A center run by U.S.-backed forces in northeast Syria is offering help to rehabilitate the children of Islamic State fighters, who are held in detention camps and prisons. VOA’s Zana Omer filed this report from Tel Marouf, Syria narrated by Sirwan Kajjo.
Iraqi refugees at the al-Hol camp in northeast Syria are voicing concerns about the growing violence inside the camp, which hosts thousands of people, including families of Islamic State (IS) foreign fighters.Over the weekend, an Iraqi refugee was killed, and three others were seriously injured in an attack by a…
Police in Turkey are investigating circumstances leading to the recent killings of seven members of a Kurdish family. Rights groups and experts say the Turkish government should act swiftly to prevent ethnic tensions. VOA's Sirwan Kajjo reports from Washington.Camera: Eyyup Demir
People in Afghanistan have chanted "Allahu Akbar," or God is great, as a protest against the Taliban's attacks on some cities in Afghanistan. VOA's Sayed Hasib Maududi filed this report, narrated by Roshan Noorzai.Camera: Sayed Hasib Maududi
Thousands of families fled their homes in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province this week after fighting intensified and the Taliban seized control of two districts. VOA’s Zabiullah Ghazi filed this report, narrated by Roshan Noorzai.Camera: Zabiullah Ghazi
Five years after Turkey’s failed military coup, journalists and critics of the government are still being persecuted, analysts say. Namo Abdulla, for VOA, has more. Camera: Nawid Orokzai, Umut Colak Produced by: Nawid Orokzai
Female survivors of the war against the Islamic State have openeda new women-run restaurant in the northern Iraqi city ofMosul, providing homemade food for residents and an economic lifelinefor themselves. VOA's Kawa Omer reports from the region in this storynarrated by Namo Abdulla.
In northern Afghanistan’s Balkh province along the border with Uzbekistan, residents tell VOA that since the Taliban have seized control, they have imposed severe new restrictions on locals. Journalist Gul Rahim Niazman reports from Balkh district in the province.
A U.S. military base in northeastern Syria has allowed VOA inside the perimeter for a look at how American and local Kurdish forces are working to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State terror group. Sirwan Kajjo filed this exclusive report from Rumeilan, a town in northeast Syria. Camera: Sirwan Kajjo
In Raqqa, once the de facto capital of the Islamic State terror group and a city where the extremists indoctrinated children to fight, a new center offers kids free music and art classes instead. VOA’s Reber Kalo reports from Raqqa.
Thousands of families in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province who have been displaced in the past seven months because of Taliban violence, lack of food and shelter. VOA’s Azizullah Popal reports from Kandahar.
Iraqi officials announced over the weekend they have found the remains of 123 corpses in a mass grave near Mosul. The victims are believed to be Shiite Muslims who were executed by Islamic State when it took Mosul in 2014. VOA’s Kawa Omer reports from Mosul.
With thousands of men killed in combat, the war against the Islamic State terror group has expanded the work done by women. In the more conservative parts of Iraq, women usually do household work while men work outside. Um Inas is an example of how the war has turned this entrenched tradition…
Afghan Hindus and Sikhs who moved to India because of deteriorating security in their country are struggling with poor living conditions, and some families have even returned to Afghanistan.“We are in a situation that we have no option,” said Singh, a 24-year-old Sikh who lost his father, nephew and sister-in-law…
The withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan has made many Afghans fearful of the Taliban’s return to power, prompting the country’s last remaining Jew to make plans to leave as soon as possible.“God willing, I cannot say seven to eight months, but I will definitely leave by the…
Activists in Herat province say they are concerned about the Afghan government’s support for some militant groups after the funeral of a Taliban breakaway leader in Herat City. The government rejects supporting the splinter groups. Khalil Noorzai reports from Herat City.
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