Middle East

Iraq group under attack

A group of former Sunni insurgents in Iraq joined forces to form, "The Awakening Council,� and the American-backed group has grown to about 70,000 members and has helped quell the violence

Trouble in Mosul

Iraq's capital, Baghdad, has seen relative calm in the last few months, but the same cannot be said for the city of Mosul, where today insurgents

Gazans spill into Egypt

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Rushdie Ali Aluf at the border between Gaza and Egypt, which is normally closed off by a security barrier, but a hole was blasted out of the barrier today, and thousands of Gazans spilled into Egypt.

Worsening conditions in Gaza

The World's Quil Lawrence reports on how Gaza has fared since Israel withdrew from the territory in 2005 and since the militant group Hamas took over in Gaza last June.

US tightens sanctions on Iran

The US, the UN, and Germany have agreed to tighten sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, but China and Russia are not joining up, as The World's Europe Correspondent Gerry Hadden reports.

Constraints on growth of nuclear power

The rising price of oil and the growing demand for energy has prompted a new look at nuclear power -- even in the oil-rich Middle East, but there are limits to how fast nuclear energy can grow to meet that demand

Gaza isolated

The World's Quil Lawrence reports from the Gaza Strip, which had its borders sealed today by Israel

Violence in Gaza

One week after President Bush's visit to the Middle East to discuss a peace agreement, violence has erupted in the Gaza Strip, and Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from The World's Quil Lawrence, who's in Gaza.

Bomb attack in Beirut

Ben Gilbert reports on a bomb attack in Beirut today that targeted a US embassy car; the explosion killed at least 3 people, and none of the victims were Americans.

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Conflict

US strike kills top Iranian commander

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.

Military

Trump wants NATO more involved in the Middle East. What does Europe want?

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.

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