Full story - May 17, 2019
A Burundian African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeeper stands guard before being replaced by the Somali military at Jaale Siad Military academy in Mogadishu, Somalia. February 28, 2019.
Ahmed Hassan Hirei says his brother, Ibrahim Hirei, was killed in a US airstrike in Somalia. Now, he wants answers.
Full story - May 16, 2019
emen's Houthi movement forces ride in the back of vehicle during withdrawal from Saleef port in Hodeidah province
In the last week, news from Yemen began with a diplomatic victory but ended with a spike in violence. Attacking the world's worst humanitarian crisis, experts say, hinges on "actually stopping the fighting."
Full episode - May 16, 2019
A photo showing the corner of a exhibition booth with the words, "5G is On" illuminated in white.
The Trump administration announced plans to ban the use of Huawei's 5G technology in the US citing a threat to national security. Also, schools in Mexico City were shut down on Thursday because of the terrible air quality in the city this week. Plus, the US may be starting to harness off-shore wind for power — but, using ocean wind is already a booming business in Britain.
Full story - May 16, 2019
Buildings shrouded in smog with a red orb in the sky
Pollution levels have been deemed potentially harmful to human health in Mexico city as officials order school closures in an extraordinary step.
Full story - May 15, 2019
A man looks seriously through a crowd of soldiers in fatigues
Suzanne Maloney, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, discusses what intelligence the Trump administration has received about the threat from Iran in the wake of the administration's partial evacuation orders for the US embassy in Iraq.
Full story - May 15, 2019
A man holds a boy on his lap.
Gov. Gavin Newsom's pardon of state convictions is widely interpreted as a rebuke to Trump administration policies.
Full episode - May 15, 2019
Pro-abortion and anti-abortion demonstrators are shown with colorful placards arguing their position.
The nation's most restrictive abortion law passed the Alabama statehouse and awaits a signature by the governor. We explore how this compares to similar laws in different countries. Also, the Trump administration says Iran poses a growing threat to the US and the Middle East. But European allies are skeptical and are pushing back. Plus, we profile Lucia Lucas, an American opera singer who lives in Germany, who is a transgender woman singing baritone roles. Lukas just debuted in the title role of "Don Giovanni" at the Tulsa Opera in Oklahoma.
Full story - May 15, 2019
Members of the Taliban delegation take their seats during the multilateral peace talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, Russia November 9, 2018.
The US has been fighting the Taliban for almost two decades. The group has waged a bloody war in Afghanistan and has killed scores of civilians. Now the US and Taliban are negotiating a peace deal. A Taliban spokesman agreed to answer a few questions.
Full story - May 15, 2019
Lucia Lucas
Lucia Lucas is generating a lot of attention for her performances as opera’s most famous alpha-male characters. She hopes the gender identity hoopla will die down.
Full story - May 14, 2019
Two men shake hands and a woman smiles while holding their arms.
Hanan Ashrawi’s application for a US visa was denied this week. Ashrawi says she views the denial as retaliation for her criticism of Israel and the Trump administration’s policy toward Palestinians.