Dec. 28, 2006
Chavez, Aided by Oil Exports, Remains Larger Than Life on World Stage
Fueled by a call for a renewed independence in dealings with the United States and aided by massive oil reserves, Hugo Chavez has built a growing coalition of states and partners bent on standing up to the policies of the Bush administration.
Dec. 21, 2006
Track Countries' Nuclear Developments
This interactive map allows you to trace different nations' nuclear efforts over the past 60 years.
Dec. 14, 2006
New Initiatives Taken to Combat Malaria and AIDS
Results of two studies conducted in Africa show that circumcision can cut the rate of HIV infection in heterosexual men by 50 percent. Meanwhile the Bush administration is launching a new anti-malaria initiative. An expert discusses combating these diseases and the role of international organizations.
Dec. 8, 2006
Former U.N. Ambassador Kirkpatrick Dies at Age 80
The first woman U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Jeane Kirkpatrick, died late Thursday in her Bethesda, Md., home at age 80.
Dec. 5, 2006
Fierce Fighting Threatens Afghanistan Mission
A car bomb exploded near a NATO-led convoy in Kandahar, Afghanistan, injuring three British troops and two civilians. Barnett Rubin of New York University and Ali Jalali, former interior minister of Afghanistan, discuss the status of the peacekeeping mission and general welfare of the central Asian country.
Dec. 4, 2006
U.S. Ambassador to U.N. John Bolton to Resign
U.N. Ambassador John Bolton will step down when his temporary appointment expires in the coming weeks, a White House spokesman said Monday.
Nov. 24, 2006
World Must Step Up in Darfur, Activist Says
Wrapping up a series about what the United States and others should do about ending the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan, human rights activist Albaqir Mukhtar calls for stronger action from the international community.
Nov. 21, 2006
Former Ambassador Stresses Renewing Diplomatic Efforts to Resolve Darfur Crisis
In the second installment in a NewsHour series of conversations on ending the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, a former ambassador to Sudan stresses the need for increased diplomatic efforts.
Nov. 20, 2006
U.S.-Russia Trade Pact Paves Way for Russia to Join WTO
A trade agreement signed by the United States and Russia over the weekend clears a major hurdle for the former communist country's entry into the World Trade Organization, the international body that regulates trade rules and disputes.
Nov. 17, 2006
Drug Trade, Resurgent Taliban Fuel Intensified Attacks in Afghanistan
Funded largely by a flourishing drug trade, Taliban fighters have stepped up their attacks on Afghan and international forces, killing more than 300 people a month on average in Afghanistan.
Nov. 16, 2006
NATO Troops in Afghanistan Combat Revived Taliban
Five years after a U.S.-led coalition ousted the Taliban in Afghanistan, members of the Taliban are regrouping and putting up a stronger fight against NATO troops sent to help stabilize the country.
Nov. 16, 2006
President Bush to Focus on Trade in Asia
President Bush began an eight-day trip to Asia Thursday to attend the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam. Analysts discuss the politics of free trade and the possible results of the trip.
Nov. 13, 2006
Experts Discuss Increased Violence, Future of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with President Bush Monday and reiterated that he is open to negotiations with the Palestinian government if it recognizes Israel and renounces violence. Experts discuss the conflict and its future.
Nov. 13, 2006
Attacks Kill Dozens in Darfur as U.N. Seeks to Bolster AU Mission
An estimated 30 people died in the Darfur region of Sudan over the weekend when armed men on horseback and on camels attacked a village 30 miles north of West Darfur's capital El Geneina, an African Union official told Reuters.
Nov. 3, 2006
Sudanese President Refuses to Allow U.N. Peacekeeping Troops
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Friday reaffirmed his refusal to allow U.N. peacekeeping troops in the Darfur region of the country.
Oct. 30, 2006
Global Warming Could Significantly Impact World Economy, Study Says
Unchecked global warming could impact the world economy on a scale comparable to world wars and the Great Depression, a report issued Monday by the British government says.
Oct. 23, 2006
Sudan Expels Top U.N. Official After Critical Web Posting
The United Nations envoy to Sudan prepared to leave the troubled nation Monday after the Sudanese government ordered him to leave over comments made on his Web site critical of the country's army.
