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By PBS NewsHour
Emergency crews swarmed the streets near Times Square this morning after a man detonated a homemade pipe bomb in the New York subway, creating a panic during rush hour. The suspected attacker, identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, was taken to…
What do officials know about the attempted morning attack of a New York subway and the motives of the alleged bomber? Nicholas Rasmussen, outgoing director of the National Counterterrorism Center, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the difficulties of preventing such…
By Layla Quran
U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced Tuesday that they had captured the city of Raqqa from Islamic State militants.
By Larisa Epatko
“The rapid turn in decision-making is something that is new and is actually causing us to act with great efficiency and seizing some key opportunities,” U.S. special envoy Brett McGurk said on Monday's PBS NewsHour.
A coordinated double attack in Iran on Wednesday left 12 people dead and wounded dozens, according to state media. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on its website.
Aid groups are discovering that many Iraqis want to stay in their homes, rather than venturing to temporary camps. “We’re not able to get into western Mosul, but we can only predict that the situation there remains dire," said Su’ad…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A Pentagon-led review of strategy to defeat the Islamic State group will present President Donald Trump with options not just to speed up action against IS but also to counter al-Qaida and other extremist groups beyond Iraq and…
When President-elect Donald Trump enters office on Jan. 20, the bloody war in Syria against the Assad regime will be nearing its sixth year. We asked several analysts what Trump should do about one of the most intractable problems he…
Tens of thousands of Iraqis are fleeing the brutal battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State fighters. And relief organizations are learning they need to navigate ethnic tensions, along with booby trapped terrain, in their efforts to help.
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…
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