The Vatican announced today it has finalized, but not signed, a treaty that would recognize Palestine as a state. While the Vatican has supported the U.N. General Assembly’s decision to recognize Palestine as a nonmember observer state of the U.N. since 2012, the treaty marks the first official document between the Holy See and Palestinian officials, the AP reported . Continue reading
Scenes from the Arab Spring flash across the screen at the start of the new documentary “Shake the Dust.” But this film isn’t about politics or a revolution.
In our news wrap Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry met face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, to discuss divisions over Ukraine, Syria and other issues. Also, Iran announced that its warships will escort a cargo ship to Yemen, drawing a warning from Washington. The Iranians said they’re sending humanitarian aid, not weapons for Shiite rebels. Continue reading
Another earthquake in Nepal has killed dozens so far, adding to the thousands of casualties from a major quake just a few weeks ago. John Sparks of Independent Television News reports on the physical and psychological blows to a country that was already struggling to recover. Continue reading
Freelance journalist Donatella Lorch was having lunch on the fifth floor terrace of a building in downtown Kathmandu, Nepal, when another major earthquake struck. Lorch talks to Gwen Ifill about the “utter destruction” and worsening landslides, as well as the renewed fear and anxiety that Nepalis must cope with. Continue reading
Afghan interpreters who spent more than a year working for U.S. forces were allowed to apply for U.S. visas, but many endured years of bureaucratic limbo and personal risk before being able to leave. As difficult as that process was, the struggle to resettle in the U.S. might be even harder. Special correspondent Sean Carberry reports on the challenges they face and how one man is trying to help. Continue reading
In preparation for the Eurovision Song Contest, Vienna has outfitted its traffic lights throughout the city with figures of same-sex couples, replacing the single, gender-neutral figures typically seen at pedestrian crossings.
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake that shook Nepal early this morning killed dozens of people, triggered landslides in the Himalayas near Mount Everest and brought down buildings already weakened by last month’s devastating tremblor. Continue reading
Fighting raged across Yemen in the hours before a five-day humanitarian cease-fire was set to begin between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi rebels, who have some backing from Iran. Meanwhile, conditions for civilians in Sanaa and Aden grew ever more dire. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports on outside attempts to put an end to the fighting. Continue reading
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and the King of Bahrain won’t be attending President Obama’s summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David, instead sending officials in their place.The State Department denied it’s a snub, triggered by concerns about the U.S. pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss. Continue reading