Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution and Steven Simon of the Middle East Institute join Judy Woodruff to discuss the threat the Islamic State poses and how they’re recruiting members, including westerners.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, a team of 70 international investigators combed through the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, locating some of the remains of as many as 80 victims. Nearby, fighting raged between pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian…
American officials are warning that al-Qaida affiliates in Yemen and Syria are trying to make bombs that current security measures won’t detect. In response, the Department of Homeland Security is calling for tighter airport security. For a closer look at…
Potential plots to smuggle bombs on flights to the U.S. are prompting American officials to call for expanded passenger screening at a number of airports in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Al-Qaida affiliates in Yemen and Syria, said officials,…
By Ken Dilanian, Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
When Alisa Weinstein and her family heard about the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held by Taliban militants in Pakistan for five years, like many others they were relieved and thrilled for his family.
By Larisa Epatko
When Islamic militants swept into Mosul in northern Iraq earlier this month, at least 500,000 people fled the city. Some have since returned, but many others are watching and waiting in the nearby relatively peaceful Kurdish region.
By Associated Press
For years, Iran has been an archenemy of the United States. Now, with alliances blurred in the Mideast, the two countries are talking about how to stop an offensive in Iraq by al-Qaida-inspired insurgents.
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