Middle East

A man dressed in white stands by the closed door of an airplane.

Historic flight between Israel and the UAE lands in Abu Dhabi

Direct Israel-UAE flight makes historic first. Plus, the US and four English-speaking allies have shared intelligence for decades through an alliance called the "Five Eyes." Now Japan is lobbying to join in. And, a new report from international crime fighters Interpol has found that illegal plastic dumping has sharply increased in the last two years.
Historic flight between Israel and the UAE lands in Abu Dhabi
Al-Hurra

Combating Extremist Ideology Since 9/11

It's been 17 years since 9/11, and 14 years since the 9/11 Commission released its recommendations on how to prevent future attacks. While much of the focus has been on military solutions, the commission also made recommendations on how to use diplomacy and soft power to prevent the growth of extremist ideology abroad. In this episode, we take a look at those recommendations, and how each administration has worked to implement them.
Combating Extremist Ideology Since 9/11
shukor in space

Islam and the cosmos

While Europe was in the Dark Ages, scientific discovery was blooming in the Islamic world. Now, centuries later, some Muslim countries are making new investments in space exploration.
Islam and the cosmos
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir

Trump's approach to the Middle East

As the Trump administration begins ironing out its strategy in the Middle East, America Abroad examines what may lie ahead regarding Israel, Syria, Iran, and the fight against ISIS.
Trump's approach to the Middle East
Jordanian lawyer and human rights activist Asma Khader, left, with The World's Shirin Jaafari

Women's work

Women around the world face varying degrees of gender discrimination in the workplace — whether they're hired, how much they're paid, whether they advance as fast as men doing the same job. In Jordan, where girls and women generally do better than their male counterparts in school, and where more women than men attend college, startlingly few women participate in the workforce. Why? Asma Khader, a Jordanian lawyer, women's rights activist and former government official, weighs in, in conversation with The World's Shirin Jaafari.
Women's work