According to leaked portions of the Senate commission's report, the Bolsonaro government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the deaths of 600,000 people. The president is accused of committing nine crimes, including malfeasance, preventing health measures, illegal use of public funds and crimes against humanity.The World
A rally against Tarek Bitar, the Lebanese judge in charge of investigating the Beirut port blast, turned parts of the capital into a war zone. Clashes left at least seven people dead. Now, the question is, can the investigation move forward?
The pandemic has worsened a worker shortage, and more farms are applying to hire foreign workers.
New residents in France must take mandatory classes to learn how to integrate into French society. But immigration and integration are hot-button issues in upcoming elections, and not everyone agrees on what it means to be French.
Nobel novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about what motivates him to continue to explore the ongoing consequences of colonialism in his literary works — and the power of literature to help us understand the plight of the other.
Ben Huynh, a researcher at Stanford University, joined The World's host Marco Werman from his home in California to discuss the potential disaster an oil spill could cause on the Red Sea coasts.
A Brazilian Senate Commission investigating President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the COVID-19 crisis in Brazil issued its final report on Wednesday, accusing him of crimes against humanity. The 1,200-page report details malfeasance, the blocking of needed health measures, and the illegal use of public funds. And in Syria, two roadside bombs that detonated under a bridge hit a bus in Damascus on Wednesday, killing 14 people. It’s a sign that despite the Assad government’s recent efforts to normalize relations abroad, Syria’s civil war still rages. Also, after days of speculation, North Korea says it had test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine in order to enhance its undersea capabilities. It's the first such launch since 2016, and it comes as the US, South Korea and Japan meet to discuss restarting talks with Pyongyang.
Members of the Hazara ethnic group in Afghanistan have faced discrimination and violent attacks for a long time. Under the new reality of Taliban rule, things appear to be getting worse.
"Although we had predicted major problems ... I think we were surprised, just like everybody else, at the speed to which the [Afghan] government and the military collapsed," John Sopko, head of SIGAR, told The World.
Sarah Chayes served as a special adviser to the US military in Afghanistan and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff after a decade on the ground in Kandahar. She joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the military testimonies on the US' chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The former commander of US and allied forces in Afghanistan during the war, and a former CIA director spoke with The World's host Marco Werman about the Capitol Hill hearings on the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan last month.
In the chaos of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the mass evacuation, a number of unaccompanied minors ended up on flights out of the country. Now comes the difficult task of reuniting them with their families or, for those who don’t have any relatives, helping them find new homes.
This contradiction became a key issue during the country's elections this week. Based on the results, it isn't likely to be fully resolved soon.
You may see coffee prices rising at your local café: Brazil, the world's largest exporter of coffee, faced extreme weather this year that has taken a toll on coffee crops across the nation.
What does one generation owe the next when it comes to climate change? Daniel Sherrell, author of the new book, "Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of the World," joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about how different generations are facing the climate crisis.