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.
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and death brought unwanted attention to the Saudi regime. It has also challenged world leadership to take a stand for human rights, press freedoms and rule of law — a responsibility that has been largely shirked on this grim anniversary.
The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Cairo, where he is seeing thousands of pro-Mubarak forces surging on Tahrir Square. He says there's a lot of anger in the streets and that fists are flying as violence escalates in the square.
David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times says that President Obama has a knows he cannot "be seen deposing foreign leaders" even while some are asking for him to take a stronger role in Egypt.
The popular uprising in Egypt is unprecedented as citizens forced an end to President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year regime. The transition to a democratic government will be fraught with challenges. What does democracy look like in the Middle East?
It was October 1981 and Hosni Mubarak was beside President Anwar Sadat as he was assassinated. Stability became the watchword of his presidency. Emergency law lasted throughout the 30 years of his rule. What will happen next?
The Takeaway talks with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of Modern Arab studies at Columbia University, who thinks the government is trying to incite chaos in order to maintain control as the transition happens.
Women have long been on the frontlines of poliltical uprisings in Egypt. Will the participation of women in this dramatic historic moment bode well for the health of a future democracy in the world's largest Arab country?
While rejecting calls for his immediate ouster, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak agreed not to seek reelection in September. A new government is all but guaranteed in the region, but will the country's transition to Democracy be peaceful?