US President Donald Trump said he wants NATO to be more involved in the Middle East and made appeals to Europe in his Wednesday address on Iranian strikes against US troops in Iraq, carried out in retaliation for a US drone strike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani. The World's Marco Werman spoke with Fabrice Pothier, a French diplomat who served as head of policy planning for two NATO secretary generals.
In the wake of the airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, host Marco Werman speaks with the former undersecretary of defense for policy, Michèle Flournoy, on President Donald Trump's decision-making and the military decision-making process.
Iran threatened on Friday to hit back hard after a US air strike in Baghdad killed Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran's elite Quds Force and architect of its growing military influence in the Middle East.
The “superbug” bacteria often strike at much higher rates in the Middle East, according to Doctors Without Borders. The bacteria attack invisibly and without warning in the mangled limbs, bullet holes and other wounds of civilians and fighters in war zones.
In a Twitter thread, US President Donald Trump said the US withdrawal from Syria would be a thorn in the side of Russia and China, who "love to see us bogged down, watching over a quagmire, & spending big dollars to do so." But analysts disagree.
Following US President Donald Trump's announcement that the US will pull out of northeast Syria, the Kurds, an ethnic group split across four countries, could face an attack by Turkey. They've been fighting for autonomy for a century.
Protests against Hosni Mubarak and his rule grow. Hundreds of thousands rallied in central Cairo urging him to step down immediately. The demonstration was the biggest since protests began last week. The World's Matthew Bell is in Cairo.
The protests in Egypt are focusing attention on the Muslim Brotherhood. It has Egypt's largest grassroots network and is linked with other Islamist movements. Host Marco Werman finds out more about their plans from former spokesman Kamal el-Halbawy.
Iranian leaders have been responding to events in Egypt by cracking down on dissidents. Barbara Slavin, a senior fellow at The Atlantic Council tells anchor Marco Werman that Iranians executed a record number of prisoners last months.
Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest on Egypt's anti-government protests from The World's Matthew Bell, who is reporting on events on the ground in Cairo, and speaking to a cross-section of Egyptians in the process.