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The prime minister of the Palestinian Authority resigned yesterday. What comes next

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The Palestinian prime minister in the occupied West Bank has announced that he is resigning, as pressure mounts for the moribund leadership to reform and possibly take charge of Gaza after the war.

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Yemen's reaction to the Houthi attacks on ships that have drawn U.S. strikes

Thursday, February 08, 2024

Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea have drawn U.S. strikes in Yemen, dredging up traumatic memories of the country's recent civil war. But many Yemenis still support the attacks.

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North Korea is ramping up missile tests as Kim Jung Un weighs war with South Korea

Thursday, February 01, 2024

North Korea test-fired cruise missiles from its western coast for the third time this week, as Kim Jung Un warns of war with South Korea. Is it rhetoric or has North Korea decided to go to war?

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Why a high number of Israeli soldiers in Gaza have died by friendly fire or accidents

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Nearly one fifth of all Israeli soldier deaths in Gaza have been due to accidents or friendly fire. Military experts say that number is high even for urban conflict.

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In 'The Fury' Alex Michaelides wants to turn the murder mystery genre on its head

Thursday, January 18, 2024

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to author Alex Michaelides about his new murder mystery, The Fury.

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Maine's mass shooting has renewed calls for stricter gun laws

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Historically, efforts to tighten gun laws in Maine have been ignored by lawmakers. But after a mass shooting last year left 18 people dead, activists say renewed calls for reform now have greater traction.

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How can the U.S. contain the growing conflict in the Middle East?

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Ari Shapiro interviews former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes about the expansion of the conflict in the Middle East and what the U.S. can do to contain it.

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Why Houthis target ships

Friday, December 22, 2023

Houthi rebels in Yemen vow to continue attacking vessels passing through the Red Sea in response to Israel's war in Gaza.

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What the war in Gaza means politically for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

Thursday, December 21, 2023

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Mairav Zonszein, the Senior Israel Analyst for the International Crisis Group, about what the war in Gaza means politically for Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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An Israeli man remembers his Gazan friend

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

A Palestinian living in Gaza and a Jewish Israeli bonded over their hopes for peace and dreamed of one day getting a coffee together. But with one killed in the war in Gaza, that's now impossible.

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How U.S. alignment with Israel in Gaza could be undermining American interests

Monday, December 04, 2023

The U.S. is aligned with Israel as it responds to Hamas' Oct. 7 attack. Some say supporting Israel is undermining U.S. interests as Israel airstrikes have killed thousands of Palestinian civilians.

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U.S. officials warn Israel to protect Palestinian civilians, but Biden says little

Monday, December 04, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, about whether Biden's open support for Israeli military action in Gaza may be nearing its limit.

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Susan Glasser on whether Biden will maintain his support for Israel

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Susan Glasser about Biden's position after the Hamas attacks and Israel's response and the challenges U.S. presidents face in dealing with the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

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Why Hamas and Israel reached this moment now — and what comes next

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

The conflict is expected to escalate even further in the coming days. But for now, Hamas sees itself with the upper hand.

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How Israel and Hamas reached this point — and what comes next

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Times of Israel correspondent Tal Schneider and University of Maryland professor Shibley Telhami about how Israel and Hamas reached this point and what comes next.

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A farmer mediates the exchange of soldiers' remains between warring sides in Yemen

Thursday, September 14, 2023

A man becomes a mediator between two warring sides in Yemen's civil war. He helps exchange bodies of fallen soldiers.

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There's a glimmer of hope on Yemen's war front. Yet children are still dying of hunger

Thursday, September 14, 2023

In a hospital in the frontline city of Taiz, a woman tries to revive her malnourished baby with protein paste. The war-torn country is suffering through one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

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The honey industry in Yemen is feeling the impacts of war and climate change

Monday, August 21, 2023

Yemen produces some of the best honey in the world, from trees in the mountainous north. But the war and climate change make it difficult for beekeepers to produce it.

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Yemen's famous honey provides a sense of place and pride to residents

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Even though production has been hampered by the civil war, Yemen still produces honey famous for its taste and the pride people there take in it.

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Hunger and food shortages remain a severe problem for millions in Yemen

Monday, August 14, 2023

Even though the fighting in the long civil war has decreased, millions of women and children in Yemen face severe malnutrition amid a lack of aid.

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