Saudi Arabia

The Bin Ladens

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Steve Coll, author of "The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century;� the book is a profile of the family that produced the al Qaeda leader.

Environment

Bloggers in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia bans political parties and limits free expression, but young Saudis are pushing the limits of those restrictions by blogging, as Kate Seelye has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Saudi Arabia's youth problem

Most of Saudi Arabia's population is under the age of 30, and a growing number of them is frustrated with the Kingdom's tight restrictions on social freedoms, and that could pose problems for the Saudi state

Environment

Governments block internet

The World's Clark Boyd reports on governments that have found various ways to block citizens' access to internet sites; this web filtering is described in a new book, "Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering".

Rehab for Saudi radicals

Kate Seelye reports on the Saudi government's efforts to rehabilitate Saudi Arabia's radical militants, or Muslim radicals who have embraced al-Qaeda's ideology

Global Politics

Changes in Saudi Arabia

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with correspondent Kate Seelye about the strict rules that govern daily life in Saudi Arabia, and how some of those rules are being relaxed by the country's conservative rulers.

Arts, Culture & Media

Saudi Jeans

Saudi blogger Ahmed Al-Omran talks to Faith about the ban on all things colored red that is planned to be imposed on Valentine's Day in Saudi Arabia.

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Global markets reel and northern Italy shuts down amid COVID-19; Blasts in Kabul as rival inaugurations are held; Trial of MH17 downing begins in The Hague

Global markets are struggling to deal with the continued spread of COVID-19, and a cut to export oil prices adds another level of uncertainty. Meanwhile, northern Italy is on lockdown and schools have closed nationwide. Students rejoice, but parents worry. And, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani's inauguration was disrupted by blasts Monday, and rival Abdullah Abdullah held his own swearing in ceremony. Also, the crisis at the Greece-Turkey border continues to unfold. The World is following it on the ground in Greece.

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WHO head pushes back on Trump; OPEC standoff with Russia; COVID-19 causing economic crisis

The director general of the WHO is calling for unity and an end to the "politicization" of the coronavirus crisis, pushing back on US President Donald Trump's criticism of the organization. Also, eyes are on OPEC talks today and whether Russia and Saudi Arabia will agree to production cuts as crude prices have crashed to an 18-year low. And in Italy, some overworked doctors are getting a little help from Tommy, a robot nurse.

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Workers' movements advocate for rights on May Day; Saudi activists allege man killed over megacity plans; Doctors wait hours as Venezuela faces fuel shortages

As May Day celebrations and rallies have been curtailed, workers around the world are pushing for their rights. Fuel shortages are making life harder for Venezuelans, especially essential workers. And even as Lebanon teeters on the edge of economic collapse, some Americans are choosing to ride out the pandemic there. Meanwhile, Sweden's gardeners have become real party poopers.

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Trump suggests inviting Russia to the G-7; A global spotlight on US amid ongoing protests

US President Donald Trump held a phone call with President Vladimir Putin Monday and discussed his idea that Russia should be invited to attend the next G-7 summit. And, Trump is expected to visit the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. The plans mark the second religion-theme appearance for Trump as the world watches protests across the US over the death of George Floyd. Also, the US and Saudi Arabia are holding a virtual pledging conference to raise money for aid operations in war-torn Yemen, which risks being overwhelmed by the coronavirus.