Oct. 17, 2006
North Korea May Be Planning Second Nuclear Test
North Korea, which has called U.N. sanctions a "declaration of war", may be preparing for a second nuclear test, according to Japanese and South Korean officials. Policy analysts debate whether the sanctions will deter the communist country.
Oct. 16, 2006
China Searches North Korean Cargo After Sanctions Imposed
China began inspecting cargo for weapons at the North Korean border Monday after coming under intense pressure to enforce sanctions imposed by the United Nations over the weekend.
Oct. 10, 2006
The Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan
The first official deployment of the Soviet army into the Kingdom of Afghanistan began Dec. 25, 1979, and marked the beginning of a decade-long Soviet rule in the country.
Oct. 9, 2006
World Leaders Respond to North Korea's Claim of Nuclear Test
North Korea said on Monday it conducted a successful nuclear weapons test, forcing an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council. Experts discuss the alleged test, proposed responses and implications for the region.
Oct. 9, 2006
World Leaders Condemn North Korea Following Claim of Nuclear Test
Despite warnings from the U.N. Security Council that a nuclear test would lead to severe consequences, North Korea claimed Monday it set off its first nuclear test.
Sept. 25, 2006
African Union to Bolster Troop Levels in Darfur
The African Union will boost its presence in Sudan's Darfur region by an additional 4,000 troops, a spokesman for the organization said.
Sept. 21, 2006
Authors Analyze, Criticize Foreign Aid Agencies in New Books
The NewsHour's Economics Correspondent Paul Solman reports on the effectiveness of foreign aid in reducing proverty.
Sept. 21, 2006
U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Urges Iran Nuclear Talks, Action on Sudan
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton discusses the controversial statements made at this week's meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, Iran's nuclear ambitions and the crisis in Darfur.
Sept. 19, 2006
President Bush's U.N. Speech Focuses on Mideast Reform
In his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, President Bush said the United States wants to support democratic reform in the Mideast and is not against Islam. Leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee discuss the speech.
Sept. 18, 2006
United Nations Session Opens Amid Debate Over Future
President Bush will hold multilateral talks with world leaders at the 61st session of the United Nations General Assembly. Analysts debate on whether the U.N. can handle crises such as those in the Middle East and in Darfur.
Sept. 8, 2006
Afghanistan Violence Escalates After Call for More Troops
Following a NATO request for additional troops in Afghanistan to combat Taliban insurgents, a suicide bomber rammed into a convoy near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul Friday, killing 16. Sarah Chayes, a former reporter who covered the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan discusses life in the war-torn country.
Sept. 6, 2006
Iranians Debate Nuclear Program, Standoff with the West
As the fear of an American attack on Iran becomes stronger, people in Tehran support their president's decision to continue developing its nuclear energy program. NewsHour correspondent Margaret Warner reports on how Iranians view the nuclear issue.
Sept. 5, 2006
NATO Troops Kill, Surround Dozens of Militants in Afghanistan
NATO forces killed between 50 and 60 Taliban militants in Afghanistan on Tuesday as a part of a new military offensive, and surrounded 700 others in the southern part of the country.
Sept. 4, 2006
Sudan Agrees to Non-U.N. Peacekeeping Forces
Sudan said African Union troops may stay in the country but not under United Nations control. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer talks about Khartoum's rejection of a U.N. force and attempts to forge a compromise.
Sept. 1, 2006
Iran Ignores U.N. Uranium Enrichment Deadline; U.S. Pushes for Sanctions
The United States is pushing the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions on Iran for ignoring a deadline to halt uranium enrichment, but not until EU negotiators meet with Iran next week. Margaret Warner reports from Tehran.
Aug. 31, 2006
U.N. Approves Peacekeeping Force in Darfur, Despite Sudan Opposition
The U.N. Security Council approved Thursday the future deployment of more than 20,000 peacekeeping troops to Sudan's troubled Darfur region, despite opposition from the Khartoum government.
Aug. 31, 2006
Report Finds Iran Defiant of Deadline to Stop Uranium Enrichment
An International Atomic Energy Agency report found that Iran continued its nuclear enrichment activities despite demands from the U.N. Security Council to stop research by the Thursday deadline.
