With gang and organized crime violence common in parts of Central America, more and more people trying to enter the US say they are fleeing out of fear. Last year, 36,000 people gave fear as the reason — more than double the prior year — and those from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala helped lead that rise.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Tufts University professor Vali Nasr about the role Iran plays in the war in Iraq, as top US commander General David Petraeus told a Senate committee today that Iran played a direct role in last weeks violence in Iraq.
An ad campaign launched in London is causing controversy in the U.S.: the ad touts various places in the U.S. as destinations for gay tourists, but some in South Carolina didn't like their state being included on the list
Most of the economic news these days is unremittingly bad. But at least oil and gas prices are coming down. But some experts note that that's not necessarily such a good sign. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
The United States is getting out of Iraq. The Pentagon has warned that insurgents are trying to re-ignite the kind of sectarian violence. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Natalya Antelava is in Baghdad.
The Pentagon is set to notify the Congress in Washington of a $60 billion weapons sale to Saudi Arabia, reports quoting US officials say. Lisa Mullins talks with Adam Entous, the National Security Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.
Mahmoud Abbas says Middle East peace talks are in crisis following Israel's refusal to stop building settlements on Palestinian lands. The Obama administration says it is committed to re-starting talks. The World's Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem.