Two young girls strapped with explosives in northeast Nigeria blew themselves up Sunday, killing three other people in the second apparent attack in two days using child suicide bombers.
In other news Friday, Iraq suffered heavy violence from a string of bombings and shootings, leaving more than 90 people dead. Also, the South African government launched an investigation into deaths of platinum miners after a bloody confrontation with police. Continue reading
The number of insurgent attacks are rising in the north and south of Afghanistan. This week’s suicide bombings have killed more than 35 civilians. Relations between NATO and the Afghan forces are tense as attacks by Afghan men in uniform against coalition troopsa have left seven Americans dead. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, a suicide attack in Eastern Afghanistan killed three NATO troops and one Afghan civilian. So far, 15 NATO troops have been killed in August. Also, Mitt Romney attacked President Obama in one of the latest Republican campaign ads, accusing the president of weakening welfare reform. Continue reading
Tuesday night’s spectacular Taliban attack on a landmark Kabul hotel popular with Westerners shook any semblance of calm in the Afghan capital. Washington Post reporter Pamela Constable joins Margaret Warner from Kabul for an update on the attack and the security situation as President Obama looks to draw down U.S. troop levels. Continue reading
With more killings in the run-up to Sunday’s Iraqi elections, Jim Lehrer gets two perspectives on governance in Iraq from Feisal Istrabadi, former deputy ambassador to the United Nations, and Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Continue reading
Suicide bombers detonated a pair of heavy explosives Friday at two American luxury hotels in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens more, police said. Continue reading
Poets in the Arab world have historically been important cultural figures, and this tradition continues among Palestinians. In the second of his reports on Middle East poetry, Jeffrey Brown discusses poetry’s role in Arab society with three leading Palestinian poets. Continue reading