The World

A program that crosses borders and time zones to bring home the stories that matter.

Even in the ‘Oasis of Peace’ — where Arabs and Jews are neighbors — residents struggle to talk about the Israel-Hamas war 

Israel-Hamas war

“Oasis of Peace” (Wahat al-Salam in Arabic and Neve Shalom in Hebrew) is an intentional, cooperative community about halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. It sits on the Green Line, which delineates Israel and the occupied West Bank, where Arab and Jewish neighbors live next door to each other. But fostering a dialogue between everyone amid the Israel-Hamas war has been a struggle.

Lacquerware artisans are still displaced by earthquake in Japan

As flood waters drop, Brazil faces a waterborne disease outbreak

Natural disasters

Colombia joins efforts to boycott Israel — but other countries in the region take a more cautious approach 

Israel-Hamas war

Latvian basketball fans are rooting for ‘unicorn’ Porziņģis in the NBA finals

Sports

Haiti’s new leaders vow to take on gangs

Conflict & Justice

Haiti’s new leadership has vowed to take on criminal gangs as the arrival of a thousand Kenyan security forces hopes to bolster the country’s police force. The World’s host, Marco Werman, speaks with AyiboPost editor-in-chief, Widlore Mérancourt.

Out of Eden Walk: Walking Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor 

Out of Eden Walk

Afghanistan’s wild and mountainous Wakhan Corridor is an isolated region, home to the rare snow leopard and to a human culture that has gone unchanged for centuries. People still get their flour for baking from water-powered grist mills. Host Marco Werman speaks with National Geographic Explorer Paul Salopek about his trek through this rugged alpine wilderness.

This club in the Netherlands offers a much-needed break from technology

Internet

Most people are at least a little addicted to their phones. In the Netherlands, three young Dutchmen came up with an idea to counteract that. It’s called the Offline Club, where attendees pay for the opportunity to spend an evening phone-free.

To prepare for college in the US, some South Korean students receive an international education close to home 

To many South Koreans, a degree from a prestigious American university is seen as a ticket to success. And for some students, there’s an alternate educational system and industry focused on getting  them into the school of their dreams.   

‘We are struggling’: Malawi’s farmers hit hard by fertilizer prices

Malawi is ranked one of the poorest globally, and now, soaring fertilizer costs are crippling farmers and traders, pushing residents into economic hardship.