Aug. 30, 2006
Israel Rejects U.N. Chief's Request to Lift Blockade on Lebanon
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan visited Jerusalem Wednesday, calling for the removal of Israel's air and sea blockade of Lebanon. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert rebuffed the request until all ceasefire terms are met, including the release of two Israeli soldiers.
Aug. 28, 2006
Iran Remains Defiant Amid Tensions over Uranium Enrichment
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan announced Monday that he would visit Iran, one day after Iran repeated its intention to continue uranium enrichment despite a U.N. deadline to halt nuclear program activities. NewsHour Correspondent Margaret Warner reports from Tehran.
Aug. 25, 2006
Europe to Send 7,000 Peacekeepers to Lebanon
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced that the European Union had agreed to provide 7,000 troops, or nearly half the expanded peacekeeping force, to southern Lebanon. Analysts discuss the U.N. mission.
Aug. 24, 2006
Top U.S. Diplomat to Lobby Sudan for U.N. Darfur Force
Calling an end to genocide in Darfur one of its top priorities, the State Department announced Thursday that it would send one of its top diplomats to Sudan to try to convince the African nation to allow a peacekeeping force.
Aug. 21, 2006
Nations Struggle with Details of Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission
The United States plans to present another U.N. resolution on disarming Hezbollah in southern Lebanon in an effort to flesh out a peacekeeping plan for the region and break an impasse in the international body.
Aug. 17, 2006
France Offers Few Troops to Lebanese Peace Force
President Jacques Chirac said France would only deploy 400 troops to Lebanon even as U.N. officials said they hoped for more troops from the country slated to lead the force to end the clashes between Israeli soldiers and Hezbollah militants.
Aug. 16, 2006
France Agrees to Lead U.N. Peace Force in Lebanon
France agreed Wednesday to lead a U.N. peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, while the Lebanese cabinet voted to start moving 15,000 troops to the region. U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown discusses the U.N. effort.
Aug. 14, 2006
Fighting Prompts Thousands More to Enter Darfur Camps
Refugees International visited several camps in Darfur, Sudan, where fighting between the government and rebel groups has forced at least 25,000 more people to flee their homes and enter the camps. Ken Bacon, President of Refugees International, talks about the continuing humanitarian crisis.
Aug. 14, 2006
Cease-fire Holds Between Israel, Hezbollah
After Lebanon and Israel agreed to a U.N.-brokered cease-fire, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert declared Hezbollah crippled and vowed to still pursue its leaders, while Hezbollah head Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah claimed victory. Middle East experts discuss the cease-fire and its implications.
Aug. 11, 2006
Diplomats Work to End Mideast Fighting
The U.N. Security Council moved to authorize the deployment of 15,000 troops to enforce a proposed truce between Israel and Hezbollah militants in southern Lebanon. Experts discuss efforts to end the violence.
Aug. 8, 2006
U.N. Works to Hammer Out Terms of Mideast Truce
Arab leaders met with U.N. officials Tuesday to seek an immediate withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon as part of a U.S.-French draft resolution outlining terms of a truce between Israel and Hezbollah.
Aug. 2, 2006
Talks for International Force in Lebanon Stall in U.N.
Tapped to lead a multinational force in Lebanon, France postponed negotations Wednesday until a cease-fire agreement is reached. The deputy U.N. secretary-general discusses the current status of diplomatic efforts.
Aug. 1, 2006
Lebanese Special Envoy Tarek Mitri Calls for Immediate Cease-fire
Lebanese Special Envoy Tarek Mitri spoke to the U.N. Security Council Monday, resisting the creation of an international force in Lebanon and calling on the U.S. to press Israel for a cease-fire. On the NewsHour, Mitri discusses Lebanon's official perspective.
Aug. 1, 2006
U.S. Secretary of State Rice Hopes for U.N. Resolution by Week's End
Pressure mounted Tuesday after the European Union called for an immediate end to fighting in Lebanon while the Israeli cabinet voted to expand its ground offensive. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discusses U.S. efforts to end the conflict.
