Middle East

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.

Bush trip round-up

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Michael Abramowitz, who is traveling with President Bush on his tour of the Middle East; today, the tour featured a stop in Saudi Arabia, where President Bush met with King Abdullah.

Bush strategy on Iran

The World's Jeb Sharp reports on President Bush's remarks on Iran; the president recently accused Iran of threatening the security of nations everywhere, and on his current trip

Growing up on a kibbutz

Matt Gutman reports on Israel's kibbutz movement; the communal settlements were aimed at creating a newer, better human, but critics say the experience took an emotional toll on people who were raised in communal fashion in a kibbutz.

Global Politics

History of Iraq part III: US-Iraq relations

Until 2003, US policy toward Iraq had been determined by three main strategic goals: ensuring the free flow of oil from the Persian Gulf, preventing any regional power from dominating the Gulf, and defending Israel. Jeb Sharp traces how Washington alternately shunned and cultivated Baghdad, and how US policy toward Iraq evolved after 9/11.

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New reports on surveillance, 'demographic genocide' of Uighurs; Israel hesitates on annexation; Russian election comes to close

New reports on China's policies toward Uighurs show draconian efforts to cut birthrates and surveil the largely Turkic-speaking and Muslim population. Israel hesitates with moving forward on annexing part of the West Bank. In Russia, a week-long vote comes to a close. A Eurovision spoof film is inspiring covers from real musicians.