Latest from Kareem Fahim

They dream of reaching America. Their forced service in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard locks them out.

The Trump administration designated the IRGC as terrorists. Its ranks are filled with military conscripts.
  • Feb 27, 2021

Iran deal with U.N. nuclear inspectors buys time for diplomacy as Biden pursues negotiations

A vote by Iran’s parliament Monday condemning the agreement highlighted domestic resistance to the nuclear deal in Tehran and Washington.
  • Feb 22, 2021

Turkey accuses U.S. of supporting Kurdish militants after 13 Turkish hostages are killed

The latest tensions occur as President Biden strikes a different tone from that of his predecessor, Donald Trump, who had a warm personal relationship with the Turkish leader.
  • Feb 15, 2021

Kurdish militants executed 13 Turkish citizens in Iraq, Turkey says

The bodies, including those of security personnel, were found during a Turkish operation in northern Iraq against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which denied it had executed prisoners.
  • Feb 14, 2021

Saudi release of prominent activist comes amid effort to rebrand for Biden era

Loujain al-Hathloul, known for her campaign for women’s right to drive, had spent nearly three years in custody.
  • Feb 10, 2021

He lost his leg protesting for freedom in Tunisia. A decade later, he hopes his sacrifice wasn’t in vain.

Tunisians closed ranks to save their fledgling democracy. But it has failed to satisfy many of the revolution's demands.
  • Feb 8, 2021

Students and faculty at top Turkish university battle Erdogan’s attempt at control

The government, which has promised to enact democratic reforms this year, has responded to protests in a manner both heavy-handed and familiar.
  • Feb 4, 2021

Repeal of Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ offers new hope to frustrated immigrants and long-suffering families

There may be no regaining what was lost: precious moments with loved ones, money spent on visits to stranded partners, opportunities in the United States dangled and then dashed.
  • Jan 23, 2021

In Iran, hopes for Biden era are tempered by years of hardship and broken U.S. promises

“If they return to their commitments, we will also fulfill our commitments,” President Hassan Rouhani said on the day of Biden’s inauguration.
  • Jan 20, 2021

Saudi court upholds conviction of American citizen Walid Fitaihi

The Trump administration had lobbied for the lifting of a travel ban imposed on Fitaihi and his family.
  • Jan 18, 2021