• massgrave
    August 30, 2016  

    Documenting atrocities committed by the Islamic State can seem impossible. A new report from the Associated Press, however, catalogs 72 mass graves around Syria and Iraq — including one site that held 1,700 bodies. Gwen Ifill speaks with the AP’s Lori Hinnant about the locations of these burial sites, what happened to the victims entombed within them and whether anyone is being held responsible. Continue reading

  • fracturedlands
    August 12, 2016  

    In an article that consumes the entirety of this week’s New York Times Magazine, Scott Anderson aims to tell a story of great breadth and timeliness: how the current conflicts in the Middle East arose, and how they might evolve from here. Hari Sreenivasan discusses with Anderson how the writer leveraged six individual voices to illustrate the narrative of these immensely complex hostilities. Continue reading

  • Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government fire weapons during a battle with IS fighters in Sirte, Libya, July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/File Photo - RTSLTSA
    August 10, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, U.S.-backed forces in Libya say they have captured the Islamic State headquarters, located in the city of Sirte. After a weeks-long stalemate, they finally broke through with the help of U.S. airstrikes that began 10 days ago. Also, with air support from the U.S., the Afghan government is sending more troops to a key southern province to fight Taliban gains. Continue reading

  • refugeesfix
    August 8, 2016  

    Refugees arriving in upstate New York in recent years have increasingly come from active conflict zones, including Syria and Iraq — many fleeing with injuries of war and deep emotional scars. As the refugee populations in places like Buffalo change, the health care systems and cultures of these cities have been changing, too. Special correspondent Sarah Varney reports. Continue reading

  • Shooting victim Paul O'Neal's sister Briana Adams, 22, briefs the media at Michael Oppenheimer's, left, law office on Aug. 5, 2016 in Chicago. The family viewed the Chicago police videos from the shooting death of Paul O'Neal early in the day at the IPRA offices with activist Ja'Mal Green, right. (Anthony Souffle/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
    August 5, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, authorities in Chicago released video footage of a car chase and altercation between police and black teenager Paul O’Neal, who was fatally shot. Reports indicate O’Neal was unarmed. Also, in South Africa, the African National Congress is facing its worst electoral loss since 1994, when it ended white-minority rule. A poor economy and alleged corruption drove the defeat. Continue reading

  • Police officers are seen in front of a facility for the disabled where at least 19 people were killed and as many as 20 wounded by a knife-wielding man, in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 26, 2016. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.  - RTSJLME
    July 25, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, a former employee of a disabled living facility just outside Tokyo returned there and went on a stabbing rampage, killing 15 and injuring 45. Also, ISIS has claimed responsibility for Friday’s suicide bombing in Germany that injured 15 and Sunday’s attack at a checkpoint in Iraq that killed at least 14. Continue reading

  • Supporters of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shout slogans during a protest against corruption at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, July 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani  - RTSI28Z
    July 15, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, Congress released a classified report that asked whether top Saudi officials had knowledge of or were involved with the 9/11 attacks. The White House said they weren’t. Also, tthousands of Iraqi Shiites loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr rally in Baghdad against embattled Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is under fire for corruption and a series of deadly ISIS terror attacks. Continue reading

  • File photo of Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
    July 11, 2016   BY  

    BAGHDAD — The United States will send 560 more troops to Iraq to transform a freshly retaken air base into a staging hub for the long-awaited battle to recapture Mosul from Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday. The new American forces should arrive in the coming weeks. Continue reading

  • Iraqi men react at the site after a suicide car bomb attack at the shopping area of Karrada, a largely Shi'ite district, in Baghdad, Iraq July 4, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad - RTX2JMIU
    July 5, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Iraqi search teams recovered more bodies in Baghdad from the Sunday bombing linked to the Islamic State. Families of the victims held funerals and the country’s interior minister resigned. Also, one-time rivals President Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigned together for the first time this year. Continue reading

  • People search for their relatives at a site after a suicide bomb attack at the shopping area of Karrada, a largely Shi'ite district, in Baghdad, Iraq July 4, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad  - RTX2JNWA
    July 4, 2016  

    A Sunday bombing in Iraq — marking one of Baghdad’s bloodiest days in a decade — capped off a week of Islamic-State linked attacks spanning the globe. Before Iraq came a suicide bombing at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, which Turkey blamed on ISIS, and an attack by gunmen on a restaurant in Bangladesh’s capital. John Yang reports. Continue reading