Aaron was The World's Middle East correspondent for eight years. He now assigns and edits reporters around the world.
Aaron Schachter works with reporters to craft their stories for radio. Schachter’s own experience as a field correspondent included Middle East reporting for The World for eight years. He covered the second Palestinian Intifada, reporting extensively from Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Schachter had the good timing to be in Iraq when the Hussein family was caught – Uday and Qusay during summer 2003, and father Saddam that December. He’s also reported stories from throughout Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan.
Roy Moussalli works in one of the most dangerous places in Syria, but still finds reason to be optimistic about his country's future.
Japanese companies went from innovative business leaders — think Walkman and the compact disc — to has-been. But there is reason to believe the country's businesses are clawing their way back.
The Boston's Gay Men’s Chorus returns to the US inspired by its performance for the gay community in Istanbul. But their trip was not without conflict.
In Qatar and Azerbaijan, authoritarian governments use sports showcases to advance personal goals.
Five senior Taliban leaders were released last year from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The five were sent to Qatar to be monitored. But now they may be released.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a major free trade deal, has turned into a hot and divisive political battle. But no matter what the critics say, most economics believe the treaty will be good for most Americans, even poor ones.
FAO Schwarz is closing its flagship store on Fifth Avenue in July. Toys R Us, which owns the iconic brand, cites the cost of retail space on New York City's pricey Fifth Avenue. The iconic business was initially just a twinkle in a German immigrant's eye.
The nuclear deal with Iran was in peril, until two guys who attended MIT in the 1970s flew in to talk. They didn't know each other then, but they were the key to getting a nuclear deal done. They focused on problem solving instead of political posturing.
He confounded American commanders in Iraq and all but saved the regime of Bashar al-Assad. But until recently, few people outside of military circles knew the name of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. He's a public and popular figure in his home country now — and just as powerful as ever.
Former Defense Department official Michèle Flournoy says a new government should give Afghans reasons to be hopeful about their country's future. And Omar Sharifi, an Afghan graduate student in the US, is on board.