The US is winding down its presence in Afghanistan. President Obama met his Afghan counterpart on Friday to discuss the details. Anchor Jeb Sharp talks with Ali Jalali, a 2009 candidate for president of Afghanistan.
President Obama has nominated Senator John Kerry as his next Secretary of State. Kerry heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is expected to win easy confirmation from his colleagues in the chamber.
Reporter Marine Olivesi, a frequent contributor from Libya, was the first western journalist to view Gaddafi's corpse. She told us about her surreal hunt to find the dictator's remains and about the return to normalcy in the city of Misrata.
In response to Palestine's victory at the United Nations last week, Israel has announced plans for the expansion of Jewish settlements. Condemnation of those plans has been swift and sharp. Some fear Israel is becoming more isolated diplomatically.
In Gaza, news of the ceasefire deal was greeted by celebrations but just before the truce went into effect, there were more rockets fired into southern Israel. And there were more Israeli strikes hitting targets in Gaza.
A ceasefire is set to be announced in the Gaza conflict, Egyptian and Palestinian officials say. Anchor Marco Werman talks to David Kirkpatrick, Cairo Bureau Chief for the New York Times, to get more details.
This week in Cuba, peace talks will begin in earnest between the government of Colombia and the leftist rebel group, the FARC. Among the FARC leaders in attendance, one sticks out. Her name is Tanja Nijmeijer.
One foreign country that's been mentioned a fair bit during the presidential campaign is Israel. Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney profess their commitment to Israel's security. They haven't talked about much is the moribund Middle East peace process.
Russia announced today it is ending its ten-year military crackdown in Chechnya, claiming stability had returned to the region torn apart by two wars since the fall of communism. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.
Former South Korean president Kim Dae Jung has died at the age of 85. Kim was responsible for opening up relations with North Korea after decades of hostility. Reporter Jason Strother looks back on his legacy.
Anchor Marco Werman talks to a Rwandan-American woman who is about to graduate from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. She is now committed to conflict resolution in Rwanda and the Great Lakes region in Africa.
Nepal faces a political dilemma. It can't settle on a new prime minister. That reflects deep political divisions between Nepal's political parties. As Reese Ehrlich reports, there's another issue; How to integrate ex-guerillas into the country's miiltary.
Brandon Friedman was an infantry officer in the 101st Airborne Division during the invasion of Iraq. Marco Werman speaks with Friedman about the legacy of the war. Friedman also reads an excerpt from his combat memoir, 'The War I Always Wanted.'
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Latin America expert Michael Shifter about the now-resolved crisis between Colombia and its neighbors Venezuela and Ecuador; Shifter says the crisis ended when Colombia and Venezuela essentially check-mated each other.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Houston Chronicle reporter John Otis, who's in Bogota and provides details of the rescue and intelligence operation that secured the release of Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages held by Colombia's FARC rebels.