Aug. 1, 2006
Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres Defends Israel's Actions
Prime Minster Ehud Olmert declared Tuesday that Israel was "winning" the battle against Hezbollah and that there was progress toward a conditional cease-fire. Vice Premier Shimon Peres gives the official Israeli position on the fighting and diplomacy.
July 31, 2006
U.N. Sets Deadline for Iran to Stop Uranium Enrichment
The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution Monday giving Iran until Aug. 31 to end its nuclear program or face the threat of economic and political sanctions.
July 29, 2006
NATO Faces Difficult Task of Securing Afghanistan
As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization officially expands its mission Monday to the restive southern region of Afghanistan, the alliance must try to stabilize an area in the midst of an insurgency orchestrated by the Taliban fighters.
July 28, 2006
Analysts Discuss Diplomacy in Mideast, Bolton Hearings
Columnists David Brooks and E.J. Dionne discuss the continuing crisis in the Middle East, the role of international leaders in seeking a diplomatic solution and the confirmation hearings of U.N. Ambassador John Bolton.
July 27, 2006
Senators Divided on Keeping Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.
John Bolton, who was appointed on a temporary basis as the United States Ambassador to the U.N. had his confirmation hearing today. The Senate remains divided on confirming his post to serve as U.N Ambassador for the rest of President Bush's term.
July 26, 2006
World Leaders Fail to Agree on Cease-fire in Middle East
At an international conference held in Rome on Wednesday, world leaders were unable to reach an agreement on how to end the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah. Analysts discuss the meeting and international efforts to establish peace in the region.
July 25, 2006
Expert Explains Collapse of Global Free Trade Talks
An expert discusses the failure of global free trade talks, known as the Doha round, and assesses what countries may do from here.
July 25, 2006
After Faltering for Months, Global Free Trade Talks Suspended
After several months of acrimonious debate and failed negotiations, international trade representatives officially suspended the Doha round of free trade talks, marking a major setback to efforts to reduce trade barriers throughout the globe.
July 21, 2006
Secretary Rice Says Diplomatic Goal is "Sustainable Peace"
In a preview of her trip to the Middle East, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the violence must end in a stable and lasting peace, not just a cease-fire. Middle East experts Martin Indyk and Robert Malley discuss prospects for a diplomatic resolution.
July 19, 2006
Months of Sectarian Violence Leave Heavy Casualties in Iraq
A wave of violent crime led to the deaths of nearly 6,000 civilians in Iraq in May and June, a new U.N. report said, widening concerns that the country was spiraling into a civil war.
July 18, 2006
U.S., Afghan Forces Aim to Reclaim Areas Controlled by Taliban
U.S. and Afghan officials said Tuesday that they will launch "decisive operations" to oust Taliban forces from strongholds set up in several towns in southern Afghanistan.
July 17, 2006
Middle East Conflict Dominates G-8 Summit Discussions
The Middle East crisis dominated the weekend meeting of the G-8 nations in St. Petersburg while pushing down other important issues. Three foreign affairs newspaper columnists discuss how other countries have been handling the Middle East crisis.
July 14, 2006
Poltical Analysts Discuss Middle East, G-8 Summit and Plame Lawsuit
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks look at the Middle East conflict, the upcoming G-8 Summit, the Valerie Plame lawsuit against Dick Cheney and the new policy on terror detainees.
July 14, 2006
President Bush's Visit to Russia Highlights Concerns About Russian Democracy
President Bush, in St. Petersburg for the G-8 Summit, has recently raised concerns about the direction of Russian democracy.
July 5, 2006
U.S. Envoy Says Missile Test Further Isolates North Korea
The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday considered whether to impose sanctions on North Korea for test-firing at least seven missiles, including a long-range one that malfunctioned. U.S. envoy Christopher Hill outlines the American response to the test.
June 19, 2006
Resigning Deputy Secretary of State Zoellick Discusses Darfur and Career
Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, who resigned from his post at the State Department Monday to work for Goldman Sachs, recounts his peacekeeping efforts in Darfur and experiences in other international arenas.
