Omar Duwaji is a producer at The World.
Duwaji has reported on the 2016 US election cycle, the ongoing refugee crisis, race and segregation in Chicago, decline of coal mining in Appalachia, gentrification in San Francisco and assimilation of Syrian refugees in the US.
Duwaji has worked in the field and in the studio for AJ+, AlJazeera English and BuzzFeed News.
John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher with The Citizen Lab in Canada who discovered the Apple iPhone breach with his colleagues, joined The World's host Carol Hills to talk about the international spyware marketplace that fosters these kinds of exploits.
Naysan Rafati, a senior Iran analyst with the International Crisis Group, joined The World's Carol Hills to discuss a recent agreement between Iran and the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency that will allow for the reset of monitoring devices at Iranian nuclear sites.
Former Afghan interpreter and translator Zia Ghafoori is still working around the clock to help as many people as possible to evacuate — before it's too late.
Conflict & Justice
The Taliban has now taken over six provincial capitals across Afghanistan, raising concerns as US and NATO forces finalize their departure from the country. Retired US Army Col. Christopher Kolenda tells The World's host Marco Werman that Afghans need to develop their own strategy moving forward.
Rape and sexual violence have been under the spotlight in India since the 2012 gang rape and killing of a 23-year-old student on a Delhi bus, which sparked massive protests and inspired lawmakers to order the creation of fast-track courts dedicated to rape cases and stiffen penalties for those convicted of the crime.
Michelle Gavin, a senior fellow for Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, joined The World's host Carol Hills to help make sense of the unfolding situation in Tigray.
William Gumede, the executive chairperson of the Democracy Works Foundation in South Africa, discusses the recent civil unrest in South Africa with The World’s host Marco Werman.
Co-host of the soccer podcast "Men in Blazers," Roger Bennett talks about moving to the United States from the UK and sharing the joys of soccer with the public.
Saudi Arabia says it is ready to talk peace with Houthi rebels in Yemen. But Nadwa Dawsari, a nonresident scholar the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC, says these negotiations have "nothing to do with peace."
Yusuf Faqiri, director for public affairs at the National Council of Canadian Muslims, spoke with The World's Marco Werman about rising incidents of Islamophobia in Canada.