NBC News Planning Middle East Focused Reportage Next Week


By Alex Weprin Comment

 NBC News is planning substantial coverage focusing on the increasingly complicated situation in the Middle East and Afghanistan on Sunday and Monday.

Ann Curry will be reporting from the Syria/Turkey border, while Lester Holt and Richard Engel report from Afghanistan, as the U.S. military presence extends into its 12th year there.

In addition, regular Egypt-based correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin and Tehran, Iran-based correspondent Ali Rouzi will contribute  while  former NBC Tel Aviv-based correspondent Martin Fletcher will be returning to the city to report.