More than 60 journalists have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in 2011. Among the most recent is Iraqi journalist Yasser Faisal al-Julaimi, who was killed last month by Islamic extremists. Baghdad-based reporter Jane Arraf knew Yasser well and recalls his keen sense of beauty.
President Obama says his national security team is working around the clock to find the best US options in Iraq. Other than sending American troops back to Iraq, the president says he is ruling out no options and planning possible military action soon. But there is political mess in Iraq that experts say Washington needs to pay to attention to as well.
Abu bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the militant group ISIS — Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ‚— has called on Muslims to immigrate to Iraq and Syria to help build an Islamic state. ISIS hopes to create an Islamic state in the Middle East.
When the US responded to terrorism after 9/11, it used troops and massive force in the Middle East. The new war declared last night by President Obama against the terrorist organization know as the Islamic State, or ISIS or ISIL, will look very different.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Crispin Thorold in Baghdad, about the on-going battle against Shiite militias in Iraq; Iraqi government forces have led the assault, but U.S. forces have now supported the Iraqis with air strikes.
A new book profiles an Iraqi family's experience of the war in Iraq from their great optimism in 2003 to the despair and horror of the civil war years. Anchor Katy Clark talks with author Christina Asquith who shared their lives in Baghdad for many years.
The Sunni rulers in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain have been demolishing many of the country's Shiite mosques. Roy Gutman, Baghdad bureau chief for McClatchy newspapers, tells anchor Marco Werman that bulldozers often come in the middle of the night.
When Boston hospitals found themselves facing the horrific aftermath of the bombings on marathon day, they were well-prepared: Thanks in part to lessons shared by emergency medical personnel in Israel. The World's Matthew Bell reports.