In other news Friday, Iraq suffered heavy violence from a string of bombings and shootings, leaving more than 90 people dead. Also, the South African government launched an investigation into deaths of platinum miners after a bloody confrontation with police.
The number of insurgent attacks are rising in the north and south of Afghanistan. This week's suicide bombings have killed more than 35 civilians. Relations between NATO and the Afghan forces are tense as attacks by Afghan men in uniform…
News Wrap: Taliban Bombers Attack NATO, 15 Troops Killed in August So Far…
With more killings in the run-up to Sunday's Iraqi elections, Jim Lehrer gets two perspectives on governance in Iraq from Feisal Istrabadi, former deputy ambassador to the United Nations, and Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
By PBS NewsHour
Suicide bombers detonated a pair of heavy explosives Friday at two American luxury hotels in Indonesia's capital Jakarta, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens more, police said.
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.
NewsHour Essayist Richard Rodriguez talks about suicide and the public and private faces of this act.
Reporters from Lebanon and Israel give an update on the current crisis in the Middle East.
By PBS NewsHour
Two suicide bombers attacked the Iraqi Ministry compound during celebrations for Iraqi National Police Day Monday, killing at least 29 and injuring 18.
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