Global Security

‘He was killed with no justification’: In the West Bank, a Palestinian family grieves the death of their oldest son

Israel-Hamas war

As war continues in Gaza, Israelis and Palestinians are also fighting. A recent Israeli military raid on a Palestinian refugee camp killed at least 10 people. Israel said it was a counterterrorism operation against Hamas. The raid led to a general strike staged by Palestinians across the West Bank where, since Oct. 7, 2023, tensions and violence have increased. 

US National Security Council spokesman on heightened tensions between Iran and Israel: ‘We don’t want to see this conflict widen and deepen’

Israel-Hamas war

‘Sacred refuge:’ This cultural center provides a safe space for Jews and Arabs in Jerusalem

Israel-Hamas war
Rows of people kneeling in prayer

Tens of thousands attend Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Israel-Hamas war
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Sharing the national burden in Israel

Israel-Hamas war
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Oil refineries in northeastern Syria are sickening people and polluting the environment

Shadow of ISIS

Across northeastern Syria, makeshift refineries pump out fuel for cars, heating and electricity. They are also a major source of income for local residents who have endured more than a decade of conflict. But this critical resource is also harmful.

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‘Frank, difficult conversations’: State Department Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel speaks on Haiti, Gaza

Foreign policy

As conflict continues to unfold in Haiti and Gaza, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel joins The World’s Carolyn Beeler to talk about US policy options in both places.

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Residents in northeastern Syria react to recent attacks on US bases

Shadow of ISIS

About 900 American forces stationed in Northeast Syria have been attacked by militia forces in neighboring Iraq. The Americans act as a deterrence against ISIS and Turkey, both of which consider the Kurds in northeast Syria as their enemy. The residents in this area are on edge about the recent militia attacks and the possibility of a US withdrawal.

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The backstory of The World’s Uganda orphanage investigation

The World’s host Carolyn Beeler talks to reporter Halima Gikandi about how she undertook this reporting, and how donors can better vet the international children’s organizations they financially support.


A tale of two children’s homes in Uganda

This week, The World’s Africa correspondent Halima Gikandi has been bringing us stories about the dark side of orphanages, or children’s homes, in Uganda. But things aren’t all bad. As Gikandi reports, some organizations, like Ekisa Ministries, are doing things the right way.