The vast majority of Syrian refugees live less than 200 miles from home in neighboring countries like Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Today they have fewer options of moving on as more Western governments shut their doors, and many have preferred…
As chairs of the Middle East Strategy Task Force, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley are leading a bipartisan effort to stabilize one of the world's most volatile regions. Albright and Hadley join…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department reported that U.S. employers added a net 161,000 jobs in October, dipping the unemployment rate a tenth of a percent to 4.9. Also, there are guilty verdicts in New Jersey Governor Chris…
Now five years old, the war in Syria has taken an immense emotional and physical toll on those close to the fighting. Nisreen Katbi fled from Syria to Jordan four years ago and now runs a center that helps fellow…
By Michael D. Regan
Using satellite imagery, drones and ground surveys, archaeologists have uncovered a site hidden amid the ancient Jordanian city of Petra.
"Theeb," a quietly stunning coming-of-age story set in the Bedouin culture of present-day Saudi Arabia, maps a young Bedouin boy's journey after he is left to care for himself.
Palmyra, Syria, was invaded by the Islamic State last year. But the ancient city was still standing in the winter of 2014 when Mahmoud Hariri began recreating it in clay and wood.
By Ted Bridis, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The Associated Press has learned that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump plans to visit the majority-Muslim kingdom of Jordan at the end of December. The disclosure comes one day after Trump's controversial proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims…
By Steve Peoples, Associated Press
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday, after visiting a camp for Syrian refugees, that the displaced should be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries, with the international community sending aid and "encouragement" to the host nations.
By PBS NewsHour
Where did the Islamic State come from? Joby Warrick, author of "Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS," joins Jeffrey Brown to define the militant group’s origins and its transformation into an international organization.
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