An Indonesian policeman stands guard outside a church after an explosion in Makassar on March 28, 2021. (Photo by INDRA…
Officials say perpetrators of Sunday church attack were married months ago, and had ties to Islamic State-linked Jamaah Ansharut Daulah
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Tue, 03/30/2021 - 07:07 PM
US-Backed Syrian Forces Launch Anti-IS Campaign in al-Hol Camp
SDF fighters, local security forces and members of anti-terror units are participating in the operation, local military officials said
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Mon, 03/29/2021 - 06:49 PM
US-Backed Syrian Forces Launch Anti-IS Campaign in al-Hol Camp
Nearly 6,000 SDF fighters, local security forces and members of anti-terror units are participating in the operation, local military officials said
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Mon, 03/29/2021 - 02:14 PM
Afghan Female Journalists Fear for Safety After Three Killed
Three women working for a local media outlet in Jalalabad city in eastern Nangarhar province were killed this month in an attack claimed by Islamic State
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Thu, 03/25/2021 - 06:49 PM
FILE - Syrian refugee children play together, as Lebanon extends a lockdown to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a Syrian refugee camp in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon May 7, 2020.
UNICEF says it has received reports of a 15-year-old boy killed in al-Hol camp this week, two weeks after a 16-year-old was shot and killed
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Thu, 03/25/2021 - 12:44 PM
An aerial view taken on February 24, 2021 shows temporary houses in the Napala Agrarian Center of Metuge District, Cabo Delgado…
But some analysts are skeptical of efforts to boost local forces against militant group
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Tue, 03/23/2021 - 08:15 PM
Afghan President, US Defense Chief Concerned Over High Level of Violence in Afghanistan
Afghan government says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin expressed their concern about 'the high-level of violence' in Afghanistan
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Mon, 03/22/2021 - 08:10 PM
A man watches from far as soldiers use a bulldozer to remove sandbag barricades put in place by anti-coup protesters to protect…
They say minority group can find common cause with those protesting country's military coup
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Thu, 03/18/2021 - 07:01 PM
 Afghan Government to Attend Moscow, Ankara Peace Conferences
The Afghan government says it will participate in the peace conferences that are?scheduled?to be held in Russia and Turkey. Meanwhile, the Taliban have announced they will attend the conference in Moscow on March 18.?VOA’s Rahim Gul Sarwan reports from Kabul. ?
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Tue, 03/16/2021 - 08:22 PM
Eyad Aljarod stands on a rooftop after covering an anti-government demonstration in Saraqib, Syria, Dec. 29, 2012. (Courtesy photo)
Syria’s 2011 uprising produced star citizen journalists but a decade on, the violent conflict has made it one of the most dangerous places for media??workers
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Tue, 03/16/2021 - 02:11 PM
FILE - In this March 1, 2017 file photo, an Iraqi soldier inspects a recently-discovered train tunnel, adorned with an Islamic…
Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for massacring a seven-member Iraqi family in Salahuddin province on Friday, calling them spies for an Iran-backed group.
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Fri, 03/12/2021 - 07:17 PM
FILE PHOTO: Ahmad Hamra, is pictured with his children outside of a tent at an internally displaced Syrian camp, in northern…
Report also says nearly eight of 10 young Syrians struggle to afford food, basic necessities
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Thu, 03/11/2021 - 03:02 PM
Kurdish Women Who Fought IS in Northeast Syria Celebrate Women’s Day
On March 8, or the International Women’s Day, women in the Kurd-led administration in northeast Syria threw a party to celebrate freedoms following defeat of the Islamic State terror group
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Wed, 03/10/2021 - 12:36 AM
US Proposal Jolts Afghan Peace Talks??
Afghanistan’s stalled peace process was jolted this week by reports of a U.S.-drafted letter that calls for the creation of a new transitional government. U.S. officials have not confirmed the authenticity of the?letter.?VOA’s Rahim Gul?Sarawan?has the story, narrated by Roshan Noorzai. Camera: Rahim Gul Sarwan???? Produced by: Rahim Gul Sarwan? ??? ???
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Tue, 03/09/2021 - 09:38 PM
Women wait outside the Chaldean Cathedral of Saint Joseph, in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, March 6, 2021, where Pope Francis,…
Pope Francis concluded his three-day trip to the country Monday after meeting with its top religious and political leaders and touring multiple cities with a message of peace
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Tue, 03/09/2021 - 11:32 AM