• October 31, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, Iraqi troops advanced on the city of Mosul after seizing the last village held by the Islamic State on the edge of the city, two weeks after the offensive began. Also, Lebanon finally has a new president after the position sat vacant for two years during a political crisis. Michel Aoun is 81 and a strong ally of the Islamic militant group Hezbollah. Continue reading

  • October 28, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear its first case on transgender rights, which involves a transgender teen in Virginia who was barred from using the boys’ bathroom at a high school. Also, the secretary of the interior says she’s “profoundly disappointed” with the acquittals of seven defendants accused of conspiracy for taking over an Oregon wildlife refuge for 41 days. Continue reading

  • October 27, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, two powerful earthquakes destroyed a 15th century church and hundreds of homes in the Italian town of Visso. Also, Libya’s navy reported that at least 90 people — mostly African migrants — drowned when their rubber boat tore apart. Continue reading

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    The Afghan girl with strikingly green eyes featured on the cover of National Geographic in 1985 was arrested Wednesday in Pakistan for illegally obtaining national identity cards. Continue reading

  • October 26, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the city of Quetta virtually was closed down as residents mourned the death of 61 victims of Tuesday’s massacre at a police academy. Both an Islamic State affiliate and a Taliban splinter group have claimed responsibility for the attack. Also, the Taliban is denying it kidnapped and killed 26 civilians in Afghanistan, who were abducted in a remote province on Tuesday. Continue reading

  • October 25, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, National Intelligence Director James Clapper voiced doubt that North Korea will ever give up its nuclear weapons. The State Department quickly disputed that notion and insisted the U.S. policy is both unchanged and realistic. Also, militants in Pakistan stormed a police academy overnight, killing at least 61 and wounding more than 120. Continue reading

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    The bill eliminates a current loophole in the law that allows families to forgive those who commit honor killings so they can escape prosecution. Continue reading

  • October 6, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, Syria’s military and its Russian allies scaled back airstrikes on Aleppo, but President Bashar al-Assad vowed to recapture all of the city. Also, lawmakers in Pakistan vowed to enact harsher penalties for so-called “honor killings,” in which women are murdered by their male relatives for marrying or dating without the family’s approval. Continue reading

  • September 16, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, a suicide bomber killed at least 24 and injured dozens more at a Sunni Mosque in the northwest region of Pakistan. Also, President Obama renewed his efforts to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal through Congress. The bill has been denounced by both Democrats and Republicans, which the president said is due to “misinformation.” Continue reading

  • August 8, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, hundreds of Delta Air Lines flights were canceled and thousands delayed after a global crash of the airline’s computer systems. Limited service resumed after 11 hours. Also, in Pakistan, at least 67 were killed and scores more wounded at a hospital in the southwest part of the country. A breakaway Taliban group claimed the attack, which targeted a gathering of lawyers. Continue reading

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