In a country that has experienced nearly endless conflict for more than 30 years, Afghan children have regularly been recruited to join armed groups on both sides of the battle line.
ISIS in Afghanistan November 17, 2015, 8:38 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
In a country that has experienced nearly endless conflict for more than 30 years, Afghan children have regularly been recruited to join armed groups on both sides of the battle line.
ISIS in Afghanistan November 17, 2015, 6:13 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
It appears ISIS-allied fighters are gaining a foothold in Afghanistan, but just how similar are they to the group’s branches in Iraq and Syria?
Inside Assad's Syria November 5, 2015, 6:54 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
At least 65,116 individuals have been “forcibly disappeared” by the Syrian government, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
ISIS in Afghanistan November 1, 2015, 8:51 am ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The emergence of ISIS in Afghanistan has introduced a new level of brutality to the conflict, beyond what has been practiced by the Taliban.
The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan October 28, 2015, 3:52 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The Defense Department’s Inspector General has opened an investigation into whether U.S. troops were discouraged from reporting the rape and sexual abuse of children by their Afghan allies.
Inside Assad's Syria October 27, 2015, 5:56 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
For Russian President Vladimir Putin, Syria is not just about supporting the Assad regime in Syria. It’s about Russia’s place in the world.
My Brother's Bomber October 15, 2015, 2:38 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
Prosecutors are seeking to interview two Libyans who they’ve identified in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, an attack that killed 270 people.
Afghanistan / Pakistan October 9, 2015, 3:46 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The U.S. has spent $110 billion on reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. How was the money used? How was it wasted?
My Brother's Bomber September 29, 2015, 9:25 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani Ly Chheng and Alison Morando
The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 was one of the worst terrorist attacks against Americans before 9/11, but only one man was ever convicted. Who else might have been involved? And why?
My Brother's Bomber September 29, 2015, 9:21 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
Four years after the protests that led to the overthrow and death of the former strongman, Libya is torn between two governments and dozens of militias and armed groups.
Obama at War September 23, 2015, 6:14 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
For weeks, the world’s eyes have been fixed upon the tens of thousands of migrants and refugees arriving on Europe’s doorstep. But the crisis was years in the making, with a brutal civil war in Syria adding millions of refugees to those fleeing conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Nigeria.
Locked Up In America September 1, 2015, 7:39 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
California has agreed to place limits on how long prisoners can spend in solitary confinement, and review the cases of thousands who are currently in isolation.
Losing Iraq August 13, 2015, 5:51 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi came into office during a time of crisis. Nearly one year later, he faces the difficult challenge of trying to reform Iraq’s political system while continuing the fight against ISIS.
Secrets of the Vatican August 5, 2015, 5:38 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
A proposed settlement between the Milwaukee Archdiocese and hundreds of alleged victims would end one of the largest cases to emerge from the clergy abuse crisis.
Afghanistan / Pakistan July 30, 2015, 4:00 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
News of Mullah Omar’s death comes at a time when the Taliban faces internal power struggles and increased factionalism, even as it continues its brutal and deadly fight against the Afghan government.
Escaping ISIS July 14, 2015, 6:23 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
While ISIS uses technology to spread propaganda and terror, its opponents are using it to interfere with its rule, its narrative and its grip on power.
Escaping ISIS July 13, 2015, 9:55 am ET · by Priyanka Boghani
Despite ISIS’ brutal treatment of women, some now actively fight for the militant group, helping to enforce its vision for an Islamic State.
Outbreak July 7, 2015, 3:26 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
A scathing review found the WHO unable to respond rapidly to global health emergencies, despite it status as the U.N. agency countries look to when dealing with crises like the Ebola outbreak.
Growing Up Trans July 1, 2015, 6:34 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
Filmmakers Miri Navasky and Karen O’Connor meet transgender children and their families who were willing to share stories of the struggles and choices they faced as they considered transitioning.
Growing Up Trans June 30, 2015, 9:23 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
New medical options are allowing transgender children to start the process of transitioning at younger and younger ages. But doctors tread carefully, lacking research on some of the long-term effects.
The Vaccine War June 30, 2015, 3:51 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
California now has one of the strictest vaccination laws in the country, after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday that eliminates personal and religious belief exemptions.
Rape on the Night Shift June 23, 2015, 10:00 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
What is the incidence of rape? How many go unreported? How much does it cost the victim? We look at the numbers behind the crime.
Rape on the Night Shift June 23, 2015, 12:41 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
They clean your offices, your hotels, your malls and airports. But as everyone else goes home, janitors — many of them undocumented women who work the night shift — are alone, which makes them especially vulnerable.
Al Qaeda In Yemen June 16, 2015, 3:46 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The death of Nasser al-Wuhayshi comes at a time when ISIS is eclipsing Al Qaeda globally in territory and notoriety, while simultaneously luring fighters away from the group.
Secrets, Politics and Torture June 15, 2015, 1:33 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques” may have violated its own guidelines on human experimentation, according to previously classified documents published by the Guardian.
