Vice President Joe Biden says societies must offer an “affirmative alternative” to extremism for immigrant communities.
PBS NewsHour Weekend producer Brian Epstein recalls his recent trip to El Salvador, where the rise of violent gangs has pushed Salvadorans to seek asylum in the U.S. Continue reading
The violence affecting life in El Salvador isn’t confined within that country’s borders. Residents from other parts of Central America, including Guatemala and Honduras, experience similar fears in their daily lives. Continue reading
The Islamic State has gained notoriety for their beheadings and mass executions, but the group has also abducted thousands of women to make into sex slaves. A former female captive shares her story with the NewsHour, plus Gwen Ifill talks to Manal Omar of the United States Institute of Peace and David Jacobson of the University of South Florida about the exploitation of women by the Islamic State. Continue reading
Egypt’s health ministry is reporting that 11 people have died in the country amid clashes during the first day of voting for a new constitution. Continue reading
Michel Djotodia, the president of the Central African Republic, resigned under mounting pressure from his failure to stop the country’s spiral into conflict. Since violent clashes began in December, more than 1,000 people have died. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports on the response on the streets of Bangui. Continue reading
The United Nations estimates more than 8,000 people have been killed in the latest surge of violence in Iraq, prompting the Pentagon to bolster the country’s ability to battle the al-Qaida militants behind many of the attacks. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Michael Gordon of The New York Times. Continue reading
Tribal violence broke out in South Sudan only a week ago, but already 1,000 have been killed. The UN Security Council voted Tuesday to nearly double their peacekeeping efforts in the nation. In the neighboring Central African Republic, unrelated sectarian fighting has also threatened that nation’s stability. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading