Poets in the Middle East are often held in high regard, and many achieve a level of celebrity and authority not common in the West. Tonight, in recognition of Israel's 60th anniversary, Jeffrey Brown has an encore report on the…
Iraq's western Anbar Province is undergoing shifts in military and political power as Sunni Arab militants continue to battle with al-Qaida insurgents. A journalist and a former military official discuss the region's struggles.
By PBS NewsHour
In a harsh assessment of Israel's war with Hezbollah last July, an independent panel accused Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of "severe failure in the lack of judgment, responsibility and caution."…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Global climate change could have an increasing effect on U.S. strategic interests and will likely pose "a serious threat to America's national security," a panel of retired generals and admirals said Monday.
America's first female House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., met with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah and members of the all male Shura Council on Thursday where she discussed the inclusion of women in the nation's politics.
Poets in the Arab world have historically been important cultural figures, and this tradition continues among Palestinians. In the second of his reports on Middle East poetry, Jeffrey Brown discusses poetry's role in Arab society with three leading Palestinian poets.
A summary of an intelligence report on Iraq has found that the growing polarization, increasing violence and the troubles facing the Iraqi government have created a "daunting" situation for the United States in Iraq.
Nearly a week after Somali soldiers and their Ethiopian allies began fighting Islamic militias that claimed control over most the country, government troops entered Mogadishu unopposed Thursday forcing the Islamists to retreat.
Conflict diamonds, gems that are illegally sold to fund civil wars and rebel conflicts, are in the spotlight this month with the release of 'Blood Diamond,' a movie based on this underground trade. Experts discuss the films impact on the…
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor discuss judicial independence, the subject of a two-day conference this week at Georgetown University Law School.
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