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Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:11:57 -0400The fighters are allegedly killing civilians who refuse to comply with their instructions or who they suspect are loyal to the Iraqi security forces, the U.N. human rights chief says.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400In a program backed by the Israeli president, a large accounting firm tries to hire more of Israel's Palestinian-Arab citizens for management jobs.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:00 -0400NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Justin Forsyth from UNICEF about the bombing of a school complex in northwest Syria.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:13:00 -0400"Some people cursed the Assad regime. Some invoked God. And others didn't say a word," a witness tells NPR. Schools have been hit repeatedly during Syria's war and this is one of the worst incidents.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:16:00 -0400The European Union is giving the cards to Syrian refugees in Turkey. It's a massive project that will provide about $30 a person per month to the struggling families.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:09:00 -0400A Doctors Without Borders exhibit leads visitors through a simulation during which they're crowded onto a tiny boat and led through stifling hot tents and makeshift latrines.
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.