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By Larisa Epatko
Two nations in the Middle East deepened their rivalry this week, and North Korea made provocative claims that it tested a hydrogen bomb. Test your knowledge of these events and more in our 5-minute world news quiz.
By PBS NewsHour
Why did Saudi Arabia execute a prominent Shiite cleric if it knew that it would inflame tensions with Iran? Judy Woodruff gets analysis of what that rivalry means for the region from Vali Nasr of John Hopkins University and Randa…
In Yemen, there have been small signs of progress at peace negotiations between the government and Shiite Houthi rebels, but tanks are still blasting and gunfire still cracking despite a cease-fire. The conflict, which has ravaged the Arab world's poorest…
By Nancy Benac, Associated Press
PARIS — President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power to end his country's long civil war, but warned the turnaround would not come overnight.
By Michael D. Mosettig
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Rarely do gatherings of international policy wonks and officials produce defining or crystallizing moments.
By Josh Lederman, Emily Swanson, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Americans are souring on President Barack Obama's approach to fighting the Islamic State, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that also found deep pessimism about U.S. prospects for success in Afghanistan and uncertainty about Obama's plan to leave…
Twenty years ago Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin addressed an evening rally in Tel Aviv in support of his peace accords with the Palestinians. Moments later he was fatally shot by a Jewish ultra-nationalist who opposed the peace initiative. Chief…
The Islamic State militant group is taking advantage of chaos and upheaval in the Middle East to recruit fighters by prophesying the end of days, says William McCants, an early Islam historian. McCants joins chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner…
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
Even as President Barack Obama sent U.S. troops back to Iraq and ordered the military to stay in Afghanistan, he insisted Syria would remain off limits for American ground forces. Now the president has crossed his own red line.
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