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Conflict

The facts behind the Russian Rambo story

Tabloid news outlets are calling him the Russian Rambo. Alexander Prokhorenko was a Russian special forces soldier who died in Syria on March 19. It’s being reported that he called in an airstrike on his own position as it was being overrun by ISIS fighters. But how true is the story?

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Conflict & Justice

Latest from Georgia

Georgians displaced by the fighting with Russia are trying to return home, but they face several obstacles. Lisa Mullins finds out more from Jessica Barry of the International Committee of the Red Cross. She's in the Georgian capital Tblisi.

Lifestyle & Belief

Awakening councils

One-time Sunni insurgents in Iraq have helped stabilize the country through so-called "Awakening Councils,� but as The World's Katy Clark reports, their role in the future could depend on how the Sunnis get along with Iraq's Shiite-dominated government.

Conflict & Justice

Assessing the surge

New York Times military correspondent Michael Gordon talks with anchor Lisa Mullins about the importance of the military surge in Iraq and other factors affecting security in the country.

Environment

Delivering in Afghanistan

A daring operation took place this week through one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. Thousands of international troops worked together to deliver a massive hydroelectric turbine to a site in southern Afghanistan.

Global Politics

Pakistan's effect on Afghanistan

The World's Quil Lawrence reports from Kabul, Afghanistan, on what Afghans expect a new Pakistani president will mean in the fight against the Taliban. The Taliban use parts of Pakistan as a safe haven for attacks across the border in Afghanistan.