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Wall Street Journal reporter sentenced to 16-year prison term in Russia

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Evan Gershkovich, a US reporter for The Wall Street Journal, was sentenced in Moscow court on July 19 to 16 years in prison on espionage charges. The Wall Street Journal and the US government have called this a “sham trial” and vehemently deny the charges. The World’s Daniel Ofman reports on the plight of Gershkovich and other Americans detained in Russia on baseless charges.

‘Our community is terrified’: A faith leader talks about what it means to be a Palestinian Christian in the US

Israel-Hamas war

US authorities arrest a former Syrian official in Los Angeles

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shot of Masha Gessen at a book event in New York

‘I will probably never be able to go home again’: Russian American journalist Masha Gessen on their Moscow court conviction 

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‘Nowhere in Gaza is safe,’ aid worker says

Israel-Hamas war

Syrians in Cyprus live in limbo as government pauses asylum process

Israel-Hamas war

The government of Cyprus declared a “migrant emergency” in April after more than 2,000 people arrived there by sea in the first three months of 2024. That’s compared to just 78 in the same period of 2023. Many are Syrians fleeing war and economic crises in Lebanon, which has been home to more than a million refugees since the Syrian civil war started. In Nicosia, Cyprus, the government has stopped processing asylum requests from Syrians, which has left a whole community in limbo. 

The struggle to get aid into Gaza

Israel-Hamas war

Whether it’s by land, sea or air, getting essential food and supplies into Gaza since the start of the Israel-Hamas war has been a logistical nightmare. To make up for the backlog in aid, the Israeli government has been allowing more goods from the private sector, but that method, too, has been facing issues.

NATO’s complex history of eastward expansion

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The World’s host Carolyn Beeler speaks with NATO historian Mary Sarotte about the timing of the Putin-Modi meeting and other key details surrounding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon face growing restrictions and deportation

Israel-Hamas war

Thirteen years since Syria’s civil war broke out, Lebanon remains home to the largest Syrian refugee population per capita in the world: roughly 1.5 million people. Now, Lebanese politicians say they must be sent home. Many employers have stopped hiring Syrians for menial jobs. And municipalities have issued new restrictions, even evicting Syrian tenants, according to recent news reports.

‘It so clearly discriminates against Muslims’: India rolls out faith-based test for citizenship

Sacred Nation

A new law that provides refugees with a path to Indian citizenship went into effect in March. But it’s controversial because it excludes refugees who are Muslims. There were widespread protests in 2019 when it was first passed and now India’s supreme court is hearing a bunch of petitions against it.