• February 17, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, a car bomb killed at least 28 people and wounded 61, hitting a number of military buses in Turkey’s capital of Ankara. Also, convoys carrying humanitarian aid made their way to besieged parts of Syria, part of an agreement between the Assad government and the U.N. Continue reading

  • February 9, 2016  

    As Syrian government forces close in on Aleppo, U.N. officials warn that 300,000 people might become trapped in the remains of Syria’s largest city, while tens of thousands of refugees try to flee towards the Turkish border. Russian airstrikes, bolstering the campaign, have drawn harsh criticism for targeting civilians, and could jeopardize peace talks in Geneva. William Brangham reports. Continue reading

  • February 6, 2016  

    Government forces in Syria have intensified their offensive on the city of Aleppo, causing tens of thousands of refugees to flee toward the Turkish border, and leading the disbanding of United Nations-brokered peace talks in Switzerland this week. Brian Jenkins of the Rand Corporation joins William Brangham to discuss. Continue reading

  • January 30, 2016   BY  

    At least 35 people, including five children, died on Saturday as they attempted crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Turkey into Greece, adding to already staggering totals of migrants and refugees who drowned or were killed in recent years, many of whom took the voyage using over-packed rafts to escape Syria’s civil war. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2016  

    Vice President Joe Biden says the United States and Turkey are prepared for a military solution in Syria if a political settlement is not possible. On Saturday, 45 opposition groups issued a statement saying they support a political process but the biggest players are still at odds. New York Times reporter Anne Barnard joins Alison Stewart via Skype from Beirut. Continue reading

  • January 17, 2016  

    More than 2.5 million refugees fleeing Syria’s civil war, currently live in Turkey. Nearly 90 percent of those refugees are now living outside of traditional refugee camps, presenting a whole new set of challenges for international relief agencies. NewsHour special correspondent Mike Cerre reports. Continue reading

  • January 12, 2016  

    An explosion ripped throughout the historic heart of Istanbul on Tuesday, scattering bodies at a major tourist destination. The suicide blast killed 10, most of whom were German visitors. Turkey’s prime minister declared the Islamic State was responsible. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • January 12, 2016   BY  

    The Islamic State group was responsible for a suicide blast that hit Istanbul’s main tourist district Tuesday, killing at least 10 people, not including the bomber, and wounding another 15, Turkey’s prime minister said. Continue reading

  • December 1, 2015   BY  

    PARIS — President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power to end his country’s long civil war, but warned the turnaround would not come overnight. Continue reading

  • November 28, 2015  

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is ordering sanctions against Turkey in retaliation for Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane on Tuesday. Turkey says the Syria-bound Russian plane had entered the country’s airspace without permission. Now, Russia will restrict the import of certain Turkish goods and prohibit travel agencies from selling tours to Turkey. Kimberly Marten, professor at Barnard College, joins Hari Sreenivasan for more analysis. Continue reading