Smoke rises from the Trade Ministry in Baghdad after it was hit by a missile during US-led attacks, March 20, 2003.

An Iraq vet grapples with lingering toll of war


Former US Army Sgt. Kayla Williams, who is currently a senior policy researcher at RAND Corporation, was among the 160,000 coalition troops who were deployed for the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. Now, 20 years later, she reflects on her experiences with The World’s host Marco Werman.

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Prominent Afghan news organization reports on life under Taliban rule from Maryland 

US State Department Counselor Derek Chollet smiles ahead of a meeting in Serbia, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. 

America’s top priority is to help Ukraine ‘defend itself’ as a sovereign nation, Blinken adviser says

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Ebrahim Raisi speaks during his press conference in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022.

No contradiction in supporting protesters while pursuing nuclear deal with Iran, US special envoy says

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Ukrainian servicemen prepare their weapon to fire Russian positions in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, early Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022.

US will support Ukraine against Russian aggression ‘as long as it takes,’ US State Dept. spokesperson says

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Abortion ruling exposes deep chasm over the issue in the US


The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, which will end constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place for nearly 50 years in the country. The move will now leave the question of abortion legality to individual states and is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half of US states.

Pro-democracy activists, Joshua Wong, left, Sunny Cheung, center, and Nathan Law holding a placard, speak to media to urge the European leaders against national security law for Hong Kong outside the Legislative Council.

American lawmakers accuse China of spying on dissidents in the US

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When activist and politician Sunny Cheung fled from Hong Kong to the US two years ago, he thought he would be free. But his troubles followed him there, where he says he’s received threats on social media through what appear to be “fake accounts.”

Protesters yell from behind the roadblock they erected as they face off with security forces near the University Politecnica de Nicaragua, UPOLI, in Managua, Nicaragua

‘I have to speak out’: Nicaraguan ambassador resigns, denounces govt as dictatorship


The ambassador of Nicaragua to the OAS, Arturo McFields, said that he’s afraid for his family’s safety, but that he had to stand up to corruption and the inhumane treatment of dissidents. McFields spoke with The World’s host Marco Werman from Washington.

In this image provided by the US Air Force, pallets of ammunition, weapons and other equipment bound for Ukraine are loaded on a plane by members from the 436th Aerial Port Squadron during a foreign military sales mission at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware

Harsh sanctions, military support are key to Ukraine’s defense, former amb to Ukraine says


Former US Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor joined The World’s host Marco Werman to discuss Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s emotional speech to US Congress and the American response so far to Russia’s invasion into Ukraine. 

Smoke rise from an air defense base in the aftermath of an apparent Russian strike in Mariupol, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022.

Russia attacks Ukraine; peace in Europe ‘shattered’


Russia has launched an invasion into eastern Ukraine, prompting condemnation from the US and Western nations. Meanwhile, Ukrainian civilians flee to safety amid the ongoing assaults.