Islamic militants

  • September 15, 2015  

    On Sunday, 12 tourists were accidentally killed by Egyptian government forces, who mistook the group for Islamist militants and fired on them with an Apache helicopter. Jeffrey Brown speaks to Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about the military aid Egypt receives from the United States and the tension over how it has been used. Continue reading

  • July 3, 2015  

    In our news wrap Friday, more than a dozen Islamic militant groups, including al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria, launched an assault on government positions in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Also, Aetna announced it’s buying rival health insurance company Humana for $37 billion. If approved, Aetna will become the second largest health insurer in the U.S. Continue reading

  • January 13, 2015  

    In early January, Boko Haram militants attacked the remote northern Nigerian town of Baga, but it was days before reports of the massacre got out, with estimated death tolls ranging from 150 to 2,000. Gwen Ifill speaks with Nii Akuetteh of the African Immigrant Caucus about disturbing reports about young girls being used as bombers and how recent violence will affect Nigeria’s upcoming elections. Continue reading

  • August 30, 2014  

    The Islamic State has entered into the global consciousness for multiple reasons. Partly for the savagery it is willing to commit and also because of the savvy the group displays in spreading its message. For more analysis, Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution and Phillip Smyth, a researcher at the University of Maryland who studies Islamic extremism. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2014  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, Kiev released sound and video of what it said was a group of captured Russian soldiers, and charged that a Russian helicopter attacked a border post Monday. Meanwhile, the leaders of both countries met for the first time since June. Also, the White House confirmed that an American who was likely part of an Islamic militant group was killed in Syria. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2013  

    As Secretary Clinton offers congressional testimony on the consulate attack in Benghazi, Jeffrey Brown talks with former U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Burns and Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute about Clinton’s performance and whether the United States is doing enough to combat Islamic militants in North Africa. Continue reading

  • January 21, 2013  

    In other news Monday, it was reported that three Americans were among the casualties killed in the hostage stand-off in Algeria, which began when militants attacked a natural gas complex. In neighboring Mali, French and Malian forces took back control of key towns from Islamic rebels linked to al-Qaida. Continue reading

  • January 18, 2013  

    Although a large number of hostages have been released in Algeria, efforts continue to secure and account for remaining captives and the casualties, including some Americans. In neighboring Mali, Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports that conflicts between Islamist militants and the Malian government continue. Continue reading

  • January 17, 2013  

    After Islamic militants tied to al-Qaida took hostages at a natural gas plant in Algeria as retribution for France’s strikes in Mali, the Algerian government launched an assault to free those held, including some Americans. Jeffrey Brown reports on conflicting accounts about how many got out alive and how many were killed. Continue reading

  • January 14, 2013  

    French troops have offered aid to Mali in their fight against insurgency groups. Islamist rebels linked to al-Qaida launched a counteroffensive after four days of French air strikes on northern strongholds, promising to drag France into an Afghanistan-style war. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

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