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You Aren't Hearing About Yemen's Biggest Problems
Every day headlines highlight Yemen's growing Al Qaeda threat, but some of the biggest threats to the country are largely absent from Western media.
June 7, 2012
Understanding Yemen's Al Qaeda Threat
How did Yemen become an Al Qaeda stronghold? And how are American efforts to combat the threat against the U.S. homeland playing out on the ground? FRONTLINE turned to several experts to understand.
May 29, 2012
Blast in Hama, Opposition Stronghold, Disrupts Fragile Syrian Ceasefire
An explosion ripped through a poor neighborhood in the opposition stronghold of Hama this morning, disrupting the fragile Syrian ceasefire agreement brokered by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan last month.
April 26, 2012
VA to Hire Almost 2,000 Additional Mental Health Staffers
While most praised this week's announcement, some voiced concerns about how and when the Department of Veterans Affairs will increase its already depleted workforce.
April 20, 2012
Will Syrian Truce Hold?
Despite apprehensions in the lead-up to yesterday's deadline, a tenuous ceasefire agreement brokered by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan took effect in Syria this morning.
April 12, 2012
What Changes Will New U.S.-Afghan Night Raids Deal Bring?
After months of negotiations, the U.S. and Afghanistan reached an agreement on Sunday that will transfer more control of controversial night raid operations to Afghan forces, allowing the two governments to move ahead in negotiating a broader strategic-partnership agreement.
April 9, 2012
Dispute Over Detention Policy Delays Night Raids Agreement
The U.S. and Afghanistan are near reaching a deal that would give Kabul greater control over night raids — the controversial signature tactic of the U.S.-led kill/capture campaign in the country -- and allow the two governments to move ahead in negotiating a broader strategic-partnership agreement.
April 4, 2012
"Syrian Society Is Beginning to Fall Apart"
Neighbors are turning on their neighbors, according to new accounts by refugees who have escaped Syria's bloody conflict for eastern Lebanon.
March 29, 2012
With Russian Support, U.N. Security Council Adopts Watered-Down Statement on Syria
After months of diplomatic stalemate resulting from the the objections of Russia and China, the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a statement on the crisis in Syria today.
March 21, 2012
Syrian Opposition Accused of Serious Human Rights Abuses
Against the backdrop of the Syrian government's brutal crackdown, the tactics of the country's armed opposition groups have received considerably less scrutiny.
March 20, 2012