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  • 100 YEARS LATER monitor armenia genocide
    April 24, 2015  

    Armenia’s government, joined by foreign leaders from Russia and France, marked 100 years since the first mass killings by Ottoman Turks in 1915; in total, an estimated 1.5 million people were killed. In Brussels, Lebanon and Los Angeles, people marched in memory, and to demand that Turkey acknowledge that the acts of its forebearers amounted to genocide. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • Demonstrators attend a torch-bearing march marking the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in Yerevan
    April 24, 2015  

    The Turkish government has rejected the term “genocide” to describe the mass killing of Armenians 100 years ago, a stance that has sparked criticism and protest. For two perspectives on the history and meaning today, Jeffrey Brown talks to Soner Cagaptay of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Hrach Gregorian of American University. Continue reading

  • July 11, 2013   BY NewsHour Poetry Series  

    Liao Yiwu was in his early 30s when he was arrested for writing and performing a poem about the brutality of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. His poem — simply called “Massacre” — was an angry, howling rant against the government and a plea for support for the fledgling pro-democracy movement.
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  • July 11, 2013   BY NewsHour Poetry Series  

    Liao Yiwu was in his early 30s when he was arrested for writing and performing a poem about the brutality of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. His poem — simply called “Massacre” — was an angry, howling rant against the government and a plea for support for the fledgling pro-democracy movement.
    Continue reading

  • July 18, 2012  

    Bomb attacks at the Syrian national security headquarters killed members of President Bashar al-Assad’s inner circle, including the defense minister and Assad’s brother-in-law. Meanwhile, U.S. officials voiced concern about Syria’s increasing instability and vulnerable chemical weapon sites. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • July 18, 2012  

    With violence escalating in Damascus, some analysts consider the Syrian conflict at a tipping point. Judy Woodruff discusses likely political transitions for Syria with the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Steven Heydemann and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Frederic Wehrey. Continue reading

  • July 13, 2012  

    U.N. monitors blame the Syrian government for killing hundreds of people in a rural village in what rebels call one of the worst days of bloodshed since the uprisings began in Syria more than a year ago. Continue reading

  • July 13, 2012  

    Judy interviews Elizabeth Kennedy, Associated Press bureau chief in Beirut. They discuss the latest massacre, Russia’s support, the chemical weapons stockpile and a warning by Hillary Clinton to the U.N. Security Council. Continue reading

  • May 30, 2012  

    The bodies of 13 people were found with their hands tied in an eastern province in Syria. Some had been shot in the head, execution-style. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports and has the first look inside Houla, following the weekend massacre there. Continue reading

  • May 29, 2012  

    Responding to Syria’s weekend massacre, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan met with President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday — asserting that the country had reached “a tipping point” in bloodshed. Judy Woodruff and Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer discuss ongoing global debate over how to stop the violence inside the country. Continue reading

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