Weekend Edition Saturday
Aug 30, 2014 — Latest news from Novoazovsk, Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces are defending the port city from what they say is a Russian invasion. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson from Novoazovsk.
Aug 23, 2014 — Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
Aug 16, 2014 — Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
Aug 9, 2014 — Kurdish peshmerga forces are fighting Islamic militants threatening the region. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to Qubad Talabani of the Kurdistan regional government about U.S. aid.
Aug 2, 2014 — Egypt has historically played a primary role as mediator in Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. But now, that role is in doubt. Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Leila Fadel about Egypt's shifting role.
Jul 26, 2014 — Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
Jul 19, 2014 — NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
Jul 12, 2014 — More than 120 people have been killed by Israeli airstrikes since the current Israeli military operation began, and nearly a dozen Israelis have been seriously injured by rocket fire from Gaza.
Jul 5, 2014 — In the year since Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted, a military man was elected president and a budding insurgency has grown, as correspondent Leila Fadel tells NPR's Tamara Keith.
Jun 28, 2014 — The road to violent jihad has never been so smooth. Westerners hoping to join the fight in Syria, and now Iraq, can take a flight to Turkey and meet hundreds of rebel groups eager to train them.