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The latest news, analysis and reporting about World from the PBS NewsHour and its website, the feed is updated periodically with interviews, background reports and updates to put the news in a larger context.

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Islamic State expands territory in Syria, Iraq and Libya

5/22/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: After a week in which the Islamic State group made dramatic gains in three countries, Iraq, Syria, and Libya, there were new doubts in Washington over whether they can be stopped. ISIS fighters trumpeted their conquest of ancient Palmyra in Central Syria after days of fighting. And Syrian state TV confirmed it. WOMAN (through interpreter): Syrian national defense forces have withdrawn from Palmyra. Islamic State fighters have entered the city in...

Duration: 00:03:03


What can the U.S. do to stop the Islamic State?

5/22/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: For more on this, I’m joined by Feisal Istrabadi. He was Iraq’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations 2004 to 2007. And David Ignatius, a foreign policy columnist for The Washington Post. David, the president today in that interview that was published today described the fall of Ramadi as a tactical setback. Is it? DAVID IGNATIUS, The Washington Post: I think it’s more than that. I think it’s a symbol that the strategy that the U.S. has been...

Duration: 00:07:44


Is Cuba ready for the big business, tourism that U.S. will bring?

5/22/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Officials from the U.S. and Cuba resumed talks today in Washington. They’re trying to iron out the details of reestablishing diplomatic relations, which were broken off more than 50 years ago. At issue today, what it will take to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals? In December, Presidents Obama and Castro announced that they reestablish ties. And meeting in Panama, they reaffirmed that commitment. Our own Jeffrey Brown is in Cuba all...

Duration: 00:07:52


News Wrap: Indonesia, Malaysia agree to shelter thousands adrift at sea

5/21/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: The crisis of migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia took a dramatic turn today. Indonesia and Malaysia agreed to accept thousands of the refugees. Many, like more than 400 rescued today, are Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Malaysia’s foreign minister announced they will no longer be denied entry. ANIFAH AMAN, Foreign Minister, Malaysia: Indonesia and Malaysia agreed to continue to provide humanitarian...

Duration: 00:04:29


Trove of bin Laden papers includes handwritten will, al-Qaida job applicati

5/21/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Today, we found out a bit more about al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, including what he wrote, what he looked for in recruits and what was on his bookshelf. The information was revealed in a stack of documents released this morning by the director of national intelligence. Osama bin Laden remained fixed on attacking the United States until his death, and he urged al-Qaida’s affiliates to put aside rivalries in service of the larger fight. Those...

Duration: 00:02:18


Bin Laden bookshelf shows scholarship of American policy

5/21/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: For more on what was contained in the bin Laden documents, we turn to Brian Fishman, a research fellow at both the New America Foundation and the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, and Greg Miller, who covers national security matters for The Washington Post. Greg Miller, you spent the day poring through all of these documents. What did you see, after having covered this issue for so long, that surprised and enlightened you? GREG MILLER,...

Duration: 00:06:33


News Wrap: Shiite forces prepare for Ramadi counterattack

5/20/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: Islamic State fighters in Iraq moved today to consolidate the capture of their newest prize, the city of Ramadi. At the same time, a new battle took shape. Some Shiite militiamen, allied with the Iraqi army, massed at a nearby base to prepare for a counterattack. In Washington, the fall of Ramadi struck sparks in Congress. House Speaker John Boehner blamed President Obama. REP. JOHN BOEHNER, Speaker of the House: The president’s plan isn’t...

Duration: 00:06:11


How war has robbed Syria of its history

5/20/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSProtecting ancient treasures from becoming casualties in Iraq and Syria Inside the U.S. raid that took out a key ISIS leader in Syria What do recent gains in Syria mean for the Islamic State? GWEN IFILL: The United Nations Cultural Agency recently expressed alarm over one of the Middle East’s most treasured historical sites. They reported that the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, home of 2,000-year-old ruins and a U.N. World Heritage Site, is...

Duration: 00:09:06


After losing Ramadi, Iraq calls on Shiite militias to fight Islamic State

5/19/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSKey Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to ISIS after security forces pull out What’s behind the growing rift between Iraq and U.S. forces in the fight against Islamic State? U.S. special forces kill senior ISIS commander in Syria raid GWEN IFILL: After suffering their biggest defeat at the hands of the Islamic State group in nearly a year, the Iraqi government has called in thousands of Shia militia forces, and requested more U.S. airstrikes to beat...

Duration: 00:03:16


Key Iraqi city of Ramadi falls to ISIS after security forces pull out

5/18/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: For the latest on the events in Ramadi, we are joined now via Skype from Baghdad by Nour Malas of The Wall Street Journal. First of all, what is the significance of the fall of Ramadi? NOUR MALAS, The Wall Street Journal: This puts another major Iraqi city in the hands of Islamic State. It already controls Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. And now Ramadi is the capital of Iraq’s largest province. It’s also a huge setback for the...

Duration: 00:01:55


Refugees desperate for aid caught in ‘maritime ping pong’

5/18/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: In Southeast Asia, Malaysia is launching emergency high-level talks with its neighbors today, hoping to address the growing humanitarian crisis off its coast. More than 5,000 refugees have been stranded at sea, some for weeks, as they try to escape ethnic persecution and poverty in Myanmar and Bangladesh. None of the neighboring countries are welcoming the refugees. Food supplies are dwindling and fights are breaking out on board these...

Duration: 00:04:30


Inside the U.S. raid that took out a key ISIS leader in Syria

5/17/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: For some perspective on the raid, I’m joined by Doug Ollivant in Washington, D.C. He was the director for Iraq in the National Security Council in the Bush and Obama administrations. He is a senior national security fellow at the New America Foundation and a partner at Mantid International. So, what do we know about this individual? Why was he such a high-value target? DOUG OLLIVANT, NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION:...

Duration: 00:05:17


Colombia to end anti-drug crop dusting amid health concerns

5/17/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: For 15 years, the U.S. war on drugs in Colombia has relied on crop dusting to kill the plants used to produce cocaine. But this week, Colombia’s government announced it is phasing out the U.S.-led program. So, how will this shift in policy affect the relationship between the two countries? Joining me via Skype from Bogota, Colombia, is Juan Forero, the South American bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal....

Duration: 00:04:32


News Wrap: Wreckage of Marine helicopter found in Nepal

5/16/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: And in other news today, the National Transportation Safety Board said the engineer of the derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia was — quote — “extremely cooperative” in an interview. Brandon Bostian said to them that he wasn’t tired or ill and didn’t have any problems with handling the train. Today, the last damaged railcars were removed from the site, paving the way for crews to replace the damaged tracks. Service will remain suspended at...

Duration: 00:04:10


Why thousands of Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar, only to be stranded a

5/16/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSPolice in Myanmar violently crackdown on protests, arresting 100 Would Syria safe zones stop refugees from boarding boats to Europe? Obama returns to Myanmar as country struggles with democratic transition JUDY WOODRUFF: Now a story of desperation and migration, as refugees take to the sea in Asia, but struggle to find safe harbor. Hari Sreenivasan reports on this burgeoning humanitarian crisis in the region, one no country is in a rush to...

Duration: 00:05:20


News Wrap: Malaysia and Thailand turn away migrant boats

5/15/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: In other news today, Malaysia and Thailand turned away three more boats crammed with more than 1,100 migrants. A flood of people from Bangladesh and Myanmar have been abandoned at sea by human traffickers and then refused entry to Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Some of the refugees have been taken in and given shelter in Thailand and Indonesia. Many are Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. But the Thai prime minister said his...

Duration: 00:06:05


Did the Gulf nations summit fall short of U.S. hopes?

5/15/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSGulf nation leaders look to Obama for reassurance of fears over Iran Obama convenes Camp David summit with Gulf state leaders Why did Saudi King Salman pull out of Camp David talks? JUDY WOODRUFF: President Obama attempted to mend fences with concerned partners in the Arab world today. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports. MARGARET WARNER: The gathering in the woodland presidential getaway of Camp David was designed to cool...

Duration: 00:05:58


News Wrap: Saudi leaders visit White House

5/14/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: President Obama welcomed Saudi Arabian leaders to the White House today, amid a dispute over a potential nuclear deal with Iran. Saudi King Salman declined to make the trip to attend a six-nation Gulf Arab summit. Instead, the crown prince and deputy crown prince met with the president. And he praised the Saudis, while indirectly acknowledging the tensions. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: The United States and Saudi Arabia...

Duration: 00:05:46


News Wrap: Kerry and Putin meet in Russia to discuss Ukraine, Syria

5/13/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the Audio GWEN IFILL: Secretary of State John Kerry met face-to-face today with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but there was little sign of easing tensions. Top officials from both countries sat down in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. The agenda was topped by divisions over Ukraine, Syria and other issues. Opposition activists in Moscow reported at least 220 Russian soldiers have died in the Ukraine conflict. The Kremlin denies its troops are even fighting...

Duration: 00:04:22


Nepal’s second major earthquake in weeks sets back recovery

5/13/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSAnother powerful earthquake hits Nepal, kills dozens Avalanches, poor weather roil search and rescue missions in Nepal Destruction of Nepal’s temples puts spiritual culture at risk GWEN IFILL: In Nepal, a U.S. military helicopter carrying six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers has been declared missing. The aircraft is believed to have gone down while ferrying supplies to earthquake victims. This news comes in the wake of another devastating quake...

Duration: 00:03:20

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