June 14, 2006
Somali Islamist Militants Seize Town from Warlords
Somali Islamist militias that took over the capital Mogadishu last week ousted warlords from the strategic town of Jowhar on Wednesday.
June 9, 2006
U.N., AU Work to Convince Sudan to Accept U.N. Troops
A U.N. Security Council and African Union team arrived in Sudan Friday in a rare joint effort to convince Khartoum to accept U.N. peacekeeping troops in Darfur and plan for their deployment.
June 7, 2006
European Investigator Details Web of Secret CIA Prisons and Transfers
Fourteen countries helped the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency build a network of secret flights and detention centers to fight the war on terrorism, according to a Council of Europe investigator's report released Wednesday.
June 1, 2006
Major Powers Strike Deal over Iran's Nuclear Program
In a major diplomatic move, six major powers announced Thursday that they had reached agreement over a set of proposed incentives for Iran to suspend its nuclear effort, and a series of possible actions should Tehran defy international will.
June 1, 2006
Deadline Passes in Darfur Without All Rebels Signing Peace Deal
The chairman of the African Union Commission expressed "deep regret" Thursday that two prominent rebel groups in Darfur had declined to sign a peace agreement before the May 31 deadline.
May 31, 2006
U.S. Proposes Talks with Iran on Nuclear Weapons
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday that the United States would open talks with Iran if Tehran suspended its nuclear enrichment and reprocessing activities.
May 24, 2006
Health Officials Investigate Possible Person-to-Person Spread of Bird Flu
The World Health Organization launched an investigation Wednesday into the deaths of six family members in Indonesia who may have died as a result of human-to-human transmission of the bird flu.
May 22, 2006
Coalition Air Strike Kills 80 Taliban Rebels in Afghanistan
A U.S.-led coalition air strike killed up to 80 Taliban rebels and 16 civilians in the Kandahar province of southern Afghanistan, U.S. military and Afghan officials said Monday.
May 19, 2006
U.N. Panel Urges Closure of Guantanamo Detention Center
A United Nations panel on torture called on the United States Friday to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and expressed concern over reports of secret prisons.
May 17, 2006
Iran Rejects EU Incentives to Halt Nuclear Program
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday dashed European Union hopes that his country would halt its nuclear program in exchange for incentives, saying doing so would be like accepting "chocolates" for "gold."
May 12, 2006
Red Cross Criticizes Lack of Access to U.S. Secret Prisons
The International Committee of the Red Cross criticized the Bush administration Friday for denying access by neutral visitors to those held in secret detention.
May 11, 2006
Iran Ready to Negotiate over Nuclear Program
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday he is willing to discuss his country's nuclear capabilities, a statement welcomed by Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency.
May 9, 2006
U.N. Humanitarian Chief Pleads with Sudan to Allow Aid to Darfur
In Khartoum, U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland pleaded with the Sudanese government to allow aid to go to the devastated Darfur region. Margaret Warner reports from Sudan on the humanitarian efforts on the ground.
May 8, 2006
U.S. Negotiator Robert Zoellick Returns from Darfur Peace Talks
Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick recently returned from Africa, where he helped negotiate a peace agreement between the Sudanese government and a faction of Darfur's largest rebel group. Zoellick outlines the main points of the agreement and the Bush administration's stance on the crisis in Darfur.
May 8, 2006
U.N. Envoy Forced to Leave Darfur Camp
U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland was forced to leave a refugee camp in Darfur Monday when protesters turned violent.
May 4, 2006
U.N. Secretary-general Kofi Annan Discusses Darfur and Iran's Nuclear Threat
United Nations Secretary-general Kofi Annan discusses challenges facing his organization including the ongoing crisis in Sudan's Darfur region, Iran's nuclear ambitions and the U.N.'s relationship with the United States.
May 2, 2006
U.S. and UK Diplomats Enter Darfur Talks as Deadline Slips
In an effort to forge an agreement between the Sudanese government and rebels, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick traveled to the Nigerian capital of Abuja to help facilitate peace talks that continued past the midnight deadline.
May 1, 2006
Thousands Rally in Washington for More Darfur Aid
Thousands of people poured onto the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Sunday to show their support to end the ethnic and political conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan.
