June 19, 2009 Analysts say Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seeking to weaken government opposition and defuse tensions, while also warning demonstrators to stop, or face the consequences. He also reached out to one of the opposition's behind-the-scenes leaders.
June 17, 2009 Administration officials say Middle East expert Dennis Ross could move soon from the State Department to the White House. The move would signal that the administration is aiming for a more unified strategy on Iran and the entire Middle East.
June 17, 2009 The tumult of Iran's presidential election is just the most visible part of a power struggle with deep roots in the country's theocratic government. Here's a look at the inner circles of Iranian political power.
June 15, 2009 Amid the ongoing questions about the legitimacy of Iran's presidential election, there was a flurry today over whether the State Department's special adviser on Iran is on his way out.
June 14, 2009 In a country where 70 percent of the population is unemployed, many people would welcome low-wage manufacturing jobs. A preferential trade deal with the U.S. could help lure those jobs to Haiti.
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June 13, 2009 Iran's election commission has declared a resounding victory for the country's hard-line incumbent president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, triggering street clashes between police and opposition supporters in the streets of Tehran.
June 11, 2009 Four ethnic Chinese Muslims — known as Uighurs — have been given refuge in Bermuda after their release from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The 13 Uighurs remaining at the prison may go to the Pacific island nation of Palau, but could they still wind up in the U.S.?
June 11, 2009 Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could be facing strong opposition in his bid for a second term. The outcome of Friday's presidential election will shape U.S.-Iran relations and issues ranging from nuclear proliferation to Iran's support for terrorism.
June 8, 2009 North Korea's sentencing of two American journalists is the latest in a series of provocative actions aimed at the U.S. and its allies, analysts say. President Obama faces growing problems that his predecessors failed to resolve.
May 26, 2009 President Obama is seeking international support for dealing with North Korea, after the north's latest nuclear and missile tests. China is thought to have the most influence on its isolated communist neighbor, but will Beijing take action?
May 20, 2009 Aseel al-Awadhi is one of four women elected to Kuwait's parliament last weekend. She tells NPR she had to overcome opposition and dirty tricks from fundamentalist religious opponents.
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May 19, 2009 The Haitian city of Gonaives continues to dig out from mudslides left by a series of hurricanes last summer and fall. People have barely had time to prepare their homes for the next storm season, beginning June 1. And the dangerous conditions that led to the flooding and mudslides remain.
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May 19, 2009 U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former President Bill Clinton have surprised many with their optimistic outlook on the prospects for the Western Hemisphere's poorest country. Clinton's high-profile new assignment could help draw aid and investment to the Caribbean nation.
May 4, 2009 The hijackers attacking shipping off the coast of Somalia are regarded as folk heroes by some of their countrymen — much like the buccaneers during colonial times in America.
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April 24, 2009 In Iraq, suicide bombers have killed scores of people, mostly Shiites, in attacks over the past two days. Analysts say the attacks appear to be aimed at re-igniting the sectarian violence that brought the country to the verge of civil war.
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