Carol Hills

A general view of Mes Aynak valley is seen some 25 miles southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2, 2022. Buildings on top are offices of Chinese mining company MCC that won the contract to exploit the world's second-largest copper mine.

A Chinese company strikes a deal with the Taliban to extract oil from Afghanistan

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.

A Chinese company strikes a deal with the Taliban to extract oil from Afghanistan
Nancy Rose, who contracted COVID-19 in 2021 and continues to exhibit long-haul symptoms including brain fog and memory difficulties, pauses while organizing her desk space, on Jan. 25, 2022, in Port Jefferson, New York.

Discussion: Long COVID, the search for answers

Discussion: Long COVID, the search for answers
building with barbed wire

Disappeared Uyghur author's novel translated into English for the first time

Disappeared Uyghur author's novel translated into English for the first time
A three-image combo of stills taken from CCTV footage shows Kadiza Sultana, left, Shamima Begum, centre and and Amira Abase going through security at Gatwick airport

Reports show British teenager was allegedly trafficked to ISIS by Canadian agent

Reports show British teenager was allegedly trafficked to ISIS by Canadian agent
A worker walks alongside the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant's array of digester eggs in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York

Why has polio emerged in the US, UK and Israel? A polio eradication expert weighs in.

Why has polio emerged in the US, UK and Israel? A polio eradication expert weighs in.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman review a military honor guard during a welcome ceremony, in Ankara, Turkey

MBS visits Ankara as Turkey attempts to repair relations with its regional rivals

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.

MBS visits Ankara as Turkey attempts to repair relations with its regional rivals
Juliana Lumumba, the daughter of Patrice Lumumba, speaks during a ceremony to return the remains of her father to the family at the Egmont Palace in Brussels

Return of Patrice Lumumba's remains to DR Congo gives 'peace of mind,' UN envoy says

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.

Return of Patrice Lumumba's remains to DR Congo gives 'peace of mind,' UN envoy says
This image made from a video released by Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant shows bright flaring object landing in grounds of the nuclear plant in Enerhodar, Ukraine

A Ukrainian nuclear plant survived Russian attack. But it raises security concerns over reactors in war zones, analyst says.

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.

A Ukrainian nuclear plant survived Russian attack. But it raises security concerns over reactors in war zones, analyst says.
Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija is seen in an undated photo posted to his Twitter Dec. 25, 2021.

'The torture of political prisoners is real' in Uganda, says poet and free speech activist

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.

'The torture of political prisoners is real' in Uganda, says poet and free speech activist
Residents stand amid their homes damaged by a gasoline truck that overturned and exploded in Cap-Haitien, Haiti

'Haitians deserve a chance to determine their own future,' former US envoy says

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.

'Haitians deserve a chance to determine their own future,' former US envoy says
People wearing face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 walk in downtown Lisbon

A COVID variant of concern or just another 'scare-iant?'

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.

A COVID variant of concern or just another 'scare-iant?'
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei walks by his work "Life Cycle", a migrants' boat made of bamboo, during a press preview of his new exhibition "Rapture" in Lisbon, Portugal

A new memoir by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei honors his father's poetry and politics

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.

A new memoir by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei honors his father's poetry and politics
A pro-democracy protester wearing a turquoise blue scarf flashes the victory sign as thousands take to the streets to condemn a takeover by military officials, in Khartoum, Sudan, Oct. 25, 2021.

Sudanese protester to military: ‘Our numbers are too big to be ignored’

"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.

Sudanese protester to military: ‘Our numbers are too big to be ignored’
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad heads a cabinet meeting, in Damascus, Syria

Report: Syrian government manipulates exchange rates to pocket aid money

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.

Report: Syrian government manipulates exchange rates to pocket aid money
Shawan Jabarin, director of the al-Haq human rights group, at the organization's offices in the West Bank city of Ramallah

Israeli designation of 6 NGOs as terrorist organizations 'criminalizes' civil society work, media consultant says

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.

Israeli designation of 6 NGOs as terrorist organizations 'criminalizes' civil society work, media consultant says