• A Huthi Shiite militant inspects what remains of a hotel destroyed in an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition on May 31, 2015 in Al-Thawra sport city located north of the capital Sanaa. Human Rights Watch published new evidence alleging a Saudi-led coalition is using internationally banned cluster bombs in Yemen, urging it to stop such attacks that were harming civilians.     AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)
    June 19, 2015  

    Many people think of the civil war in Yemen in broad terms – Shia versus Sunni, Saudi Arabia versus Iran. But what does the constant fighting mean to those in the country? Jane Ferguson examines how the ongoing struggle is affecting everyday Yemenis, providing an on-the-ground perspective on the war. Continue reading

  • A view of vehicle wreckages after a suicide car bomber blew himself at a checkpoint near Mistrata
    May 21, 2015  

    New victories by the Islamic State in Syria, Iraq and Libya are fueling debate and criticism in Washington over the U.S. strategy and reliance on airstrikes against the militant group. Gwen Ifill talks to David Ignatius of The Washington Post and Feisal Istrabadi, Iraq’s former deputy UN ambassador, about the complicated challenges facing the U.S. Continue reading

    May 18, 2015  

    The Islamic State’s black flag flew in Ramadi after Iraqi troops and civilians fled the capital of Anbar province on Sunday, leaving behind stockpiles of weapons. The loss of Ramadi is a setback for both Iraq and for American efforts to contain the militant group. In response, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called in powerful Shiite militias to fight in the largely Sunni region. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

  • Iraqi security forces defend their headquarters against attacks by Islamic State extremists in the eastern part of Ramadi
    May 18, 2015  

    What does the fall of Ramadi mean for the fight against the Islamic State group? Gwen Ifill talks to former State Department official Vali Nasr and retired Col. Derek Harvey, a former Army intelligence officer, about weaknesses of the Iraqi Army and what it might take to defeat the militant group. Continue reading

  • Crime scene investigators look at the ground after a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in Sanaa
    March 20, 2015  

    In Yemen’s capital city Sanaa, four bombings rocked two crowded mosques during Friday prayers. At least 137 people were killed, according to a report. The mosques are controlled by Shiite “Houthi” rebels who stormed the capital last fall and control a growing swath of the country. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility, which drew a skeptical response from Washington. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

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    October 18, 2014  

    For more on the Iraq parliament’s approval of Sunni and Shiite ministers, ISIS’s presence in Anbar province and the group’s encroachment on Baghdad, Douglas Ollivant, a partner with global strategic consulting firm Mantid International, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington. Continue reading

  • Iraqi Kurdish forces prepare to fight Islamic State militants on June 29 in the village of Bashir, south of Kirkuk. Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images
    September 10, 2014   BY Bradley Klapper, Associated Press 

    WASHINGTON — The Islamic State group doesn’t pose an immediate threat of an attack in the United States, senior U.S. officials testified Wednesday, but warned that the danger from the militants is spreading beyond the Middle East to Europe and other parts of the world. Continue reading

  • BAIJI, IRAQ - JULY 30:  During the Eid al-Fitr, Islamic State of Iraq and Levant-led militants patrol on the roads of Baiji after they control the city in Iraq on July 30, 2014. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
    August 29, 2014  

    Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to the Mideast to work on building a coalition of allies to oppose the Islamic State group. But the regional conflicts that cross nations and factions are likely to complicate the effort. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

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    August 27, 2014  

    Douglas McAuthur McCain, an American man who was killed while fighting for the Islamic State in Syria, is not the first U.S. citizen to die as an Islamic militant in the war-torn country, and the FBI warns there are dozens more still fighting. For more on why Americans and others are joining terror groups abroad, Gwen Ifill talks to Humera Khan of Muflehun and Jessica Stern of Harvard University. Continue reading

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    June 21, 2014  

    Sunni extremists continue to gain ground in Iraq and now militants led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have captured the town of al Qaim on the border with Syria. Alison Stewart speaks with Gideon Rose of the Council of Foreign Relations about the threat that militant extremists pose in Iraq and America’s role in the situation. Continue reading

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