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Saturday, July 25, 2015
The sun has very nearly set on Beirut, and in a bar called Anise, they're mixing the first cocktail of the evening.
There's vodka, vermouth and iced glasses. And next to the bunches of mint for mojitos are sage, wild oregano, rosemary and the Lebanese favorite, za'atar, a kind ...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
She goes by the name Helly Luv and made her latest music video — a tribute to Kurdish fighters battling ISIS — as bullets flew in a front-line village. But not everyone is happy with her style.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Lebanon serves as a good reflection of the Middle East, and it's buzzing with the news of the Iran nuclear deal.
Friday, July 10, 2015
#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom share pieces that have kept them reading. They share tidbits using the #NPRreads hashtag — and on Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.
This week, ...
Sunday, July 05, 2015
Editor's Note: An attacker opened fire on a beach in Tunisia and killed 38 people on June 26. NPR's Alice Fordham went to cover the story. She used to live in Tunisia and reflects on how the country's changed in recent years.
Two years ago, I first went to the ...
Thursday, July 02, 2015
The Islamic State is a Sunni Muslim group. Yet many Sunnis have abandoned their homes and fled areas where ISIS has taken over in Iraq. But that doesn't mean Shiites welcome them with open arms.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Despite the attack on the beach last week, many tourists say they're going to finish their vacations in Tunisia as a sign of solidarity with the country.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Tunisian authorities ordered some mosques closed and banned some fringe Islamist political parties. Some Tunisians support the moves, while others fear the government is overreacting.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
The self-declared Islamic State claimed responsibility for Friday's attack, which killed 38 people at a beach resort in Tunisia. Most of the victims were foreigners, many of them British tourists.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
A soldier blames poor leadership for the recent loss of Ramadi. A pair of generals blame everything from corruption to a lack of training and weapons. Will this ever be an effective fighting force?
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Al-Qaida's Yemen affiliate announced on Tuesday that its leader Nasir al-Wahishi was killed by a U.S. drone strike last week. He was also the second-in-command to overall chief Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Monday, June 08, 2015
A year after the Iraqi city of Mosul was captured by self-declared Islamic State militants, there's indication the Iraqi government and its U.S. ally are ready to try to take it back.
Monday, June 08, 2015
The Islamic State remains in full control a year after capturing the city. Relatively few ISIS fighters are visible, but they have imposed strict rules on all aspects of life.
Friday, June 05, 2015
Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's former foreign minister, dies in jail in Iraq. He was 79.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Veteran diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi has taken on tough gigs, but being an envoy to Syria during the civil war topped them all. He now works with The Elders, a group of global leaders working for peace.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
In northern Lebanon, a complex of sweeping buildings designed by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer reminds people of more peaceful times.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
The dirt roads on the border between Syria and Lebanon wind across a mountain range dotted with little wild flowers.
It's windswept and deserted except for a few hilltop outposts with clumps of gray tents, machine-gun nests and flags that fly the green and gold colors of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement.
Friday, May 22, 2015
No one ever said marriage was easy, but in Lebanon, it's even harder: The country has 15 sets of matrimonial laws for 18 different religions and sects. Activists want the right to civil marriages.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has taken the Syrian city of Palmyra, known for its well-preserved antiquities. It also has gas fields and roads across the Syrian desert.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
With a victory in Ramadi, the Islamic State controls a city just 70 miles from Baghdad. Many civilians are on the move, and Iraq's armed forces are again looking weak.