A new drama takes viewers back to the events that led to the 9/11 attacks. Hulu’s "The Looming Tower," based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, retells the true story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden in the years…
By PBS NewsHour, Frank Carlson
It's all part of a plan the United States hopes will change the course of a war now entering its 17th year.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the Manhattan bike path attack, wasn't a devout Muslim. He cursed and came late to prayers. A terrorism expert explains why such a man may want to be a martyr.
By James L. Gelvin, The Conversation
The CIA declassified Wednesday hundreds of thousands of documents seized in the 2011 raid of Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. They included a hand-written journal of the slain al-Qaida leader and video of his son’s wedding.
By Larisa Epatko
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
These tales help explain why some in Congress question the wisdom of investing even more resources in Afghanistan, nearly 16 years after the United States invaded the Taliban-ruled country.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will use a visit with special operations forces on Tuesday to highlight gains the U.S. has made against extremist organizations such as the Islamic State group and to promote what he sees as the most…
President-elect Donald Trump made two more major appointments this week: retired Army lieutenant general Michael Flynn as national security adviser and Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo as head of the CIA. Michael Ledeen of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies…
By PBS NewsHour
An hour west of Baghdad, Fallujah used to be a thriving population center. Two years ago, it was overtaken by the Islamic State. The Iraqi army regained control of the city in June but now faces another hurdle: rebuilding. In…
By PBS NewsHour
As a young man, Lawrence Wright first visited the Middle East when he taught English in Cairo. He has spent much of his life since reporting on the region -- documenting culture by sharing the stories of individuals. His new…
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