• Relatives and residents carry the coffins of victims after a suicide attack during a burial ceremony in the Dari Noor district of Nangarhar province
    April 18, 2015  

    Saturday’s bombing in Afghanistan caps a chaotic week throughout much of the Muslim world. Violent conflicts are now raging in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, and the threat posed by terror groups like ISIS and al Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula are seemingly intensifying. Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss. Continue reading

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    April 16, 2015  

    In our news wrap Thursday, al-Qaida militants in Yemen took over a major airport, seaport and oil terminal in the country’s south today. The militants clashed with military forces before seizing control. Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin adamantly denied that Russian forces are in Ukraine during his annual television call-in show. Continue reading

  • A woman waits for her evacuation flight at Sanaa airport on April 13. The flight did not land due to resumption of Saudi-led air strikes, airport officials said. Photo by Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters
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    After more than a week of planning, the International Organization for Migration was able to fly 141 people out of Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Sunday before Saudi-led airstrikes began anew. Continue reading

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    April 10, 2015  

    In our news wrap Friday, President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro planned a historic encounter at the Summit of the Americas. Leaders of the two countries have not held any substantive, face-to-face discussions in decades. Also, federal authorities charged a man with plotting a suicide car bomb attack at Fort Riley, Kansas, in support of the Islamic State. Continue reading

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    April 9, 2015  

    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei broke his silence on the nuclear framework agreement, saying that Iran would not agree to a deal unless all sanctions are lifted after signing — a requirement that could put Iran at odds with its negotiating partners. Judy Woodruff reports on what Iran’s leaders said about a potential deal amid questions about its role in the Yemen conflict. Continue reading

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    April 9, 2015  

    The Supreme Leader of Iran said he neither supports nor opposes a nuclear deal, since the details have not yet been nailed down. Judy Woodruff talks to former State Department official Ray Takeyh and Alireza Nader of the RAND Corporation about what Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments mean for the negotiating outlook and whether Iran has a strategic interest in Yemen. Continue reading

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    April 8, 2015  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, one American was killed and at least two others wounded by an Afghan soldier at a military compound in Jalalabad. Also, Iran announced it would deploy two warships near Yemen, supposedly to patrol for pirates. Iran has denied it is arming Yemen’s Shiite rebels. Continue reading

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    A week after negotiating a deal on its nuclear program, Iran has sent naval ships to the Gulf of Aden, ratcheting up tensions with neighboring Yemen. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the United States wouldn’t “stand by” while the region declines. Continue reading

  • Followers of the Houthi movement raise their rifles as they shout slogans against the Saudi-led air strikes in Sanaa
    April 7, 2015  

    The U.S. will speed up delivery of arms and intelligence to Saudi Arabia for the fight against Yemen’s Houthi rebels, according to the State Department. How did the Houthis rise to stage a government coup? Gwen Ifill learns more from journalist Safa al-Ahmad, who offers a rare inside look in a new documentary on Frontline. Continue reading

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    April 3, 2015  

    In our news wrap Friday, a man who spent nearly 30 years on Alabama’s death row walked out a free man after prosecutors admitted the only physical evidence of two murders did not link him to the crime. Also, Saudi Arabia stepped up their efforts to fight the Yemen’s Shiite rebels. Saudi warplanes air-dropped supplies and weapons to fighters loyal to the president, and carried out more airstrikes. Continue reading