Lebanese-American photographer Rania Matar has been taking photos of young girls in their rooms. In her photos she explores the private space of these young girls on the cusp of adulthood. Rania Matar stops by the studio to speak with Marco Werman.
The Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip celebrated the election of Mohammed Morsi in Egypt last year. Now that Morsi is out, Hamas is feeling the impact - and it's not good. Host Carol Hills speaks with The World's Matthew Bell.
Israel's prime minister says if anything comes of peace talks, the public would get the chance to vote yes or no on it. But even though polls suggest Israeli's support peace with the Palestinians, it's unclear how they might vote in a referendum.
Two of the documentaries nominated for an Oscar are about the same thing: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They come at the issue from two different perspectives. One through the eyes of a Palestinian villager. The other Israel's top security chiefs.
The World's Quil Lawrence is on a hillside on the outskirts of Gaza City. He tells host Lisa Mullins he can see the long range missiles Palestinians are lobbing into Israel, as well as the smoke rising from Israeli airstrikes inside Gaza.
The Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt is the only route into Gaza that doesn't go through Israel. The Egyptian and Israeli governments have been criticized for making it tough to get through at Rafah....especially for doctors trying to get to the injured. Aya Batrawy reports.
The Middle East is running out of clean water. Israeli and Palestinian leaders don't want to talk about it. But grassroots organizations say they have no choice. Correspondent Linda Gradstein has the story on PRI's The World.