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Follow developments in the Middle East with our collected coverage of the Arab uprisings and their aftermath.

Follow developments in the Middle East with our collected coverage of the Arab uprisings and their aftermath.
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Follow developments in the Middle East with our collected coverage of the Arab uprisings and their aftermath.

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Pentagon questions true target of Russia’s Syrian strikes

9/30/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Russian military aircraft bombed a number of sites in Syria today, deepening its involvement in that nations civil war. But there are conflicting reports about exactly what Russia was targeting. Hari Sreenivasan has this report. HARI SREENIVASAN: This amateur video purports to be the first evidence of Russian warplanes in action over Syria, plumes of smoke rising over cities as fighters streak across the skies. The assault began hours after...

Duration: 00:02:57


Are Russia’s military priorities in Syria cause for concern?

9/30/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Late this evening, Secretary Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov came out together and agreed to military talks. We get a closer Russian look at Russias military moves in Syria with Andrew Weiss. He was the director of Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian affairs at the White House National Security Council during the Clinton and George H.W. Bush administrations. Hes now with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. And Steven Simon,...

Duration: 00:07:39


Can Russia make a difference in Syria’s war?

9/29/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: We are going to turn to our next segment, which is talking to two guests about what is going on in Syria and the Russian involvement. And Im just going to preface that by saying, as we have been reporting, last month, Russia started to beef up its military support to the regime in Syria. It started sending supplies and equipment, even sending attack aircraft, as this recent satellite image shows. So, the question is, what impact will Russias...

Duration: 00:07:46


President Obama At The UN And Prospects For US Cooperation With Russia In Syria

9/29/2015
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This week, President Barack Obama is addressing the UN General Assembly and meeting with world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. We look at new tests for U.S. leadership, prospects for cooperation in Syria and the fight against ISIS.

Duration: 00:47:27


Egypt’s president on fighting Islamic State, U.S. relations

9/28/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioThe post Egypt’s president on fighting Islamic State, U.S. relations appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Duration: 00:11:27


What's It Like To Be A Dictator's Kid? 'They're All Marked,' Author Says

9/26/2015
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In Children of Monsters, Jay Nordlinger looks at the lives of, among others, Romano Mussolini, Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi and one man who claimed to be Hitler's son.

Duration: 00:05:32


News Wrap: Volkswagen CEO steps down amid rigging scandal

9/23/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: And in the days other news, the head of the German automaker Volkswagen is out, amid a scandal over rigging diesel cars to pass pollution tests. CEO Martin Winterkorn announced today hes stepping down. He denied any personal wrongdoing, but in a statement, said quote Volkswagen needs a fresh start. I am clearing the way for this fresh start with my resignation. Germanys economy minister warned today against assuming the scandal will do...

Duration: 00:03:50


Readers’ Review: “The Alchemist” By Paulo Coelho

9/23/2015
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The best-selling book by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho. A discussion about how an allegory about a Spanish shepherd searching for treasure in Egypt became a worldwide publishing phenomenon translated into more than 80 languages.

Duration: 00:47:26


What happened for two Syrian families who made it to Germany

9/18/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: For many of the people the NewsHour correspondents and teams have met, their ultimate destination, their promised land is Germany. What was initially an open-door policy has seen modifications, as German authorities have reinstituted border controls, and draft legislation would limit generous state benefits to only certain refugee populations. William Brangham updates on the stories of two families he first met in Hungary. Tonight, we meet...

Duration: 00:07:01


Friday News Roundup – International

9/18/2015
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Secretary of State Kerry says the U.S. is ready to hold military-to-military talks with Russia about Syria. Croatia becomes the latest flash point in the European migrant crisis. And Mexico presses Egypt for a full investigation into the recent killing of tourists. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Duration: 00:47:28


In Syria, Russia may fight an Islamic State commander it’s battled before

9/17/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: New reports surfaced today that the U.S. and Russia will begin military-to-military talks about Syria, even as Vladimir Putin moves to bolster his old ally Bashar al-Assad. But will Russia also be fighting a man they have battled before? Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. MARGARET WARNER: The man is Abu Omar al Shishani, the Islamic State military commander for the Northern District of Syria, seen here last August as...

