Most Commented Stories Tagged: Middle East

Chaos in Gaza

Thousands of Palestinians streamed into Egypt today, in spite of efforts by Egyptian authorities to close Gaza's southern border, as Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest from BBC Gaza correspondent Aleem Maqbool.

Jerusalem shooting aftermath

The World's Quil Lawrence reports from Jerusalem, where thousands gathered outside a rabbinical school to mourn those killed by a Palestinian gunman yesterday; Israel responded by clamping down on security in Jerusalem and in the West Bank.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit

The World's Marco Werman reports on Iran's Ensemble Shanbehzadeh. The group's founder, Saied Shanbehzadeh performed abroad. The government of Iran didn't like that, and now Shanbehzadeh is in exile with his group in Paris.

Battle in Basra

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Paul Wood, who is in Basra following the Iraqi government's offensive against Shiite militias; today, Iraq's prime minister vowed to fight the militias "to the end."

Politics

Iran's role

Iran announced today that it's received a request from the United States to meet again regarding the security situation in Iraq, and Host Lisa Mullins speaks with John Limbert, professor of international relations at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Health & Medicine

Iran HIV/AIDS prevention program

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with public health expert Kamiar Alaei about a new HIV/AIDS prevention program getting a test run in Iran this week: authorities have installed some vending machines in addiction centers that dispense condoms and syringes.