Greg Myre

Greg Myre appears in the following:

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 ...


A Serious Charge Against Putin, But Little Threat Of Sanction

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Britain says the circumstantial evidence points to Russian President Vladimir Putin's involvement in the poisoning death of an ex-Russian security agent who died after drinking polonium-laced tea at a London hotel.

So what's Britain going to do about it?

Not very much. And that's largely in keeping with ...


What We'd Still Like To Know About North Korea's Hydrogen Bomb Claim

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Deciphering events in North Korea often seems more like long-distance psychoanalysis than reporting.

So it's not surprising there's a dearth of hard information about the country's latest nuclear test. In a statement heavy on propaganda and light on details, North Korea claimed it successfully carried out ...


Saudi Arabia And Iran: Here's How Their Feud Could Escalate

Monday, January 04, 2016

In a Middle East already aflame, a fresh feud between Saudi Arabia and Iran threatens to complicate almost every major issue from the Iranian nuclear deal to the Syrian civil war to global oil markets.

These are all U.S. priorities, and the Obama administration finds itself staring at ...


Iraqi Leader: We Want More U.S. Airstrikes, But Not U.S. Ground Troops

Monday, December 21, 2015

In an NPR interview, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi also calls on the U.S. to focus more firepower on Iraq's western border with Syria, saying Islamic State fighters can enter his country too easily.


How Many Mass Shootings This Year? There's No Consensus

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Depending on whom you ask, there have been 353 mass shootings in the United States this year, or four. Or some other number in between.

How can the figures be so far apart?

A mass shooting would seem to be self-evident. But with the highly politicized debate over gun control, ...