In 2014, when most U.S. ground forces were gone and Iraqi forces were too weak, the threat of ISIS in Iraq spawned the PMF, a government-sanctioned militia that was armed, funded and trained by Iran, America's long-time foe.
During the rule of Saddam Hussein, few Iranians dared to make the religious pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala in Iraq. But the toppling of Saddam has drawn millions of worshippers back, revealing Iran's powerful influence there.
A report for PBS NewsHour shows the challenges faced by three siblings among an estimated 9 million children left in the Chinese countryside by parents working in wealthier cities
PBS NewsHour goes inside Russia to report on the effects of domestic violence under President Vladimir Putin.
As U.S. awaits Trump’s decision on the Iran nuclear deal, how do Iranians feel about it?
The Syrian town of Manbij is rebuilding a year after its liberation from ISIS.
Perhaps the most effective force in the battle to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State are the fighters without a home state. Ethnic Kurds see the war as an opportunity to govern themselves.
The kids were everywhere — full of joy, full of spirit, full of exhaustion. Full of life. And they both inspired and broke my heart.
On the outskirts of Raqqa, amid death and destruction, there are signs of life—and hope. Tens of thousands of Syrian families are living in rubble, preparing for a future after ISIS.
While Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to seek a fourth term next year, the country’s largest anti-government movement in recent history continues to grow.
What can happen to you if you oppose the Kremlin? There's a high mortality rate among critics of the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin.
There may be no more consequential relationship for the U.S. than with Russia.