• Hiji Behram Khan, father of Dilawar, a police cadet who was killed in Monday's attack on the Police Training College, holds pictures of his son outside his home on the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan, October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro - RTX2QKB8
    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

  • People walk near an over-crowded graveyard in the rebel held al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSR2T1
    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

  • Members of PeacePlayers International participate in a basketball clinic at Blessed Sacrament School in Washington, D.C., on March 19. Photo by Imagine Photography
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    Malak, a 16-year-old Palestinian, said she first heard about PeacePlayers International – a group that unites Israelis and Palestinians to play basketball – five years ago. She wanted to learn basketball but was nervous about being around Jews. Continue reading

  • A Palestinian protester uses a sling to launch a tear gas canister, initially fired by Israeli troops, during clashes at a protest marking Land Day, near Israel's Ofer Prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah March 30, 2016. March 30 marks Land Day, the annual commemoration of protests in 1976 against Israel's appropriation of Arab-owned land in the Galilee. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman         TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTSCUJY
    April 6, 2016  

    Is there any reason to hope that the peace process between Israel and Palestine will ever bear fruit? To explore that question, John Yang sits down with David Makovsky of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Hisham Melhem of Al Arabiya. Continue reading

  • Riad Hijab, Syrian opposition coordinator for the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) attends a news conference after the Geneva peace talks were paused in Geneva, Switzerland, February 3 , 2016. U.N.-mediated talks to end the war in Syria are on pause until Feb. 25, U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday, saying the talks had not failed but needed immediate help from international backers led by the United States and Russia. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy - RTX25BRP
    February 3, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, Syrian peace talks in Geneva came to a halt after just two days of negotiations, with both sides refusing to compromise; the U.N. Special Envoy for Syria said talks would resume later in the month. Also, three Palestinians armed with guns, knives and bombs killed a border security officer and wounded another in Jerusalem. Continue reading

  • An Israeli soldier secures the scene where Israeli security forces shot dead a Palestinian assailant who tried to stab a man at Gush Etzion junction, near a West Bank settlement on Tuesday, police said, a location that has seen many attacks during two months of violence. December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner - RTX1WLT4
    December 1, 2015  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, a federal trial for the man accused of killing nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina, has been postponed for a third time. Also, the Israeli military says troops shot and killed two more Palestinians in attempted stabbings in the West Bank. Continue reading

  • A man kisses the coffin of American citizen Ezra Schwartz who was killed during a Palestinian attack on Thursday in the West Bank, during a ceremony at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, before the coffin leaves for burial in the U.S November 21, 2015. REUTERS/Nir Elias  - RTX1V7SD
    November 24, 2015  

    After Richard Lakin was killed on a Jerusalem bus in October, his son discovered hundreds of social media posts encouraging and instructing young Palestinians to stab Israeli Jews. Lakin’s son is now the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against Facebook, ordering the tech company to stop allowing postings that incite attacks. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

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    November 4, 2015  

    What would have been different if Israeli Minister Yitzhak Rabin hadn’t been murdered 20 years ago? Gwen Ifill gets reflections on the late leader and the peace process then and today from former Middle East peace negotiator Dennis Ross, Israeli columnist Ari Shavit and Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab. Continue reading

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    October 26, 2015  

    A 13-year-old Palestinian boy is accused of a stabbing attack on a 13-year-old Israeli boy, after which the Palestinian was then beaten and left bloody in the street before receiving medical treatment. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal returns to the scene to find out more about what happened and how it’s fracturing an already fraught relationship between local Israelis and Palestinians. Continue reading

  • A Palestinian man stands next to, according to Israel, a newly erected temporary concrete wall that measures around 10 meters, in Jerusalem October 18, 2015. Israel erected what it said as a temporary concrete wall along a short stretch of a street that on one side is a Jewish neighbourhood and the other is the outskirts of Jabel Mukabar, a Palestinian neighbourhood which has been one of the flashpoints of the recent flare-up of violence in Jerusalem. Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the short section of barrier was intended to prevent petrol bombs being thrown at the apartments in the Jewish neighbourhood on Meir Nakar street. REUTERS/Amir Cohen - RTS4ZJO
    October 19, 2015  

    Overnight in Israel, a lone gunman shot and killed a soldier and injured several people at a bus station before being shot and killed himself. Meanwhile in East Jerusalem, authorities continued to escalate their security presence. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports on what’s fueling Palestinian anger behind the recent attacks, and why Secretary of State John Kerry is stepping in. Continue reading

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