Beijing signs onto a deal with the Taliban to extract oil from the north of Afghanistan. Graeme Smith, a senior consultant for the International Crisis Group, discusses the implications of the agreement with The World's host Carol Hills.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for talks in Ankara. The visit comes as Turkey seeks to repair ties with its regional rivals. Steven A. Cook at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington spoke with The World's host Carol Hills about the significance of the visit.
Belgium has returned the mortal remains of Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba to Democratic Republic of Congo and his family. Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja, DR Congo's representative to the United Nations, discussed the move and its significance with The World's host Carol Hills.
Atomic safety experts say that a war fought amid nuclear reactors represents an unprecedented and highly dangerous situation. Henry Sokolski, the executive director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, talked with The World's Carol Hills about the risks.
Ugandan poet Stella Nyanzi talks about her friend, the satirist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, and his torture while recently under military detention. His crime? Calling Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's son "obese" in a series of tweets last December.
Ambassador Daniel Foote — former US special envoy for Haiti — told The World's host Carol Hills that the US, though moving in the right direction now, hasn't been doing right by Haiti.
There have been hundreds and thousands variants of COVID-19. Emma Hodcroft, an epidemiologist at the University of Bern in Switzerland, explained to The World's host Carol Hills when a variant actually becomes a variant of concern.
Chinese political dissident and artist Ai Weiwei has published a new book called "1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows." He took the time to discuss with The World's Carol Hills what it was like growing up as the son of a dissident poet.
"They can’t kill us all," says Dalia Abdel-Moneim, a Khartoum resident who took to the streets among thousands of other Sudanese protesters in defiance of the military coup.
The Syrian government has found ways to use currency manipulation to circumvent Western sanctions and siphon off millions of dollars from international aid to the country. Karam Shaar, co-author of a new report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, spoke with The World's host Carol Hills about the situation.
Nour Odeh, a media consultant based in Ramallah and former spokesperson for the Palestinian Prime Minister's Office, discussed the move with The World's host Carol Hills.