‘We have to cut back on everything’: Palestinian farmers in West Bank say water is in short supply

Israel-Hamas war

As Israel’s war in Gaza continues, its impact on the lives of Palestinians in the occupied territories of the West Bank can be felt acutely in terms of water access. The World’s host Marco Werman visited one Palestinian farming area just outside the city of Ramallah to learn more. 

‘There’s always a day after’: Former chief of staff in Israeli air force talks about an endgame in Gaza

Israel-Hamas war
A parishioner enters into the Catholic church of Cazurra, a village of around 75 inhabitants, in the Zamora province of Spain, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021.

‘People want to shed light’: Spain finally investigates sexual abuse within Catholic institutions

Flowers lay on a symbolic casket that represents a victims of Colombia's civil conflict, and carries the Spanish words: "Saul. I don't forget. We miss you," at Bolivar square in Bogotá, Colombia, Monday, April 9, 2018. 

Discourse of justice: Part II

Critical State
A man carries an elderly woman as people continue to leave Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. 

Managing the aftermath: Part I

Critical State
Cristina Licup receives her COVID-19 booster shot where she works at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York

Getting a COVID booster shot is a ‘difficult choice’ for many people, health tech advocate says


As Americans make plans for upcoming holiday gatherings, many are conflicted about getting a booster shot while others around the world haven’t had a chance to get their first jab. Professor and health technologies advocate Nicole Hassoun discusses the dilemma with The World’s host Marco Werman.

Embryos in a dish

Walter Isaacson on how gene editing will change lives


CRISPR has enabled us to manipulate the code of life. Where might it take us next?

People stand in front of a church door with protest signs on it.

‘We cannot continue to live like this’: Migrants desperate to work occupy Brussels church


Up to 200 undocumented migrants, including teenagers, have occupied St. John the Baptist in Brussels since the end of January. They’re calling on the government to grant them legal status.

In this Aug. 28, 2020, file photo, a no-trespassing sign is displayed outside the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind. As Donald Trump’s presidency winds down, his administration is throttling up the pace of federal executions despite a surge of CO

Executions under Trump administration buck global trend away from death penalty

Human rights

“There is no doubt that the US is an outlier when it comes to its use of capital punishment,” says Delphine Lourtau, executive director of the Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide.

A white woman holds up a drawing of a plant next to a Chinese woman sitting at a table together

Confucius Institutes push back against Pompeo’s assertion they should close

US-China relations

The Trump administration has taken aim at Chinese cultural programs called Confucius Institutes housed within US universities. Administrators are caught in the middle, and some say academic freedom is at risk.