U.S. authorities have confirmed that an online video showing Islamic State militants killing American journalist Steven Sotloff is authentic. Continue reading
John Matherly, founder of internet search engine Shodan, created a map that shows the location of internet-connected devices across the globe.
Ukrainian rebels softened their demand for outright independence at the talks in Belarus on Monday. Instead, they offered to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for a measure of autonomy. Judy Woodruff joins The Christian Science Monitor’s Fred Weir, reporting from Moscow, to discuss how rebels are gaining the leverage on the ground, and why a military solution has become elusive. Continue reading
Ukraine, Russia and the Ukrainian rebels participated in talks aimed at restoring peace at a gathering in Belarus on Monday. Despite the new dialogue, parties on the ground seem to be bracing for more conflict. Matt Frei of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading
The recent unrest in Pakistan escalated Monday as anti-government protesters stormed the headquarters of the state broadcasting facilities, temporarily taking it off the air. The protesters — thousands of whom have been on the streets of Islamabad for weeks — are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Jonathan Sparks of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading
Tensions in Pakistan are mounting in demand of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation. Judy Woodruff joins Husain Haqqani of the Hudson Institute and Moeed Yusuf of the United States Institute of Peace to discuss what’s behind the unrest, the prospective violence that lies ahead and how the conflict bodes for Pakistani democracy, and its relations with the U.S. Continue reading
In our news wrap Monday, the United Nations human rights council condemned the Islamic State group for what it called abuses on “an unimaginable scale” and approved an investigation of the militants’ actions in Iraq — from mass killings to sexual abuse to forced conversion. Meanwhile, in North Korea, three American detainees were allowed to speak with U.S. and foreign news media. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said. The 17 Marines and eight Navy sailors were recovered and were on board the USS Mesa Verde, and some who sustained minor injuries were treated on the ship. Continue reading