Greg Myre

Greg Myre appears in the following:

A Survivor's Tale: How Hiroshima Shaped A Japanese-American Family

Friday, May 27, 2016

Kikue Takagi narrowly survived the atomic bomb that killed her classmates. Soon after she moved to California, where she worked for many years at Disneyland. Now in her 80s, she's back in Hiroshima.


Casting Aside Cold War Ghosts, Obama Reaches Out To Old Rivals

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

As his time in office winds down, President Obama has sought to jettison vestiges of the Cold War and reach out to old rivals, from Vietnam to Cuba and beyond.


Air Disaster Adds To Egypt's Litany Of Woes

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Egypt's government faces mounting criticism. There's an insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula. The tourist industry is in tatters. And now, add to that a second aviation disaster in just over six months.


Instead Of A Moment In The Sun, Brazil Faces A Perfect Storm

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Summer Olympics in Rio were supposed to be a showcase for modern, prosperous Brazil. Instead, the country is suffering a national meltdown that will now include the president's impeachment trial.


Saudi Arabia's Surprisingly Assertive 80-Year-Old King

Monday, May 09, 2016

In just over a year, King Salman has decreed plans for major economic reform, launched a more assertive foreign policy and set a line of succession that could guide the kingdom for decades to come.


Young Arabs Reject ISIS, Worry About Lack Of Jobs, Poll Finds

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A survey of 3,500 Arab youths in the Middle East and North Africa found that most say ISIS is the biggest obstacle facing the Middle East. The threat of terrorism and cost of living are also concerns.


Will President Obama Visit Hiroshima?

Monday, April 11, 2016

The White House hasn't announced any such plans. But Obama will be in Japan next month and a visit would be a grand symbolic gesture in keeping with his emphasis on nuclear nonproliferation.


Volunteers Who Say 'Bite Me' Are Helping To Win The War Vs. Mosquitoes

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Mosquitoes inflict more death and spread more illness than any animal. The Zika virus is just the latest example. But now humanity is finally getting the upper hand.


Syrian Government Releases American Held For 4 Years

Friday, April 08, 2016

Kevin Dawes was seized in Syria in 2012. The government never acknowledged holding him, but has now freed him after what U.S. officials described as lengthy negotiations.


Pakistan Weakens Militants, But Can It Defeat Them?

Monday, March 28, 2016

Pakistan's security forces have been waging an offensive against the Taliban since 2014 and have diminished the radical Islamist group. Sunday's bombing showed the country remains vulnerable.


Squeezed At Its Base, ISIS Grows More Dangerous Elsewhere

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Islamic State has been steadily losing ground in its self-described caliphate of Syria and Iraq. But it is becoming more potent with its terror attacks in Europe and North Africa.


In Vulnerable Europe, A Third Major Terrorist Attack Since Last Year

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

First there was the assault on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Then came the coordinated assault in Paris. And now twin attacks in Brussels. Europe is struggling to cope with a surge in terror.


Why Europe Needs Turkey ... And Turkey Needs Europe

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The migrant crisis is the latest example of the fraught, tangled relationship. Europe wants Turkey as a buffer that blocks spillover from Middle East chaos. Turkey wants access to Europe's markets.


John Kerry: ISIS Is Carrying Out 'Genocide'

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The secretary of state says the atrocities by the radical Islamic group constitute genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shiite Muslims.


Is Putin Withdrawing From Syria Out Of Strength Or Weakness?

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Russian leader is abruptly pulling back in Syria after a bombing campaign that lasted less than six months. He says he got what he wanted — but he may also be wary of a quagmire.


The U.S. Is Pumping All This Oil, So Where Are The Benefits?

Saturday, March 12, 2016

America has joined Saudi Arabia and Russia as one of the world's leading oil producers. Forecasters predicted this would usher in a golden age. It hasn't worked out that way.


Osama Bin Laden's Will: $29 Million That Should Be Spent On 'Jihad'

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

A handwritten will by Osama bin Laden said he had a fortune of "about 29 million dollars" and that most of it should be spent "on Jihad," according to documents released by the U.S. government on Tuesday.

The will was among more than 100 documents made public by ...


With Sanctions Gone, Iran Goes On A Shopping Spree In Europe

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Less than two weeks after international sanctions were lifted, Iran is already cutting megadeals with Europe. The French automaker Peugeot-Citroen said Thursday it will return to Iran, while Iran appeared poised to buy at least 100 planes from Airbus.

Thursday's developments came during a visit to France by ...


A Rare Meeting Between The Pope And Iran's Leader

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Pope Francis met Tuesday with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, the latest sign of Iran's improving ties in the West as years of sanctions fall away.

The two said they discussed the problems in the region, a reference to the wars in Iraq and Syria. The pope has made ...


With Sanctions Lifted, Iran's President Heads Straight To Europe

Monday, January 25, 2016

With financial sanctions against Iran falling away, President Hassan Rouhani is wasting no time in seeking new business opportunities for a country that's long been isolated.

The Iranian leader was in Italy on Monday, a stopover that may also include a meeting with Pope Francis, according to media reports. Rouhani ...