Duration: 00:05:10


Accidental killing of tourists highlights Egypt-U.S. tension over military aid

9/15/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: The U.S. sends hundreds of billions of dollars worth of military aid to allies around the world. On Sunday, the army of one of those allies, Egypt, killed 12 tourists. Most of the dead were Mexican citizens. They were in Egypts Western Desert. Its an area famous for its rock formations and oases. Its also increasingly a base for insurgents launching attacks against the army. Jeffrey Brown has more. JEFFREY BROWN: The Egyptian government says...

Duration: 00:04:53


Syrian Refugee Crisis: N.H. Reacts

9/15/2015
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As migrants from Syria and other countries pour into Europe, President Obama says the United States will take ten thousand. And so Americans are... Daily call-in program from NHPR. N.H. News, policy, politics.

News Wrap: Wildfires scorch hundreds of homes in Northern California

9/14/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: A firestorm roared across Northern California today, leaving at least 400 homes in ruins and one person dead. The Valley Fire has swept across 95 square miles north of the Napa Valley region. And southeast of Sacramento, the Butte Fire has burned another 135 homes. Between them, the two fires have forced 23,000 people out of their homes, and left crews struggling to hold the line. Middletown, California was an ashy, gray ghost town today. The...

Duration: 00:05:42


Buried underwater, Ancient Egyptian artifacts rise to the surface in Paris

9/12/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: An exhibition of Egyptian artifacts discovered in ancient cities buried underwater has opened to the public in Paris. The exhibit at the Arab World Institute features 250 artifacts from a pair of ancient cities discovered 15 years ago. It took seven years of underwater excavation to retrieve the artifacts, from a 40 square mile area of the Mediterranean Sea near Alexandria, Egypt. The objects covered in sediment and partially protected by...

Duration: 00:01:51


The security challenge of resettling Syrian refugees in the U.S.

9/11/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: For some refugees, the United States will be the final stop on that exhausting journey. Yesterday, the White House announced that 10,000 Syrians will be resettled in the U.S. over the next year. For more on how those 10,000 will be screened and selected, Im joined by Daryl Grisgraber, senior advocate for the Middle East at Refugees International, and Juan Zarate, former deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism. So, Daryl, let...

Duration: 00:06:41


Russia ramps up support in Syria, causing worry in the West

9/10/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: The U.S. military reported today that U.S. airstrikes in Northeast Syria Wednesday destroyed three Islamic State fighting positions. But the U.S. effort may be getting more complicated, as Moscow steps up its support for beleaguered Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. As momentum in the Syrian war has shifted to Islamic State militants and other extremists, government forces have suffered one major blow after another. Today, ISIS forces closed in on...

Duration: 00:02:20


News Wrap: Al-Qaida rebels capture key Syrian air base

9/9/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: The United States is moving to take more of the many thousands leaving Africa and the Middle East. The Associated Press reported today the Obama administration will accept at least 5,000 additional refugees next year. Meanwhile, Europe faced a fight over a proposal to relocate 160,000. We will have much more after the news summary. In Syria, al-Qaida rebels and others have captured a key air base in a new blow to the Assad government. Their...

Duration: 00:05:01


Lebanon and Turkey struggle to meet the needs of Syrian refugees

9/9/2015
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The future of Syria and its neighbouring states, Lebanon and Turkey, remains unsure as they are struggling to cope with millions of refugees from the Syrian conflict. Gideon Rachman talks to Erika Solomon, FT correspondent in Beirut, and Dan Dombey, former FT bureau chief in Istanbul, about the political and societal strains caused by the refugee crisis.

Duration: 00:12:51


News Wrap: Released from jail, Kim Davis attends rally

9/8/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: The human drama engulfing Europe showed no sign of ending today. Instead, the divide deepened, between rich and poor nations, over how to handle the crisis. And there was new trouble in southern Hungary as throngs of people tried to cross from Serbia. We will have a report from the scene after the news summary. A county clerk in Kentucky was released today after five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples. The...

Duration: 00:05:22

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