Washington, DC

Many parts of the United States are desperately in need of doctors, especially in rural and medically underserved areas.

Virginia bill would give alternate licensing path to foreign doctors

Many highly skilled doctors who have the necessary qualifications are struggling to find work in the United States, even though there is a real need for them in some places.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, center left, meet with Angolan President Joao Lourenco during the US Africa Leaders Summit 2022

US aims to ‘amplify Africa’s voice’ as leaders gather for summit in DC, Amb. Thomas-Greenfield says

Global Politics
Paul Hudson of Sarasota, Fla., holds up a photo of his daughter Melina who was killed at 16 years old, along with the photos of almost a hundred other victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103

‘Libya’s institutions are becoming weaker,’ analyst says after suspected Lockerbie bomber arrest

Conflict & Justice
Pakistanis shops in a weekly pet market in Lahore, Pakistan, Nov. 13, 2022.

As Earth surpasses 8 billion people, ‘the planet can feed and sustain billions more,’ demographer says

President Joe Biden participates in the US-ASEAN Special Summit to commemorate 45 years of US-ASEAN relations at the State Department in Washington, Friday, May 13, 2022.

US ‘walks fine line’ at Southeast Asia summit to strengthen ties

Foreign policy
Jacqueline Flores, left, holds hands with her daughter Nicky at their home in Virginia, July 14, 2021.

Pressure mounts for Biden to end Trump-era Title 42 that shuts out migrants seeking asylum 


Two years later, that policy is still in effect and thousands of people are stuck on the Mexico side of the US-Mexico border, living in crowded shelters, on the street, or in otherwise precarious situations. 

Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami wearing a mask, attends a ceremony on the occasion of first anniversary of death of late Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) general and commander of the Quds Force Qasem Soleimani, in Tehran

US’ indefinite ban on Iranians drafted into Iran’s Revolutionary Guard continues to separate families


Former conscripts say the Guard’s listing as a foreign terrorist organization unfairly prevents them from being with their families in the US.

Climate change activists show hands in support of climate action during a climate strike rally, as part of a global youth-led day of global action.

Study finds widespread climate anxiety among youth

Climate Change

A recent global survey illustrates the depth of anxiety many young people are feeling about climate change. Lise Van Susteren, a forensic psychologist, encourages adults to speak with children and youth about their doom to educate and alleviate anxiety.

Rep. Michael Waltz speaks as Rep. Mike Johnson displays a map during the House Armed Services Committee on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan and plans for future counterterrorism operations on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021,

Former adviser Sarah Chayes: The US failed to understand how Afghans wage war


Sarah Chayes served as a special adviser to the US military in Afghanistan and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff after a decade on the ground in Kandahar. She joined The World’s host Marco Werman to discuss the military testimonies on the US’ chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting Ben Rhodes is accompanied by Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz at a press briefing at Martha's Vineyard

The post-9/11 generation ‘came to understand the limits of what America could accomplish,’ former Obama adviser says

Foreign policy

For former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes, 9/11 was a life-changing event. Rhodes joined The World’s host Marco Werman to talk about the last 20 years since 9/11, and about his perspective on the end of the US mission in Afghanistan.