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As Afghanistan seeks to restore full ownership of its carpet industry, merchants talk of the soul captured in the modern versions of this ancient art.
Israel and Jordan are disappointed with a Russian security deal that hasn’t stopped Hezbollah from entrenching itself in southern Syria.
Palestinians gathered at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound Sunday, and later threw stones at police after they allowed Jewish visitors to enter the site.
What does the Taliban’s “fight and talk” approach signal about the durability of an Afghanistan peace deal?
A NYPD Bomb Squad officer investigates suspicious packages near West 16th Street and Seventh Avenue in New York City, Aug. 16.
President Trump’s “transactional” diplomacy has created competition among Gulf Arabs for U.S. support. Qatar has taken advantage.
The hardship endured by millions of Syrian refugees, one of the main human costs of the civil war, is outlasting the conflict.
In Aleppo, markets that have stood since the 1300s are slowly being repaired. Once a hub for Syrians and tourists, shop owners hope for their return.
Saudi Arabia ends its guardianship policy, loosening restrictions on women's rights. Now women can apply for passports, register marriage and births.
With a modern pioneering zeal, a new generation is reinventing the kibbutz idea, moving to development towns and disadvantaged cities around Israel.
Insiders say the kingdom is set to allow women to obtain passports and travel abroad – the core part of the so-called male guardianship system.
Education in Afghanistan remains a luxury for many families. Despite billions in aid from the U.S. and its allies, more children are participating in manual labor to help keep their families afloat.
The timing of Iran’s declaration today that it captured 17 Iranians last year who were trained by the CIA signals a renewal of the US-Iran covert war.
Iran released video and audio recordings of the seizure of the HMS Stena Impero, suggesting Britain's once mighty Navy was unable to save the ship.
The public has grown distrustful of the political class widely considered corrupt and steeped in personal rivalries. Taxes, utility bills, and prices have increased in recent years while income has stagnated.
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