Omar Duwaji


The World

Omar Duwaji is a producer at The World.

Omar Duwaji is a producer at The World.Duwaji has reported on the 2016 US election cycle, the ongoing refugee crisis, race and segregation in Chicago, decline of coal mining in Appalachia, gentrification in San Francisco and assimilation of Syrian refugees in the US.Duwaji has worked in the field and in the studio for AJ+, AlJazeera English and BuzzFeed News.

Out of Eden Walk: The ethos of Kazakhstan

Out of Eden Walk

Not too long after leaving Tbilisi, Georgia, National Geographic Explorer Paul Salopek wound up the next leg of his journey: across western Kazakhstan. Salopek met horse wranglers, archeologists working with flint metal, Sufi mystics and musicians all along the ancient Silk Road, crossing into Central Asia. Host Marco Werman talks with Salopek about his experiences.

US urges restraint and deescalation as Israel and Iran trade attacks

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The sun rises over a Mosque on the Persian Gulf in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 9, 1990.

Saudi Arabia’s conservative clerics have a new relationship with the government under Mohammed bin Salman

Lifestyle & Belief
Students in black caps and gowns holding inflatable globes in the air

High fees paid by international students help US universities balance their books

Palestinians wait for humanitarian aid on a beachfront in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Feb. 25, 2024.

‘Everyone is worried about starvation’: Aid worker discusses dire situation in Gaza

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The 2015 Kennedy Center Honors Honorees, including conductor Seiji Ozawa, stand on stage during a reception for them in the East Room of the White House, Dec. 6, 2015.

Renowned conductor Seiji Ozawa is remembered as ‘graceful,’ ‘supernaturally’ gifted


Seiji Ozawa, who led the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) for nearly three decades, died this week in his home country of Japan. The World speaks to Brian McCreath, who broadcasts the Boston Symphony Orchestra on WCRB in Boston, about Ozawa’s life and legacy.

A Palestinian walks through the destruction by the Israeli bombardment in the Nusseirat refugee camp in Gaza Strip, Jan. 16, 2024.

100 days of fighting in Gaza with no end in sight

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It’s been 100 days since renewed fighting in Gaza between Israel and Hamas began on Oct. 7. The World’s host Marco Werman discusses the latest with professor Nathan Brown.

An Israeli flag on the surrounding wall of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Migdalim near the Palestinian town of Nablus, Oct. 25, 2021.

US places rare visa travel restrictions on Israeli settlers implicated in West Bank violence

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It’s considered a rare punishment of Israelis by the US and comes as settler violence is on the rise. The World’s Marco Werman spoke with Hadar Susskind, president and CEO of Americans for Peace Now, about the history of the settlers and their political influence with current government.

Guatemala's president-elect, Bernardo Arévalo leaves at the end of a press conference in the Plaza of Human Rights in Guatemala City, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023.

Guatemala’s newly elected president faces legal challenges


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.

Denmark's military officers stand next to a Leopard 2A7 tank at the Tapa Military Camp, in Estonia, Jan. 19, 2023.

Tanks for Ukraine are ‘ready to go’ when Germany and US strike a deal, retired Navy Adm. says


As Germany faces mounting pressure to supply tanks to Kyiv for the ongoing war in Ukraine, retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis talks with The World’s host Marco Werman about what the delivery of heavy weapons could mean for the war.