Middle East

United Nations (UN) arms experts and opposition fighters are seen in Damascus' eastern Ghouta suburb on August 29, 2013, as UN…
There was no immediate comment from the Syrian government
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Mon, 04/12/2021 - 09:07 AM
FILE - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, second from right, listens to the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi while visiting an exhibition of Iran's new nuclear achievements in Tehran, Iran.
The attack Sunday at Natanz comes as world powers try to negotiate a return by Iran and the U.S. to Tehran's atomic accord
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Mon, 04/12/2021 - 08:09 AM
Jordan's King Abdullah II and members of the royal family including former crown prince and half-brother Prince Hamza pray at…
A photo and video showing the family together reciting the opening chapter of the Quran appeared to be aimed at sending a message of unity at a sensitive time for the kingdom
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Mon, 04/12/2021 - 03:07 AM
FILE - A woman checks a phone app reporting sexual harassment and misconduct allegedly committed by Ahmed Bassam Zaki, in Cairo, Egypt, July 15, 2020.
In second verdict, court convicts former American University in Cairo student Ahmed Bassam Zaki of attempted rape and drug possessions, atop of punishment for previous sexual misconduct offenses
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Sun, 04/11/2021 - 09:31 PM
FILE - A farmer collects eggplants with his workers on a field on Tuti Island, Khartoum, Sudan, Feb. 14, 2020.
Riyadh has committed to contributing $3 billion in a joint fund for investments in Sudan, according to officials in Khartoum
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Sun, 04/11/2021 - 06:04 PM
FILE - This file photo released Nov. 5, 2019, by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, shows centrifuge machines in the…
Incident damaged centrifuges at nuclear facility
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Sun, 04/11/2021 - 04:51 PM
FILE PHOTO: Libya's new Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh, speaks during a news conference in Tripoli, Libya February 25, 2021…
Libya's new unity government was sworn in on March 15 from two warring administrations that had ruled eastern and western regions, completing a smooth transition of power after a decade of violent chaos
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Sun, 04/11/2021 - 11:46 AM
Jordan's King Abdullah II and members of the royal family including former crown prince and half-brother Prince Hamza pray at…
Images showed a group of Hashemite royals at a mausoleum where their ancestors are buried, on the 100th anniversary since the founding of the kingdom
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Sun, 04/11/2021 - 10:20 AM
Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin, right, and Israeli Secretary of Defense Benny Ganz elbow-bump before their meeting in Jerusalem, April 11, 2021. (Twitter/@SecDef)
Meeting in Tel Aviv, US and Israeli defense ministers express commitment to collaborating on Iran
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Sun, 04/11/2021 - 07:38 AM
Ishaaq Kremed, a tamarind juice seller, calls on customers in the covered Hamidiyah market in the old part of the capital…
Syria's economic crisis has sent prices soaring and caused the national currency to plummet in value against the dollar on the black market
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Sat, 04/10/2021 - 07:20 PM
Jordan's Prince Hamzah (C) arrives for an event in downtown Amman, Jordan, Sept 9, 2015.
The whereabouts and situation of the two Middle Eastern royals remains shrouded in mystery
Lisa Schlein
Sat, 04/10/2021 - 12:39 PM
Among the findings are jars that once stored meat, wine and water for travelers, in Luxor, Egypt, April 10, 2021. (Hamada Elrasam/VOA)
Egyptian archeologists call it the most important finding in nearly 100 years, when King Tut's tomb was discovered
Hamada Elrasam
Sat, 04/10/2021 - 11:34 AM
US, Iran Praise 'Constructive' Indirect Talks
Despite warnings that no quick breakthroughs are expected, both U.S. and Iranian officials are praising indirect talks in Vienna that are aimed at reviving the 2015 international Iran nuclear deal
Cindy Saine
Fri, 04/09/2021 - 10:04 PM
LGBTQ Members Face Threats in Iraqi Kurdistan
Members of the LGBTQ community in Iraqi Kurdistan say they face threats from both society and the government, prompting them to leave the country
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Fri, 04/09/2021 - 06:08 PM
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 file photo released by Tasnim News Agency, a seized South Korean-flagged tanker is escorted…
Iran seized the vessel in January
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Fri, 04/09/2021 - 05:17 AM

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