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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:43:00 -0400Thousands of people have been arrested or dismissed under the current state of emergency after a failed coup attempt July 15. The date has been declared a national holiday for "democracy and freedom."
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:09:00 -0400The vote to override Obama's veto of a Sept. 11 lawsuit bill pits lawmakers from both parties against Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, the Senate has cleared the way for arms sales to the kingdom.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:09:00 -0400Like many founding fathers of Israel, he was born in Eastern Europe. After the Soviet Union collapsed, he returned in 1992 searching for his old family home.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:28:00 -0400Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says the increase, which brings the American total to about 5,000, anticipates a major operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0400After former Israeli President Shimon Peres' death, the country has been somber in remembrance. Leaders and mourners marked the passing of one of Israel's last remaining founders.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0400The Syrian regime and Russian forces have been bombarding the city of Aleppo, often hitting civilian targets in the process. An attack on a bread line is among the latest.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:58:00 -0400The legislation allows families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the Saudi Arabian government. The override is the first of Obama's presidency.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:09:00 -0400Peres served as prime minister three times, launched the country's nuclear program and won the Nobel Peace Prize. But his grandest goal, an Israel at peace with its Arab neighbors, eluded him.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:34:00 -0400The Syrian government and Russian air force are pounding Aleppo's rebel areas, while rebel fighters battle back. Hundreds of thousands of civilians are in the middle of an intensifying humanitarian disaster.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:48:00 -0400NPR reporters and editors annotated Monday night's debate as it happened. Read the final fact check, analysis and context here.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:21:00 -0400Khaled Khateeb wants to show the world the heroic efforts of the White Helmets — a search-and-rescue group in Syria that's the subject of a new Netflix documentary.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:57:00 -0400The aerial bombardment of eastern Aleppo by Syrian regime and Russian warplanes has reached a new level of ferocity. The attacks killed hundreds, overwhelmed hospitals and destroyed neighborhoods.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:18:00 -0400Trump affirmed his support for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a position that would reverse long-standing U.S. policy. Clinton committed to enforcing the nuclear deal with Iran.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:15:00 -0400The U.N. Secretary-General said he was "appalled by the chilling military escalation," and that the bombing of densely populated urban areas may amount to war crimes.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:30:00 -0400When an Israeli family was ambushed in their car in the West Bank, two Palestinians came to their aid. One is paying a price now, seen as aiding the enemy.