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  • BreakingTrump Tweets Islamic State Caliphate 'Ready to Fall'
    U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted late Saturday that the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate is "ready to fall," but he threatened to allow hundreds of the terror group’s fighters to wreak havoc on their countries of origins if Wa…
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Feb 19, 7:30am -
  • BreakingVOA Persian Interviews Israel's Netanyahu
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was interviewed Thursday by VOA Persian in Warsaw, where he discussed Israel's outreach to Arab countries and the Iran nuclear deal. Netanyahu was in Warsaw in connection with a U.S.-led conference on Mideast…
    - 6 hours ago, 17 Feb 19, 3:13am -
  • BreakingVOA Persian Interviews Israel's Netanyahu
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was interviewed Thursday by VOA Persian in Warsaw, where he discussed Israel's outreach to Arab countries and the Iran nuclear deal. Netanyahu was in Warsaw in connection with a U.S.-led conference on Mideast…
    - 9 hours ago, 17 Feb 19, 12:09am -
  • Pence Rebukes Europe Over Iran, Venezuela, Russia Links
    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence strongly criticized European allies Saturday for their stance on Iran and Venezuela, in a speech at the Munich Security Conference in Germany."The time has come for our European partners to stop undermining U.S. sanct…
    - 17 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 4:07pm -
  • Last Defenders of Islamic State's Caliphate Surrounded
    The last defenders of the Islamic State terror group's self-proclaimed caliphate are surrounded in a small neighborhood in the eastern Syrian village of Baghuz, facing imminent defeat.The assessment Saturday, from a commander of the U.S.-backed Syr…
    - 21 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:46pm -
  • N. Sinai Terrorist Attack on Egyptian Military Results in 15 Casualties
    Following a terrorist attack Saturday on Egyptian military personnel in the northern Sinai region of el-Arish that resulted in 15 casualties, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told a security gathering in Munich that terrorism destroys societi…
    - 21 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:14pm -
  • 2 Civil Activists Reportedly Held in Iranian Kurdistan
    Iranian rights groups say authorities have detained two civil activists in the country's northwestern Kurdistan province in recent days, one a teachers union member and the other an environmentalist.Four groups quoted sources as saying Iranian sec…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Feb 19, 2:31am -
  • Lebanon Parliament Approves New Government
    Lebanon's parliament gave the new coalition government the green light to start working with a vote of confidence on Friday after a televised session to debate its proposed policies.Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has said the government will priorit…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Feb 19, 10:01pm -
  • Anti-Semitic Tweet Highlights Fissures Within the Democratic Party  
    The Democratic party is not a monolith or a rubber stamp for any idea or policy position. That's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's oft-repeated way of describing the party she leads. But lately, a handful of House Democratic freshman have tested that appr…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Feb 19, 9:46pm -
  • Group Urges US Action on Alleged Saudi TV Piracy 
    A group of sports bodies and broadcasters including the U.S. National Basketball Association, U.S. Tennis Association and the Sky telecommunications company has called for the United States to add Saudi Arabia to its "priority watch list" over allege…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 8:45pm -
  • New UN Syria Envoy Sees Opportunity in Constitution Process
    The new U.N. envoy for Syria says he sees the long-delayed formation of a committee to draft a new constitution for Syria “as a potential door-opener for the political process,â€� and hopes to see it meet in Geneva “as soon as possib…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 7:32pm -
  • Islamic State Making Last Stand Behind Women, Children
    Fighters and families with the Islamic State terror group are clinging to one last sliver of land next to the Euphrates River in Syria, using women, children and possible hostages as human shields in an effort to postpone defeat.Human rights observ…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 5:56pm -
  • Families of British IS Brides Plead for Repatriation
    Pressure is mounting on the British government to decide whether it will repatriate — and prosecute when possible — dozens of the Islamic State group's surviving British-born recruits, currently held by U.S.-led Kurdish forces in northe…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 5:34pm -
  • Peace Remains Elusive in Libya
    On February 17, eight years ago, Libyans rose up and launched a rebellion that led to the ouster of autocrat Col. Moammar Gadhafi. The high expectations of what life would be like without Gadhafi are no nearer being met — hope has given way to…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 2:45pm -
  • Iran’s Teachers Denounce Suppression of Rights in Biggest Protests in Months
    Iranian teachers have staged peaceful rallies in at least six cities to protest what they see as government suppression of their rights and to call for better working conditions in their poorly paid profession.Images verified by VOA Persian and sen…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 6:55am -
  • Transatlantic Rift Laid Bare as US Rebukes EU Allies Over Iran Deal
    The United States has called on Europe to abandon the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, which Washington pulled out of last year.At a two-day conference in Warsaw, attended by more than 60 nations Thursday, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence accused Europea…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 6:35am -
  • Transatlantic Rift Laid Bare as U.S. Rebukes EU Allies over Iran Deal
    The United States has called on Europe to abandon the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, which Washington pulled out of last year. At a conference in Warsaw attended by more than 60 nations, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence accused European allies of trying…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 6:33am -
  • SDF: IS Targeting Civilians Fleeing E. Syria Stronghold
    Islamic State (IS) fighters are targeting civilians who are trying to flee the last territory held by the terror group in eastern Syria, U.S.-backed forces told VOA on Thursday.Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S.-backed Kurdish-led alliance, sai…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 2:57am -
  • Senators Demand to Know More About Saudi Journalist’s Killing
    Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Senate asked the Trump administration Thursday to tell them more about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate last year, days after a missed deadline for a detailed report on his d…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 1:26am -
  • US Military Denies Taking Part in Raid on Al-Qaida Site in Libya
    The U.S. military denied on Thursday taking part in a raid on an al-Qaida site in the Libyan city of Ubari, contradicting a statement by a Libyan official.The spokesperson for Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the Presidency Council of the Tripoli-based Gov…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 1:12am -