Kurdish rebels

  • May 10, 2017  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, South Korea’s new liberal president, Moon Jae-in, took the oath of office and vowed to unite the country and negotiate peace with foreign nations. Also, Kurdish fighters in Syria welcomed the Trump administration’s decision to arm them with heavier weapons. Continue reading

  • May 9, 2017  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, the Trump administration is reportedly considering a plan to vastly expand the U.S. military’s role in fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, boosting the number of troops and giving the Pentagon power to set troop levels. Also, the Trump administration is also ramping efforts to battle the Islamic State in Syria by arming Kurdish fighters with heavier weapons. Continue reading

  • August 29, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, top American officials accused Turkey of focusing on Kurdish groups in their military campaign against Syria, instead of on ISIS. Also, in Yemen, a suicide truck bomb tore into a gathering of military recruits, leaving at least 54 dead and 70 wounded. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place in the southern city of Aden, near two schools and a mosque. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, the fast-moving fire just 60 miles east of Los Angeles flared even more; 1500 firefighters are battling flames only 4 percent contained. The inferno has charred nearly 50 square miles since Tuesday and forced 82,000 to evacuate. Also, Amnesty International reports that 18,000 detainees have died in Syrian government prisons, while others suffered torture and disease. Continue reading

  • June 7, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, a car bomb killed 11 and wounded 36 in Istanbul; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed not to be intimidated by terrorism despite the city’s fourth such attack this year. Also, the leaders of the world’s two largest democracies met when President Obama welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House to discuss climate change.
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  • August 25, 2015  

    New parliamentary elections will be held in Turkey later this fall. Since President Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party lost its majority in June, efforts to produce a coalition government have failed. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff to discuss that country’s political uncertainty and the campaign against the Islamic State. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Thai authorities issued a warrant for a man in a yellow shirt suspected in a deadly bombing at a shrine. He is now believed to have acted as part of a network. Also, two more attacks added to a growing wave of violence in Turkey. In one case, at least eight soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing by Kurdish rebels. Continue reading

  • July 29, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Turkish jets launched new airstrikes on Kurdish rebel targets in Northern Iraq overnight. Turkey’s prime minister warned that it won’t end attacks until rebel fighters withdraw. Also, Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., was indicted on federal racketeering and bribery charges for allegedly misusing charitable donations and campaign money. Continue reading

  • July 28, 2015  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, representatives from 28 nations convened an emergency NATO meeting to discuss the threat of the Islamic State in Turkey. Meanwhile, a Turkish soldier was shot by a Kurdish militant near the border with Iraq, causing Turkey to retaliate with airstrikes. Also, the Obama administration returned to Congress for another round of testimony on the Iran nuclear agreement. Continue reading

  • July 27, 2015  

    As Turkey and the U.S. work on plans to sweep Islamic State fighters from an area across the Turkish border with Syria, Istanbul has stepped up its air campaign against the extremist group, as well as on Kurdish insurgents. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from Southern Turkey, where many residents are holding their breath for what comes next. Continue reading

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