Two top State Department officials visit Capitol Hill Wednesday to explain how the US is countering Russia's military campaign in Syria. Some analysts say the U.S. is waiting for Russia to fail.
NPR first visited Jacob LaLoush's restaurant, a vestige of Tunisia's ancient and once-thriving Jewish community, in 2012. But the country has become more restive in the years since the Arab Spring.
When Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu comes to Washington next week, he is expected to negotiate a large strategic defense package. Steve Inskeep talks to former Middle East envoy Dennis Ross.
Tunisia is often considered democracy's success story in the Middle East. David Greene talks to Rached Ghannouchi, co-founder of the Ennahda Movement in Tunisia, which is based on non-violent Islam.
Rabin was killed by a Jewish extremist on Nov. 4, 1995. NPR's Robert Siegel asks how Israeli-Palestinian conflict might have played out differently if he had survived.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is finding herself increasingly at odds with her supposed political allies over her open-door policy for refugees.
Thousands flee war-torn Yemen as tropical cyclone Chapala batters its southern coast. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with journalist Iona Craig for the latest on the storm.
As speculation continues about what caused a Russian airliner to crash over the weekend, airline investigators and industry analysts say such investigations are meticulous and painstakingly slow.
Yemen is used to getting about 4 inches of rain per year. Chapala has dumped more than twice that in a day. Parts of the arid, war-torn country are now flooded.