Subscribe: NPR Topics: Middle East
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade A rated
Language: English
city  eastern ghouta  eastern  ghouta  isis  mattis  middle east  military  npr  people  prince  saudi  syria  syrian  trump administration 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: NPR Topics: Middle East

Middle East : NPR

Middle East news, arts, culture, and politics. Updates on Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Iran, OPEC, and the Persian Gulf states NPR streaming audio. Subscribe to the Middle East RSS feed.

Last Build Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:58:20 -0400

Copyright: Copyright 2018 NPR - For Personal Use Only

Turkish Forces Seize Syrian City of Afrin

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:58:20 -0400

The Turkish military has taken control of Afrin, a city in northwestern Syria. An advocacy group says nearly 200,000 people have been displaced by the fighting.

Saudi Prince May Have Trouble Finding U.S. Investors After Anti-Corruption Campaign

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:14:00 -0400

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince begins a tour of the U.S. next week to try and drum up foreign investment. That may be a hard sell after 200 princes and wealthy businessmen were detained at a luxury hotel in Riyadh for three months as part of the prince's anti-corruption campaign.

U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes In Iraq, Killing 7 People

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:47:00 -0400

There are no survivors from the crash of the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter. U.S. military officials say the aircraft went down after hitting a power line in western Anbar province.

Syrian War Enters 8th Year, Trailing Smoke And Suffering In Its Wake

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:47:00 -0400

Civilians outside Damascus and in Afrin marked the dark anniversary as they have all the others: by trying to survive.

Saudi Crown Prince Is Hiding His Mother, U.S. Officials Say

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:37:32 -0400

They say it shows his willingness to solidify his role as Saudi Arabia's next king. U.S. intelligence analysts reportedly think he believes his mother opposes his rise to the throne.

Dozens Of Westerners Join Kurds To Fight ISIS In Syria

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:47:38 -0400

While hundreds of Americans have tried to join ISIS, the Kurdish People's Protection Units, also known as YPG, have recruited people around the world to fight against the extremist group in Syria.

Defense Secretary Mattis Sends More Troops To Afghanistan With Hopes To End War

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:14:00 -0400

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is traveling in the Middle East after a two-day trip to Afghanistan. NPR's David Welna is traveling with Mattis and talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about the Trump Administration's goals to end the war there.

Turkey, Allies Say They Have Laid Siege To Syrian Border City Held By Kurds

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:49:14 -0400

The Turkish military and aligned Syrian rebels have seized the city's "areas of critical importance" — a move that marks a new phase in Turkey's weekslong campaign against Kurdish fighters in Syria.

Trump Administration Denies Asylum To Some 100 Iranian Christians

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 06:54:00 -0400

The Trump administration has blocked a program that has brought thousands of members of religious minorities from Iran to the U.S. Refugee advocates say some are now stranded in Austria.

Assad-Backed Syrian Forces Split Rebel-Held Ghouta Into 3

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 05:00:00 -0400

The Syrian government and its allies have advanced into eastern Ghouta. Civilians trapped in these ever shrinking areas say they are living in terror of what will happen next.

Mattis Aims To Curb Iran's Influence On The Arabian Peninsula

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 05:00:00 -0400

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is in Oman to discuss U.S. efforts to block Iranian arms shipments to Houthi rebels in Yemen. U.S. special forces are fighting al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

In 'No Turning Back,' The 'Epic' Journeys Of Four Syrians In Wartime

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 08:16:24 -0400

Journalist Rania Abouzeid has had a front-row view of the Syrian conflict since its beginning. Her new book tracks people through the six chaotic years following the first peaceful protests.

Syrian Army Seizes More Ground In Eastern Ghouta

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 12:07:35 -0500

The government onslaught on the rebel-held city intensified Saturday. Officials say they've captured Mesraba, effectively cleaving the area into three isolated parts.

Shelling Continues In Eastern Ghouta

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 08:07:51 -0500

There's talk of a ceasefire to allow food into ravaged Eastern Ghouta in Syria, which has been under siege for five years. NPR's Don Gonyea speaks to Mouaid El Deen about what life is like there.

Meet The French Priest Documenting Crimes Committed By ISIS Against Yazidis

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:19:00 -0500

Father Patrick Desbois has spent a decade uncovering the forgotten, mass graves of the 2 million Jews murdered by the Nazis in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. Now he's using his same techniques to document crimes committed by ISIS against the Yazidis.