Category Archives: Middle East & Central Asia

EXCLUSIVE: Iran president blames Israel for ‘instability,’ calls for peace

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed Israel for causing “injustice to the people” of the Middle East during an exclusive interview with NBC News in which he also called for peace, saying Iran is not “looking for war.” Unlike his predecessor … Continue reading

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UN chief says he expects report will show chemical weapons use in Syria

Condemning the “specter of chemical weapons warfare,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that it would be an “atrocious violation of international law” if a report by U.N. experts confirms the use of poison gas in an Aug. 21 attack … Continue reading

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With big promise of aid, Saudi Arabia puts security before diplomacy

News Analysis Saudi Arabia’s pledge to replace U.S. aid to Egypt that could be cut in the wake of the military’s bloody crackdown makes clear the American ally’s priority in the Middle East: to keep deposed President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim … Continue reading

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Iraq, 10 years on: Did invasion bring ‘hope and progress’ to millions as Bush vowed?

When the administration of President George W. Bush planned the invasion of Iraq, hopes ran high that the massive deployment of troops and money wouldn’t just result in the toppling of Saddam Hussein: The United States would help create a … Continue reading

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How the US military can become a ‘band of brothers and sisters’

Even before she moved to Israel, Minnesota-born Cpl. Arrielle Werner was certain she possessed what it took to fight on the front lines. “I realized that I couldn’t be the passive Minnesotan,” said the 21-year-old member of Israel’s majority female Caracal Battalion, … Continue reading

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22 to a cell – life in a notorious Afghan prison

22 to a cell – life in a notorious Afghan prison.

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‘Pushed aside’: Turkey’s Kurds lose hope

‘Pushed aside’: Turkey’s Kurds lose hope.

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