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.
The Sunni militants known as ISIL or ISIS continue to broaden their control over the northern Iraq. What are their origins and how does the group compare to other insurgencies? Gwen Ifill learns more from journalist Rania Abouzeid and Brian…
By Lara Jakes, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The United States is preparing to send new aid to Iraq to help slow a violent insurgent march that is threatening to take over the nation's north, officials said Wednesday. But the Obama administration offered only tepid support…
By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
It's unclear whether the al-Qaida terrorist network is weaker and less likely to launch a Sept. 11-style attack against the United States or remains potent despite the deaths of several leaders.
Bombings at a campaign rally in Baghdad Friday have left at least 15 people dead and 25 wounded, the Associated Press reports. At least three bombs went off at a rally for a Shiite group ahead of Iraq’s parliamentary election…
In our news wrap Monday, U.S. drones continued strikes in Yemen aimed at al-Qaida. According to Yemen’s government, the attacks have killed at least 55 militants, including three senior members. Also, the president of South Korea condemned the behavior of…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Wednesday, six people have been confirmed dead with 290 missing after a ferry capsized and sank off the coast of South Korea. Most of the passengers on board the vessel were high school students on a…
Support Provided By: Learn more
Educate your inbox
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.