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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:24:14 -0400Journalist Ahmed Rashid talks about Friday's attack on an Afghanistan military base. More than 100 people are reported dead making it the deadliest attack there since 2001.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:34:00 -0400The field has been chosen for the Iranian presidential election in May. The pragmatist incumbent president will face a hard-line challenger, and the race could impact the international agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:34:00 -0400NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, about the on-the-ground scene of famine in South Sudan and other countries.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:34:00 -0400NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Mohamed Soltan, an Egyptian-American who was previously imprisoned in Egypt for political reasons, about the release of Aya Hijazi, the Egyptian-American aid worker who was imprisoned in Egypt for nearly three years.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with novelist, essayist and activist Elif Safak following the referendum vote in Turkey that expanded the president's powers.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is stressing efforts against Iran and changing the U.S. tone in the region with visits to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel. Human Rights are lower on the agenda.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:01:00 -0400Steve Inskeep talks to Trita Parsi, an Iran scholar, who warns of dire consequences if Trump officials renege on the nuclear accord and reverse a pledge to ease sanctions against Tehran.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0400The Al Fatih Academy in Virginia is one of about 270 Islamic schools in the U.S. The staff aim to give their students a well-rounded education and promote civic awareness.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:01:00 -0400Emirates said the recent restrictions on visas and electronic devices had dampened consumer demand. The Dubai-based carrier will pare back flights to five of the 12 U.S. cities it serves.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:30:00 -0400NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Iran expert Raymond Tanter, who served on the National Security Council under President Reagan and was involved in arms control talks from 1983 to 1984, about the Trump administration's re-examination of the Iran nuclear deal.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:28:00 -0400Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tells Congress that the Trump administration will take another look at sanctions to see if lifting them was in line with U.S. national security interests.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:07:00 -0400Defense Secretary James Mattis is traveling to Saudi Arabia at the start of a trip to several countries in the Middle East. We look at what the trip means for U.S. foreign relations.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:36:00 -0400Egyptian authorities say no tourists were involved but one security officer was killed and four others injured. The ancient monastery is about 130 miles from the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0400Half of private donors to Syrian students are funding educational technology, a report says. It's not necessarily what schools need, one co-author says, considering they may lack reliable electricity.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 05:04:00 -0400After three years in detention, Egypt has cleared Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker accused of child abuse and human trafficking. The case was emblematic of Egypt's crackdown on aid groups.