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Federal Judge Blocks U.S. From Transferring Citizen Held In Iraq To Another Country

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:50:00 -0400

U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan issued the preliminary injunction Thursday evening, minutes before an 8 p.m. deadline to stop the transfer of the man.

Saudi Arabia Is Lifting Its Longtime Ban On Movie Theaters

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:31:00 -0400

Saudi Arabia is ending a three-decade ban on cinema. Black Panther screened for an invitation-only crowd last night. A look at Saudi showbiz finds filmakers eager to light up the big screen.

Russia Works To Rescue The Lost Children Of ISIS Fighters

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:22:30 -0400

The government-backed effort seeks to reunite the wives and children of ISIS fighters with family in Russia. Many of the thousands of Russian Muslim men who joined ISIS were killed in the fighting.

After U.N. Team Comes Under Fire, Not Clear When Inspectors Will Enter Douma

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:28:00 -0400

Syrian state media said Tuesday that international inspectors had entered the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack. But the chemical weapons watchdog group OPCW now says that's not true.

Armenia's Ancient Motal Cheese Makes Its Way Into The Modern Age

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:19:02 -0400

A college student gives a commercially extinct cheese from Armenia a shot at new life, and tourists in a remote mountainous region of the tiny country get a taste of something unique and regional.

Syria Says Chemical Weapons Watchdog Group Has Entered Douma

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:34:00 -0400

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons would not confirm whether its inspectors have entered Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack earlier this month.

The Challenges Of Weapons Inspections In Syria

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 05:16:00 -0400

Inspectors haven't yet been to Douma, where the Syrian regime allegedly carried out a chemical attack. Noel King talks with former weapons inspector Jerry Smith, who worked in Syria in 2013.

White House Clarifies Policy On Syria

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:02:00 -0400

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he convinced President Trump to stay in Syria "long-term," but the White House says the administration's policy on Syria remains unchanged.

Chemical Weapons Inspectors Still Awaiting Access To Site Of Alleged Chemical Attack

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:19:00 -0400

NPR'S Ari Shapiro speaks with British Ambassador Peter Wilson about the investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons into the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Why No World Power Really Wants To Topple Syria's Assad

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:56:00 -0400

The Syrian leader has few friends. Yet after seven years of devastating war in his country, he's in a position of relative strength and there's no realistic alternative to his continued rule.

Chemical Weapons Inspectors Haven't Reached Douma. Finger-Pointing Has Begun

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:11:00 -0400

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said a team of nine inspectors arrived in Damascus on Saturday but hasn't been allowed to go to the site of the alleged chemical attack.

U.S. Pastor Goes On Trial In Turkey, Further Straining Relations

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:36:00 -0400

Andrew Brunson faces up to 35 years in prison on charges of aiding groups that Turkey blames for a failed coup in 2016. He is among thousands accused of having links to cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Iraqis Protest U.S.-Led Airstrikes Against Syria

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:09:00 -0400

Slogans were shouted and American and Israeli flags burned in protests in three major Iraqi cities following a call from a former leader of an anti-U.S. militia.

Analysis Of U.S.-Led Airstrikes On Syria After Suspected Chemical Attack

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:01:00 -0400

Noel King talks to Kori Schake, who served on President George W. Bush's National Security Council, about the U.S. military strategy in Syria after President Trump launched airstrikes.

How Long Will U.S. Forces Stay In Syria?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:01:00 -0400

The White House says President Trump still wants to pull troops from Syria as soon as possible. This follows weekend airstrikes after allegations that Syria used chemical weapons on civilians.