• September 10, 2012  

    Recent bombings and shootings have raised doubts over the effectiveness of Iraq’s coalition government to bridge divides between Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. Margaret Warner talks to the National Endowment for Democracy’s Laith Kubba and Indiana University’s Feisal Istrabadi on the challenges to ending violence and sharing power. Continue reading

  • August 17, 2012  

    In other news Friday, Iraq suffered heavy violence from a string of bombings and shootings, leaving more than 90 people dead. Also, the South African government launched an investigation into deaths of platinum miners after a bloody confrontation with police. Continue reading

  • 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

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