Full story - September 09, 2021
Pope Francis sits with Rabbi Elliot J. Cosgrove (left) and Iman Khalid Latif (right), executive director of the Islamic Center and chaplain to the students at New York University, at a multi-religious gathering during a visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum i
Two decades after the attacks of Sept. 11, Muslim Americans revisit their lives in a post-9/11 world. Executive director and chaplain at New York University, Khalid Latif, discusses his experiences with The World's host Marco Werman.
Full episode - September 09, 2021
Several young school children are shown sitting at desks with one girl looking back at the camera while wearing a clear face shield and mask.
Children around the world are returning to class, with schools opening up after a year of closure during the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the rapid spread of the more-contagious delta variant, and coronavirus vaccines not available for much of the global school-aged population, children’s health risks have become even more pressing. As a part of a regular series of conversations presented in partnership with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and as a special feature in The World's podcast feed, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion about the delta variant’s impact on children with Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch.
Full story - September 09, 2021
A man is shown wearing military fatigues and holding a gun with cement barriers nearby.
Top of The World: The first commercial international flight out of Afghanistan since the US-led evacuation operations ended last week departed from Kabul airport on Thursday. And, the UK is threatening to send migrants who try to cross the English Channel back to France. Also, Hong Kong police on Thursday raided the June 4th Museum dedicated to the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.
Full episode - September 08, 2021
Perla Rosales, 26, center, and Marian Lira, 24, right, participate in a performance in support of abortion rights next to the cathedral in Mexico City, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020.
The Supreme Court of Mexico ruled on Tuesday that it is unconstitutional to jail women for having an abortion. However, the decision does not mean nationwide, immediate access to the procedure. And, 20 years after 9/11, and in the wake of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, many Americans are questioning the assumptions underpinning the so-called global “war on terror.” Plus, French actor and New Wave cinema poster boy Jean-Paul Belmondo has died at the age of 88. Host Marco Werman pays homage with music from Martial Solal's soundtrack to "Breathless," the film that made Belmondo a star.
Full story - September 08, 2021
Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro carry Brazil's national flag along Copacabana Beach on Independence Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. 
Estimates say more than 100,000 people hit the streets in Brasília and Sao Paulo on Sept. 7, Brazil's Independence Day. The numbers are far short of what President Bolsonaro was calling for — but it was still big.
Full story - September 08, 2021
Shomali, a little north of Kabul, Afghanistan, July 18, 2005. After seven years of severe drought that impoverished farmers and made millions reliant on food handouts, Afghanistan enjoyed a bountiful harvest.
Nearly one-third of people in Afghanistan don't know if they will have a meal each day. Droughts and an approaching winter are worsening the food shortage there. Kaustubh Devale, head of the Food and Agriculture Organization's emergency and resilience program in Afghanistan, discusses the situation with The World's host Marco Werman.
Full story - September 08, 2021
Mullah Hasan Akhund is shown wearing a white head wrap and standing across from Nawaz Sharif who is wearing a gray vest and blue shirt.
Top of The World: The Taliban has announced a 33-member interim government for Afghanistan, weeks after taking control of the country. And, the trial of 20 men accused in the 2015 ISIS attacks in Paris has started in a courtroom in the French capital. Also, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled criminal penalties for terminating pregnancies as unconstitutional.
Full episode - September 07, 2021
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid is shown sitting while wearing a dark head wrap and black vest with the Taliban flag behind him.
The Taliban has announced choices for several interim positions in their new government. And, 20 years after 9/11, militant Islamists continue to be a threat, not just in Afghanistan, but across much of the world. Also, the coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot in the political landscape around the globe. One of its consequences is the growth of authoritarianism, or its tendencies, in a number of countries and regions.
Full story - September 07, 2021
An espresso machine with coffee beans from around the world featured in the background.
You may see coffee prices rising at your local café: Brazil, the world's largest exporter of coffee, faced extreme weather this year that has taken a toll on coffee crops across the nation.
Full story - September 07, 2021
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is shown looking to his right while walking and wearing a dark face mask with a solider stands in the distance.
Top of The World: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin are in Qatar for talks aimed at reassuring Gulf allies that the Biden administration is not abandoning its partners in the Middle East by withdrawing from Afghanistan. And, the pre-trial of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is set to resume at the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Also, El Salvador has become the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender.