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Will Morocco's Chinese-Funded 'Tech City' Ever Break Ground?

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

The Mohammed VI Tangier Tech City would stand in monument to China's expansion into a North African nation on Europe's doorstep. But experts say the project has stalled.


Fortunetelling Is A Sort Of Therapy For Stressed-Out Lebanese

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

In a country where people have seen a lot of turbulence and welcome any information about what's coming next, fortunetellers offer some sense of predictability.


Russia And Turkey Agree On A Demilitarized Zone In Syria's Last Rebel Stronghold

Monday, September 17, 2018

The leaders of Russia and Turkey say they want to set up a buffer area in Idlib province by mid-October to avert a catastrophic military offensive.


Syria's Last Rebel-Held Stronghold Braces For Attack

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Syrian regime has stepped up shelling attacks on the last major rebel-held stronghold of Idlib. It could lead to a major offensive where millions of civilians are at risk.


Syrian Civilians Are In The Path Of The Battle Against Last Rebel-Held Area

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Talks to try to slow down an expected government ground offensive against the rebel-held Idlib region failed last week. Now eyes are on the threat facing millions of civilians along the route.


A German Far-Right Group Aids Syrian Refugees — To Stop Them From Reaching Europe

Monday, September 03, 2018

A far-right movement is providing aid to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, but not for purely humanitarian reasons. The few refugees who received help didn't know the group aims to keep them out of Germany.


More Than A Dozen Are Killed In Arms Depot Blast In Syria

Monday, August 13, 2018

There's been a deadly explosion at an arms depot in the rebel-held Syrian town of Idlib. At least 12 children are reported among the dead. Dozens of people are missing.


Syria Massacre Shows ISIS Is Far From Gone

Sunday, July 29, 2018

An ISIS attack on a series of Syrian towns that left more than 200 dead showed that the group — while no longer controlling much land — persists.


White Helmet Rescue Workers Stuck In Syria In Danger Of Being Caught

Friday, July 27, 2018

Nearly 100 White Helmet rescue workers were evacuated from southern Syria this week, but many are still stuck. Members of the U.S.-backed group face punishment by the Syrian government as it retakes more territory.


Syrian White Helmets Evacuated As Assad Regime Takes Over

Monday, July 23, 2018

Nearly 100 White Helmets rescue workers fled southern Syria with their families as the Assad regime took over the area. It marks another turn in the war and an uncertain future for members of the group that has rescued thousands and provided gripping videos of the regime's toll on civilians.


'Rescuing The Rescuers': Stranded Syrian White Helmets Evacuated By Israel

Sunday, July 22, 2018

In a "Hail Mary" operation, the Israeli military evacuated hundreds of Syrian rescue volunteer workers to Jordan amid the Syrian regime's offensive against rebel-held parts of the country.


Hezbollah Designed A Video Game To Appeal To The U.S.

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Lebanese group Hezbollah wants the world to think of it as fighting against terrorists — not supporting the Assad regime or threatening the Western world.


'I Hope To God We Will Be Safe': Refugees In Lebanon Start Returning To Syria

Sunday, July 01, 2018

The Lebanese government is encouraging departures, but the U.N. objects. "We are at the service of the refugees," says a Lebanese security official, "but we have reached the limit of our capability."


Inside Turkey's Aid Efforts In Syria

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Turkey controls a swath of Syria along its border where it's doling out massive amounts of aid to displaced Syrians and keeping the regime away.


News Brief: Pompeo In Asia, DOJ Reports On Clinton Email Investigation

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Mike Pompeo is in Asia to reassure America's allies. Also, an internal Justice Department watchdog is releasing a report on the handling of the Clinton email investigation.


Life As A Syrian Rebel

Sunday, May 06, 2018

With the Syrian civil war in its eighth year, a rebel describes the many transformations he and his enemies have undergone — and how he'll keep fighting.


Syrian 7-Year-Old: 'I Want To Be A Doctor So I Can Help In A Chemical Attack'

Friday, April 27, 2018

As chemical weapons inspectors assess an attack site in Douma, Syrian families from the town offer NPR witness accounts of what they describe as a chlorine strike in Douma.


After Suspected Chemical Attack, Douma Residents Flee To Northern Syria

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A new camp in northern Syria is a muddy refuge for people who fled the town of Douma after a suspected chemical attack. They are traumatized and homeless and their futures are unknown.


With Failing Lungs, Survivor Of Suspected Chemical Attack In Syria Tells Her Story

Monday, April 23, 2018

A survivor of the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria that took place two weeks ago is now at a refugee camp. Her lungs are failing and her children's future is in doubt.


Survivors Of Attack On Douma Exiled To Camps In Northern Syria

Monday, April 23, 2018

As international inspectors examined Douma, Syria, the Assad regime is holding firm in its denial of a chemical weapons attack that killed scores of civilians. Survivors are telling their story.