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By PBS NewsHour
The Syrian army announced a major new offensive against the rebel-held, eastern sectors of Aleppo. That came after scores of airstrikes lit the skies of Aleppo overnight. It was all a thundering, brutal answer to Secretary of State John Kerry’s…
After a cease-fire started on Monday, Syrian state television showed bulldozers clearing the road into war-torn Aleppo -- a crucial step toward getting aid from Turkey. But due to missteps, U.N. convoys were left stuck at the Turkish border. Chief…
In our news wrap Thursday, the U.N. blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for delays in getting humanitarian aid into his country despite the cease-fire. The U.N. wants to deliver convoys into Aleppo, but says Syria is not providing permits. Also,…
In our news wrap Tuesday, the cease-fire in Syria seemed to be holding. The war torn city of Aleppo was markedly quiet, and some ventured outdoors. Also, Russian-backed rebels in Eastern Ukraine announced a unilateral cease-fire. The change came as…
In our news wrap Monday, a cease-fire in Syria, negotiated by the United States and Russia, took effect at sunset, despite government attacks in Aleppo. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appeared in a recaptured Damascus suburb to say that he means…
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
Relative calm prevailed in parts of Syria as most fighting between government forces and rebel groups stopped and Russia halted airstrikes on Saturday, the first day of a fragile cessation of hostilities.
The longstanding debate over whether the U.S. should intervene in Syria’s civil war has taken on new importance this week following a ceasefire agreement brokered by the U.S. and Russia. But how likely is an actual halt to violence in…
As another Eastern Ukraine cease-fire is tested and protests test the government in Kiev, chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Judy Woodruff for an update on the diplomacy behind the scenes, the possibility of a negotiated settlement and how…
In our news wrap Monday, the Saudi-led coalition pounded Houthi targets with airstrikes in Yemen, despite a five-day humanitarian truce. Also, the death toll from a suicide bombing by al-Shabab in Somalia’ capital rose to 15.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told his military to prepare for a possible "full scale" invasion from Russia. That warning came a day after fighting resumed in Eastern Ukraine, with casualties of 25 dead and dozens more injured. Gwen Ifill talks…
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