Jane Arraf

GlobalPost Mid-East editor and CSM Iraq Correspondent

Jane Arraf appears in the following:

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.


Tension Is Rising In Iraq Over An Alleged U.S. Threat To Close Its Embassy

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Iraqi leaders are decrying what they say is a threat by the U.S. to close its embassy in Baghdad. Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein said closing the U.S. Embassy would be "disastrous."


Kuwait's Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Dies At 91

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sheikh Sabah spent four decades as foreign minister before becoming emir in 2006. He was known as a master diplomat who tried to mediate disputes in the volatile Gulf region.


'No Hope': A Deadly Tent Fire In Jordan Leaves Syrian Refugee Farm Workers In Despair

Saturday, August 22, 2020

The Saleh family lost four young children in a fire that broke out in their tent in June, when the parents were working in farm fields. Syrian refugees make up about 70% of Jordan's farm workers.


In Iraq, Authorities Continue To Fight Uphill Battle Against Antiquities Plunder

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Heritage experts say hundreds of thousands of pieces have been looted at archaeological sites and museums. As the illegal trade in antiquities continues, Iraq is trying to get objects returned.


Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi To Meet With Trump

Thursday, August 20, 2020

On Thursday, Iraq's prime minister makes his first visit to the White House. He'll talk with President Trump about U.S. troops in Iraq, the coronavirus crisis and economic aid.


Iraq's Prime Minister To Visit White House

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

A new Iraqi prime minister is visiting Washington, D.C., and expected to meet with President Trump Thursday to discuss the future of U.S. troops in Iraq. It's an important visit for both countries.


COVID-19 Lockdown At Refugee Camp In Jordan Is Tough On Young Syrians

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Teens in an isolated refugee camp for 80,000 Syrians have trouble with remote classes and finding something to do during the coronavirus lockdowns.