• U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L)  meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at a hotel in Vienna, Austria June 30, 2015.  Kerry and  Zarif held a "productive" meeting in Vienna on Tuesday, the State Department said, as negotiations on curbing Iran's nuclear program were extended. REUTERS/State Department/Handout  FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTX1IHEE
    June 30, 2015  

    Representatives from Iran and other world powers who are negotiating the country’s nuclear program have missed another deadline. The announcement of a week-long extension came from Vienna, where Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with his international counterparts. Jeffrey Brown talks to Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg, reporting from Vienna. Continue reading

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    June 24, 2015  

    For Shirin Neshat, “art became a kind of an excuse to build a relationship, even from a distance,” to her homeland and history. Neshat grew up in pre-revolutionary Iran, then came to the U.S. as a student in the 1970s and is now an internationally recognized artist. She joins Jeffrey Brown to look at her latest exhibit, “Facing History” at Washington’s Hirshhorn Museum. Continue reading

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during his press conference in Tehran on June 13, 2015. There are still "many differences over details" of a nuclear deal Iran and world powers are trying to conclude by June 30, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said.  AFP PHOTO / BEHROUZ MEHRI        (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)
    June 19, 2015  

    As the June 30th deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran approaches, both nations are feeling the pressure. Gwen Ifill talks to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz about whether a deal will come through, and what it might look like. Continue reading

  • A Huthi Shiite militant inspects what remains of a hotel destroyed in an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition on May 31, 2015 in Al-Thawra sport city located north of the capital Sanaa. Human Rights Watch published new evidence alleging a Saudi-led coalition is using internationally banned cluster bombs in Yemen, urging it to stop such attacks that were harming civilians.     AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
    June 19, 2015  

    Many people think of the civil war in Yemen in broad terms – Shia versus Sunni, Saudi Arabia versus Iran. But what does the constant fighting mean to those in the country? Jane Ferguson examines how the ongoing struggle is affecting everyday Yemenis, providing an on-the-ground perspective on the war. Continue reading

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    The United States needs to have verification, including access to suspicious sites, in any nuclear deal with Iran, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill in an interview airing on Friday’s broadcast. Continue reading

  • An Afghan policeman inspects the wreckage of a car after a Taliban attack on a guesthouse in Kabul May 27, 2015. Four Taliban insurgents armed with assault rifles and a grenade launcher stormed a guesthouse in the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital overnight and held out for hours until they were killed by government forces early on Wednesday, officials said.  REUTERS/Omar Sobhani 
    June 13, 2015  

    In Afghanistan on Saturday, the Taliban attacked police in the southern province of Helmand, killing at least 20 officers and wounding two others. It’s the latest in a series of deadly Taliban attacks there. Now, we’re learning the Taliban may be getting an influx of outside support for some of these attacks. The alleged source? Iran. For more Hari Sreenivasan is joined from Istanbul by the Wall Street Journal’s Margherita Stancati. Continue reading

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    June 12, 2015  

    Journalist Maziar Bahari was held for months in a Tehran prison after being arrested while on assignment. He’s written a memoir of that ordeal, “Then They Came for Me,” plus directed a documentary called “Forced Confessions.” Now he’s launched a website that he’s hoping will draw more attention to the dangers facing journalists in Iran. Bahari discusses the project with William Brangham. Continue reading

  • Iraqi soldiers train with members of the U.S. Army 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, at Camp Taji, Iraq, in this U.S. Army photo released June 2, 2015. The United States is expected to announce on Wednesday plans for a new military base in Iraq's Anbar province and the deployment of around 400 additional U.S. trainers to help Iraqi forces in the fight against Islamic State, a U.S. official said.  
    June 10, 2015  

    The White House has announced it will send more troops to fight the Islamic State group in Iraq. To discuss the multi-front war with the militants, Judy Woodruff talks to Michèle Flournoy of the Center for a New American Security, retired Col. Andrew Bacevich of Boston University, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and retired Gen. Anthony Zinni, former commander of the U.S. Central Command. Continue reading

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    June 9, 2015  

    How does Baghdad see the ongoing battle against the Islamic State? Judy Woodruff interviews Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily about his nation’s urgent, “existential” fight against the militant group and the role and responsibility of the United States. Continue reading

  • Anti-Houthi fighters of the Southern Popular Resistance stand on a tank in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on May 10, 2015. Photo by Reuters
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    A group of local militias calling themselves the Southern Popular Resistance has been fighting to expel Houthi fighters from the southern regions of Yemen. Continue reading