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The Afghan ambassador to the US, Roya Rahmani, spoke to The World's host Marco Werman about the security situation in Afghanistan, and the government's handling of it.
In a matter of weeks, some parts of the globe have gone from trying to get enough vaccines to now having them, and trying to convince people to take them.
Top of The World: At least 24 Palestinians, including nine children, were killed overnight and 122 others were wounded in Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip in a new round of escalating tensions. And, the COVID-19 variant first identified in India has been designated a global concern by the World Health Organization. Also, the FDA has expanded the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 jab to children as young as 12.
Most US Catholics believe President Biden should receive Communion, despite his stance on abortion. The push by conservative US bishops to deny him the Eucharist may have more of an impact in other countries.
Author Yashu Zhang describes the efficiency of China's vaccination rollout and why there's so much trust in authorities in the fight against the coronavirus.
Insecurity in Afghanistan has been on the rise, and as the US pulls its troops out, things could get worse. Over the weekend, Afghanistan witnessed a horrific attack, in which dozens of schoolgirls were killed. In Nepal, the number of recorded coronavirus infections is doubling every three days. The country shares a long border with India, where a devastating outbreak has been raging. Also, at least 25 Palestinians were killed by Israeli airstrikes launched after Palestinian militant groups fired hundreds of rockets at Israel. And, Milan's famed opera house, La Scala, was silent for six months. Last night, 500 music lovers were able to hear a full orchestra.
The global boycott against South Africa’s apartheid regime is credited, in part, for helping to end it. Now, climate change activists are borrowing from the same playbook — pulling dollars from those who fund the fossil-fuel industry.
"How Beautiful We Were" tells the fictional story of West African villagers who stand up to an imagined American oil company that is poisoning their land and water.
China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, announced generally moderate new energy and climate targets on Friday that give little sign that it will step up its pace in combatting climate change.
Yifei Li, an environmental researcher and co-author of the book, “China Goes Green," speaks to The World's host Marco Werman about the downfalls of authoritarian environmentalism in China.
Some pearl producers in French Polynesia are implementing innovative sustainable farming practices that help ensure the oceans they work in stay healthy and thriving.
Top of The World: A series of deadly shootings in Atlanta on Tuesday evening is raising fears among Asian American communities after learning that six of the eight victims were women of Asian descent. And, a newly declassified US intelligence report found that Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized influence operations to help Donald Trump during the recent presidential election.
Along the US-Mexico border, the number of migrants trying to enter the United States is increasing dramatically. Most are being turned away by the US in the name of COVID-19 health precautions. At the same time, the Biden administration is allowing unaccompanied children to enter the United States. Host Marco Werman speaks with Enrique Valenzuela, who works for the state of Chihuahua in Mexico, near the Texas border.
Three weeks after the devastating winter freeze, Texans are facing major home repairs, and many still don’t have running water. Immigrants will play an outsized role in helping families get their housing back in order, while also dealing with destruction in their own communities.
Advocates say that ending the migrant detention system is one more piece of the puzzle in achieving racial justice and ending migrant abuse.
Ayla Bakkalli, the representative for Crimean Tatars at the United Nations, spoke to The World’s Marco Werman about what it has been like for Tatars to live under Russian occupation for the past seven years.
A brutal military coup has some protesters calling for armed intervention — but is this a real possibility?
Hundreds of fishermen make a living from Saint Silvester Lake and they're determined to protect it. But defending the environment has become a dangerous job in Colombia.
It’s the first time the UN council has weighed in on the situation in Egypt in seven years. And, it represents a policy shift by the US, which was among 31 countries that brought a resolution forward.