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  • November 14, 2011  

    The Arab League voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to suspend Syria’s membership in an effort to further pressure President Bashar al Assad to stop the crackdown on dissidents. Margaret Warner discusses the growing frustration with Syria with The Atlantic Council’s Michele Dunne and University of Maryland’s Shibley Telhami. Continue reading

  • March 25, 2011  

    In other news Friday, Japanese officials warned one of the nuclear reactor cores at the stricken Fukushima power plant may have been breached. Two workers were hospitalized for radiation burns while working to repair the reactor. Also, the U.N. reported that up to 1 million people have fled escalating violence in Ivory Coast. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Are there any economic explanations for the world running riot, especially in North Africa? Maybe, says investment adviser Ed Yardeni, an otherwise pretty consistently conservative economist. He cites distinguished Brandeis University historian David Hackett Fischer and Fischer’s 1996 book, “The … Continue reading

  • February 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Is there an economic explanation for the world running riot, especially in North Africa? Maybe, says investment advisor Ed Yardeni, an otherwise pretty consistently conservative economist. He cites distinguished Brandeis University, historian David Hackett Fischer and Fischer’s 1996 book, “The … Continue reading

  • September 6, 2010  

    Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Jordan on the day-to-day difficulties of Iraqi refugees. Some refugees have fled from their homeland to avoid the conflict in Iraq and will probably never return home. Continue reading

  • March 9, 2010  

    Vice President Joe Biden is in the Middle East, meeting with Israeli officials about resuming peace talks after more than a year or deadlock in the region. He pledged commitment to Israel’s security, but condemned plans to expand settlements eastward. Margaret Warner reports on the U.S. attempts to broker peace. Continue reading

  • January 5, 2010  

    The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA officers in Afghanistan last week is reported to have been a Jordanian double agent who American officials recruited to help provide intelligence on al-Qaida leaders. Gwen Ifill speaks with two experts about who the attacker was, and how he was able to carry out the devastating attack. Continue reading

  • November 10, 2009  

    Nearly 32,000 Iraqi refugees have come to the United States over the past three years to escape violence and political uncertainty. But as Jeffrey Kaye reports, more refugees are learning that personal safety often comes at the cost of economic security. Continue reading

  • April 29, 2008  

    Facing the threat of kidnapping, torture, and beheadings, Iraqi interpreters who have worked for U.S. forces are seeking refuge for themselves and their families in the United States. Lee Hochberg of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports on their search for safety. Continue reading

  • July 26, 2007  

    Millions of Iraqi citizens have left their war-torn country to seek refuge abroad or fled to other parts of the country. A migration expert and a representative of a humanitarian group weigh in on the situation. Continue reading