NewsHour Weekend

  • donald trump
    May 21, 2017  

    President Trump on Sunday called on the Arab world to show unity and partner with the U.S. to combat extremism and terrorism. The speech was held in Saudi Arabia to a summit of leaders from 50 Arab and Muslim-majority countries. Gary Sick, a senior researcher scholar at Columbia University, and Farah Pandith, a senior fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations, join Alison Stewart with more. Continue reading

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    The Oregon DMV is close to offering a third option for people who have long been forced to identify as either “male” or “female” when requesting a state identification. Continue reading

  • West Virginia Sex Ed
    May 21, 2017  

    The U.S. has the highest rate of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases among developed nations. In an attempt to reverse these trends, schools in West Virginia are having more candid conversations with students and introducing comprehensive sexual education curricula. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Yasmeen Qureshi reports.

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  • unicef report
    May 21, 2017   BY  

    More than 300,000 children have been discovered unaccompanied in recent years, up from 66,000 children in 2010 and 2011, according to a UNICEF report. Continue reading

  • Kenya electricity
    May 20, 2017  

    Kenya has made rapid gains in connecting households across the country to the electrical grid, as part of a goal to achieve universal access to power by 2020. Over the past three years the East African country has connected 12.4 million people, becoming a model on a continent where half of the population lives without electricity. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports. Continue reading

  • donald trump
    May 20, 2017  

    President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia Saturday on his first stop abroad as commander-in-chief. During the visit, he signed several deals with Saudi King Salman, including a military sales worth billions and a commitment to cooperate on defense. Ben Hubbard, Middle East correspondent for The New York Times, joins Alison Stewart from Riyadh to discuss the trip. Continue reading

  • A supporter of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani holds his poster as she celebrates his victory in the presidential election, in Tehran
    May 20, 2017  

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has been easily re-elected to a second four-year term, capturing 57 percent of the vote in a race that has implications for wars in Syria and Yemen. He’s considered a moderate who sought the nuclear disarmament and sanction-lifting deal with the U.S. and other world powers. From Tehran, journalist Reza Sayah joins via Skype Alison Stewart to discuss. Continue reading

  • houthis
    May 20, 2017  

    Demonstrators on Saturday took to the streets of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, to protest President Donald Trump’s visit to the Saudi Kingdom. For two years, Yemen has been embroiled in a civil war between the country’s Saudi-backed government and the Houthi movement, which is allied with Iran. Martin Smith, of the PBS series FRONTLINE, joins Alison Stewart by phone from Sanaa. Continue reading

  • Photo by Geoff Manasse via Getty Images
    May 14, 2017  

    The U.S. has the highest rate of mothers dying during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum of any developed country — 26 women for every 100,000 live births. Last week, NPR and ProPublica published a joint investigation into the reasons why mothers are dying. ProPublica reporter Nina Martin joins Hari Sreenivasan from Oakland, California, to discuss what the investigation found. Continue reading

  • Missiles are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of North Korea's founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017. Photo By Sue-Lin Wong/Reuters
    May 14, 2017  

    North Korea successfully tested a missile early Sunday morning. The last time the U.S. engaged North Korea in talks about its weapons programs was 2008, when former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Christopher Hill served under the Bush administration. Now the dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, Hill joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the latest. Continue reading

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