In Myanmar, there are hard truths that keep people here poor. It's difficult to reach schools and hospitals. And even with micro-finance programs, it's hard to build up farms. So is Myanmar's drastic political changes having any effect?
Despite its ongoing transition from authoritarian rule to democracy, Myanmar is still facing serious tensions among its various ethnic groups. Anchor Marco Werman discusses those tensions with The World's Aaron Schachter.
Mohammed Morsi is marking his first year in office. This anniversary however, doesn't come with much celebration. Host Carol Hills speaks with Financial Times' Borzou Daragahi who has been following the events in Cairo.
BBC journalist Shaimaa Khalil went back to her homeland, Egypt, to document the changes that occurred after the revolution. Her six-part series, "Egypt's challenge" describes the transformations her country is going through.
As the world watches Myanmar's fitful reforms, some of the country's citizens living abroad are weighing a return home. Reporter Bruce Wallace talks with two Myanmar graduate students in New York City about their plans.
Marco Werman speaks with Aung Zaw, founder and editor of Irrawaddy Magazine, about who is behind the anti-Muslim violence in central Burma and what impact it might have on the country's democratic reforms.
The US joined 11 other nations Thursday in agreeing to "change the balance of power on the ground" in Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry said the US would provide non-lethal aid to rebels fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Iraqi forces have assumed formal control of security in urban areas, and the country is celebrating National Sovereignty Day. Joining The Takeaway, live from Iraq, are Taghreed, who lives in Erbil, Iraq and Ahmed Ali, who lives in Baghdad.
Kenyan politicians and citizens are celebrating a new constitution and future. Final results showed that the new constitution passed with 67 percent of the vote. The peaceful voting contrasts with the ethnic violence that plagued the 2007 election.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jennifer McCoy, who directs the Carter Center's Americas Program, about life in Nicaragua after the 1979 revolution experience and the lessons that experience could offer Arab nations like Tunisia and Egypt.
Egypt's ruling military council has made a declaration giving itself sweeping new legislative powers. Marco Werman talks with the Council on Foreign Relations' Steven Cook to find out where these developments leave Egypt's revolution.
The protests that forced Burkina Faso's longtime ruler to step down are echoing on the other side of the continent, where young protesters in Djibouti are calling for their own leader to step down after 15 years. They face not only a repressive government, but its international supporters as well.