Jul 23, 2014 — The radical Islamic State and former associates of Saddam Hussein have fought together against Iraq's government. But the fault lines between the unlikely partners are beginning to show.
Jul 23, 2014 — Israel says the recent killing of a Palestinian teenager was an act of terror and his family is eligible for state benefits. This doesn't sit well with one group that assists Jewish victims of terror.
Jul 23, 2014 — Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.
Jul 23, 2014 — The West Bank and Gaza are less than 40 miles apart, and many Palestinians have ties to both places. Yet the current fighting has made it even harder than usual to stay in touch, let alone visit.
Jul 21, 2014 — Israel warned Palestinian residents days in advance that it planned to attack a Gaza City neighborhood. But in the cramped territory, there are few places for residents to take refuge.
Jul 18, 2014 — The Israeli army's invasion on the margins of the Gaza Strip has already wreaked havoc and injury for Gazans. A day in the life of the Abu Tawila family illustrates that stark and tragic reality.
Jul 18, 2014 — NPR Moscow correspondent Corey Flintoff, who is following the investigation into the Malaysia Airlines flight that was apparently shot down, answers questions about how it's developing.
Jul 18, 2014 — Israel has unleashed repeated military offensives in the Gaza Strip but has never permanently suppressed Palestinian rocket fire. We look at what is, and isn't, different this time.
Jul 17, 2014 — It's rare, but commercial flights do come under fire. In fact, the Ukrainian army accidentally downed a Russian civilian plane with a missile during a military exercise in Crimea in 2001.
Jul 17, 2014 — The bloodletting has left fresh scars on both sides of the conflict. NPR correspondents attend funerals in Israel and Gaza and ask mourners how they are coping with the current round of fighting.