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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Thomas Erdbrink, the New York Times Tehran bureau chief, about the firefighters killed in the collapse of one of Tehran's best known high rise buildings.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:27:00 -0500American B-2 stealth bombers destroyed a nest of ISIS military camps in Libya late Wednesday, the Pentagon said. It's the latest in a long series of American airstrikes designed to set back the progress of the terror group's efforts to spread from its home base in Iraq and Syria. Libya has been in chaos since U.S. and European militaries helped depose its onetime ruler without replacing him with a viable new government.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:47:00 -0500The Plasco building, Iran's oldest high-rise, caught fire Thursday morning. As firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze, the 17-story structure crumbled on top of them.
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.