Middle East

Does US withdrawal leave Syria open to Russia?

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.

Conflict

Who are the Kurds?

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Dance parties return to Baghdad

Two years after Iraq declared victory of the Islamic State, Baghdad has slowly began to change its image. A first of its kind dance party was held in the capital city, breathing new life in a city that has become known for violence since the 2003 US-led invasion.

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Conflict & Justice

Massive protests in Egypt

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.

Conflict & Justice

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

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.

Conflict & Justice

On the ground in Cairo

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.