Middle East Middle East news, arts, culture, and politics. Updates on Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Iran, OPEC, and the Persian Gulf states NPR streaming audio. Subscribe to the Middle East RSS feed.

Middle East

Conditions Are Deteriorating At Syria Camp Where ISIS Families Are Being Held

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/725845400/725845401" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

This Nov. 30, 2014, image made from video released by Loujain Alhathloul, shows her driving in the United Arab Emirates toward the border with Saudi Arabia. Her siblings have visited the United States this week to receive an award in her honor and to raise further awareness of her case. Loujain Alhathloul/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Loujain Alhathloul/AP

'Won't Give Up': Siblings Of Jailed Saudi Women's Rights Activist Speak Out In U.S.

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/725679176/725845440" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Iran Intelligence Expert Discusses Current U.S.-Iran Situation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/725845322/725845356" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The USS Arlington, shown in December in Morehead City, N.C., has been sent to the Middle East to bolster an aircraft carrier force sent to counter alleged threats from Iran. MC3 Chris Roys/Navy Office of Information/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
MC3 Chris Roys/Navy Office of Information/AFP/Getty Images

News Brief: Impeaching Trump, Iran Threat, CRISPR Modified Viruses

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/725610712/725610755" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Trump Officials To Brief Members Of Congress On Iran Threat

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/725299896/725299897" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The U.S. Ratchets Up Sanctions On Iran And North Korea

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/725299966/725299967" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

News Brief: Migrant Death, Huawei Ban, Iran Sanctions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/725299889/725299890" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Palestinians Say They Won't Take Money Over Aspirations For An Independent State

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/725139685/725139686" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

What Is The Real Aim Of U.S. Pressure On Iran?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/724941848/724943693" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Trump Administration Reveals 1st Part Of Middle East Peace Plan

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/724921453/724921454" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Eurovision 2019's Israel Location Draws Controversy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/724851322/724851325" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Elham Pourtaher, Iranian In The U.S., On Daily Life In Iran Amid Rising Tensions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/724747904/724747905" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Escalating U.S.-Iran Tensions: Trump's Foreign Policy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/724656344/724656345" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript