The four rockers who make up the band Arikayn are Afghan refugees, whose struggles mirror those of millions of other Afghans who have fled to Iran. While they face discrimination, they continue to create music they love and to perform both in Iran and in Afghanistan.
The Saudi-led coalition has been paying off al-Qaida militants to retreat, claiming victories without disclosing payment deals, according to an Associated Press investigation. The compromises run the risk of strengthening the terror organization.
President Trump's Middle East policy team is soon to roll out, headed by Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt. The team will be responsible for Mr. Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, a delicate diplomatic venture that would need to unite a divided Middle East.
In Iran, where the unemployment rate is currently 12.5 percent, work is hard to find – especially for those with disabilities. But one coffee shop in Tehran is providing new opportunities for people with down syndrome and autism.
The reinstated sanctions target financial transactions involving US dollars, Iran's automotive sector, the purchase of commercial airplanes, and metals, including gold. The stiff sanctions increase pressure on Iran and have been met with disapproval from European allies.
Morgan Hurd competes on the balance beam at the US Gymnastics Championships on Aug. 19, in Boston.
The United States, Britain, and Canada will lead an evacuation for Syrian civil defense workers trapped in southwest Syria as the Syrian Army appears to be gaining ground and could likely target the Western-backed White Helmets.
Opponents argue the bill marginalizes Israel’s Arab minority, however, the Israeli government argues the bill merely enshrines into law Israel's existing character as a Jewish state.
As government forces reclaim rebel held territory, the military and former fighters are beginning what some call a "reconciliation" process but others consider a humiliating surrender.
Thousands of Syrians stuck at the border of Jordan are returning home after government forces reclaimed previously rebel-held territory. But those returning have concerns about safety or being detained or drafted into the Syrian Army.