April 28, 2006
Iran's U.N. Ambassador Reiterates Civilian Nature of Nuclear Program
An International Atomic Energy Agency report released Friday said Iran has disobeyed calls to halt its uranium enrichment program. Iran's ambassador to the U.N. defends his country's ambitions.
April 25, 2006
Syrian Leader Meets With U.N. in Assassination Probe
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met Tuesday with U.N. investigator Serge Brammertz to discuss Syria's alleged role in the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
April 20, 2006
Activist Columnist Wins Pulitzer for Darfur Coverage
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof talks to Jeffrey Brown about the crisis in Darfur and Chad, as well as his role in bringing attention to this and other conflicts.
April 14, 2006
Experts Debate Dangers Posed by a Nuclear-capable Iran
Now that Iran has claimed its ability to enrich uranium, could the world tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran? And should it? Two experts debate the international response to Iran as a nuclear power.
April 13, 2006
IAEA Chief Finds No Early Evidence of Iranian Weapons Program
The head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency, in Iran for talks aimed at ending a standoff over the country's nuclear program, said no evidence exists that nuclear materials are being used to build weapons.
April 12, 2006
Rwandan Survivor Calls for International Action in Darfur
Paul Rusesabagina, the former hotel manager on whom the award winning movie "Hotel Rwanda" was based, speaks about the Rwanda Genocide and warns of history repeating in Darfur.
April 11, 2006
Iran Enriches Uraniam To Reactor Quality
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's has claimed that his country has enriched uranium to a sufficient quality for use in a nuclear reactor, but he reiterated his insistence that Iran's nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. Two experts analyze the situation.
April 10, 2006
Military Strikes Offered as an Option in Dealing with Iran
Media reports over the weekend claimed that the Bush Administration is keeping military options open as a possibility to prevent further nuclear proliferation in Iran. Regional experts consider the use of a military threat in the Iran standoff.
April 5, 2006
Taylor Trial Could Lead Way to More African War Crimes Tribunals
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor became the first African leader to face war crimes charges when he stood before an international tribunal in the West African nation of Sierra Leone April 3.
April 3, 2006
British, U.S. Officials Urge Iraqis to Break Political Stalemate
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her British counterpart Jack Straw prodded Iraqi leaders Monday to form a national unity government. Two regional experts consider the stalemate.
March 29, 2006
Security Council Calls for Iran to Stop Uranium Enrichment
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a statement Wednesday demanding that Iran suspend its uranium enrichment program, marking the first direct request from the Security Council concerning Iran's nuclear program.
March 29, 2006
Drought Plagues Horn of Africa
Drought and hunger are spreading quickly across east Africa, specifically in Somalia and Kenya, damaging the countryside and killing families. A report on the severity of the famine and ways that organizations are helping soothe the plight.
March 24, 2006
Veterans of the Iraq War Discuss the Impact Three Years Later
Four Iraq war veterans discuss their experiences in Iraq and their views on the war's impact three years after the initial U.S.-led invasion.
March 23, 2006
Johnson-Sirleaf Describes Attempts to Come to Terms with Liberia's Violent Past
Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa's first female president, discusses her hopes for Liberia and the pressure from the U.N., the U.S. and the European Union to extradite former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
March 23, 2006
Security Council Deadlocked Over Response to Iran Nuclear Ambitions
Foreign ministers from the world's most powerful nations are trying to end a deadlock over efforts to form a united front against threats posed by Iran's continued refusal to end its nuclear program.
March 22, 2006
NATO Secretary-General Discusses Possible Role in Darfur
Pressure has been mounting for the international community to take a larger role in ending the violence in the troubled Darfur region of western Sudan that many have labeled a genocide. NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer discusses what actions his organization may take in stabilizing the region.
March 22, 2006
Media Coverage of the Ongoing Conflict in Iraq Draws Scrutiny
President Bush expressed frustration with the media's coverage of the continuing violence in Iraq saying there was not enough coverage of U.S. efforts to rebuild the country. Two experts offer their analysis of the press coverage of the Iraq War.
