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Bushra Shakhshir

Iraq's racy TV in Ramadan revives an industry - and draws censure

25 May 2019

BAGHDAD On a studio set in Baghdad, a director watches the star of his TV series hold a knife against the neck of a fellow actor, in a dramatic revival of fortunes for Iraq's entertainment industry. | Video

Male ballet dancer hopes to break stereotypes in Jordan

03 Dec 2018

AMMAN When Rabee Shrouf put on his first pair of ballet shoes two years ago, he knew he had found his calling. The Jordanian's lifelong dream was to be on stage and as a ballet dancer in Amman, he wanted to shatter stereotypes along the way.  | Video

Yemen peace talks on hold as U.N. mediator awaits Houthi team

06 Sep 2018

GENEVA U.N.-mediated Yemen peace talks hung in the balance as the government delegation warned that it would leave on Friday if representatives of the Houthi movement had not shown up.

Jordan imprisons soldier who killed U.S. military trainers

17 Jul 2017

AMMAN A Jordanian military court sentenced a soldier to life imprisonment with hard labour on Monday for killing three U.S. military trainers last year, a judicial source said on Monday. | Video

Iraqi artist recreates ancient works destroyed by Islamic State

17 Jan 2017

ERBIL, Iraq As Iraqi forces fight to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State, an artist in nearby Erbil is chiseling at clay in a tiny, unheated studio to recreate historic Assyrian monuments destroyed by the group. | Video

Syrian HNC opposition to leave Geneva talks by Friday: sources

21 Apr 2016

GENEVA All members of the main Syrian opposition will leave peace talks in Geneva by Friday, their chief negotiator Asaad Zoubi said on Thursday, with little prospect of talks resuming unless the situation radically changes on the ground.

Syrian HNC opposition to leave Geneva talks by Friday - sources

21 Apr 2016

GENEVA All members of the main Syrian opposition will leave peace talks in Geneva by Friday, their chief negotiator Asaad Zoubi said on Thursday, with little prospect of talks resuming unless the situation radically changes on the ground.

Wheelchair refugees brave boats, border guards, flat tyres on way to Europe

17 Mar 2016

IDOMENI, Greece Hassan Omar from Iraq and Radwan Sheikho from Syria have had to rely heavily on the kindness of strangers to make the treacherous journey to Europe this winter, fleeing the conflict wracking their home countries.

It felt like a death machine, says migrant forced back to Greece

16 Mar 2016

IDOMENI, Greece It took Hassan Omar four long hours to cross into Macedonia, his wheelchair pushed by strangers across the muddy paths of Greece's border - but a day later he found himself back at the squalid migrant camp he had left.

Syrian children's memories of home fade in Jordan camp

14 Mar 2016

ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan Over five years of Syria's civil war, tents have given way to sturdy shacks in Jordan's Zaatari Refugee Camp, dusty tracks have been paved, acquiring names, and a generation has been born to parents who fear their children will never see home.

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