Locked Up In America June 15, 2015, 10:16 am ET · by Priyanka Boghani
States across the country have started rethinking the use of solitary confinement. For inmates like Stephen Kirkley, one of the worst behaved inmates at the Maine State Prison, that means a transfer out of solitary to the prison’s mental health unit.
The Rise of ISIS June 4, 2015, 6:02 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
A senior U.S. official said this week that airstrikes have killed 10,000 ISIS fighters. So why does the group continue to expand its territory?
Obama at War May 26, 2015, 7:20 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
Since mid-March, rescue workers and doctors have documented 35 barrel bomb attacks inside Syria that allegedly involved the use of weaponized chlorine.
The Trouble with Antibiotics May 20, 2015, 6:30 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The FDA currently publishes information on how many antibiotics are sold to farms. It now wants more information on which species they’re going to.
The Trouble with Chicken May 13, 2015, 6:51 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
Lawmakers in both the House and Senate introduced bills to strengthen the USDA’s authority to protect consumers from contaminated meat and poultry.
The Trouble with Chicken May 13, 2015, 4:20 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
When an outbreak happens, it usually falls to the FDA or the USDA to ensure the contaminated food isn’t entering the market. What are their options?
The Trouble with Chicken May 12, 2015, 9:23 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
A recent study found that while preparing to cook their chicken, people often make mistakes that can lead to them unknowingly contaminating their kitchen.
Outbreak May 6, 2015, 5:29 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The Ebola crisis was still raging when filmmakers Dan Edge and Sasha J. Achilli travelled there in September to start work on the FRONTLINE investigation, “Outbreak.”
Outbreak May 5, 2015, 9:24 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani , Ly Chheng, Chris Amico and Frank LeClair
When people in West Africa started dying of a mysterious illness in early 2014, no one knew the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history had begun. How did it get so bad?
College, Inc. April 27, 2015, 3:39 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The closing of Corinthian Colleges, once one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges, comes less than two weeks after the Department of Education fined it almost $30 million for “misrepresentation of job placement rates.”
The Fight for Yemen April 22, 2015, 3:58 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
A Saudi-led coalition ended a campaign of airstrikes on Tuesday only to launch a new operation on Wednesday. What does it mean for the future of Yemen?
Hunting Boko Haram April 14, 2015, 3:28 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
It is now one year since the militant group Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls from Chibok. We may not know where they are, but a grim report from Amnesty International offers a glimpse into the trials the kidnapped girls may be facing.
The Fight for Yemen April 8, 2015, 2:24 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was exploiting a power vacuum in Yemen and “making direct gains on the ground.”
The Fight for Yemen April 6, 2015, 5:23 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani Ly Chheng and Chris Amico
Who is fighting who in Yemen, and what does each side in the increasingly complex battle stand for?
The Fight for Yemen April 2, 2015, 2:16 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The assault on a prison in the city of Al Mukalla comes as a new United Nations report finds that Al Qaeda and ISIS have attracted more than 25,000 foreign fighters from over 100 countries.
Hunting Boko Haram March 27, 2015, 1:37 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
A new report from Human Rights Watch finds that the pace of attacks by the Nigerian extremist group is up over last year, when nearly 4,000 were killed by them.
The Trouble with Antibiotics March 23, 2015, 1:16 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The use of antibiotics in food animals has become a public health concern due to the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A new study predicts that antibiotic use will only increase around the world as the demand for meat rises.
Inside Assad's Syria March 11, 2015, 8:20 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
As the Syrian war enters its fifth year, 11 million people have fled their homes, plunging much of the country into darkness. Those who remain face daily bombardments, food shortages and a crumbling medical infrastructure.
Inside Assad's Syria February 27, 2015, 6:03 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The dramatic rise of ISIS has shifted attention away from the conflict in Syria, but a new report provides a bitter reminder that attacks by the Syrian government on its own citizens are continuing unabated.
Afghanistan / Pakistan February 20, 2015, 1:43 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
International forces formally ended their combat role in Afghanistan in December, but the Afghan government’s war with the Taliban isn’t over. In fact, it’s become more deadly.
Being Mortal February 10, 2015, 9:28 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
There is no rigid structure or checklist for having difficult conversations about end-of-life care. FRONTLINE asked experts in palliative care and organizations dedicated to helping patients have “the conversation” how to go about it.
Being Mortal February 10, 2015, 1:31 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The prolonged dying process of his own father was one of the catalysts for Dr. Atul Gawande to better understand end-of-life care.
Afghanistan / Pakistan January 29, 2015, 2:43 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The military’s decision to classify information that had previously been publicly available was described as “unprecedented” by the government watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction.
Al Qaeda In Yemen January 28, 2015, 12:18 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
FRONTLINE asked four experts to weigh in on how Yemen’s political crisis is affecting the U.S. counterterrorism campaign there.
The Rise of ISIS January 22, 2015, 5:54 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The U.S. announced that the coalition’s military campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria had cost the group 50 percent of its top commanders and 6,000 fighters.
Putin's Way January 21, 2015, 5:21 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
Observers say the proposed law, which comes during a larger crackdown on dissent and opposition in Russia, could target commercial companies.
