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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak is a free man for the first time in six years. He was freed from house arrest at a military hospital after being cleared of claims he ordered Arab Spring protesters shot.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:31:00 -0400Some Islamic institutions in the U.S. were founded by brotherhood members or sympathizers. Community leaders say ties with the Islamist movement were cut long ago; conservatives suspect otherwise.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:51:00 -0400Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was freed Friday morning after six years in detention. His lawyers say he has left a military hospital where he has essentially been under house arrest.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:10:09 -0400Comedian Negin Farsad traveled all over the U.S. to clear up misconceptions about Islam while making people laugh. She calls this form of activism "social justice comedy."
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:10:09 -0400Maysoon Zayid teases herself for all the ways she's different: she has cerebral palsy, she's Muslim, she's Palestinian. By making us laugh at it, she gets us to think about acceptance.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:10:09 -0400When comedian and TV host Sandi Toksvig came out as gay in the early 1990s, she used humor to recover from the onslaught of vitriol.Today, she says, humor can help bring about social change.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:19:00 -0400Hosni Mubarak, 88 and ailing, was acquitted by Egypt's top appeals court of charges that he ordered police to kill anti-government protesters in 2011.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:32:00 -0400Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul writes poems to capture his longing for his troubled homeland.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:27:00 -0400The conflict has created chronic mental pain in a country with few mental health specialists. Dr. Hassum Jefee-Bahloul, a Syrian psychiatrist who now lives in the U.S., has a plan to help.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:06:00 -0400The U.S. considers deploying hundreds more American troops to Syria in the final phase of the war against ISIS — one that could reshape borders and relationships in the Middle East.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:41:00 -0400An Israeli teenager has been arrested in connection with a series of bomb threats made to American Jewish community centers and other organizations. Police described the suspect as a hacker whose motives are unclear.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:02:00 -0400Decades ago, an orchard in Washington state began producing "Aplets & Cotlets," a version of a confection based on childhood memories and hard work — and still beloved in the Pacific Northwest.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:17:00 -0400Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is hosting officials from 68 countries to discuss how best to take on ISIS. "As a coalition we are not in the business of nation-building or reconstruction," he said.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:38:00 -0400ISIS's single largest stronghold was the Iraqi city of Mosul, which was where their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, announced the creation of what he called a caliphate in 2014. NPR takes a look at the coalition effort to retake the city.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:35:00 -0400Monitor groups allege a strike by U.S.-led forces leveled a school near ISIS' de facto capital in Syria. The coalition says there's no indication it was responsible but it will investigate.