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A group of people crowded onto a small open boat in the deep blue sea

Europe makes another move to outsource border control with Mauritania deal

The European Union just signed a deal with the West African nation Mauritania: In exchange for hundreds of millions of dollars in investments, Mauritania has pledged to stop the tens of thousands of migrants heading by boat to Spain from its shores.

Europe makes another move to outsource border control with Mauritania deal
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48 hours along San Diego's remote Jacumba border region

48 hours along San Diego's remote Jacumba border region
Relatives of US citizens that are missing since Saturday's surprise attack by Hamas militants near the Gaza border, in Tel Aviv, Israel attend a news conference on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, in Tel Aviv, Israel.

‘We need to tell the story’: Parents of an Israeli hostage in Gaza grapple with uncertainty

‘We need to tell the story’: Parents of an Israeli hostage in Gaza grapple with uncertainty
The defense chiefs from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) countries excluding Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea and Niger, gather for their extraordinary meeting in Accra, Ghana, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, to discuss the situation in Nig

3 coup-hit West African nations exit ECOWAS citing sanctions, no support against terrorism 

3 coup-hit West African nations exit ECOWAS citing sanctions, no support against terrorism 
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A year on, a Kurdish village near Turkey’s earthquake epicenter says it's been overlooked

A year on, a Kurdish village near Turkey’s earthquake epicenter says it's been overlooked
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Latvian conference takes on issue of Russia kidnapping Ukrainian children

​​​​​​​Over the course of nearly two years Russia has committed countless violations, crimes, and atrocities in Ukraine. However, as of now, the International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for only one crime of “deportation of children from Ukrainian occupied territories into the Russian Federation.” The issue of kidnapping Ukrainian children is ongoing, as thousands of kids are still in Russia, separated from their families and their homes.

Latvian conference takes on issue of Russia kidnapping Ukrainian children
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Israel says ‘no’ to a 2-state solution

The Biden administration wants Israel and the Palestinians to get serious about restarting a long-stalled plan for a two-state solution. The European Union is saying the same, and so are Arab leaders, along with others across the international community. But Israel’s current government is digging in its heels. 

Israel says ‘no’ to a 2-state solution
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John Malkovich directs epic play 'Leopoldstadt' in Latvia

“Leopoldstadt” is a gripping play about the changing fortunes of a Jewish family in Austria. In 2023, it won a number of Tony Awards, including for best play. Now, a new production of “Leopoldstadt” is being performed in Riga, Latvia. And the choice of director has helped it draw a lot of attention.

John Malkovich directs epic play 'Leopoldstadt' in Latvia
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Israel's War Cabinet is fracturing as pressure mounts to bring hostages home

Ehud Eiran, who was a foreign policy aide to former Prime Minister Ehud Barak and is an assistant professor in international relations at Haifa University in Israel, speaks to The World's host, Carolyn Beeler, about the situation.

Israel's War Cabinet is fracturing as pressure mounts to bring hostages home
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This Afghan female fighter fought with US troops. Now, she’s readjusting to life in the US.

Over the course of two years, Sima shares her struggle to make a life in the US in the podcast “Stranger Becomes Neighbor.” The evacuation from Afghanistan is just the beginning of a story that is still developing.

This Afghan female fighter fought with US troops. Now, she’s readjusting to life in the US.
In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda, left, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attend a welcoming ceremony in Presidential Courtyard, Vilnius, Lithuania, Jan. 10, 2024.

Zelenskiy visits Baltic states to rally support for Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy just wrapped up a two-day tour of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. His trip is part of a wider diplomatic effort to shore up support for his country.

Zelenskiy visits Baltic states to rally support for Ukraine
Venezuelan migrants walk across the Rio Bravo towards the United States border to surrender to the border patrol, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Oct. 13, 2022.

Nicaragua is helping tens of thousands of migrants reach the US

Nicaragua is the only country in Central America that does not require visas from citizens of several troubled nations in the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. The country has long been a springboard for migrants seeking to get to the United States by land.

Nicaragua is helping tens of thousands of migrants reach the US
The US Embassy in Delhi, India, where visas are processed for Indian nationals to work and study in the United States. 

Visa delays dash 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunities for students, workers in India

Getting visas to travel to the US has never been easy for people of certain nationalities. But pandemic closures made visa processing delays extend to a year or more. Now consulates are staffed up again, but as Sushmita Pathak reports from New Delhi, substantial delays remain because of large numbers of visa applicants.

Visa delays dash 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunities for students, workers in India
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As Israel-Hamas war continues, there are signs of growing sympathy for Hamas in neighboring Jordan 

The war in Gaza has entered its third month. In neighboring Jordan, the suffering in Gaza has led to a rise in an expression of support for Hamas. Many people in Jordan are Palestinians whose ancestors fled or were driven from what is now Israel. Hamas, which has been designated as a terrorist organization by the US, doesn’t have an official representation in Jordan. But some tribal leaders are saying it’s time it did.

As Israel-Hamas war continues, there are signs of growing sympathy for Hamas in neighboring Jordan 
Men sit at a cafe at the Baqa'a refugee camp, north of the capital Amman, Dec. 12, 2023.

Stateless Palestinians in Jordan struggle to make a future

Palestinian refugees from Gaza live in a state of limbo in Jordan. Despite having lived in the country for decades — and even being born there — Jordan hasn’t granted them citizenship. The World’s Shirin Jaafari reports from Amman, Jordan.

Stateless Palestinians in Jordan struggle to make a future