Jane Arraf

GlobalPost Mid-East editor and CSM Iraq Correspondent

Jane Arraf appears in the following:

What's it like to live in southern Lebanon, where Israel trades fire with Hezbollah?

Thursday, December 07, 2023

People in southern Lebanon got a brief respite from the recent fighting between Israel and Hezbollah, but that ended when the fighting in Gaza fighting.


An Israeli strike in south Lebanon killed 2 Lebanese journalists

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Two Lebanese TV journalists have been killed covering shelling across the border between Israel and the Lebanese based militia Hezbollah. The network says they were targeted, a charge Israel denies.


Israel-Hezbollah fighting forces people in southern Lebanon to flee violence — again

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Thousands of villagers living along the border with Israel have been evacuated to Tyre, 50 miles south of Beirut. Their escape is a reminder of the cost of the war in Gaza, even far from its borders.


Residents of Tyre, Lebanon, are weary after decades of conflict on the Israeli border

Sunday, November 12, 2023

In historic mountains and coastline of Lebanon, people are weary from decades of conflict and facing new fighting on the border with Israel.


The Israel-Hamas war is at risk of spreading out into the Middle East

Thursday, November 09, 2023

Concern about a spread of the Israel-Hamas war ripples across the Middle East - as does growing anger at the U.S. for supporting Israel.


Jordan's precarious situation amid the Israel-Hamas conflict

Monday, October 23, 2023

The conflict between Israel and Hamas is putting neighboring Jordan in a precarious position — in a country already suffering an economic downturn and widespread discontent.


The bombing of a hospital in Gaza sparks protests across the Middle East

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

The bombing of the Gaza hospital has sparked anger across the Arab world — including on the streets. In Amman, Jordan, security forces tear gassed protestors trying to reach the Israeli embassy.


A Look Back At Moments Of Devastation And Hope In Mideast

Monday, December 07, 2020

After covering the end of the ISIS caliphate on NPR for four years, NPR correspondent Jane Arraf revisits some of the most memorable stories she's shared with listeners.


With No Options, Displaced Iraqi Yazidis Return To Homes Destroyed In ISIS Fight

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Thousands of Yazidis who were in displacement camps in northern Iraq's Kurdistan Region have returned to Sinjar. "It's a beautiful feeling to be home," says a Yazidi woman who recently arrived.


'Nothing Left In The World Except These Bones': Yazidis Search For Mothers' Remains

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Investigators have discovered 17 mass graves containing bodies of some of the 3,000 Yazidis killed by ISIS. For survivors, a grave with remains of older and pregnant women prompts a special anguish.


U.N. Investigators Help Yazidis In Iraq Find Bodies Of Loved Ones Killed By ISIS

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

In Iraq, six years after the ISIS genocide against the Yazidi minority, survivors are still trying to find bodies of their loved ones. U.N. investigators are exhuming mass graves.


Some Of The Nearly 200,000 Displaced Yazidis Return Home

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Long after the fall of ISIS, Yazidis are now returning to the ruined towns of their homeland. It's been six years since ISIS launched its genocide against the religious minority in Sinjar.


A Yazidi Woman Searches For Her Lost Daughter, Kidnapped By ISIS 6 Years Ago

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

ISIS fighters tore Kamo Zandinan's 4-year-old daughter Sonya from her arms in 2014. Zandinan, now a refugee in Canada, recently returned to Iraq to meet the 10-year-old girl she believes is Sonya.


Egypt Defiant As International Criticism Grows Over Arrest Of Human Rights Activists

Monday, November 23, 2020

Three prominent figures in the country's embattled human rights movement were arrested after meeting with European ambassadors. The Egyptian government is accusing them of being terrorists.


Her Daughter Was Taken By ISIS 6 Years Ago. Now She May Have Found Her

Sunday, November 15, 2020

A Yazidi mother who was separated from her daughter in the ISIS genocide believes she's found her. But she's awaiting confirmation from a DNA test.


Inside The World Of A Jordanian Nurse Doing Essential Work In The Pandemic

Friday, November 13, 2020

A nurse in Jordan struggles to care for her own children and parents and stay free of COVID-19 while she treats patients infected with the virus.


What Might Biden's Presidency Mean For U.S. Foreign Policy?

Monday, November 09, 2020

Foreign leaders are assessing what a Joe Biden presidency will mean for their relations with the U.S. We examine how Biden's presidency could affect U.S. relations with China, Russia and Iraq.


Iraqi Family Identifies Their Son As ISIS Teen At Center Of Navy War Crimes Trial

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The name of the young ISIS fighter was not revealed in U.S. court proceedings, and the records are sealed. NPR has identified the fighter with the help of Iraqi officials and the teenager's family.


Christian Refugees From Iraq On Their New Lives In Jordan

Monday, October 19, 2020

Almost two-thirds of Iraq's Christians have left the country since the U.S. invasion in 2003. NPR caught up with some of them in Jordan to talk about their new life and plans to return to Iraq.


The State Of The Pandemic In France, Iraq, India

Sunday, October 18, 2020

As the parts of the U.S. experience a surge in new COVID-19 cases, other countries are also seeing a spike in infections.