• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • December 15, 2016  

    The brutal fighting in Aleppo, Syria, seems to be over. But even this morning, President Assad’s artillery couldn’t resist one last go at killing those still trapped. Evacuations of civilians and fighters began Thursday, the devastation of four years of war laid bare. Dan Rivers of Independent Television News reports and speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about what’s left. Continue reading

  • December 13, 2016  

    The fight for Aleppo is over. Bombardment by Syrian and Russian jets and deadly ground operations brought an end to the siege; thousands of civilians are fleeing amid reports of mass killings by government forces and allies. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports and Hari Sreenivasan talks to the Middle East Institute’s Randa Slim and University of Oklahoma’s Josh Landis. Continue reading

  • Critics say Trump’s brushstroke analysis of Syria’s internal conflicts paints a far rosier picture of Russia’s aims than reality — and even endorses some of the propaganda Assad has used to delegitimize his opponents. Continue reading

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    Syria’s northern city of Aleppo was once a thriving commercial hub with a proud history dating back millennia. Photos show what it was like before the bombings. Continue reading

  • December 12, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, the Syrian army and its allies appeared on the verge of recapturing the city of Aleppo. The military said it now controls 99 percent of eastern Aleppo, leaving rebels with a tiny enclave. Also, in Turkey, police round-ups were in full swing after twin bombings killed 44 people in Istanbul on Saturday. Officials detailed more than 200 people. Continue reading

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