Jane Arraf appears in the following:
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
The virus is upending burial traditions across cultures, from the washing of the body of a loved one in Iraq to the gathering of mourners in Israel.
Monday, April 06, 2020
The elaborate funeral pyres of India, the seven-day mourning among Jews in Israel and the sacred body washing of Muslims in Iraq, are all important rituals of death now in disarray amid the pandemic.
Friday, March 27, 2020
The Middle Eastern kingdom says 26 people tested positive for the virus after the large gathering, reportedly including a guest who flew in from Canada.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The Middle Eastern kingdom has forced most people to stay indoors, banned driving and even temporarily shut down grocery stores and pharmacies.
Monday, March 16, 2020
"It is a very, very sad thing when my son says to me, 'Mum, I don't want to die,'" says Etab Hadithi, a 41-year-old mother of two. "We are all suffering ... from a dangerous life."
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Twenty miles from the Turkish border, families in the Syrian city of Ariha face an agonizing choice of whether to stay, hoping a ceasefire holds, or leave.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
The struggles of one woman, who's a professional and a mother in Idlib, reflect the hardships faced by millions of Syrians as their city came under a new round of attacks.
Monday, March 09, 2020
A rare view from inside Idlib, Syria, where a fragile cease-fire is holding so far. One million displaced people have to decide whether they trust it enough to return to what is left of their homes.
Sunday, March 08, 2020
On Friday, Russia, the Syrian regime's main military backer, and Turkey announced a cease-fire in northwest Syria.
Friday, March 06, 2020
A cease-fire in Syria's Idlib province, helped along by a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, appears to be holding.
Friday, February 21, 2020
The powerful protests, which led a prime minister to resign, are reeling since influential cleric Muqtada al-Sadr turned on the movement.
Monday, February 17, 2020
Anti-government protests in Iraq have been nearly halted as security forces clamp down. Protesters confronting security forces are being killed or wounded almost every day.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
The fallout from the U.S. drone strike on prominent Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani continues in Iraq, as a group of Iraqis marked 40 days of mourning with anti-U.S. protests.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Christians have been worrying since Turkish troops entered the area in November to attack Kurdish forces, after U.S. forces moved troops out of the way. Some Christians vow to stay no matter what.
Saturday, February 01, 2020
Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi's appointment comes at a tense time as the country has been riven by anti-government protests and a deadly crackdown by security forces.
Monday, January 27, 2020
The attack threatens to increase the already high tension between the U.S. and Iraq over Iranian-backed militias in the country. Iraq's prime minister condemned the attack.
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Iraqi security forces swept out anti-government protesters occupying public squares in Baghdad and set fire to encampments after a powerful Shiite cleric removed his support for the protesters.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
The security forces fired live bullets and tear gas and set ablaze tents where demonstrators have been living. At least one protester was killed and dozens wounded.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Tactics such as blocking highways and forcing closure of government offices have now set the protest movement, which began in early October, on a more dangerous collision course with security forces.
Monday, January 20, 2020
Protesters in Baghdad are demanding the president appoint a a prime minister they find acceptable. Security forces are using tear gas and live bullets to try to push them back.