March 21, 2006
President Bush Defends His Decisions in the Iraq War
Hoping to boost public opinion, President Bush defended his decisions over the Iraq war Tuesday morning at a press conference. Two guests give an analysis of the President's speech and assess his stance on the future of Iraq.
March 15, 2006
U.N. Approves Human Rights Council Against U.S. Wishes
Members of the U.N. General Assembly ignored U.S. opposition and voted overwhelmingly to establish a Human Rights Council.
March 13, 2006
Milosevic Death Ends Chapter in Troubled Balkans
Retired General Wesley Clark discusses the life of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic who died in the midst of a four-year trial for alleged war crimes in the Balkans.
March 13, 2006
Milosevic Death Precedes War Crimes Verdict
Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic died Saturday at age 64 in the midst of a four-year trial for alleged war crimes that appeared nearing an end this year.
March 10, 2006
African Union to Transition to U.N. Force in Darfur
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Friday the African Union will transform its peacekeeping mission in Sudan's western region of Darfur into a U.N. force.
March 8, 2006
Iran, U.S. Spar Over Nuclear Research; Iran Referred to Security Council
The United States and Iran exchanged threats over Iran's nuclear program as the International Atomic Energy Agency agreed Wednesday to refer the matter to the U.N. Security Council.
March 8, 2006
Thousands of Sudanese Protest Proposed U.N. Troops
Thousands of Sudanese protesters, shouting "down, down USA," rallied in Khartoum on Wednesday against the proposed deployment of U.N. peacekeepers to the troubled western Darfur region.
March 3, 2006
Presidential Visit Highlights Tenuous Pakistan Relationship
President Bush visited Pakistan to meet with Pakistani President Pervez Musharaff, amid anti-American and anti-Western protests. Analysts discuss the current status of the Muslim country's relations with the United States.
March 2, 2006
Bird Flu Spreads to Europe, Africa
The deadly H5N1 strain of the bird flu has infected poultry and wild fowl in Asia, Africa and Europe raising fears that it could spark a global pandemic if it becomes easily transmittable from human to human. Two health officials discuss the recent outbreaks.
March 1, 2006
President Bush Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan
President Bush makes a surprise visit to Afghanistan to meet with President Hamid Karzai and visit with U.S. troops. Following a report on the president's trip, two guests discuss America's role in rebuilding the war-torn land.
Feb. 28, 2006
Halting Palestinian Funds
The United Nations warned against cutting off aid to the Palestinian Authority after U.S. and European states indicated that they would halt funding once the militant group Hamas takes over the Palestinian government.
Feb. 24, 2006
Unrest Raises Concerns over Stability of Oil Supplies
Concerns about the stability of global oil production are heightened following a failied attack on a key Saudi oil refinery, and attacks on oil workers and production facilities in Nigeria. Two industry experts consider the stability of the world's oil supply.
Feb. 16, 2006
Senators Call for Increased U.S. Action in Darfur
U.N. officials, U.S. congressmen and even Olympic athletes have called for increased involvement in the Darfur region of Sudan. Sens. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., discuss the political situation in Darfur and what the United States could do to help the suffering.
Feb. 14, 2006
Riots Follow Contentious Election in Haiti
The recent Haitian presidential election was marked by riots and protests after revised election results showed that presidential candidate Rene Preval did not win enough votes to avoid a run-off election in March as was initially predicted.
Feb. 12, 2006
Hamas Victory Sheds Light on Palestinian Finances
Hamas' victory over the ruling Fatah Party in recent Palestinian elections has prompted Western governments to consider cutting off their economic aid, a move that would financially cripple the fledgling government.
Feb. 7, 2006
Vice President Cheney Defends Government's Wiretapping Program
In a wide-ranging newsmaker interview, Vice President Dick Cheney defends the government's program of warrantless wiretapping of suspected terrorist communications as well as addresses the diplomatic standoff with Iran and the overall effectiveness of the Bush administration.
Feb. 6, 2006
Defiant Iran Promises Resumption of Nuclear Fuel Enrichment
Iran's top nuclear negotiator said Monday the country would resume uranium enrichment and is awaiting the arrival of U.N. inspectors to oversee the process.
