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Find all of the PBS NewsHour’s international reporting and analysis.

  • February 20, 2012  

    As Syrian government forces continued to fight anti-government forces in Homs, the International Committee of the Red Cross said it is seeking a two-hour cease-fire to deliver medical supplies and aid to civilians. Margaret Warner discusses the difficulties of delivering humanitarian aid with InterAction’s Joel Charny. Continue reading

  • February 20, 2012  

    Health officials in India are close to wiping out polio, a disease forgotten in most of the world but still endemic in some developing countries. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on India’s challenge to remain vigilant in its campaign to immunize children one mouthful at a time. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2012    

    The death of New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid has been followed by an outpouring of praise for the talented and humble reporter, who passed away Thursday from an asthma attack while covering the unrest in Syria. Over the years, Shadid made numerous appearances on the NewsHour. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2012  

    China’s Vice President Xi Jinping concluded his tour of the United States Friday in Los Angeles with a focus on trade, as a new joint venture was announced between DreamWorks Animation and several Chinese media groups. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2012  

    A joint venture called Oriental DreamWorks launched Friday as Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping wrapped up a U.S. tour. Jeffrey Brown discusses the benefits and drawbacks of U.S.-China business partnerships with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ Stephen Orlins and University of California, Irvine’s Peter Navarro. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2012  

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the world’s major powers are reviewing a formal response to a letter from Iran suggesting serious interest in talks about the country’s nuclear program. Ray Suarez discusses the possibility of talks with the Council on Foreign Relations’ Ray Takeyh and Flynt Leverett of RaceforIran.com. Continue reading

  • February 17, 2012  

    A gifted Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent and a regular on the NewsHour, Anthony Shadid’s reporting took him from one conflict zone to the next — from Egypt to Libya and Syria, where he died Thursday of a severe asthma attack while covering the Assad government’s violent crackdown. He was 43. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2012   BY  

    About 2 million children who are malnourished die each year worldwide, according to a United Nations estimate. Yet aid organizations say it’s tough to attract attention to the issue of chronic malnutrition in a preventative way — before it becomes severe and life-threatening. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2012  

    While killings continue in Syria, the United Nations demanded change Thursday with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accusing the government of “crimes against humanity.” Also, a non-binding General Assembly resolution called for President Bashar al-Assad to step down. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2012  

    The United Nations issued a non-binding resolution Thursday calling for Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to step down after Russia and China vetoed an earlier Security Council measure. Ray Suarez discusses diplomatic options over Syria with The Wall Street Journal’s Joe Lauria and Hisham Melhem of the Al Arabiya News Network. Continue reading