One of the brothers involved in the Paris attacks received al-Qaida training in Yemen. Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to explain why that country is a hotbed for jihadism, and to examine the competition and cooperation between al-Qaida and the Islamic State. Continue reading
Even before last week’s attack in Paris, attacks on the Jewish community in France have been on the rise, prompting many to flee the country. Gwen Ifill talks to the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg about the growing threats facing Jews in France. Continue reading
In India, outrage over a fatal gang rape of a college student two years ago has helped bring about some protections for women who are the victims of sex trafficking, but getting police to enforce the law is still a challenge. In the first report in a two-part series, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro follows a human rights group that’s working to crack down on human trafficking and find victims. Continue reading
HAVANA — Cuba has completed the release of 53 political prisoners that was part of last month’s historic deal with the United States, the Obama administration said Monday. The move clears a major hurdle for the normalization of ties between the two countries after more than five decades of estrangement. Continue reading
The White House appeared to have been caught off guard by both the display of international unity at the Paris march and the criticism of its decision to be represented only by Ambassador Jane Huntley. Monday’s admission of error seemed aimed at blunting criticism that the decision was tone deaf or disrespectful of the long U.S. alliance with France, a country set on edge by three days of terror that resulted in 17 deaths. Continue reading
- Group claiming ties to Islamic State appear to have hacked key military command’s Twitter, YouTube accounts
A group calling themselves CyberCaliphate with the tagline “i love you isis” apparently have hacked the Twitter handle for U.S. Central Command, CENTCOM.
A former CIA deputy director told PBS NewsHour Weekend on Saturday that a major concern for the U.S. is the possibility of radicalized young men with EU or American passports entering the country to carry out terrorist attacks like those committed in France this past week. Humera Khan, executive director of the anti-terrorism think tank Muflehun, joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk about what’s being done to combat terrorist organization recruitment. Continue reading
The White House plans a conference next month on efforts to counter violent extremism – in light of this past week’s shootings in France, and earlier attacks in Canada and Australia. Continue reading
Two young girls strapped with explosives in northeast Nigeria blew themselves up Sunday, killing three other people in the second apparent attack in two days using child suicide bombers.