Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:47:00 -0400Copyright: Copyright 2016 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:47:00 -0400Elliot Ackerman is a decorated former Marine who was an infantry officer in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004. He just returned to Fallujah on assignment for Esquire magazine and tells NPR's Kelly McEvers about the changes in the city after it was liberated from ISIS. He also visited the front lines in the battle for Mosul.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:32:00 -0400Sharbat Gula was around 12 years old when her image became the most famous National Geographic cover in the magazine's history. She's now in her 40s.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:06:00 -0400A third Iranian-American has received a harsh prison sentence in Iran — in what activists say is an attempt by hardliners to undermine the Iranian president's efforts to reach out to the West.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:15:00 -0400That's despite far fewer people making the treacherous passage. The U.N. says smugglers set people off on mass embarkations on "flimsy inflatable rafts that often do not make the journey."
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:05:00 -0400David Greene speaks with Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, who called what is taking place in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo, "crimes of historic proportions."
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:31:00 -0400The Iraqi army is battling its way through villages south of Mosul. Residents who fled say some local tribes are still with ISIS, and will be ready to fight to the death.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:28:32 -0400A coalition of various Iraqi fighters with assistance from the U.S. are continuing to push toward the ISIS held city of Mosul. Is the fight going according to plan? NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to Jessica Lewis McFate, research director at the Institute for the Study of War, about how it is going so far.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:06:00 -0400French security forces intend to dismantle the squalid camp that, despite its poor living conditions, has housed thousands of people who fled wars or poverty for a better life in Europe.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:00:00 -0400Motivational speaker Saed Karzoun has a tough sell in the West Bank as he tries to preach optimism and self-empowerment at a time when pessimism runs high among Palestinians.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400France will begin dismantling a migrant camp in Calais tomorrow. It's called "the Jungle" and it's home to thousands of migrants.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:11:15 -0400In Iraq, the battle for control of Mosul, the country's second largest city, has been raging for almost a week. There are differing narratives coming from the Pentagon and the front lines.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:00:00 -0400The Pentagon is predicting big victories soon over ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Even if that happens, the next U.S. leader will have figure out how to deal with a weakened, but still dangerous group.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:49:00 -0400In the first week of an Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul, the effort is slow and fraught with danger. Officials say the operation's on track, soldiers say it's more difficult than they were expecting.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:13:00 -0400Militants struck police stations and a power station in the northern city. In Mosul, the U.N. says it is concerned ISIS may be using civilians as human shields as Iraqi forces advance.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:00:01 -0400Palestinians are flocking to a string of Nutella cafés that have popped up in the region. The cafes offer a welcome refuge from the realities of living in a conflict zone.