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  • June 28, 2012  

    In other news Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder was held in criminal contempt by the U.S. House of Representatives, stemming from his refusal to turn over additional documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. Also, several bombings in Iraq killed more than 20 people, and wildfires continued to burn though Colorado. Continue reading

  • May 10, 2012  

    Suicide bombers struck Thursday in the heart of Syria’s capital of Damascus, killing at least 55 people and wounding at least 370. Jeffrey Brown and NPR’s Kelly McEvers, reporting from Beirut, discuss the finger pointing over who’s behind the attacks and the state of plans to stop the country’s ongoing fighting. Continue reading

  • February 23, 2012  

    A wave of coordinated shootings and deadly explosions unfolded across Iraq Thursday, killing at least 55 people and wounding more than 225. The U.S. State Department condemned the violence as a “desperate attempt by terror groups” to invoke fear as Iraq tries to stabilize politically. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • February 23, 2012  

    A spree of shootings and deadly explosions across Iraq killed at least 55 people and wounded more than 225 Thursday. The Interior Ministry and a member of the Baghdad City Council blamed al-Qaida. Jeffrey Brown discusses the implications amid Iraq’s shifting political structure with Jane Arraf of Al Jazeera English. Continue reading

  • January 24, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi seized control of a key city in Libya, three months after the dictator’s death. They retook the former Gadhafi stronghold of Bani Walid, after clashing for hours with revolutionary forces. Also, a string of car bombings rocked Baghdad, killing at least 14 Iraqis. Continue reading

  • January 16, 2012  

    In other news Monday, Pakistan’s political crisis deepened as the Supreme Court began contempt proceedings against Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. Gilani was charged with failing to pursue a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari. Also, in Iraq, separate car bombings killed at least 11 people. Continue reading

  • January 12, 2012  

    After Wednesday’s deadly attack on a nuclear scientist in Tehran, Jeffrey Brown discusses the unclear covert sabotage on Iran’s nuclear program with Ronen Bergman from the newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth and David Albright of the Institute for Science and International Security. Continue reading

  • January 9, 2012  

    In other news Monday, President Obama announced White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley’s resignation. Daley had been in the position for a year, and will be succeeded by Jacob Lew, the president’s current budget director. Also, a court martial began for the last U.S. Marine accused in the massacre of two dozen Iraqis. Continue reading

  • January 3, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, the U.S. Navy will continue sending warships to the Persian Gulf, despite threats from Iran, which said its recently completed naval drills could close the Strait of Hormuz if the West tries to embargo its oil. Also, a string of bombings struck Southern Afghanistan, killing at least 13 people. Continue reading

  • December 26, 2011  

    In other news Monday, the Iraqi party loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for new elections. Last week, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called for the arrest of the country’s Sunni vice president on terrorism charges. Also, the Arab League sent monitors into Syria, even as the opposition reported new killings. Continue reading