Middle East

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New reports on surveillance, 'demographic genocide' of Uighurs; Israel hesitates on annexation; Russian election comes to close

New reports on China's policies toward Uighurs show draconian efforts to cut birthrates and surveil the largely Turkic-speaking and Muslim population. Israel hesitates with moving forward on annexing part of the West Bank. In Russia, a week-long vote comes to a close. A Eurovision spoof film is inspiring covers from real musicians.

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Workers' movements advocate for rights on May Day; Saudi activists allege man killed over megacity plans; Doctors wait hours as Venezuela faces fuel shortages

As May Day celebrations and rallies have been curtailed, workers around the world are pushing for their rights. Fuel shortages are making life harder for Venezuelans, especially essential workers. And even as Lebanon teeters on the edge of economic collapse, some Americans are choosing to ride out the pandemic there. Meanwhile, Sweden's gardeners have become real party poopers.

Military

Trump wants NATO more involved in the Middle East. What does Europe want?

US President Donald Trump said he wants NATO to be more involved in the Middle East and made appeals to Europe in his Wednesday address on Iranian strikes against US troops in Iraq, carried out in retaliation for a US drone strike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani. The World's Marco Werman spoke with Fabrice Pothier, a French diplomat who served as head of policy planning for two NATO secretary generals.

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Conflict & Justice

Massive protests in Egypt

Protests against Hosni Mubarak and his rule grow. Hundreds of thousands rallied in central Cairo urging him to step down immediately. The demonstration was the biggest since protests began last week. The World's Matthew Bell is in Cairo.

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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

The protests in Egypt are focusing attention on the Muslim Brotherhood. It has Egypt's largest grassroots network and is linked with other Islamist movements. Host Marco Werman finds out more about their plans from former spokesman Kamal el-Halbawy.

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On the ground in Cairo

Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest on Egypt's anti-government protests from The World's Matthew Bell, who is reporting on events on the ground in Cairo, and speaking to a cross-section of Egyptians in the process.