The Middle East has seen decades of unrest, much of it stemming from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The current Israel-Hamas war is the latest outbreak of violence that threatens lasting peace across the region and the globe. The World has compiled a timeline of key events in the conflict.
As political and military leaders negotiate over the fate of civilians on both sides of the war in Gaza, there are Israeli and Palestinian people who are working together to search for common ground. The World's host Marco Werman had a discussion with two leaders from Standing Together, the largest Jewish-Arab grassroots organization in Israel. They are both Israeli citizens. Sally Abed is Palestinian and lives in Haifa. Alon-Lee Green is Jewish and lives in Tel Aviv.
In recent months, thousands of migrants from around the world have been arriving at the Latvia-Belarus border. Most Western countries blame Belarusian strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko for orchestrating the unfolding border crisis that began in 2021.
After weeks of negotiations, Israel and Hamas have reached an agreement on a temporary ceasefire in Gaza, starting on Thursday. What will follow is the release of dozens of people taken hostage by Hamas on Oct. 7. Israel will also set free a large number of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails. The World's Matthew Bell tells us more.
The philosophy of ubuntu means that good health is for everybody and disability is not regarded as a difference.
Severe water shortages in Iraq are affecting the cultivation of the country's signature anbar rice. The lack of water is being caused by a combination of climate change and geopolitics. The World's Sara Hassan speaks with a farmer who can no longer grow the crop in southern Najaf province.
For centuries, eyeliner has been seen as a staple, and often the only beauty item some women and men wear. In culture journalist Zahra Hankir's latest book, "Eyeliner: A Cultural History," readers learn how eyeliner isn't just some superficial beauty hack and that in many cultures around the world, it has been revolutionized and popularized by people of color for medicinal purposes, authority and its cultural ties.
On Tuesday, Ukraine is celebrating 10 years since the start of the Maidan Revolution, the uprising that led to the downfall of the pro-Russian government and closer ties with the European Union. It also sparked a new wave of aggression from neighboring Russia that led to its full-scale invasion nearly two years ago.
Monday is Black Consciousness Day in Brazil. It falls on day of death of Zumbi dos Palmares, the leader of Palmares Quilombo, a community of runaway slaves and their descendants, in 1695. There are still thousands of quilombos across Brazil, and many continue to fight for their land and their rights.
Communication blackouts have become common since the start of the war in Gaza. Without phones, people can't call for an ambulance or let their families know they are alive. It hampers aid workers. But Dina Temple-Raston, the host of the podcast "Click Here," reports that one man has found a workaround.
Guatemala is facing political turmoil following legal challenges posed to the country's president-elect, Bernardo Arévalo. On Thursday, prosecutors moved to remove him and his party members of their immunity for allegedly making social media posts encouraging students to take over a university last year. Will Freeman, a fellow for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, joined The World to talk about why and how this political development has unfolded and what it means for the country.