When the Taliban reclaimed Kabul last August, the U.S.-backed government collapsed and hundreds of thousands of Afghans fled the country. Former president Hamid Karzai was not one of them.
Egyptian officials said both sides agreed to a truce to end a flare-up of violence that has killed dozens of Palestinians.
Israeli airstrikes flattened homes in Gaza and rocket barrages into southern Israel persisted, raising fears of an escalation in a conflict that has killed at least 24 people in Gaza.
On the day a U.S. drone strike killed the leader of al-Qaida in Afghanistan, NPR sat down for an interview with the man in charge of the country's defense.
Turkey is part of NATO and keeps close ties with the West, but its president is on the way to Russia with some very specific requests.
Zawahiri's death places al-Qaida in a precarious position, argues Colin P. Clarke of the Soufan Center. The question of succession will help shape al-Qaida now — and it may prove divisive.
A senior military official has confirmed with NPR that a strike carried out by the U.S. has killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, a top Al-Qaida leader and key plotter in the 9/11 attacks.
Followers of an influential cleric have pledged to continue the sit-in to derail efforts from Iran-backed groups to form the country's next government.
Bout is a Russian who was the world's most notorious arms dealer in the 1990s and early 2000s. He's serving a 25-year prison sentence in Illinois, but could be freed as part of a U.S.-Russia swap.
The futuristic, walled city in the desert will have a mirrored facade and will use renewable energy. Known at The Line, it will be taller than the Empire State Building and only about 220 yards wide.
Israeli troops and special forces on an arrest mission exchanged fire with Palestinians barricaded in a house in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, Israeli police said.
Flooding hit more than 10 villages in the drought-stricken Fars province after heavy rains swelled the Roudbal river, one official said.
From 2017 to 2021, Mark Lowcock was the U.N.'s "relief chief," the world's most senior humanitarian official. He talks to NPR about what inspired him and why crises are getting worse.
Biden will meet with leaders from six Arab Gulf countries, plus Egypt, Jordan and Iraq. It's the final leg of his trip meant to bolster U.S. positioning and knit the region together against Iran.
Side-stepping the bad optics of a handshake with the crown prince deemed to have approved the operation that led to the death of Jamal Khashoggi, President Biden opted for a fist bump.