• Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin and Exxon Mobil Chief Executive Rex Tillerson take part in a signing ceremony at a Rosneft refinery in the Black Sea town of Tuapse, Russia June 15, 2012. Sputnik/Kremlin/Mikhail Klimentyev via REUTERS/File Photo ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. - RTX2UTIW
    January 11, 2017  

    ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, the president-elect’s nominee for secretary of state, appeared before the Senate Wednesday for the start of his confirmation hearing. Senators quickly focused on Russia, questioning if Tillerson had too cozy a relationship with the Kremlin; he countered that his business experience and familiarity with the country offer a strategic advantage. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • People walk past the old customs buildings (L) and Peoria restaurant (R) near Aleppo's historic citadel, in the government controlled area of the city, Syria, on Dec. 17. Photo by Omar Sanadiki/Reuters
    December 29, 2016   BY  

    Today’s announcement comes days after government forces recaptured the northern city of Aleppo, scoring its most symbolic and strategic victory in the conflict. Continue reading

  • An internally displaced Syrian boy walks over rainwater in the Bab Al-Salam refugee camp, near the Syrian-Turkish border, northern Aleppo province, Syria December 26, 2016. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi - RTX2WK28
    December 27, 2016  

    Last week, the Syrian government declared that it had retaken full control of Aleppo from rebel forces. But this success came at a high cost: survivors have lost their homes and family members, and many have been severely wounded. Their future may lie in refugee camps. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson visits Aleppo to speak to those who outlasted the years of war. Continue reading

  • A general view shows damage in the Old City of Aleppo, Syria December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki SEARCH "ALEPPO HERITAGE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. - RTX2VYQ4
    December 22, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, the long, bloody battle for Syria’s largest city is finally over. Syria’s army announced that Aleppo is back under government control, marking the end of a four-year hold over parts of the city. Also, Russian President Putin attended a memorial ceremony in Moscow honoring slain Ambassador Andrei Karlov, who was gunned down in Turkey on Monday. Continue reading

  • Flag-wrapped coffin of late Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov is carried to a plane during a ceremony at Esenboga airport in Ankara, Turkey, December 20, 2016.  Reuters/Umit Bektas  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY   - RTX2VV2X
    December 20, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Turkish police detained seven people in connection to the assassination of Russia’s ambassador, Andrei Karlov, who was shot dead Tuesday at an art gallery. Also, in Syria, buses evacuated more people from east Aleppo, as the Syrian army warned that it’s about to enter the last rebel enclave. Continue reading

  • People who fled the Shi'ite Muslim villages of al-Foua and Kefraya arrive in government controlled Jibreen area in Aleppo, Syria in this handout picture provided by SANA on December 19, 2016. SANA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS IMAGE. - RTX2VPCM
    December 19, 2016  

    Evacuations resumed overnight in Eastern Aleppo after days of delays, under terms of a fragile cease-fire. The UN Security Council unanimously voted to deploy monitors to Aleppo to ensure evacuees are unmolested. Judy Woodruff reports and speaks with David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee for more. Continue reading

  • A man eats on a wheelchair as he waits to be evacuated with others from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo, Syria December 17, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail - RTX2VGG6
    December 17, 2016  

    In Syria, the evacuation of civilians from Aleppo continues as thousands of people wait to leave the besieged city. Once the most populous city in the country, previously rebel-held Aleppo is now largely in ruins after a protracted assault by Syrian government forces. Anne Barnard, a reporter with The New York Times, joins Alison Stewart from Beirut for more. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama waves goodbye as he departs after speaking to journalists during his last news conference of the year at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2VEAD
    December 16, 2016  

    On Friday, President Obama gave what is expected to be his final presidential press conference, during which he implied that President Vladimir Putin was behind Russian cyberattacks on Democratic Party targets. But he was careful when asked about President-elect Trump’s perceived close ties with Russia. He also said he still believes the U.S. took the right approach in Syria. Continue reading

  • Children sit in a car as they wait to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo, Syria December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail - RTX2VE1O
    December 16, 2016  

    Friday brought doubts about the durability of the plan to allow tens of thousands of civilians and fighters to leave eastern Aleppo. Evacuations that began Thursday abruptly halted amid renewed violence and recriminations. Meanwhile, the Assad regime consolidated its hold on a sector of the city that had been held by rebels for four years. Dan Rivers of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

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    December 16, 2016  

    Reports emerged this week that the CIA is confident Russia attempted to sway election results through cyberattacks. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review join Judy Woodruff to discuss what Russia’s interference suggests about the future of our democracy, the president-elect’s Cabinet picks of Rex Tillerson and Rick Perry and President Obama’s legacy on Syria. Continue reading

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