Hunting Boko Haram January 16, 2015, 2:08 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
Details about Boko Haram’s recent attacks on villages in northeastern Nigeria have been hard to come by. A researcher for Amnesty International explains why.
Al Qaeda In Yemen January 14, 2015, 4:09 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
FRONTLINE asked several experts to weigh in on the credibility of Al Qaeda’s Yemen branch’s statement.
Putin's Way January 13, 2015, 10:53 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
In the two years since Putin’s return to the presidency, analysts and rights groups say it has become harder for Russians to protest, publish criticism and carry out advocacy.
Putin's Way January 13, 2015, 9:50 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
Western sanctions against Vladimir Putin’s inner-circle have been far more than just simply symbolic, says a former economic advisor to the Russian government.
The Battle for Ukraine December 18, 2014, 5:39 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
In his annual address to the media, Vladimir Putin discussed economic headwinds, tensions with the West and why Russia is treated like a beleaguered “bear.”
Afghanistan / Pakistan December 16, 2014, 6:25 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
An attack that killed at least 132 children at an army-run school in Pakistan was not only one of the deadliest in recent history, it was also highly symbolic.
Social Issues December 15, 2014, 7:02 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Herbert Gettridge came to be known as a “a poster child” for struggle, perseverance and resilience.
The Battle for Ukraine December 4, 2014, 5:17 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
Observers were looking for any softening in Putin’s stance since low oil prices and sanctions began taking a toll on the Russian economy, but the strident tone of his state-of-the-nation address suggests he may be preparing to double down on his policies.
Kill/Capture November 24, 2014, 5:11 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s administration plans to lift a ban on the controversial raids targeting Taliban fighters, according to a new report.
Raising Adam Lanza November 21, 2014, 1:43 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
A new report details the many red flags and missed opportunities in Newtown shooter Adam Lanza’s childhood.
The Rise of ISIS November 14, 2014, 3:42 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs told a congressional committee that Iraqi forces may need closer help in response to a question prompted by FRONTLINE’s “The Rise of Isis.”
Escaping ISIS November 12, 2014, 6:49 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
ISIS has sought such pledges to bolster its reputation as the world’s leading jihadist group, according to global terror experts.
The Battle for Ukraine November 3, 2014, 6:25 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The breakaway eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk held elections this week. What comes next for the separatist regions?
The Rise of ISIS October 28, 2014, 9:32 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
They describe the many grievances of Iraq’s Sunni population, which they say led to the resurrection of the Sunni insurgency — once again providing a safe haven for extremists.
The Battle for Ukraine October 28, 2014, 6:08 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
But the separatist-controlled eastern regions of the country did not participate.
TB Silent Killer October 22, 2014, 4:17 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
Treatment for drug resistant TB hasn’t kept pace, and some nations are facing epidemics.
Losing Iraq October 21, 2014, 6:56 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
Not without reining in the Shia militias operating on the ground, according to experts who spoke to FRONTLINE.
Ebola Outbreak October 16, 2014, 11:38 am ET · by Priyanka Boghani and Tim Molloy
Following the death of the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., members of Congress questioned officials from several government agencies about the U.S. response to the disease.
Losing Iraq September 11, 2014, 1:41 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The president pointed to the U.S. air campaigns in Yemen and Somalia as successful implementations of his planned strategy against ISIS.
Hunting Boko Haram September 9, 2014, 9:07 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
Reporter Evan Williams on how his investigation into atrocities committed by Boko Haram took an unexpected turn.
Ebola Outbreak September 9, 2014, 9:03 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
This Ebola outbreak has overwhelmed both local health facilities and Médecins Sans Frontières’ treatment centers.
Secret War August 25, 2014, 2:46 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
More than 1 million — including 456,000 children– have been displaced this summer by the military’s campaign to root out militants in the tribal areas.
Losing Iraq August 5, 2014, 4:10 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
In the last week, ISIS and the Kurds have turned their guns on each other. What happens next?
Death By Fire August 4, 2014, 2:13 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
A witness who testified that Willingham confessed to arson says he lied in exchange for favorable treatment from prosecutors.
Losing Iraq July 29, 2014, 9:21 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
From Muqtada al-Sadr to the Sons of Iraq, these players shaped Iraq during the war. They may still have a role to play in its future.
The Battle for Ukraine July 18, 2014, 5:04 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
When FRONTLINE producer James Jones first met separatists in Eastern Ukraine they were armed with rusty Kalishnikovs. Now they’re suspected of bringing down a plane.
Syria at War July 14, 2014, 5:15 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
The move allows the UN to send aid to rebel-held areas without the Syrian government’s consent. But how many will it help?
Secrets of the Vatican July 8, 2014, 7:11 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
His approach has differed from his predecessors. Vatican expert Jason Berry explains how.
Secrets of the Vatican July 7, 2014, 5:00 pm ET · by Priyanka Boghani
Pope Francis met with abuse victims in his latest effort to address the sexual abuse crisis in the church. But victims’ advocates say it isn’t enough.
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