Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Michael Abramowitz, who is traveling with President Bush on his tour of the Middle East; today, the tour featured a stop in Saudi Arabia, where President Bush met with King Abdullah.
Muslim pilgrims, donning face masks and moving in small groups after days in isolation, began arriving at Islam's holiest site in Mecca on Wednesday for the start of a historically unique and scaled-down hajj experience reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic.
With summer break coming to an end, schools across Europe are reopening. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has sacked the commander of his country’s troops in Yemen. And Paul Rusesabagina, who helped hundreds of his countrymen survive the Rwandan genocide, was arrested on terror-related offenses.
The Charlie Hebdo terror trial began in Paris on Wednesday, five years after the massacre was carried out. Kaing Guek Eav, a former teacher known as “Duch” who became the most infamous killer in the Khmer Rouge era, has died at the age of 77 of lung disease in a Phnom Penh hospital. And a new study published on Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that COVID-19 antibodies last at least four months after initial infection.
The World is a public radio program that crosses borders and time zones to bring home the stories that matter.