Jacob Wirtschafter

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Amman, Jordan

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VOA Central News VOA News Center Europe

Once an exporter only of oil and gas, Qatar is growing more of its own food and producing milk — a nutritional essential that only recently had to be trucked in from its now hostile neighbors. For VOA, Jacob Wirtschafter reports from Doha.


The Islamic State, or ISIS, is seeking a safe harbor after major losses in Iraq and Syria. And al-Qaeda looks to secure its future by expanding operations and alliances in the sub-Saharan region, analysts say.


Removed from the bustle of city life, Zamalek has become a mainstay of the wandering wealthy. But the enclave’s architecture, cultural hotspots and green spaces make it a welcome hub for all.

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