Feb. 3, 2006
ITN Reporter Discusses Experience in Pakistan
The NewsHour recently aired a report by Dan Rivers of Independent Television News on earthquake survivors in the Pakistani village of Moori Patan. Rivers talks about the process of putting together his report and the outpouring of viewer mail it generated.
Feb. 3, 2006
IAEA to Vote on Referring Iran to the Security Council
Following an emergency meeting, the International Atomic Energy Agency announced it will delay a vote to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council, three experts discuss how the situation might progress.
Feb. 1, 2006
Facing America's Dependence on Foreign Energy
In his 2006 State of the Union address, President Bush called for an end to the U.S. 'addiction' to foreign oil. Energy analysts assess his proposals and their chances for success in a highly politicized climate.
Jan. 31, 2006
President Urges Fight on 'Tyranny', Steps to Keep U.S. Competitive
President Bush, in his State of the Union speech Tuesday, said U.S. security depends on ending tyranny in the world, while maintaining U.S. competitiveness requires investments in technology and scientific learning.
Jan. 30, 2006
New Hamas Palestinian Government Considers Stance Toward Israel
After last week's unexpected victory for Hamas in the Palestinian elections, the party must consider whether to ease its hard-line stance toward Israel in order to increase chances of receiving foreign aid.
Jan. 30, 2006
EU, U.S. to Refer Iran to U.N. Security Council
Despite attempts by Iran to dodge a referral to the U.N. Security Council over its failure to heed warnings from the IAEA to end its bid to enrich uranium for nuclear energy, EU officials said they would seek involvement from the world body.
Jan. 16, 2006
Key U.N. Members Agree Iran Must Suspend Nuclear Program
Russia and China agreed with the United States and its European allies Monday that Iran must fully suspend its nuclear program, but the countries stopped short of demanding the matter be sent to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions.
Jan. 13, 2006
New German Chancellor Angela Merkel Visits U.S.
In the first meeting between President Bush and Germany's new Chancellor Angela Merkel, the two leaders criticized Iran's nuclear research program but disagreed over using prison camps such as Guantanamo Bay.
Jan. 13, 2006
Lab Finds Mutation in Bird Flu Virus; EU Pledges $100 Million in Aid
A British laboratory has found that two victims of Turkey's bird flu outbreak died from a slightly mutated strain of the H5N1 virus, raising fears the virus could start spreading more easily.
Jan. 10, 2006
Iran Resumes Nuclear Processing
An Independent Television News report from Iran, where nuclear workers removed U.N. seals from uranium enrichment equipment Tuesday and resumed nuclear research.
Jan. 10, 2006
New Human Cases of Bird Flu in Turkey, China, Japan
Turkish health authorities confirmed the 15th human case of the H5N1 strain of bird flu and have said a third child in the same family died from the virus, though the World Health Organization has confirmed only two deaths and four cases.
Jan. 9, 2006
Iran Announces It Will Restart Nuclear Fuel Research
Reaffirming its right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes, Iran announced it would resume research on nuclear fuel, a move that angered the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency and drew strong criticism from European officials.
Jan. 6, 2006
Haiti Again Delays Elections, Citing Logistical Problems
Haiti once again postponed presidential elections, originally scheduled for November and more recently, Sunday, because of disorganization, logistical problems and general instability.
Jan. 6, 2006
Turkey Confirms Third Human Death From Bird Flu
Turkey announced Friday the third death from bird flu, the deadly virus that experts say is still an animal disease but has proved fatal in over 70 human cases.
Jan. 5, 2006
U.N. Scales Back Darfur Effort Fearing Rebel Violence At Chad Border
United Nations officials announced the withdrawal of its staff working in the war-ravaged western Sudan region of Darfur on Thursday, following increased fears of violence between rebels at the Chad border.
Jan. 3, 2006
China Criticized for Not Sharing Bird Flu Information
Despite requests from the World Health Organization and other international health bodies, China is still not sharing virus samples from animals infected with the H5N1 strain of the bird flu.
Jan. 3, 2006
Refugees International Officials Discuss Recovery Efforts in Pakistan
Relief efforts continue in Pakistan three months after a devastating earthquake struck the region. Following a report detailing the efforts, two officials from Refugees International discuss the recovery.