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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:50:00 -0500President Obama is the first president to serve eight years with the U.S. at war nonstop, from beginning to end. Donald Trump now inherits ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:33:00 -0500President-elect Trump will inherit ongoing conflicts with no end in sight when he takes the oath of office — a brutal fight against the Islamic State and a never-ending stalemate in Afghanistan.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:26:00 -0500The suspect was identified as a citizen of Uzbekistan born in 1983. Istanbul's governor says Abdulgadir Masharipov was trained in Afghanistan and appeared to have entered Turkey illegally.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:23:00 -0500Under President Obama, the detainee population has gone from 242 to 45. But he hasn't closed Guantanamo as pledged, and Donald Trump has called for more suspects to be sent to the prison in Cuba.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:46:00 -0500The ruling is an embarrassment for Egypt's government, and a cause for celebration for protesters who saw the proposed handover as an incursion on Egypt's sovereign territory.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:58:00 -0500Analysts are looking back on the Iran nuclear deal. It was a year ago that sanctions were lifted, prisoners exchanged and the inspections of Iran's nuclear program came under full operation.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:11:00 -0500The conference, attended by 70 diplomats including Secretary of State John Kerry, nevertheless did not include leaders from the two sides the diplomats mean to reconcile: Israel and Palestinians.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:41:00 -0500After four months of fighting, Iraqi forces have reached the Tigris River that divides Mosul. But it's been slow going and there's plenty of fighting ahead in the densely packed city in northern Iraq.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:06:00 -0500Researchers from the University of Oregon wanted to know if the emotional response to the image translated into greater charitable support for Syrian refugees.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:36:00 -0500Driven to save his culture, an ethnic Assyrian living in Britain is recording ancient tales of adventure sung by modern-day bards. The songs echo stories from ancient Greece to the Bible.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500After Steve Flatow's daughter was killed in a terrorist attack, he wanted justice. He embarked on a legal quest to get the right to sue a country: Iran.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:29:00 -0500NPR'S Kelly McEvers speaks to Wall Street Journal Pentagon reporter Michael Phillips about how American and Russian jets have nearly collided over Syria.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:49:00 -0500The explosions near the parliament building in Kabul killed at least 30 people and injured at least 70. Bombings in two other provinces Tuesday also caused multiple casualties.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:36:00 -0500At least 30 people are dead and another 70 injured in a bombing near the Afghan Parliament in Kabul on Tuesday.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:16:00 -0500Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's death leaves the moderate wing in Iran without one of its strongest voices. His death comes just months before an election that will test President Hassan Rouhani.