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.
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