesy of resident Mohammed Kikly)
Tripoli residents are living under a 19-hour-a-day lockdown to try to prevent coronavirus pandemic from spreading beyond 18 cases and 1 death reported as of April 6
Heather Murdock
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 14:35
Christians in the Holy Land Prepare to Celebrate Easter
Along with one third of the world under lockdown to try to stop the COVID virus, Christians in the Holy Land are preparing for a very different kind of holiday
Linda Gradstein
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 08:55
FILE - In this Monday, March 30, 2020 file photo, Iraqi health ministry workers carry a coffin of a person who died from…
Across the Middle East and parts of South Asia, bereaved families have faced traumatic restrictions on burying their dead amid the pandemic
AP logo
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 09:44
FILE - In this Thursday, March 26, 2020 file photo, a boy carries a box of matzos for Passover that he picked up from his…
Social distancing and other guidelines means few holiday traditions this year
Default Author Profile
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 06:36
A Syrian refugee woman puts a face mask on a boy as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, in al-Wazzani area, in southern Lebanon, March 14, 2020.
Human rights groups say restrictions do not apply to Lebanese citizens and could both undermine country’s public health response and endanger refugees’ health
Default Author Profile
Mon, 04/06/2020 - 12:37
Map of Baghdad, Basra and Karbala, Iraq
Reuters reports the site of the attack 'has been largely empty in recent weeks because of the evacuation of nearly all foreign personnel due to the coronavirus crisis'   
VOA logo
Mon, 04/06/2020 - 07:43
In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani delivers a message for the Iranian New Year, or Nowruz, in Tehran, March 20, 2020.
President Rouhani said that large gatherings will still be banned as the country battles a COVID-19 outbreak 
VOA logo
Sun, 04/05/2020 - 12:54
FILE - Protesters, some wearing face masks, march during an anti-government rally in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah, March 1, 2020.
More than a dozen casualties among Iraqi security forces reported in Nasiriya after protesters flout curfew, attack checkpoints
Edward Yeranian
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 13:39

Special Project

More Coverage