In our news wrap Tuesday, Christmas Eve was observed around the world with holiday services in China, parades in Bethlehem and last minute shopping in the U.S. Also, a new round of Syrian raids killed at least 15 people in the northern city of Aleppo. The air strikes began on Dec. 15 and have killed more than 360 people so far. Continue reading
Margaret Warner recaps the latest developments on clashes between Pakistani military forces and Taliban fighters. Continue reading
In the deadliest show of force against Palestinian targets in decades, Israeli aircraft pounded the Gaza Strip Monday for a third day, targeting militant leaders and key symbols of the militant group Hamas. Continue reading
As Israel continues strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza amid rocket fire, Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor and U.N. Palestinian Observer Riyad Mansour discuss the conflict. Continue reading
A U.S.-led air strike in Afghanistan killed 25 Taliban fighters on Sunday but also took the lives of eight bystanders held hostage by the militants, media reports said Monday, highlighting tensions over the civilian toll in the Afghan war. Continue reading
Israel’s detention of 64 leaders of the Hamas-led Palestinian government and 23 members of other factions has further heightened tensions strained after Palestinians abducted an Israeli soldier and Israelis launched a retaliatory attack on Gaza.
A report looks at the latest details of his killing of al-Zarqawi’s death in Iraq, including the announcement today by that U.S. military that the Al-Qaeda operative was alive for a short time after the bombings. Continue reading
A U.S.-led coalition air strike killed up to 80 Taliban rebels and 16 civilians in the Kandahar province of southern Afghanistan, U.S. military and Afghan officials said Monday. Continue reading