Middle East

Study guide: US kills Iran’s top general

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn about the hostilities taking place in Iraq, including the U.S. killing of Iran’s top General Qassem Soleimani. Continue reading

Here’s why geography class matters: Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

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The world of foreign policy is not above students’ heads. Use this NewsHour lesson plan to learn about the U.S. official decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Continue reading

World News Quiz: Mideast rift widens and North Korea drops the H-bomb

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Two nations in the Middle East deepened their rivalry this week, and North Korea made provocative claims that it tested a hydrogen bomb. Test your…read more

Obama promises expanded efforts against ISIL

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President Obama announced that the U.S. will lead an expanded effort to combat ISIL in the Middle East using airstrikes and an increased number of troops. Continue reading

Afghan election in deadlock after runoff vote

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Afghanistan’s presidential election is in a deadlock after a runoff vote, raising concerns about the country’s future. Continue reading

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