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Bushra Shakhshir

Packed with refugees, Palestinian camps face grave threat if coronavirus spreads

02 Apr 2020

BETHLEHEM, West Bank/AMMAN Malka Abu Aker has seen her crowded refugee camp in the Israeli-occupied West Bank swell year upon year since fleeing there over 70 years ago, with the arrival of new generations and those escaping successive Mideast conflicts.

Greek, Turkish police fire tear gas as migrant border crisis deepens

04 Mar 2020

KASTANIES, Greece/EDIRNE, Turkey Greek and Turkish riot police deployed on their shared border fired tear gas on Wednesday as hundreds of migrants tried again to cross into Greece, amid an escalating war of words between Athens and Ankara about what was happening.

Turkey says Greek forces kill migrant at border, Athens denies claim

04 Mar 2020

EDIRNE, Turkey Turkish officials said Greek forces killed a migrant and wounded five others on Wednesday as they tried to cross the border between the two countries, a claim rejected by Greece as "utterly fake news".

Turkey says Greek forces kill migrant at border, Athens denies claim

04 Mar 2020

EDIRNE, Turkey Turkish officials said Greek forces killed a migrant and wounded five others on Wednesday as they tried to cross the border between the two countries, a claim rejected by Greece as "utterly fake news".

Jordanian women go door-to-door recycling trash

28 Jan 2020

AMMAN Every morning just after dawn, Saada Turkmani wakes up, puts on her bright yellow vest and green hard-hat and walks door-to-door in her Jordan valley village, picking up trash to be recycled. | Video

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

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