Israel Continues Gaza Offensive, Hints At Ground Operation

In a notable step, rockets fired from Gaza are being aimed at Israel's main cities. The Israeli air attacks reportedly include one in which a Hamas member was killed while riding a motorcycle.

Angry At Shiite-Led Government, Sunnis Are Loath To Help Calm Iraq

NPR | June 25, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Minority Sunnis are helping the militants sweeping Iraq's north and west. The support of ordinary Sunnis shows how difficult it will be to reverse the sectarian partition that's already happening.

Could The Ebola Outbreak Spread To Europe Or The U.S.?

NPR | June 30, 2014 6:41 a.m.

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest in history. And it's spreading in a city with an international airport. So what's the risk of a sick traveler bringing the virus to the West?

Dublin Has Garth's Heart, But Not His Concerts Anymore

NPR | July 09, 2014 7:39 p.m.

Garth Brooks has cancelled five concerts after the Dublin City Council refused to grant him more than three. Melissa Block speaks to Rachel Flaherty of The Irish Times about the controversy.

The Plight Of Mosul's Museum: Iraqi Antiquities At Risk Of Ruin

NPR | July 09, 2014 7:39 p.m.

Christopher Dickey, foreign editor for the Daily Beast, speaks to Melissa Block about the dangers facing antiquities in a museum and other archaeological sites in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears

NPR | July 09, 2014 7:39 p.m.

The escalating conflict around the Gaza Strip has turned daily routines upside down. A family in Ashkelon, Israel, and one in Gaza City both take shelter — and struggle to keep their children safe.

The Ballad Of The 13-Year-Old North Korean Capitalist

NPR | July 09, 2014 7:39 p.m.

In North Korea, tiny private markets have emerged where people can buy and sell food and clothing. In fact, one 13-year-old girl went into business for herself, and the government of North Korea tried to stop her support of capitalism.

In Germany, A Case Against Another Alleged American Spy

NPR | July 09, 2014 7:39 p.m.

U.S.-German relations were further strained Wednesday over reports that prosecutors in Germany are investigating a German soldier accused of spying for the U.S. It's the second such case in a week.

Amid Bloodshed, Brotherhood: Links Forged From Iraq's Game Of Rings

NPR | July 09, 2014 7:39 p.m.

In Iraq, a Ramadan game called Mheibbis brings even Sunnis and Shiites together in peaceful competition.

The Rockets From Hamas, And The Iron Dome That Could Use Patching

NPR | July 09, 2014 7:39 p.m.

For more on the rockets now used by Hamas and Hezbollah, Robert Siegel speaks with Ted Postol, a professor of science, technology and national security policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Postol also comments on Israel's pursuit of an upgraded defense system.

Man Tied To Nazis Dies In Michigan At Age 93

NPR | July 09, 2014 2:19 p.m.

John Kalymon, who became a U.S. citizen in 1955, was under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II. But he had denied he had ever shot at Jews.

Rivals Claim Victory In Indonesian Presidential Election

NPR | July 09, 2014 1:52 p.m.

Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo based his claim on early results, which have been accurate in the past. But his rival, Suharto-era Gen. Prabowo Subianto, is refusing to concede.

As Deadline Nears, Snowden Seeks To Extend His Stay In Russia

NPR | July 09, 2014 1:29 p.m.

Edward Snowden's asylum in Russia, which was granted last August, is set to expire at the end of this month.

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