Full story - September 03, 2021
Taliban special forces fighters stand guard outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport after the U.S. military's withdrawal, in Kabul, Afghanistan
"They are literate, they can read and they can write and are generally very young," says Waleed Kakar, editor of the Afghan Eye, about the Taliban today. He discusses the sociological makeup of the group with The World's host Carol HIlls.
Full story - September 03, 2021
In this Sept. 2, 2021, file photo provided by the US Department of State, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry attends a meeting with Yang Jiechi, director of China's Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs
For insight into Kerry's brand of climate diplomacy and the outcome of the talks, The World's host Carol Hills spoke with David Wade, who served as Kerry's chief of staff when the diplomat was secretary of state.
Full episode - September 03, 2021
Taliban fighter looks at Taliban flags and posters of leaders in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. 
Since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan, there's been a lot of worry about what they will do, how they will rule and what it means for Afghan women. But a more fundamental question is this: Who are they this time around? Also, asylum-seekers allege pushbacks at Europes’ external borders. One Syrian child attempting to reach Europe claims he was violently pushed back from Greece to Turkey. And a second child, also Syrian, managed to escape the forced return. And, in the years after 9/11, crossing US land borders has become more difficult. That’s had an outsized effect in towns along the Canadian border. Plus, ABBA is back! One of Sweden's biggest exports dropped, not one, but two new singles yesterday.
Full story - September 03, 2021
Polish security forces surround migrants stuck along with border with Belarus in Usnarz Gorny, Poland, on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021.
For almost a month, a group of more than 30 Afghan migrants have been stuck at the Poland-Belarus border, sandwiched between border guards from each country. Polish President Andrzej Duda has declared a state of emergency — the first such declaration since communist times.
Full story - September 03, 2021
A ground-dwelling roadrunner bird is shown staring up at the US-Mexico border wall lined with razor wire.
Mexican photographer Alejandro Prieto's image of a roadrunner bird, staring up at the enormous US-Mexico border wall, was just named the grand prize winner in the Bird Photographer of the Year competition. His captivating photograph highlights the threat to the delicate biodiversity and critical animal migratory patterns that the wall poses in the US-Mexico border region.
Full story - September 03, 2021
A police officer is show standing next to a police car with its lights on and a grocery store in the distance.
Top of The World: An ISIS-inspired extremist has stabbed and injured six people in Auckland, New Zealand, three of them critically. And, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced that he will not run for re-election as party leader. Also, the UK has announced new sanctions against Myanmar, targeting the Htoo Group of Companies.
Full story - September 02, 2021
European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson arrives for a meeting of EU justice and interior ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.
Ylva Johansson, home affairs commissioner for the European Union, joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the EU's plans to avoid a repeat migration crisis like the one experienced in 2015.
Full story - September 02, 2021
Afghan people are seen near the building where insurgents were hiding during an attack to the prison in the city of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan.
As the Taliban transitions to power in Afghanistan, many are wondering how they'll interact with militant groups such as ISIS-K and al-Qaeda. Ibraheem Bahiss, with the International Crisis Group, joins The World's host Marco Werman to discuss these new power dynamics.
Full story - September 02, 2021
Workers packing ice-skating shoes at a manufacturing factory in the ice and snow sports equipment industry park in Zhangjiakou, in northwestern China's Hebei province, Thursday, July 15, 2021. 
Every year around this time, factories in China are finishing up orders and sending them across the world to arrive in time for the holiday shopping season. But this year, they may run out of time.
Full story - September 02, 2021
In this June 16, 2021, file photo, a migrant family from Venezuela move to a Border Patrol transport vehicle after they and other migrants crossed the US-Mexico border and turned themselves in Del Rio, Texas.
Nancy Cárdenas Peña, the Texas director for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about the impact of Texas' new abortion law on undocumented women at the US-Mexico border.