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.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has been brutally cracking down on opposition both at home and abroad. Many have fled to neighboring Lithuania.
This contradiction became a key issue during the country's elections this week. Based on the results, it isn't likely to be fully resolved soon.
Top of The World: Court documents have revealed that three former US intelligence and military officials were working for the United Arab Emirates to carry out hacking operations. And, Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry has ordered the firing of the Port-au-Prince chief prosecutor who was investigating the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Also, Afghanistan’s women’s soccer team have left the country and arrived in Pakistan following the Taliban’s takeover
The Taliban has issued a decree calling for female university students to fully cover their bodies and most of their faces in a return to Afghan tradition. Historian Bahar Jalali fully disagrees. She started a now-viral campaign over the weekend to showcase the diversity of Afghan women's traditional dress.
Ghana faces an acute shortage of antiretroviral drugs, endangering the health and the lives of tens of thousands of HIV-positive children and pregnant women. Health officials say this has pushed their efforts to end the AIDS epidemic backward.
Top of The World: The US’ top diplomat, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, defended the country’s withdrawal from Afghanistan before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. And, Pope Francis has begun a four-day visit to Slovakia after a seven-hour stop in Hungary. Also, nearly 45% of young people interviewed in a global survey say they feel anxiety or distress about climate change
The mayor of Helsinki says the Finnish capital should declare itself an English-language city to try and attract more foreign workers. Not everyone is impressed with the mayor’s proposal.