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By PBS NewsHour
For world-renowned scholar Khaled al-Assad, the ancient site of Palmyra was his home and his life. Then the Islamic State came for him, wanting to know where valuable artifacts from the site had been hidden. The 81-year-old, who didn’t give…
By Larisa Epatko
Islamic State militants reportedly beheaded a prominent archaeologist in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, and put his body on display.
While there is a lot of focus on the recent takeover of Palmyra in Syria by the Islamic State due to its UNESCO World Heritage Site status, less attention has been paid to the residents of those areas. Loveday Morris…
In our news wrap Friday, the State Department released nearly 300 emails from then-Secretary Hillary Clinton on the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. One was heavily redacted at the FBI’s request. Also, at least 40…
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