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Global Politics

Rape as a weapon of war

The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to tackle a particularly disturbing tactic of war this week: the use of rape as a weapon. Jeb Sharp talks with Anne-Marie Goetz of UNIFEM, the UN's development agency for women.

Conflict & Justice

AIDS doctors arrested in Iran

Iran has one of the best HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs in the world. But two of the architects of that system have now been thrown in jail. The World's Marco Werman hears their story from Sarah Kalloch of Physicians for Human Rights.

Global Politics

Hope for Haiti?

The horrific images coming out of Haiti aren't altogether unfamiliar. The impoverished country was nearly synonymous with tragedy for years. But last year optimism was beginning to blossom for some Haiti watchers. Amy Bracken has this reporter's notebook.

Conflict & Justice

AIDS doctors arrested in Iran

Iran has one of the best HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs in the world. But two of the architects of that system have now been thrown in jail. The World's Marco Werman hears their story from Sarah Kalloch of Physicians for Human Rights.

Global Politics

Hope for Haiti?

The horrific images coming out of Haiti aren't altogether unfamiliar. The impoverished country was nearly synonymous with tragedy for years. But last year optimism was beginning to blossom for some Haiti watchers. Amy Bracken has this reporter's notebook.

Science, Tech & Environment

Haitian self-reliance

Haitian President Rene Preval has made an urgent appeal for more tents to house up to a million people left homeless by the quake two weeks ago. However not all Haitians are simply waiting for help from the outside, as WAMU's Sabri Ben Achour reports.

Global Politics

Polio reappearing

The battle to eradicate polio is suffering some major setbacks, including new cases in Russia and Tajikistan. The World's Katy Clark reports that some experts are now rethinking the war on polio.