• A picture taken on February 27, 2016 in Akcakale in Sanliurfa province shows smoke rising from the neightbourhood of Syrian city Tel Abyad during clashes between Islamic State Group and People's Protection Units (YPG).
ussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry "hailed" the ceasefire in Syria and discussed ways of supporting it through cooperation between their militaries, Russia's foreign ministry said on February 27, 2016. / AFP / STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
    February 28, 2016  

    On the second day of the ceasefire ind Syria brokered by the U.S. and Russia, opposition groups claimed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad violated the truce. Washington Post reporter Liz Sly joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Turkey to discuss. Continue reading

  • Members of the FBI's evidence response team search the perimeter of Excel Industries on Feb. 26, 2016 in Hesston, Kan. Cedric Ford, an Excel employee, allegedly entered the factory and killed three people and wounded over a dozen others a day before. (Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle/TNS via Getty Images)
    February 26, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, a shooting rampage at a lawn-mower factory in Hesston, Kansas, Thursday afternoon left three dead and 15 wounded before the gunman was killed by police. Also, hours before the start of the scheduled ceasefire in Syria, heavy airstrikes blasted rebel targets around Damascus and Aleppo, with activists claiming Russian planes were responsible. Continue reading

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    May 11, 2015  

    Fighting raged across Yemen in the hours before a five-day humanitarian cease-fire was set to begin between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi rebels, who have some backing from Iran. Meanwhile, conditions for civilians in Sanaa and Aden grew ever more dire. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on outside attempts to put an end to the fighting. Continue reading

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    May 11, 2015  

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and the King of Bahrain won’t be attending President Obama’s summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David, instead sending officials in their place.The State Department denied it’s a snub, triggered by concerns about the U.S. pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss. Continue reading

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    April 19, 2015  

    The United States Army announced on Friday that about 300 troops, based in Italy, had arrived in western Ukraine for a six-month training rotation for three battalions of Ukraine’s National Guard. It is the first training mission by American troops in Ukraine since the war in the southeast began. Andrew Roth of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Moscow, to discuss. Continue reading

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin walks past as US President Barack Obama at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group in China Friday. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images
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    President Barack Obama on Sunday bluntly accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of not living up to a cease-fire agreement in Ukraine, but offered no new plans for how the West might change his calculus. Continue reading

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    August 19, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel hours before the latest truce was set to expire. Israel responded with escalating airstrikes, sending large clouds of smoke above the Gaza skyline. Palestinian officials reported two were killed. Also, the Islamic State group claimed to have beheaded American journalist James Foley. He was reported missing in Syria in 2012. Continue reading

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    August 7, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry urged Afghanistan’s opposing presidential candidates to accept results from an ongoing audit of the runoff election. Also, several thousand Palestinians marched in support of Hamas on the final day of a 72-hour truce as negotiations continue in Egypt for a longer cease-fire. Continue reading

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    August 5, 2014  

    Judy Woodruff talks to Aaron David Miller of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Hussein Ibish of the American Task Force on Palestine about the prospects of a lasting cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians, what each side stands to gain, as well as how the U.S. can play a role. Continue reading

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    August 5, 2014  

    The last Israeli ground troops withdrew from Gaza, having largely completed the destruction of Hamas-built tunnels. Palestinians used a 72-hour cease-fire to venture out for food, water and supplies, and to survey the damage after a month of aerial and ground attacks. Palestinian and Israeli delegations arrived in Cairo, while other regional powers began work on a lasting cease-fire. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

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